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    So glad you made it... Welcome to the updated Dead.net! If you've been around for a while, you should find your familiar haunts much as you left them, though some of them may be in slightly different locations.
    If you're joining us for the first time, we're delighted to see you! We invite you to just poke around and make yourselves at home.
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    I have a one off, 2 colour vinyl pressing of this album and am looking into its value. It was pressed in the late 70’s in Malton Ontario Canada at Capitol records. The audio quality is not the greatest, but I cannot find anywhere that it was pressed in 2 colours.
    Anyone with interest please reply and I'll send a photo.

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    Does anyone recall the evening in the early to mid 70’s that the Hells Angels took over Bojangles bar Bay Ridge NY and Jerry Garcia, Bob Wier and Phil Lesh strummed their guitars and singing in the backroom sitting on chairs with angels standing around. It was a birthday party for Jerry. All the alcohol was on the bar with tubs of beer set about. I was not an invite but walked in thru the bar grabbing a beer as I moved to the back room to listen, after a half hour of me enjoying this moment, an Angel tapped me on the shoulder politely asked if I would finish my beer and leave, it took me about 15-20 min. to finish and reluctantly leave. Bojangles also had outstanding burgers on english muffins.

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    Message the person pictured above named MARYE.
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    She has helped many. Good luck!
    Can also post under the Got Issues With Your Store Order found under Community, then User Concerns.

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    Hi everyone!

    I placed a few orders for Box sets on the dead.net site, one of them is now one month overdue (No shipping info for an item marked available)
    Tried emailing dead@wmgcustomerservice.com three times in the last 2+ weeks, without any answer.
    Does anyone have an idea what to do?

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So glad you made it... Welcome to the updated Dead.net! If you've been around for a while, you should find your familiar haunts much as you left them, though some of them may be in slightly different locations.
If you're joining us for the first time, we're delighted to see you! We invite you to just poke around and make yourselves at home.
A few possibilities:
-Tape trading (digital and otherwise)
- In Search Of (tickets! stuff! music! etc.!)
- The Ride Board (useful touring resource)
- All About My Band (the one you're playing in)
If you need a bit of navigational assistance, post here or send me (marye) a PM and we'll try to help!
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Exciting to hear this music in brilliantly remastered form, not to mention 7/2/71! One comment, all the original live tracks on the new release show Fillmore East. I believe three are from Manhattan Center and one from Winterland?

unfortunately, bands with as big a cult following as the dead can garner a wide variety of people in their fanbase, and the trump crew is not exempt. most every deadhead i know is vehemently against fascism, many of them outright anarchists or at the very least socdems. i wouldn't let the trumpists represent the dead just because they have big numbers in the community. jerry did not stand for fascism, racism, or bigotry in any form, and he absolutely would not want his music being used to support that ideology.

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holy moly the podcast is amazing... so many things right with the way the people run the dead now.. the vinyl releases.. the amazing podcast... thank you!!

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I just signed up here and wanted to tell you my story with the Grateful Dead. I am 56 and consider myself a pretty sophisticated listener of rock music, but I admit I never really listened to a lot of the Grateful Dead. Recently I got hold of a lot of their catalog and am loving it. I do prefer the early albums, they sound unrehearsed, off the cuff and simplistically produced, but it gives them so much charm. The albums in the late 70's seem over produced to me... too slick and missing the raw charm. I now know why these guys were so revered in concert. I just listened to Dead Set and was stunned at how good it, and they are live. Astounding really. So far ahead of so many bands. The heartfelt vocals are so damn good. Truly an eye opening experience for me. I took me too long to get here. All the best.

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The comments pages for the current releases are where there is ongoing discussions and stories from the past.

If you click on your account photo on the top of the page the drop down menu will show ‘recent posts’ and you can click on that.

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I am new here, hope all is doing good in this website

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really nice web for everyone to help and get. thanks

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I'm 44 and was blessed to start seeing The Grateful Dead when I was just 12! Rich Stadium in Buffalo. Hit mostly all the East Coast shows until 96' and then our lives changed for sure. Went to Penn State University and I am a social worker. My son is almost through high school and then I'm looking for adventure! I am not sure where what or with whom? Auroraville, Peace Corp, meet the man who rocks my world??

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Hi everyone,
I'm new here and very excited to explore new information!

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hi all

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Bienvenido al foro hipnosis

I would rather not notice thought pollution here,but i did.Generalising Trump supporters as Fascists,bigots,Racists has absolutely nothing to do with JGB or GD or any sensible musician.I have never seen a politician worth voting for.I cant recall Jerry songs about politics.I do know Fascism would be terrorising,Threatening causing physical harm to others while forcing your narrative on them.Last year the anti-Trump citizens were very aggressive and publicly vocal on anti-vaxxers,Now theres been a change to a law and they carry signs saying my body my choice while terrorising judges and anybody who thinks different or for themselves.I sure am glad im too dumb for either side.I find music and the truth to be much more interesting.

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So Awesome, glad to be here!

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Thinking of Jerry during this time in between and missing him.

All I know is something like a bird within him sang
All I know he sang a little while and then flew on.....

Thanks for creating this site!

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Nice site.

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Is anyone else having trouble with "change of address" - maybe it's just my old-time internet-proof soul, but I can't find a phone number or any way to reach Dead.net for a simple address change. The "customer service" click gets me nowhere, any help? Repoman

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One of my favorites. The band wrote that song in memory of their friend Janis Joplin. The cover of Me and Bobby Mcgee was another, as she would never get to see the song become a hit or the album it appears on Pearl.

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Aus Ameri nailed it. Keep the political bs out! These people have no idea what fascism looks like. I do, as well as my parents who thankfully escaped Castro's communist Cuba before they had me and my siblings.

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I am curious about whether my Wake of the Flood LP is authentic or not. I understand the phony copies resemble the original very well, so well it pissed the band off so bad they ended up working with the FBI to get the issue resolved. I own it on CD as well, but I'm just not sure about the LP. The texture of the cover feels kinda rough...well not rough, but not smooth either. It doesn't feel like a normal album cover sleeve. It feels kinda cheap. At first I figured it was the band cutting costs being it was the first album to be released by GD records which took a nose dive not long after. There is also a weird lookin slot cut out on the corner of the cover sleeve. I'm no LP expert but this is driving me nuts. The record looks normal but is a lot thinner and lighter than a normal LP as well. It feels like it's too easy to snap it in two if you were to bend it even slightly. It sounds okay I guess. Not sure because I would have to have copies of both the bootleg and the original in order to tell the difference. It's an older pressing of the album, assuming it's the real deal. Definitely not a reissue. If it was I wouldn't be having this problem that arose in late 1973 not long after it's release lol. Any help from you fellow Dead heads is much appreciated.

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I have both an early (likely original) pressing and printing of the genuine Grateful Dead Records Wake of the Flood LP and a counterfeit that I bought at a used-records store in the 1970s.

The most readily noticeable difference between the two (which was pointed out by the band at the time, if I remember correctly) is the price marking “0598” (meaning $5.98) printed toward the bottom of the spine of the cover; on the genuine (original, if not later) release, that’s orange-colored; on the counterfeit it is white.

The cardboard album cover of the genuine album release has a matte, not slick, surface finish and feel (like the first American Rolling Stones album, or Jefferson Airplane’s Bless Its Pointed Little Head), and the cover stock is a bit thick and sturdy; doesn’t seem to me cheap but rather an alternative to the more common slick surface of the time.
The counterfeit’s cover finish and feel is a bit slick (not very), not matte; its card stock is similar to the genuine, maybe a bit thinner and less sturdy.

What does seem “cheap” is the counterfeit’s printing of the cover art, whose inferior quality could be missed if seen by itself, but which looks especially poorer when compared side-by-side with the genuine: it’s an evident lower-quality photo reproduction from the genuine original. The lower image quality’s especially apparent on the front cover, and in the small lettering at the bottom of the back cover (“GRATEFUL DEAD RECORDS SAN RAFAEL, CA. 94902 ℗ © 1973 GRATEFUL DEAD RECORDS PRINTED IN USA”). The front-cover art of the counterfeit is less sharp, less “present” and a bit washed-out, and the small lettering on the back cover is fuzzy, not clear and sharp as on the genuine (that’s as quick a giveaway of the album being counterfeit as the white “0598” price marking). And the painted color field encircling the sides and upper area of the front-cover illustration is, on the genuine album, a rich, dark maroon; that field on the counterfeit that I have is a dull brown (but does have the faint brushstroke figurations of the original).

The LPs themselves are both not especially thick and are fairly flexible, but really not unlike most other LPs of the time; I wouldn’t say either is “a lot thinner and lighter than a normal LP,” but they are not like the heavy, rather inflexible 180-gram vinyl you find from most? LP releases nowadays. The counterfeit has perhaps a bit more flex to it than the genuine.

The labels on the LP discs appear nearly identical, but the counterfeit’s printing quality is poorer, again like a photo reproduction of the original (less noticeably so than with the cover art, but the letters of Rick Griffin’s signature by the raven are rather illegibly run-together on the counterfeit); curiously, the “©” symbol of the counterfeit’s LP labels appears different from the genuine’s labels, with a rather hand-drawn “c” inside the circle.

It may not be useful to compare the engravings on the runouts of the vinyl between the grooves and the disc labels, as those could change, I think, depending on where (and when?) an LP was pressed, even for a genuine release. For what it’s worth, though, my genuine LP’s sides are engraved “GD-01-A” and “GD•01•B” (small dots rather than hyphens for the B-side), with an “X” on the A-side about an inch away from the other engraving, and both sides also have a masterer’s? or presser’s? mark in the runout, that looks like an oval (or an LP as viewed from an angle) with a dot in its center and two legs as from an inverted “V” pointing outward from the bottom part of the oval; I don’t know who that might represent, but it may be a well-known mark. My counterfeit’s runouts are engraved this way: on A-side, “GD-01-A—MI8” (I think that’s an “8” rather than a “B”) and "A18342-(2)" (that “A” might instead be a delta symbol); on B-side, “GD-01-B—MI9” and "A18342-X" (again, that “A” might instead be a delta symbol).

Those are the details I have to give! I haven’t played either of these LPs in years, and can’t remember readily what differences in aural quality there seemed to me back in the day between the genuine release and the counterfeit; though I tended to not ever play the counterfeit after a first listen or few. (And no listening-test report update from me likely forthcoming soon, either.)

Oh, that slot cut out on the corner of your album’s cover sleeve is probably indeed a so-called “cutout” mark meaning that the album was cut out from inventory meant for regular retail, I think by a wholesale distributor, when sales of product had diminished and excess inventory would be unloaded at a lower price and sold cut-price at retailers.

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Thank You so much for the new feature on GD.net:
Jam With The Grateful Dead. I hope this stays around
for a while, and I'd love to see some selections added too.
I've often thought that after artists' albums are re-packaged so many times,
what would be left to offer. I've always hoped that some day, maybe they
could repackage a release in muli-track to listen to on your computer.
Listen/mix it however you want. It would keep me entertained for hours!
Imagine having multi-track recordings of albums like Mars Hotel,
Are You Experienced, Dark Side of the Moon, Srgt Pepper etc.
The possibilities are endless!
Hopefully "Jam With The Grateful Dead" gives someone important
that idea, and maybe someday in the future we can see this happen!

Thanks again!

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What song has this repeated lyric ? ..."RIVER FLOWS FREE" ... Heard it on "spotify" in a store DURING spring/summer 2022. Garcia was on vocal and incredibly beautiful guitar solo. Store clerk said it was listed as being "Brown Eyed Woman", but that does not seem to match. I sure would like to find this incredibly magical song, it sounded like a studio recording, not a live recording, but who knows, perhaps it could have been a very sterile soundboard.

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HI! brand new to the forum and happy to be a part of it. Finally a place where I can talk to other DeadHeads and no longer be a "closet" deadhead!

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Is it possible you misheard what was sung? Brown Eyed Woman has this recurring lyric:

The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean

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Hello, I am New Here..
Web: shiaquranteachers.com

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So for the better part of the last decade I've been searching the reaches of my mind for my password to my profile here wand had been completely stumped then it came to me as I was walking through the woods behind my house in the waking moments of this frozen winter day. I quickly made my way home typed it in and lo and behold I've returned !! I don't know probably just me being amazed at myself and untapped capability of the human mind to retain and access random bits of memory . Anyway family it's good to be home .

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Hey hey! Glad to be part of this community now <3 greetings from Germany!

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Hello,

Is there still a valid USA phone number for customer service regarding dead.net orders? I do NOT want to send an email to someone in the UK regarding an issue.

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I got into the dead in 94. I started traveling in 95, and made it to one show at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh that year. After that we all went on Further, and checked out rainbow gatherings, a lot of other bands shows, and country fairs. I'm looking for old friends from everywhere, but for sure spent some time in Boulder, CO, Santa Cruz and San Francisco, CA,Timonium, MD, the Ozarks of Missouri, Oregon various places, and on and on. My name was usually Tarah but sometimes Cordy. I usually traveled with a girl named Fraggle most of the time. Chris Swain, Voichez Auguswinski, Paul Rush, especially Paul Rush, I'm not remembering any other names right now, but if you think you know me ...and Jarod...email or PM me. Love you all!!!
BTW, I posted this here because I couldn't figure out how to post it in " I'm looking for" Any advice on how to do that would be greatly appreciated!!
Anyone who knew Greasy Shawn, hit me up, he was the love of my life!

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Thank you for the warm welcome to the updated Dead.net! It's great to hear that familiar aspects of the site are still intact, albeit with some minor changes in location. For newcomers, the invitation to explore and make oneself at home is much appreciated.
The mentioned possibilities, such as tape trading (both digital and otherwise), In Search Of for tickets, merchandise, and music, the Ride Board as a useful touring resource, and All About My Band for discussing one's own musical projects, offer exciting avenues for engagement.
If any navigational assistance is required, reaching out through a post or a private message to "marye" is encouraged, as the team is ready to provide support.

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Hi everyone!

I placed a few orders for Box sets on the dead.net site, one of them is now one month overdue (No shipping info for an item marked available)
Tried emailing dead@wmgcustomerservice.com three times in the last 2+ weeks, without any answer.
Does anyone have an idea what to do?

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Message the person pictured above named MARYE.
She is a site administrator and can help.
Send her all pertinent data re: your order.
She has helped many. Good luck!
Can also post under the Got Issues With Your Store Order found under Community, then User Concerns.

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Does anyone recall the evening in the early to mid 70’s that the Hells Angels took over Bojangles bar Bay Ridge NY and Jerry Garcia, Bob Wier and Phil Lesh strummed their guitars and singing in the backroom sitting on chairs with angels standing around. It was a birthday party for Jerry. All the alcohol was on the bar with tubs of beer set about. I was not an invite but walked in thru the bar grabbing a beer as I moved to the back room to listen, after a half hour of me enjoying this moment, an Angel tapped me on the shoulder politely asked if I would finish my beer and leave, it took me about 15-20 min. to finish and reluctantly leave. Bojangles also had outstanding burgers on english muffins.

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I have a one off, 2 colour vinyl pressing of this album and am looking into its value. It was pressed in the late 70’s in Malton Ontario Canada at Capitol records. The audio quality is not the greatest, but I cannot find anywhere that it was pressed in 2 colours.
Anyone with interest please reply and I'll send a photo.

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Hi yall,
I was dropping by, and I just wanted to say that the site looks great ! :-)

Cheers,
Patrick

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Hi just dropping a hello from Guatemala here... yes, in Latin America we love the Grateful Dead. Cheers.

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Hi just saying a hello from Paris, Enjoy your day

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Hi just saying a hello from France (Orleans), Happy to be part of your community