Five complete, previously unreleased performances on 17CDs
Des Moines, IA 5/13/73
Santa Barbara, CA 5/20/73
San Francisco, CA 5/26/73
Washington, D.C. 6/9/73
Washington, D.C. 6/10/73
Recorded by Kidd Candelario, Betty Cantor-Jackson, and Owsley Stanley
Newly restored and speed-corrected audio by Plangent Processes
Mastered by Jeffrey Norman
Liners featuring notes from Canadian author, Ray Robertson, The Owsley Stanley Foundation, and Legacy Manager and Audio Archivist, David Lemieux
Art and Design by GRAMMY® Award-winning Art Director, Masaki Koike
Custom-dyed Tenugui and an exclusive poster featuring an illustration by Mary Ann Mayer
Limited Edition Individually Numbered To 10,000
Exclusively At Dead.net
"There’s the simple fact that the band members were old enough and experienced enough by now to be virtuosos on their instruments (what other group—rock or jazz or any other kind of music—could boast a trio of spectacularly singular talents such as Garcia, Lesh, and Weir?) but were still young enough to want to play and play and play some more, the happy, itchy inclination of youth. As a few of the shows in the Here Comes Sunshine boxed set attest, it wasn’t unusual for a 1973 concert to exceed four hours. And within the shows themselves, there are nearly nightly examples of hour-long orgies of tune-linked songcraft and juicy jamming." - Ray Robertson, HERE COMES SUNSHINE 1973 Liners
8 years in and the Grateful Dead are a little bit of everything to everyone. They are putting up textures and tones of rock, of jazz, of country, with set-morphing vibes and long stretches of improvisations that are completely keyed into the sum of their parts. Keith Godchaux is here with his cascading notes. Donna Jean too. Both finding their footing and keeping things steady in the wake of Pigpen's unfillable gap. The spring of 1973 feels transformative for the Dead - no more so than the May and early June shows, complementary yet remarkably different, soon-to-be cornerstones of everyone's tape collections, and now, 50 years later, set to be part of the band's official canon.
HERE COMES SUNSHINE 1973 is a limited-edition, 17CD boxed set with five previously unreleased, highly sought-after Dead shows, including: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA (5/13/73), Campus Stadium, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA (5/20/73), Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA (5/26/73), and Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C. (6/9/73) and (6/10/73).
During the spring, the band road-tested most of the songs they would record that summer for WAKE OF THE FLOOD – their first studio album in three years – including early live versions of “Mississippi Half-Step Toodeloo,” “Row Jimmy,” “Stella Blue,” “Eyes Of The World,” and, the set’s namesake, “Here Comes Sunshine.” Also tucked into the collection are songs destined for the Dead’s 1974 studio album, FROM THE MARS HOTEL – “China Doll,” “Loose Lucy,” and “Wave That Flag,” a precursor to “U.S. Blues.”
The new repertoire slipped neatly into the fluid setlists alongside songs honed on the 1972 European tour (“Jack Straw,” “Tennessee Jed,” “Brown-Eyed Women”), Chuck Berry perennials (“Promised Land,” “Around And Around”), classic country (“Big River,” “The Race Is On”), and incredible jam sequences: “He’s Gone”> “Truckin’”> “The Other One”> “Eyes Of The World.”
Due June 30th, the individually-numbered, limited-edition 17CD set features vibrant graphics and custom-designed folios by GRAMMY® Award-winning Art Director Masaki Koike, a custom-dyed Tenugui and an exclusive poster featuring an illustration by Mary Ann Mayer, and liner notes by Canadian author Ray Robertson, The Owsley Stanley Foundation, and David Lemieux. And, of course, it features newly restored and speed-corrected audio by Plangent Processes, mastered by Jeffrey Norman.
Digital convert? We've got you covered too. On the very same day you can collect your hi-definition download.
Don’t just stand there dreaming…
Thanks Dave/Rhino/Norman and those who made the recordings.
the June 9/10 shows have been on this radar for, well, since my birth (which was 6/10/73).
This clearly explains my obsession; its in the deoxyribonucleic acid aka My Soul!!
Be Well People!
Then found this "secret" release!--I heard nothing of this release in my e-mail?? I wondered if they weren't going to do RFK for the 50th, given how Dave alluded to the shows a few years back in a, "Yeah, we DO need to get those out, don't we . . . " kind of manner. Got the coffee mug, too, since I never have had a GD coffee mug.
Be kind, rewind.
p.s. Received the announcement e-mail about two hours after ordering the box!
I have tried ordering this in safari and chrome but the order will not go through. I’ve tried different cards but dead.net will not accept a payment.
....gets you 15% off.
Top of the cover picture, above the skull
There appears to be a set of ice climbing tools?
Dick Latvala's and Kirk West's proposed project is obviously not happening now. Bummer. Glad the Deads sets are getting released, but that project would be been fucking awesome.
Sickles? Harvest like?
I had trouble ordering. I added a new credit card and that fixed the problem.
Those are hockey sticks.
So there is absolutely no information on the digital files beyond offereings in FLAC and ALAC. I assume that one or both are 24 bit, but would love some further information before deciding whether to buy them or the discs. HELP!
Rimshot for AJS. Good one.
Jesus saves, passes to Moses, he shoots, he SCORES!
A bit better than a freakin' Bolo clue (not casting asparagus, Bolo)...
The dream is here: five big '73 shows, 50 years later.
I still think they might package the Watkins Glen soundcheck with the WotF 50th.
And coming in two months. Righteous! Thanks Dave & Co.
They look like scythes which are used to harvest the wheat.
That the fourth disc for 10 June 73 with Dicky and Butch bodes well for ... something! A bunch of people had to agree on that, including lawyers, no doubt, so that it's happening I take as a good sign.
Pretty much any "good sign" is a good thang these days.
The '73 GD is particularly good at high volume! This is my Snoopy kick-up-my-heels post.
OMG!!! I think I just died and went to Heaven. It's been a shitty year and a half for me. I've been to the hospital twice and was recently diagnosed with B-Cell Lymphoma. I have been through chemo and a Bone Marrow transplant and still receiving therapy and treatments but getting better each day at home. Listening to the Grateful Dead helped me through the trying times. I know I was a dollar short and a day late to miss the 6/10/1973 show but I did attend and enjoyed my "very first show" 6/9/1973 at RFK. I have been on the bus ever since. I would like to thank the Grateful Dead and the crew at GD Merchandise and especially for David L for finally putting these shows out. You have made my day!!
Peace/Love and save the world! Steve
....get better buddy!
These shows have been a long time coming. I know at some point they tried getting the RFK shows with Allmans released but problems developed. Space brother commented a few post back about it. Anyway, bring it on!
I 2nd VGUYS shout out of get better soon!
Man, I have been waiting for the Des Moines show for a long time. Yes, I was just a sixteen year old punk at my first Dead show with many many many more to come. This old dude is excited.
Big Steve Get well brother. Hearing your happiness makes this release even better.
Beyond stoked by this announcement. 1973 just might be my favorite year in all of Deadom, so 17 discs from that period--including the legendary RFK shows, finally--almost sounds too good to be true. Somebody pinch me!
Agree with previous comments about the Allmans: there are a number of recordings out there in which GOGD/ABB members share the stage, but few if any have seen official release, presumably due to legal complications. If the lawyers got together and figured things out well enough to get the Dickey/Butch/GD set released, maybe there's more to come? A guy can dream.
I got a YouTube notification for Ramble On Rose and saw it was from 6/10/73…I was like huh? Stopped me in my thoughts, is this foreshadowing? It sounds great! Then another alert right after that for the Dave’s couch side chat about the box set! Started listening to Dave and stopped. Went and ordered it and the vinyl without thinking. And now thinking what a nice week it’s been. Great news for a Tuesday! Finished couch side chat and waiting for No. 46, with something beautiful on the horizon!
I’ve tried two cards and PayPal and am being rejected every time. I have been texted by the banks and have confirmed that I made the attempted order but the cards are still rejected. PayPal just says there’s a problem and won’t open. I can’t talk directly to my bank customer service dept because it’s 20:17 here and the line doesn’t open for another 12 hours. This may wellbe the first cd boxset that I can’t get.
Edit. I moaned too soon! After several attempts I finally got PayPal to work so my order is in. Why is it so difficult to get these systems to be fool proof?
of the Grateful Dead. Absolutely real.
Best wishes for brother Big Steve!
Keep it up with that healing. I never miss out on a '73 show, but, like you I missed 6/10 and attended 6/9. I don't remember seeing you there (ha), but I enjoyed it so much I've never understood how 6/10 could live up to the hype. Now we'll know.
....is just going off!!
But much appreciative.
Play '73 DEAD play '73 DEAD LOUD!!!
Dave L. has high and mighty praise for that 6-9-73 show on the couch side chat.
You are both lucky to have seen that one.
....is up and streaming on Spotify.
I am having trouble ordering DP 46 and pre-ordering Here Comes Sunshine on the online store. Have tried multiple different devices and have had three different relatives/friends try unsuccessfully as well. Can anyone please help? Have successfully ordered several things in the past few months. Not sure what changed.
Finally! The RFK shows see the day of light! I have been waiting for these forever! The other 3 shows will be the icicng on the cake. Happy day indeed! Go Big Steve! Get well bro'.
This is exciting!!
I know a birthday boy who's going to be just elated. Happy for you, bro!!
These cornerstone shows were in my very first clutch of Maxell tapes twenty years ago.
Two cards rejected then Paypal came to the rescue like a shining white knight. So happy to get this one as I've wanted RFK forever. Can't wait for this to arrive but will make do with my 2023 RSD vinyl from Boston 77.
big Steve you are a tough guy.
Keep On, what a pleasure each morning opening the window, drinking a good coffee and breathing fresh air. Nothing does match Life. Enjoy
a new box for a great year, but how to forget Pacific North West, Nassau, LA, Denver, dp28, Boston Oklahoma and the winterland box.
the third set of 6/10 from It takes a lot to laugh to the end is the highlight with Merl and Dicky Betts.
all the best shows of 73 are past but not gone.
PParish - I have noticed that the only way I seem to be able to order these days is to sign in as a guest. Might be worth try if you are still having difficulties.
Forget what I was saying earlier about me not being interested in Allmans and Dead members jamming on the same stage. I seem to have changed my mind for some unknown reason.
with a rope attaching them?
Big Steve, good wishes + healing thoughts coming your way, sir. Chemo... what a long strange drip.
Anyone else listening to Harpur College rn? :)
Folks I'm honestly on the fence about this box set, not bc I have any doubts about the music (I practically wore out my Maxell XLIIs of Kezar back in the day) but I already have about 30 shows in my collection from '73. So it's good seeing the enthusiasm here, and tbf the only show besides 5/26 that I've heard from this bunch is 6/10. I look forward to hearing more, esp about Santa Barbara if anyone was there!
3 credit cards and PayPal all with no love.
Finally got my order in, but what a hassle it was.
....I did, and went through PayPal first attempt.
I don't know if anyone from dead.net reads these but this website will not let me order the new boxset. I have tried as a guest and it doesn't take my order. I have tried using safari, chrome, and edge on a pc, MacBook, and iPhone with no luck. I have also used 3 different credit cards and PayPal and dead.net still will not take my order. I have ordered Dave's Picks and other boxsets in the past and I have never had an issue. Please take my money, I would like to order this!
YES!! I revisted Harpur College today. Classic, crunchy, good ole Grateful Dead..................
Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die......
Holy crap! Wasn't sure this would ever happen! Thank you Dave!