I am listening to the Grateful Dead Channel on Sirius and David Lemieux's This Day In Grateful Dead History. DL has been playing cuts from Winterland '73 on this past Friday, Saturday and today's installments. In his introduction, he has been making a point of saying what a great release this run of shows would be! In fact he has been exhorting the listeners to lobby the powers that be for this 9 disc release along the lines of the Fillmore West 1969 box.
So, in that spirit~
PLEASE RELEASE A BOX SET OF THE 1973 WINTERLAND SHOWS!!!!!
How about 10/25-11/6-11/8-11/9-11/10/79. I would LOVE to hear these SHOWS in thier ENTIRITY.
MY IDEA IS A BOX SET OF EVERY SINGLE SONG THE DEAD EVER PLAYED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME,(AKA THE EARLIEST RECORDING AVAILABLE) TO BE RUN IN CHRONILOGICAL ORDER..IF THIS HAPPENS,DO I GET THE FIRST PRESS?????? OR THE BOX NAMED AFTER ME??????? PEACE,LOVE,DEAD
."nothing left to do but---> smile...."
Bought all the dicks picks! would continue to buy.... But alas snip its and partials are uninteresting to me and most every head I know... Shows and tours and runs have a flow. We were heads because of the personal interaction between us the heads and them the band.
Sometimes the divide, in reality, was large as they lived there own lives and were separate from us but at the show we were part of the Geshtault ( sorry spelling) .... Part of the band.... Not having the end to end experience really kills it for me and many many others...
This is all said with the utmost respect and love.
Your vault sounds better than everything that circs and if it get released it will sell and the circ sources will fall away... I'm not saying that it has to be Dicks Picks... I'm sure Dave knows what we want...
How about the whole tour of Europe '72... The Acadamy Run.... Classic Winterland Runs... Spotlight on MSG... Go to University (great 70's university Gym shows.. Ala every time they played Cornell), May '77, Spotlight on the wall of sound., comparison boxes of 73 vs 74 set lists and playing styles ( take shows or runs form the consecutive years at the same venue release all the shows and write white papers on the development of the music and playing. Include comments form great tape traders and tapers). We love to read that stuff the book alone is worth the price of admission.
If you involve us the community in your plans and releases and we will beat a path to the store!
We don't care if they circ in SBD form or not... They will sell non the less we all always want the best quality and we know its in the vault.... Non circ sources are always a treat but don't let it stop you form creating master classes in the bands development over time...
How about High res 24bit show releases!
The packaging for the stuff I talked about above is not critical. They can come in a CD sleeve or sleeve pages...with printed out notes for a binder. You can sell the binder as well (3ring). And everyone populates the binders as the shows and releases come out with the notes.
It would create a whole library to reference. Less cost in packaging and art work... You can sell accessories to it like the little things people put on there crocks alla tabs for organization.
A data base plug in to track the collection. Download capability for shows controlled by the plug in to verify and guarantee copy write. Through the plug in have community connection through chat so everyone who has the interface and shows can swap ideas all through your interface... That is marketing control. That is building community. Thats the way to maximize sales and loyalty... You would be creating and controlling the 'Digital Parking Lot of tour'... Have weekly listening parties that all heads and vault people can chat over
Sell Inserts for art on the site for people to buy and slide in to customize there collecting experience...
I could go on and on...
You have such a great opportunity. If you track the sites out there today you have a lot of bridges to re build but you will and can as in the end WE LOVE YOU!
Any way... I love the band have supported you for years and will continue to This is not a rant and was written with love so take it that way
Requests: Box Sets
Posted: August 2, 2007 - 7:04pm
Our friends the Rhinos have various and sundry new releases in the development process, but they're always interested in hearing what you'd like to see hit the virtual shelves of the Store. No promises, but you never know...
WELL WELL, THIS TURNED OUT TO BE THE BIGGEST LINE OF CRAP EVER DIDN'T IT? (NOTHING PERSONEL MARYE). "OUR FRIENDS AT RHINO" - WHO ARE THEY?
MD - shoot me a message!
Right on MD!
Since it's out of print: this thing is fair game to being copied and spread around. Who wants a copy??? The fact that they haven't put this up for download on the offical site just goes to show how stupid Rhino is when it comes to making money from the vault. Or maybe that is their plan to sit on the vault for 7 years and release next to nothing. Oh I forgot about the cool puzzles and shirts they are selling. Good ROI on that stuff, what a bunch of financial wizards these Rhino guys are proving to be. It's almost November and not a peep about what they are planning on offering for the Christmas season. That was always fun looking forward to the new DVD or Dick's Pick and montly downloads. Man those were the days. Now I just spend my money on other stuff. Keep up the good work Rhino.
MSG 3/9 & 10/1981