7 Previously Unreleased Complete Shows On 20 Discs
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/09/71
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/10/71
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 10/17/72
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 10/18/72
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 10/19/72
Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO 10/29/73
Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO 10/30/73
Sourced from tapes recorded by Rex Jackson, Owsley "Bear" Stanley, and Kidd Candelario
Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman
Restoration and Speed Correction by Plangent Processes
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 13,000
Steamboats and BBQ, ice cream cones and Mardi Gras - are you ready to laissez les bons temps rouler with the "gateway" to the Grateful Dead? Meet us, won't you, in St. Louis for seven complete and previously unreleased Dead concerts that capture the heart of the band's affinity for the River City.
LISTEN TO THE RIVER: ST. LOUIS ’71 ’72 ’73 is a 20CD set featuring five shows from the Fox Theatre - December 9 and 10, 1971; October 17-19, 1972; and two from the Kiel Auditorium - October 29 and 30, 1973.
The seven shows in the collection span slightly less than two years, but they represent some of the best shows the Grateful Dead played during some of its peak tours. The music tells the story of a band evolving, changing from one sound to another seamlessly, precipitated – in large part – by significant personnel changes in the Dead’s lineup.
The two 1971 shows feature the original Grateful Dead lineup plus newcomer Keith Godchaux on piano. This version of the band would hold together for the next six months as the Dead embarked upon its Europe ’72 tour. By the time the Dead returned to the Fox Theatre less than a year later, they were without Pigpen, who’d played his final show with the Dead at the Hollywood Bowl on June 17, 1972. A year after the exceptional Fox 1972 shows, the Dead came back to St. Louis, but played the much larger Kiel Auditorium, touring behind the release of WAKE OF THE FLOOD, which came out just two weeks before.
All told, the band played 60 different songs during these shows highlighted by blazing romps through “Beat It On Down The Line” and “One More Saturday Night” and wistful takes on “Row Jimmy” and “Brokedown Palace” (whose lyrics give the collection its name). Meanwhile, the copious jamming ebbed and flowed like the mighty Mississippi River on multiple voyages through “The Other One” and “Dark Star.” Naturally, the band paid tribute to one of its favorite rock and rollers and one of St. Louis’ biggest stars by playing Chuck Berry songs at every show in the collection, including Pigpen galloping through “Run Rudolph Run.”
Each show has been restored and speed corrected using Plangent Processes with mastering by Jeffrey Norman. The collection comes in a slipcase with artwork by Liane Plant and features an 84-page hardbound book as well as other Dead surprises. To set the stage for the music, the liner notes provide several essays about the shows, including one by Sam Cutler, the band’s tour manager during that era, and another by Grateful Dead scholar Nicholas G. Meriwether, among others.
Due October 1st, LISTEN TO THE RIVER: ST. LOUIS ’71 ’72 ’73, is limited to 13,000 individually numbered copies and available exclusively from Dead.net.
50 years ago today………..
August 23, 1971
Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois
Set 1: Big Railroad Blues-Playing In The Band-Mr. Charlie-Sugaree-El Paso-Next Time You See Me-Bertha-Me and Bobby McGee-Cumberland Blues-Big Boss Man-Loser-Promised Land -China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider-Casey Jones
Set 2: Truckin'-Bird Song-Cryptical Envelopment>drums>The Other One>Me and My Uncle>The Other One>Cryptical Envelopment reprise>Wharf Rat-Deal-Brokedown Palace-Sugar Magnolia-Not Fade Away>Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad>Not Fade Away>Johnny B. Goode
Deadicated to bkinva, ochs27, Born Cross Eyed in 1956, Gonzopolis, frosted, ummmmm..., PearlyBaker'sMan, Ziffle, jaydoublu, pc245, d-rock, rrussell8, nestamon, dan0,Kjohnduff1, and seabird17, because music, when soft voices die vibrates in the memory……
The second show in a row that opened with Big Railroad Blues, and the third show in a row with an Other One. Was there something in the water???
No windy city blues here. The Dead work it well. A nice, long, substantial show, absolutely worth a listen……
And then when I went to Chicago, that's when I had these outer space experiences and went to the other planets…..
secretly hoping its been released a month early! Cmon now!! I cannot wait for this one!
Well all got our box one month early.. under the condition that we keep it a secret.
(kidding of course).. patiently waiting in the Mid Atlantic. This box is an going to be an instant classic.
50 years ago today…..
August 24, 1971
Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois
Set 1: Uncle John's Band-Sugaree-Playing In The Band-Mr. Charlie-Loser-El Paso-It Hurts Me Too-Cumberland Blues-Empty Pages-Beat It On Down The Line-Brown-Eyed Women-Me And My Uncle-Casey Jones
Set 2: St. Stephen>Not Fade Away>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>Not Fade Away-Sing Me Back Home-Truckin'-Big Railroad Blues-Me And Bobby McGee-Brokedown Palace-Big Boss Man-Sugar Magnolia-Good Lovin’
Deadicated to peakshead, prafter, The Winner, joegs, guit30, rich-raysmarinemoorhead, Lil Brian, SpanishJam, willis550, BigDeadFan, Duece, MiracleMan1982, Morning Sun, TheeAmazingAce333, stopbath, Willysin4wd, and Amy from New York, because memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god…..
On their only (OK, two show) Midwest stop in the summer of 71, the Dead mix things up nicely. Unusual Uncle John’s show opener, the first versions of Empty Pages and Brown Eyed Women, and the weirdly inverted set two opening sequence of St Stephan/NFA suite followed by several individual songs to close out the set.
In the windy city, the wind blew strange……………..
One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse……..
So is it 12,000 hand numbered releases or 13,000 as both are listed in dif topics of the description?
Itching for those December '71 shows....big BOX
50 years ago today…..
August 26, 1971
Gaelic Park, Bronx, New York City, New York
Set 1: Bertha-Playing In The Band-Mr. Charlie-Sugaree-El Paso-Big Boss Man-Big Railroad Blues-Hard To Handle-Beat It On Down The Line-Loser-Sugar Magnolia-Empty Pages-Good Lovin'-Casey Jones
Set 2: Me And My Uncle-China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider-Deal-Cumberland Blues-Truckin'>drums>The Other One-Next Time You See Me-Me And Bobby McGee-Uncle John's Band-Saint Stephen>Not Fade Away>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>Not Fade Away
Encore: Johnny B. Goode
Deadicated to greatnorthern, Stashew1967, kyleharmon, BlissJBliss, Dschian, TheBiznizwhiz, Porterhouse10, moberg, JackstrawJay, dmcvt, Inquisitive Dantian, Dantian's Brief Interjection, Drumspacejam, mrkaos63, Crimsonandblue, Pelts, WOW69, David Duryea, SkullTrip, and dantian72, because great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty……
The last gasp/last blast of the original quintet. And what a blast it was!
Rock and roll, bobby-country-western, jamming, with a tincture of bittersweet. The last Empty Pages, and the last Pigpen version of Hard Handle, a wonderful rave-up that worked well for the Dead during its short repertoire life span.
Pigpen would soon be absent, and while he would ultimately return, it would never be quite the same………..
There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory…..
Really getting excited for this box to be released. It has only been 18 months since the 76 Box set was released.
Surprised they have not hyped this box set more. Where are the additional videos talking about each show? Where is the unboxing video?
Give us something.
By the way, no Glasser on this box. What is he working on?
Maybe they don't need to hype this one. In a way, Dave's approach, which seems to be to promote everything as being equally awesome, must make it a bit difficult for him when it comes to describing something that stands out as being genuinely so. Or looks as though its is going to be - no, I am sure it will be!
Dang, did anyone else get the Real Gone announcement that they have some more vinyl copies of DiP's 36. I was on a work call, and when I looked 30 minutes later it was already sold out. Bummer, eBay prices are way too high for these vinyl releases.
I did not get an email.. but was on the waiting list. Weird...
Edit: Looks like I did get the email.. not so weird. Anyway.. way too late. Oh well..
One tidbit of good news is that another Dead vinyl box is due late this year according to that same email, which I opened 5 hours late, but wouldn't have been able to buy as they wouldn't let anybody who got one last time get one of those 70. I hope it's Dick's 12th or 14th Pick. Either would be mighty fine. One can dream.
Struck out here too!!! Damn!!!
That's good news, that a further vinyl box is due later this year. Over the last few years, they have been my favourite Dead releases. Dicks 12 or 14 would be great - I would like to see 19 considered too - 10/19/73. I've also got 31 here to play soon. It's a bit of a hotch potch, with three nights fading in and out of each other, but it all fits together seamlessly.
Earlier I received a mail with a lynk to download "Playing in the band", the third and final download that comes with an order for the St. Louis box. Despite the fact that the first two download lynks worked without any problems, this final one failed to work, sending me instead to a login page which displayed the message "Invalid download URL scheme" and wouldn't allow me to login (which wasn't necessary for the first two downloads). I have contacted customer service and have received a mail back which included the get-out statement "Please note that we are currently experiencing longer than usual response times." As far as I am aware, they are always experiencing longer than usual response times. How hard can it be to mail a working lynk? I shall wait and see what transpires.
I had the same trouble with today's Playing download. I also had the exact same problem with the recent 7" Singles download. The good news is that they sent me a working lenk for the 7" Single download promptly on the same day and within a few hours. . . Keeping fingers crossed for the actual St Louis box via Mail "Innovations". . . Onward.
can't download "Playin'..."....had no issues with the two previous downloads...It's getting old folks...
I'm not sure why they even bother.. you are "buying" a downloaded song that you have already purchased as part of your box set. It just sets another data point where they can (and usually do) make a mistake which yields consumer frustration.
Why bother? It does nothing to increase sales. One man's humble opinion, I could be wrong.
I agree Jim. The three 'Free Downloads' just complicate the already fraught gauntlet from 'ordering thru delivery'. One or two more additions to the 'Listening Party' might make more sense and create some new sales. What I'd really like to download is a reliable shipping notice with a functioning tracking number – ready to listen to that river. . .
Ha! 'fraught gauntlet' ?
I think they do it, and market it as a "Digital Single", so that we get some sort of product until the full enchilada arrives. For the Dave's Series, they include the same "Free Graphic" or something. It's just the logo. What mystifies me about the downloads is if it's gonna be 3 songs, why not one song per year, since the box represents 3 years? And why not Brokedown, which gives the box its name and was played each year?
My download worked at midnight last night.
My download is now working. Thanks for the heads up, Dennis.
Edit: I have subsequently received a mail from customer service with lynx for FLAC and ALAC files.
The 12/10/1971 show is going to be released as an individual 3-disc set. If I had any say in the matter, I'd select 1 song from this show and two others from other shows in this box. Or select 3 songs from 3 different shows other than 12/10/1971. It might sell out this box faster.
Tick, tick, tick, in the last few days of this month of September 2021 we will get a shipping email that these boxes are leaving the wherehouse. Yeah, where is my box...
I am easily as excited about this box as I was about Ventura. True, it's not multi-track and true, there's no video and perhaps no one show outshines Ventura.. but I think this offering is more monumental.
Just an opinion I realize, but there are some great shows in this box. Classic GD.
So soon, I will be making room on the front porch and waiting patiently while the skilled bicycle messengers place my box gently against the front door, nibble the cannabis cookies and sip the warm milk left by the door and peddle away...
Veneta.. Still waiting on the Multi-Track with video from Ventura. I had a teeny buzz on last night. Thanks for your patience through all these typos over the years.. Hunter Thompson I am not.
my stoopid linq for my free PITB dl is working now...
The PITB download isn't free, it cost you $200, but you do get a free 20 CD box set with it. 🤭
All the reasons I love GD came back to me last night. As it was when initially getting into the band 30 some years ago. Pure flashback and nothing nostalgic about it. No doubt the mood started from going to a VW rally earlier in the evening. Lots of camper vans, including a few with old tour stickers. And just as many vintage Beetles (coolest of which had a Black Sabbath 8-Track cassette plugged into the dash). Got home around 9:30 and opened the house up to a perfect September evening filled with the last remnants of summer- crickets in full stereo, smell of leaves starting to dry out, crisp breeze, something skunky chuckling merrily through the brush. Plugged in DaP Vol 11 (1972/11/17) to get a taste what this box will be like next month and found myself completely in that dimensional head space zone. How the music is meant to be heard. Not a note that didn't weave its way through me fully noticed and enjoyed. So now its an early 70's hiatus until early October! I want those first listenings fresh.
...recent mention in your deadication. Hope all are enjoying this Labor Day. Doc knows these parts well, having lived up this way many years ago. Thanks so much for keepin 1971 alive. Sweetness of late summer into fall, harvest time. Nose to beak with hummingbirds preparing to head south. Had a free trial of "Serious" come my way, so recent trip to Maine, road music was Ch23, big Steve. Lots of GD graphics found along the way, a garage door with a lightning bolt split heart rather than a skull, Skull and Roses sweatshirt on a deck hand for Casco Bay Lines, dancing bear t-shirts. Fished first for live bait, mackerel by the dozen, then a monster striped bass broke my line. Just another fish story. Found a small organic farm in the middle of an island, spent some time with the farmer, his ancient tool museum included found objects from Native Americans and early settlers. I too cannot wait for this box... today's replay Lindley Meadows 1975.
This seems to have been released and is available for order from Amazon UK now - supposedly to be delivered in few days time.
First thing to note on Amazon UK is that they give the original release date as 2020. There are 3 sellers. Amazon themselves give no indication of a delivery window, the other two are Marketplace sellers (one in the UK, one in the USA) who give a delivery window from late September to mid October, even though the UK seller claims that it is usually despatched within 4 to 5 days. All this seems highly speculative bearing in mind we know that October 1 is the official release date. The tried and trusted maxim: "If it seems to good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true" could well be applied in this case. I doubt anyone will see a copy in September, particularly in the UK.
Simon - yes, I am sure you are right. I ordered a supposedly remastered version of Two From The Vaults on vinyl last October, when it was originally advertised. It still doesn't seem to have come out - or if it has, Amazon haven't got their greedy little mits on it yet.
I really don't know about this. The original Future Days vinyl release came out in 2014 and was allegedly remastered. There seems to be a new Future Days release out this year but (according to Discogs) it has the same catalog number as the 2014 release and is also remastered. It seems unlikely (but not impossible) that it is a new remaster rather than a reissue of the 2014 remaster. I suspect it would be hard to know exactly what you would get when ordering the 2021 version - if indeed you can find it.
That seems sort of encouraging that Discogs are listing Two From the Vaults as a release for later this year. I never upgraded my original cd, the original from around 1992, so hopefully a new release on vinyl, whether its a straight reissue of the 2014 album, or a remastered version, will be a few steps up from my copy.
Not that I'm holding my breath waiting for it to arrive.
Has anyone heard of they have a date fort eh release of the July RSD Jerry Garcia Band that didn't make the cut?
When is this tasty nugget going to appear on the front porch?
Some tasty shows.. yummi. Anticipation....
Stillwaters would also like a tracking notification.
Stillwaters will have to wait.
Sigh . . .
No hype, no glamor on this one. ..and I think still not sold out (although I have not checked).
I would love to see an unboxing video too. Dave must be on vacation.....
Yes, very strange. One seaside chat and done. The box is not sold out and not even close.
I of course bought one and can't wait.
I've volunteered to pour beer/wine at the Jazz Fest this weekend at Mears Park. Stop by and hear some free tunes, then get a beer and say "Hello". I'll be pouring from 3-5 Friday and 5-7 Saturday. You'll be able to figure out which one I am--51, short, long hair and a beard.
Yeah, maybe on Release Day! 10/01/2021 October 1st, 2021
I've volunteered to pour beer/wine at the Jazz Fest this weekend at Mears Park. Stop by and hear some free tunes, then get a beer and say "Hello". I'll be pouring from ... You'll be able to figure out which one I am--51, short, long hair, and a beard.
Short hair AND long hair? Well, that that I first read it.
Yeah I know what you mean - you're at 51 years of age, of shorter stature - maybe under 5 foot, 6 inches in height, long hair (over shoulders), not so big of a beard.
Mears Park location?
I am half tempted to fly just to see if I can I get a free pour. I will be the 55 year old wearing a tie dye holding out my steelie glass. If I hadn't already made up my mind that it was tackie.. I might have my miracle finger up in the air with a blank look in my face.
...alas, I am not sure the finances work out on this one. Have fun.. wish I was there.
I saw that after I typed it; not my best-ever sentence! :)
Yes, I am 5'6" in stature, with an okay short beard, but with long hair. The hair was always shoulder length, but now hasn't been trimmed since December 2019 (I had an appointment for March 15th, 2020--let's see, what strange thing happened then . . . ?). My stylist has been back at it for a while, but I just haven't bothered going in; I hardly have had to leave the house since that canceled March appointment, and now I have a decent ponytail going.
Mears Park is in downtown Saint Paul. Jim, if you fly out, then I WILL buy you one! ($7 value!) :) (you, too, Cross-Eyed) DeadVikes, you have only a few miles to travel, but I will buy you one after my shift if you present yourself.
Hey Brewer what an offer, you are a good man. I will see what I can do. Thanks man. Expensive trip Jim, but worth it.
I am so geeked and excited for this release! C’mon 10/01/21!!! Hopefully, it will ship early and we will receive it on 10/1. In the meantime, I’ve been refreshing myself with Dave’s Picks, v. 6, Fox Theater, 2/2/70. I cannot recommend this show enough to those who have a copy but not listened to it in awhile. Cheers! Enjoy the magic and flow of Fox Theater 70! More to come from 71,72. YES!!!!!!
Thank you for the offer, you are a very kind man.
Me: Bethlehem, Pa. or 78 miles west of Times Square, NYC or 60 some miles north of the old Civic Center in Philadelphia, PA (DaP 35!)
All I need for a true St. Lou Fox Box
After four plus years of trying to be able post anything, customer service finally helped! So, just a hello to you all, love reading your comments and hope to join in the fun moving forward.