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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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    Check out Rhino for sale through this weekend

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    Way cool box at my door

    Arrived today. Wow!
    The sound is amazing, ..and that box
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    I Sympathize With Everyone Having Problems With The Dead Store

    I have had two Dave’s Picks go everywhere but to my address........which for some reason didn’t include my apartment # ............therefore no delivery..........One arrived months later.......and a second one #32 is in transit supposedly and maybe arriving shortly. I had to file with the Better Business Bureau over this foolishness. Which seemed to get a quicker response from The Dead Store......To which I say good luck to all whom have problems with The Dead Store Customer Service.......I have been through the phone calls .....the emails........and calling Warner’s main office to no avail.......it is a sad situation.........

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    Yeah, this PM system is a…

    Yeah, this PM system is a little weird. I was able to message Marye and got the missing disc. Have really been enjoying these shows. Good luck resolving your issues!

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    (I think) I have successfully sent a PM to MARYE kind of hard to tell, pretty strange PM system on this forum - thanks for the suggestion. We'll see what happens.

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    Here’s the statement that was emailed several weeks ago.

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    Cause when things go wrong, wrong with you, it hurts me too
    It's been quite a year and we know how patient you have been, how patient you still are. It has always been, and will always be, our mission to provide the best service to you, the fans. As you are more than likely aware, a complex warehouse move resulted in a significant backlog of orders and while that warehouse is working as quickly as they can to deliver, we've turned 100% of our focus and dedication toward a new facility which promises to restore peace to the Dead.net community in the next few months. Trust us, this steam locomotive is rolling down the track!
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    You can try sending a PM to Marye now,.

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    May the force be with you, brother, sorry about your missing disks. I have a couple of defective ones and 2 months later, no word of a replacement.
    Theres an interesting article on the web about a company by the name of Direct Shot that most of the major labels have put in charge of all physical media distribution. About the same time this happened, Dead.net customer service went straight in the toilet and has not emerged - “warehouse consolidation” indeed. What is disappointing is that nobody at Dead.net has made a direct statement (at least that I have seen) that they are aware of the problem thats been allowed to drag on. The loyal Dead fanbase deserves a straight answer about the problem and when our outstanding issues will be rectified.
    Jerry would be very unhappy about how we’ve been treated.

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    Waited over 2 months to get this and when I went to go listen I was missing disc #15. Have tried emailing costumer service and haven’t received any response. Please help! Would really like that disc.

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    Ever going to ship?

    Ordered this 12/2 for a Christmas present. Has not shipped yet! Keep getting useless auto replies. Very frustrating. Highly disappointed in the customer service and the experience

  • December 10, 2019 - 8:03am
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    Disc 14

    No vocals on "El Paso" some how they must of had Bob's mic off or way down May 17, 1974 – P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia Disc 14

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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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Grace, Jack and Jorma?.. yes. Seeing 2/3 of this trio in the fall. Life is short, makes one feel a little less immortal. I got to see the revised Jefferson Airplane during their reunion tour I think in 1989? Ziggy Marley opened and Hot Tuna played a few acoustic tunes during set break. As close as I ever came to seeing the real thing.. still, it seemed special at the time.
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saw this set on ebay for 175.00 everyone keep calm, you will be able to get this set for cheaper if you hold out a little bit longer. The 1990 Too box has got to be one of the best sounding, best recorded, best mastered box set, and it took over a year to sell out, so I don't see this one selling out anytime soon. I used to be immortal, but then I was informed that you still get old and feeble, immortality would only be good if you could stay young. So I gave up immortality for the pleasures of the flesh, don't have one regret, well, maybe one or two. Who wants to live to be 90, or 100 if you are all used up and unable to do anything but sit in your wheelchair and look out the window? Live for today, carpe diem
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What a box set. some of the best and mean best recording I have ever heard for the Dead. Anyone who has not bought this who wants it. Buy it. There is so much fantastic music here. Non of the CDs skipped in my box. Thankfully. A quick story from the old days. We did not have such easy access to such great recordings back the day. I was a senior in high school 1987 and had seen the dead for the first time in 1985. I was then and now today a Dead Head. Anyway between 1984 and where I am in the story finding dead albums in record stores was not that easy. At least some of the rare ones at the time. So every record store in Chicago I went too I would go straight to the dead section and see what they had. Every album that I never saw before I would buy if I could, if not go back and buy when I had the money. Till I found all the albums. The two funnest I remember finding was Reckoning. Man that was great. And Europe 72. I remember I had to save up for a couple weeks to buy it I think it might of been 17 dollars. I was so excited to open a three record set and look at all the pictures of the band because they were scarce at that time as well. Anyway to my surprise the whole inside was blank no pictures. I guess they had a book in the original print back in the seventies and got rid of it later. But the songs were great. Anyway back to my story I read in a bulletin somewhere that the Dead were releasing From The Mars Hotel on CD. So I ordered a copy not owning a CD player because they were expensing and I had no CDs. So when it arrived I drove to 75th and Metcalf outside Kansas City. I lived there at this point. A big giant record store. And went to where their full size stereos with CD players were set up for sale. I put the CD in and sat down on the floor and listened to the whole thing right there in the store. Nobody said a word to me. So as I listened to these songs it brought me back to that day. And the fond memories of me learning the songs I had never heard. Another great find was when I found Old And In The Way on CD in what back then was called the import area. I saw what looked to be Garcia on the front and sure enough it was. That CD got tons of play in college. I later many years down the road down the road went back to that same building which was now a boarders books at that point and read all of Phil's book on breaks from work. So oddly that building has two very special grateful memories for me.
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By the way, it is confirmed I am not a robot. Good. Love the box--buy it when you can---the music is certainly worth it. The 5/19/74 sound quality is stunning, the immediacy of the instruments and the proper (Garcia up front) soundstage is amazing. Weirdly, it is probably at its best during the songs where the vocals are off. I just crank those up to listen to the three guitarists. Thanks to all for doing this. Greatly appreciated.
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Great story Midway Kid.. brings back memories. I struggled very hard to get a few of the harder to get albums.. There was a place about 20 min away from where I lived in high school called Record and Tape Traders that got used/older/import items that were not for sale in the standard record stores. When I finally got Garcia's first solo album (Old and in the Way too).. I was in heaven. It took me more than a year to even find a copy let alone one that sounded good and didn't break the bank. The other happy days in my GD listening adventure were my first 'good' tape trading buddy, the time One From the Vault (and later Dicks Picks) started cranking things out and more recently the day I discovered the Live Music Archives at Archive.Org. Heaven.. Thanks to all the good folks who helped bring us the music in the highest quality humanly possible.
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Hey now Midway Kid, I live less than 10 minutes from 75th and Metcalf in KC area....I believe the old record store you're referring to was Peaches....I remember going in there with my parents when I was a kid. I think it is now a 24hour fitness or something. I also know that the old Peaches wooden album crates are highly sought after for storing and displaying vinyl....probably $50 a piece. KCJ
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When I started high school (1969) my mom would give me a dollar a day to buy lunch in the cafeteria. I would skip lunch and pocket the dollar and every Friday I would buy an album at American Records, a hippie record shop, on my way home. $3.69 per. I would have to smuggle the albums into the house. One day while doing laundry my mom found a reciept for an album I had bought in my pockets and wanted an explanation. I told her that occasionally I didn't eat lunch and used that money to buy an album when I had enough. She was furious and told me to go bring her this album that she would hold onto until I had earned enough through chores to buy it back. Now the album I had bought was Live/Dead and I wasn't going to give that to her. So I went upstairs and grabbed a Steve Miller Band album which I had bought earlier and thought was total garbage and with a sad face turned it over to her. Guess I'll never be a Supreme Court Justice.
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To think that a Steve Miller album from that era was total garbage just shows how one can make seriously bad judgements due to the inexperience of youth. I trust you are better now!
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In the late 60's Miles Davis was told by his record company to court the "rock crowd" and he reluctantly began scheduling dates at the Fillmores. His first night at the Fillmore in 1969 found him watching the opening act, the Steve Miller Band, from the side of the stage. He was so appalled that he declared the experiment over and started to leave. Clive Davis and Bill Graham talked him into staying and playing. All of the Fillmore shows were recorded and many albums resulted. Live At Fillmore, Black Beauty. Bitches Brew Live. Miles went on to tour the rock scene and loved the Dead, becoming casual friends with Garcia. In 1969 I was looking for cutting edge jamming rock with excellent instrumentalists. The Dead, Hendrix, Cream, Zappa, Miles Davis. In that context, where my head was at, the Steve Miller Band was awful. Simple blues, catchy tunes, slick. Yuck. Believe me, grabbing that Steve Miller Band album was a no brainer.
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On the Seattle 6/26/73 show before Beat It On Down The Line(deciding how many beats before the vocals): I did my best to transcribe. You have to listen with headphones, and turn it up LOUD: Jerry: "how many?" Bobby: "Half-a-dozen" Phil: "Half-a-baker's dozen?" Bobby: "Half-a-baker's dozen?" ... [in-audible] ... Jerry: "6 and a half" Bobby and Phil: "6 and a half" Then they actually throw in an extra half note. Does anyone else enjoy listening to the banter, or am I just nuts?
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I agree that if you are looking for cutting edge jamming rock with excellent instrumentalists, the Steve Miller band would not fit that bill, but simple blues, catchy tunes, slick, that was also not what they were about in the '60s. The '70s was a different story, but the four albums they released in 1968 & 1969 are fine pieces of work, in my opinion at least. In the '80s their albums were even more commercial but I did see them live in the early '80s and was impressed, but not in the same way that I was impressed by the Grateful Dead! Anyone who can rhyme "get your rocks off" with "knock your socks off" has to be treated with a degree of suspicion.
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During a break between songs the crowd is screaming requests in a somewhat agitated tone. It is clear that the Dead were taking forever between songs. Finally some totally pissed off dude screams "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?" Finally Garcia says "Calm down. Everything's going to fine." Also somewhere in this box set a voice cuts in and says something like "David. David." I was listening through headphones and it freaked me out, like someone was in the room. This box set is wonderful.
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I like the between song banter, too. The Grateful Dead were a comedy troupe pretending to be a rock and roll band. The rock band format won out and they learned between-song mime, also known as Dead Sign Language. My wacky idea: As the Dead became somewhat more formatted and somewhat more predictable, take the Drums> Space segments and after Drums have the whole band come out and do spur-of-the-moment somewhat sarcastic or anything else that was popular in the 80's (and '90's) comedy for a few minutes to see if that works. Jerry, Bob or Phil would play a chord or two ending the comedy and into Space or a song. The comedy bit could be ended by Brent with a chord or two, or by Vince and/or Bruce doing the same and into space or even a song. Life beyond Bob's "Yellow Dog Story."
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Phil at the end of the "I know you rider" Seattle 6/26/73: "If all you loudmouths up front would shut up so we could hear ourselves play- that would be beautiful". I was surprised to hear that one. The previous 2 shows have such a mellow, friendly vibe. As Lemieux said, each show has its own personality. The Seattle show seems to have a harsher, hard-edged big city vibe.
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As more and more releases come out, I've been hearing a pattern from the boys, usually Bob and Phil, where they're just plain imapatient with the crowd. The one you mentioned Gollim. DP 31 / fence comments, 30 Trips "Stand up! / Sit Down / Stand Up / Sit Down!" DaP 10 - "Always one surely asshole in the crowd"5/3 or 5/4 1972 flash bulbs comments Many more I don't recall the show. I don't think these guys were the idealized leaders of peace and love and free sharing of music and goodwill that many here make them out to be. They were as impatient with a jerkoff as any of us are. Truly nothing special about their fan relationship than any other band. Loudmouths upfront paying their bills. Love their music, but they're no different than any other band when it comes to fan relationships. There are a few bands who are better. But most are like the Dead, and the Dead had no unique special feelings toward us. Band, fans l, make a living, keep it down up front, you're distracting us from having a good time, hope you didn't get in for free. Their words.
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Help Me Please,I can not hear the vocals in Sugree, He’s Gone, Roses, El Paso and maybe another tune. Is that the way this show was recorded or should I be looking for an exchange? I agree that hearing the band w/ out vocals has a certain charm, but if that is a mistake I’d rather have the show in it’s best form... For the record I spent the $$ on the box set....no regrets.... I love it....
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That's just the way it is on the master reels. I believe what we have are these recordings in their best form.
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One year in the late 70's, I cashed my tax refund check, went straight to "Traders" and spent the whole damn thing. That place really got me started on "Collecting". A bad habit that to this day, I cannot break(which irritates the hell out of my wife). But makes me very happy!! Music is the best!!
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Listened to disc 2 of the Dave's Picks show from Kansas tonight. That is some Good Old Grateful Dead in my book. Also listened to 10/2/77 today--fun stuff
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During my Dead concert days 72-85 I experienced a strong positive bond with the crowd and with the band that no other band approached. Those chippy comments from Bob and Phil add up to maybe 1 minute of a 3 or 4 hour concert where all, including the band, are having a wonderful time. The whole Dead phenomenon depended on a strong bond with the "community." Perhaps you caught some bad nights. They happened.
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I used to really like Children of the Future and Sailor when I first heard them, back in the early 1970s. They seemed right up there with the best Dead, Airplane, Quicksilver etc albums. I have no idea what they were like live then, though. We certainly don't seem to have been inundated with live Steve Miller Band albums over the last 20 years or so. I've actually got a live album where they are playing back up to Chuck Berry-I think it was recorded around 1966. Its fairly generic electric blues, from what I remember - nothing particularly good or bad about it, really. I also saw Steve Miller live in 1975, at the Knebworth Festival. Pink Floyd were headlining, and I think Steve Miller was the last one before Floyd came on, several hours later. They were nothing special then-nothing about them grabbed me, anyway. Captain Beefheart was also on that day. Sadly I had never heard him before, so, although he was clearly from a different and more distant star than Steve Miller, I didn't enjoy it as much as I would like to say I did. Pink Floyd weren't that great either, ploughing through as yet unrecorded sections of Animals and Wish You Were Here, before reproducing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. They encored with Echoes-which was the highlight of the whole day for me-but it was hardly a great day for rock n' roll. In fact it was quite a good job that punk came along when it did.
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Thank you MDJim. I thought I read somewhere that that was the case. Then I heard people were exchanging (maybe vinyl) because of sound quality. Like I said, it is actually kind of cool. You hear the music in a cool way. Also, I said one of the songs was He's Gone. It was T. Jed. Thanks again...Peace
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Saw Steve Miller at the Rainbow in the early 70s, I think it was the band from recall the begining. Early show of two that evening.There was a total equipment failure. Steve started the show two or three times, and each time the electricity blew, even the house lights went. He was literally crying in his frustration, at one point he was alone on stage in the dark with his accoustic guitar when somebody called from the audience: dont worry Steve just play, which he did, alone in the dark, sans electricity. You could hear a pin drop. It was magical. Then after awhile the lights came on the kwipment crew did what they had to do, and Steve started the show all over again. We came out, grinning ear to ear two hours after the late show should have started to meet the very patient punters for the late show waiting outside. Only time for me and Steve Miller, but he was great, as was his sidekick Boz at the Hampstead Town and Country club, but thats another story for another time
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Saw Steve during a summer tour season (85?) and he opened for the dead. I knew the joker of course, but was surprised I knew every song he played. I thought they sounded good live. (now I just hope I'm remembering right and it was with the dead I saw them with!) Edit - found this while trying to find if steve played with the dead during summer tour,,, maybe not! https://www.reuters.com/article/music-miller-dc/rocker-steve-miller-hat…
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When I saw Steve Miller, the late, great Norton Buffalo was in the band. I think Greg Douglass was in there too on guitar. Around the same time I saw Boz Scaggs which was a really superb show. He had a large band with him, 8 or 9 strong including horns who produced a really powerful sound. I can't remember where the shows were. Certainly in London, Hammersmith Odeon or the Rainbow? Possibly Miller at Hammersmith & Scaggs at the Rainbow.
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Boz had a big band with him at the Hampstead Town and Country club, what I mainly remember that it was a white tie event, the public was dressed to the nines, tuxedos and evening gowns!When it was is lost in the mists of time, could it have been around Boz and Band? Dunno. Just looked at the sleeve of recall the begining, the album is not a product of a Steve Miller band, lots of session guys including Jesse Ed Davis, not for the first time my memory is playing tricks... Norton Buffalo rings a bell, (Simonrob, were you at the late show? I guess you would be able to remember the long wait!) Otherwise I dont know who I would have seen him with...
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I had to re-order another. 9 of 19 cds, need replacing from first purchase. Scratches and spot on disc, where the cd and track didn't mesh. 3rd quarter ring of music and then a blank spot. Cd will not even load. Had no response from Doc Rhino, other than standard volume issue.got burned on a 30 trips cd, with a disc that music didn't take to. Has a big space of nothing, in between, the track pattern, would love to get a copy 4/15/70 set 2. Many Thanks, JW
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My PNW box set departed the Tennessee warehouse on 10 Sep and was returned by UPS after a "service disruption" to the Tennessee warehouse on 11 Sep, where it was received, signed for, and seems to have fallen into a black hole. Every time I contact customer service I get a different, albeit pleasant answer about how they will rectify the situation and send a PNW box my way, but nothing ever seems to happen. Dr. Rhino has not answered any e-mails since I sent him the first one 3 weeks ago, but I am still hoping he will come to the rescue....Anybody have any more tips on finally getting dead.net to shake this box set loose?
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Doc Rhino is your best option.. It's not sold out, plus they now have an extra copy in the warehouse too. Weird that they sent it back instead of finalizing the delivery.. Since when does Service Disruption = I give up lets just return it to the warehouse. In any case.. get the documentation you have to the Doctor. Hope you get it resolved soon.
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Do you happen to live in North Carolina?That would constitute a delivery interruption. Anyway, pull out the big guns, PM Marye
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As I sit back and rock out the last show of this amazing set, I wonder how many others are still jamming Portland '74? I mean what a truly awesome show and the mixing and overall (Wall Of) sound is just absolutely superb!!! Makes me wish I was there for this one!!! I wonder how many of you guys WERE ACTUALLY there? That Wall Of Sound must have really shook the heavens!!! So thankful for the music now, some 40+ years later!
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For anyone who missed out on this and still needs it, you can still order this, you just need to go to the Grateful Dead Instagram, click on the picture of the Halloween mug, scroll down to show other products available, click on the picture of Dave’s Picks 27 and then click on view in webstore. My order went through, I thought it might be just a glitch in the system and would receive a message saying I would be refunded, but I received a shipping confirmation today. So it is there, I hope I explained that properly for anyone still in need. I was quite surprised and grateful.
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For anyone who missed out on this and still needs it, you can still order this, you just need to go to the Grateful Dead Instagram, click on the picture of the Halloween mug, scroll down to show other products available, click on the picture of Dave’s Picks 27 and then click on view in webstore. My order went through, I thought it might be just a glitch in the system and would receive a message saying I would be refunded, but I received a shipping confirmation today. So it is there, I hope I explained that properly for anyone still in need. I was quite surprised and grateful.
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Had that happen to my Warlocks, box set. UPS said my house didn't exist.
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I am still engaged in online dialogue with UPS about why there were such big differences in shipping costs across the UK. Or was up until today. I got passed around from one department to another, from one individual to another, then back again-all politely asking for the tracking number and asking how they could help. I've run out of steam now-which is giving into opaque bureaucratic procedure-but I have got my spiritual development to consider-and this dialogue is going nowhere. I hope they don't use UPS again. I would far rather wait an extra 4-5 weeks for a delivery, with less/no shipping costs, than pay through the nose for one that arrives more quickly.
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Sorry, but the same with me. Please no more shipping with UPS to Germany. Way too many extra fees! No fun really!
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But I think the 1974 material on this box set blows away Dave's Picks Volume 2 from Dillon Stadium. Not just the audio quality but the performance as well. Yet Dave's Picks Volume 2 sells for a few hundred bucks on eBay. The audio on that show is just awful. It's as if they recorded the show on a normal bias tape instead of a high bias tape, if I was to compare the sound to the old tape cassette days. I can only assume the price tag has to do with its rarity. Dave's Picks Volume 1 of course also goes for several hundred, but that really is one of the best shows of 1977.
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Please, no more UPS!Being on vacation when PNW was to be delivered to me, I got the UPS delivery center (in France) to keep my package until the day of my return. But, without informing me, a few days later the parcel was sent to Germany to the center of abandoned objects! I was furious! I then made several phone calls before someone told me that he will take care of me return the package. I wait…
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....out of Vegas and heading to Bryce Canyon. Leaving in the morning. The highs here in Vegas were upper 90's two weeks ago. Lows in the mid 80's. Bryce forecast? Highs in the mid 50's. Lows at the freezing mark with a chance of snow flurries. Better bundle up....
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Butch - Dave's Picks 2 sells for hundreds of dollars on eBay because it's the 2nd selection in a very limited series. Doesn't hurt that it's a pre-hiatus show, but no matter what show they chose, that pick would be highly in demand... That said, agree the 3 shows from 1974 included in this box are out of this world. If any one of them would have ever been released as a stand-alone dave's pick, it would be at or near the top of all of our lists. I've taken a few breaks to listen to other dead releases, but the vast majority of my listening has been spent on these shows. Truly love them.
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Gotta feel bad about the delivery hell some people, seems like overseas, are going through. I too was away for 3 weeks during the delivery period. Rather than risk a screwup like some have described I had a friend pick it up and hold it. I know not everyone is in the position to do that. I have to say that with very few minor exceptions ups has been very good over the years and I get quite a bit of deliveries. It was my turn this time for disc problems. 1st time and I get everything. This release seems to have a lot of problems. The autoreply said it would be a minimum of 5 days before they could truly respond they were so busy. Time to evaluate the plant they use
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One persons Grateful Dead is another persons Prozac. I'll stick to the Grateful Dead. Soothing medicine for the mind and spirit, zero calories and tastes great.
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- RSD releases coming, 2 being talked about elsewhere - The splatter edition of Phish's Slip Stitch and Pass originally meant for the cancelled Curveball festival will be released for Black Friday, as well as the Grateful Dead - "Playing In The Band" "recorded live at the Hec Edmundson Pavillion, Seattle, WA 5/21/74 is the longest recorded uninterrupted song ever performed by Grateful Dead, clocking in at over 46 minutes long, and played through the infamous Wall Of Sound! This will be released on 1LP (split across both sides) for Black Friday 2018. Strictly limited to 7400 units worldwide."
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