Grateful Dead 7" Singles Collection 2018 Subscription
Last year we launched a brand new highly-collectible 7” vinyl series and a subscription to that series, to boot. We continue in 2018 with the next batch of remastered singles on 7-inch colored vinyl featuring newly commissioned artwork, each limited to 10,000 copies and available exclusively at dead.net. Didn't subscribe last year but want to collect the whole set? Singles 1-4 are available a la carte in the Dead.net store.
The first release, arriving March 1, will be 1970's “Uncle John's Band” b/w "New Speedway Boogie.” This limited-edition reissue features newly remastered audio, transferred from the original analog mono single tape, mastered by Grammy-winning engineer David Glasser with original artwork by Nate Duval.
Other volumes to be released in 2018 include:
“Sugar Magnolia”/“Mr. Charlie”
“Let Me Sing Your Blues Away”/“Here Comes Sunshine”
7" SINGLES SUBSCRIPTION BENEFITS
• Four Limited Edition Releases
• Free Domestic Shipping
• Delivered Throughout The Year (Shipped March 1, June 1, Sept 1, Dec 1)
• Digital delivery of each of the tracks featured on each 7”, delivered on or around release date
• Subscriber Pricing - $44.98
• A savings of over $15.00 over purchasing a la carte
Give it as a gift
Download 2018 7" Singles Subscription Gift Certificate. Right-click-save-as on a PC, or ctrl-click-save-as on a MAC. You can then print it out on an 8x11 1/2 piece of paper or email to the lucky recipient.
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too bad the 45s are getting such flak.
there's a reason vinyl lost out to CDs back in the 80s.
hi all , i bought the first subscription and was not very happy .out of the 4 singles im only keeping 2, stealin and dark star. the wrong mix on golden road was HUGE mistake STEREO not MONO. so i sold it. as for diamond dupree when it arrives im selling it to as it is the same as the lp version. i have no need for any of the other singles.it seems that the quality control was not very good this time around.
Dead.net seems to be having QC issues. I have a subscription for the singles. I received #1 and #3,but not #2. It took months of calling and e-mailing to get it. Promises promises, but it took months. Why? Don't you care about us? It seems like whoever is in charge needs to be canned and someone who is willing to pay attention is put in charge. I think, unfortunately, that your operation needs to be brought back to the USA.
Folks...shrink wrap does not warp records. Not saying things aren't damaged but it's not due to tight packaging.
Still waiting for a replacement Dark Star. Warped beyond playability out of the box due to shrink wrap so tight it bent the cover. Got an email that one was on the way. For about two months after-crickets.
Returns are impossible.
The mixes were all wrong - not using the mono as the original singles. GRTUD used the stereo album mix - not the mono single which is significantly different.
Won't be re-upping.
I ordered this sub last year and loved it; they are tasty little morsels! Novelty yes, but good novelty.
However...due to my being double-charged for my Dave's subscription, I am hesitant to order again from Dead.net. I don't like having the hassle of getting charges dealt with, it's just such an unnecessary part of this process. Please fix it so I can purchase with confidence. Some of us don't have massive extra padding on our credit cards to absorb double charges and then wait while they get reversed.
I was wondering if anyone has a scans of the first 45's art work they would not mind sharing.
Nevermind looks like someone has them up on discogs.
Hi Jim- Definitely open them up and visually inspect them. I have not had any warp issues so they are probably flat. Though they should be played at some point. My original Gold single included in the 30 trips box set looked fine until I played it. Turned out it had significant static. Dr Rhino replaced it immediately & second copy was fine. And yes these are definitely a nostalgic purchase at the most. Heck the song is over in a couple minutes but the artwork & colored vinyl is awesome. I feel like a kid again having all this GD ephemera.
The best of the vinyl for me so far is the 67 trips 3 LP set. It's great to look at & having Viola Lee blaze out of the speakers always gets me going. And the Cornell LP show is another gorgeous package. With a different booklet than the CD's all encased in a stunning purple box. and more importantly the vinyl on those releases is thick, flat & blemish free.
But outside of this 45 series Rhino/Warner almost always delivers what I think is the best vinyl quality out there. The Neil Young re releases, Sabbath, Zeppelin and the many other artists I have recently bought are all produced in high quality vinyl. Wish I could say the same for the Capitol label. Went through 3 Beatles White albums & a few other artist releases that you are simply rolling the dice & hoping for a flat copy. Lastly Universal Music Group- I simply avoid them & save my money. the Allmans Fillmore East was a waste & I had to return a Soundgarden release. With all these high priced vinyl reissues you expect good quality & Rhino/Warner have been excellent in that regard.
Well that sucks.. I have not gotten my vinyl room up and running yet.. so I haven't opened them.
Then again.. they aren't something I would reach for and play often. I wonder if they knew that and let the QC slip below their famously high standards? :D
Still.. this is a nostalgic purchase because we love this stuff.. if it doesn't play that really leaves a bad taste.. It's going to drive anybody off, it's just really bad form.
Not worth it for me to re-up on this subscription. I would love to have the upcoming singles but I have had problems with this first run. Volume 1 pressing had little circle dots baked into the vinyl. Volume 3 arrived with a huge gash/scratch on the Dark Star side. Called in over a month back & I'm still waiting. called today but now you can no longer call a live person to get help in replacing the damaged product. So I have to send emails & hope for a response to take care of issue. If there was simply better quality control during the manufacturing process I would feel confident to move forward on year 2......
I agree, put 45's in protective paper sleeve inside cardboard cover.
Thanks for the 45 program, I like the stupid things.
All in for 2018 subscription
Last year artwork was excellent !!
Place vinyl in protective sleeve as well as upgrades in new year