Issuing Live boxed sets by venue makes a lot of sense. I personally would be interested in purchasing Alpine Valley and Soldier Field boxed sets, among others.
I'm also into box sets that cover entire runs at the same venue. I'd like to see a box with the 6 Orpheum 76 shows in their entirety: 7/12-7/14 and 7/16-7/18. It would be beyond incredible to have EVERYTHING available from Europe 72 released. Perhaps that could be released by week in boxes and/or available as individual releases.
It would definitely be cool to see an audio/video release of 8/27/72 (with both cds and dvds) too. I'll post more as I think of things... :-)
With the spaceship on the cover....
At least 86-89 ( tons of gems like Box, Roadrunner (not a breakout per se but a damn good version; the great Terrapin from 3.24.87, The 88 breakouts and slamming 3/27/88 show.
Oh and those "Formally The Warlocks" shows. They were kinda decent.
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Talking with my friend about how this should be put out and the traditional "Box Set" would be too much. The first thing that comes to mind is making it available to download. I think a lot of folks are donwloading more music and jewel cases are becoming things of the past. Now to make these available to the folks that don't download, how about just a spool like the spools of blank CD's you buy. No need for any crazy box with all sorts of graphics. Just a spool of CD's with the infromantion printed right on them. Check Out My Orignal Music at myspace.com/salaversano
I would love to hear box sets of a full run at a given venue
1. Winterland 11/9 - 11/11 '73
2. Boston 6/9 - 6/12 '76
3. Anchorage 6/19 - 6/21 '80
4. Boston 12/29 - 12/31 '69
5. Chicago 12/03 - 12/05 '79
6. Boston 9/20 - 9/26 '91
7. New York 9/14 - 9/20 '90
repress of the 1st Old & in the Way and Mother Mccree
The triumphant return of PLQ to the Beacon
I was one of those who pre-ordered before the pre-order page was officially "live". It was a sad moment when I read the email explaining the snafu. Although I have high quality recordings of the November 73 Winterland shows, I'd happily plunk down some cash for an even higher quality, nicely boxed, official release! Hey, if it was pretty much in the can already, why not go ahead and let it rip?
in a nice booklet similar to so many roads with photos and memories from people involved etc
it was 35 years ago this year
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These shows would make a great release as far as full runs go. The band seemed in great spirits and the playing was consistently strong throughout ( if memory serves).