Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings Boxed Set
6 Complete Shows On 19 Discs
• 6/22/73 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
• 6/24/73 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
• 6/26/73 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
• 5/17/74 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
• 5/19/74 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
• 5/21/74 Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering
Masters transferred and restored by Plangent Processes
Original Art by First Nations Artist Roy Henry Vickers
Photos by Richie Pechner
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000
Includes an immediate digital download of "Eyes Of The World (P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada 5/17/74)"
"We were in the Pacific Northwest...between somewhere in Washington and some other where in Oregon. The road took us to the lip on a ridge, from where we could see around us for many miles in all directions … It was breathtaking to behold, but as we watched, we had a firm realization that we were witnessing something even more beautiful than our eyes could ever take in … Life causes life. Heaven and Earth dance in this way endlessly, and their child is the forest. And so there we were, epiphanously watching that grandest and most glorious dance of life—of which we are just a tiny part—awed by a magnificence without beginning, without end..."
Bob Weir, “Sell Headwaters—Everyone Wins,” San Francisco Chronicle
The Pacific Northwest offers up a rich feast of land, sky, and water. It is ripe with influences, abundant with symbols, deep and spirited. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that the Grateful Dead played some of their most inspired shows on these fertile grounds. It does, however, sometimes take a breath for the elements to re-align years later. It seems for us, they finally have and we are able to present not just a glimpse of the band's extraordinary exploratory tour through the region, but a two-tour bounty as the PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS.
For PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, we've paired two short runs made up of six previously unreleased shows - P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C. (6/22/73); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (6/24/73); Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA (6/26/73); P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (5/17/74); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (5/19/74); and Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (5/21/74). Each show has been mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. The transfers from the masters were transferred and restored by Plangent Processes, further ensuring that this is the best, most authentic that these shows have ever sounded.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS comes in an ornate box created by Canada’s preeminent First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers (more on this tremendous artist soon). To complement the music, the set also includes a 64-page book with an in-depth essay by Grateful Dead scholar Nicholas G. Meriwether and photos by Richie Pechner.
Due September 7th, this release is limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies and available exclusively from dead.net. You'll want to grab a copy while you can and sit back, relax, and enjoy all the exclusive content we'll be rolling out over the next few weeks.
Looking for something a little more byte-sized? The collection will also be available for HD digital download in FLAC and ALAC, exclusively at dead.net, on release day. You can pre-order it now too.
Get it while you can.
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Glad to see the rumors of your demise were greatly exaggerated.
Hope all is well.
Tape-to-Digital Transfer and Wow-and Flutter Correction: John K. Chester and Jamie Howarth, Plangent Processes
Had some time to dig around for the articles I mentioned this morning. The list is from an unconfirmed source on the Steve Hoffman site. By unconfirmed, I mean I don't know where he got it or if it's 100% accurate. I know for sure E72 Complete, Winterland 1973, and both May 1977 box sets. The reason I excluded Winterland '73 from my "examples" of the quality benefits Plangent provides, is because I also recall it was recorded on some kind of wider, faster super-tape than most Grateful Dead two-tracks, so that's two significant a variable to ignore if one is interested in an apples to apples comparison of with / without Plangent. I think the best comparison is yet to come, with the Pacific NW Box set. Will it sound better than DaP 21? (which is, in my opinion, the best sounding UN-Plangented two-track from 1973).
Edit: With regard to the list of releases that were Plangented, The July 1978 Box set was spoken about on the Steve Hoffman Forum as though it was, but I don't see Plangent mentioned anywhere on the dead.net page where it's up for sale. Both May 1977 sale pages mention Plangent. I have to assume then that July 1978 was not, unless someone has the CD case in front of them and tell us otherwise.
The Plangent website:
Interview with Jamie Howarth (Plangent CEO)
Discussion Thread on Plangent from the Steve Hoffman forum. Includes a list of releases:
Live at the Cow Palace: New Year's Eve 1976
Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings
Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978
Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings
Formerly the Warlocks
Europe '72: The Complete Recordings– and subsequent compilation and single shows
Dark Star single
30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965–1995 – partially, for the non-cassette and non-DAT tape shows – and subsequent compilation partially.
May 1977: Get Shown The Light
Would be nice if these starting shipping in order to arrive before Labor Day weekend. A nice long weekend to absorb this would be ideal, but most likely will not be the case.
Rolling Stones Silver Train and No Expectations. Don't recall reading those yet. Love in Vain was mentioned.
Spinning the hits. She's sensational. How good it is to live in an age of recording. May she rest in peace. She sure delivered the goods.
Caught her live in 1991 in Gary, Indiana, on a hot summer night in a modest-sized, sweltering theater. Word was, they wouldn't use air conditioning, which the theater had, because she said it would mess with her voice. Everyone looked at each other like, "Whatever the Queen wants is fine with me." She rocked the joint.
MST3K had an episode featuring a movie called "The Dead Talk Back". One of the skits had the host and robots dressed in tye dye and they sang a song called "Cosmic Freight Train." The one 'bot, Crow was dressed like Jerry and did a looooong solo. The other two began a game of chess while the solo played on and on. Look for it....It's really funny!
Movie; The Cassandra Crossing
Song; the Petticoat Junction theme song.
I feel like you will dig this movie!
Someone mentioned movies with trains. Instantly I thought of "Silver Streak". That was one of the very first movies I saw with a friend without any parents. We loved it! I think we saw it 3 times and we knew all the big scenes. It was 1976 so we were about 11. We didn't know what to make of the intimate scenes with Jill Clayburgh and Gene Wilder. A man and a woman alone, acting goofy, with odd music. Their encounters seemed very mysterious, but somehow important.
I suppose that movie planted the seeds for my lifelong love of train travel.
I'm looking forward to seeing the new Branagh "Murder on the Orient Express". Has anyone seen it? (please no spoilers, I haven't seen the original!)
OK can we now switch tracks and bring the conversation back to THE WHO vs. DOORS topic??
Another Rush song...
A Passage to Bangkok
We're on the train to Bangkok
Aboard the Thailand Express
We'll hit the stops along the way
We only stop for the best
Aqualung my friend....
Hey, it’s better than a Phish video.....
....I'm shocked that no one has mentioned Locomotive Breath. If I need to mention the band, I'm doubly shocked.
City of New Orleans = Steve Goodman. Don't know him? Look it up. Great Writer
5:15 The Who. Most definitely about a train. NOT a Ferry!!!!!! Great Movie too "Quadrophenia". Sting makes a very funny Ace Face
"That Train Don't Run Here Anymore"
Now we're talking:
Casey Jones ("Driving that train, high on cocaine")
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) (song title)
China Cat Sunflower ("double-E waterfall" - as in "flaggin' down the double-E")
He's Gone ("Like a steam locomotive rolling down the track")
Jack Straw ("Gotta go to Tulsa, first train we can ride")
Lazy River Road ("Bright blue box cars, train by train")
Might As Well ("Long train running from coast to coast")
New Potato Caboose (song title)
New Speedway Boogie ("This train's got to run today")
So Many Roads ("Thought I heard that KC whistle moaning sweet and low")
Tennessee Jed ("Listen to the whistle of the evening train")
Terrapin Station ("But the train's put its brakes on and the whistle is screaming")
They Love Each Other ("It's nothing they explain, it's like a diesel train")
Tons Of Steel ("She's more a roller-coaster than the train I used to know")
Unbroken Chain ("Ride you out on a cold railroad and nail you to a cross")
Not to mention so, so many covers.
Psychedelic Furs "Into You Like a Train"
Casey Jones-The Grateful Dead.
Since Jerry covers this, it should be ok.
Trains stir the imagination of places to go, places you've been. The power, the sound.
TCM has a short they run about the train in movies and lord knows they are the subject of many a photo/painting/puzzles. More than a few movies about trains.
Deadheads are by nature a wanderlust group, so I understand the connection. Musician have always had the connection, the timing of the steam, the clack of the tracks.
“You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are? Anchor chains, plane motors & train whistles”
– George Bailey (from It’s a Wonderful Life)
Michelle Shocked - The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore
edit - oh yeah, the monkees, last train to clarksville
Los Lobos "That Train Don't Stop Here (Anymore)"...
Savoy Brown- Hellbound Train
Warren Zevon- Nightime in the switching Yard
Chris Stapleton- Midnight Train To Memphis
Saxon- Princess of the Night
Have these been mentioned?
Texas eagle - Steve Earle
Another journey by train - The Cure
Train Song - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Whistlin' past the graveyard - Tom Waits
From Mrs. loudmouth: Peace Train - Cat Stevens
Isn't John Henry about building train tracks?
downtown train -T waits
marrakesh express -Crosby steals the cash
big railroad blues
Spike Driver Blues
Last train to Hicksville -Dan Hicks
Monkey & the engineer
Hear my train a comin -Jimi Hendrix
would it be easier with car
Baby you can drive...
Hellbound Train - Savoy Brown
...but see ya n raise ya, lads!:
I became exactly that happy the day my number quit appearing in the phone book. Now it appears only the really poor volunteer fire departments, cancer charities, disabled cops & vets (apparently without insurance) and credit card companies with much better rates than I currently have can access my phone records. Joy.
Edit: A preemptive comment on disabled civil servants, hats off.. you have my support. I just don't trust telemarketers that somehow get my phone number can call me fifteen times a year. Most times very little money trickles down to the folks that need it and executives and shell companies gobble what they can first. No attempt on my part to be unkind.. I feel my $50 to archive.org each year is well spent.
Ha, that excited train guy video is too funny.
Reminds me of "The new phonebook is here!!!" (Navin R. Johnson, the Jerk)
Referenced by Dave.
Janis: “next time you throw a train, invite me!”
Didn't the Monkeys have a song about a train?
It was an awful awful joke. Vguy I am not. I am, however, familiar with Pete, The Who, and protagonist Jimmy's story, and I did get quite a chuckle out of it once I'd read what I'd written. I guess that either makes me a narcissist or the funniest guy in the room.
fourwinds - I will give you the Magic Bus (turned train) for the low low price of - you guessed it, 100 English pounds! But wait.... Isn't it the Magic Ferry?
.... From Poor Valley. A rarely played gem from the JGB.
Moving on to books, "Train Dreams" by Denis Johnson is worth reading. As is the same author's "Jesus' Son". A great writer.
Tons of Steel
..can't forget Flatt & Scruggs when it comes to train songs. I'm sure I forgot a few..
Big Black Train
Last Train to Clarksville
Bummin' an Old Freight Train
Mule Train ??
The Train that Carried My Girl From Town
Train Number 1262
East Bound Train
Train of Love
Night Train to Memphis
Adding New Potato Caboose to the list too.
We can't leave out Jimmie. "Waiting on a Train" "Hobo Bill's Last Ride" among others. Dang, there's lots of great songs about trains.
Night Train and Crazy Train were the ones I meant as metaphorical. I probably put that sentence in the wrong spot, after the things it was referring to. Should have led with that.
Tom Waits Downtown Train is really about stalking someone at a subway stop too.
King of the Road is the old timey song I was trying to think of. Lots of train references.
Having listened to as much MC5 (hi Zally) as I can recently, I think I should reappear to plug their excellent "Thunder Express". Its about a car, not a train. But it moves like a train.
Not metaphorical, real
The title refers to the then-new A subway service that runs through New York City, going at that time from eastern Brooklyn, on the Fulton Street Line opened in 1936, up into Harlem and northern Manhattan, using the Eighth Avenue Line in Manhattan opened in 1932.
By Guns N Roses
Crazy Train - Ozzy w/ Randy Rhodes
I think these "trains" are metaphorical but they still count.
Blue Train - Coltrane
Take the A Train - Ellington
Downtown Train - Tom Waits
There's some old timey song about hitching a ride in a box car that I can't remember.
Love in Vain is a Robert Johnson tune
Train Leaves here This Morning is from Gene Clark & Bernie Leadon
A few more random rootsy train songs:
The Train Kept A Rollin' Tiny Bradshaw
Mistery Train Junior Parker
Streamlined Cannonball Roy Acuff
Last Train Arlo Guthrie
El Tren Lechero Felix Perez Cardozo
Hey Porter Johnny Cash
Southbound Line Tracy Pendarvis
Night Train to Memphis Roy Acuff
Blue Railroad Train Delmore Brothers
Agree with daverock, this is a great vintage Stones tune. I first heard it on the “Garden State 78” double bootleg album. Another great train track from the Stones is Love in Vain, which I believe has already been mentioned.