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I'm with pappy

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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DStache....

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
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"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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Spring '90?!?!???????

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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Excellent Choice Pappy!

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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SPRING 1990!!!

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
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Best of "71" & "74"

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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MSG

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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From Egypt With Love

1. Winterland, October 1978.
2 Alaska, June 1980!

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Reconstruction

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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Nassau

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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