You're sitting on a goldmine of extraordinary 70's footage of the Dead at their peak. Full shows, professionally shot. Durham, NC 1978, Passaic, NJ 77 & 78, Copenhagen, Denmark 72... The list goes on and on. Not to mention the full shows shot on 16mm with multitrack audio recordings filmed for the Grateful Dead movie which should be released in their entirety; either one show at a time or a box set of the full run on DVD/Blu-ray. I don't know any Deadhead who would not salivate wildly to own these full shows. Especially in the best available quality with a great sound mix. This would make Rhino incredibly popular, bring in tons of money and bring wide smiles to most everyone in the DeadHead community. It's a win-win.
Oups ! Like I just said on other forum here, I'd just love to have live concerts videos of the Grateful Dead ,to keep me warm this winter ! The best would be the top performances of each of the band, on a video but it must have "little red rooster"included ! Euh,do you take western union for payments ? Buy/pay via a computer worry me .Secured paiments in Europe don't seem tha secured at all ,here!!!
Why not a collection of all the song videos they relased over the years?
And the road goes on forever....
To those of you,who might be interested.You can find this at Bestcddvd.com. What a SHOW!!! JERRY,TEARS ,IT ,UP!!! PEACE!
I used to have a black and white pro-shoot VHS hi-fi copy of a partial set from 8/4/76: Is it now circulating as a dvd? I sure would like to see this show and hear it in dolby surround 5.1, too.
Send me one and I'll be grateful in KC.
buena suerte, Gr8fulTed
I could never figure out why this was never put out on DVD - it's always been a favorite of mine. I've even played this for many space cadets I knew that were not at all into the Dead, who then watched it in its entirety and declared it amazing. Plus, VCRs are hard to come by these days. Come on Rhino, put this out in 5.1.
Want to make a lot of money? Release these six collaberative shows in one package, Every note of them. It will be one of the greatest sellers of all time.
We just really want to see the Spring Tour 2009 on CDs, not only downloads...pretty please...Thanks!
Well, i would pretty much buy any DVD of the Grateful Dead in concert live, even if it wasn't a complete show and / or a compilation -- that said, i would certainly hope for complete shows.
Rhino, get them elephant ears up and please listen to the heads, WE WANT DVDs, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!! pretty please with sugar on top!
I'm gonna make a prediction that they will release the recent The Dead show with the fire dancers in the not too distant future. I am not sure if that was the only venue that had screens, but the shows we was at didn't have screens and i didn't see no cameras. a couple of those shows we was right down in the third row, KIND miracles from an old friend who got those cool seats at a bit more than cost through the Rex auctions!! he just sent me a very cool, signed by all members of the band, poster which was included in that charity tix package!!!
oh, and Rhino and / or dead promoters, next time there is a tour, DO THE CHARITY AUCTION FIRST!! then the people with deep pockects will help the charity rather than the asshole scalpers or the consideritDung vip thing.
My vote would have to be July 7, 1989.... JFK Stadium..... Philadlephia Pa.
The reasons for this pick are many. First and foremost, this tour was simply put, one of thier best. Another one would have to be the Scarlet>Fire and Blow away are arguably the best career versions of these songs... This is debated on many boards, and I would tend to agree with those that say so. Listen to the streams at ARCHIVE if you never heard them. The number of people who showed up at this show is another reason it should be released. Municipal Stadium aka JFK Stadium was built to seat over 100,000 for a football game. On this date I heard that there was over 90,000 people in attendance and another 15,000 who , for whatever reason; didn't come in.... which surprises me since tickets were still being sold at the door when the first notes started playing. If these numbers are true, then this show might be the Band's most attended single act show in history... If someone knows of a bigger show please let me know.... Englishtown NJ might be the only other example.
A Grateful Dead concert was also the last event ever to be held here. This is the show that almost wasn't. City officails were playing around with cancelling this show on the day of performance. Could you imagine what would have happened with 100,000+ deadheads being told there is no show at the last minute. Luckily the city father's took this into consideration and allowed the show to go on. For those who don't know, JFK was literally falling down. As the band played that night, a fine mist of cement was falling from the cement steps down onto the concourse below. Although the Rolling Stones would do some sound checks there later in the week, the venue was officially closed before thier show. Sadly this left Philly with nowhere for the Band to play summer tour anymore (The Grateful Dead refused to play The Vet... for obvious reasons).... Just imagine if JFK could have lasted just one more year for the epic 90 summer tour.
As someone who attended both JFK shows, the other in 87.... A DVD of this show would be appreciated because if you were unlucky enough to sit on the risers, you really didn't get a good sound. I have heard the field was alot better. After listening to the soundboard of this show I think I believe those who say that.
While so many of the summer tour 89-90 shows have already been released, I'm sure there are those who say "enough from this era".... And I might agree.... But this is a show that should have been released early on.... If only for the good playing and the historical aspects.