I would love to have an official release of The Ark shows, 21, 22, 23 April 1969 box set.
I would be "thrilled" to see any of the above box set come out.
My favorite box sets are both Winterlands. 3 shows, 9 discs. About $100 each. When box sets get too big, they get too expensive. Just my opinion. But I'd love a 3 day box from an important venue. Pick a Red Rocks 3 day run, or a Greek. Alpine 89 was 3 days. Put that out with video, too! Saratoga was always 1 show. Merriweather Post always 2. Now Saratoga from like 83, 83, & 85 might be interesting, but I'd like the 3 days in a row....
How about some of those epic CNY or Mardi Gras from the 80's?
Mine is the same as the 7-5 second set, is this right?
I'd love to see a box set of all the covers. That is a monumental task with all the artistic rights and stuff. I have not spent any money on the grateful dead's new releases, it's all the same to me, I couldn't tell you musically what the the differnces are between one release of a song and another except for song length. But one thing I do know is that the covers they do are just about perfect for them. Listen to "Tomorrow is Forever" and other prison ballads, all the Dylan songs, Bobby's cowboy songs, Haggard, Cash covers, the writer of El Paso. They do a really good job of arrangeing old traditional songs too. Garcia's cover on his albums should be included too. I'm sure there is enough in the vault to get eight or nine disc?!
I saw many shows at the Capital in 70 & 71. A box set with the acoustic & Electric sets would be awesome and I'm sure there are enough shows. Or it could include the Filmore East shows from the period.
The only thing that would make it even better would be a concurrent release of the NRPS sets from the shows they played too.
Yes it has an out of print Dick's Picks for one of the shows, but this 6 show run is a perfect run for a box set. 100 different songs from the repertoire, only 6 repeats, Help, Slipknot, Eyes, Saint of Circumstance, the Other One and Dark Star.
This is just waiting to happen, don't rerelease the Dick's Pick of 9/25/91 and then the filler of 3/31/91 can be released at some point paired with its mate of 4/1/91 as a Greensboro 2 for.
We know the quality is there on the master tapes as they circulate in fantastic quality.
This should be a no brainer.
when the hell you good folks gonna release a comprehensive Pigpen collection?!! everybody else has had their bios written or had docs made about them, hell, even Parish got his own book! Pigpen truly deserves to have his story told. someone out there has writing skills and was there at the beginning. some of us older senior citizen deadheads have been waiting a long time for this, starting to feel like cubs fans do in October!! it's getting near the end of the 50th celebration; it's time to tell his story.
I'd like to see all five shows completely remastered as a box set.
Also how about the three night run of 5/7/77 Boston, 5/8/77 Ithica & 5/9/77 Buffalo as a box set.