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.
I second that emotion. The Weight....each one taking a turn on a verse, singing with the heavens at their back....just beautiful.
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.
"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
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!!!
I'd like to see a box set of the 7 night MSG run in Sept of 90 ...those were some great shows
1. Winterland, October 1978.
2 Alaska, June 1980!
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?
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.
A compilation (maybe not a box set) of live music that guest artists appeared on would be cool.
How about rereleasing the Fillmore box? It's a shame that one of the most important runs ever was put out in a limited run. What were they thinking?