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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Spring 90 / Weir

I, too, find the sound of Spring '90 plenty fine.

Re Mr. Weir, it's been said he functioned as an indispensable/essential buffer between Jerry & Phil. Couldn't agree more - and he may have been the only guy on planet earth suited for it. Must've helped immensely to have developed his technique while playing with those two radically different musicians. It's fascinating to hear how that technique translates to solo acoustic work - TMNS being a wonderful example.

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PS - Nice little story in the

PS - Nice little story in the Rock and Roll section on the 77 Tour and Box in this week's Rolling Stone - and a nice 4 star review of the Box as well.

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Shytown

Hola -

My plan has been to listen to the Box in sequence with the rest of the spring 77 tour. I've just completed the second set of the second night in Chicago, 5/13. I've reached the conclusion that the Drums>Jerry Solo>Other One>Stella is Dead ROCKNROLL at its finest. I mean, there aint nuthin jazzy, funky, Bakersfield country about it . . . just GOOD TIME ROCK N ROLL!

Any word on the next Dave Picks release . . . isn't it due for release in August?

Hugs n kisses to all,

DCFHOF(its time)

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Spring 90

I thought Bobby's guitar was really prominent in the Spring 90 Box and that was one of my favorite things about it...(?)

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Keith, circa 1977

Love the box- no complaints, here. I'm really enjoying hearing Keith's playing on this set. He's always been my favorite Dead keyboardist, by far, but I've generally ignored the post-hiatus stuff. Usually, I can barely hear him on late 70's shows, anyways. But the combination here of great shows, great sound, and good headphones is pretty awesome. Keith would be my favorite Dead keyboardist based on this set alone, even if we didn't have his glorious 71-75 period.
I'm not sure what to think about the long "Dancin'" jams. Usually they are among the longest jams of any 77 show, and therefore, should be a highlight, right? I don't think I've ever heard or read anyone praising an "epic" Dancin' jam. I'm not sayin' I don't like them. Jamming is jamming. They just take some getting used to. They are pretty spacey and I can't imagine anyone dancing to them(?).
I agree Weir is underrated, but probably mostly by non-Deadheads. I suspect most self-described Deadheads appreciate him just fine.

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Spring 1990 - Bobby?

I have a hard time hearing Bobby's guitar in the Spring 1990 Box. Not sure if it is me or the way Healy set the board?

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drshakedown

Hi there, Dr. Shakedown!

Well, how's this for a conundrum: had you followed your own counsel ("go be a critic somewhere else") and not posted your negative comment, I might have invested more consideration in it!

In any case, this is a forum. Not every post can (or should) be rainbows and lollipops. I just happened to notice that quite a few Dead-related posts, ad blurbs, etc. assume we all dig Sugaree. Some of us don't. It was a flip comment - nothing to be offended by.

As a make-good, here's a little ray of sunshine: I firmly believe Bobby's contributions to the band's sound (both within and beyond May '77) were immeasurable. Folks love to bash the guy, but if only they could hear the music without his incredibly innovative rhythmic interjections (*and* he played much more "lead" than many realize). It could be argued that he added just as much value as Garcia. A close listen to the new box (and beyond) should validate. Just plain freakin' awesome.

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Hey Star Dark

If you have to open a statement with an apology.... Why not just not make the statement, go with your instincts and be quiet, skip the track, and go be a critic somewhere else.

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77 Box set - Sugaree

Only one Sugaree on the '77 box set. Star Dark, u must be happy w/ that?

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Arrived today in the UK !

Hi,

Got a message from my wife this morning .... The box was dropped onto my porch this morning.
Nothing to pay ! Just starting to rip them now.

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Re: Dave's Picks 7 Prediction

Apologies for the following shameless troll-type comment: Please, please stop with the Sugarees! Silly lyrics, insipid melody, and maddeningly repetitive "jamming." I may be the only Head in existence who finds the song a terminally boring momentum killer, but there ya go. That said, a decent-sounding '83 would be mighty nice... as would a hot '78 or '84...

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Customs Charge in the UK

I've been stung for £26.60 (including £8.00 "Handling Charge").

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Dave's Picks 7 prediction

My Dave's Picks 7 prediction

Grateful Dead Live at Olympic Center on 1983-10-17

The Sugaree from that show opened 30 Days of the Dead last November 1.

We shall see soon... :)

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Yngh Nghymru

The Sri Lankan and Indian cricket teams arrived in Caerdydd today along with the discs, and no additional charges. The packaging is superb. Hope others waiting in the UK receive their boxes soon.

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dave's picks volume 7

i don't think they will announce it until there are fewer than 1000 copies of 'may 1977' left, or the second week in july, whichever comes first.

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Dave's Pick 7???

Lovin the May 77 Box Set. The Alabama show is definitely my favorite.

Not to change the subject, but I was just checking through old Dave's Pick's announcements and Dave's Picks 3 was announced on June 19th of 2012. Therefore, I would imagine that an announcement for Dave's Picks 7 is imminent.

Any thoughts on the next release? I'm going with early 80's.

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Sunrise

Whoa, Bobby had issues all the way back in '77 with people talking during the quiet numbers. Note: "Shut up!" just prior to Sunrise in Show #2 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL (5/12/77). Reminds me of his famous "Shut the f--- up!" at Sweetwater Music Hall this past year.

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folks with defective/scratched discs

Customer service should be able to resolve this, but if you have difficulties lemme know.

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Scratches and Sounds.....

......I also had a scratched CD out of the box ,but I played it on multiple players and it doesn't skip so I'm fine with it. My only issue with "Betty Boards" are that,yes,sometimes the vocals don't come in on some songs or some sound "hollow" or echo.But otherwise the box set sounds fantastic. Those missing vocals on 5/12 are also not there on the Winterland Bonus disc and a couple of songs on the Winterland box(Bertha).Jeffrey Norman does do a great job remastering these decades old recordings. People who complain about E72 have to remember, in the CD liner notes they tell you different venues have better sound than other venues i.e. Amsterdam,Rotterdam,Frankfurt, the venues built for symphonies have great sound as opposed to say Newcastle,Aarhus(great show!!) etc.... Anyway, day off today, gonna tackle the St. Louis show! :) Also TPTB, you can announce Dave's Picks 7 anytime now....spoiled,spoiled aren't we!!!! :))) Take care folks, Happy Listening!!!

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Mine hasn't arrived in the uk

Mine hasn't arrived in the uk yet. Very frustrating, though ivebeen playing various view from the vault shows which are very good. 1977 deservedly gets the kudos, but is 1987 vastly under represented in the release history? The lack of 77 box however has enabled me to keep up to date with ironing hoovering and gardening thereby earning brownie points from the missus.

Alas, this is possibly the most boring entry on here. Apologies!

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Arrived in UK

Someone in the UK got theirs this morning by post without extra charges (reported on Eurotraders)

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DHL Europe

Thanks cosmicbadger... I will stop checking the DHL site now and sit back and wait for Royal Mail to leave a card to collect.

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Tracking to Europe answer

The last entry on the DHL Tracking record is the arrival of my package at the DHL Global Mail Facility in Des Plaines IL on 8 June. It arrived here in France yesterday by mail posted from Germany on 17 June.

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Tracking to Europe answer

The last entry on the DHL Tracking record is the arrival of my package at the DHL Global Mail Facility in Des Plaines IL on 8 June. It arrived here in France yesterday by mail posted from Germany on 17 June.

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yes DFBWM

There is even a note on the packaging somewhere acknowledging the distortion on 5/12

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unfotunate

I am not usually one to complain, BUT my discs came scratched out of the package and now 2 discs so far are defective. This seems to happen more when discs are packaged with rough paper sleeves or cardboard....luckily I trust dead.net to make this right. And the sound and performances on these discs are outta sight!

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5/12 sound issue

the vocals are muffled on one song, but the problem is quickly fixed. i don't think its a manufacturing issue. the sound guy probably just fell asleep on the job.

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what a pitch!

so well said; its almost as if you worked for the company.

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5/12/77 I tape saturation?

Is it me or does the first set of 5/12/77 Chicago suffer from some serious tape saturation and resulting distortion? I find it particularly noticeable on the vocals and heard it with ear buds, over ear headphones and on my full system, which includes an HDCD cd player. Things get better by set 2, but the Bertha, TLEO, 1/2 Step and Dancing all seem to max out in places, and it gets a little painful to listen to. The rest of these shows sound great. Overall, this is one of the best box sets released to date.

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Enjoy this '77 Box ? Oh yeah !

Yes how I do enjoy this '77 Box.
I've listened to all the 5 show 2X each except 05-15, this one's got me.
It hasn't left my CD player. Oh yeah !

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Anyone that doesn't own, Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 2 should head over to
http://www.dead.net/store/1970s/road-trips-vol-1-no-2-october-1977-cd

And grab-it while there's stock in the store, this too is top notch 77 Dead !

- Two full CD's, lovingly compiled and painstakingly mastered (in HDCD) by Jeffrey Norman

- A 16-page booklet boasting scads of great photos and a very cool historical essay by erudite scribe Steve Silberman

TRACKLIST:

DISC 1:
1. Let It Grow (10:17)
2. Sugaree (17:41)
3. The Music Never Stopped (8:59)
4. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleoo (11:53)
5. El Paso (4:52)
6. Help On the Way (5:48)
7. Slipknot! (4:02)
8. Franklin's Tower (14:59)

DISC 2:
1. Playing In the Band (17:12)
2. Drums (3:09)
3. The Other One (8:24)
4. Good Lovin' (5:53)
5. Terrapin Station (11;29)
6. Black Peter (13:17)
7. Around and Around (9:08)
8. Brokedown Palace (5:51)
9. Playing In the Band reprise (5:23)

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Bama show

Listened to the Alabama show today. Very impressed by the quality of the recording. I'm amazed how the material from 77 still sounds so fresh after playing that year to high heaven. I can't wait to get into the rest of the set. Please keep these box sets coming.

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May 1977 packaging is great

The packaging of the box is fantastic. It's beautiful and functional. Definitely your best, and it should be a model for subsequent issues. I may be in the minority here, but the large boxes (Spring 1990 and Europe 1972) while attractive, are not nearly as functional. And oh yeah -- the music is great too!!!!

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DHL Tracking

Outpost - you can track the package here (http://webtrack.dhlglobalmail.com) using the shipping reference in your email. The first result will likely be another package that was delivered a few months back, but there will be a list on the page and your box set will be in that list.

I am not sure if it ever updates after it is set to leave the States though. I think it will depend on whether or not the packages are passed on the Royal Mail or delivered by DHL. I have been able to track items straight through to delivery in the past though.

Maybe someone else in Europe that had their package delivered might give it a shot and let us all know if the tracking says their box set was delivered.

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Tracking in UK

Hi Rattydog .... how are you tracking your package ?
I've been unable to get info, and when I emailed Dead.net they said I was unable to track, so I'm jus t waiting until something turns up. It seems a shame they haven;t sussed out a way to send a package from the USA to the UK, without all the hassle we get.

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3 shows in...

3 shows in, and this is how i rank them:

best - chicago 5/13

2nd best - st. paul 5/11

3rd best - chicago 5/12

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Cosmicbadger

Lucky you. UK customs are now charging me even for single Dave's Picks, and UPS are then charging me for delivering them. Over £40 ($60) for a Dave's Picks, so I can't afford to buy these releases any more. Why the **** dead.net have to use UPS in the UK, they are renowned for ramping up charges whenever possible.

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Cosmicbadger

Lucky you. UK customs are now charging me even for single Dave's Picks, and UPS are then charging me for delivering them. Over £40 ($60) for a Dave's Picks, so I can't afford to buy these releases any more. Why the **** dead.net have to use UPS in the UK, they are renowned for ramping up charges whenever possible.

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#4249 and ABB releases

Opened mine on Father's Day and have been listening to about a show a day. Just now popped in Tuscaloosa to find that even "New Minglewood" can sound fresh and energized sometimes! I've been thrilled with this release, from the box and other art to the liner notes and the music itself. I have all of the May '77 releases and, while I've always found the tour consistently good,it has never grabbed me like late '69, fall '73, or even Spring '90. This box might just be changing that.

For those wishing for better archival Allman Bros, the 40th anniversary reissue of Brothers and Sisters releases next week with 2 and 4-CD deluxe versions. The 4-CD set includes the album, a disc of outtakes, and 2 discs worth of live material. Worth picking up, methinks.

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If people are really so

If people are really so concerned about getting a low number and a good number, do what I do:

For the Europe Box, wait until dead.net posts, "Under 2,000 sets left!" Then wait until you think about 28 have been sold, and order. You will get set # 1972 if you do it right!

Similar strategy for this box. Wait, wait, wait, wait.....NOW!

I don't see how this could fail. You will not only get a lowish number, but more than likely you will end up with lucky "1977." ;-)

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#8282 arrived in France

Stand by in Europe, they are here. No charges or taxes for me. Sent by post from Germany to where I imagine it was shipped in bulk from the States. It is a beautiful thing...now let's find out what it sounds like.

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Re: Betty Sound, etc.

I was only able to get through 5/11 set 1 last night (family etc), and I do agree on the sound being out of this world good. I'm sure the Plangentification and Normanization help - they did a fantastic job. But there is also just something about these early to mid-May tapes - they sound like nothing else - not even tapes from late May. I have the 5/12 bonus disc, which I assume did not get Plangentified, and it too has that same lovely sound...

Anyway, only one set down and I can tell these releases truly are going to cause me to reevaluate this run of shows.

I was on the fence about this release for a few days, even had some premature "buyer's remorse" over the last few weeks as I contemplated the possibly redundancy of this in my collection. Well, it EXCEEDS my expectations. If you are reading this and still trying to decide, oh God DO IT. Just eat beans and rice for a few weeks or whatever...

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Argh, double post

Well, I knew the double post daemon would get me one of these days...

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re: Betty sound

I agree that these are the best sounding of the May 1977 releases other than "To Terrapin" the Hartford show. Better sound than the DaP #1 and the DiP #29 in my opinion. Why? I don't know unless the Plangent process has something to do with it. Any one know why the big difference?

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Waiting Down Under as well

deadmike

Still being patient hoping my arrival will be soon. It'll be here soon...

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Not arrived in the UK

Hey deadmike, Tracking shows my package arrived at the DHL facility in the US on the 8th and that processing was complete on the 10th. There has been no update since then. Hoping it updates in the next couple of days to be through customs or out for delivery because my anticipation levels are going through the roof reading some of these reviews!!

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Receipt in Europe

Deadmike,
Has not made its way to Wales as yet but I note that Spin CDs already have their copies.

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Betty Sound

I finally got to plug in 5/11/77 (St. Paul) tonight, and oh, my. It is wet and luscious. After only 2 songs, I declare it blows Dave's Vol. 1 out of the water. Why is that? Does Betty's reverb make that much of a difference? Maybe. She certainly dialed in the excitement knob in any case. Or maybe the performance is that much better. Discussion?

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still waiting

and waiting...and waiting. Sorry GD, but sending these via UPS, and requiring a signature, essentially rules out those of us who have jobs and don't have a spouse at home. It''s too bad but unless a USPS option becomes available I cannot get these. I am not a trust funder sitting at home all day.

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best disc sleeve cover?

Vguy72 I would say the best sleeve cover is St. Louis Arena, St. Louis MO (5/15/77). Awesome visuals in that cover and a nice band shot inside (Missing Keith unfortunately). A Phishhead might mistake Bobby as Trey on this cover. Wild. :) :) :)

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Thanks!

Wow! The set arrived yesterday (finally! :) )--what a beautiful work of art--the box, the photos, the graphics, the liner articles, oh--and the music! Really a great treat. Thank you for a real good time!

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