Grateful Dead

Spring 1990 (The Other One) Box

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HD FLAC option will be available end of September.

What's Inside:
144-page paperback book with essays by Nicholas G. Meriwether and Blair Jackson
A portfolio with three art prints by Jessica Dessner
Replica ticket stubs and backstage passes for all eight shows
8 complete shows on 23 discs
      3/14/90 Capital Centre, Landover, MD
      3/18/90 Civic Center, Hartford, CT
      3/21/90 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario
      3/25/90 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
      3/28/90 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
      3/29/90 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (featuring Branford Marsalis)
      4/1/90 The Omni, Atlanta, GA
      4/3/90 The Omni, Atlanta, GA
Recorded by long-time Grateful Dead audio engineer John Cutler
Mixed from the master 24-track analog tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir's TRI Studios
Mastered to HDCD specs by David Glasser
Original Art by Jessica Dessner
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 9,000

Announcing Spring 1990 (The Other One)

"If every concert tells a tale, then every tour writes an epic. Spring 1990 felt that way: an epic with more than its share of genius and drama, brilliance and tension. And that is why the rest of the music of that tour deserves this release, why the rest of those stories need to be heard." - Nicholas G. Meriwether

Some consider Spring 1990 the last great Grateful Dead tour. That it may be. In spite of outside difficulties and downsides, nothing could deter the Grateful Dead from crafting lightness from darkness. They were overwhelmingly triumphant in doing what they came to do, what they did best — forging powerful explorations in music. Yes, it was the music that would propel their legacy further, young fans joining the ranks with veteran Dead Heads, Jerry wondering "where do they keep coming from?" — a sentiment that still rings true today, a sentiment that offers up another opportunity for an exceptional release from a tour that serves as transcendental chapter in the Grateful Dead masterpiece.

With Spring 1990 (The Other One), you'll have the chance to explore another eight complete shows from this chapter, the band elevating their game to deliver inspired performances of concert staples (“Tennessee Jed” and “Sugar Magnolia”), exceptional covers (Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and the band’s last performance of the Beatles’ “Revolution”) and rare gems (the first “Loose Lucy” in 16 years) as well as many songs from Built To Last, which had been released the previous fall and would become the Dead’s final studio album. Also among the eight is one of the most sought-after shows in the Dead canon: the March, 29, 1990 show at Nassau Coliseum, where Grammy®-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis sat in with the group. The entire second set is one continuous highlight, especially the breathtaking version of “Dark Star.”

For those of you who are keeping track, this release also marks a significant milestone as now, across the two Spring 1990 boxed sets, Dozin At The Knick, and Terrapin Limited, the entire spring tour of 1990 has been officially released, making it only the second Grateful Dead tour, after Europe 1972, to have that honor.

Now shipping, you'll want to order your copy soon as these beautiful boxes are going, going, gone...

Listening Party: 3/29/90, Nassau Coliseum With Branford Marsalis, Set 2

Enjoy the 2nd set of 3/29/90!

Listening Party, Part 2

Enjoy a track from each show!

Listening Party, Part 1

Enjoy a track from each show!

Seaside Chat: David Lemieux On The Branford Show

Unveiling Spring 1990 (TOO)

Talkin' Spring 1990 Too With Bob Weir, Jeffrey Norman And Branford Marsalis

David Lemieux on What’s Inside Spring 1990 (The Other One)

Product Details

Show #1
Capital Center, Landover, MD (3/14/90)


Disc 1
1. COLD RAIN AND SNOW [6:56]
2. FEEL LIKE A STRANGER [7:44]
3. NEVER TRUST A WOMAN [6:27]
4. MAMA TRIED> [2:31]
5. BIG RIVER [5:21]
6. LOOSE LUCY [6:56]
7. STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN [8:50]
8. ROW JIMMY [10:17]
9. LET IT GROW [11:54]

Disc 2
1. CRAZY FINGERS> [8:12]
2. PLAYING IN THE BAND> [10:27]
3. UNCLE JOHN'S BAND> [8:05]
4. JAM> [7:12]
5. DRUMS> [7:38]
6. SPACE> [6:34]
7. DEAR MR. FANTASY> [5:53]
8. I NEED A MIRACLE> [4:07]
9. BLACK PETER> [7:53]
10. TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT [6:01]
11. BLACK MUDDY RIVER [6:00]

Show #2
Civic Center, Hartford, CT (3/18/90)


Disc 1
1. SHAKEDOWN STREET> [12:45]
2. LITTLE RED ROOSTER [9:28]
3. STAGGER LEE [5:29]
4. ME AND MY UNCLE> [3:08]
5. MEXICALI BLUES [5:22]
6. FRIEND OF THE DEVIL [8:44]
7. JUST A LITTLE LIGHT [5:55]
8. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [5:32]
9. RAMBLE ON ROSE [8:02]
10. THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED [7:38]

Disc 2
1. IKO IKO [8:08]
2. LOOKS LIKE RAIN [8:27]
3. HE'S GONE> [8:56]
4. TRUCKIN'> [8:54]
5. SPOONFUL> [7:19]
6. DRUMS [6:52]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [11:23]
2. THE WHEEL> [5:49]
3. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER> [6:06]
4. MORNING DEW [11:32]
5. U.S. BLUES [5:31]

Show #3
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3/21/90)


Disc 1
1. MISSISSIPPI HALF-STEP UPTOWN TOODELOO [8:33]
2. NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES [7:36]
3. FAR FROM ME [5:05]
4. QUEEN JANE APPROXIMATELY [6:29]
5. LOOSE LUCY [7:27]
6. VICTIM OR THE CRIME> [8:07]
7. STANDING ON THE MOON> [8:00]
8. PROMISED LAND [4:53]

Disc 2
1. HEY POCKY WAY [7:10]
2. CRAZY FINGERS> [07:38]
3. CUMBERLAND BLUES [5:30]
4. ESTIMATED PROPHET> [11:51]
5. HE'S GONE> [12:42]
6. DRUMS> [9:37]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [7:39]
2. I NEED A MIRACLE> [4:16]
3. WHARF RAT> [8:41]
4. THROWING STONES> [8:59]
5. TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT [6:51]
6. KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR [7:10]

Show #4
Knickerbocker Arena, Albany NY (3/25/90)


Disc 1
1. GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD> [4:06]
2. TOUCH OF GREY [6:42]
3. WANG DANG DOODLE [7:22]
4. NEVER TRUST A WOMAN [7:36]
5. JACK-A-ROE [4:36]
6. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [5:27]
7. BIRD SONG [13:08]
8. LET IT GROW [11:36]

Disc 2
1. EYES OF THE WORLD> [13:26]
2. SAMSON AND DELILAH [7:47]
3. CRAZY FINGERS> [7:21]
4. TRUCKIN'> [7:43]
5. SPOONFUL> [5:37]
6. DRUMS [9:59]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [8:58]
2. I WILL TAKE YOU HOME> [4:18]
3. GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD> [6:58]
4. BLACK PETER> [9:09]
5. AROUND AND AROUND [6:45]
6. THE MIGHTY QUINN (QUINN THE ESKIMO) [4:40]

Show #5 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (3/28/90)

Disc 1
1. COLD RAIN AND SNOW> [6:29]
2. NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES [7:27]
3. EASY TO LOVE YOU [5:48]
4. HIGH TIME [6:14]
5. QUEEN JANE APPROXIMATELY [6:32]
6. LOOSE LUCY [6:11]
7. CASSIDY> [6:06]
8. DEAL [8:18]

Disc 2
1. FOOLISH HEART> [10:21]
2. LOOKS LIKE RAIN> [8:09]
3. CUMBERLAND BLUES> [5:50]
4. THE WEIGHT [5:46]
5. HEY POCKY WAY> [x:xx]
6. DRUMS [11:17]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [9:22]
2. THE OTHER ONE> [6:52]
3. WHARF RAT> [10:35]
4. GOOD LOVIN' [7:52]
5. REVOLUTION [4:55]

Show #6
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (3/29/90)


Disc 1
1. JACK STRAW> [6:15]
2. BERTHA [6:59]
3. WE CAN RUN [6:04]
4. RAMBLE ON ROSE [8:08]
5. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [6:02]
6. BIRD SONG> [13:05]
7. PROMISED LAND [4:46]

Disc 2
1. EYES OF THE WORLD> [16:33]
2. ESTIMATED PROPHET> [14:47]
3. DARK STAR> [18:19]
4. DRUMS [10:22]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [7:53]
2. DARK STAR> [2:46]
3. THE WHEEL> [4:23]
4. THROWING STONES> [9:25]
5. TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT [7:41]
6. KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR [8:24]

Show #7
The Omni, Atlanta, GA (4/1/90)


Disc 1
1. TOUCH OF GREY [6:41]
2. WALKIN' BLUES [6:27]
3. JUST A LITTLE LIGHT [6:12]
4. CANDYMAN [7:20]
5. ME AND MY UNCLE> [3:05]
6. BIG RIVER [5:28]
7. ALTHEA [8:09]
8. VICTIM OR THE CRIME> [9:55]
9. TO LAY ME DOWN> [9:24]
10. THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED [7:55]

Disc 2
1. CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER> [5:33]
2. I KNOW YOU RIDER [4:51]
3. SHIP OF FOOLS> [7:50]
4. MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER> [7:54]
5. DRUMS [7:30]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [11:48]
2. DEAR MR. FANTASY> [5:42]
3. HEY JUDE> [2:37]
4. TRUCKIN'> [7:00]
5. STELLA BLUE> [10:21]
6. SUGAR MAGNOLIA [9:15]
7. IT'S ALL OVER NOW BABY BLUE [7:40]

Show #8
The Omni, Atlanta, GA (4/3/90)


Disc 1
1. SHAKEDOWN STREET [12:15]
2. HELL IN A BUCKET> [6:17]
3. SUGAREE [11:24]
4. WE CAN RUN [6:55]
5. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [5:17]
6. ROW JIMMY [10:11]
7. PICASSO MOON [7:14]
8. TENNESSEE JED> [7:39]
9. PROMISED LAND [4:42]

Disc 2
1. ESTIMATED PROPHET> [14:03]
2. SCARLET BEGONIAS> [6:57]
3. CRAZY FINGERS> [8:06]
4. PLAYING IN THE BAND> [11:40]
5. DRUMS [8:17]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [6:56]
2. I WILL TAKE YOU HOME> [4:17]
3. GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD> [6:14]
4. THROWING STONES> [8:42]
5. NOT FADE AWAY [7:27]
6. WE BID YOU GOODNIGHT [3:14]

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THIS is the box set. I have everything the band has ever put out...
This outdoes the original 1990 box set for sound and it out does it for quality of the box set.
I LOVE THE TIGER COIN IN THE COVER! OMG! It nearly brought tears to my eyes....

Jerry would have loved this.
He really would have.

Listening to disc 1, song 1 as I type... *sigh*
can't wait til I get to the shows I was at.
This is so nice.

THANK YOU DAVE LEMIEUX.

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HD FLAC

Now what we need is Fillmore West '69 and Europe '72 available in HD FLAC.

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Studies flawed

If they would have had them listen to 24/96 flies on a good system for a period of say a week or so and then switched back to 16/44 files then I think they would have heard a difference.

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Lossless files

Just a note about the lossless downloads. Since the ALAC files are lossless, this means they can be easily converted to wav and flac (and back again) with zero change in sound quality. So you can create your own flacs from alac.

Now, since the flacs are listed as "HD FLAC" I,m going to assume that they will probably be 24bit 96khz files as opposed to 16bit 44.1khz (cd quality) or at least something over what they are encoding for the alac files.

However, (and what I'm about to discuss frequently upsets audiophiles), I urge you to google studies concerning people's ability to distinguish 24bit 96khz from 16bit 44.1khz recordings. There have been several from top universities, and their results and methodology have been extensively scrutinized. These are all scientifically designed studies, some using surprisingly large sample sizes.

Most of these studies are fairly similar to each other. Double blind - no one participating in each listening session knows at the time which recordings are hd (24) or sd (16). They used multiple audio systems ranging from top end systems and speakers designed by audiophiles, down to basic systems. They used professional headphones down to basic equipment. They chose many different types of music. They checked to make sure that hd recordings were from the same source/mix as the sd recordings. That is frequently not the case, by the way, and is one reason many people are sure they can tell the difference. They usually chose large numbers of participants who self identify as audiophiles or not, musicians or not, a large range of ages, backgrounds, etc.

The results of all studies recognized as scientific (that I am aware of) have been basically the same. The rate at which each user can correctly pick which recordings are sd or hd is about 50%. A coin toss. Audiophiles fared no better than others, with highest percentages being around 52%, and some studies then when back to people like that and found that the more music samples they tried the closer the success rate approaches 50%.

Some of the write ups go into great detail into methodology of the studies, and if you read them you will begin to see how hard it is to try to duplicate doing tests like this at home (although it can be done). Some of the things that can bias results are NOT obvious.

Many will always disagree, but so far as I know NO study has found ANYONE, who can, under their controlled environment, distinguish 16 bit recordings from 24 bit recordings from the same source at anything significantly over 50% (same as guessing).

Btw, this doesn't mean things like SACD don't sound better than their cd counterparts. But they use more playback tracks than stereo (like 5.1), are almost always special mixes, etc. it's not apples to apples, and these studies indicate the great improvement is not due to just the difference between 24 bit and 16 bit or 96khz and 44.1khz.

Just something to think about before you spend extra for hd when the source is identical.

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Pounce!

Jump on it man! Less than 1500 as of yesterday. Better to grab it while ya can than regret it down the road...

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Can I let it go?

Oh no!
I told myself (and my wife) that I didn't need this box
especially after I saw the price...
then I heard some of the music and saw the spoiler video...
Can I let it go?
It's going to be a tough decision. Don't have much 1990 in the collection...
But it sounds so good!

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1990

does anyone know if spring vol one downloads are going to be the 24 track or 2 track

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tragedy narrowly averted!

1. We believe the technical issues with the downloads are now fixed. Please speak up if you experience an alternative reality.

2. Apple Lossless, CD quality audio are available now. The HD FLAC files will be along soon.

3. Cover art is now available on the download page.

Sorry for the issues, but hope all is good now. Thanks and happy downloading!

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downloads

I am sure you will get it , even if there is a hiccup right now. I'm one of those (have to have it just in case people) I bought the box but it will be transferred to my pc and burnt for the car or whatever. I just don't have the pc power to trust myself not losing it. I hope you get it the way you want. I know customer service must be inundated with problems right now. But they are good people.

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downloads

No, you're right. I'm just asking if, when they appear, they can be in that format (if they aren't already).

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....nevermind

I just read my mistake.

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downloads

If I'm not mistaken I read they would not be ready until the end of the month...?

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a prosposal for Mr. Lemieux re: downloads

I don't know how to get a suggestion to David, so I'm going to post it here and hope that someone relevant sees it.

Regarding the downloads.... since most people probably don't burn their lossless downloads to CD, is it possible to have the second sets made seamless for the downloads? I understand the fade-ins and fade-outs at the end of the discs, but if the files aren't being burned to disc it would be nice to have Drums>Space seamless, instead of "Drums>Space fade-out" followed by "Drums fade-in>Space". Just a thought!

Aside from that... keep doing that awesome thing that you do!

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No Spring 1990 (The other one) here, in Brazil!

I'd like to buy this spectacular box. I'd like to touch and smell all the things inside this box and of course listen these HDCDs, but I live in a country named Brazil. Some people in Europe don't like to pay U$50 -U$100 in import taxes and fees. It would be a dream to me pay this. Do you believe that in my country I would pay over U$240,00 only in import taxes + fees? I'm not kidding! 100%! It's our goverment....The highest taxes and no hospitals, no schools... ok some new and beatiful soccer stadiums. Does anyone know a place on earth where the import taxes and fees are so high? I have U$ 240,00 but I don't have U$ 520,00 ( 240 - box + 40 - shipping to Brazil + 240 or more from import taxes and fees). Hey you from USA, buy it! Think in my case. The price is not so high. I need to move to USA, Europe or maybe the sunny Australia. It's sad to be a Dead head in Brazil...

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Cool

Thanks fourwinds!

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The Number?

It's on the coin under the lid.

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the number

So where's the number at as I can't find it on mine?

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WOW!!!

The sound is amazing!

Gonna be a long, long, crazy, crazy night
Silky, silky, crazy, crazy night.

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WARNING DO NOT PAY FOR THE DOWNLOADS

until the bugs are fixed...The downloads are plagued with problems.

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Digital Downloads

AAC is a lossy format, comparable to high quality mp3. ALAC (Apple Lossless) is…lossless. It says AAC above, but I have read these should be Apple Lossless files. Just wanted to clarify for any confusion that might be here. Carry on….CARRY ON...

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Box 8447

I got it! Rushed home at lunch to dig in to it (and a great ham and swiss sandwich). Anyone know how they decide who gets which box? I pre-ordered it on the first day, and I got 8447! Sound is incredible. Definitely thinking about framing the faux stubs and backstage passes - add a little Spring 90 to my music poster wall.

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Box 8447

I got it! Rushed home at lunch to dig in to it (and a great ham and swiss sandwich). Anyone know how they decide who gets which box? I pre-ordered it on the first day, and I got 8447! Sound is incredible. Definitely thinking about framing the faux stubs and backstage passes - add a little Spring 90 to my music poster wall.

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1208 is home

My copy arrived today, very happy with it. Really nice box, solid sound quality. The coin is really a nice touch. If you are still on the fence, better get it now while you can. I'm sure the second they sale out they will be on Ebay for 40% more.

Great release, now please tell us about DP12. Jam on!

Peace

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#2861

I'm shocked that this has arrived in Canada for the release date. I'm pretty rural and don't think i've ever received an official release within 3 weeks of launch.

The box is beautiful looking - can't wait to get into it. Problem is, I'm still digesting DaP 11 which only just (finally) arrived a few days ago.

$23.53 duty for you other canucks out there ...

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Spring '90 TOO Going Fast!!

Rhino moved over 1,000 units this week. That means they will all be gone in about a week from now, so please, all of you true Heads, get them now while they are still available. I don't want to see anyone miss out and I certainly do not want this site filled for weeks with folks complaining that they didn't get it and that Rhino screwed them by limiting the amount sold. Anyone who wants this (and who wouldn't?) has had plenty time to get on board. You procrastinators out there, now is the time to pull the trigger or forever be quiet. I am counting the hours until mine hits CT. this Friday.
Rock on

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WARNING DO NOT PAY FOR THE DOWNLOADS

I PAID 160.00 FOR THE DOWNLOADS AND THERE IS NOTHING TO DOWNLOAD. JUST EMPTY LINKS. EVENTUALLY IT TELLS YOU THAT YOU'VE EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DOWNLOADS. CUSTOMER SERVICE DOES NOT HAVE A CLUE. THEY TOLD ME IT TAKES 7-10 DAYS FOR THE DOWNLOADS TO ARRIVE.

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Yes I think wjonjd is right.

Yes I think wjonjd is right. Reading about the mixup "I know the packaging and shipping of these is probably outsourced..". I admit I buy a few CDs a month. Many come from ImportCDs. Same packaging, labeling, and return address in Shepherdsville KY as dead.net.

Still waiting on a shipping notice for my TOO box.

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Ryan

Saw Ryan last night in DC for his record release show. He was in great spirits and the band sounded really tight. New stuff was pretty strong, if a bit poppy. Surprised, but I don't think he played anything pre Cold Roses/Jacksonville Nights. No covers, though people did holler out for Wharf Rat and Bird Song. Good time all around.

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#1244 in South East Germany

What a delight!
How grateful I am!
Thanks!

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Box just arrived #5837

My box just now arrived at my doorstep in Tennessee. A day earlier than I expected! Box number 5,837 of 9,000.

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Album art?

Does anyone know where I could find digital/.jpg versions of the "album art" for each of the individual shows in the Spring 1990 TOO box? Thanks for any help!

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@mk81ting

Love Ryan Adams, and looking forward to the new album. I will try to get to my local shop today to pick up the wax.

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Another Box Received In Australia

Thank you Dead.net

A very beautiful box and I can not wait to start listening. While waiting for this I have been doing the rounds of 72-73 but this tour is my favourite. Only complaint is that the music is 'too perfect' hahaha.

From Camden to Rydalmere I will be rocking these shows to and from work. Think I will start tonight though by putting 3/14 on my ipod.

Thank you to all those who worked on this box set. Great job!

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roos a strutting!

My big box arrived yesterday in sunny South Australia and in every which way, the total package and contents are just absolutely perfect!

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Spring 1990 TOO

My copy arrived Downunder this afternoon (Tuesday) so glad I didn't pay extra for the express delivery. Another beautiful box, now for the music.

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Merry Christmas Happy New Year!

I can't wait to hold this in my hand. Keep them coming, i am in! First box set is through the roof, sooooo well done, sound is amazing, keep the good times rollin. Jerry thank's you, i thank you. A great time to be alive.

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Merry Christmas Happy New Year!

I can't wait to hold this in my hand. Keep them coming, i am in! First box set is through the roof, sooooo well done, sound is amazing, keep the good times rollin. Jerry thank's you, i thank you. A great time to be alive.

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Got a shipping notice. Ryan Adams while I wait!

Shipping notice received tonight and grateful for that! Paid for overnight shipping on the first S90 and it turned into a freaking mess, and thanks again MaryE for fixing that!
On another note September 9 is also the release day for the new Ryan Adams album and WOW, got it on vinyl a few days early (working at local music shop has its benefits) and my god. It's really good. I mean really good. It's even more interesting to me reading the articles about how sick the guy has been with the inner ear disease an all. He's an amazing artist, and a deadhead! I love his newest version of wharf rat. It's on YouTube so check it out! Does anyone else listen to him? If ya do and haven't grabbed his new album I highly reccomend it! Peace folks! Hope everyone that has the new box is enjoying it. Grate month for music, and my birthday! Rock on.
One more thing to everyone ....if you sign up on the UPS site for UPS myChoice it will email you all the tracking stuff early and also give you the option to upgrade the package for $3.50 to get a day earlier. That's what I did. I got the mail from dead.net saying it shipped and within an hour I had an email from UPS with all the details. Box weighs 6.5 pounds and I'll get it Thursday. Can't wait !

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So Many Roads

I agree the So Many Roads box is a wonderful collection of songs, each a highlight from different shows, and many rarities. Several cool jams, too.

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Tracking issues

Try pasting the tracking number into usps.com.

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UPS Tracking & Shipping Mix-UPS

@Bertdert -- Got my shipping confirmation today, and the UPS tracking number isn't working either. "Patience," I remind myself.

@wjonjd -- Re: That joke about getting the first Spring 1990 box. I think that would be GREAT! You could sell it for $500 or more on eBay, but another Spring 1990 (TOO), and have money left to spare! I think I saw one sell for almost $800 recently. Seriously...

In the meantime, as I wait patiently for Spring 1990 (TOO) to arrive, I'm digging Europe '72. Grabbed Rotterdam today, and it SMOKES from the get-go, man! I'm only six songs in and cannot get over how good it is. No wonder it was Dick Latvala's favorite!

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hoping they get it right

@sfrank115 - I think that comment was for me? If so, yeah, I hope they get it right. I already have the first box - love it, I think it sounds fantastic, so I'm pretty stoked to see how box 2 sounds using the multi's.

@pghas1 - I for one would be thrilled to get a large box of shows (or lots of small boxes) from 1989. And 1988. And 1968. And 1981. And 1985...... Honestly, with the exception of just a few shows that were less than stellar (and even all of those have some great moments) I have enjoyed all the releases immensely. And, it's great to get 'upgrades' to shows I already have in aud or sbd. I would, of course, like to get a passle of shows from underrepresented years, like the early '80s, even if the sound quality is not up to par - as long as they make them sound as good as they possibly can with what they have. The problem with that is that, based on lots of comments here, a lot of folks complain when they pay a lot of money and don't get great sound quality. Unfortunately, my guess is that the majority of us would be thankful to get any great shows, especially from under-represented years/seasons, even if their source is less than ideal - especially if it is made clear that they have put in a lot of work to make them sound as good as they can. I would pay for that the same as for these great sounding recordings.

And, how about DVD releases of all those shows they recorded from about 1988 or 1989 until the end. There has got to be a lot of those sitting around. But, still, that's a lot less important than getting the music out.

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And I hate to break it to ....

those of you who are not big fans of Brent-era Dead, but the Fall '89 tour is also spectacular and was recorded in 24 track audio for Without a Net as well. I'm telling you, no way all that stuff doesn't find its way out here. The 4 Meadowlands shows that were not released, the Spectrum shows were amazing, then Charlotte and Miami. It's 11 shows so would be a bigger box, but if they priced it right.....

I mean, all of this stuff is tremendous playing, and if they have sound quality that is such an upgrade to whoever circulates they will use it.

Agree with whomever below said the first Spring 90 box has more of a live feel. I think it's not a bad thing. The separation of instruments and mix is not as perfect but it is still clear, clean and gorgeous sounding to these ears.

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UPS tracking

I received my shipping notice on Friday, Sept 5th around 11pm but the tracking number is still not working. Anyone else have this problem?

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Better hope they don't send you the first spring box

That would suck if you got the original spring 1990 box. I mean, the shows are great, but not the same quality of sound. I'm eagerly awaiting my box in SF. I hope it gets here soon.

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That So Many Roads release,

That So Many Roads release, which pre-dated a lot of the (or maybe all of the) Dave's/Dick's/Road Trips/boxes was such a treat! Introduced me to some great songs I didn't know, like Sing Me Back Home, and some great versions of many songs. It probably gets lost in the other 400 CDs released after it (no complaints there), but is a real treasure chest.

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Syracuse 78

Yep, 12-31-84 Shakedown

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I'll laugh once I get the box

For the price, they might at least have sent me a COLLECTION of Clint Eastwood movies! Maybe all the westerns, or Dirty Harry's or something?

My guess is that, since the packing slip was right, someone just put the wrong packing slip (and shipping label) on the wrong package.

Someone who ordered a High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood DVD is probably going to get an interesting surprise! If they don't send it back, who knows? - Maybe a new deadhead is born??

And, hey, it just occurred to me. High Plains Drifter. The title. Coincidence or Serendipity? The fact that what got sent is HIGH Plains Drifter leads me to believe that you might actually be right. Maybe someone thought it would be a funny joke. I'm sure that movie is on netflix or somewhere (I already mailed the DVD back). Maybe I SHOULD try watching it with the sound off, with the 3/29 show playing, and in the correct 'set and setting'? Hmmm.....

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In a sick way...

There is something tremendously humorous about your story. Glad it all got ironed out but how that happened, I mean, someone was playing with you. Maybe you are supposed to watch the DVD while listening to the Branford show when it arrives?

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Aargh follow-up

I decided to call Dead.net back, and this time spoke with someone else who got a supervisor for me. This person was able to issue a "resend" for the correct item right away, and I got an email immediately confirming that they are resending the box (hopefully, its the actual spring 1990 too box - or at least a better movie!).

Thank you Dead.net customer service! (and Dee in particular).

And thank you MaryE!!! I hadn't seen your PM when I re-called customer service - I think your PM's came in while I was on the phone with them!

I will rest easy when I get a new shipping notice.

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