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Dave's Picks 2014 - Subscription No Longer Available - Volume 9 Coming Soon

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It’s that time of year, when the Dave’s Picks subscriptions for 2014 go on sale. In 2012, the series was limited to 12,000 units of each release. Last year, we increased that to 13,000. And for 2014, you guessed it, each Dave’s Pick will be limited to 14,000 units. And just as all releases in 2012 and 2013 sold out, quickly, we expect the same in 2014, particularly with the quality of music we have planned for release. The only way to ensure you’ll receive all four releases in 2014 is to subscribe.

For those of you who can't stand the suspense, news has come in about Dave's Picks Vol. 9, the first of our four releases for next year. We're very pleased to revisit the Wall Of Sound era, with a complete show that took place on May 14, 1974, at Adams Field House at the University of Montana in Missoula, the Grateful Dead's only appearance in the state of oro y plata. This monstrously hot show is the third official show of the Wall Of Sound, which had debuted in March 1974. (You can find more details about this show in the 2013 Almanac.)

Although we haven’t mapped things out too far beyond Dave’s Picks Vol. 9, further digging through a batch of tapes returned to us in 2012 revealed more than we expected, so you in turn can plan on something excellent from the 1969-1971 era, likely something you’ve never heard. We spend months working on each and every release to make sure it’ll be something that you’ll happily hear again and again, and we’ve already got some great ideas in mind for the four releases in 2014.

Show specifics aside, no matter how you slice it, Dave’s Picks subscribers get the very best deal – four spectacular limited-edition numbered releases, free domestic shipping, and a stellar bonus disc that will arrive with Volume 10, in May 2014. The last two bonus discs have proven immensely popular, so naturally we’ll have another cool, interesting, exciting and rare treat for you in 2014.

Dave’s Picks 2014 Subscription Benefits:

Four Limited Edition, Numbered Releases
Delivered Quarterly
Highly Collectible Bonus Disc
Free Domestic Shipping

SUBSCRIPTIONS PERIOD ENDS 1/17/14 @ 11:59PM PST.


*Please note that your card will be charged at the time you place your order.

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Customer service for me and my network of friends...

has been pretty perfect since '93.

To all the frustrated people whose merch has gone missing, why not take your case to an effective customer contact channel (email to Dave perhaps, since his name is on the product), which is not a bulletin board, I assure you. Email to a named individual is the best way. And how about not calling low wage customer service or call center workers idiots on the Internet or anywhere. They are not to blame and they are not idiots.

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Customer service for me and my network of friends...

has been pretty perfect since '93.

To all the frustrated people whose merch has gone missing, why not take your case to an effective customer contact channel (email to Dave perhaps, since his name is on the product), which is not a bulletin board, I assure you. Email to a named individual is the best way. And how about not calling low wage customer service or call center workers idiots on the Internet or anywhere. They are not to blame and they are not idiots.

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The continuing failure of customer service.

Seems like I'm not the only one to have dealt with the idiots in customer service. I picked up some extra Road Trips during the sale for gifts and investment copies. When I received my shipping notice I noticed it was short. So I called customer service, man I got ran in circles by three different people, none of them knew what was going on. The CD I ordered was listed as "In stock" on the site. It's now listed as sold out. The first person I talked to told me the CD was in another warehouse and wold be shipped with in 3 weeks, and that I would receive an e-mail wham it ships? The second person told me that the CD was "backordered" and more would have to be made. At this point I asked for a Supervisor, the girl told me "All the supervisors have gone home." I knew that was BS, called back again. This time I did get a supervisor, she told me she would take care of the other girl who lied. Like a really cared, I just wanted to see why my CD set did not ship. The supervisor told me someone would get back to me within 72 hours. No one has called, and I know they will not. I'll simply assume the CD is sold out, its now listed as sold out.

The incompetence we have to deal with is profound. The staff working have no idea what they are doing. The constantly give out wrong information. Man, do I miss the old days when a Deadhead would answer the phone. These folks must handle many business matters for many companies. Dead.net really could do better. Sorry to hear that so many lose there limited edition CDs. Then have to go to the supreme dude Dr. Rhino to have stuff handled, this is nuts.

I'll check to make sure I was not charged for the missing CD set, if I was not, I'll let it go. No way will I call back to talk to those idiots.

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So are u saying it will be a 71' show for vol. 10 ?

The recent batch of returned tapes include 70 and 71 reels. From Mountain Girl and also the batch from summer 2012 returns had late 69' and 70' I'm guessing the 70' tapes from this return are from the beginning of the year.

My best guess for volume 10 plus bonus disc is Nov. or Dec. 69' with bonus disc from 2-11-70

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Missing DaPick 8

I've been ordering CD's from this site for years without any issues, until Dave's 8. I didn't realize that many others were having the same issue with this one until I read this forum. But I have to say that I was not impressed with customer service. I sent an e-mail about the missing shipment and was told to wait another week. I waited and then sent another e-mail. I was told that my issue would be forwarded to another department, which would respond in 48-72 hours. No one responded. I called the customer service number and dealt with a couple of incompetent reps. They told me the CD was in transit(I had to explain that it had been 4 weeks and was most likely lost); that I should go to my local Post Office and ask where the package is(are you kidding?!!); that they would ask the Post Office why it hadn't been delivered(what possible reason could the Post Office give them?). A supervisor then told me that there were no CDs left and they didn't know when they might get more. My options were to wait indefinitely or get a refund. But being that I paid for this subscription a year ago and no longer have that credit card, I would have to wait 2-3 weeks for a check to be issued. I sent another e-mail expressing my frustrations and was simply told to contact Dr. Rhino. I assumed my issue was just being passed around and I gave up at this point. Fortunately, Dr. Rhino e-mailed me and offered to send a non-numbered copy. Don't really care if it's numbered--just happy to hopefully getting this show.

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on limited editions..

I used to find this frustrating too but it's a classic, 'is the glass half full or half empty?' question; since the introduction of the ltd edition model with Road Trips there has been a continuing deluge of releases; I'm guessing it's the quick turnaround on the expense of producing each release and the very quick return on the investment.

Also, it appears to me that prices are beginning to slide downward on eBay and Amazon as the glut continues; in the mid to late days of Road Trips the prices got pretty wacky, they seem to be tapering downward to the $50 mark which is much more affordable, at least whilst the glut continues into their 50th Anniversary in 2015.

I think it could be argued that the ltd edition approach is increasing the customer base year-on-year, to wit the increased size of each years subscription.

I'm simply glad to have the opportunity to hear some of this (I certainly can't afford every release and am having to skip 2014) and am also hopeful that more happy customers will be created as they continue (hopefully) to excavate the 80s shows (that are of little interest to me but obviously close to the hearts of many).

Keep On Truckin' ...

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Please Re-think The Mail Company You Use

Guy's can you please re-think the mail supplier you currently use for sending these CD's overseas? I live in the United Kingdom and have subscibed to all the Dave's Picks series and Road Trips as well. Never been a problem. Until 2013's releases. Occassionally I have to pay import duties on some of the packages. The rule of thumb is that every so often a package from overseas will be selected and the person it's being sent to will have to pay the Import Duty or they don't get it. I understand this and, whilst annoying, find it fair. Your current shipping company charges for everything sent. They include the Import Duty into their own invoices whereas it should be the government in the UK. I can ony assume that they pass over these monies. All 4 releases this year I had to pay for, and it's not cheap either. My Import Duty fee for Dave's Picks Vol. 8 was £18.00, that's $29.49 and I had to pay this for all 4 volumes this year. It means I'm paying double for these CD's. Can you guy's do anything to stop this happening everytime? Is there no UK or European distribution plant you could use? It's really expensive and I'm seriously considering given 2014's subscription a miss (I really, really DO NOT want to miss out but I simply can't afford paying THAT much for these wonderful CD's). Please PM me. Thanks

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just reflecting that the first 2 years the second release was the bonus disc release and was an earlier year than the first release. 2012 was 77 then 74 ,, 2013 was 73 then 69/70 .. we know the first in 2014 is from 74. so ...

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just reflecting that the first 2 years the second release was the bonus disc release and was an earlier year than the first release. 2012 was 77 then 74 ,, 2013 was 73 then 69/70 .. we know the first in 2014 is from 74. so ...

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just reflecting that the first 2 years the second release was the bonus disc release and was an earlier year than the first release. 2012 was 77 then 74 ,, 2013 was 73 then 69/70 .. we know the first in 2014 is from 74. so ...

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if you're still having issues, lemme know. Thanks!

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on limited editions..

I'd have to agree, I only learned about the Dave's Picks series well after 2013's had all sold out. (I haven't been a regular visitor of this site for years). I'd love to be able to purchase the sets I missed out on. I understand collectors love limited numbered sets, and I can dig that, but I really feel like I have missed out on a great opportunity to have some really awesome cd's.

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red rocks 78

they play the 7/8/78 show on occasion on sirius/xm
sounds pretty good to me
although it seems like i read or heard somewhere dave saying that the master reels were not in the vault

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I have at least one soundboard of the '78 shows from Red Rocks, and it is excellent. I concur, if they exist, let's have them!

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Red Rocks

Why have there been no Dick's, Dave's, or Road Trips from Red Rocks? Or better yet, a boxed set. I've heard some say that no decent boards exist, but I've heard some so I doubt that. There were many great nights (and days) on the Rocks that I'd love to hear again!

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@pryski

I wouldn't expect your replacement to be shipped overnight; the cost of that would be outrageous. With the holiday and no Saturday UPS delivery, I would expect it mid week next week. Consider yourself very, very fortunate to be getting a numbered copy. Many here will not.

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Dave's Picks 8 - My Turn With the Lost Package!!

I have been an active reader of all of the delivery issues plaguing the posters on here - not only with DP8 but with other CDs too. I had always knocked on wood that the delivery bug had never bit me and I have ordered almost every release from dead.net. Well, it finally got me with DP8. After returning home for the holidays, I was hoping to see my DP8 package, but it was not at my parent's house. My mom looked up the order and forwarded me the tracking number. Typed it into UPS and bam...invalid shipping number. Typed it in again....bam...same result. After contacting customer service, they responded promptly requesting I contact Dr. Rhino. Dr. Rhino was very prompt and stated they had found a numbered CD in the warehouse and was sending it UPS next day. That was November 27. Granted the 28th was Thanksgiving, I still do not have the package. I contacted Dr. Rhino for a tracking number and no response...........

I am all for forgiving an initial shipping error, but not doing what you say you would do to make-up for it is very disappointing.

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Been caught stealing....

I did wonder about the 'official' nature of these albums, though also considered them maybe part of the record store day output. I know jimmy page had been talking about releasing some previously unreleased zeppelin stuff.

I expect after these posts, agents from the NSA will be descending on my house. Best get out the mince pies... (which, naturally, wil be we'll past their use by date!)

A quid equals a pound in real words, apologies

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Hartbeats shows

I agree, the Hartbeats shows from 68 (sans Pig and Bob) are interesting and well worth listening to, every one of them (especially 10/30). I don't see why anyone would want to pay money for a bootleg of them though, easily obtained for free in trades or streamed on the archive, in the same (or probably better) quality. On the other hand, if any of them is every officially released that would be great.

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Buck up. Don't complain. 5-8 'Sub' Sets are avail. for >$200

If you care.......Hey Now, pure and simple, if you want and did/do not purchase DP pre-season's deal for >$100, shipped, why not?! If you missed the entire 2013 'sub' set, don't worry, def. don't complain. There are people selling sealed subscription (with 6/Bonus disc)sets for less than $200. I suggest you 'jump on that',if you so desire. ;)

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Mickey and the hartbeats

This single LP is part one, suggesting there is more to come. The material contained here, and a lot more besides, was originally released as "Heartbits" in 1986 and "Heartbits 2" in 1987. Both were 2 CD sets on the Italian "Anthology" label and were almost certainly bootlegs. As most people are aware, obscure Italian releases are almost inevitably of dubious origin. Sound quality was not great but they certainly are interesting listening.

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Yeti thanks, but...

Yeti, kind of you to share that tip, but... I think the 1968 Hartbeats release and the Led Zep 1969 release are bootlegs. Or "imports"." No mention of the Zep release at the Zep website, and that would be way uncharacteristic of ole Led Wallet.

Sounds like Spin is out to make a few illicit bucks (being a huge Zep fan, I'd love to be wrong about this).

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Does that store have a website I may visit and order from? If I gave you my email in a private message could you forward the email to me? How much is 20 quid in dollars? I appreciate you filling us in on these treats.

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Mickey and the hartbeats

Further to a post earlier I made about spin cd store in the uk. I've just had an email from them advertising a ltd edition (500 copies) of a Micky and the hart beats from 30 10 68, with tracks being dark star, other one, love light and the eleven. Jerry Phil and mickey in trio setting apparently. A led zep show from Fillmore west on 9 1 69 is also on sale if interested. Again 500 copies. 20 quid each.

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JGB and Bob Weir & Ron Wasserman

Announcing Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound – 6 CD Box Set

to be released on December 17th on Round Records.
September 5th, 1989 at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, CT
and September 6th, 1989 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWIIVgg88CQ

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Nice post RidinTheBus. Though I have no problem with the limited edition approach (given the economics of selling physical media today), I agree that at some point they should be available for download. It would be fair (and profitable for TPTB) if limited editions became available online at some set date after their limited physical release (sort of like Netflix gets Walking Dead after the DVD's have been on sale for a while).

I'd love to know how many of the May 1977 downloads they've sold.

Weve, thanks for the January dates on the bonus disc announcements in the past, very helpful.

Tomorrow night I'll be saying "What a Long Strange Tryptophan it's Been"

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RE: Real Deadheads?

well, i dont think anyone objects to the idea of GD making money by selling their music.

however, what i think most of us dislike is this new concept of "limited editions" as it seems to go against the traditional spirit of The Dead...

to limit them does in essence take the shows away from us fans...they did not limit Dick's Picks, so why limit Dave's?
i think that the idea of a special packaging limited box set like Spring 1990 is fine, but dont limit the MUSIC....if a fan enjoys collecting such things, then fine offer them, but dont keep the rest of us who simply want to listen to the shows from doing so...

i like how they offered the May 1977 box set as a limited edition special package AND available for download....

why not offer an unlimited download subscription in addition to the special limited packaging releases?

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Bonus discs -

Bonus CD's for DaP subs 2012 & 2013 were anounced on 01/23/12 & 01/09/13. Both years subs were through December 15, for a very special early bird subscription rate of $95.50 (2012) & $99.98 (2013). Hope this helps.
Happy Thanksgivukkah,
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Real Deadheads?

Hello thezigzagguy,

You write: "would a real deadhead support that?" (Meaning, I think, would a real Deadhead support the band making money from their music by selling it?)

Short answer: Yes :)

But then what do I know - I live in Massachusetts, so I'm not a "Real American" either.

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bonus disc 2014 - details

does anybody remember when details for the bonus disc 2013 were revealed for the first time.

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Dick picks at it too much...

All that dicks picks seems to do is take the shows out of the free repository at archive,org

When i hear about the problems folks have getting their orders i get a bad feeling like they don't care about getting you the music they care about getting it away from the rest of us.

enjoy this one before it is gone

https://archive.org/details/gd1974-05-14.sbd.miller.114462.flac16

would a real deadhead support that?

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Hear, hear!

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@ Chris Grand - Thanks for the show tip!

I just took the plunge and ordered DaP 2014, and as I was scrolling through here, I came across your wish list. That 73 show looks AMAZING! I am looking forward to checking that out as soon as I get home from work, (which now seems like an eternity...) Anyway, thanks for pointing me towards that show! Love that ooey-gooey 73!

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got it.

I love dirt and trees, too. And Dead music! Thanks for the feedback blog folks. I get it now. I can be a little sensitive sometimes, but really do appreciate the responses. I do hope the service improves for all.

Get outside and play Dead music!

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Update

I have heard from customer service and now Dr. Rhino. He will ship a non-numbered replacement along with a coupon code for dead.net, acknowledging that a non-numbered copy isn't quite equal to a numbered one.

Although it took a second unhappy email to customer service, with Dr. Rhino CC'd, I am satisfied with the way this is resolved. I understand that a numbered copy is impossible at this point due to the item being sold out. THIS is good customer service and the way an issue like this should be handled.

Thank you to dead.net customer service and Dr. Rhino for working it out. I now feel confident that if there is any trouble with my 2014 subscription shipments, it will get worked out to the best of TPTB's ability.

I said it before and I will say again, I love DaP8; it is a great show, a great mastering job, and a great package. I look forward to the Montana DaP9 release, and I can't wait to see what else is in store for 2014, and 2015 for that matter.

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Problems

I agree that if someone has an issue with a shipment or any customer service problem and they found a helpful solution they should share it. They may get help from someone who had the problem or may help someone later.

I believe the negativity that needs to go away is from those who constantly threaten to cancel the subscription and quantify everything because 72.367% of the releases are from period X and they want their wish list released and they are owed that.

I think we would all be better off without hearing that.

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Re: Problems

It has also become apparent to me that those who count (Mark Pinkus, DL and, of course, MaryE) do read these boards and do react to what is posted here, even if they do not often tell us as much. Bearing this in mind, it does make sense to post praise where it is due and also to state problems which then may be rectified in the future. I don't know how much feedback TPTB get from customer service, but it is both sensible and logical to pass on information, positive and negative, by posting it on these boards. I cannot understand people complaining about those who post about legitimate problems in the hope that other posters or TPTB can offer a solution.

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Hershey?

Stop it. The only good thing about that show was the guy stealing the flags at the back of the stadium.

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Re: problems

I've been on here a few years, and a fortunate thing about this site is it seems those in charge read these boards and actually respond to our threads, be it some show releases, problems, gripes, etc. So, there is an actual point to discussing these issues on this message board.

Also, when others are having issues with their orders, as I have read more than a few posts with DaP 8, sometimes sharing our experiences with each other regarding the problem and problem solving helps the other community members deal with their similar issues. That's why it is called, you know, community.

I did respond directly to customer service about my dissatisfaction with their resolution to my problem, and they have replied with what seems like greater willingness to work with me. I will gripe, but I am fair and will also give credit. Hopefully everything is on track to a fair resolution. And, hopefully this is a good sign for other community members our issues will be resolved across the board.

A closed mouth doesn't get fed...If your ordering experience is great, and you feel brought down by reading others are having problems, simply skip those posts. There is nothing wrong in expecting what you pay for. Being a tree-hugging, dirt worshiping, Deahead dirt bag (referring to myself and anyone else who can identify) shouldn't change that expectation.

Peace.

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Hershey.

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Been dabbling in 1985 lately and.....

...it's time to show that year some love. One Dick's Pick's release is not enough justice. There are some gems in there. SPAC, Red Rocks, Irvine Meadows, Cumberland County Civic Center, Ventura...just to name a few. Healy's effects that year make those shows easy to point out. Lot's of echoes and feedback. Trippy shit. The boys were on more often than not. God Bless the Grateful Dead. Love the Crazy Fingers and Dupree's that year.

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let people state their views

Why are some of you bothered by some customers stating the problems they've had with some purchases? This is exactly the place to point out those problems.
I love the fact that so many great shows are being released but that doesn't mean the business end is perfect.
I can definitely feel Matchewy's pain. I've had several damaged discs from dead.net in the past few years: multiple Road Trips and both three-show boxes, quite possibly all from those ridiculous cardboard covers (and, had there not been tons of complaints here, we might still be getting those disc damaging covers), and one disc from the May 77 box.
Some of those flawed discs were imperfections that didn't ruin the music, i.e. skips at the end of discs, which wouldn't allow the disc to go to the next cd, not a deal breaker but still frustrating when trying to listen to an entire show on a multiple disc cd player. I let those go but also had a few that skipped during songs. All were replaced soon after I contacted dr. rhino but had I asked for a replacement after EVERY flawed disc I might have got the same treatment Matchewy got.
I have hundreds of CDs and slightly more than half are non Grateful Dead and not a single one was damaged when new. The number of damaged Dead discs from the last few years is totally unacceptable and completely out of line with mainstream releases.
Complaining about poor disc quality or packaging does not make one any less of a deadhead or any less of a Jerry fan. If you've had problems speak up! This is an opportunity for Rhino and dead.net to improve.

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my experience

Not calling anyone out here and hope all of us get the shows we pay for, I've been satisfied (even giddy at times) over Dave's 2012. However, I need to share that every time I've ordered something on Dead.net it has arrived on time and in perfect condition. I reside in S. California. Don't know if it makes a difference but it is stange to here these tales of woe re: customer service, shipping, etc. I feel that the site does a fantastic job and appreciate what they have to offer.

If anyone is unsatisfied, talk to those that can help. Don't spew negative vibes on the site.

Be kind.

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Really looking forward to Dave's 2014!!!

Just re-upped yesterday for Dave's 2014, as I very much enjoy every release from 2013, especially the returned tapes of proto-Dead that made up Vol. 6 this year. Even the Atlanta show (Vol. 8), which I guess disappointed some as a non-vital release, c'mon people (!!), the Deal at the end of set one is HOT and a great Scarlet Fire to open set two. Great early Brent, who brought a significant new palette to the band. Missed out on DP 2012, but at that point I felt like Dead.net had got enough of my money. But of course, it's very hard to resist these quarterly releases when so much effort goes into getting the sound just exactly perfect as The Just Exactly Perfect Brothers Band so deserves.

And I hope it's true that they will release a HOT '89 show this year. I take that period for granted since that's when I first saw Jerry & Co., but I was STARTLED at how good Crimson, White & Indigo is upon listening, especially since I gave that release an eye-roll and "ho-hum" when it came out. The 60s and 70s of course are stupendous and crucial, but those decades are not the sole province of GOOD 'OL GRATEFUL DEAD.

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just stop

Hey dude,why don't you save us all the hassle and just stop ordering stuff. That way there will be more to go around and we don't have to listen to your......

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Re: DaP 8 and customer service

Well, I finally heard back from customer service regarding my damaged DaP8, and I was told they cannot send a replacement since there is no stock left. After being sent a non-numbered replacement for my damaged Vol. 6, one thing is obvious: dead.net and Rhino have absolutely no game plan concerning how to deal with lost shipments, damaged shipments, etc.

I have purchased everything from GD, always preorder, have all the limited editions, bonus discs, etc. I ordered a 2014 subscription as soon as it was available. I am pretty disappointed that I get this news after another preorder (Ever tried to cancel a preorder with this camp? Ha!) Seeing that there is no game plan, and Rhino is having a difficult time getting it right, I am not sure I would have subscribed this time. Their shipping containers are sub par, customer service is a rag tag bunch of incompetence (Shipping to wrong addresses after customers verified correct address after customer service sends out emails confirming addresses?! C'mon!) I understand limited product and all, but that means Rhino and dead.net have upped the stakes on their ability to deliver.

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Speculation me thinks ...

I believe Vol 10 will be the bonus disc release and I don't feel that 10/26/89 lends it self to that - maybe some 10/25 highlights but.... Plus I think it is multi-track and would be saved for a non-series release. I suspect that the bonus disc release will be from the "returned stash". One thing I know for sure, this IS speculation on my part so make of it what you will!

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V9-12?

From a comment on the Dead's facebook page:
Volume 9: May 14, 1974 -- Volume 10: October 26, 1989 -- Volume 11: December 12, 1969 -- Volume 12: October 20, 1984
Is this true or is someone speculating? Guess we will know when V10 is announced.