Grateful Dead

MAY 1977: Get Shown The Light Box - SOLD OUT


What's Inside:

Four Complete Shows on 11 discs
5/5/77 Veterans Memorial Coliseum: New Haven, CT
5/7/77 Boston Garden: Boston, MA
5/8/77 Barton Hall, Cornell University: Ithaca, NY
5/9/77 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium: Buffalo, NY
Sourced from the Betty Boards, transfered by Plangent Processes
Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman
Artwork by Grammy-winning graphic artist Masaki Koike
The unreleased book Cornell ‘77: The Music, The Myth And The Magnificence Of The Grateful Dead’s Concert At Barton Hall by Peter Conners, published by Cornell University Press
In-depth essay by noted Dead scholar Nicholas Meriwether
Producer's Note by David Lemieux
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000
Release Date: May 5, 2017


NEW HAVEN 5/5/77
"Here is a prime example of the saying ‘the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’ … It’s called synergy and the Dead wrote the book on it.”

BOSTON 5/7/77
“The music they laid down brought me places I had not been before.”

CORNELL 5/8/77
“...the single best rock performance anywhere, anytime, by anyone.”

“There was just some kind of magical connection this night between the band members and the band and the audience - some texture, or some type of cosmic or celestial force is in the room.”

"This show is, was, and always will be Mecca.”

BUFFALO 5/9/77
" awesome display of the Dead’s captivating power"

If you've been following this site for quite some time, then you will know we are often flush with hyperbole when it comes to our releases. We can't help it, really - for we, like you, are Grateful Dead fans above all else. Just like you, we've spent countless hours debating the merits of show over show, year over year. We've kept a watchful eye on your wish-lists and carefully considered how to make - excuse the cliché - your dreams come true. And once we've made our commitments, we are steadfast in our determination to conjure up those dreams fully-formed and nearly perfect. Sometimes these heights cannot be reached without physical and cosmic elements aligning, and that, dear friends, is why it has taken so long for us to bring you THE ONE and the epic shows that surrounded it. No need for even the slightest embellishment here, 5/8/77 Barton Hall, Cornell University: Ithaca, NY, has for decades, been THE resounding favorite; you've said it yourselves - the "holy grail" of Grateful Dead shows. Thanks to the passion and perseverance of Dead Heads like you, we are beyond pleased to finally be able to present this show and its brethren, the fabled four of Spring '77, in sonically pristine condition.

Limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies, MAY 1977: GET SHOWN THE LIGHT is a collection of what is unanimously believed to be the most sought-after previously unreleased complete shows the Grateful Dead ever played. Collected, traded, and debated for decades, "the beloved Golden Trinity" of Boston, Ithaca, and Buffalo, along with their New Haven prelude, have inspired fans to "get on the bus," converted critics, and even garnered national attention (Cornell was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry). But until now, you've never really heard them quite like this!

The Dead is in the details... how serendipitous is it that the notorious Betty Boards were returned to the archive just in time for the 40th anniversaries of these shows? Lovingly sourced from these well-reputed recordings, we invite you to experience four utopian shows just like they happened, to "be inside the music" as engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson intended. Whether you listen to each night on its own or imbibe the whole lot at once, we suspect you'll hear why every note mattered. Much like we were, you will be hard-pressed to determine which of these fine documents - will it be the understated but nuanced New Haven, Boston's festive fantasy vibes, the monumental catharsis of Ithaca, or Buffalo’s dreamy exuberance - is truly "the best." Does it really matter? We think not.

Due May 5th, we anticipate that this revelatory boxed set will 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.

Looking for something a little more byte-sized? The collection will also be available for HD digital download in FLAC and ALAC, exclusively at, on release day.

Seaside Chat: David Lemieux On May 1977

First Listen: "Morning Dew" 5/8/77

"Mind-roasting"? Don't mind if we "dew."'s got an exclusive sneak preview of what might be the most magical "Morning Dew" of all time.

Product Details

Show #1
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum - New Haven, CT (5/5/77)

Disc 1
1. Promised Land
2. Sugaree
3. Mama Tried
4. El Paso
5. Tennessee Jed
6. Looks Like Rain
7. Deal
8. Lazy Lightning>
9. Supplication
10. Peggy-O
11. The Music Never Stopped

Disc 2
1. Bertha
2. Estimated Prophet
3. Scarlet Begonias>
4. Fire On The Mountain>
5. Good Lovin’
6. St. Stephen>
7. Sugar Magnolia
8. Johnny B. Goode

Show #2
Boston Garden - Boston, MA (5/7/77)

Disc 1
1. Bertha
2. Cassidy
3. Deal
4. Jack Straw
5. Peggy-O
6. New Minglewood Blues
7. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo>
8. Big River
9. Tennessee Jed
10. The Music Never Stopped

Disc 2
1. Terrapin Station
2. Samson and Delilah
3. Friend Of The Devil
4. Estimated Prophet

Disc 3
1. Eyes Of The World>
2. Drums>
3. The Wheel>
4. Wharf Rat>
5. Around and Around
6. U.S. Blues

Show #3
Barton Hall, Cornell University - Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)

Disc 1
1. New Minglewood Blues
2. Loser
3. El Paso
4. They Love Each Other
5. Jack Straw
6. Deal
7. Lazy Lightning>
8. Supplication
9. Brown-Eyed Women
10. Mama Tried
11. Row Jimmy

Disc 2
1. Dancing In The Street
2. Scarlet Begonias>
3. Fire On The Mountain
4. Estimated Prophet

Disc 3
1. St. Stephen>
2. Not Fade Away>
3. St. Stephen>
4. Morning Dew
5. One More Saturday Night

Show #4
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium - Buffalo, NY (5/9/77)

Disc 1
1. Help On The Way>
2. Slipknot>
3. Franklin’s Tower
4. Cassidy
5. Brown-Eyed Women
6. Mexicali Blues
7. Tennessee Jed
8. Big River
9. Peggy-O
10. Sunrise
11. The Music Never Stopped

Disc 2
1. Bertha>
2. Good Lovin’
3. Ship Of Fools

Disc 3
1. Estimated Prophet>
2. The Other One>
3. Drums>
4. Not Fade Away>
5. Comes A Time>
6. Sugar Magnolia
7. Uncle Johns Band


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Dennis Wilmot's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2012
Kayak Guy - Coasting

I think they really started coasting after 68, happy to rest on their laurels and really were do you go from up?

Agreed, Barton Hall Box does roll off the tongue easier!

I like that Barton Hall T-Shirt, hope they get more in.

Footnote, just got tixs for Tedeschi Trucks Band in September, Dallas Texas, Fair Park. Great seats, not cheap (100 a pop), but she does have a huge band to pay. Luckily my wife can afford it :-)

Joined: Feb 2 2011
@August West. ...

Congratulations! That must be a great-feeling bit of news for you.

August West Wharf Rat's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2013

I got an email earlier this week from saying that recently a single copy became available for me to order (since I got screwed on the original order snafu and missed the lim. edition by an hour!) I must have been the first to get a 'number' when they sent an email back in Feb that said they would let me know if any popped up, I did not believe them, replied w/ an email begging them for 1 copy and explaining how many times I tried to order and got kicked out of the shopping cart (5x)... My mistake for not calling it in earlier, but now I CAN share their laughter! Yesterday they sent me a 1 time link to order it!
I ACTUALLY WILL GET A COPY! Someone must have backed out or their card was bad or something.... Whew, close one!
I think there should be a limit amount per buyer, 3 copies per order and also they could do a thin g like ... "for 1st 48 hrs. you can only order one copy" and then they could open the flood gates after all hard core heads have had a chance to get their single copy.

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015

You can do the other May 77 box and see how they were really coasting after the shows in the Barton Hall box, which is what Dave call's the new box, and seems like a better name than Get Shown the Light box.

Sixtus_'s picture
Joined: Nov 8 2014
Perhaps Two Camps

Does One indulge and create a voluminous comparison-base, and devour 'The Year up 'til May'?
Does One sit back, relax, but actively avoid The Era of Spring '77, and wait for this to land in All It's Glory.

I'm left to ponder among others.

boblopes's picture
Joined: Jan 13 2009
@guit30 - unboxing video

I got an email from with a link to it, could not find it on this site easily so I posted it embeddedly...

Dennis Wilmot's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2012
The Unboxing

Gotta admit, this thing is pretty dope packaging.

Born Cross Eyed in 1956's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2008
Dr. Rhino

Right to left I tend to believe is :Ivette Ramos, Dr Rhino, unknown (Mr. Eyepatch), unknown. Patient: unknown.

guit30's picture
Joined: May 1 2009
unboxing tease

Where did this come from? Had not seen it on the site?

boblopes's picture
Joined: Jan 13 2009
Doggie Style

We had the red dog Hurley and we adopted another rescue named Girl. We changed her name to Cassidy, but after a day she was renamed to Delilah due to the way she took Hurley's power away... Hurley's got at least ten pounds and a couple of inches over Delilah, but she dominates him anyways...

Vguy72's picture
Joined: Jun 29 2007
Bob's new avatar....

....ummmm. That was unexpected....

boblopes's picture
Joined: Jan 13 2009
re: Byte sized

I wish they'd offer a discount for the "byte sized" version for those of us already buying the physical medium. Would love to be able to A/B the lossless version compared to the HDCD version of Barton...

Sixtus_'s picture
Joined: Nov 8 2014

You're a good man.

Agreed. Indian Ranch, I dig it.

Casino Ballroom, yes.

Schedule check time.


boblopes's picture
Joined: Jan 13 2009
@Sixtus - I look weekly to see if DSO will do another day show

I keep looking for DSO announcement at Indian Ranch to do another day show. Probably hitting at least one night at Hampton with the wife but past daughters bedtime.

Sixtus_'s picture
Joined: Nov 8 2014

Bring it on.

Seriously, I am going to try to revel a bit more in the lead-up. I mean, this has been a lifetime for some people, this thing coming. We're on the cusp of the Great Flood. Of GD. Proper.

Just sayin'. All the time, until now, this has been a true inigma.
It's so cool we all get to be here as it comes to life, for real.



P.S. A worthy one: Ingrid happened upon an unfamiliar GD book as a gift while shopping for some Easter stuff for the kiddos, and now I am realizing it's the one in the unboxing video. Her GD radar was on target.
Stay on target.

Also...Kayak your '70 Virtual Box; I've been following along enough to know that thing's gonna start a grease fire.

boblopes's picture
Joined: Jan 13 2009

boblopes's picture
Joined: Jan 13 2009
Nice tease

Maybe they'll ship it out early!!!

Ironic that they put the tease photos on the AME page but not this one. Video in email showing Dr Rhino unveiling getting me very excited.

Edit - the picture on the AME is the AME version.

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015
Barton Box Folios and artwork tease

The covers look die cut and like mini LP covers in a cardboard sleeve. The preview doesn't show any CDs, but you can see the outer sleeve through the 5/8/77 cover.

Next up shipping emails with tracking numbers that sometimes work.

David Duryea's picture
Joined: Sep 28 2009
Tornado weather

Download Series 12 - 48 years ago today.

Washington University - St. Louis, MO

Hard To Handle
Morning Dew
Good Morning Little School Girl
Dark Star >
St. Stephen >
It's A Sin >
St. Stephen >
The Eleven
Turn On Your Love Light
Cryptical Envelopment >
The Other One
Cryptical Envelopment
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015
For those of you that missed out on Dave's 22

The final stop on this virtual tour of the unreleased 1970 Vault, as Doc handles 1971 without peers.

Finally we have some late 1970 SBDs from a 3 day run in El Monte, at the Stadium mentioned by the Mother's of Invention in Dog Breath.

Grateful Dead Live at Legion Stadium on 1970-12-26
Cold Rain & Snow, Mama Tried, The Frozen Logger, Easy Wind, Till The Morning Comes, Truckin', Friend Of The Devil, Me & My Uncle, Candyman, Big Railroad Blues, Minglewood Blues, Black Peter, Beat It On Down The Line, Morning Dew, Casey Jones Dire Wolf, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider

Grateful Dead Live at Legion Stadium on 1970-12-27
Truckin', Mama Tried, Hard To Handle, Deep Elem Blues, Sugar Magnolia, Brokedown Palace, Cumberland Blues, It Hurts Me Too, Me And My Uncle, China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider, Casey Jones Good Lovin', In The Midnight Hour, Attics Of My Life, Me And Bobby McGee, Around And Around, Saint Stephen -> Not Fade Away -> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad -> Turn On Your Lovelight

Grateful Dead Live at Legion Stadium on 1970-12-28
Cold Rain & Snow, Truckin', It Hurts Me Too, Me & My Uncle, Beat It On Down The Line, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones Smokestack Lightning, Big Railroad Blues, Me And Bobby McGee, Deep Elem Blues, Cumberland Blues, Morning Dew-> Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin', Uncle John's Band

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015
Thanks David

I decided to go with both for my virtual box but only linked the CM seed.

SBDs are few and very far between, so it's relying on the AUDs for most of the fall.

Continuing on my docents tour of the unreleased 1970 Archive we are up to November 1970 for a 4 night run in scenic Port Chester NY, and i've been there to verify at least the Capitol Theater is scenic, once you get inside.

Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-05 electric set only.
01 Hard To Handle
02 tuning
03 Sittin' On Top Of The World
04 tuning
05 Mama Tried
06 tuning
07 Truckin'] >
08 Drums >
09 The Other One >
10 Dark Star >
11 Saint Stephen >
1 Drums >
2 Not Fade Away// >
3 //Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
4 Not Fade Away >
5 Turn On Your Lovelight

Note the European spelling of Ken's name on the early seed notes ;)

Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-06
This includes the GD soundcheck and the NRPS set
Candyman, Uncle John's Band, Attics of My Life, Drums and Phil Don't Ease Me In, Deep Elem Blues, Dark Hollow, Friend Of The Devil, The Rub, Black Peter, El Paso, Brokedown Palace> Uncle John's Band Casey Jones, Me and My Uncle,
King Bee,
China Cat> Jam> I Know You Rider, Truckin', Candyman, Sugar Magnolia, Drums> Good Lovin'> Drums> Main Ten> Drums> Good Lovin'> Alligator-> Drums-> Jam> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Mountain Jam> Not Fade Away-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)-> Turn On Your Love Light

Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-07
with NRPS set
GD Acoustic Set: Deep Elem Blues, Monkey and the Engineer, Big Railroad Blues, Operator, El Paso, How Long Blues, Ripple, Brokedown Palace > Uncle Johns Band

NRPS Set: Truck Drivin Man, Together Again Instrumental, Sweet Lovin, Dirty Business, Henry, Last Lonely Eagle, Connection, Louisiana Lady, Honky Tonk Women

GD Electrc Set: Cumberland Blues, Cold Rain and Snow, It Hurts Me Too, Beat It On Down the Line, Truckin > Drums > The Other One > Casey Jones, Attics of My Life, Sugar Magnolia, Big Boss Man, Mama Tried, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, King Bee, Good Lovin

Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-08
Acoustic Set -
02) Dire Wolf
03) I Know You Rider
04) Dark Hollow
05) Rosalie McFall
06) El Paso
07) Operator (Final time played)
08) Ripple
09) Friend Of The Devil
10) Wake Up, Little Suzie (Final time played)
11) Uncle John's Band
- NRPS -
02) Six Days On The Road
03) Superman
04) Whatcha Gonna Do
05) Glendale Train
06) All I Ever Wanted
07) Fair Chance To Know
08) Portland Woman
09) Cecilia
10)Truck Drivin' Man
11) Last Lonely Eagle
12) Louisiana Lady
13) Honky Tonk Women
- Electric Dead -
02) Morning Dew
03) Me And My Uncle
04) Mystery Train (Only time played)
05) >My Babe (Only time played)
06) Around And Around (First time played)
07) New Orleans
09)>It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
10) Casey Jones
01) Truckin'
02)>Dark Star (First verse only)
03)>The Main Ten (Final time played)
04)>Dancin' In The Streets
05)>Not Fade Away
06)>Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
07)>Not Fade Away
09)>Good Lovin'
11)>Good Lovin'

Because they are AUDs you can download, as well as stream them, to enjoy the recordings in lossless splendor.

bonus nug Grateful Dead Live at Radio Apology Ad on 1970-12-00
Mickey and Jerry make a public apology for having to cancel the December 18, 1970 show that was to take place in Port Chester.

David Duryea's picture
Joined: Sep 28 2009
second set

The second set ain't too shabby, either.

Euphoria Ballroom - San Rafael, CA

Set 2:
Casey Jones
Attics Of My Life
Cumberland Blues
Not Fade Away
St. Stephen
Uncle John's Band

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015
the Pups

Are currently on tour and why i was thinking about them.
I've lobbied them enough over the years they now recognize me at the shows and i don't want to be a band stalker, so i now wait to let them talk to me if they want.
very cool people and being smokers they have to use the same smoking area as the fans, so they are used to requests for signatures and having to chat with the fans.

Starless box is also cool, Road to Red i like slightly better when they were working out the jam that became Asbury Park on the USA album.

Obligatory GD content, this is the best summer SBD i've found searching through summer 1970.

Grateful Dead Live at Euphoria Ballroom on 1970-07-16
d1t01 - //China Cat Sunflower ->
d1t02 - I Know You Rider ->
d1t03 - Candyman
d1t04 - Turn On Your Lovelight with Janis Joplin

JimInMD's picture
Joined: Jun 27 2011
Re: Meat Muppets

Loved the Muppets conversation also. Sent a copy of it to my brother, he was a big Meat Puppets fan.

I also scored a copy of the Starless box as a result of these conversations..

Thanks all.

reijo29's picture
Joined: Jun 18 2012
Kayak Guy Puppets

Can't believe this thread is still going. I can never seem to find it from the regular website as they are obviously pushing only the All music edition. But today I received the almanac email and bang there is a link to this thread.

Kayak guy thanks so much for that Meat Puppets link. Wow that band knocked me off my ass when I was 17. Was at a lower east side NYC club called the World when I figured I would check out the second floor of this club. I hear a 3 piece rock band performing for roughly 30 people. There were several hundred on the lower level drinking and dancing to a DJ playing bad 80's dance music. The Meat Puppets were punk rocking their way through some classic rock covers and playing many of their own repertoire. All I really knew was classic rock. These guys were young and fierce. It was musically speaking a life changing moment for me at the time. Even at 17 I was sick of FM radio playing the same 60's and 70's songs over and over. I thought rock was dead or at least simply coasting along. After that show I went out and bought the MP's current EP release Out My Way and MP 2. Then I picked up the obviously GD inspired Up On The Sun and immediately knew these guys were crazy talented and inspired by all the greats before them. Then of course I heard the Replacements and others in the underground scene. A few years later we had the last great rock music era courtesy of Nirvana and other great indie acts. So discovering the Meat Puppets and the Grateful Dead a year earlier restored my faith in rock. The 80's was the era of drum machines and synths but there were still a few bands playing real music. You just had to poke around to find them.

Thanks for letting me vent all that out though I probably won't be able to find this thread again. Really psyched to get this box in a few weeks. Happy Passover to everyone. I remember back in the day it always coincided with Spring east coast tours. Mom I really need to miss the Seder. Why? I need to be at Nassau Coliseum or further out in Worcester Mass to see the Grateful Dead.

rgergelis's picture
Joined: Feb 21 2011

I will relish the NRPS with Jerry on pedal steel, he was much too hard on himself, questioning his proficiency and claiming he needed to practice too much to be good...his pedal playing with the Riders and early 70's Dead was extraordinary...Bobby couldn't play slide for shit, but he did...and the world is a better place for it as well as Jerry's pedal steel...

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015
To make up for the Let Me Sing

Just me and the crickets here tonight.
Working my way through 1970 it really makes one appreciate the foresight of Bear in recording and keeping all the tapes of the shows he was doing.

Spring 1970 he's off the tour, after the January New Orleans Bust described in Truckin and the virtual vault goes SBD vacant, with AUDs now serving as place holders and reference points in the year.

This is the part of the real Vault i would be interested in asking Dave about, 1970. With the return of the Betty's it gets easier to plot future releases for the 1971-79 years, but 1970 is an enigma, wrapped in a riddle that holds the most promise for unknown goodies to be found next.

They go from Ballrooms and Festivals in 1969 to college Gyms and auditoriums, the tapes are primitive, the decks had auto level and was in the time before tapers knew that when they were chatting it was being recorded too. Great story about this one.

Rhino has already released most of the prime dates from this period already, from what i can tell.
A super duper deluxe Bears Choice/ Dick's Pick 4 box with all of the Fillmore East Feb 70, early and late 11th, 13th & 14th Normanized would be a special pleasure.

The June Fillmore West 1970 look ripe for a set and have seen some limited release as bonus material.

Tomorrow morning will be back to working on the AUDs with this classic AUD recording that was a mainstay of cassette trading in the 70's in much worse sound. i'll skip the NRPS, but you don't have to.

Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-06-24

Big Railroad Blues, Deep Elem Blues, Friend Of The Devil, Candyman-> Cumberland Blues, Cold Jordan Not Fade Away-> Easy Wind, Dark Star-> Attics Of My Life-> Dark Star-> Sugar Magnolia-> Dark Star-> Saint Stephen-> China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, E: Uncle John's Band

LoveJerry's picture
Joined: Mar 19 2015
You know who has CD set #1 of every Dave's Picks?


Europe 72 is so good, probably the best. I wish there was some 1973 that sounded as good. The Winterland Box set is probably as close as it gets.

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015
Sticking it to 'em

After the total meltdown and quick abandonment of this page to the All Music page i think it's unlikely we'll get anymore here.

It is sold out, why waste any further effort on it, the All Music is the one they are pushing now, the unlimited, folio packaged one.
I suspect we see more on the folio version before we get more on this one.
Maybe after it ships, but until then there is no reason to do anything and remind people of preorder day or payment cancellations.

Though Dr Rhino seems to really get off on the unboxing videos, i like the white gloves he uses.

Born Cross Eyed in 1956's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2008
Unboxing video?

Just a picture of all the contents, very similar to the first May 1977 box with the discs laid out and the booklet, only this new Get Shown The Light will have a book and booklet. The book being the Peter Conners about 5/8/77 and the booklet with Nick Meriwether's essay and the music credits and legals. Reproductions of tickets to all 4 shows.
Dimensions: 6"w x 7 3/4"h x 2"d same as original May 77 box from 2013.

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015
a light

funny you should ask ;)

Looks like a slow night here at the kiddies table.

LMA is just so cool it NEVER ceases to amaze me.

For the past 10 years, when i go to clubs shows and meet the "vintage" bands, i always lobby for LMA and tell them to check out the GD section and they could have the same thing because it's filled by the rabid fans and the tapers themselves, all they have to do is approve being on there, the rest is automatic.
a couple of bands that have shown up eventually are Butt Hole Surfers, Meat Puppets and i'm still working on Mission of Burma ;)

Just taking a stroll through the Pups section, which is getting more robust each time i check, i see this gem from the original drummer who no longer tours but runs their archives.

Meat Puppets Live at Highlights Of 1985 on 1985-01-01
Uploaded by Derrick Bostrom on 10/22/2015

Its a 41 track best of 1985 that you can download in lossless flac, it's sick. It doesn't have Franklin's Tower, but it's got everything else.

great palette cleanser stuff, lots of fun and part of the 1980's country punk movement that was similar to the spirit of the GD in 1970.

try it out its FREE.

By the way the new Meat Puppets drummer is the son of Doug Sahm who was the opening act on the "experiment with horns" tour in 1973.

This is the night before the experiment began, so no horns here, but it does have Keith singing deep in the 2nd set.

Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on 1973-09-08
Set 1
Bertha, Me & My Uncle, Sugaree, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, Brown Eyed Women, Jack Straw, Row Jimmy Row, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow, Eyes Of The World-> China Doll

Set 2
Greatest Story Ever Told, Ramble On Rose, Big River, Let Me Sing Your Blues Away, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, El Paso, He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away, E: Stella Blue-> One More Saturday Night

JimInMD's picture
Joined: Jun 27 2011
Dead Threads

Dead threads is where the fun happens. As a bonus, they tend to be troll free.

Not a bad place to freak freely. Anybody got a light?

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015
Unboxxing video

That would be so cool, but wouldn't that really cheese off the people that got denied on this box and now have the mysterious Music Only version as their only option?

I think this page is now dead and all the official action will be on the Music Only page.

According to the banner there's still less than 500 copies left and it's been sold out since a couple days after the preorder.

Joined: Nov 2 2016
4 Weeks

Til the boxes supposedly arrive, getting very very excited. Part of me is hoping for an uboxing video, the other half is thinking to wait til its in hand and have it be a surprise.

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015

The most desirable number is the one on my shelf.

icecrmcnkd's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2015

My subscription DaP20 12-9-81 was in the 16000's. I also ordered 2 more to give as Christmas gifts and did not get sequential numbers even though they shipped together. One was in the 7000's and the other in the 8000's, which a lot lower than my subscription.
So consider this: the number is printed on the container, not the CD. During the CD production run the first one to be pressed goes on the bottom of the stack, and the last is at the top. If they start putting discs into the cases and start with the top of the stack of CDs (the last one pressed) and put it into the 000001 CD case, then the first pressed CD would be in case #16500.
Actually, I think it's fairly random with a few special people possibly getting desirable numbers, and the rest of us getting random numbers. But which number is desirable?

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015
Low numbers

The original Fillmore West 1969 box, #1791 which i can read through the shrinkwrap meaning i never had to opened it, was the last one i felt wasn't a random process when the number really should be based on ordering order.

That 16004/16500 Pick was the highest number i ever got, so far, makes me feel like a Jerry come lately or even worse, an ebay buyer ;)

JimInMD's picture
Joined: Jun 27 2011
Re: Opaque

My numbers have been all over the place since Dave's Picks #1, and I have always subscribed pretty much right away.

My guess is the CDs arrive on a big palate and they start shipping orders regardless of numbers from the first digipack off the stack.

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015

Their distribution models remains opaque.

Maybe random packing of the pallets at the manufacturing plant so when they get to the distribution center the boxes are jumbled to avoid the warehouse people being bribed for the low numbers.

Everyone knows the lower the number the better they sound.

rgergelis's picture
Joined: Feb 21 2011
@kayak guy

I know of a one off after purchase, #1605, I have had a subscription, mine was #12,309, go figure....

Kayak Guy's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2015
Daves 22

I was lurking when Dave's 21 came out but was puzzled by my subscription copy when it came.
Knowing it's Rhino or whoever did the distribution, which was timely and early so it probably wasn't Rhino, this might not hold true, but you would think they would take care of the subscriptions before the sales of the leftovers. This would leave the high numbers as the leftovers to know how many to sell before they sell out.

With that in mind i was surprised when i got 16004/16500
that's less than 500 copies available for day of sale.

Of course this is Rhino so they might use a random approach to the numbers or start at the back and work forward to keep the low numbers for ebay sellers ;)

Did anyone get a copy on the announce date that didn't subscribe with a number lower than 16004?

rgergelis's picture
Joined: Feb 21 2011

nice avatar.....

Born Cross Eyed in 1956's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2008
Dave's Picks 22 roll out

I'm guessing the DaP 22 will be introduced sometime during the week of the 17th or the following Monday the 24th, or maybe Thursday April 20th (4/20). Pre-orders will start shipping on Friday the 28th.

More than likely, we'll get emails for shipping of the limited and early orders of all-music editions of Get Shown The Light on Monday, May 1 thru Thurs May 4th.

icecrmcnkd's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2015
Get shown more than one box

When the sale started I tried to put one in my cart but got 8, and I couldn't get them out. I had to close my browser, delete my browsing history, close the browser, and start over to get an empty cart.
Then I added one to my cart but got 2. By this time the website was in full crash mode so I completed the sale and bought 2.
Later that night my friend was texting me that he couldn't buy one, so I tried and got one with no problem. It was at that time that the ordering process switched to Rhino. And then my friend succeeded at buying one.
So now I have 3 ordered, but only really want one. So what to do? I've considered giving them as gifts or selling them at cost to someone who missed out.
Based on past releases I've decided that I shouldn't make a decision until I actually have 3 undamaged Boxes in my possession. Since these aren't coming from Crozet I assume that they will all show up, but they could still show up damaged.
So I'll wait to make a decision until I actually have them.

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Joined: Oct 20 2015
rgergelis avatar

Your best one just before FTW was 'Just Like Crazy Otto'.
That was you, right?

I found the website where those buttons were being sold, but I'd rather have it on a tshirt.

Born Cross Eyed in 1956's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2008
Ordering more than one box

My answer to why would one person would order more than one box.
Buyers for retailers outside the USA.
Example: Spin CDs in Shieldfield, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. They probably buy in bulk to save on import taxes and pass that saving onto the customer in the UK. One of their sales pitches is that they offer "free post" on UK orders. If you're a customer in Ireland or Denmark, then you probably have to pay postage.

Just my thoughts, I don't know the real facts. I'm a native born-and-bred American citizen.

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Joined: Nov 3 2010
limited edition box sets...revisited!

I personally do not care if someone buys 33 limited edition box sets. What I am trying to say is that might figure out a way to make it more equitable for people trying to buy just one box set for themselves. Lets say you want three of the upcoming May box sets. Order get one...then when everybody else gets one then the other two you want get billed to you and eventually sent. That way it would make it more "fair" for everybody.
I am sure that there were a lot of people who did not even get one of the upcoming limited edition sets. I do not think that the same problem has existed for any of the Dave's Picks series. But...I could be wrong. I would guess that most serious deadheads order the entire years subscription to Dave's Picks.
I know that this might not stop someone ordering limited sets sent to brother's, girlfriends, etc. I just think that there has to be a better way of taking care of deadheads who support in the future.
I do not think this would, in anyway, inhibit from putting out more music. After all it is a business.
Or, maybe in the real world there is NO way to fix this problem.
May cannot come soon enough. I, like all of you, are "chomping at the bit" to sit and enjoy the ten hours of live music.

Mr. Pete------>
aging hippie

simonrob's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007

The rules for changing one's avatar do not adhere to the laws of thermodynamics, thus the results can be unpredictable to say the least.

rgergelis's picture
Joined: Feb 21 2011
@avatar hell

Right you are KeithFan. Back in 2015, before FTW, I changed my avatar to Mr. T for a goof, after a few days went to change it back, remained for 2 months, someone in IT was likely fucking around. Latest avatar took immediately. BXI, give it a few days...
My rule of thumb, find one you want and stick with it...

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Joined: Aug 6 2014

My experience has always been 1 of 3 things:

1) New avatar appears right away.

2) New avatar appears in a few days.

3) New avatar only appears after fiddling with the file (try saving as JPEG, then BMP, then GIF. Try making it a little smaller, even if it's already within the published specs. Then delete old avatar, save changes, post a comment, verify no avatar is present, log out, log back in, then try one of your smaller files. This worked for me on the long hair Keith at the piano picture I had up prior to Jerry & Keith smiles.

Or you can post a random plea to the IT guy, to stop fucking with you.

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