I 100% agree with Tom Thumb's post from May 12, 2008. The 80's Greek shows would make a lovely box set!
Cloud hands reaching from a rainbow
Tapping at your window
Touch your hair
-- Robert Hunter, "Crazy Fingers"
I would love to see some of the 80's Greek shows released.
They were always great in that theatre.
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...
I would love to see a "From Egypt With Love" Winterland 78 box.
...and of course a Europe 72 box.
How about a down-through-the years collection of songs that were only played once or
only 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...
I would love to see a 1982 run. April 82 would be sweet!!!
I would love to see a vinyl box set on 180 gram or 200 gram pure vinyl. drooool
I'd also go for an Alaska 80 set even though I have some of the 6/20 show [ good soundboard btw]already.
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.
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.