This isn't really a box set but the other thread was locked!
How about a best of Brent?
Does anyone know what website to find this on?
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,
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
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.
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).
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
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).
Cloud hands reaching from a rainbow
Tapping at your window
Touch your hair
-- Robert Hunter, "Crazy Fingers"
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...
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.