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    Our friends the Rhinos have various and sundry new releases in the development process, but they're always interested in hearing what you'd like to see hit the virtual shelves of the Store. No promises, but you never know...

    This topic is for requesting new box sets. There are also topics for individual shows and DVDs.

    If you've already requested something in the previous Requests topic, you don't really need to request it again, but hey, if you just can't help yourself...

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  • January 4, 2019 - 8:33am
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    Madison Square Garden September 1979 3 Night-Run in N.Y.C.!

    This would be a great release which could even be joined with other Fall 79 shows. It was a 3 night run at M.S.G.. Brent was still relatively new and these would be his N.Y.C. debut shows. Brent hits the Big Time!! . . . and almost on Broadway!!! While they are not 1980s shows, they are close enough. Brent & The 80s are a period and keyboardist the fans are clamouring for -- this N.Y.C. MSG run fits the bill. They are historic shows. The energy was high on both sides of the stage. The crowd supplied loud over the top New York City energy which the band fed on and returned tenfold. There was that motorcycle belonging to Steve Parish parked on stage one night and you can hear some merry pranksters revving the engine during drums>space. This one would sell out quickly. Think about it . . ..

    Likewise Alaska 1980 would be great too. Perhaps the Go to Nassau shows as a mini box? Or alternatively, a Spring 1980? Melk Weg? Europe 1990?

  • January 2, 2019 - 11:55am
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    ARK or Avalon Ballroom 1969

    I've seen several comments with regard to releasing the April 21,22,23 dates from the ARK as a box set. But I'd be equally happy if the Avalon Ballroom dates were released as a box. It looks like the tapes of some of the Avalon dates are incomplete but the Dead were there for 3 days each in January & April and the quality of those shows was such that The Eleven & Lovelight were part of the Live/Dead release, so combining the January/April dates would be an idea.

    It's think it's time (especially 50 years later) to put out another primal Dead box set as a companion piece to the Fillmore West shows. And since I think it'd sell out quickly it would also be a candidate for an AllMusic issue in addition to the limited versions.

  • December 31, 2018 - 10:59am
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    Guest Box Sets

    Grateful Dead and (guest’s name) Box.

    Bundle together all the shows where a particular person/band joined in.

    This is mainly an attempt to get the GD/ABB stuff released, which would probably need to span a couple of Box Sets.

    But, a GD/Dylan Box would be cool too, as well as all the Santana appearances together.

  • December 31, 2018 - 5:41am
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    How about a mini box set of…

    How about a mini box set of the 3 shows in Ventura, California in 1987. People are always complaining that you don't do enough of the 80's shows. It would make them happy. They were 3 great shows! Jerry was recovering from almost dying, and he was hot! The 3 Ventura shows from 1987 would make a great mini box set!

  • December 14, 2018 - 7:45pm
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    1985 Summer tour

    This may be the dumbest request for a box set since so many SB's are out there. How about the 1985 Summer tour? My tapes are dying and this stuff turned me on to the modern Dead!

  • October 27, 2018 - 5:57pm
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    Boxed Sets

    Radio City Music Hall run in 1980 - acoustic & electric sets.

  • October 24, 2018 - 6:21am
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    Northwest 68 box set

    How about everything that can be put together from the Jan/Feb northwest tour. Ya I know, more NW shows right. But these shows smoke! Throw in Betty Nelson's organic raspberry farm show (9-2-68) as well. If possible - add the old bootleg LP "Mountains Of The Moon", a trippy LP of mostly Aoxomoxoa outtakes.

    Thank You B.

  • October 23, 2018 - 4:54pm
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    Comment #28 asked about Alaska 1980. I second that One. Also How about a set from other shows around the release of Althea 1979, 1980 and 1981. Also the Dead covers from Beatles , Dylan , The Who and everyone else in between.

  • October 23, 2018 - 3:38pm
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    Capital Theatre, Passaic, NJ., Video & Audio

    The Capital Theatre in Passaic NJ was home to some truly incredible shows over the years, from '76-1980. Almost all of these shows were filmed with three camera set ups in their entirety. This Complete Box set would not only represent the stages the Dead went through musically and otherwise over those years, but it would allow millions to SEE and hear the band perform from an era many Dead Heads were simply not around to see themselves; an era many consider the Dead's peak. It's an amazing thing to hear the music, it's another thing to see Jerry break into a large grin and slam on his guitar with a passion that is felt not just in the music, but in the movement and expressions of the performers.

    While some of these videos are available online, most are in need of restoration and suffer greatly in the audio department. To finally salvage these videos and add a Norman sound mix to these images would bring the Dead - and this era - alive in a way that we have never seen before.

  • October 23, 2018 - 3:34pm
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    Greek Theater Berkeley

    Not sure if anybody else has suggested it yet, but I'd love to see a box set (or 2, or 3, or . . .) from a run of shows at the Greek Theater. There are so many great runs to choose from! '83, '84, '85 and '89, just off the top of my head, all featured some seriously great shows. It's kind of bizarre that *none* of these have ever been released.

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Our friends the Rhinos have various and sundry new releases in the development process, but they're always interested in hearing what you'd like to see hit the virtual shelves of the Store. No promises, but you never know...

This topic is for requesting new box sets. There are also topics for individual shows and DVDs.

If you've already requested something in the previous Requests topic, you don't really need to request it again, but hey, if you just can't help yourself...

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I would love to see a box set of gospel songs performed by Jerry Garcia and his band, David Grissman,and others, if there is not enough for a box set I know there is more than enough for an awesome CD.
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that's a really good idea.
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I too would love to see that .. Jerry did a lot of gospel music .. that is a great idea !!
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That link has been pulled also I read it yesterday and David was commenting on the fact that the announcement was meant to be made on Monday. It is a 9 disc set and david commented on the high quality of the sound So perhaps he has withdrawn it so they can announce it together tomorrow Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://spanishsunshinedaydream.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=633338979 Spanish Jam
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I would like to reiterate what nuovodervo suggested--they should clean up and release the Alaska '80 run. I haven't found a really good sounding copy out there yet.
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I've said it before, but, ANCHORAGE! Six months after these shows I first got on the bus, and they're on the short list of shows I most regret missing.
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I'd also go for an Alaska 80 set even though I have some of the 6/20 show [ good soundboard btw]already.
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I would love to see a vinyl box set on 180 gram or 200 gram pure vinyl. drooool
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I would love to see a 1982 run. April 82 would be sweet!!!
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How about a down-through-the years collection of songs that were only played once oronly a very few times? I think that would sound very fresh and new. May I suggest for inclusion the "Louie Louie" from Irvine Meadows on Friday, 4/22/88- I burst out laughing when I recognized the riff, and since I was working at an R & B Oldies radio station at the time which played the original Richard Berry version instead of the more famous Kingsmen version, I was one of the few people there who could actually sing along using the real words ! I have very fond memories of all those Irvine shows... -Tommo
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I would love to see a "From Egypt With Love" Winterland 78 box....and of course a Europe 72 box.
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But how about a release assembling all the best versions of songs that were added to the repertoire after the release of "Built To Last"? A collection of the last batch of Grateful Dead songs, including "Lazy River Road", "So Many Roads", "Liberty", "Days Between", "Way To Go Home", "Gentlemen Start Your Engines", "Eternity", "Believe It Or Not", and I think there were a couple of Phil songs added in 1994 whose names I don't recall. Almost all of these songs were included in the "So Many Roads" box set, but it would be great to have them released as a sort of final Grateful Dead album, the one that never happened...-Tommo
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I would love to see some of the 80's Greek shows released.They were always great in that theatre.
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I 100% agree with Tom Thumb's post from May 12, 2008. The 80's Greek shows would make a lovely box set! Loveya, Jolie Cloud hands reaching from a rainbow Tapping at your window Touch your hair -- Robert Hunter, "Crazy Fingers"
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Cal Expo, these were great shows. Include the "rain" set. Would love to see the later years in a large box set. pk
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How about rereleasing the Fillmore box? It's a shame that one of the most important runs ever was put out in a limited run. What were they thinking?
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A compilation (maybe not a box set) of live music that guest artists appeared on would be cool.
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The Nassau 1990 run, full shows box set would be excellent. Brent was peakin, and you can feel the band rising up with him, full on to the moment,and just listen to boys on The Weight and try not cry, tears of complete joy and profound sadness. the more you listen the more you hear, and the less you fear. They will always be right there entangled in our hearts and minds. How wonderful. peace,pk
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I'd really love to hear a Rhino release (a la "Legion of Mary") of Jerry & Merl's Reconstruction band. I only have one concert (6.17.79, Palo Alto) of theirs on tape, and the levels are a little off (real heavy on horns, low on Jerry except his solos) but man it is SMOKIN'. So, given the high quality and care that Rhino put into the Legion of Mary (HDCD, no less) I'd be floored to see the Reconstruction band given a little love. What do you fellas think?
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1. Winterland, October 1978.2 Alaska, June 1980!
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I'd like to see a box set of the 7 night MSG run in Sept of 90 ...those were some great shows
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I would love to see a box set of complete shows from 71, & 74. Just have the dead family vote on there favorite shows from those years, then release a box set of HDCD's of the shows that had the highest votes (assuming those reels are in the vault of course) Basically MORE "71" & "74" releases, please!!!
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If we're talkin' BOX sets, I'd sure spring for SPRING 1990 - THE TOUR. The highest point of musicality during my short run of touring from 87-95.....THIS was it for me. Brent & Jerry riffing back & forth with amazing grace...Bobby cutting through with incredible licks...Phil SUPER tight and the drummers were en fuego. To me, it didn't get any better. ~ Pappy www.theCAUSEjams.com "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
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I second that emotion. The Weight....each one taking a turn on a verse, singing with the heavens at their back....just beautiful. peace,pk
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Let's see, 18 shows on the Spring 90 tour, not including the Feb shows, at $100 for every 3 shows (the price of the Winterland '73 box), makes $600 for the tour. Are you freaking nuts?!?!?!? You would pay that for THIS tour? 1990 is a good year, considering the years around it, but c'mon. If Rhino/the Dead release anything from the "later years," I sure hope it is an individual show or a Road Trips (with a bunch of Brent and newer Jerry songs and NOT an attempt to recreate a real show). The number of requests for "later years" shows always surprises me. Jerry's creativity, sense of adventure and skill began a steady decline after 1977. Although they don't announce sales figures, I would be surprised (yet again) if the best selling releases were not those from 1969, 1972, 1973 and 1977 (not coincidentally, the best 4 yrs IMO). I vote for more from those years, and especially 5/12/77 (Lemieux has posted excerpts in the Taper's Section so it is in the vault and a SBD does NOT circulate) and 6/4/77. No offense to anyone.
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Take a deep breath, big guy... First off, the Winterland Box Set is $100 because of its packaging, as well. That's one package for 3 shows. If you have one package and one insert for all 21 shows (GOTTA have February), I bet they could package it, going minimalistic on the design/labels and sell it for $450. Yup. The whole dang 1990 tour for under a nickel. I WOULD pay that, assuming it sounded like everything else that has been released from that year (WOANet & Dozin). SICK STUFF, BRO.... Breakouts of Loose Lucy, Easy To Love You, Revolution (and the final version), BT Wind, Hey Jude, The Weight, the last Believe It Or Not.... Not only selectionwise, but these guys were simply tighter than they'd ever been (with this lineup) and there's SO many skull-crushing jams. Inasmuchas I love the 72-73 era, the sound quality on any of the recordings are simply not on the same level as what we get from the late 80s-90 - if not just for the sake of technology. Spring 1990, to me, was the height of the band....this is where the whole "taste is subjective" stuff comes in, of course.... I liked Brent 100-fold over Keith. I love Keith - don't get me wrong, but he didn't have the talent or power of Brent (or the B3!!!). The kid took this band to a whole new level and they peaked in Spring 90 - Summer 90 was good, but not AS good as the Spring. Fall 89 is the only other tour that came close, IMO. If I were allowed in the design lab, I bet I could get this bad boy to the people for under $400 if they let me at it!!! ;) ~ Pappy www.theCAUSEjams.com "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
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especially since I didn't come along till '81. To this day I miss Brent as much as Jerry, and the Brent era is woefully underrepresented. And I can think of quite a few shows or runs (Greek box set! Anchorage!) that would warrant the full show/box set treatment.
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One of my personal all-time favorite shows! My fave live terrapin (besides the first terrapin in san berdoo..) and the NFA was insane! :D Larree.ws
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I knew I shouldn't of posted that, as I was writing it I knew it, but ... haha Some points: (1) When I say "later years" I am using the breakdown of the Taping Compendiums and am referring to 86-95, so I am not referring to the 2 Anchorage '80 shows. In fact, I agree that they would make a fine release. (2) Mary, you've seen me often enough on the vineyard to know (my pic) that I didn't get on the bus until much later. I only saw shows from 93 onward and, as can be inferred from my previous post, I would probably not purchase anything from those years. (3) I agree that Brent was great. He's the main reason I sign up for vines for later era shows (the other reason would be the newer Jerry songs, the one thing he could still do was write and play a good slow song (see Liberty, Black Muddy, So Many Roads, Days Btwn, etc)). I love all of his songs except "We Can Run." I love his playing. I love his backup singing. (4) I have no problems with releases of later era shows. I would just like to see them release single shows here and there or a compilation Road Trips and not a huge box set, especially when they release such a limited number of box sets. (5) It just seems to me that in requesting a box set of the 21 show Spring '90 run, you are implying that you would rather have all the shows from that tour rather than all the shows from early '69, spring '72, fall '72, fall '73, spring '77 or fall '77. Notwithstanding Brent's contributions and the newer Jerry songs, I just think that is crazy. This reminds me of a remark in the Taping Compendium about how if one could have all the SBDs from one particular month, April of 78 would be way down the list. Spring '90 would be behind all the tours mentioned above on my list. (6) The packaging for the '73 Winterland box does not explain the $35 price difference btwn it and the '69 Fillmore West box. While I like it, the box is basically a crayon box, like you'd store your Crayolas in as a kid. The packaging probably cost about $2 more to manufacture AT MOST. Both were 10 disc sets, the Winterland box was released about a year or two later. The price increase was inexplicable. So, I don't think a '90 Spring box would be offered at a "discounted" price. I use quotes there because $450 for music is WAY more than I would be willing to spend. Heck, I complained they were gauging us for Winterland '73. (7) Finally, these are just my opinions. If you want a later era box set you are free to request it. But at the same time, I am free to request that shows from what I consider better years be released instead. Good vibes to all
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For me a helpful distinction between the 'earlier' and 'later' dead periods is that the earlier work is timeless and universal..you can listen to it purely as music even if you were not around then and only be amazed. But for much of the later stuff, and especially as Garcia's inventiveness, consistency and voice began to wane, it increasingly becomes a case of 'you had to be there'. People develop very strong attachments to years and runs which they attended, not just because of the music, but also because of the whole experience they had at shows. We had no shows in Europe from 81 to 90 and a lot of what i hear from that period I find pretty painful..for me Brent's talents cannot in the tiniest way compensate for Jerry's slow decline. But then I also know that if I had been at some of those shows I would probably feel totally different and I also know that Jerry could still touch the stars from time to time! Each to his or her own I suppose. As for a box set...how about a 'wall of sound' set from '74.
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inventiveness, power, and dynamics of the boys that night left me slackjawed. I could say more about that show and I wanted to speak to the box set and era topic, but CosmicBadger beat me to the points I was thinking about. I also often have thought that the period that people attended shows or when they really 'got it' was the era of the band that they subsequently enjoy the most. But after reading the genesis of Dstache's experience, that may not be the case. I instead own that my heaviest touring 'window' starting in '74 and through the early '80s is the strongest influence that steer my 'wishlists'. I still attended a show a year (or so) once marriage and children came along but I attended fewer shows and look back on days more fondly when I was actively roadtripping. And I do hear or feel that some of those shows from that era really speak to me. I still do enjoy shows from other eras, but the '69 Dead's breakneck speed & turn on a dime frenzy combined with their DEEP jamming. and the evolution into the roaring beast through the 1970's will always have a special lure for me. I will never forget those June Forum & Winterland shows in '77 or the '77 NYE Winterland run and then there was that '78 midwest (Madison - Red Rocks) tour that really hit me where I live. As with you all, I don't begrudge anyone for desiring those later shows, but for me, those '70's are 'so right'. You know some love the Jalapaneo, others must have that Habanero, yet others desire the Cayenne, and some yearn for the Serrano ('you know this space is getting hot'). It is the same with wide variety of aural delights provided by the Dead that are so often 'just exactly perfect' for that person at that space and time ;o} The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.
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And how incredibly wonderful that we can talk about the "eras" of this band. Hoping they round out each era with a complete run box set. Maybe every four years, we have 69,73, now for 77,then 81,85,89,93..... just a thought...
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I would absolutely LOVE to see a box set released from the Berkeley Greek Theater shows, especially 1981 (the first run there & fabulous!), 1985 (20th anniversary) & 1989 (the last run there). Loveya, Jolie Cloud hands reaching from a rainbow Tapping at your window Touch your hair -- Robert Hunter, "Crazy Fingers"
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this isnt really a box set but it didnt fit the other categories i heard that pigpen was working on an album before he died if any of those songs were completed they should release them or have someone record then release them just my opinion
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I'd love to see a box set comprised of the four shows that they played at the San Bernardino Swing Auditorium (1969, 1977, 1978, 1980). Call it "Swing Sets," or something like that--all good shows, including two shows that kicked off new tours (77 & 78), but the biggest thing is that, of the total 71 songs, there are 51 different tunes, with only one (Mama Tried) being in all four shows, and only three others (Promised Land, Playing In The Band, and, of course, Drums) with three performances each, and eleven songs played in two different shows. 78 includes the first performances of Terrapin Station and Estimated Prophet, 79 features an all-Bobby vocals 2nd set (with Jerry concentrating on his guitar), and the passion of He's Gone in the 80 show, just days after John Lennon was murdered, is quite possibly the best-ever rendition of that song. This box would also include Pigpen (69), Keith & Donna (77 & 78), and Brent (80), making it a nice "first half" retrospective collection, too. Size-wise, it would fit on 10 CDs (the 69 and 78 shows are both short enough for 2 discs, while the 77 & 80 shows would take 3 each).
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I mis-stated the names of the songs played on 3 of the 4 Swing Auditorium shows: the actual song names with 3 plays were: Promised Land, Tennessee Jed, and Drums. Playing in the Band is only in 2 shows.
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Anyone know what happened to the 03 and 04 the Dead recordings that were for sale at Munckmusic . Will they be back? Will the upcomming spring 09 tour be for sale?Any help appreciated
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Maybe something like postcards(dylan covers) have something with all the beatles covers done. Or rare covers. "peace is ONLY idealistic to those who believe it to be so" Peace, Love and Hugs,
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This isn't really a box set but the other thread was locked! How about a best of Brent?
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A one sentence request here: A re-mastered and complete, uncut box of the Europe 72 tour (no cuts, every show!) 'Nuff said.
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a little bird told me Winterland 1977 would be coming out soon....probably the June shows.....7th, 8th, and 9th....I believe :) "In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head. Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."
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When will we see some of the 80s killer shows.How about a saratoga box set 83 84 85 88.Sring tour 85 or 84 box set.Gainsville florida 80 pembroke pines 80.Merriweather post pavilion 85 best shakedown ever.That end of summer 83 tour at the hult in oregon and boise idaho park west utah red rocks some fine memories and killer jamin.St. petersburg florida 88.Madison square garden nyc 83 both shows.NYC 87 all five nights.New years 83 etta james and the tower of power all five nights.Greek theater in berkely 87 and 88.West palm beach florida 82 lakeland 82.These are just a few i could go on and on.Please do some 80s mid 80s early 80s come on.
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XM this morning is running a promo, by David Lemieux, for a preview this Wednesday at 5 pm eastern for a multi-cd (9?) June 1977 box set. If you want to listen in, XM plays Grateful DEad on ch 57. If Sirius is your preference, land on ch 32
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Is anyone else having problems purchasing the new '77 box set? I hope I dont lose out on the bonus disc because of this : (
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there is a whole discussion and status updates in the Got Issues With Your Store Order topic. If you have had no luck resolving the situation calling 1-800-CAL-DEAD or emailing orderproblems@dead.net, send me a PM with your account info (the email address you're using) and I'll pass this up the line.
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Madison Square Garden Fall 91Boston Garden Fall 91 A lot of great shows w/good selection & playing!
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Well, it has to be said that i'm eternally grateful for any new releases coming my way, but one box set/complete run that i'd love to see released is the Berkeley run from October and November 1984. I have lovely AUD masters from the 11/02-03/84 shows and enjoy them immensely. No complaints from me on any of the releases thus far but a bit of mid-eighties would be most welcome. Here's hoping !. Take it easy, Ian.