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

MAGICAL, MYTHICAL MAY 1977!

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 Facebook.com/GratefulDead and Youtube.com/gratefuldead.

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

Tracklist

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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77 Box

Just got it and loving it already. Not surprised. But the Scarlet>Fire from the first show is explosive and mellow at the same time. Love it.

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Big River

Holy smokes! A blistering 5/11 Big River. On top of their game fo sure!

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DR. Beechwood?

So what happened to the rap about "I need a scrip man!" "This man is too fast he needs four hundred and fifty" part of the rap on 5/13 before Music Never Stopped?
And that's my only complaint. The box set is outstanding! But was there a conscious edit here or tape flaw?

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Hmm

Sorry, double post here too.

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Awesome!

Mine just showed up. Four tracks into May 11th and I'm blown away by the sound! I wasn't fortunate enough to ever see them live (these shows are older than me by a few months) but this is by far the closest I've come to feeling like I'm there. Almost didn't pull the trigger on this one because of a baby on the way but so glad I did. Going to be a good weekend.

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WOWEE ZOWEE

Sorry for the double post.

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WOWEE ZOWEE

WOW! Just got mine from UPS... Had to wait an extra day 'cause I missed the delivery yesterday. Boy, that was a hard day to wait. Got home from work today, and popped in disc 1 from May 11, 1977, and HOLY COW! I have to use swear words to describe how GOOD this sounds: F-ing OUTSTANDING! You can truly hear every detail in GORGEOUS, RICH, dare I say, SUMPTUOUS, sound. A feast for the ears.

I am thoroughly impressed by this release -- the sound, the playing, and man, that artwork is simply that, a work of art. i am going to take my time and enjoy this release nice and slow. Hope everyone else gets theirs soon.

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Comes A Time

Man, that "Comes A Time" on 5/12 sure rips your heart out, doesn't it? What a sweet way to wander into the weekend...

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Thank you Marye

But customer service says they know nothing about a refund. I would like to clear this up so I can order a physical box set while there are a few left.

Edit: They finally came through and now I placed an order for the psychical box set. This was the first time I waited for the downloads, because I don't listen to CDs anymore. In fact, I don't have a CD player, but I guess I will borrow a friend's PC so I can rip these myself.

Dead.net, please get the download situation and make it a priority. CDs are on the way out and downloads have taken over. Include proper tagging and pdf scans of the artwork and you have a product that is almost pure profit.

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Thank you Marye

But customer service says they know nothing about a refund. I would like to clear this up so I can order a physical box set while there are a few left.

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if anyone else is having this issue with the downloads

please post the technical details so we can address the problem.

mayormarion, we're showing that your refund for the download went through as of Tuesday June 11. If for some reason you have not received it, please contact customer service, as they will be glad to make sure that you do. Thank you.

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download tracks

Now that is a legit gripe, mayor. I hope they fix the untagged tracks in the near future and make this right for you. Getting the 111 tracks in order would be a pain-- "OK, this sounds like the 5/12 Estimated...." As I wrote, I am waiting on downloading-- hopefully they get the glitches out.

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Tuscaloosa Book not glued properly.

i have not yet listened to any of the discs. they all imported into iTunes without fail. however, the last disc in my Tuscaloosa book slides around, because they did not glue the seams together. its not a huge deal, but i can't imagine i'm the only one to experience this issue.

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My $.02

The sound quality on this set is excellent. Ditto the performances. The artwork is cool, and a nice change of pace. The cd sleeves are by FAR the best paper holders I've seen. A great improvement over all other GD releases that I have. If they re-released all the E72 sleeves with this new and improved version, I'd buy 'em.

My only gripe is the odd sizing. I can live with the odd sized exterior box and booklet, but it's nice to have the actual musical content packaged in a conventional size so the discs can be stored on regular old cd shelves (like the E72 box). The packaging on these various releases is cool and all, but not particularly functional once the novelty wears off. My vote is for the 11/73 and 6/77 format -- a box, enough surface space for cool artwork and booklets, and entirely functional.

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Great music

Well, I've only been listening since last night, but I'm mightily impressed. I started with the U of A show, since I just got back from visiting my Mom, there. What an excellent show. Garcia's jamming on Wharf Rat, in particular, is sublime. I guess I haven't listened to a whole lot of 5/77 before (beyond Cornell, obviously), because I was floored by how "on" the band sounds throughout these shows. I'm more of a 1969 or 1973 lover of 30+ minute Dark Stars and Other Ones. But it's really good to hear these releases in such good quality sound. Thanks to GDM for bringing us more great stuff from the Vault.

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arrived yesterday...

and I started with the 1st show. Unlike some I had never heard this before and I must say I am mightily impressed-the playing by the band is amazing and the mix and sound quality are wonderful. Betty said she wanted to put you in the middle of the band and she sure did. The sound is detailed also with every nuance there. I like the quirky approach to the box art-this is certainly, to my eyes, new art territory which moves away from the usual cliches. very cool! I haven't read the book yet as i was multitasking while I listened but a glance at revealed what looks to be a promising take on all this. Happy to have some notes in there by the inestimable Blair Jackson-I miss his input to this forum. Hey stop the crankiness-this is mana from GD heaven. May they continue to put this level of attention to detail into these releases for the fans. Next on the radar-Jerry Garcia Live, Vol 2, with Bela Fleck-I can't wait for this either.

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If they're not tagged, that

If they're not tagged, that really sucks. They should be doing a lot better than that.

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Numbers, shipping, etc.

I've never gotten a low number, even though I've ordered just about every limited set on day 1.

As for shipping, I'm in the UK, and DHL shows mine being in Des Plaines, Il, since 6/6. I got an email on the 11th saying it was shipped. I hope I'll get it; I still haven't gotten Dave's Picks 6, following a messy kerfuffle where UPS asked me to pay twice the cost of the discs in "duties" and other fees. I refused, it was sent back, then reshipped by "normal" mail, but I'm still waiting. Sigh.

You know, if anyone from Rhino is reading, you have a UK subsidiary, and you could ship to the EU much more easily by sending stuff en masse to the UK, then shipping from there. It'd be cheaper for use in terms of duties, and it'd probably cost you less to ship that way. Just saying...

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Still bs

For one hundred bucks I expect PDFs of the artwork and the links on this page indicate that you will get the artwork with the download. Besides the downloads are not tagged. 111 useless files untagged and numbered from 1 to 111. Clearly a total screwup, especially since I could have downloaded this set from one of several torrent sites tagged correctly with scans of the artwork for free. I feel like a sucker and I want my money back.

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Arrival Day

For those number counting I think these are pulled at random with no rhyme or reason. I ordered this within the first few minutes and even with 3500 left I received # 14,281 :-)

The packaging is very cool and the best to date. As for sound, I started with Chicago 5/12 and while it is excellent I would not say it is the best sounding release ever. Perhaps the other shows are a notch up from this.... Still great but not exceptional. As with all the official releases the mix is really fantastic. Listening to an intricate cassidy now and can hear every trickle of the keys and strum of bob's guitar. Vocals are clear as well. Sound actually has a bit of the echoey hall feeling.

Very psyched to have this and will be listening to as much as possible over the next few days.

How about January '78 for a release or box??

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Box arrived today!

Starting with first show so far I'm very impressed with the sound quality, everybody is clear and sweet. Thanks to all involved as well. From Betty to Jeffery who would have thought 36 years ago could sound so good! If your on the fence about this one don't hesitate! Packaging is cool too Driving out to Telluride Bluegrass Festival next week, the 20 hour ride is going to be a breeze now!

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Digital download with boxed set?

Do you also get a digital download when you order the boxed set?

I would love the boxed set, but don't want to wait!

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ABB

I wish they would too. I think that they must not have any. Restored shows with Duane would be amazing to hear. The archive releases they had put out are good, but far from the quality we get from the GD. Maybe I'm wrong, hope I am and we do get some.

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#1323

Arrived today! I'm very happy with the sound quality, really sounds great. I usually get a high number too, I was surprised to get #1323, nice. I'll be listening all summer all the way through Days In Between. Very pleased with the quality releases we are receiving. Super thanks to all involved. Now the only question is, what's next?

Peace

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The High Numbers

I usually get a pretty high number too, even with limited, boxed sets by other bands. Sometimes if it's a REALLY obscure band I'll get a low number - not the case here. Will find out when I get home tonight what number I drew. Eep!

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sound?

How does this release sound? Any patches or noticeable patches?
I also order these early and get a very high number. I realy do not care about the number but it is strange. Would assume this is random.

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Thanks The Weve. I didn't

Thanks The Weve. I didn't realize that the artwork didn't have the date on it. That worked just fine.

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Cover Art

I may be missing something, but the images are rectangular which wont' fit into the cover art space which is square ...

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Thanks, Bliss

I followed your instructions and the correct information appeared on DHL. It is the first time I'm not desperate about having a GD box set delivered, but I'm sure I will enjoy it when it reaches its destination.

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high numbered set

I feel your pain cbs73.I always order on the first day and usually get a very high number.But am extremely happy with the cd sets that are offered by dead.net.I wish the allman brothers would take a lesson from the Dead on releasing archival recordings!

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artwork

I just busted into the box this morning. Hopefully tonight I can begin the process of ripping the discs and scanning the artwork. I'll post the link when I have 'em ready.

And here's a stupid silly observation, but I just have to ask:
Why is it, that even though I order both Dave's Picks 2013 and this May 77 box set on the first day, my limited edition numbers are among the last one thousand? Does anybody out there get limited edition numbers in the first one thousand? I mean, if it's truly random, you think I'd catch a low number (in the first three thousand) once in a while, but every single one has been relatively high.

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Here's a laugh and a Sucker Born Every Minute!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grateful-Dead-May-77-UNOPENED-Box-set-road-trips...

May 77 for sale right now on eBay for only . . ..

$312!!!!

Item is 'unopened!'

Shipping not included.

Did I mention it is only Only $312!!!!

Hurry kids.

Yet seriously I do wonder how this eBay reseller decided on $312 rather than an even $300, or $320 even??? It is a mystery folks.

If they could figure out how to sell Downloads for say $200 it would happen, maybe, anyway.

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Art for each show

At the top of the page under the Box Set photos there are links for each show date. If you click them all the show info & a cover picture is there. Save the picture and make your own cd cover or ipod art. Hope this helps. (~):E

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re: BS

Look, mayor, as nicely as I can put this, I believe you are only seeing what you want to see. And no, I do not work for Rhino. Before the download option appeared yesterday, where was it suggested that downloads would have all the "stuff" associated with the box? Everything on this website indicated that people would be able to download the tracks, but the What's Inside is quite clearly what is inside the box set, not what people would get with downloads.

As frunobulax suggests, could they have put more into the available downloadable cover art? Yes, a basic cover and track listing would be nice. But alas, those of us who download will have to create this ourselves. Maybe next time they will put more into the downloadable artwork. For now, enjoy the music and appreciate what is being released at $20/show.

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tracking

those of you getting weird tracking results:

to the right of the tracking history, there's a list of "tracking results" - try each of the results that come up for that number and you may find your package -- mine was in the middle of that list.

as mentioned in an earlier post, use webtrack.dhlglobalmail.com

i had no luck until following the above.

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I don't work for Rhino, but

I don't work for Rhino, but the next line that you omitted from your post says that it is limited to 15,000. Do you really think this applies to the download?

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BS

BS...it says so right at the top of the page. Do you work for Rhino?

Physical Boxed Set
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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

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Downloads

While I agree that GDM made it pretty explicit that downloaders only get the tracks, not the artwork or essays, it would not be difficult to provide some CD covers, etc. as PDFs. Phish does it with every LivePhish release and though those shows typically don't have liner notes beyond what you read on the website, it's still a nice gesture and easy to produce through InDesign or whatever page layout program they're using. As for me, I bought the physical box and it's out for delivery here in Austin. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

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The artwork link at the top

The artwork link at the top of this page leads to one image. Are there individual images for each show, or is the artwork for this set just the one image?

Thanks.

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DHL TRACKING NUMER

I was provided with a tracking number so I could follow my package. It turned out it was delivered today in Indianapolis. A pity I live in BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA. I don't mind the band playing high on LSD on stage, but I hope the staff at Dead.net are not following the same procedures to run their business. Why was I given a completely incorrect tracking number???

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UPS Tracking, Google Earth, tick-tock, the edge of my seat. . .

I have been checking my email to view the progress of UPS Tracking Details many times per day. Each time I go to Google earth and map out where my May 77 Boxset is and check the time.

I hear the tick tock of my clock while doing this and the anticipation has me on the edge of my seat. Meanwhile I live vicariously through those of you who have received it already.

While I understand money and cost are important issues, the cost difference between Downloads and getting the physical product made it worth the extra expense for me.

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downloads

Mayormarionbarry, nowhere does it suggest that downloads get the entire packaging. It is absolutely silly to think so. I am going to do the downloads once the glitches are worked out and I do not expect anything other than the music. This is what the page has said since day one: "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."

The TRACKS will be made available. The What's Inside that you cite in your three posts is what is inside the box set if you order the box set. Not too difficult to understand. Quit complaining and enjoy the music. If you wanted the packaging you should have spent $40 extra dollars for the set.

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Not the same tracking :-)

Hey riggsjr - Good to see the tracking worked for you. Your tracking numbers are all different from mine, but they were sent out at the same time. Mine is headed to Glasgow and was processed at 7:14am on the 10th.

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AH HA !!

Tried again, using same number and got this:
6/10/2013 03:03 PM CT Des Plaines, IL PROCESSING COMPLETED AT ORIGIN
6/10/2013 06:49 AM CT Des Plaines, IL PROCESSED
6/8/2013 11:23 AM CT Des Plaines, IL ARRIVAL DHL GLOBAL MAIL FACILITY
Package Details
Shipped To
DUNDEE, DD53SW
GB
Total Weight
2.081 lbs.
Service
GM Packet Priority
DHL GM
2071200654201803
Customer Confirm
2681059
Thanks rattydog_uk. Does this mean we all have the same tracking number ?

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Oh! Oh!

Just tried tracking my package, here's what came up;
Date Time Location Activity
4/13/2013 11:18 AM ET Connellsville, PA DELIVERED
4/13/2013 04:37 AM ET Connellsville, PA ARRIVAL AT POST OFFICE
4/10/2013 05:28 AM ET Hebron, KY TENDERED TO USPS
4/9/2013 07:26 PM ET Hebron, KY PROCESSED
4/9/2013 11:38 AM ET Hebron, KY ARRIVAL DHL GLOBAL MAIL FACILITY
4/8/2013 12:00 PM ET Depew, NY PICKED UP BY SHIPPING PARTNER
Problem is I'm in the UK!!

Before anyone says, I have used the correct tracking number.

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Weir Here Over There

Dave did a great job promoting May '77 in the 15 seconds he was given. Of course, the real stars of The Couch were Parish and Bobby himself. The stream from Phil's place is amazing. The event is still live (and free) and I hope Phil makes an appearance. But that would just be the icing on the cake. Everything else about his broadcast has been welcomed beyond belief. We are truly grateful. Catfish John, anyone?

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Uhhh....

Who do I contact if there's some damage to my order? Looks like a great set though!

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Just got my box set ...

It's about the size of three + (just a bit over) DVD keep cases, and I prefer regular CD size cases. Other than that, Rhino has learned well from previous releases - the Road Trips series, the Europe 72 Complete Recordings set - and this May 1977 box is great just to look at. It's easy to remove and return the discs, I wished the artwork was more brilliant, more colorful, more vibrant, but Masaki Koike did an absolutely wonderful creation that should be nominated for a Grammy Award. As always, the writings of Blair Jackson & Steve Silberman convey a nessity of really listening to this music.
I already had 5/13, 5/15 & 5/17 as soundboard downloads, my original 5/15 cd-r is too bottom heavy and I don't like it - it's trash compared to this official release. My 5/17 is awful sounding after drums, this release restores the brilliance of the remainder of the show.
Two thumbs up to Betty Cantor-Jackson way back when for doing a great job recording these shows, FIVE BOLTS to Mark Pinkus and the whole crew of Rhino folks and espcially to John Chester & Jamie Howarth for restoring the tapes and to Jeff Norman for mastering them to cd so brilliantly, and to Dave Lemieux for his GOLDEN EARS.
Most importantly to the Grateful Dead who played so well on this tour, and to all the concertgoers, me excluded. I wish I as a 20 year-old young man was able to catch at least one show of the great Spring 1977 Tour. Oh well.

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I went straight for the 5-13-77 Scarlet>Fire. Everything looks nice!

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Valhalla '77

Received mine a while ago, courtesy the sweat-soaked UPS diosito, and engrossed myself for a good 20-plus minutes groking this California-born thing of beauty. I believe the coolest touch is the magnet. The aural stuff is up next. There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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