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Wake Up To Find Out, Nassau Coliseum 3/29/90 (3-CD)

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It's just too good not to! In addition to its inclusion in Spring 1990 (the Other One), we are proud to present Wake Up To Find Out, a three-disc set featuring the legendary 3/29/90 Nassau Coliseum show with Branford Marsalis.

Wake Up To Find Out is the official debut of one of the most sought-after shows in the Dead canon: the March 29, 1990 show at Nassau Coliseum, where Grammy®-winning saxophonist Marsalis sat in with the group. The entire second set is one continuous highlight, especially the breathtaking version of “Dark Star.” Blair Jackson captures the moment, writing that, “Of all the guest musicians who shared the Dead’s stage through the years—and they were many and varied—none embodied both the Dead’s adventurous, questing spirit and their obsession with beautiful melodies and accessible structures quite like Branford did.” Their performance of “Eyes Of The World” appeared on the 1990 live collection Without A Net, but the entire collaboration has not surfaced officially until now.

“When I agreed to sit in with the Dead in 1990, I didn't know what to expect, aurally or visually,” says Marsalis. “What I experienced was what I remembered music to be in my younger years, something that I'd felt was lost long ago. Process over product. No set lists, light shows and costumes required, but music first. It's an experience I will always remember with great fondness.”

Digital downloads will be made available on release date but you can put in your pre-order now at iTunes.

Tracklist


Nassau Coliseum (3/29/90)


Disc 1
1. Jack Straw
2. Bertha
3. We Can Run
4. Ramble On Rose
5. When I Paint My Masterpiece
6. Birdsong
7. Promised Land

Disc 2
1. Eyes Of The World
2. Estimated Prophet
3. Dark Star
4. Drums

Disc 3
1. Space
2. Dark Star
3. The Wheel
4. Throwing Stones
5. Turn On Your Lovelight
6. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

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yeah

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Next in the mailbox

Enjoying Dozin at the Knick at the moment and looking forward to this as it's the next release to come out.
The band sounds a lot different than DaP11 which is to be expected, being almost 20 years later. Just think of that time stretch for a sec.
They sound like a big polished stadium band to me here. A good thing no doubt. But those 70's shows sound more like a local band doing a block party sometimes. Nice to have the choice of what to play
The Dead sure had a nice long run with many different approaches, peaks and valleys.
The Beatles had 7 years and Zeppelin had 10. Time".................

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Shelgans

Truth is you snobs are just as bad, if not worse, than the youngens who want to hear Touch of Grey.

I take solace in knowing people can enjoy the Dead anyway they choose and who really cares if they say they were there or not.

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To drshakedown74

We are all broken up you won't be visiting the comments section

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WOW!!!!

I just listened to this whole thing... I borrowed an advance copy from my brother.
I was at this show... but this is just stellar. I can't recommend it enough!!

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Box store comment

Then go buy it at a box store. Save your angled comments for your spouse or Facebook. Whining Deadheads all over here still, this comment section could be soooooo cool man. I think I will not visit the comment sections, again. Peace

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Shelgans

That's hilarious!

Awesome you were there and in the best sounding spot of the venue!

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A must have!

Was at this show in the tapers section (my taper friend snuck me down from my rafter seat). You could tell Jerry was having fun (as were the other guys), but could also see and feel his reverence for Branford and Jazz come through. He seemed extra inspired by both on this night. We suspected we'd get a Dark Star, and did. After this incredible show we were packing my buddy's gear (we were close to the aisle) and two young kids came bye on their way out and (LOL) we overheard one say to the other, "Man that sucked, they didn't play Touch of Grey." Well, I take solace in the fact that they now, these twenty-four years later, are likely telling everyone they were there and it was great, and it was.

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Mass market release

I just realized that "Wake Up To Find Out ..." is a mass market general release, and is available at many online retailers and at the few bricks and mortar record stores and large department stores. I checked the pre-order price at that giant online retailer (name witheld, but named after a very large river) and that price is lower than dead.net, and that price includes free domestic US shipping, their pre-order price is above their shipping amount threshold.
I could have saved a few dollars, like the price of a gallon of gasoline.

However, dead.net's price with shipping costs are slightly less than what I would pay for this item at my local independent record store or at a large chain store in my local shopping mall.
On the more positive side, I'm glad that this show, 3/29/90, is being made available as a separate item, as I didn't order the box set.
One great show!

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the last 4 box sets

let's see ... spring 90 ,, may 1977 ,, sunshine daydream ,, spring 90 part 2 ....[ plus family dog and the re-issue of rare cuts]. seems like they are covering a pretty wide variety of the grateful dead spectrum .... thanks to all !

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Vinyl

A vinyl of this release would be awesome! or any of the Dave's Picks too, because the artwork is so great.

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listening party

Is there a listening party for this one yet?

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Vinyl

Dear powers that be,
I would love to see this show on vinyl, but please for the love of cash strapped dead heads everywhere, wait until Record Store Day. My wallet is taking a huge hit with the box set and I need time to recuperate.

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weve

thanks for the info... Great advice.

Purchased the one show from amazon, if I decide to go with the box set I can always cance... This way I am still be locked in to the potential best price for the Branford show...

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re: Wake Up To Find Out ~ on Amazon

@ Bob, you don't need to be a prime member to get free shipping, just spend $35.00. As we get closer to Sept. 9th the price will come down, but you don't lose the free shipping. Also this will most likely become Auto-rip [free mp3]on the week end before it's release date. This should go off around $22-$25. Something to keep in mind, you can always cancel your order with Amazon before it ships. They do not charge your CC until the item ships.

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I went this way

Yeah the big box is nice, but 23 discs, it's just a lot more than I'd get through. So I bought this and Dozin at the Knick instead. I have the 2cd best of from the first spring 90 so with this and the couple Dicks Picks, and all View from the Vaults, and Daves 8 , I have a pretty good sample of 1990 on hand.
I hear this is a great show so I'm looking forward to it AND. Daves 11!

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re: Wake Up To Find Out ~ on Amazon

$5 more, but no shipping charges if you're a prime member...

With 5.95 rhino shipping almost a wash. The shipping choices is a little shady.

Shipping default choice is 7-10 business days @ $5.95, but if you go to the drop down you can pick 5-7 business days @ $5.95 too.

First noticed that the 7-10 business days was same price as the 5-7 business days for the box set. Once again the 7-10 was the default choice...

Still would love to know if you can hand pick shows for the downloads or it's all eight shows or just the Branford show...

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Vinyl would be great

Even if it was just this show. I would pay for that.

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It's out there >>

Wake Up To Find Out ~ on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Wake-Up-Find-Out-Uniondale/dp/B00LNT6E2U/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1405110825&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Wake+Up+To+Find+Out%2C+Nassau+Coliseum+3%2F29%2F90

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Im in for this Show..

Yea, I thought about getting the 2nd Box, but considering how many few spins the first one gets, I'm jumping on this release instead. I believe I was at this one as I remember Brandford playing the second set at one of my shows :-), but that may also have been an MSG show. Anyone?

Gonna have to dig up the Ticket stubs for this, but anyway...I know this is a hot show.

This should arrive just as I return from Lockin'

iGrateful!

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Im in for this Show..

Yea, I thought about getting the 2nd Box, but considering how many few spins the first one gets, I'm jumping on this release instead. I believe I was at this one as I remember Brandford playing the second set at one of my shows :-), but that may also have been an MSG show. Anyone?

Gonna have to dig up the Ticket stubs for this, but anyway...I know this is a hot show.

This should arrive just as I return from Lockin'

iGrateful!

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Digital Downloads

Love digital downloads !! WIll the whole album be available or just portions??

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hey marye...

...is this a limited edition pressing and/or numbered???
thank you for your well informed fact-finding...
(my fellow bay area-ite)

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Usually...

The named releases are traditionally wide release, available everywhere and not limited. By named, I mean a snippet of lyrics: nightfall of diamonds, to terrapin, etc. The write-up for this one makes no mention of limited release. Digital download is mentioned and will be available on the release date in September. Happy times!

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I missed the last one ....

But not this time ....though I think this will be the end of this ...I couldn't sit down and listen to all releases in my collection .....it could take forever ....enjoyable , yes, I have been over saturated .....unless they release later material ....I'm done

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Vinyl?

Please consider doing some vinyl for this show, I understand the complexity/cost of offering vinyl for the entire box, but this particular show deserves an all analog production. Pretty Please?

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Ordered!

Yes! Yes! Yes!

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Any digital downloads

Will these be released on digital download or CD only? A lot of us don't use CDs.

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Wonderful

This is great news. Is there confirmation that this is a wide release and not a limited edition?

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