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?
Cal Expo, these were great shows. Include the "rain" set. Would love to see the later years in a large box set. pk
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.