The Grateful Dead have a prestigious history of being ahead of the curve technically speaking in terms of audio equipment. It seems fitting that they should start releasing some of their video material (live concerts especially) on Blu-Ray. The music would be better preserved on lossless Blu-Ray formats and the video as well.
the preorder hasn't started yet, though it should real soon now, probably attended by media blitz yes. Thanks!
I realized after i posted the earlier comment about finding the news of Egypt 78 on another site first, that indeed it had been on this site, a side link with no reference to DVD, etc. Today i don't even see that link. Are they not really into promoting this thing, or are we about to get the pre-order media blitz?? Any new DVD (especially after what?, 2 years of nothing) should be front page news!
Anyway- still excited about this one.
My vote for next release is full length 88-91 show. Philly 89 would be great.
"Music is the best" - FZ
Sunshine Daydream: Another vote. Hope I'm still around, if ever relaesed.
P.L. (no not this one!)
I know I would love to see those vegas shows on DVD
A gal posted several songs from the last vegas shows on You Tube but the audio sucks__
..even a blind man knows when the sun is shinin'...you can feel it!..
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...one man gathers what another man spills...
Richfield Coliseum on 9/4/91 was a terrific show: I keep the 2nd set cd in my car cd changer with Scarlet queued and ready. Rock the Cradle will be fantatic as well! Looking forward to Jerry's birthday. Is Rhino holding the trump card on Veneta OR, 8/27/72? I didn't see any cameras in Boulder a week later....that was a real party.
Throwing my suggestion in for the next video release. One listen should tell you more than I can.
I think there has been talk about the JFK 1989 show slated for video release. According to Lemiux there are some decent video source available with multi-cam similar to "truckin up to buffalo" release. However, the performance of this JFK show is stellar. It would be a shame and debacle not to release this show in it's complete version. Please, no more partial compilations, not very many hardcore fans want thier GD to be a "greatest hits" for their (dreaded) iPod. It makes sense to release this show , the quality is there, and the performance is there, and the set list is there. Unlike the buffalo show where the band does play well, but almost restrained and the setlist is average in my opinion.
As for sunshine daydream...I've givin up on it, and resort to my bootleg version which is OK. Evidently, the royality and production rights must be a issue between the filmaker, kesey camp, and the GD org. Also, I don't know if the naked pics and streaking fans with obvious children depicted at the event might be a connotation the GDP doesn't want to indirectly promote, and I can't blame them. To avoid such PR issues it would be prudent to offer this show for a download video release. I'm sure the GD could work this out;however, I don't know what camp is stalling for the release but suffice to say that all major collectors already have a decent quality version. I've heard there is more footage that has been found and remastered for the slated release of this film. It is classic and should be released in some capacity before the market is dried up on the secondary market and trade groups.
I wish that for just one time, You could stand inside my shoes, and for just that one moment, I could be you - Bob Dylan, Positively 4th St.