Grateful Dead

May 1977 Box (Digital)

sku: GRA9900100

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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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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-picks-

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
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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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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9690/15K

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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tracking

that global site does the trick -- thanks.

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Problem with the download

Tracks 88-99 are all Promised land, when they should be

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo>
El Paso
They Love Each Other
Jack Straw
Jack-A-Roe
Looks Like Rain
Tennessee Jed
Passenger
High Time
Big River
Sunrise
Scarlet Begonias>

EDIT-Forget it. it seems like it was just my copy

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Tracking for International Orders

I have found that the only way to actually track a DHL Global Mail shipment is here:

http://webtrack.dhlglobalmail.com

The shipping number provided to us (or at me me in the UK) is not an item specific tracking number, and so the first result I get is something that was delivered last month, but there are other orders in a list on the page, of which mine is one.

I can't comment on how up-to-date the tracking is once the item leaves the US since mine has been on 'US Departure' for 2 days now. It may not update until it physically moves out of customs in the UK.

Hope this helps some.

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Got mine just about 5 minutes

Got mine just about 5 minutes ago. I can't wait to listen. The packaging is nice, however if I had one complaint (and it's a small one) I just wish the individual show cases weren't in DVD sized containers. I'm weird about stuff like that, but I hate when CD's aren't in their normal size cases. It makes for weird storage on my CD shelves.

Again, just a small complaint. Can't wait to spend this weekend listening to all the shows.

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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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