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This topic is for requesting new box sets. There are also topics for individual shows and DVDs.
If you've already requested something in the previous Requests topic, you don't really need to request it again, but hey, if you just can't help yourself...
Anyone else enjoy spending time trying to find all 100 songs embedded in the classic black and white poster? I'm normally a complete show listener, but had a change of heart when I heard some of the gems on the Road Trips series and began listening to random selections on the Sirius Channel on my daily commute. Perhaps a box set that features quality versions of the 100 songs from shows that are not slated for full release would be interesting.
Not sure if anybody else has suggested it yet, but I'd love to see a box set (or 2, or 3, or . . .) from a run of shows at the Greek Theater. There are so many great runs to choose from! '83, '84, '85 and '89, just off the top of my head, all featured some seriously great shows. It's kind of bizarre that *none* of these have ever been released.
The Capital Theatre in Passaic NJ was home to some truly incredible shows over the years, from '76-1980. Almost all of these shows were filmed with three camera set ups in their entirety. This Complete Box set would not only represent the stages the Dead went through musically and otherwise over those years, but it would allow millions to SEE and hear the band perform from an era many Dead Heads were simply not around to see themselves; an era many consider the Dead's peak. It's an amazing thing to hear the music, it's another thing to see Jerry break into a large grin and slam on his guitar with a passion that is felt not just in the music, but in the movement and expressions of the performers.
While some of these videos are available online, most are in need of restoration and suffer greatly in the audio department. To finally salvage these videos and add a Norman sound mix to these images would bring the Dead - and this era - alive in a way that we have never seen before.
Comment #28 asked about Alaska 1980. I second that One. Also How about a set from other shows around the release of Althea 1979, 1980 and 1981. Also the Dead covers from Beatles , Dylan , The Who and everyone else in between.
How about everything that can be put together from the Jan/Feb northwest tour. Ya I know, more NW shows right. But these shows smoke! Throw in Betty Nelson's organic raspberry farm show (9-2-68) as well. If possible - add the old bootleg LP "Mountains Of The Moon", a trippy LP of mostly Aoxomoxoa outtakes.
Thank You B.
Radio City Music Hall run in 1980 - acoustic & electric sets.
This may be the dumbest request for a box set since so many SB's are out there. How about the 1985 Summer tour? My tapes are dying and this stuff turned me on to the modern Dead!
How about a mini box set of the 3 shows in Ventura, California in 1987. People are always complaining that you don't do enough of the 80's shows. It would make them happy. They were 3 great shows! Jerry was recovering from almost dying, and he was hot! The 3 Ventura shows from 1987 would make a great mini box set!
Grateful Dead and (guest’s name) Box.
Bundle together all the shows where a particular person/band joined in.
This is mainly an attempt to get the GD/ABB stuff released, which would probably need to span a couple of Box Sets.
But, a GD/Dylan Box would be cool too, as well as all the Santana appearances together.
I've seen several comments with regard to releasing the April 21,22,23 dates from the ARK as a box set. But I'd be equally happy if the Avalon Ballroom dates were released as a box. It looks like the tapes of some of the Avalon dates are incomplete but the Dead were there for 3 days each in January & April and the quality of those shows was such that The Eleven & Lovelight were part of the Live/Dead release, so combining the January/April dates would be an idea.
It's think it's time (especially 50 years later) to put out another primal Dead box set as a companion piece to the Fillmore West shows. And since I think it'd sell out quickly it would also be a candidate for an AllMusic issue in addition to the limited versions.
This would be a great release which could even be joined with other Fall 79 shows. It was a 3 night run at M.S.G.. Brent was still relatively new and these would be his N.Y.C. debut shows. Brent hits the Big Time!! . . . and almost on Broadway!!! While they are not 1980s shows, they are close enough. Brent & The 80s are a period and keyboardist the fans are clamouring for -- this N.Y.C. MSG run fits the bill. They are historic shows. The energy was high on both sides of the stage. The crowd supplied loud over the top New York City energy which the band fed on and returned tenfold. There was that motorcycle belonging to Steve Parish parked on stage one night and you can hear some merry pranksters revving the engine during drums>space. This one would sell out quickly. Think about it . . ..
Likewise Alaska 1980 would be great too. Perhaps the Go to Nassau shows as a mini box? Or alternatively, a Spring 1980? Melk Weg? Europe 1990?
Autumn 77 Box to complement the Spring 77 box.
28/9 and 29/9 need an upgrade and the latter is a favourite. 1/10 is Ok and 2/10 is seriously great, we already have good sounding boards but that doesn't seem to stand in the way of official releases selling out.
2/10 could be my favourite show, not so much for any individual song (except for the Truckin jam which is one of my favourite few minutes of GD of all time) but just a complete package of smooth but powerful 77.
I agree 100%. I am among the many who became a Deadhead in '85. I have heard various arguments why there are only 2 shows officially released from that year, most often citing Garcia's lack of vocal strength, But there were so many great shows that year and tremendous playing from Garcia. Summer '85 certainly deserves a box drawn from maybe 6-8 select shows. Individually, I would like to see the Nassau 3/28/85 show released, because it was nuts. If Scarlet-Fire is your jam, 1985 had some epic versions. 1989-90 had a lot of great shows, but we have 2 big box sets and numerous CD and DVD releases. 1980-1985 is woefully under-represented. It's getting personal!
Let's do it. Let's outdo both the Europe '72 and 30 Trips box sets in one fell swoop. I'm calling for a 35 shows. Are there 35 left?