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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Tracking

Hi
Anyone figured out how to track in the UK. No matter what I try all I get is "search unsuccessful please try again"

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pm sent

pm sent, though my inbox seems to have disappeared. regardless, i'm sure it'll all sort out in time - i'm just excited the box is somewhere en route.

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It says so here:

May 1977 sku: GRA9900100
Physical Boxed Set
price$139.98 quantityADD TO CART Digital Download
price$99.98 ADD TO CART
For help with digital downloads, please click here.
Download the cover art here
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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It says so here:

May 1977 sku: GRA9900100
Physical Boxed Set
price$139.98 quantityADD TO CART Digital Download
price$99.98 ADD TO CART
For help with digital downloads, please click here.
Download the cover art here
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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It says so here:

May 1977 sku: GRA9900100
Physical Boxed Set
price$139.98 quantityADD TO CART Digital Download
price$99.98 ADD TO CART
For help with digital downloads, please click here.
Download the cover art here
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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bliss

send me a PM with your order info and I'll see what I can find out.

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tracking

any tips on what to do with a 7-digit tracking number for shipment to canada? dhl's website doesn't recognize it ...

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downloads with packaging??

Where was it "advertised the downloads with the packaging"
Only thing I find on this site states:
"However, the 111 tracks will be made available on release date as FLAC and Apple lossless full-set-only downloads for $99.98."
Nothing that I can find says anything about packaging or artwork. Caveat Emptor!
The artwork and packing come with the physical product.

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I have flac but flac works in intunes

With a plug in. But the flac s are also not tagged in Winamp. Where is the PDFs of the packaging? The PDFs of the booklets? The PDFs of the liner notes.

You advertised the downloads with the packaging. Now ante up! Fix the tags and include everything that is missing.

I could have gotten this in perfect flac with all the artwork from a torrent site tagged perfectly and scans of everything. Instead I paid you for an inferior product and paid 99.99. I feel like a sucker.

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Okay , I'm officially antsy now!

I didn't get impatient until just now.
45 years old, and I can't wait to get off work and hurry home to see if the cds came in the mail.
I've got hundreds of hours of Dead, Furthur, Mickey Hart, JGB etc .. even have audience recordings of a couple of these shows in my zune, but I feel like I can't wait to dump out the Frosted Flakes and get that toy at the bottom!

Kid's back from college, having graduated well, and is about to ship off to her new job, so the rest of the fam and I will look at the slideshow of all her pictures while listening to the new cd set IF IT's DELIVERED.

Can't believe I just got hit by this wave of anticipation. Nice.

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Same here, thismikebenz...

I found Merle, Miles, Grisman, and eventually latched onto newgrass and "hippie folk" (REK, Emmy, and the like) by way of the Dead. On the flipside, it took me three decades too long to discover the genius of obscure Chuck Berry - due in part to the Dead's less-than-inspiring spin on "Around and Around." Go figure!

And I agree: studio drummers tend to wring the life out of otherwise great tunes. Warren Zevon, for example, was absolutely ROBBED by poor production/engineering and sterile percussion.

BTW - If you want to hear some great Neil Young that sorta kinda taps into the "Dead aesthetic," check out "A Treasure." (Petty's Live Anthology is surprisingly good, too...)

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THISMIKE - HDCD & Digital Downloads

I handle HDCD by converting the FLAC files to 24 bit using DbPowerAmp with its HDCD DSP. (In fact, only 20 bits are used, but...). If your server can handle 24 bit files, then it can handle those.

Digital downloads - at last. The crap exchange rate, the extra tax on import items, and the fact that customs now seem to charge me for everything I order from dead net (used to be that single items were never charged) means I can no longer afford to order from you. I'm paying nearly twice as much for a Dave's Picks, even with a subscription. So for the first time I won't be pre-ordering a box set, and I can't see me doing it again. I've good good versions of some of these shows, so may well even not bother at all. I hope Dave's Picks will be available as downloads.

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Palate cleansing Star Dark

Good point. Rather than totally cleansing your palate, you're putting the performences in context by examining where there were just before, or where they went next.

In my youth, the Dead and Jerry's various side projects sent me down many other musical contexts by way of their cover songs. Whole genres opened up to me because I wondered who Merle Haggard was, or where Jerry was trying to visit with Nicky Hopkins or Old and in the Way. I totally see your point.

I was just thinking that sometimes the Dead sounds really fresh after listening to Coltrane or Brahms.

I tell you one thing though, The 33 years I have spent actively listening to the Dead have totally spoiled me for otherwise decent rock and roll music that has really boring drums. A lot of perfectly fine Neil Young or Tom Petty material kind of fails when all I hear is 1-2-3-4.

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Cleansing - Thismikebenz

thismikebenz - For the sake of civility, I’ll ignore your sarcasm and explain my position with a simple analogy. Drinking a mass-produced lager may reinforce a beer lover’s preference for Guinness, whereas sampling another decent stout will raise an appreciation for Guinness’s subtle nuances. 78 versus 77.

As far as The Who is concerned, only three of their albums trip my trigger (Quadrophenia, Who's Next, and The Who By Numbers). More into Robert Earl Keen, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris et al these days(!)

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Sorry snafu

but I truly didn't mean any offense to anyone with the exception of TPTB who get to make all of these decisions that we are ultimately left with. Even I, myself have purchased most of the music made available through the years (including this one). I just think it's rather funny, and somewhat sad at the same time that this set didn't actually sell out by it's release date. They even stated in the bottom of their description of the set that they believed it would sell out like previous releases, and the best way to guarantee getting a copy was to preorder it. Well, that day has come, and now since passed. They sometimes just come off as if they know that whatever they put out will be gobbled up. I think it may be time to revisit that premise. I believe ultimately, the digital downloads, which is great for the consumer when given options, ended up backfiring on them and their plan of not having any inventory shortly after the release date. This also makes me fearful that, in turn, this will result in less and less physical media being made available in the future.

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Baaaaaa Leno710

Leno 710 I'm always amazed at people who need to insult or call names people who have a different view than they do. I have bought every release the Grateful Dead have released.Anyone who knows me would laugh at your description of me. Not to mention insulting the staff who work so hard to bring us great product to them thank you so much

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is it possible

that you've got the FLAC download rather than the AAC? So far no one else is reporting any issues with playing the download/getting the track info in iTunes, so please supply technical details so we can troubleshoot this.

And yes, if you want the art, the liner notes, etc., physical media is the way to go.

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Where is the artwork

The photos, the essay the show notes? For 99 dollars all we get are untagged unorganized files?

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Actually they are not

Only one field is tagged. These files as they stand are useless in iTunes or an iPod.

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This box set will still be available for Christmas

...........and all because they gave people advance notice that it would be available as digital downloads as well. Although I'm not against DD, (I'm actually totally for it), but still prefer CDs, I wouldn't be surprised if the next release size is less than 15k. Also, it would probably help that TPTB, maybe even David L., would pick selection(s) from an era not as easily accessible or overdone. I like '77 Dead as much as the next guy, or gal, but not all of us are sheep that will eat whatever we're fed. It's high time for variety............
Also, how's about helping out the heads that don't have $100 to shell out for the entire thing, and make single shows available at least. I really hope this abuse of power comes back to bite someone where the sun don't shine. Anyways, sorry for the rant, but I haven't posted for a while.

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Cleansing the Palate

Wow Star Dark, 9 months ahead from the same band to cleanse the palate? I was thinking old Who or 80's era Robyn Hitchcock... or maybe the last 15 years of Lou Reed..

What does anyone else do when they OD on 77 dead?

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Cleansing the Palate

Quick recommendation for "resetting" after overdosing on '77 (as I have over the past few weeks): Dick's Picks 18. I know, I know... huh??? Trust me: for whatever reason, that spectacular (and criminally underrated) February '78 run lends nice contrast to the almost too-perfect Spring of '77. Give it a whirl, then listen to 5/15/77 (for example) and see whatcha think.

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I totally agree w/ thisismike about the art!

I thought the pics of the set looked pretty cool but the box looks like a book of magic spells that Gandalf would whip out to jam with some hobbits, pipe-weed, ale, etc. that's really fitting for the set.

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ps-thismike

I forget to mention that I am supremely happy that the org. still puts the time and effort into the hard copy CDs and beautiful packaging-these boxes are works of art in every sense. Data is just data-you can't read it, touch it, contemplate it, etc. Think the difference between your e-books and your real books-those old editions waiting on the shelf to be read are reviewed are good for the soul, IMHO. Think of the amazing artwork-posters, etc created around the Dead and the SF ballroom scene over the years-it really adds to the over-all experience to me and to a lot of others, I'm sure. I think the downloads are fine for what they are but I hope they never completely replace the physical format. And, after all, people are going back to LPs as well as they view Cds as lacking in the things that made analog and large-art lps so much fun.

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thismike

exhibit a-double post screw-up

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thismike

I will listen using HDCD enabled disc player-my Denon 100 year anniversary player. I will probably at some point transfer the data to my Olive server to join other GD data there-its fun to push the artist button and start the GD jukebox but the HDCD part will be gone-it does not translate into the server. With ipod my understanding is that you lose HDCD as well because of the allowed formats recognized by itunes. also with itunes you don't get artwork if you use WAV format-you lose the tab so you can't even capture it and paste it in. MP3 sucks no matter what as far as I am concerned-I can't listen to it-too much nuance missing from the music. I use 160 gig ipod classic so I can use lossless format in my itunes library. All in all though I am with you in preferring hard copy discs and real players with good sound on a decent stereo with efficient-live music friendly speakers-in my case Klipsch LaScala. And yeah, I learned some of this stuff about digital the hard way-screwing up more times than I remember and I'm sure I am still in ignorance about a lot of this stuff-but I will get by, I will survive.

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Re CDs

I mostly listen to the CDs in my car and totally agree they sound better than ripping them to mp3 and using my iPod and various docking station options. I have Bose headphones for running but there's still some punch missing. I sort of plan on listening to these everywhere for a while!

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May '77 AAC or Flac

If you've got a decent download speed, then I would go for the FLAC (Lossless) files.
This way you can keep them archived in that format, and then convert them (I recommend XLD) to mp3, Apple Lossless, AAC, or whatever, for using in iTunes.

Sorry 'bout the double post .... not sure what happened there !

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May '77 AAC or Flac

If you've got a decent download speed, then I would go for the FLAC (Lossless) files.
This way you can keep them archived in that format, and then convert them (I recommend XLD) to mp3, Apple Lossless, AAC, or whatever, for using in iTunes.

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Techno advanced folks

Oh, and I know that I am somewhat ignorant about some of the technology involved in digital sound files, so I hope that those who know more about this sort of thing than I do will chime in with lots of advice and discussions.

However, I ask that you please be nice, and not be snotty or condescending. I'm trying to learn about it, and am already paying you respect by seeking opinions. I know I am ignorant.

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cd vs mp3

I see folks saying talking about ripping their cds from this set like, right away. I wonder, how many of you are like me and plan the first listen to be on a CD player which can take advantage of the HDCD process, and a decent amplfier and speakers? Of course it will make it into my Dead-only Zune 120 (it's a dinosaur, but is reliable, and only has Grateful Dead and alums on it) foroffice, car, and headphone use.

However, in our living room, bedroom, and basement workshop, it's CDs all the way. I will actually do a test with these new discs, and play mp3 player of a song then play the CD, through the same home stereo, and see how muh difference there is between the HDCD and the 320 Zune and ipod MP3. (wife uses iPod)

So anyway, how many of you plan to really enjoy listening to the HDCD?

Also, does anyone know whether ripping a 320 MP3 from HDCD differs from a 320 MP3 ripped from a standard CD?

I'm a little worried that if everyone's just ripping and iPodding, they'll figure it's a waste to make the nice HDCDs, and start offering download only.

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mayormarion...

The tracks are showing all their info (title, artist, album) for us in both formats. What player are you using, if you're still having this issue?

Also, link to cover art now listed above.

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Surprised no 2 CD set

Surprised no 2 CD set is offered in the May77 store as were done for the last 2 Box Sets (Europe72 & Spring90). Boy, they do have everything else from tee shirts to coffee mugs.

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Downloads

Many thanks for offering these as downloads!!! I hope you continue to embrace the digital age in future releases! Very much appreciated! Unfortunately, this is too much for my blood. Please continue with the digital releases. :) :) :) :) Much Love!!!

XOXOXOXO

Greendude :)

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MAY '77

#14709
I just finished classes and am glad to get this for some summer fun.

The Mix sounds LIVE, crowd noises, sounds good. Late 70s Garcia-guitar has always been a favorite for me so I am happy.

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the downloads are not tagged!!!!! No artwork!!!

So for 99 bucks expect to spend the next week tagging these? Not cool! No artwork? ripoff!

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hmmm...

05/13/77 ripping away fine...hmmm....what to do what to do...last fair deal in the town...

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It's here!

Great stuff!! I checked out the Sunrise Scarlet--->Fire on the way to pick up Mrs from the train, it sounded great...I'll rip to my computer but very pleased with what I'm hearing here, out of the crappy speakers on my computer, until I'm done ripping...uh oh, project halted, itunes not finding disc 3 of the 05/12/77 set. :-( 05/11 is smokin' though! Great bar band stuff, more lively drums than Winterland 73 w/ the extra set of hands and a real crisp, clear mix.

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Where are the 1977 downloads?

They were supposed to be released today. How do you buy these?

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Where are the 1977 downloads?

They were supposed to be released today. How do you buy these?

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Download FAQ link

is here. (This is for all downloads, not just this one which will be with us shortly...

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mcgannahan...

Link should be up now, at the top of the page right under the link to buy the box set. Speak up if you have difficulties!

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"The CDs are easy to removed from each sleeve as well."

Hmm, I had a problem getting a couple out and I usually don't have a problem getting them out. In fact, whoever put the discs in looks like they might've had a slight problem too as there were a couple of slight creases. Still, very pleased with the set so far.

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May 1977 has arrived

#10804 has arrived in Atlanta!! First off, I love the packaging and the artwork. The case is about the size of a DVD set. The CDs are easy to removed from each sleeve as well. Like the spring 90 set, may 1977 was shipped in a nice decorated outer box. I really like that touch.

I think everyone is going to be pleased with this box! I know I can't wait.

I started working at 4am today in Birmingham AL. After putting in a solid day I rushed back to the ATL because my tracking number said the box would be delivered today. I get home and beat the UPS guy by 30 min. The kids are gone for 2 days, my wife is still at work, it's 90 degrees outside but cool in the house, and it's time to crack open May 1977!! You can't beat that on a Tuesday! I'm working in Mobile AL later this week, 12 hours round trip of drive time, May 1977 came just at the right time and I think everything is just exactly perfect.

Thanks to Rhino, Dave, Jeffrey, Betty, and anyone else who in any way, shape, or form was a part of this release. I love everything y'all release for us and I gladly purchase them all. The music enriches my life is makes it a little easier to get by day to day. Thank you

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Joined: Aug 29 2011
Reading too much into

you all are. Mine said backordered this AM and then I got an email saying it shipped today and now it says shipped. They're all on the way, I'm sure. The term backordered is probably just how they need to enter it into inventory before it gets shipped from a different location or something logistical like that. Can't wait to hear these. And FWIW DP #6 is a total prize.

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
logistics

i expect nothing from these people other than that i'll like the music when it arrives. sometimes it takes an email or two. sometimes it requires a returned disc. sometimes i get shipping notices, sometimes i don't. sometimes it arrives 3 weeks after people post about receiving theirs. sometimes it comes before the release date. sometimes the deliverer wants more money. sometimes i get that money back. i used to care about all of this, but nothing changed, so i did. now i don't care and i just wait for the music, because that's what it's all about.

you can complain about rhino, but really, the provision of hard-copy product is a dying industry. nobody but collectors and people over about 35 buy CDs anymore. hell, i'd lay odds that the amount of people who steal this boxset by way of bittorrent will exceed the amount sold tenfold. what's left of record companies is outsourced and understaffed to preserve profitability. we'll be very very lucky if there are GD boxsets being released in as little as 7 years' time.

enjoy it while it lasts.

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Joined: Jul 15 2007
Download?

'However, the 111 tracks will be made available on release date as FLAC and Apple lossless full-set-only downloads for $99.98.
' - anyone found where this is yet?

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Shipping

Like others, my status switched to ''Backordered'' last night. I feel good about shipping times, though, since both Europe 72 box and Spring 1990 arrived at my door BEFORE I received shipping notice or was dinged on my credit card. Rest assured, they're getting these things out as fast as they can -- though for almost $12 shipping, it seems like they could get it to us "same day as release" via FedEx.

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Joined: Feb 6 2008
lucky fans

we are really lucky to be still getting all this "licorice" all these years-keep them coming. I may like one release more than another one for any variety of reasons but I'm happy to have all of them. ditto with the Jerry releases. Man am I happy to have those too. Its not the same as being in the crowd 10 feet from the big guy but it's the next best thing at this point in time. Buy some for gifts to your friends who may be in the dark about all this.

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Joined: Jul 25 2011
perspective

Thanks thismike. Nice post. My feelings exactly. Enjoyed the LouisCK clip, too.

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