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    Philly '89 Now Available

    Here’s a cool way to kick off the new year and decade: with Crimson, White and Indigo, a DVD/3-CD set that captures every second of the Grateful Dead’s superb July 7, 1989 concert at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium. If you loved the popular 2005 DVD/CD release Truckin’ Up to Buffalo, from July 4, 1989, well, this is the very next show: why, it’s practically like being on tour without having to pitch in gas money, eat bad road food, swelter in the heat or score a miracle ticket. Nope, all the work has been done for you—from the crisp multiple-camera shoot (with no video effects, you’ll be happy to hear) produced from the tastefully executed live screen video feed directed by long-time Grateful Dead collaborator and concert video guru Len Dell'Amico, to the crystal clear and powerful audio, mixed from the original 24-track analog tapes in both Dolby Digital stereo and 5.1 surround (for the DVD), and mastered in HDCD (for the CD). But the proof is (always!) in the playing, and this show from the sizzling summer of ’89 tour is sure to please both hard core and casual fans with its energy, diverse song list and passionate playing.

    Two years removed from the craziness that surrounded the “comeback” tour of 1987 and the Dead’s unprecedented flirtation with mainstream success—thanks to “Touch of Grey” and the In the Dark album—the group was still riding the crest of that wave and attracting thousands of new fans with each passing tour. The summer of ’89 began in style for the Dead on the solstice itself with a nationally televised/broadcast concert from Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. A week and a half later, the GD circus hit the road for seven East Coast stadium shows, followed by a handful in Midwest amphitheaters. The group was in excellent form throughout, offering a great selection of old and recent favorites, and polishing some of the new songs which would make up their album-in-progress at the time, Built to Last. Visually, the Dead’s stage set that summer was perhaps the most spectacular they ever mounted—designed by noted Czech artist Jan Sawka, it consisted of dozens of enormous painted canvas panels covered with various patterns, colors and shapes—some abstract, some concrete; quite an amazing sight in an enormous stadium.

    In what would turn out to be the final rock concert in Philly’s JFK Stadium (the first was The Beatles in August 1966; the aging stadium itself dated back to 1926), the Grateful Dead come out on a brutally hot afternoon (after a fine opening set by Bruce Hornsby & the Range) with rock ’n’ roll on their minds. “Hell in a Bucket” is an appropriate opening choice for a day that is nearly hot as Hades, and then Jerry takes the party to the next level with a truly inspired “Iko Iko.” He’s all smiles, and that’s always a good sign! From there, the first set dips into some blues (“Little Red Rooster”), Hunter-Garcia classics like “Ramble on Rose” and “Loser,” a potent version of Dylan’s “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again,” a wonderfully exploratory version of “Let It Grow,” and finally, Brent Mydland’s still-newish anthem “Blow Away,” which is one of his finest performances of that rockin’ tune.

    You gotta love a second set that opens with a warm and inviting “Box of Rain”—peppy and nicely sung—and then right on its heels a “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire on the Mountain” that is as “up” and celebratory as you could hope for: The “Scarlet” breezes along with joyous purpose, and the “Fire” hits all sorts of mighty peaks; at nearly 25 minutes, it’s a spectacular pairing. “Estimated Prophet” is marked by a smoldering intensity and then the jam that follows settles into the majestic Hunter-Garcia ballad “Standing on the Moon,” surely one of their greatest late-era compositions, and played only seven times before this standout version. The DVD depiction of the “Rhythm Devils” percussion duel gives us a fascinating glimpse of the tools and techniques Mickey and Bill used to create their magical alchemy, and then, following “Space,” the band launches into a hair-raising, careening “Other One” (dig how the camera shows us Phil’s rumbling bass intro up close!), Jerry takes us down to the docks of the city for an emotional “Wharf Rat,” and Bob gets back into party-mode for the concluding “Lovelight.” The encore of Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” offers a beautiful grace note for a show that has taken us through so many different spaces and moods.

    The beautifully designed package for Crimson, White and Indigo (the name comes from a line in “Standing on the Moon,” of course) includes loads of great photos by Bob Minkin and an essay from veteran Grateful Dead observer Steve Silberman. All in all it’s a wonderful show from a great year!

    --Blair Jackson

    TRACKLIST

    CD 1
    1. Hell In A Bucket
    2. Iko Iko
    3. Little Red Rooster
    4. Ramble On Rose
    5. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
    6. Loser
    7. Let It Grow
    8. Blow Away

    CD 2
    1. Box Of Rain
    2. Scarlet Begonias
    3. Fire On The Mountain
    4. Estimated Prophet
    5. Standing On The Moon
    6. Rhythm Devils

    CD 3
    1. Space
    2. The Other One
    3. Wharf Rat
    4. Turn On Your Lovelight
    5. Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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    Offthebusalongtime
    13 years 1 month ago
    7/7/89
    I had the privilege of being at this show and the July 4th show in Buffalo. Those shows were rocking. Phila was so hot during the day and I just cooked. The energy of the Box into Scarlet is sick. My favorite scarlet and sotm of all time.
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    lovecraft
    13 years 5 months ago
    Not as bad as I thought
    I've been listening to the tracks available at the "listening party" (ROR, LIG, & FOTM). Not nearly as bad as I expected it to be, based on all the reviews. True, the drums could have a lot more presence, but they're not entirely inaudible (as some people seemed to be suggesting). Some creative EQing and it sounded fine. 1989 was "my year;" I saw virtually every show they played that year, and loved every minute of it. So many peak moments that year. It's nice to have official releases of some of them, like the three summer shows that are available (when is DFH going to come out on DVD??!?!), the "Bobby's Birthday" show, and now this and the Warlocks box set. If this were a CD-only release, I might not bother, as the SQ really isn't that great. But to have the DVD makes it worth it. As for sound quality, though, the Warlocks set seems pretty fantastic. Only heard the Listening Party cuts so far, but the mix is superb. That's a must-have. Many thanks to the powers that be for making these shows available.
  • marye
    13 years 5 months ago
    heh
    gone now...
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Here’s a cool way to kick off the new year and decade: with Crimson, White and Indigo, a DVD/3-CD set that captures every second of the Grateful Dead’s superb July 7, 1989 concert at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium. If you loved the popular 2005 DVD/CD release Truckin’ Up to Buffalo, from July 4, 1989, well, this is the very next show: why, it’s practically like being on tour without having to pitch in gas money, eat bad road food, swelter in the heat or score a miracle ticket. Nope, all the work has been done for you—from the crisp multiple-camera shoot (with no video effects, you’ll be happy to hear) produced from the tastefully executed live screen video feed directed by long-time Grateful Dead collaborator and concert video guru Len Dell'Amico, to the crystal clear and powerful audio, mixed from the original 24-track analog tapes in both Dolby Digital stereo and 5.1 surround (for the DVD), and mastered in HDCD (for the CD). But the proof is (always!) in the playing, and this show from the sizzling summer of ’89 tour is sure to please both hard core and casual fans with its energy, diverse song list and passionate playing.

Two years removed from the craziness that surrounded the “comeback” tour of 1987 and the Dead’s unprecedented flirtation with mainstream success—thanks to “Touch of Grey” and the In the Dark album—the group was still riding the crest of that wave and attracting thousands of new fans with each passing tour. The summer of ’89 began in style for the Dead on the solstice itself with a nationally televised/broadcast concert from Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. A week and a half later, the GD circus hit the road for seven East Coast stadium shows, followed by a handful in Midwest amphitheaters. The group was in excellent form throughout, offering a great selection of old and recent favorites, and polishing some of the new songs which would make up their album-in-progress at the time, Built to Last. Visually, the Dead’s stage set that summer was perhaps the most spectacular they ever mounted—designed by noted Czech artist Jan Sawka, it consisted of dozens of enormous painted canvas panels covered with various patterns, colors and shapes—some abstract, some concrete; quite an amazing sight in an enormous stadium.

In what would turn out to be the final rock concert in Philly’s JFK Stadium (the first was The Beatles in August 1966; the aging stadium itself dated back to 1926), the Grateful Dead come out on a brutally hot afternoon (after a fine opening set by Bruce Hornsby & the Range) with rock ’n’ roll on their minds. “Hell in a Bucket” is an appropriate opening choice for a day that is nearly hot as Hades, and then Jerry takes the party to the next level with a truly inspired “Iko Iko.” He’s all smiles, and that’s always a good sign! From there, the first set dips into some blues (“Little Red Rooster”), Hunter-Garcia classics like “Ramble on Rose” and “Loser,” a potent version of Dylan’s “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again,” a wonderfully exploratory version of “Let It Grow,” and finally, Brent Mydland’s still-newish anthem “Blow Away,” which is one of his finest performances of that rockin’ tune.

You gotta love a second set that opens with a warm and inviting “Box of Rain”—peppy and nicely sung—and then right on its heels a “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire on the Mountain” that is as “up” and celebratory as you could hope for: The “Scarlet” breezes along with joyous purpose, and the “Fire” hits all sorts of mighty peaks; at nearly 25 minutes, it’s a spectacular pairing. “Estimated Prophet” is marked by a smoldering intensity and then the jam that follows settles into the majestic Hunter-Garcia ballad “Standing on the Moon,” surely one of their greatest late-era compositions, and played only seven times before this standout version. The DVD depiction of the “Rhythm Devils” percussion duel gives us a fascinating glimpse of the tools and techniques Mickey and Bill used to create their magical alchemy, and then, following “Space,” the band launches into a hair-raising, careening “Other One” (dig how the camera shows us Phil’s rumbling bass intro up close!), Jerry takes us down to the docks of the city for an emotional “Wharf Rat,” and Bob gets back into party-mode for the concluding “Lovelight.” The encore of Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” offers a beautiful grace note for a show that has taken us through so many different spaces and moods.

The beautifully designed package for Crimson, White and Indigo (the name comes from a line in “Standing on the Moon,” of course) includes loads of great photos by Bob Minkin and an essay from veteran Grateful Dead observer Steve Silberman. All in all it’s a wonderful show from a great year!

--Blair Jackson

TRACKLIST

CD 1
1. Hell In A Bucket
2. Iko Iko
3. Little Red Rooster
4. Ramble On Rose
5. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
6. Loser
7. Let It Grow
8. Blow Away

CD 2
1. Box Of Rain
2. Scarlet Begonias
3. Fire On The Mountain
4. Estimated Prophet
5. Standing On The Moon
6. Rhythm Devils

CD 3
1. Space
2. The Other One
3. Wharf Rat
4. Turn On Your Lovelight
5. Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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Here’s a cool way to kick off the new year and decade: with Crimson, White & Indigo, a DVD/3-CD set that captures every second of the Grateful Dead’s superb July 7, 1989 concert at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium. If you loved the popular 2005 DVD/CD release Truckin’ Up to Buffalo, from July 4, 1989, well, this is the very next show: why, it’s practically like being on tour without having to pitch in gas money, eat bad road food, swelter in the heat or score a miracle ticket. Nope, all the work has been done for you—from the crisp multiple-camera shoot (with no video effects, you’ll be happy to hear) produced from the tastefully executed live screen video feed directed by long-time Grateful Dead collaborator and concert video guru Len Dell'Amico, to the crystal clear and powerful audio, mixed from the original 24-track analog tapes in both Dolby Digital stereo and 5.1 surround (for the DVD), and mastered in HDCD (for the CD). But the proof is (always!) in the playing, and this show from the sizzling summer of ’89 tour is sure to please both hard core and casual fans with its energy, diverse song list and passionate playing.

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I am so glad that I pre-ordered this cd/dvd set from Amazon a couple of weeks ago when it was only $31.99, including free shipping and no tax. Even when you use Amazon's free shipping method, they at least let you know when it has shipped and give you a tracking number (Not just a wait & wonder game like you get here). Just a friendly F.Y.I.: today (March 31st) the set is still going for only $33.18 from Amazon. Don't worry, the boys will still get your business, you'll just be dealing with a more reputable company. For me, it's no bonus disc, no deal. I'm really looking forward to hearing this before the month of April has come and gone. (Which I know I will from Amazon, without even paying one red cent for shipping)
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I have to agree, with no bonus disc or material, a lower price and free shipping, it's a no brainer. Just placed my order with Amazon. Hopefully TPTB will get it through their heads that their current operation only alienates customers, no matter how loyal they are to the band. "All Who Wander Are Not Lost....."
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Howdy Folks! Wow! Just last week I was in an hour conversation with someone from Philadelphia that I just met sharing about my experience at this show and how it was one of the highlights of seeing the Good Ol' GD! So to receive this notice tonight is very much a trip! I very much remember that this was the last event of any kind that would be held there and that many of us were joking about dancing the place into the ground! I also very much remember the amazing Let It Grow very high energy Sacrlet > Fire, and the very psychedelic and powerful way they came out of Space into The Other One! Looking forward to re-membering this one! (^_^) Love ~ Light ~ Laughter Brother "A"
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Just a few days before my first show, RFK. The 80s have been overlooked for releases, don't get me wrong, they have spectacular lately. But do agree, bonus disc or Amazon. Thanks for the tip leno.
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It's ironic with the Internet posts recently surrounding the archives exhibit at NYHS talking about how the Dead became successful at business without intending to by being loyal to their fans. Now that they have farmed out their business to Rhino or MusicToday or whoever it is running this show, they could use a lesson from the GD school of business.
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No bonus disc? And after the debacle I experienced with getting the correct, non scratched discs from Winterland 73? No thanks.
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Wow, you guys are right, my last order was just a bad experience, calling INDIA many times was just NO PHUN, and to boot instead of making Loyal Dead.net members priority Dead Head customers, (free Shipping, Bonus disc, shipping to us first ) big Amazon with large quantity buying power like will get them out faster than Dead.net. Oh well a lesson to be learned.and $10 more dollars wasted. Fix it Boyz you have control over you large internet web orders. what we get is a higher price with Off Shore customer service, sounds wrong to me. dew
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would I place an order with these bums who are charging more money than amazon (and most other retailers) and give horrible customer service to boot? It will be an absolute pleasure to not deal with dead.net or Rhino or whoever it is on this occasion.
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When I first saw the "coming soon" teaser on the Dead.net home page about a month ago, I thought that it would be worth my while to wait for the official release here instead of going to Amazon for a lower pre-release price, because the last time this sort of a package was released, (and the product that the teaser specifically compared this one to) was Rocking the Cradle, which DID have a bonus disc for orders from the site. Granted, they have an offer for a limited edition matching tee-shirt here, but that is a HUGE let-down compared to an extra disc, and since Amazon is also offering pre-sale pricing on April 20th new live releases from Hot Tuna (with a couple of GD tunes covered on the disc) and Johnny Winter, I think I'm going to pass on the tee-shirt and get a combo shipment of tunes from not just one, but three fine groups.
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This is a very good choice for a release and I look forward to purchasing it. I have to say that after receiving defective discs on my last two purchases from dead.net I'm thrilled to be able to buy this from Amazon or maybe Best Buy. My bad experiences had me on the fence about the last road trips and once I read the bonus disc was gone I just said forget it. I hope the comments on these boards will convince Rhino to upgrade their customer service.A couple of questions about this release: What is the incentive for preordering? It seems to me that a free t-shirt would work. I hate the bonus disc because then those that buy later feel like they're missing out just because they didn't have the cash at an earlier time. Also, will this show be available on CD or DVD only at a lower price? I bought the CD only of the Buffalo show; it doesn't seem right to force us to pay for both the DVD and the CD. (For the record, I'll probably buy the CD and DVD this time around) Anyway, happy to see another complete show. Thank you for that.
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...at max it'll be 40 minutes, my guess. With discs able to handle 70-80 min., wonder if there'll be any 'hidden' tracks. Probably not (see disc 1 of 'To Terrapin'). Foo.
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I'll be picking this up from my local retailer or amazon. Not worth the trouble here. Excited nonetheless.
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Heh... I'm remembering and reliving the heat of that day watching the 'Ramble on Rose" clip.... I agree with most about the disappointment of having no bonus disc with this pre-order. A "chance" to buy a $5 T-shirt for ten bucks is a bit of a slap in the face. I suspect hearing the 5.1 audio played through a quality system will be quite a rush, (re-channeled as that audio will be...) and if I could just buy the DVD I'm sure I would. As it is, I'll wait. I'm not complaining, but having to buy both the CD's *and* the DVD together smacks of extortion, even from the most basic of business concepts.
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Sounds fantastic! Great choice to release. More eighties please, you can't go wrong with it. I support having no bonus disks. They aren't fair for those who miss out. Separate dvd and cd releases are a better way though. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Are you kind?"
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i am going to call a nearby privately owned CD store and see if they are going to have copies. It has been a while since I purchased any CD from a actual store and even though I might spend a few more dollars, it would be nice to support a "mom and pop" store. There are so few of these left. If they do not carry it, then I will most likely purchase from Amazon.
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Look, I have purchased every single musical release from the Dead since the very first Dicks Picks. Yes, their shipping was high, but has become more reasonable. Yes, customer service can be tough at times, but the reality is that the days of a bunch of college kids in Palo Alto running things is long gone. I have received a scratched or bad disc once or twice in about 15 years and I eceived a replacement no problem. I wish there was a bonus disc here, but Rhino has a few levels of releases. The Road Trips, which are great (but should go back to focusing on a tour, season, etc. rather than just a show) and always ahve a bonus disc if you preorder, the box sets, pricy but great--also with bonus material, and the main stream releases taht you find in every cd store--that exists---such as Rockin' the Cradle, and this one. Am I happy? No, but I will buy it because of the great music and quite frankly to fund Rhino's remastering OF THE ENTIRE VAULT! I hope to have gems come out for a few more decades, and if buying this cd set makes that a microscopic amount more likely, I'm in.
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I agree 100% with those that aren't buying here. I've also done my pre-order with Amazon. And as others have stated, the price is better & if things are screwed-up again like my order for Vol. 3 # 1 of Road Trips was I won't have to fight with "Customer Service" in India for MONTHS to try to have things made right! I really hope someone somewhere sees all this feedback & wakes the fuck up! Peter McQuaid I hope you are reading these. Thanks again for your help but you can see the problem that has been created by Rhino's lack of doing business in a decent manner.KenH
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This release is different from Road Trips because it will be issued legitimately to all retail outlets and therefore it may be that Rhino doesn't want to use this site to undercut the outlets who purchase disks for retail sale. Be that as it may, however, that has nothing to do with Deadheads seeking a purchase venue which will discount and free ship. I don't know if this what is going on but I suspect that is what it is. I remember a friend who was in the electronics business telling me that one brand of stereo amps he carried would factory direct ship at discount into his "territory" . He dropped the brand and was also involved in litigation. Anyway- I can't wait to see/hear this set!
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I already ordered this a few weeks ago from Amazon. I gambled that there wouldn't be a bonus disc...there isn't. It also gave me an excuse to order some Ray Davies stuff. Anyway, the Ramble On Rose sample video looks and sounds good. The one big problem is Bob Weir - he looks absolutely ridiculous. Some sort of Punky Brewster trip. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it through the entire DVD.
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I was at this show and it was excellent!!! The stadium on the other hand was falling apart!!
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Bonus Disc with some of their releases, because no-one will order directly from GD if there is not a Bonus Disc due to being able to procure these releases cheaper at other retail sites.The Bonus Disc is the ONLY way for GD to get consumers to purchase items directly from them, if the Bonus Disc was available for purchase at other sites no-one would ever order music from GD!
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No reason not to order this thru Amazon. Same exact product at $33 and free shipping. Also picked up a nice live hot tuna show that is coming out as well. Dead.net needs to be competitive for their own products... don't you think?
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I'm glad there is no bonus disc. Yes the bonus discs are nice to get when you can get them but the added pressure and uncertainty of the order procedures with the bonus disc make it usually more of a hassle. Just make 'Road Trips' 3 disc sets, c'mon. I like that this is the complete set, except that I wouldn't buy the DVD if they came seperate, and this should be a seperate release for cd-dvd. But I know I can buy this now , next week, next month, next year and the set won't change. Ramble on...
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I clearly remember this show. Hot as hell. Clutching a gallon of water on the way in, sweating up a storm and still barely making it. Nitrous Tanks everywhere. Got to witness a friend start a ballon standing, then hit the ground under a car, the car, and then the ground again. ouch. Lots of energy from the stage (literally warps and twists in my vision, maybe it was the liquid?)
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for christ's sake give it a rest. Anyone got anything constructive to say about the concert?
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I like that they've released a set of consecutive concerts on DVD. I wish I could've gone to concerts from this era. Very cool to see. I'm happy. Yay!

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For the record, I've ordered four volumes of 'Road Trips', 'Rockin' the Cradle', 'To Terrapin', 'Winterland '73', and 'Three from the Vault' through the Dead.net store and have never had a problem. I think its cool that the shirt is only 10 bucks, which I also ordered. I'm against the bonus disc for the 'Road Trips' (I'd probably order more 'Road Trips' if the bonus discs weren't gone so fast), so I don't care that there is not one offered with 'Crimson, Red, and Indigo'. Support the Forums and the Tapers Section and order through Dead.net, if you can. ~ 'In fact your salvation is within yourself, in your own essence of mind, it is not to be gotten grasping at external people like me.' ~ Jack Kerouac
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Not good to hear of others problems with the Store - I ordered a car sunshade and 2 lapel pins at the middle of last October - sunshade for me and pins for Christams gifts. Christmas has come and gone, spring is here and no sunshade or lapel pins. They did, after three emails in January, tell me they did not have an anticipated shipping date and I could cancel the order if I wanted. I just want the stuff... Lords knows there are HUGE margins in this stuff not to mention the extra they tag on for shipping and handling so somebody needs to get their inventory control fixed.
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...and I've got enough money to not worry about $10.Otherwise I too would go to Amazon instead of ordering here. I prefer a world of niche retailers rather than one of mega-giants. I prefer my Dead-buying money going to people with direct connections to The Dead rather than a corporation. But I also prefer Amazon's level of service. Most people will end up choosing lower pricing and reliable service over loyalty to GDM. GDM, I join other commenters in saying that you need to incentivize ordering from you. I hope you can do something with future releases that is both economically viable for you and pleasing to us, your core consumer audience. If you can't do something for us, EXPLAIN WHY NOT WHEN YOU ANNOUNCE THE SALE OFFERING! A good explanation will get you sympathy in place of enmity. Think about it.
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get it for $33.18 with free shipping at amazon
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Well, it's nice to see GDM/Rhino, etc. decide to release this show and in it's entireity! I'm pretty sure I will order the special offer with the T-shirt. Normally, I don't fall into to pre-orders or such offers, but this is a nice way to show support for such releases. GOOD JOB guys! Now, how bout some rare vinyl offers of classic shows? http://www.myspace.com/donnieloeffler "the warm wet world of analog audio"
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Wow, no bonus CD = no sale from the GD Web site by me. Sorry. I'll get it at retail for much less. Can you blame me? Where's the initiative for me to buy it here?RS
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I ordered the t-shirt. I Have had more trouble with Amazon than I have with GD merch. That's not to say that Amazon is all bad because I had one bad experience with them ...but it's one more than I've had with GD merch. But now I guess I better go over to Amazon.com and whine about how horrible they are! ;^}
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It's even cheaper than Amazon at Barnes & Noble. $27-something plus free shipping.
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But, they include sales tax. My order came out to $29.53.
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Great release concept, complete show plus a vid. The set list looks fantastic. Although not noted above (presumably the track listing was not prepared by a deadhead), it is Bucket > Iko, Loser > Let it Grow, Scarlet > Fire (surprise, surprise) and Estimated all the way through to Lovelight. Note that you can't get the goods sent to a PO box. This is weird, because CDs shipped to my street address will actually be delivered to my PO box. But even if everything is not just exactly perfect, it is a minor glitch compared to what I have experienced in the past. I have ordered through dead.net, even though I am uncertain where the extra margin from direct sales is allocated. Presumably some of it filters through to people who deserve it. Happy Trails
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Look at bobby on the video. tank top, poney tail. looking like he was working out a bunch at that time. Now he just looks like dr seuss with his moustache and beard
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...for a summer show, on a very hot day according to eyewitness reports, the cover is made to look like an old-fashioned Christmas card?
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I believe that would be a Dead-ed out Liberty Bell, which hangs in old Philly.Though I do agree, you almost expect "Silver Bells" to be written out in Olde English with perhaps a smiling and waving long-robed St. Nick on the back cover.
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I'd prefer the art from the disc for the tee rather than what is being offered. Though it is cool to see The Grateful Dead and John F. Kennedy written large as if it were a co-billing.(~): )
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JFK Stadium wasn't "falling apart" on that blistering afternoon so muchas it was slowly melting into a puddle. A vibrating purple puddle, if memory serves...
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. . . However i too went to amazon just now and after checkout and free shiping - $30.19. otherwise if there was a bonus...
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This latest release looks great and like other Dead fans can wait for April 20th for its release. However I, who own all the GD releases available have found that the cost of Philly 89 in comparison to other retailers is not competitive and have chosen also to seek a cheaper alternative. Most retailers are offering it for approximately $30 with free shipping. When I purchased Road Trips Volume 3 Number 1 I chose regular shipping and it took 1 month. With the latest Road Trips release I paid for the premium shipping of approximately $7.00 which took approximately a week after the release date which was not consistant with the 3 days that was promised. A telephone call to customer didn't reolve the matter. I can't complain entirely because once I got a bad disc and a replacement was promptly sent out. The people at Dead.Net should realize that their fans want to be loyal and support the site but feel that they are being betrayed. How about meeting us half way and decrease your inflated shipping costs and uncompetetive prices so you can gain back the respect of your loyal fan base.
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Amazon is a big bully. They have access to audience and they get (nay, DEMAND) huge discounts. It's a pay-to-play scheme that most sellers participate in to their own chagrin. Your margins are thin after you get arm-twisted into deep discounts, but you please people who are ticked if you aren't visible on AMZ. That's why AMZ can sell for less. They have nothing in it (low/no overhead, engineering, package design, printing, materiel). If they get 45-55 percent discount, they still make profit by selling for 25-30 percent off. They don't even mind loss leaders because.... The more they do this, the more businesses they run out of business, the bigger they get. Monolithic Walmart of the web whose business plan is to make purchasing easy/seamless, drive out as much competition as possible, and make as much $ as possible. Capitalism at its best/worst. Antithetical to the Dead spirit.
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My local Mom and Pop Music store which is not a national chain sells a wide selection of Grateful Dead releases. Although I chose to buy the three last commercial releases (Egypt 78, Truckin' to Buffalo and To Terrapin 77) at Dead.Net, the prices for these releases were significantly cheaper at this store, were available on the release date and the buyer was not subject to the uncompetitive shipping rate. The Dead's loyal fans want to buy from Dead.Net but are buying forced by higher price$ and shipping issues to revert to lower cost alternatives. As I said, show some initative to make some improvements and it will be a win-win situation for the fans and the Dead On Line Store.
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As far as I know... from my asking of a few folks involved it makes no difference where you buy the product so lets move on to other topics of interest and everyone buy it where you feel you get the best combo of price and customer service. I personally am so psyched to get another DVD with 5.1 surround sound. Can't wait... Also love the idea of getting CD at the same time. Have been listening to some 24 bit stuff from april 71 and the last raod trips so I am getting spoiled on sound quality and can't wait to add this one to the collection. Awesome stuff.... onwards and upwards
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I said it b4 and I'll say it again I havent even gotten this dvd yet and I want to know what's next!! Our appetites for this type of stuff is so huge, most people will watch it and know it inside out in a week. 2 years since the Egypt dvd and we finally get this. What ever happened to 1 Video release a year? Let's face it the Egypt release was cool but most of it was lousy performances. That being said I bought it willingly knowing what I was getting and as a student of this music was extremely pleased to get it. So please open the flood gates and release more stuff wether it is black and white or mono or 1 camera. We know what we are getting and will buy it for the history of it alone.PLEASEE!!!!!Rogue
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"Takes all you got just to stay on the beat . . ." Specifically: "Please don't dominate the rap, Jack If you got nothing new to say . . ."
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FYI: Amazon.com has it listed now for $30.19! (which includes free shipping)