Grateful Dead

Spring 1990, Volume One Box - SOLD OUT

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HD FLAC option will be available end of September.

What's Inside:
60 page hardcover Smyth-Sewn book featuring essays by Dennis McNally, David Lemieux, and Blair Jackson and photos by Jim Anderson & Mike Laurentis
25th Anniversary Tour Program
Official Band Letters
6 Ticket Stubs
6 Cloth Sticker Backstage Passes
1 Tour Laminate
Official 1990 Band publicity shot
6 complete shows on 18 discs
       3/16/90 Capital Center, Landover, MD
       3/19/90 Civic Center, Hartford, CT
       3/22/90 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, Canada
       3/26/90 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
       3/30/90 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
       4/2/90 The Omni, Atlanta, GA

Box Dimensions: 12-1/8" x 3-1/8" x 12-1/8"
Recorded and Mixed Live by John Cutler
Mastered by Jeffrey Norman in HDCD
Original art by Wes Lang
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 9,000

Introducing The Next Box: Spring 1990!

And now for something a little different. This year's box set - Grateful Dead: Spring 1990 - offers six complete shows from the epic spring '90 tour, one concert from each city the band played, personally selected by Dead vaultmeister and archival release producer David Lemieux. The sizzling six are: 3/16/90 Capital Centre (Landover , MD), 3/19/90 Hartford Civic Center, 3/22/90 Copps Coliseum (Hamilton, Ontario), 3/26/90 Knickerbocker Arena (Albany, NY), 3/30/90 Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, NY) and 4/2/90 The Omni (Atlanta, GA).

In his "Producer's Note" in the beautiful book that is part of the box, Lemieux, who attended the first 10 shows on the tour, states, "To my ears this was the last tour that was consistently great, where every show is excellent, not a dud in the bunch." And Grateful Dead historian Dennis McNally's comprehensive and informative insider's essay in the box is titled "The Last Great Dead Tour." These guys know what they're talking about.

Basically, the band had been on an upward trajectory since Garcia's return to the road in the spring of '87, following his near-death the previous summer. Of course, 1987 was a trip in itself, what with the unexpected mega-success of In the Dark and their first hit single, "Touch of Grey." But the momentum just kept building with each subsequent tour, as Garcia got back up to full speed (and then some!) and the group as a whole was as unified as they had ever been since Brent joined the band in the spring of '79. New original tunes were popping up and the old favorites were imbued with a freshness and spirit that was so uplifting and inspiring. The band was having fun again, and it was downright infectious.

The group's fall 1989 shows-as documented two years ago on the Formerly the Warlocks box (two shows from Hampton, VA, 10/8-9/89) and on the 2001 release Nightfall of Diamonds (a single night in NJ, 10/16/89)- kicked the energy level up another couple of notches, as the band reintroduced such loved classics as "Help on the Way" > "Slipknot!," "Attics of My Life," "Death Don't Have No Mercy" and "Dark Star."

And when the band hit the road in mid-March 1990, they had a bunch of other cool tunes to lay on their unsuspecting crowds, including the return of "Loose Lucy" (last played in 1974; it's not on this box), Brent's "Easy to Love You" (missing since 1980), a rollicking cover of the Rolling Stones' "The Last Time," The Band's "The Weight" (with all four singers taking a verse each) and a lyrically retooled "Black-Throated Wind" (absent since 1974), which elicited huge cheers every time it was played.

Over these six shows, most of the cornerstones of the Dead's repertoire from the era appear-splendid versions of "Scarlet Begonias" > "Fire on the Mountain," "China Cat Sunflower" > "I Know You Rider," "Playing in the Band," "Uncle John's Band," "Eyes of the World," "Estimated Prophet," "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," "The Other One," "Terrapin," "Stella Blue," "Feel Like a Stranger," "Bird Song," "Let It Grow," "China Doll," "Box of Rain," "Morning Dew"; you name it. From the fall '89 breakouts come "Help-Slip-Frank," "Attics of My Life" and "Death Don't Have No Mercy." Among the still newish tunes are "Picasso Moon," "Blow Away," "Foolish Heart," "Just a Little Light," "Victim or the Crime," "Standing on the Moon," "We Can Run" and a couple that would get their final plays from the Grateful Dead on this tour-"Built to Last" and "Believe It or Not." There are stirring renditions of "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Black Muddy River," rockin' takes on "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "Iko Iko" and the only version of the full "Hey Jude" the band attempted in the modern era. And the "Rhythm Devils" and "Space" jams at the heart of each second set are as noisy-beautiful-scary-funny-intense-mysterious-wild as you'd expect/hope for.

Of course, we understand that some of you may have other favorite shows from this tour you wish were included on this box. Really, you can't go wrong with any of them. But at 18 discs, this is still the second largest Grateful Dead box (after Europe '72: The Complete Recordings) that's been released, and the non-inclusion of any other shows from the tour definitely does not preclude their future release! But this seemed like a more manageable way to go, while still giving a sense of the tour's amazing depth and breadth.

Besides the discs themselves, Grateful Dead: Spring 1990 has much to offer, including: a gorgeous 60-page hardcover book containing copious color photos by Jim Anderson and Michael Laurentus, unique artwork by Brooklyn-based fine artist Wes Lang, fascinating business letters and communications related to the tour, a detailed historical essay by Dennis McNally, a Producer's Note by David Lemieux and individual show descriptions by Blair Jackson; a reproduction of the Dead's 1990 tour program (printed and sold later in '90, for the fall and Europe '90 tours); tickets and backstage passes of all six shows; a band publicity photo from 1990 by Ken Friedman; Dennis McNally's tour laminate; and reproductions of the colored 8x10 sheets GDTS sent out with hotel, food and other information for each city on the tour.

With recordings made by longtime Grateful Dead recordist and producer John Cutler, mastered by Jeffrey Norman in HDCD, you just know it's gonna sound great-and it does!

So, that's the skinny this time 'round. This box is limited to just 9,000 numbered copies - please note, this is the only time these shows will ever be officially available on CD. There will not be an All Music Edition and single shows will not be available physically. Due to ship out August 31st, we anticipate that this extraordinary set will sell-out, so order your copy today!

If you're looking for more of a bite-sized taste of the '90s, Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It, a 2-CD set featuring a handful of favorites, will be in stores on September 18th.

-Blair Jackson

Listening Party

4/2/90, The Omni, Atlanta, GA

Foolish Heart>
Looks Like Rain>
He's Gone>
The Last Time

Click here for an archive of past Spring 1990 Listening Parties.

Spring 1990: A Look Inside The Box

Bob Remembers Spring 1990

David Lemieux on What’s Inside Spring 1990

Tracklist

Show #1
Capital Center, Landover, Md (3/16/90)


Disc 1
1. Let The Good Times Roll> [4:11]
2. Touch Of Grey [6:28]
3. New Minglewood Blues [7:44]
4. Peggy-O [6:34]
5. Queen Jane Approximately [6:15]
6. Loser [7:22]
7. Black-Throated Wind [6:03]
8. Bird Song [14:23]
9. Blow Away [12:02]

Disc 2
1. Scarlet Begonias> [11:21]
2. Estimated Prophet> [11:04]
3. Ship Of Fools> [7:39]
4. Man Smart, Woman Smarter> [6:55]
5. Jam> [5:24]
6. Rhythm Devils [9:37]

Disc 3
1. Space> [10:42]
2. The Other One> [6:55]
3. Stella Blue> [8:49]
4. Sugar Magnolia [9:16]
5. The Last Time [5:19]

Show #2
Civic Center, Hartford, Ct (3/19/90)


Disc 1
1. Hell In A Bucket> [6:43]
2. Bertha [7:10]
3. We Can Run [7:05]
4. Jack-A-Roe [5:13]
5. Picasso Moon [7:41]
6. Brown-Eyed Women [5:59]
7. It's All Over Now> [7:25]
8. Deal [8:41]

Disc 2
1. Box Of Rain [5:27]
2. Foolish Heart> [11:35]
3. Playing In The Band> [8:32]
4. Eyes Of The World> [14:41]
5. Rhythm Devils [10:26]

Disc 3
1. Space> [10:52]
2. China Doll> [6:13]
3. Gimme Some Lovin'> [4:31]
4. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad> [6:55]
5. Around And Around [6:36]
6. Brokedown Palace [5:48]

Show #3
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3/22/90)


Disc 1
1. Feel Like A Stranger [8:12]
2. West L. A. Fadeaway [7:41]
3. Easy To Love You [6:14]
4. Beat It On Down The Line [3:34]
5. It Must Have Been The Roses [6:29]
6. The Last Time [5:40]
7. Picasso Moon [7:07]
8. Don't Ease Me In [3:30]

Disc 2
1. Scarlet Begonias> [8:30]
2. Fire On The Mountain [11:44]
3. Samson And Delilah [6:51]
4. Believe It Or Not [6:32]
5. Truckin'> [11:04]
6. Rhythm Devils [11:36]

Disc 3
1. Space> [8:14]
2. The Other One> [6:42]
3. Hey Jude> [4:53]
4. Dear Mr. Fantasy> [3:58]
5. Hey Jude> [4:31]
6. Sugar Magnolia [8:45]
7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [7:10]

Show #4
Knickerbocker Arena, Albany Ny (3/26/90)


Disc 1
1. Hell In A Bucket [6:53]
2. Dupree's Diamond Blues [6:08]
3. Just A Little Light [5:15]
4. Black-Throated Wind [6:32]
5. Big Railroad Blues [4:40]
6. Picasso Moon [7:17]
7. Row Jimmy [10:53]
8. Blow Away [11:31]

Disc 2
1. Built To Last [5:29]
2. Victim Or The Crime> [9:56]
3. China Cat Sunflower> [5:45]
4. I Know You Rider> [5:24]
5. Man Smart, Woman Smarter> [6:14]
6. Rhythm Devils [11:21]

Disc 3
1. Space> [8:29]
2. I Need A Miracle> [4:03]
3. Dear Mr. Fantasy> [5:20]
4. Gimme Some Lovin'> [5:09]
5. Morning Dew [11:57]
6. Brokedown Palace [5:37]

Bonus Tracks From 3/24/90 Albany
7. Let The Good Times Roll> [4:01]
8. Help On The Way> [4:05]
9. Slipknot!> [3:50]
10. Franklin's Tower [8:04]
11. Loser [7:30]
12. Tennessee Jed [7:53]

Show #5
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, Ny (3/30/90)


Disc 1
1. Help On The Way> [4:12]
2. Slipknot!> [5:49]
3. Franklin's Tower [9:39]
4. Little Red Rooster [9:13]
5. Dire Wolf [3:28]
6. It's All Over Now [7:18]
7. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues [6:12]
8. Picasso Moon [7:56]
9. Don't Ease Me In [3:26]

Disc 2
1. Iko Iko [7:07]
2. Playing In The Band> [9:19]
3. China Doll> [5:41]
4. Uncle John's Band> [8:16]
5. Terrapin Station> [12:59]
6. Rhythm Devils [9:48]

Disc 3
1. Space> [11:30]
2. I Need A Miracle> [4:02]
3. Gimme Some Lovin> [4:55]
4. Standing On The Moon> [8:56]
5. Not Fade Away [7:40]
6. Attics Of My Life [5:12]

Show #6
The Omni, Atlanta, Ga (4/2/90)


Disc 1
1. Feel Like A Stranger [8:44]
2. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo> [7:02]
3. The Weight [6:34]
4. Queen Jane Approximately [6:13]
5. Easy To Love You [5:37]
6. Brown-Eyed Women [5:46]
7. Let It Grow [12:21]

Disc 2
1. Foolish Heart> [9:20]
2. Looks Like Rain> [8:26]
3. He's Gone> [8:59]
4. The Last Time> [5:43]
5. Rhythm Devils [10:42]

Disc 3
1. Space> [9:04]
2. The Other One> [6:24]
3. Death Don't Have No Mercy> [7:37]
4. Around And Around> [3:41]
5. Good Lovin' [7:12]
6. Black Muddy River [6:28]

Wes Lang Talks Grateful Dead

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Sending the whole set back

Sending the whole set back might just prove to be an exercise in futility. I just e-mailed Dr.Rhino as Marye suggested. It is with trepidation that I will be sending my set back. I already spent the evening scanning each disc for errors and it doesn't seem that UPS beat my package up either. It would be redundant to send the whole thing back for one disc in my opinion.I just want one disc exchanged. Maybe they are looking at a way to write these defected sets off off as a loss but hopefully not at the customers expense. I purchased everything that Dead.net has offered since before Rhino took the releases over. As long as this is handled swiftly and without adding more variables for further mess-ups Ill keep supporting the releases.However based upon the experiences I've read with other customers when dealing with DR.Rhino I think they are going to make this much more complicated. There are still companies out there that are willing to do right by the customer and I hope Rhino uses them as an example. I mentioned in my email that Mosaic a smaller company dealing with limited edition numbered jazz box sets, would have the replacement in the mail Monday Morning, No questions asked. If i remember, it seems that different people got different remedies when they were having problems with the EU72 sets and I guess some still have not at all if I am reading correctly.
I just hope they don't punish us by making it harder than it has to be. After all its not our fault these types of things are constant with the Rhino releases.

Again, We'll see.

Peace

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link to individual show cover art

here you go --->

https://picasaweb.google.com/titanarch/VaultBoxes

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Cracked CDs - for your enjoyment

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q552/ziggybirds/6ad1e1dd.jpg

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q552/ziggybirds/854ea278.jpg

The first is the cracked disc. Note the crack near the "A" in "Dead"

The second is what they want me to mail back instead of sending a replacement disc.

As I said earlier, I was one of the "lucky" ones who got the E72 box. And I am still waiting to receive the customization for it (I did receive the box and music - but no number, no labels, no personalization as paid for).

Now maybe they used a jackhammer to push the disc into the holder. But obviously there is no quality control on this "limited edition".

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Another Cracked/Defective Disc 3

Here's reporting another cracked Disc 3 of Cap Ctr 3/16/90. Bummer. Seems to be a mini-epidemic.
Tell me I don't have to sent the whole box back!

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Individual show cover art

Does anyone have scans of the artwork for the individual show covers yet?

Would it be possible to post "official" images here on dead.net? Mark P.? DL? Bueller?

Thanks!

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To marye re:Defective Discs

I did receive an email from support sending me a label to send the entire box back.

I have a wee problem with this solution. I have yet to receive the personalizations, labels, unique number etc. from the E72 box I ordered early that Rhino Corporate promised me after I had exhausted all possible scenarios with "support" during the last fiasco. Which, for most of us is why we bought that set in the first place. So instead, the "simple" answer is mail back this box while I wait on a replacement??????? Really?

Is it too difficult to send one disc? The solution is I have to box up the entire set and WAIT to receive a replacement set, which you have yet to completely fulfill from my last boxed order of 1/21/11 ???

The discs are NOT numbered. Why can't it be as simple as - send me your broken disc 2 of 3/22/90 while we send you the replacement??

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To marye re:Defective Discs

I did receive an email from support sending me a label to send the entire box back.

I have a wee problem with this solution. I have yet to receive the personalizations, labels, unique number etc. from the E72 box I ordered early that Rhino Corporate promised me after I had exhausted all possible scenarios with "support" during the last fiasco. Which, for most of us is why we bought that set in the first place. So instead, the "simple" answer is mail back this box while I wait on a replacement??????? Really?

Is it too difficult to send one disc? The solution is I have to box up the entire set and WAIT to receive a replacement set, which you have yet to completely fulfill from my last boxed order of 1/21/11 ???

The discs are NOT numbered. Why can't it be as simple as - send me your broken disc 2 of 3/22/90 while we send you the replacement??

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of the 3 shows i've heard thus far....

i'd say 3/16/90 capital center is the best, but really all are great.

hopefully, the success of this box set will convince rhino to release more stuff from the 87-90 period.

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WOW!!!!!!!!

This is undoubtedly the best box set I have ever purchased. I just got the box today and just got done going through everything and it is awesome. Looks like to me a lot of thought and detail went into this and I thank everyone who had something to do with the making of this box set. For me this was worth every penny of the money that was spent on it and that this should be how all box sets are presented in the future. Great job and two thumbs up.

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folks with defective/broken discs

Please send the details to drrhino (at) rhino.com, and so sorry for the hassle.

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numbers...

funny, I ordered mine last friday (August 17) and got 4179.

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Center of the Universe

Frunobulax for the center of the universe maybe you should look in the mirror. Some people think their perspective is the only way to look at life. Let me explain. Some people are what are called collectors. Doesn't matter what stamps coins beanie babies whatever. It's irrelevant what you think of the items only what the collector thinks (one man gathers what another man spills). Now the numbers. For some collectors (most?) the lower the number on limited editions the more valuable (again irrelevant if you don't think so you clearly aren't a collector in the sense I am using it). I ordered within 15 min. of it going online and got # 6147. Luckily for me the number isn't really that important. And yes they could easily give the early birds the lower numbers other collectables do it all the time. The community is made up of all kinds of people with many interests. Some pick and choose the shows they but, some buy them all. To think your way is the only way is mistaken

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Like both Bnewton and

Double post

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Like both Bnewton and

Like both Bnewton and ziggybirds, I have purchased tons of Cd's, litterly more than a few thousand. In 30 years I probably have had less then 10 bad discs. I don't think I ever got one cracked. The person assembling these sets, if hand assembled, probably forced the disc on the digi pack spindle. That's my guess. From what a gather from reading the Europe 72 thread, dealing with Dr. Rhino for replacements can be a pain in the neck. Still, I'm giving them the benefit that they will be accountable and I'll get some kind open communication from them in a timely manner and a resolution.
Digging into some more shows this afternoon though. Loving the box!

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Beautiful set

I was impressed seeing the box yesterday. Under promise and over deliver, its a good strategy. I paid $13 for standard shipping and received it in 2 days. I'm not sure it matters which method you pay for, it probably all goes the same way. My only complaint is the USPS beat up one of corners. I ordered the first days and received a number in the high 7000s. I loved the extras.

I'm in my 40s, but oly discovered the GD a couple of years ago, but have managed to picked up a lot of the backlist, including all but 8 of the dicks picks, all the road trips, but I am missing the 69 Fillmore box set.

On ebay, I saw a limited box set of a GD, Allman Brothers concert. I'm wondering what others think of it.

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Beautiful set

I was impressed seeing the box yesterday. Under promise and over deliver, its a good strategy. I paid $13 for standard shipping and received it in 2 days. I'm not sure it matters which method you pay for, it probably all goes the same way. My only complaint is the USPS beat up one of corners. I ordered the first days and received a number in the high 7000s. I loved the extras.

I'm in my 40s, but oly discovered the GD a couple of years ago, but have managed to picked up a lot of the backlist, including all but 8 of the dicks picks, all the road trips, but I am missing the 69 Fillmore box set.

On ebay, I saw a limited box set of a GD, Allman Brothers concert. I'm wondering what others think of it.

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beautiful

This box is beautiful. Hoped I might arrive home to find it waiting, and it was!

Haven't heard a note yet, but the hardcover book is really sweet, some GREAT pictures in it ~ especially Jerry. The tickets are fun, and quite perfect replicas ~ my brother saw the red-tinted Copps one and said, "that's it!, one night was blue and the other night was red." I'll have to bust out my stubs from that tour, but ~ unlike the one here ~ I didn't have mail order tix for Cap Centre. Anyway, being tucked into a tiny little compartment you otherwise wouldn't notice, they're easily ignored if you so choose ~ I like 'em.

Sad to see the Brent tribute at the back of the Europe tour book. I was in Europe that summer, calling home from Prague ~ where phone service then was, wait in line for 20 minutes, then get 3 minutes on the phone, and that's it. My Mom had just told me that "one of the Grateful Dead died." "WHICH ONE?" I asked in excited despair. Before she could answer, my 3 minutes ended. I had to wait in line again, wondering all the way who was gone. When my brother got on and said "Brent," I was absolutely stunned. I think he was the only one I DIDN'T imagine.....

Anyway, gotta say I'm particularly looking forward to 3/30 ~ haven't heard it since the night happened. For some reason, it was always missing from the Archive, and I never had the tape. Wish Crazy Fingers -> Playing from 3/14 was filler on Landover, but David seems to be strongly implying the shows NOT chosen will be released; or they're all prime candidates, at least. Hence the filler only for the Albany show that's otherwise released.

Plenty to listen to for now. I'm fading, too, to quote someone else tonight, but I think I'm going to open the book to page one and pop a disc on....say, "Iko Iko" to start 2nd set Nassau.......?

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Cracked CDs

Until E72 - the only problem I had was with the 9/16/90 Disc 1 of the MSG Dicks's Picks. But that was a problem that many had and the replacement was painless. That was also before Rhino.

I also have thousands and can only think of two that I've bought that have problems - this and a Steve Winwood CD from Mobile Fidelity of all places.

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Good luck with that

They so messed up my E72 order that someone from Rhino corporate ended up making it happen for me after some time. Hopefully we both get our replacements quickly.

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Good luck with that

They so messed up my E72 order that someone from Rhino corporate ended up making it happen for me after some time. Hopefully we both get our replacements quickly.

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Chicago - #7342

Arrived today and I'm just lovin' it. Seriously, when unboxing this thing it is clear they put a lot of love and care into it. It says something about the fun (remember fun?) of owning the physical product. Lots to look at - it creates a who experience while listening to this amazing and timeless music. Can't wait till the next box set!

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Cracked CD's

Wow, you guys have some bad luck. I have purchased a couple thousand jazz, classical and rock cd's, and I have never gotten one that was cracked. Of course I have received duplicates and cd's with glitches, but of the 100+ I have purchased from dead.net I have never had a single problem.

For the record, I got my box today, a week early. When I saw it on the porch I was worried, because one of the corners was bashed in...someone had obviously dropped it. When I opened the shipping box and removed the indian head box, there was no damage, not even a dent on the corner that hit the ground.

I listened to the first show this evening and it sounds great, thanks for another solid release.

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Better things to be worried about

Wow, someone actually cares what number they get on their box set? That's the silliest thing I've ever heard. As long as it's in the first 9,000, you should be grateful. I got in on Dave's Picks within 5 minutes of getting the message. So far, I'm 3775/12000, 2934/12000 and 982/12000. So what? The music is the same on #1 as it is on #12,000. I'm not sure how anyone could expect a fulfillment process to take the time they made their order into consideration for anything. Then again, some people think they are the center of the universe.

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Cracked disc 3.

I also have a cracked disc 3 from 3/22/90. Called the support number. They had me call 1-800-546-3670, which ended up to be Dr. Rhino. No-one answered. It went immediately to a voicemail box. I left a message but will probably follow it up with e-mails to both Dead.net support and Dr. Rhino tomorrow. Never dealt with them before so I'm not sure what to expect or in what time frame.

I'm almost through the first show and pretty happy with what I am hearing. I also EAC'd the whole set and no other errors came up. So far it's just that one snag that I need ironed out. We'll see what happens.

I might stay up and listen to a second show tonight although I'm fading.

Enjoy

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I'm with you there. For me,

I'm with you there. For me, it's Show 5 Disc 1 and the packaging for Show 6. I was routed to a different Customer Services number where no one answered (even after 30 minutes).

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Ordered mine

I thought a friend of mine had ordered this set. He said he was going to make copies for me. Lo and behold, it's one of his friend's who ordered it. So, rather than accepting copies of copies, I decided to get one for myself. I'm not happy with the price tag and had more than a couple second thoughts, but I figure that the set will remain mint for many years and may one day bring a nice dollar on eBay one day.

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Naturally - another defect.

I'm not sure why Rhino can't get a proper product out - but after an absolutely horrible time getting the E72 set - the Spring 90 Box arrived with a cracked disc 2 of 3/22/90. When I called "the special hotline support" I was told it would take 2-3 days before someone from "support" would approve sending a replacement. When I asked to speak to support, naturally they don't have a phone (per Michelle who took my call). They must be the only support department on the planet without a PHONE. So if anyone has any juice at Dead.Net - how about getting me my disc 2 and that would be much appreciated.

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Naturally - another defect.

I'm not sure why Rhino can't get a proper product out - but after an absolutely horrible time getting the E72 set - the Spring 90 Box arrived with a cracked disc 2 of 3/22/90. When I called "the special hotline support" I was told it would take 2-3 days before someone from "support" would approve sending a replacement. When I asked to speak to support, naturally they don't have a phone (per Michelle who took my call). They must be the only support department on the planet without a PHONE. So if anyone has any juice at Dead.Net - how about getting me my disc 2 and that would be much appreciated.

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hey rrot.... blow me!

i was perfectly happy with the show selections. i dropped $200 + tax in the first 10 minutes it became available. i was told on 2 separate occasions the limited edition number would reflect this, but it didn't. its a legitimate complaint. if it bores you why engage me? you're just looking for a fight, because you can't get hurt on the internet. every time i have an issue someone confronts me. i don't need more '70s dead, and i'm a little pissed i paid for the box set right away. i could have just waited a week when i'd have more funds available. those are the only complaints i've leveled thus far. some of you act like any complaint is akin to pissing on jerry's grave. in this case its an honest observation, but i guess i should just get down on my knees, and thank my lucky stars that we're so fortunate the grateful dead are still willing to profit off of us. some of you are just such suck ups it makes me want to barf. i bet you brought your teachers apples everyday too?

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Haven't gotten to listen yet, but...

The Packaging is totally A-grade. I don't know how often I'll peruse the extra material, but there is no doubt that this is high quality stuff. I am looking forward to diving into it tomorrow...

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1990

Still waiting on mine. I ordered it right as it opened for sale. I can't get any tracking info at all and for $35 shipping you'd think could get it right. I got the shirts I ordered at the same time a week ago and got another email yesterday says they were shipping that part of the order. (the shirts)
So where is the set. I live in WA state and that's a damn lot closer that GB.
They were so much better when they did their sales Inhouse.

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arrived today

This is a terrific boxed set. Dislc one sounds unbelievable i love the package books and goodies. Time to.put disc twos on. Thanks David for putting this out

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re: any update?

Nope. I called customer service and they really don't know anything either.

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any update?

anyone with overnight shipping receive anything yet? email, box, anything...?

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Arrived today in Palos Verdes, CA

#7055
First off, the shipping box is great...what a phenomenal way to see that Spring 1990 had arrived.
The packaging is just as I would have expected...the program, the book, etc. are all top quality. Am just listening to the first show in Landover and the boys sound great.

I know it is a lot of money but, in my opinion, it is worth it.

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#8151 arrived in NYC!

WOW!!!

This box set looks absolutely fantastic! The shipping box is a cool surprise too.

Hey #8150 and #8152 are you out there? Do you live next door to me?

Just kidding.

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Sweet/Bummer

Box arrived today (awesome), but one of the discs in the fifth show is completely cracked and the sixth show packaging is torn down the middle. I hope everyone else gets theirs in the correct amount of pieces.

Happy listening.

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I was not expecting

that I would want to keep the shipping container!!

As far as "My box number doesn't correspond to when I ordered the set WAHHHHHH!" -- Well, that was not part of the pitch at the web site.

What you say customer service told you don't matter a whack to anybody.

You know a lot. But you don't yet know "customer service" doesn't know a thing?

In this forum and elsewhere, you're a known serial complainer. Sorry, known whiner. Sorry, I meant, really, known bore. We're falling asleep.

Time to tune out Fox and in Box.

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for what it's worth...

Spring 1990 Box Set #886

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No. 93 in New Jersey

The box arrived in the mail today here in beautiful New Jersey. First show sounds great so far. I ordered early but not so early that no 93 makes sense compared to others here. I have no intention of selling so the number is meaningless in any event. Back to the music.... Sorry for the double posting.

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No. 93 in New Jersey

The box arrived in the mail today here in beautiful New Jersey. First show sounds great so far. I ordered early but not so early that no 93 makes sense compared to others here. I have no intention of selling so the number is meaningless in any event. Back to the music....

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arrived in SF Bay Area

Mine (#5838) came today (contrary to my previous experience, by the mail carrier). The updated delivery/tracking e-mail was completely accurate, said it left the local P.O. this morning, so I went home for lunch and was there to receive it. The first disc sounds pretty good so far, and I like the packaging, even though that's not what I bought it for . . .

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i guess in a perfect world you'd be king.

what makes your opinions so valid i need to hold them too? its a valid complaint, especially when you consider customers were given false information. i've listened to the first show. i'm happy with the music, but part of me feels jaded.

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Limited Edition numbers

I would imagine if someone bought a set(s) in order to sell it at a profit, they wouldn't open the shrink wrap, and thus would never know what number the set(s) they were selling had.

Are the people who are just now receiving DP3 subscribers? Because I got my copy a couple of weeks ago.

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Holy Frijole!!

I honestly was expecting to wait at least a week, but lo and behold...the box, including the exquisite shipping box,..was there on the table waiting for me with the "good things are coming OUR way" caption facing me...indeed!
So,..without furthur adu (sp?!!),...Thank you,..thank you..one hundred thousand thank you's.
Y'all have outdone yourselves this time. The Spring 1900 Box is absolutely heavenly.

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Stop Complaining

Everyone who is upset by the fact that their box set numbers don't coincide with when they actually ordered the box set really need to get over it. All that matters is that you actually received the music and if you're one of those people that bought it just to sell it and wanted a low number to make more money then I'm glad you didn't get what you wanted. GET OVER IT!

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davey concepcion for hall of fame...

"#2112 (anagram!) has arrived in wonderfully pristine condition here in Lexington, KY. Cannot wait to delve into the treasures."

When I saw you got number "2112", I immediately thought about "Rush". An album that used to get endless play on my turntable back in the day.

I have a copy coming with an order placed with a friend of mine to his address so we could save on shipping costs. Hopefully I'll get a phone call from him shortly when he gets home from work advising me that "It's here". I just started listening to my copy of Daves picks 3, which arrived today in my mailbox.

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Correction on 2112

Hola -

2112=Palidrome NOT Anagram. Sorry, I will need to turn myself into P.O.E.M. (Professional Organization of English Majors). By the way, the ticket stubs nearly brought tears of remembrance to my eyes . . . always loved getting the GDTS tickets with the Taper stamp. Beyond cool.

Yippe! It's grate to be a Hippee!

Davey aka The Cyclone

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8932 safe and amazing in Alabama

Mine arrived at my doorstep a few hours ago and it is everything I hoped it would be. The replica tickets and passes are Deadhead-nerdlicious, I really underestimated how cool the soft cover book would be. They did a great job with the high gloss and neat imprints and amazing pictures. Each show gets its own section in the hardcover book, which also impresses. It is always tough to part with $200 for a box set, but I have no buyers remorse after thumbing through the amazingness in this box....and I have yet to even pop a cd in the music machine!

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Arrived in Virginia

So I see that it was sorted and left the local USPS for delivery. I called home to ask my son to check the porch to see if a package had arrived. He said "There is a box with some skeletons on it; is that the package you are looking for"?

Yes, that would be it ....

But still no DaP #3 ....

All in good time ....