To: Grateful Dead
Whereas today, August 27, 2008, is the 36th anniversary of the classic Grateful Dead concert performed at the Old Renaissance Faire Grounds in Veneta, Oregon (a show popularly known as "Springfield Creamery Benefit" or "Field Trip");
Whereas multi-camera visual and multi-track audio recordings of said show are known to exist;
Whereas fans have circulated unofficial versions of the audio recordings and the video (popularly known as a move titled "Sunshine Daydream");
Whereas the Grateful Dead's business organization is involved in the commercial release of audio and visual material from its archive;
We, the undersigned fans, popularly known as "Dead Heads", petition the members of the Grateful Dead, their estates, business organization and representatives to release the recordings in their entirety, in deluxe packaging, in a manner that reflects the esteem with which this show is held in the fan community.
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It probably has been posted before, but I would like to see the Woodstock show 08/16/69 officially released. Perhaps the complete Saint Stephen is on the master reels.
and more from 1968
So with a wealth of new GD releases this year (big cheers!!) I'm wondering what happened to the solo Jerry stuff. There were a few good things going there. Pure Jerry? Great stuff. I noticed the Jerrygarcia.com website has not been updated for almost a year (Holiday cheer all year!) Anyone over this way know why the Jerry catalogue releases just stopped?
"Music is the best" - FZ
I'd love to see a 4 CD set of prime Mickey and The Hartbeats highlights from 1968.
I don't think there has been any 87/88 releases except View from the vault4 . Time to fill in some gaps. One of my favorites from this era is 6-30-87 in Ontario Canada. The sound effects are all over this show, making for some real unique moments. I think a motorcycle was brought on stage during drums. Great Scarlet>Fire.
This period of the dead had lots of good energy. At least a Road Trips release!
"Music is the best" - FZ
A few of my fav's are Cincinatti '85, Alpine '85, Cedar Rapids '84, 9/15/87 or 9/18/87 MSG, Sandstone '90, and everything from 10 -> 12/73 that hasn't been already released
The Morning Dew from this shows really needs to be on CD for everyone to hear. Jerry was beyond on fire.
watkins glen summer jam; july 27-28, 1973
as you know,watkins glen was only suppose to be a saturday thing. but for those who could remember all the bands, including the dead, preformed a magic trick that friday nite. all the "soundchecks" magically turned into full fledge sets. and i do remember, the Dead did their sondcheck/set(s) right around midnite.and of course. it rained!! "believe it if you need it ; if you don't, just pass it on.."
peace:) happy birthday. jerry:)
Hey now fellow freaks. A dicks picks of Oxford Maine (both shows), perhaps the greatest New England performance of the 80's would be sweet,....but as a follow up,...the next 2 years at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro (before the Patriots learned how to play football) 89/90 also are gems. 89 especially,...Jerry greets the audience !! at the start of the show with a clear "How ya doin !" What follows is awesome,..1:.Playin>Crazy>Wang Dang, We Can Run, Tenn, To Lay Me Down, Cass, Dont Ease. 2: Friend of the Devil (played fast tempo !!!) Truckin>He's Gone>Eyes,...drums/space.....Wheel,....Mr Fantasy/jude,......Sugar Mag (complete with the guys that sneaked in the gigantic amerikan flag to wave). Quinn.,......the light show was surreal. the chicks next to me (one is now next to me all the time) thought the images on the screen looked like paintings by a famous female I can't remember now,...I thought they looked like something else,....though not disimilar. Either way it was a mind altering experience,...whatever state of mind you were in.
Just listened to this show - streaming on the internet - boy, I´d love to have it on CD. Even though I´m a ´1969-man I´d say that this show is outstanding: crisp playing - MONSTER dark star!!!!!
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