First, I'll second the recent Wall of Sound shows box set request as a good choice- absolutely love '74- including a full 6/18/74 and 6/23/74 in a box set, for example. Or perhaps a good '71 box.
Even more so, though, I'd like to see releases from the first half of the 80s, which have been so neglected in the Dead discography-
some greats include 8/28/81, 4/19/82, 9/21/82, 4/16 and 4/17/83, and 7/22/84. Plus of course a bunch of '85 shows.
And speaking of '85- Spring and Summer of '85 had so many great shows- the band was crisp and energetic- 3/25, the Nassau shows, 3/31, Meriwether- 6/30/85! Great shows from later in the summer and early fall, too.
And while I do love '68-'74 most of all, and '77 quite a lot, obviously the early 80s have been so underrepresented (and are my favorite Dead era after those above)- not sure if it's simply the quality of the master tapes or what. There's enough strong and unique playing from that era to merit these kinds of releases.
Still, a re-release in some form of the Fillmore West 1969 Complete Recordings box set would be EXTREMELY APPRECIATED by many people here who missed getting it during the extremely brief period before it sold out- and from what I recall, it was fairly affordable by Dead box set standards.
Finally, on that note- please no more $200+ box sets, unless like Europe '72 the shows can be ordered individually!!
Non-FE April 1971.
Manhattan Center 4/71
Felt Forum 12/71.
Boston Music Hall 4/71 and 12/71.
Did anyone else see this yet? http://truckinuptobuffalo.com/
I've been waiting for this Buffalo show on vinyl. I pre-ordered my copy and noticed the price already went up once.
lONG OVERDUE.............an oversight that needs to be rectified
Don't forget to include LOVE, the word is that BEAR recorded the opening acts this time around.................but there were no early shows................
Focus on years not released.
Best of 80s gd.
More Brent outside of spring 90
Passenger.08 I'm from Philly. I did not miss a Spectrum Show. I have always said that TPTB @ dead.net should take a good look at those shows for release. THOSE PHILLY SHOWS were especially awesome at THE SPECTRUM and were usually always SMOKIN' HOT! They ALWAYS played real good for Philly. Any decade. A box of SPECTRUM SHOWS would be a big money maker for sure. A Fine Suggestion Indeed!
Box set of Philly Spectrum sell outs, break it out into decades. Kind of like the seasons idea, spring, summer, fall to keep boxes a little more affordable. Second the emotion of 73-74 Wall.
Is it just me? Man Oh Man would I like nothing more than a good long drink of that era! Something that you can really sink your teeth into. I just can't get enough of it! I gotta believe that I'm not alone on this. To me, this is a no brainer! I just don't hear much chatter at all about a box set from this period. Does anybody else feel the way I do???