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Joined: Jan 18 2009
80s and 90s

I agree with the earlier poster who was taking some flack for requesting later GD shows in a box set. I too discovered the GD in the mid eighties (Hershey Park, PA 6/28/85, when I was a teenager). I can never forget the sound of the bass and drums that night. While waiting in line to get in, I swear Phil was making the entire stadium shake with the most incredible bass lines possible this side of the other world. It was a Siren song played on the bass. Incredible. How my naked ears were tortured! But I digress. Is anyone still with me in the Phil Zone? One of the things that kept me interested in the GD during my teens years in the Big Hair era of pop was the quality of their recordings. I love "Without a Net" and "Dylan and the Dead." Mock me; I don't care. While it is indesputeable that 1977 was a peak year of the GD (especially for Jerry) and that I greatly prefer Keith to Brent, I still love the sound of Phil and Billy and Mickey on the later recordings. On a monster sound system that rythm section sends chills down my spine. As Jerry faded the rest of the band seemed to grow stronger. Perhaps the ebb and flow of the music was replaced by a more constant forward propulsion, but there's no denying the power of it. So take it easy on us younger fans. I save Dozin at the Knick, Truckin to Buffalo, and Going to Nassau for special occasions.

Why not make the box sets optional. i.e. Make the individual 80/90s shows available separately -- or boxed in their entirety by venue or date or whim? That would avoid making the expensive box sets the only way to get the music. By the by, I think the "crayon" box packageing is excellent.

The poor sound quality on the Road Trip releases has been a constant frustration for me. Bring on the state of the art multi-track recordings from the 80s/90s. Perhaps at some point some of the higher quality recordings buried in the forest of Dick's Picks releases will be revisited.

Joined: Nov 9 2009
Cal Expo 89' Would be great!

Cal Expo 89' Would be great! 8-4-89 8-5-89 8-6-89 !!!

Basically the West Coast Version of Alpine Valley 89' 2 weeks earlier!

Another Great choice would be

Nassau 90' 3-28-90 3-29-90 3-30-90 !!!

What do you guys think!?

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

The Radio City 1980 shows would make for a great box set.

Joined: Apr 8 2009
Fillmore East April 1971

hello everyone,

just wanted to say that so far out of all my Grateful Dead purchases...the one that i keep coming back to is the historic late April 1971 concert run documented by Ladies and Gentlemen: The Grateful Dead. I would love to see the 5 shows in complete form in an upcoming box set.


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Joined: Apr 24 2008
GD Berkeley Community Theater Oct-Nov 1984 Complete run.

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,


lamagonzo (not verified)
Both runs in one Superbox

Madison Square Garden Fall 91
Boston Garden Fall 91

A lot of great shows w/good selection & playing!

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Joined: May 26 2007

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, send me a PM with your account info (the email address you're using) and I'll pass this up the line.

Joined: Jun 6 2007

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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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Winterland 77

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

Joined: Aug 3 2009
We want 80s dead

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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