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    Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings Boxed Set

    WHAT'S INSIDE:
    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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  • Khronikos
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    Is this box now sold out?…

    Is this box now sold out? They list it, but it seems like that is just some old data. Great set. I love it, but I don't have it physically. Not a huge deal, but it is very lovely.

  • oceansaroundus
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    I just received my edition of the Northwest Complete Recordings 73 74. Showed up without tracking or any email confirmations . So Glad You Made It. Can't Wait.

  • icecrmcnkd
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    Daverock

    I have the vinyl too. Grate companions to the CD Box.

  • daverock
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    Crow told me-spot on

    I keep going back to this box - superb. Especially the 1974 shows. I went so far as to get 5/19/74 and the Playing in the Band from 5/21/74 on vinyl. There are a few problems with vocals on both, but this matters not a jot. The playing, as you say, from all band members, is absorbing. After 1970 they only needed Bill on drums.

    I also agree with icecrmcnkd - a box of October 1974 with bells and whistles would make a great release.

  • icecrmcnkd
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    Yes, this Box rocks

    But it’s now time, Dave, for the Complete Winterland October 74 Box - audio, video, and bonus material.
    Bring it on.

  • Crow Told Me
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    Late to the party, but ...

    ... just wanted to share how delighted I am with the music in this set, and encourage anyone who’s not taken the plunge to just go ahead and get it already.

    There’s been some chatter in another thread about how long it’s taking to sell out this box, and all I can say is that, as much as I love ’73 and ’74, I didn’t order mine till Rhino put it on sale. Maybe some people are settling for the 3-disc version, which is understandable, given the difference in price and given that they did manage to include some very high highlights (including the 45 minute PITB!) in that set.

    Also causing some hesitation for me was the packaging. Don’t get me wrong: it’s beautiful! The art work is amazing. But speaking as someone who already has problems finding shelf space for my CDs, I wasn’t sure where I’d put this giant box. (In case anybody upstairs is listening: I thought the June 1976 box really hit the sweet spot between packaging that was elaborate enough to make the box feel special but also small enough to not cause problems.)

    Anyway, the music. The MUSIC. For me, this era was flat out the best the band ever sounded, and it’s an incredible joy to hear them in such fine audio. There are a few “surprises,” the kind of vocal drop outs and oddities in the mix that would’ve rated a “caveat” back in the Dick’s days. Mostly, these are very temporary, and in all cases the sound is really really good once everybody settles in. As usual, Jerry’s louder than Bob, but you can hear them both very distinctly, and they constantly (constantly!) are playing their asses off. Phil’s on fire throughout. And BK? He makes a solid case here that the Dead never needed another drummer. Keith comes through nicely, and plays well. I suppose we could say that the vocals were erratic during this period, and I would admit that’s true here. But the singing is mostly good to great, and man oh man, the band sounds fantastic!

    I’ve only listened to each show once so far—given the complaints about missing discs and whatnot, I felt like I should make a point of listening all the way through to make sure nothing was amiss—so I’m not really ready to call out a favorite show, or even favorite tunes. But I will say that the PITBs, the Bird Songs, the Eyes, the China-Riders are all, for me, as good as they get. Their playing was so spontaneous, so open, so powerful, so much soul, so imperfectly perfect.

    Yes, I suppose there are other, equally worthy eras. But man, ’73 and ’74 were beautiful.

  • Slow Dog Noodle
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    The hour or so of music from He's Gone through the end of Wharf Rat is one of the top 5 hours of music the dead ever played.

    There, I said it. This box is worth every penny for that hour of music alone.

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    Pacific Northwest show disc one song 11 jack straw

    Pacific northwest show disc 1 song 11 Jack straw four minutes and 35 seconds there is a skip defect in the disc. Is there any way getting a replacement cd for the box set I bought.

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    Testing with Lossless Audio…

    Testing with Lossless Audio Checker shows the June 1976 FLAC download in 24/192 format ( https://store.dead.net/music/digital/june-1976-flac-192-24-1.html ) and the Pacific Northwest '73-'74- The Complete Recordings FLAC download in 24/192 ( https://store.dead.net/music/boxed-sets/pacific-northwest-73-74-the-com… ) to be "Upsampled." I have notified Jeffrey Norman and Rhino. I sent Jeffrey the logs of the LAC test results showing 80% of the June 76 files being upsampled. While he was very nice in his response, he had no explanation for the finding. Rhino has not responded to any e-mails. It is important to note that the files on both test “Clean” after downsampling to 24/96, which, likely, means the files, were originally digitized at 24/96 or digitized at 24/192 and downsampled to 24/96 for mastering. Whatever the case Rhino needs to disclose this fact on their web site or change the files for sale to 24/96.

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    Check out Rhino for sale through this weekend

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Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings Boxed Set

WHAT'S INSIDE:
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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As always, great perspective on the Dead. Referring to your last post. I too am super excited for this box set. I guess I'm more excited then Winterland 73 as well, because there's twice as many shows. I don't know about you guys but I've been listening to a ton of 73 and 74. There is a great stand alone Not Fade Away on Dick's Picks Volume 7. When I say great, I am now challenged to find a better one from 73 74. Has anyone else begun to notice that they no longer release bonus discs with box sets? 30 Trips, GSTL, July 1978, PNW. Not cool. I know they like to release entire shows now, but there must be some incomplete shows they could throw in there. What about leftover tracks from the 2012 Dave picks bonus disc show from July 29th 1974.
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I'm gonna go with daverock and state my favorite 5 studio AND favorite 5 live albums from ages 8-15......So Studio 1-The Beatles 2-Abbey Road 3-Revolver 4-Sgt. Pepper 5-Closer To Home (those 1st 4 change at least once a year) Live 1-James Gang In Concert 2-Live Steppenwolf 3-Three Dog Night Captured Live At The Forum 4-Iron Butterfly Live 5-Grand Funk Live Album These 5 albums taught me how great and exciting live recordings could be, and I am forever Grateful!!
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Man, we're suckers for lists aren't we? Its kind of like standing in line. If we see a line, we get in it. Top 5 Studio Zepplin 4 Bob Dylan - Desire Derek & the Dominoes - Layla Yes - Close to the Edge Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon Top 5 Live The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East The Who - Live at Leeds Bela Fleck - Live Art Hendrix - Band of Gypsies Gratful Dead - one From the Vault
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Top 5 Studio The Band Music- From Big Pink Beatles - Rubber Soul Everly Brothers - Roots Beach Boys - Holland Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow Top 5 Live: James Brown Live at the Apollo (either vol.1 or 2) Live Dead Jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the Star Club DiP vol. 33 Stones - Get yer Ya Ya's out
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...Jerry Lee Lewis Live at The Star Club. One of the best live albums I have ever heard, that's for sure. Two other albums I have played today, which deservedly feature on some of these "best of" lists, are One From The Vaults, and Kind of Blue. I bought Kind of Blue on vinyl recently, and every day, without planning to, I have reached for it as my album of choice to start the day. A great way to ease into things.
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My current ever-changing list of top five albums: Studio: Good Rats - Tasty Grateful Dead - American Beauty The Who - Who's Next The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead Live: Grateful Dead - 5/21/74 Hec Edmundson Pavilion, U. Washington, Seattle, WA The Good Rats - Live At Last (7/4/79 My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY) The Who - Live At Leeds (2CD Deluxe Edition) Grateful Dead - 5/4/72 Olympia Theater, Paris, France Renaissance - Live At Carnegie Hall
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if this gets released on the 7th and i ordered express when will i have this?? i have all the dicks picks all the "road" all the Dave's...all the box sets...but i have nothing to listen to right now so i'm antsy for this release...i will go ape if this is an echoey stadium recording which i know it's not...remember that bomb it followed up another box from the same period...the only flaw in the dead canon...otherwise it's all been great...far as other live albums from other groups who has time for other groups when there's the grateful dead.
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Top 5 albums - Grateful Dead - workingmans dead - Beatles - white album - bob Dylan - highway 61 - the Doors - the soft parade - Rolling Stones - let it bleed Top 5 Live albums - Grateful Dead - Europe 72’ - Otis Redding’s - live at Montreal - the Doors - absolutely live - jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the star club - Elvis - 1968 comeback performance ...and I’d say ‘David peel & the lower east side live have a marijuana, for laughs ;) ..,this is really hard folks but this is off the top of my head. :)
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ok, i'll play (even if it is an impossible task). top 5 albums: television - marquee moon pink floyd - animals a tribe called quest - the low end theory scott walker - scott 4 interpol - turn on the bright lights top 5 live albums: waylon jennings - waylon live frank zappa - hammersmith odeon townes van zandt - live at the old quarter, houston, texas bob dylan - the bootleg series vol. 4, the "royal albert hall" concert van morrison - it's too late to stop now ask me tomorrow, and i'll give you 10 completely different albums. ----
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I’ll bite, STUDIO (by year of release): Africa-Brass/ John Coltrane Magical Mystery Tour/ The Beatles Liege and Lief/ Fairport Convention Ziggy Stardust/ David Bowie Court and Spark/ Joni Mitchell LIVE (by year of performance): The Other Village Vanguard Tapes/ John Coltrane Live Dead/ Those Guys Europe ‘72/ Them Again Natural Wonder/ Stevie Wonder Live in Tokyo/ Brad Mehldau The first list is missing 300 more tied for one of those five spots, (including some I haven’t seen listed yet, like Happy Sad, Let It Bleed, Graceland, Marquee Moon, The Harder They Come, Ladies of the Canyon, Unforgettable Fire, The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter...). Also, I realize Eu ‘72 is a bit of a cheat, (due to overdubs, slight editing, and speed manipulation) but each cut would have been just as beautiful without help, and the Truckin’>Dew suite is what brought me here 20 years ago. (Forever a newbie.)
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I won’t attempt to create a list of ‘best’ albums, but I’ll mention a few non-GD that I have on CD that I think are good. Live: Rush - All the worlds a stage; Exit Stage Left Kinks - One For The Road Cheap Trick - Budokan David Bowie - Santa Monica ‘72 (good companion to the Ziggy DVD) LZ - Song Remains the Same (love the No Quarter) Who - Leeds That list is mostly cassettes I had in the 80/90’s and then got on CD. More recent releases of live stuff that I have, Hendrix, Who, ABB, Bowie, etc., aren’t included since I didn’t have them on cassette when younger and haven’t yet permanently burned them into my brain. Compilation cassettes: Stones - Hot Rocks vol 1 (played that a lot while in high school) Yes - Classic Yes (a go to for the drive home from concerts before I had live GD on cassette). Lynrd Skynrd - Gold and Platinum
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Hammersmith Odeon is one of my all-time favorites! One of the best Zappa concerts... Love the intro/rap with audience at the beginning of I Have Been in You. "Alright, it's romance time ladies and gentlemen." I make it s point to listen to this monster of a recording once per year. Usually while working overtime night shifts at work.
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Studio: Quadrophenia The Who Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd The Who Sell Out The Band The Band or The Brown Album Bob Marley and the Wailers Catch a Fire Deluxe Edition (includes original Jamaican version and the version released to the world with overdubs that made them a crossover hit) Bonus: Superunknown Soundgarden Live: The Who Live at Leeds (I have it on vinyl, 1994 cd expanded remaster, Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe with Hull, and have a bootleg that is from Pridden's master SBD without the overdubbed vocals and some music that was snipped out) Allman Brothers Band Live at Fillmore East (again, have vinyl, Fillmore Concerts, Live at Fillmore East Deluxe Edition, and Complete Fillmore Concerts, the horns the first 2 nights sucked) Grateful Dead Europe '72 Complete (it's not cheating to count this if you're willing to shell out the cash for a $450 batch of live shows) Grateful Dead 30 Trips Around the Sun (see above) Grateful Dead Get Shown the Light May '77 Bonus 6th: Phish A Live One (except for the version Tweezer I absolutely hate, this is a perfect live album)
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BREAKiNG NEWS: Expedited Shipping Pays Off No-email notice sentThis order looked so good it was the 1st time I paid for expedited-shipping Then today I checked on my order for the 1st-time. The web site sez: Not-Shipped, domestic/expedited, due tomorrow Friday 09.07.18. Huh? So I called the customer service number on the site 1-800-440-8025. Dead@wmgcustomerservice.com I was told that Not-Shipped doesn't mean that it won't ship overnight. But what they tell you on the phone or email is accurate. So if you get confused listen to the music play... Favorite 5 (excluding ALL GD) 1 Best Of The Band 2 Emerson Lake and Palmer 3 Genesis - Seconds Out 4 Little Feat Live Waiting For Columbus 5 The Who - QUADROPHENiA
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What a coincidence, my new totems are due to arrive and be installed on Friday as well.. It would be great if we got the box the same day. I bought some house paint too, in case the placement of the new box creates funk in the feng shui of the living room. I hope none of my neighbors complain, I'm not 100% sure how all this complies with my HOA guidelines.
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Studio Quadrophenia Physical Graffiti Back In Black Moving Pictures Going For The One Exile On Main St. Foxtrot Abbey Road Toys In The Attic No Code Stickey Fingers Live Exit...Stage Left Ladies & Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones The Who Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 Yessongs Rock 'n' Roll Animal Welcome Back My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends KISS Alive!
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GD Dicks Picks 36Yessongs Yes Keys to Ascension Vol. I Gentle Giant Playing the Fool GD E72 4/8/72
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Cracked me up a little, I couldn't resist... it's going in the back yard. He has put on a few pounds and sits instead of stands on poles, but otherwise looks pretty good. He still looks dosed.
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Nice work on the lists, but I think we still need to add "Astral Weeks" to the best studio album list(s) and the original "Woodstock" album to the live album list(s).
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I picked the single best, numero uno, top of the heap...35 studio albums of my liking..... 1. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road – Lucinda Williams 2. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Beatles 3. Trace – Son Volt 4. Exile On Main Street – Rolling Stones 5. Let It Be – The Replacements 6. Surfer Rosa/Come On Pilgrim – Pixies 7. Blood On The Tracks – Bob Dylan 8. Great Days – John Prine 9. The Velvet Underground & Nico – Velvet Underground 10. No Depression – Uncle Tupelo 11. Chronicle Vol. 1 – Creedence Clearwater Revival 12. IV – Led Zeppelin 13. Gilded Palace Of Sin – Flying Burrito Brothers 14. Southeastern – Jason Isbell 15. Who’s Next – The Who 16. Pet Sounds – Beach Boys 17. Radio City – Big Star 18. Nothing’s Shocking – Jane’s Addiction 19. White Album – Beatles 20. Harvest – Neil Young 21. Zen Arcade – Husker Du 22. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd 23. Back In Black - AC/DC 24. Are You Experienced? – Jimi Hendrix Experience 25. This Year’s Model – Elvis Costello 26. Sweethearts Of The Rodeo – Byrds 27. Tim – The Replacements 28. Nevermind – Nirvana 29. Murmur – REM 30. Anodyne – Uncle Tupelo 31. Forever Changes – Love 32. Raw Power – Stooges 33. Guitar Town – Steve Earle 34. Paul’s Boutique – Beastie Boys 35. Grievous Angel – Gram Parsons
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2/2/70 & 12/20/69 2/2/70 is freakin' awesome 12/20/69 is good, BUT has a truly crashing bore and icky Lovelight Lovelight can be ok, but tries my patience sometimes
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I enjoyed reading in your list of the best Live the concert of the Dead of May 4, 1972 at the Olympia Theater in Paris. This is the first concert of the Dead that I attended, and, if it is not the "best" concert, it is the one that moves me the most.
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I have just splashed out on the record store release of Dark Star from this show, and it arrived yesterday. Sounds superb, and although it is spread out over the two sides of the album, there is a natural break provided by the brief drum solo. Looking forward to reading the reviews of this 1974 show on vinyl.
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Five bone crushing albums that helped lead me off the straight and narrow were-NeverNeverland Pink Fairies Split The Groundhogs Very 'eavy Very 'Umble Uriah Heep Never Turn Your Back On A Friend Budgie Camembert Electrique Gong. Bit of a cheat this one, as they were multi cultural. Everything by Hawkwind, Black Sabbath and the Ian Gillan fronted Deep Purple. There's a great 3 cd box set out called "I'm A Freak Baby" which features a host of great British heavy/underground bands from 1968-1972. Guaranteed to offend loved ones and neighbours alike. I didn't hear as many American Bands in the early 1970s-but 4 great ones that I did like were MC5 Back in the USA Iggy and The Stooges All three-Funhouse and Raw Power especially Alice Cooper Love It To Death Flamin' Groovies Flamingo
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I received a shipping confirmation for the wax, yesterday. Looks like it will arrive Friday. I have not received anything for the box set, yet.
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I guess we will get shipping notices on September when he does it it’s actually released , which is supposed to be on September 7, I’m not worried they’ve never let me down yet. Just letting everyone know ,hoping to hear from anyone that gets a shipping notice. Good luck to my brothers and sisters . Keep Smiling ,☮️,❤️Chris K
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Makes a totally valid point. Had the band not returned after the self imposed hiatus, I doubt that a lot of us here would have discovered their music. I purchased Europe 72, but was too young to appreciate or understand the music at the time. As an early teen, I was drawn more to bands like Boston or Van Halen. Music that seemed cool at the time, but had a very short shelf life. Sure, Pink Floyd filled the void, but that was only a temporary fix. It wasn't until the circulation of the 77 bootlegs that I really got into the band. Granted I was a bit older and could now appreciate the music, but without the return of the band and those high quality boards, it never would have happened. Music life would have indeed sucked. Not sure I could handle The Cars or Aerosmith for my music fix these days.
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Hope everyone is well - can't wait for this box set. Can't believe it's coming soon... I love the lists below. Good reminder to step out of the Dead world sometimes and re-explore some of the albums I loved in the past. My only contribution is this. The best studio album of all time is Blood on the Tracks. Every track moves me in different ways. I could listen to that album front to back until the end of time and never be sick of it.
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Greetings from the Hulmeville I've been giving the night before Dick's #1 a lot of ear lately. There are some real gems in this show. Keith's keys are on, Phil's bass thumps you. An extremely clear recording. The standouts for me are: Peggy-O, China > Rider and Eyes. There is so much to munch on I'm sure I'll find more. I believe, even with the patches, it is worthy of a release. Dave?
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My experience was similar to yours, AJS. I had Europe '72, American Beauty, and Workingman's, but rarely (if ever) listened to them. And when I did, it was for an occasional song but never the entire album. Instead I was hooked on the "breaking" music of the day, most of which did have a short shelf life save for a few exceptions. But then came the Swing 2/26/77 bootleg. A friend in college played it while we were hanging out. Once I heard that, I never looked back.
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Anyone know around how many of these are left? I keep hoping my next paycheck is the one with a little wiggle room...
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I received shipping notification for the 3xCD sampler (bought while I was still dragging my feet about the box and never canceled it after I gave in and ordered it) but not the big 'un. Strange. So, has *anyone* received shipping notification for the box yet? Gettin' down to the wire here!
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Looking forward to all 19 of these Compact Discs. Some, I have never heard. Some, have defined my enthusiasm forever. Some, have surprised me to ends never suspected. Nineteen. Discs of Joy. Be Well, People. Sixtus P.S. Roland of Gilead knows too
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No news on shipping notices on the Box. I bet logistics are a bit crazy for this one because of the size of the box and the 15k run size, hence no shipping notices.. it will take a day or two for these to come out after the giant trucks filled to the brim w/ mega boxes leave the warehouse. On the chance they are still being hand delivered by bicycles and carrier pigeons.. it's anyone guess. Fingers crossed for a Friday delivery date. As for it selling out / how many are left.. I have zero faith that we can figure out how many are left by adding them to the cart until you no longer can and that's the number. But we do have other box sets to use as a precedent. Spring 90 TOO had a run of 9k. I think it took a year and a half or two years to sell out. May 1977 (the first box) had a run size of 15k and took less than a year to sell out (I think) but was available through Christmas and New Years. July 78 had a run size of 15k and is still for sale (it's quite good). I think this best compares to May 77 v1. I could be wrong, but I bet this goes through the holidays and into next year, but does sell out. I also suspect once people get their first listen interest will spike a bit. I guess this will ultimately be every bit as sought after as May 77 v1, perhaps more. That's my take, I reserve the right to be very, very wrong. Nineteen. Right on Sixtus. Nineteen discs of pure gold. I'm already planning my weekend so I can rip and listen as soon as possible. I might even take a little walkabout so I can get away from dodge and listen properly mood enhanced with limited disruptions. Hey Nineteen That's 'Retha Franklin
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Hey it's 10:57 PM on the east cost and I just received my shipping Notice.....Yes it is today Wednesday WAHOOO!!! I still can't believe this has not sold out.
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Well, that's the best news I have heard all day. That's the first I have heard of this. May your box # be #1, happy day.. Friday might just prove to be a very happy day after all.
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It's just impossible to pick a top 5. Just too much great music on this planet. Here are just SOME that I continue to play a lot over the years. Dead not included (another impossible task). In no particular order - Quah - Jorma Kaukonen John Hartford - Aereo Plain Xavier Rudd - Koonyum Sun Tom Waits - Nighthawks at the Diner Chris Smither - Live as I'll ever be now, where's that PNW box?
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I received a UPS ground tracking number this evening, scheduled delivery is 9/12. Enjoy!!
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....was busy booking a quick trip to Bryce Canyon in Utah next month with the family when my email was "touched". Looking forward to this monster for sure. Also looking forward to some nature. Vegas is cool, but I need to stretch my wings. Road Trip!! Estimated driving time from my house to Bryce? 4hrs 20min. How's that for a "trip"?
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I love that stretch of road. You plunge through the Virgin River Gorge and come out in Utah. So beautiful.
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i hope for a friday delivery...i haven't received anything from the dead yet via electronic transmission...all the box sets were good except for the 2nd 1990 box and that had good moments...i'm glad it's going to arrive soon as i paid for expediated delivery...i've been feeling lost lately and that's one of the reasons for listening to a defunct band who's no longer around in it's best format with jerry garcia is that it brings you home again...while your listening your home and it feels good to feel that way even if it's for moments or hours as it's 19 discs promising to be at least 24 hours or so of coming back home to 1973-1974 northwet usa...i'll love every moment.
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I also paid for expedited shipping haven't received shipping notice yet
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It's finally gonna come true. Official PDX shows of the GoGD. Only been waiting for this for...oh, i dunno 33 years or so. My shipping email came tonight and should arrive middle of next week 9/12. Smack dab in the middle of some well deserved vacation. Cheers to Dave and the rest of the good people who make it all happen for us fans!!
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Of all the "stuff" I have ordered from the dead site I cannot ever remember getting a shipping notice....ever!Usually the box just shows up in my P.O. box...unannounced! Glad to hear some of you are receiving notices. I will give the rest of us something to look forward too. Mr. Pete--------------> aging hippie
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