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A compendium to Spring 1990 and an addendum to Without A Net, Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It spotlights special selections from the 6 shows included in the Spring 1990 box. All 20 tracks are previously unreleased. Highlights include the long-awaited release of "Loser" from 3/24/90 in Albany, several Brent-sung tunes like "Easy To Love You," "Blow Away" and "Gimme Some Lovin'," two MAJOR jams - "Scarlet Begonias>Estimated Prophet" from 3/16/90 - "Playing In The Band>Eyes Of The World" from 3/19/90, tunes plucked from deep within the Dead's repertoire including "Morning Dew," "Attics Of My Life," "Bird Song," and "Feel Like A Stranger" AND a pair of killer covers made famous by the Rolling Stones: "It's All Over Now" and "The Last Time."

2-Disc Set
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Introductory price of $16.99 was a limited time offer no longer available.

Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It

Tracklist

Disc One:
1. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL> [4:00]
2. FEEL LIKE A STRANGER [7:32]
3. WEST L.A. FADEAWAY [7:33]
4. EASY TO LOVE YOU [5:58]
5. BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE [3:19]
6. LOSER [7:31]
7. IT’S ALL OVER NOW> [7:30]
8. JACK-A-ROE [5:00]
9. THE LAST TIME [5:14]
10. BIRD SONG [14:04]
11. BLOW AWAY [11:58]

Disc Two:
1. SAMSON AND DELILAH [6:59]
2. SCARLET BEGONIAS> [11:11]
3. ESTIMATED PROPHET> [10:57]
4. PLAYING IN THE BAND> [8:30]
5. EYES OF THE WORLD [14:50]
6. GIMME SOME LOVIN’> [5:09]
7. MORNING DEW [11:13]
8. NOT FADE AWAY [5:51]
9. ATTICS OF MY LIFE [5:08]

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Gone?

Seems like this one quietly fell off the available list. Really should not surprise anyone, its the pattern of their current business model. It will always be out there for the hard core collectors coming along.

Peace

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Grateful Post

I have to say I think your post is well thought out and represents what the Dead taught us all. I saw my first show at the Capital Center back in 1976 as a young kid and kept seeing shows all the way thru 1994 at various venues around the country. I was at several shows on this album and have the vinyl set. I think they sound fabulous on an Avid turntable with an Ortofon cartridge, Pioneer Elite amp and all Martin Logan speakers. I'm sure a tube amp might improve the sound even more, but I like having the sound 8 of the finest speakers money can buy tuned to the room I have them in can deliver. I think a lot of the way music sounds will depend on what your equipment is capable of delivering, what you use to set that equipment on and how you isolate your equipment from vibration and electronic interference. That includes ALL your equipment not just your speakers and playback device. Having said that, there will always be folks who think of themselves as purists and are ultimately going to be negative toward a lot of things that are in fact a lot better than they give them credit for. You will get out of anything what you are willing to put into it. Peace :)

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shopping cart inconvenience

With due respect, the healthcare website roll out is a debacle. No open lanes from New Jersey to New York is a debacle. Having trouble getting back to an online shopping cart is no doubt annoying, but it's a nice problem to have. I've just finished reading a bunch of the posts about the box set and the abbreviated box set. This is like watching the news on Fox. A lot of the comments are gratuitously nasty, without much constructive thought.

Neither David, nor the band suddenly lost their sense of quality, or their decades long ability to make fine sounding recordings. I haven't heard the release, but if it is as bad as most of the comments say it is, it is one box set out of countless others. We all went to a bad show or two over the years, but its okay. We also went to the shows that made it worth doing for (41 years for me, so far) most of our lives. None of us would likely be this upset unless we were used to getting grate music of superior sound quality all the time. These guys have always put more money and creativity into sound than any other band I can think of. How about that Wall of Sound? Please cut these guys some slack. If this release sucks, I'm sure they would rather it didn't. They didn't put this out for everyone to hate it. Yes they make money doing this, but they are also very generous with the music. If anyone puts out a shitty CD, unless the artist is oblivious, (and these guys aren't); they feel bad already; So lighten up folks, please. No need to make anyone feel bad (think about how it feels to be told your best work sucks). Be grateful for how the band has treated us for decades. Off my soap box, but its "Good Old Grateful Dead". Happy New Year one and all.

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Hi

Whining?, Sorry, have not seen any here, but people on web, are generally angry a lot. ,so you have it good here, This is the worst website that I have used. It seems like more of the same, guit30

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Hi

Whining?, Sorry, have not seen any here, but people on web, are generally angry a lot. ,so you have it good here, This is the worst website that I have used. It seems like more of the same, guit30

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another rhino release

is The doors live at the Bowl '68, the mix is incredible just for an 8 tracks recording1 Res ipsa loquitur!

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Can't Believe All the Whining ...

... about this release (I bought the two-disc set). This is a WONDERFUL release, one that has caused me to re-evaluate my oft-stated position that 90s Dead recordings are fairly worthless, pale imitations of late 60s/70s recordings. The playing throughout is strong and tight - especially Jerry's guitar - the jams are expansive and seamless and the song selection is very good too (though I could have done with maybe one or two less covers, but absolutely LOVE the opening track - Let the Good Times Roll). Bottom line: I've been playing this constantly for the last several weeks and highly recommend it. Whiners - get thee an attitude adjustment, or maybe just get off the bus for a while and recharge your batteries.

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So Glad I Waited

I just received a brand new copy of the condensed Spring 90 set. 11.99 on Amazon (shipping included). I love this era of Grateful Dead, so I plopped it in right away and have listened to it several times. I do like the CD, but I did notice the muddled recording on many of the songs. I have a bootleg of 3/22 and my copy sounds better than the numerous songs on this release. Why they didn't use the 24-track is beyond me. The drums and keys are really prominent in the mix, you do have to struggle to her Jerry a bit. However, I would recommend this set to fans of this era, as there are some really exciting moments (Morning Dew, Jackaroe, Loser, Attics and a really punchy Eyes).

I think this was a rush job on Rhino's part. Also, some of the selections on this 2 disc set are uninspired, there should not have been any repeats from Without A Net or Dozin'. David Lemieux talks about Brown Eyed Women and other short songs that were superb on this tour, so why not include them in this set, he must be a fan of Stranger, because it seems to be in every release he puts out. Couldn't we get a nice Jack Straw, the Brown Eyed, Loose Lucy? I think Dozin at the Knick, Landover and Warlocks are superior sets. Also, why did they have to use a third of the CD on 3/22, I love this show (my birthday), but spread out the wealth. There wasn't one song on the set from the Omni run.

Also, the exclusion of the Death Don't from the Omni was a crime.

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Mr. Know it all

I don't think you are a moderator in this forum guess I can post my very own opinion and you could be glad of shutting it up!

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so glad they made it

all of you stakanovist of perfect sound should not inetrfere with Spring 90; yes it is possible to be happy and post.Maybe my ears are geting too old but I don't hear/see much difference between So glad & Terrapin limited either Without a net, exept so glad get the right setlist. David & Jeffrey should be encoraged to give all of us new releases. It is amazing what is done with these old tapes. Let us be optimistic to believe there are still gems in archives.

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Vinyl version

Taken from soundstagedirect web site

Friday Music is pleased to announce the exclusive 180 Gram Audiophile 4 LP Box Set of the Grateful Dead's "Spring 1990- So Glad You Made It." This ltd. ed. set is a treasure trove of highlights from 6 of their finest shows from their legendary Spring 1990 tour. Filled with 20 unreleased gems, Dead classics & rarities abound in this lengthy audiophile dream box. Tracks include "Loser", "Scarlet Begonias," "Estimated Prophet," "Playing In The Band" & The Rolling Stones "The Last Time."The LP box & labels also feature the artwork of Wes Lang, including a LP art insert suitable for framing.

Presumably they will use the same tapes to master the LPs.

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Lousy Mix

Yea, it cost a lot of money for the box set...I learned my lesson...I will not spend that kind of money again unless they state it was sourced and mixed from the multi-track tapes...and maybe not until I hear some product reviews first. I don't get it...it does not do the band justice...for some reason, some selections at the same show sound better than others...maybe the soundboard mixer at the shows had too many bong hits or something...I mean if a band member is going to get mixed out of the recordings it should not be Jerry...I mean come on now.

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muddy mix

without a net and terrapin ltd sound so incredibly superior, the mix is utterly muddy, I cannot believe some people shelled so much moneyfor the box set, for such a mediocre mix in a luxury package!

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muddy mix

without a net and terrapin ltd sound so incredibly superior, the mix is utterly muddy, I cannot believe some people shelled so much moneyfor the box set, for such a mediocre mix in a luxury package!

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Lets be clear

Given that they sell out every release within weeks makes me think that a few honest or negative comments isn't going to make much difference in what we get. People on these boards are a decided minority. Remember that you post if you have a gripe and only rarely if you are perfectly happy.

BTW - what Dark Stars are you talking about. As far as I know there was only one Dark Star on Spring 90 - with Branford - and they passed it by. Which is a pity because it was a scorcher.

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Ups and downs

On the whole I like the box. Having been lucky enough to see a good part of this tour, it still stands out for me as the best I ever saw Brent. Such a pity it was all to end in not very long.

Rediscovering 3/16 and 3/26 was a pleasure. 3/30 was the worst of the Nassau run - which is to say that it is still an amazing show but compared to 3/28 and 3/29 it's tough to compete.

If I was choosing shows for this box, I would have chosen 3/14, 3/16, 3/19, 3/22 (just a stunner), 3/24 (complete show which we still don't have), 3/28, 3/29, 4/2. But it ain't up to me. Thankfully we have excellent boards of just about everything except a complete 3/24.

Thanks to the organization. Keep em coming.

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I have purchased so much Dead

I have purchased so much Dead music it is getting kind of neurotic...but I enjoy it. However, regarding the '90 box set, I can not understand how recordings from 1972 can sound so much better than these. The mix is just horrible sometimes...sometimes it seems the drums and keyboards are so prominent in the mix the you can not even hear Jerry's voice or guitar leads. Example is Help on the Way, which sounds like the same performance that is on Without a Net...well you can hardly hear the vocal at all...what gives? These were good shows and this release could have been one of the best live releases of the band...but oh well. In the future they should spend a little more time mixing the music correctly and less time on the packaging and memorabilia...i mean that is what I purchased the product for. If this was re-mastered from 2-track recordings instead of the multi-track tapes I only have one question...why?

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waiting for a miracle...everyday

I finally found a used copy of Terrapin Limited to await So glad...We eventually escape after two Winters to the first Springland boxset. These shows in Landover were terrific! what about the 14th of march? The Terrapin limited is excellent and the show of 16th march is awsome, with the most pretty Peggy-O ever. Let's say we carry on pre order for a 3 month delivery, and every deadhead will be so glad to get his due one month earler?

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shipping cost

sorry, me again, but: shipping cost to Germany for this very little item still US 26,95, for the complete Europe ´72 box "only" US 40,95; up to now for a 2 - 3 cd set it was about US 12, but now this inflation ... why for heavens´s sake? can´t believe it. something must be wrong with this! please correct it soon! thank you.

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Problems problems problems

You know, GDM is going to stop releasing stuff altogether if all they get are complaints. Doesn't anyone appreciate the stuff they've been releasing? Doesn't just ONE of these shows make up for that e-mail that was a day late? Doesn't just ONE of those Dark Stars make up for the fact that they got the date wrong on that Me & My Uncle? I haven't been on-line for a while but what I saw today made me cringe.

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Re: Sound quality is subpar

I agree to a certain extent. My opinion is based on the 2 CD release. I assumed, and it sounds to me, that it was sourced from the 24-track tapes. Jerry is too low in the mix. Also, you can hardly hear the audience. It sounds like they're playing to an empty room - a studio recording. I understand this is expected when dealing with two track tapes but if this is in fact from the multi-tracks, it's a terrible mixing job that fails to capture overall vibe and excitement of these gigs.

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shipping cost

shipping cost US 26,95 for "So glad you made it" US 18,95. You must be crazy or something!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is totally weird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nobody will order this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Small Correction...

The author of "It's All Over Now" is Bobby Womack and was originally recorded by his band The Valentino's and produced by Sam Cooke, not the Rolling Stones.

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Really ?????

That seems rather odd don't you think .. why remaster 2-track mix downs of a 24 track show .. I can't think of a reasonable reason to do that .

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Phil, my understanding is

Phil, my understanding is they did not use the 24 track masters for the box set. Even though they used them for Dozin' and Without a Net. The box set is from the two track mixes.

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Sound quality is subpar.

For a 24-track recording , I have to say I am GREATLY disappointed with the mix of all 18 disks. Jerry is low, sound seems muddy and there is no clarity of the instruments.. oh and Bobby sounds like he is an an echo chamber. I had such high hopes for this release but 3/26 and 3/19 are borderline not listenable. In an attempt to try and recreate the wheel, Jeffrey Norman, who I always love, completely missed the boat with this.

Sorry .. I hate to be a downer but I am debating throwing up my box set on eBay.

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So glad you condensed it

This is the kind of release I like: Two discs, compiled from a particular tour. It would have made a good Road Trips release before that regrettably became a complete show series. It's probably as much as I want from that Era anyway. I can't (won't) afford the whole box. I got my "order has shipped" e-mail on Friday and as of Monday it's not here yet so I'm hoping for tomorrow or the next day. Looking forward to it. I still want to see an official release from 1967.

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So glad you condensed it

This is the kind of release I like: Two discs, compiled from a particular tour. It would have made a good Road Trips release before that regrettably became a complete show series. It's probably as much as I want from that Era. I can't (won't) afford the whole box anyway. I got my "order has shipped" e-mail on Friday and as of Monday it's not here yet so I'm hoping for tomorrow or the next day. Looking forward to it. I still want to see an official release from 1967.

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good news

both box & shipping cost is much; thank you to focus on that beautiful period. I looked for this dusty Dozin @ the Knick and listened again. many tracks from Spring 90 were selected in the Tapers and So many Road...Without a Net seems so condensed now, but with my favorite Althea... this 2 disc sample is good news; but it's a long long time to come home... PS Loose Lucy was a gift of 30 days of November 2011?

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So Glad's "Easy To Love You" may be previously released

Just going by the track timings, I'm thinking the Easy To Love You on this new compilation is from Hamilton, as opposed to Atlanta.

That version was the soundtrack for the Brent montage on Backstage Pass, the short-form video from 1992 that can now be found on a bonus DVD as part of that new ( well, six months new ) all-encompassing DVD set being sold by a third-party vendor.

One of the few positives I'm finding in this latest cash-grab.

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Spring Tour 1990 Boxed Set

I don't know why you all are complaining about the communication from Dead.Net concerning the shipping of orders...I mean just because I got my order and then one week later received an email stating that my order had shipped THAT DAY...I don't understand the problem!

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Surprise

My box arrived today. I was surprised as I never received a shipment notification (thus I had no tracking number) and my order status did not even list an expected ship date. I was beginning to fret. I'm relieved now. But dead.net should get their house in order, and make sure their info sources are up-to-date and accurate. After all, misinformation is worse than no information.

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Okay

Others have reported the order status issue is fixed for them. If you are still having this problem, send me a PM, including such particulars as what browser and operating system you're using. Thanks.

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Because this site is horrible....

Not only can you not find your shopping cart most of the time, but when you enter your email address to check on previous orders - it isnt recognized??? Why does this site have so many glitches and problems? It is no wonder the 72 box set release was a debacle.

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Why is it so hard to get back

Why is it so hard to get back to your shopping cart in here??

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Disc Two: 3. ESTIMATED PROPHET> 4. PLAYING IN THE BAND?

How can the Estimated from 3/16/90 segue into the Playin' from 3/19/90? Typo?

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Spring '90

I'm excited about the selection of Spring '90, but less psyched up about the selections of the dates and tracks.

Would want more info, or more accurate info on this. It says they are selections from the 6 dates on the big issue, but then touts Loser from 3/24, and 3/24 isn't one of the six shows on the 18 disc set.

Plus, none of the Loose Lucy's (with more than one to choose from) or the return of Revolution is criminal.

EDIT: Never mind on the 3/24, I see there are some bonus tunes one the 18 disc set from that date. Carry on.

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This actually looks good

A more or less predictable show list culled from six shows on this tour. The price isn't too bad for a two disc set. Nice way to nibble on a sample. It's too bad that an "only the music edition" of the big box won't be released for, say, $114. Would have been nice.

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3/14/90

I'm having a hard time with the fact that 3/14/90 was left out of this box set considering that show featured the first Loose Lucy since 10/19/74.

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Track dates

The description gives a lot of this information already but would it be possible to give us dates for all these tracks?