Grateful Dead

May 1977 Box (Digital)

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What's Inside:
Five Complete Shows
5/11/77 St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN
5/12/77 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
5/13/77 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
5/15/77 St. Louis Arena, St. Louis MO
5/17/77 University Of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
14 Discs, 111 tracks
Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman, Plangent Processes playback system for maximum sonic accuracy
Artwork by Grammy Award-winning graphic artist Masaki Koike
Period Photos by James R Anderson
Historical Essay by Steve Silberman
Individual show liner notes


If you're a Dead Head, chances are you've spent many an hour expounding upon the distinction of May 8, 1977, Cornell University, Barton Hall. Well, at the risk of preaching to the choir, we'd like to reintroduce you to a series of shows that matches said greatness from that same gloriously fertile season. While Barton Hall is well known, the astounding tour that surrounded it has occasionally flown under the radar due to the uneven quality of tapes in circulation. May 1977 is set to change all of that with a boxed set that zeroes in on this high-water mark in the Grateful Dead's long strange trip.

For a band resurrecting itself after a 20-month hiatus, there was a great frenzy of expectancy that surrounded the Spring of 1977. We anticipate a grand reoccurrence of this fervor with the release of May 1977, a 14-disc boxed set featuring five complete shows from consecutive stops on that magical tour. Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering, the "psychoacoustic phenomena" as Jerry once put it, of St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN (5/11) Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL (5/12, 5/13), St. Louis Arena, St. Louis MO (5/15) and Coliseum at the University Of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (5/17) can now finally be appreciated. Each of these shows finds the Dead delivering punchier, more focused sets, tightening up the framework; each night turning out first-ever renditions ("Passenger,""Iko Iko,""Jack-A-Roe"), unloading potent new pairings ("Scarlet Begonias">"Fire On The Mountain", "Estimated Prophet">"Eyes Of The World"), classic covers ("Dancing In The Street") and soon-to-be staples ("Estimated Prophet," "Samson and Delilah"), and ultimately rising up to paradise.

And now for the nitty-gritty...

Due June 11, May 1977 is limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies. Presented in a psychedelic box that boasts an intricate die-cut design created by Grammy®-winning graphic artist Masaki Koike, the set also includes a book filled with stories about each show, as well as an in-depth essay by Dead historian Steve Silberman, who delves deep into the history behind the tour and the band’s return from its extended hiatus.

Once these 15,000 boxes are gone, May 1977 and its shows will never be available again on CD. However, the 111 tracks will be made available on release date as FLAC and Apple lossless full-set-only downloads for $99.98.

Like its predecessors Europe '72: The Complete Recordings and Spring 1990, we expect May 1977 to sell out. Your best bet is to pre-order it now, then sit back, relax, and enjoy all the exclusive content we'll be rolling out over the next few weeks right here and on and

May 1977 Show By Show

Take a closer look inside of our numbered, limited-edition boxed set May 1977 with listening parties, videos, artwork and more from each featured show.

5/11/77 St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN
5/12/77 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
5/13/77 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
5/15/77 St. Louis Arena, St. Louis MO
5/17/77 University Of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Listening Party

MAY 1977

"Wharf Rat" 5/11/77
"Mississippi Half-Step" 5/12/77
"Jack-A-Roe" 5/13/77
"Dancing In The Street" 5/15/77
"Terrapin Station" 5/17/77

David Lemieux on What’s Inside May 1977


Show #1
St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN (5/11/77)

Disc 1
1. Promised Land [4:54]
2. They Love Each Other [7:38]
3. Big River [6:25]
4. Loser [7:39]
5. Looks Like Rain [9:18]
6. Ramble On Rose [7:48]
7. Jack Straw [5:54]
8. Peggy-O [8:43]
9. El Paso [4:44]
10. Deal [5:49]

Disc 2
1. Lazy Lightning> [3:32]
2. Supplication [5:20]
3. Sugaree [13:49]
4. Samson and Delilah [7:08]
5. Brown-Eyed Women [5:28]
6. Estimated Prophet [8:38]

Disc 3
1. Scarlet Begonias> [9:47]
2. Fire On The Mountain> [11:02]
3. Good Lovin' [6:29]
4. Uncle John's Band> [9:11]
5. Space> [5:48]
6. Wharf Rat> [9:51]
7. Around and Around [8:48]
8. Brokedown Palace [5:34]

Show #2
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL (5/12/77)

Disc 1
1. Bertha [7:16]
2. Me and My Uncle [3:04]
3. Tennessee Jed [9:32]
4. Cassidy [5:05]
5. Peggy-O [7:52]
6. Jack Straw [5:45]
7. They Love Each Other [7:47]
8. New Minglewood Blues [5:20]

Disc 2
1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo> [9:54]
2. Dancing In The Street [14:19]
3. Samson and Delilah [7:07]
4. Brown-Eyed Women [5:28]
5. Estimated Prophet [9:25]
6. Sunrise [3:46]

Disc 3
1. Terrapin Station> [10:13]
2. Playing In The Band> [8:36]
3. Drums> [4:06]
4. Not Fade Away> [14:15]
5. Comes A Time> [10:20]
6. Playing In The Band [7:00]
7. Johnny B. Goode [4:18]

Show #3
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL (5/13/77)

Disc 1
1. The Music Never Stopped [8:37]
2. Ramble On Rose [7:33]
3. Cassidy [4:46]
4. Brown-Eyed Women [5:35]
5. New Minglewood Blues [5:06]
6. Friend Of The Devil [8:38]
7. El Paso [4:55]
8. Jack-A-Roe [5:56]
9. Looks Like Rain [8:17]
10. Scarlet Begonias> [7:05]
11. Fire On The Mountain [13:19]

Disc 2
1. Samson and Delilah> [7:24]
2. Bertha [6:52]
3. Estimated Prophet> [9:51]
4. Drums> [5:47]
5. The Other One> [16:28]
6. Stella Blue> [11:51]
7. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad> [8:05]
8. One More Saturday Night [5:21]
9. U.S. Blues [5:57]

Show #4
St. Louis Arena, St. Louis MO (5/15/77)

Disc 1
1. Bertha> [6:34]
2. Good Lovin' [6:07]
3. Row Jimmy [10:51]
4. New Minglewood Blues [5:33]
5. Tennessee Jed [9:35]
6. Lazy Lightning> [3:34]
7. Supplication [4:42]
8. Jack-A-Roe [6:24]
< 9. Passenger [4:31]
10. Brown-Eyed Women [5:16]

Disc 2
1. Dancing In The Street [18:49]
2. Estimated Prophet> [11:32]
3. Eyes Of The World> [12:48]
4. Drums> [3:13]
5. Samson and Delilah [7:28]
6. Ship Of Fools [7:41]

Disc 3
1. St. Stephen> [5:28]
2. Iko Iko> [3:54]
3. Not Fade Away> [9:38]
4. Sugar Magnolia [9:58]
5. Uncle John's Band [9:06]

Show #5
Coliseum, University Of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (5/17/77)

Disc 1
1. New Minglewood Blues [5:46]
2. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo> [10:28]
3. El Paso [4:48]
4. They Love Each Other [7:42]
5. Jack Straw [5:37]
6. Jack-A-Roe [5:59]
7. Looks Like Rain [8:10]
8. Tennessee Jed [8:46]
9. Passenger [3:36]
10. High Time [8:32]
11. Big River [6:39]

Disc 2
1. Sunrise [4:35]
2. Scarlet Begonias> [13:02]
3. Fire On The Mountain [13:14]
4. Samson and Delilah> [6:43]
5. Bertha> [6:16]
6. Good Lovin' [6:02]
7. Brown-Eyed Women [5:34]

Disc 3
1. Estimated Prophet [8:55]
2. Terrapin Station> [11:23]
3. Playing In The Band> [12:20]
4. Drums> [4:49]
5. Wharf Rat> [12:53]
6. Playing In The Band [6:06]
7. Sugar Magnolia [9:15]


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Joined: Sep 5 2012
Re: The thin sound of Spring 1990

I don't think anyone would disagree about the merits of multi-track recording. With regard to Fall '89: cool "breakouts," but sloppy playing compared to Summer '89 and Spring '90. (I suppose that assessment puts me in the minority, but the Warlocks shows were - to my ears - a bit disappointing versus gigs from the other two periods.)

Joined: Mar 18 2010
The thin sound of Spring 1990

Is it just me, or does the sound quality of The Warlocks box blow away the sound of Spring 1990? I listened to 3/30/90 and then popped in 10/9/89, and it's really no comparison. The moral of the story- If shows are recorded on multi-track, please seize this opportunity. Here's to the May '77 Box sounding amazing!

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Joined: Jan 19 2011
Grateful Dead

Oh, well, looking forward to this box; overwhelming though it shall be.
Listening to Dick's Picks 8, after and during a few deep breaths...
Endless options after this...
So many amazing shows/so many amazing years.
Shall I dare to play other than The Dead?
It could be good to listen to...
But I haven't given Dave's Picks 6 too much time...
Oh, wait Harpur College is still Groovin'
Sit and listen.

PalmerEldritch's picture
Joined: Jul 25 2011
cured meat

bambini is right of course, we should be talking about the May 77 box and its music. but after 70+ posts maybe the discussion has run out of steam. We've discussed the artwork, the show selections, the inevitable "era" controversy. What's left? at least until the box starts being received. Ergo, posts about hatwear fashion and cured meat.

Joined: Feb 2 2011
Musilm & Jewish friends?

Turkey Bacon. Whole Foods has a beef bacon which is the best pork-bcon substitute I ever tasted.

Hey Dave please send us some Bacon with May 77. Please.

One Man's picture
Joined: May 17 2011
I'm Goin' Ham

I love that Bambini wanted to talk about the music and everyone went for bacon instead. But where does this leave our Jewish and Muslim friends?

Joined: Feb 2 2011
Music Talk & Bacon Burger Dawgs!

Awesome clip on Bacon Burger Dawgs which I hope to see in the ShakeDown Street lot someday. We can talk about music, May 77 specifically, and bacon at the same time. They are compatible. I'll have to listen to St. Stephen again and see if I can get a bacon reference.

Dave as the Unabomber? OMG!!

Joined: Jan 13 2010
hey bacon lovers

listen to Live Dead's St. Stephen...somewhere in there is someone saying "bacon, I smell bacon". I think it's after "one man gathers..."

anyway, bacon = yummy.

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Joined: Jul 20 2007
Just for you Deadegad...

Hey Deadegad, check this out. This guy is a GENIUS. Jerry would have eaten the Hell out of these, and so will I when I fire up my Weber.

Bacon-Burger Dawgs:

Joined: Jan 3 2011
different subject

any chance of talking about the music

PalmerEldritch's picture
Joined: Jul 25 2011
dark sunglasses/cap(?)

Anyone else notice DL is starting to dress more and more like the unabomber? I wonder if he's been reading these message boards and doesn't want to be recognized by some of us in public? Hehe! Shouldn't this dang box be shipping soon?

Joined: Feb 2 2011

Bacon, Baby, Bacon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sing it out loud!

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Joined: Nov 1 2010
Caps and bacon

I haven't eaten meat since 1978 and thought I was doing the right thing! I also have been known to wear a GD baseball cap. It seems that my grandfather was right when he fortold that I would go very wrong.
From now on it's an unadorned head, and bacon 3x a day. Thanks for setting me on the right path. If I haven't read this thread, who knows where I might have ended up (smile)!
Cap or not, Dave please them coming.


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Joined: Jul 25 2011

thanks deadeged, sure I like bacon- the real kind not that vegan crap, right? but hey man, I never paid much attention to the backward cap thing until my father asked me about it one day. The whole business really seemed to piss him off (seriously). SInce then its always confused me too (maybe that's the whole point). At least you seem to have a real excuse: taming unruly hair. That's at least plausible :/

Joined: Feb 2 2011
All is forgiven. . ..

Hey PalmerEldrich . . .. No worries about the baseball hat thing. . .. We all get cranky. . .. But, just one thing, do you like Bacon? It's important.

PalmerEldritch's picture
Joined: Jul 25 2011
my bad

I'm sorry if I offended anyone with my anti-baseball cap remarks. Just becoming a grouchy old guy, I guess. I remember some great George Carlin rants against people wearing baseball caps and cowboy hats. Maybe that's where it came from. Also, against men wearing earrings ("guys, the earring thing?- it's over! We used to wear them to piss off the squares- now the squares are wearing them!")

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Joined: Jun 18 2012

I never knew there was a backlash against baseball caps. Even though I have crossed 40, I sometimes leave the house with one on (usually with a NY Rangers or St. Louis Blues logo). I have never thought about it fashion wise, just want to keep my scraggly longish hair in place when I have not yet showered or have a case of bedhead. By THE WAy I believe the videos are from lovely Vancouver Island not California. So we probably have a French Canadian baseball hat wearing guy selling us GD music from some island outside of our country. I could not care if DL was from Mars, he seems way sincere to me & is definitely doing a terrific job!!!

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Joined: Jun 18 2012

I never knew there was a backlash against baseball caps. Even though I have crossed 40, I sometimes leave the house with one on (usually with a NY Rangers or St. Louis Blues logo). I have never thought about it fashion wise, just want to keep my scraggly longish hair in place when I have not yet showered or have a case of bedhead. By THE WAy I believe the videos are from lovely Vancouver Island not California. So we probably have a French Canadian baseball hat wearing guy selling us GD music from some island outside of our country. I could not care if DL was from Mars, he seems way sincere to me & is definitely doing a terrific job!!!

Joined: Jun 7 2007
dl vids

yo - that's not california shoreline, that's some sweet canadian gulf island scenery ...

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Joined: Aug 29 2007
Great job, Dave!

I wish the rest of the bands I like could offer so much previous information, comments and videos the way the Dead does it. A box-set plus four archival releases per year (most of them in very good to pristine sound). What else can you ask for? Of course we could ask for more, but we could also have so much LESS! Dave's doing a great job here trying to keep every Dead fan satisfied.

Joined: Feb 2 2011
Bacon vs. baseball hats?

I too wear a base ball hat. Sometimes I wear it backwards. Wait, wait, wait. I have very curly/wavy hair and the hat-backwards tames it after washing. So I don't mind Dave wearing a baseball hat. How could I? Yet I do wonder if Dave likes bacon? I saw a great t-shirt which had three strips of sizzling bacon drawn on it and it said: You either like bacon or your wrong!

So I hope Dave likes bacon, or did, at some point in his life. I'll bet Jerry liked bacon,LOL, and god bless'em.

Dear Dave the only thing that could make Dave's picks better would be if they came wrapped in bacon! Seriously, man, think about it. If the last 5,000 May 77 sales are slowing then throw in a pound of bacon with every order and watch May 77 fly out everywhere!

If I can find a baseball hat with bacon on it would you wear it?

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Joined: Apr 24 2008
Dave's Seaside Chats & Upcoming Releases.

Well, i certainly love the informative and personal experience comments that Dave offers in his conversations. The guy is obviously well into the music as the enthusiasm is well conveyed through the videos....keep 'em coming Dave !.

On the subject of forthcoming releases, i'd love to see the following;

Box Sets;

Berkeley Community Theater (October/November 1984)
Radio City Music Hall (1980)
10/17/72 > 11/26/72 (Complete....yeah, i know this is one major long shot, but Christ, that'd be out of this world !)

Individual ShowS;


That'll keep me going for a month or two...get to it Dave !.

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Joined: Oct 15 2007
Really? !

Double posting sorry

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Joined: Oct 15 2007
Really? !

"I have a dream that one day our children will be judged by the content of their character and not what they choose to put on their head". So many of these comments are speculation and stupid grumbling that i feel like im sitting in on my grandma's sewing circle. Get a life people and enjoy the music.

"The only time i dont like someone is when i use preformed opinions about someones character based on their outward appearance and clothing choices." Man some of you guys must have some boring friends and familys, the only online community ive noticed that deadheads have retained since 1995 is the community based on judgmental and unfounded assumptions of other people they will probably never meet. Way to grow up and learn from your experiences, sometimes it seems like all those great shows and acid were wasted on generations of confused children.

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Joined: Jun 5 2007

I look forward to Dave's chats. They get me primed for each release. He is very knowledgable and enthusiastic. You can easily tell that he really, really, really likes licorice! He also strikes me as the kind of guy you can go on tour with.... won't drink your last beer, or bogart the doob.

Call me old-fashioned but I think the only time anyone should wear a baseball cap backwards is if they have a catcher's mask on.

borncrosseyed56, I also suspect there might be another box release coming in the fall... something to put under the Xmas tree perhaps...?

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Joined: Aug 12 2011
long live DL

I dont know whats not to like about his seaside chats. They are usually very informative and he speaks objectively about the music a lot of the time. If you dont like them then dont watch. Go back to watching the Jersey Shore or whatever entertains you...

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Joined: Jul 25 2011

Yeah I totally agree Dave Lemieux has been doing a good job. His videos and occasional on-line chats are part of the fun of having a subscription. Each new release is now like a seasonal ritual: the "teasing" of upcoming releases, Dave's videos and chats, reading the message boards as people start to receive their packages, etc Feels like being part of an active Deadhead community again.

Joined: Aug 27 2008
Speaking of Dave's video introductions...

At first I didn't like them, he seemed way too distracted for my tastes, and for many other people, too. They were very informative but distracting. I would guess there was enough feedback for Dave to improve himself, and he does with every video. He always seems GENUINELY SINCERELY ENTHUSIASTIC and that is part of the sales pitch, in my opinion. That is part of his style and that is fine by me. Dave is a good egg. The videos are always entertaining and I look forward to seeing the one(s) for Dave's Picks 7 in July.
I just wonder if there is another box set or a special release in the works for later this year.

Joined: Apr 14 2008
doubled up


Joined: Apr 14 2008
That seems like a weird comment

What does how someone wears their hat have anything to do with this box set?
And why would you bother having a problem with how people wear a hat?

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
Baseball caps

I don't have a problem with people wearing baseball caps - unless they wear them backwards, which Dave doesn't.

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Joined: Feb 6 2008
Dave's enthusiasm

is infectious. He brings a lot of inside info to the process and usually has some take on the release that is connected to the evolution of the music or the band, etc. I think he is doing a great job-baseball cap and all. BTW, who wouldn't be distracted by that coastline?

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Joined: Jun 8 2007
Just wanted to say ...

...that I really enjoy David's videos. I like the spontaneity and the fact that he doesn't have to read from notes or sound like a marketing salesman. This is a man who loves his job and wants to share that sense of wonder he gets when he finds those nuggets to release to the world. The baseball cap? Why would anyone care? I wear clothes I like and after 59 years on this earth have gone past the point of taking any notice of the style police. Wear what you want.

Joined: Aug 27 2008
May 1977 box dimensions

Before this box set ships, I would like to know, and so do many others would like to know what are the dimensions of this box set? What are the dimensions of each individual show container? What is the weight? The pictures shown look like the individual show containers are not the regular cd box size. I'll be looking for my box sometime after June 11, or unless they start shipping early.
Inquiring minds want to know.

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Joined: Jul 25 2011

Hope my earlier post didn't sound snarky. Sure, Dave Lemieux seems cool enough. It's just that Dick Latvala seemed like a wise older brother and Dave Lemieux seems more like a wise younger brother. I appreciate and enjoy his talks. and the "Yoda on the Dashboard" thing for Dave's Picks 3 was kind of inspired. (yeah its really a great scenic part of the country). In general, I don't like to see people wearing baseball caps without a good reason.

claney's picture
Joined: Jul 20 2007
DL and Transparency

I second all the replies to the honorable Mr. Bulltroutman. I quite appreciate DL's videos, and in particular the window into the selection and process. The liner notes in DaP were fantastic - just the kind of information I wanted to know about how those tapes came to light.

Remember when we always had to BEG the PTB to include dates for the songs on compilations? DL has addressed that.

In fact, Dave is as transparent as Obama SAID he was going to be, har har. You go Dave.

Oh wait, I have to go, there is the most amazing cricket on my window ledge! :)

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Joined: Jun 26 2007
Dave Lemieux

I agree. These sets will sell out with or without David L. I myself do enjoy listening to him. He is easily distracted, agreed, but would you rather have him sitting in some stuffy little cubicle? This way we get to see a bit of beautiful California shore line & wildlife. I have never been myself and I think how lucky he is to be in such a beautiful setting, giving us the latest low down on the next release. I very much like to hear his explaining what factors went into the selection of each release. It is also great to hear someone with such enthusiasm talking about the Dead. He has an encyclopedic memory. I am jealous. Who has a better job then him? Getting paid to listen to the greatest band of all time and getting to share his love for the Dead with us! Keep it up Dave! Plus where else can you find someone who will answer your email personally?

Joined: Mar 18 2010
The beautiful light

Maybe there could be a separate thread about the wildlife David mentions in the videos. I think DL is incredibly intelligent, and there's a purpose and intention to everything he says and does.

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Joined: Jul 15 2010
I think he comes across as a

I think he comes across as a genuinely nice, enthusiastic guy, albeit one with ADD. "Hey, it's a bird!" I don't think he's talking up the boxes and releases -- "Wow, I just saw a whale!" -- in an insincere effort to sell them. And it's nice to hear the logic behind the choices.

Joined: Aug 29 2011
Used car salesman?

Are you kidding? These sets sell themselves, nobody's being talked into it by Dave's videos. I just remember plenty of times wondering why Dick Latvala was picking the shows he was, and Dave basically provides us with explanations as to why he makes the choices he does.

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Joined: Jul 25 2011

Aw come on! give Dave Lemiuex a break! Man, I know- he's not as cool as Dick Latvala- who could be?! And call me "old school"- but I don't like the idea of a Deadhead wearing a baseball cap- (lose the baseball cap, slugger). But he did help push the Europe 72 box- one of the great joys of my life. Thanks Dave!

Joined: Jan 23 2011
May 1977

David Lemieux. You talk WAAAYYYYY too much. You're starting to sound like a used car salesman who's behind on his quota, and your descriptions are like running off baseball stats without any SOUL. Whenever I hear you start to ruminate, I want to turn it off. Let Rob Bleitstein (sp) do the intro's, he was there for most of it. You have a dream job, please lighten up and chill out.

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Joined: Jul 15 2010
I don't scalp GD stuff on

I don't scalp GD stuff on eBay (or anywhere), but when TPTB make these offerings "limited editions," they are absolutely opening the door and beckoning people to walk through the idea of reselling for a profit. OK, I didn't put that sentence together very well, but the whole idea of numbered limited editions is scarcity and the allure of something being worth more in the (sold out) future than it is now.

Joined: Feb 2 2011
mrmike hits it on the head regarding ebay reselling.

mrmike5 -- Those have been my thoughts exactly regarding ebay reselling. Why bother? I do not, however, begrudge a Head on hard times selling it because they desperately need the bucks - shit happens.

Joined: May 4 2012

I don't get the Ebay reseller idea. The kind of $$ is what, a couple hundred bucks/ set, tops, like what you'd make at a minimum wage job for a week. Less paying yourself minimum wage to post it, take pictures of your merch, monitor the auction, ship the stuff, etc. To me, that falls into the "why bother" category. The cost doesn't seem like that big of a deal, about $10/ disc for what looks and,from the taste of the clips, sounds like a pretty good set of shows. Sure the boxes are fancy and not "CD sized" but I don't get complaining about it. If you don't like it...don't buy it and, if you're gonna buy it and sell it, maybe look into your priorities. If you educate yourself, you should be able to outperform buying and reselling CDs, even in a down economy.

I'm looking forward to checking these shows out. I was 10 when they happened, more in to KISS, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Nuge back then but I love the slice of time and culture that the Dead represent. To get ready for it, I went ahead and picked up a copy of "The Illustrated Trip" which hasn't been delivered yet, but will be before the discs get here. I got that from the library last winter and dug it a lot and figured it'll be fun to flip through while I listen to these shows.

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Joined: Jun 18 2012
Ebay resellers

I was thinking the same thing about Ebay resellers. It won't sell out for at least several more weeks. And perhaps many of the initial buyers are resellers who thought it would sell out quicker. So this time around I hope they get burnt and have to resell at a loss! I am still trying to get my hands on Dave's Volume 2 but will not pay $125 plus for it. If anyone wants to trade volume 6 for it, let me know.

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Joined: Feb 16 2010
Sell out - not too soon

2/3's of the 15k sold so far covers most of the Dead Heads on these pages. With D/Ls selling at $100. on June 11th, against $165.(with Tax & S/H) for the Box Set, this should cover most of the other Dead Freaks.
I think they will still be around in at least June and maybe July. This could prove to be a "Revolting Development" for the eBay re-sellers, this might be a good thing !

Joined: Feb 2 2011
Sell out timeline. . ..

Yup. Apparently the Spring 1990 sold out in about one month so May 77 appears to be on track for another sold out box-set - fortunately I bought one.

Come on June 11th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joined: Mar 18 2010
Going, Going, Gone

Considering almost 10,000 copies sold in two weeks, it seems likely this set will sell out right around or before the official release date of June 11.

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Joined: Oct 3 2008
still no sell out?

I concure, space is the place when it comes to the Dead and they were the onlly ones that did it and they were good at it, without it it's, well 1977.
STill no sell out of this series of shows, perhaps this will let Rhino know that we will not buy just anything that they put out, especially so-so shows inbetween great shows.

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