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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 4 months 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 8 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 8 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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Thank you keepers of the Grateful Dead Vault for more new stuff. DVD's are my absolute favorite product and I hope to see more in the future!!!
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Amazon has the release for $30.19, plus free shipping. I'm all for saving close to ten dollars for this release since there's no bonus/incentive to order from Rhino.
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Also great thing about amazon is I ordered this a few days ago when price was $33 and they automatically dropped it to the $30.19 price. No matter where you like to buy just get this... Not every day you can watch jerry and the boys in high quality video with 5.1 surround sound... Just open the windows & doors... partake of your favorite show time refreshment and imagin you are there again.... Is it apr 20th yet???
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When will Rhino release all of the DVDs on Blue Ray?

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Ok, so Amazon's cheaper on this release. How can anyone deny the great pricing we've gotten from GD all these years? Dick's Picks and Road Trips have been insanely cheap from this site forever.... My local indie music store charges $ 31.95 for Road Trips (good for them for offering them, though). By comparison, GD charges $ 19.99 plus shipping (I always go ground, have never not received a release within a week), and that initially includes a third disc. To the person who called this a $ 5 tee-shirt.... I don't know what decade you're living in or if you you have any knowledge of screen printing, but NO two-color print costs five bucks in the 21st century....not even to make, if it's of decent quality. I love that this release has the 5.1 option. The one show I saw on this summer tour (RFK first night), Jerry played the Dire Wolf guitar post-Space. Standing On the Moon came a long way from its early performances (was totally non-plussed by the version I heard at Greensboro on the spring tour '89) to its fully realized second set renderings. A key was Jerry himself giving the song the respect it deserved and adding a guitar solo, ala his other classic ballads. (He never really did this with Black Muddy River ~ it was always just the same riff repeated.) The one I saw spring tour '90 was wonderful. Happy Easter, everybody..... And if you don't celebrate that ~ peace be with you.
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The problem is not just the price, but that whoever does the shipping now for dead.net has become tremendously inefficient and unreliable. Plus, if you call, you are talking to a call service, not the actual warehouse, so trying to get any problems fixed is a nightmare. We wouldn't complain if what we ordered came smoothly and quickly, but as it is we are lucky to get anything at all. My orders now typically take at least a month and come to the wrong address (billing, not shipping). That's just bush-league incompetence.
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Anybody who buys from dead.net and not Amazon is a first rate moron. Amazon offers best in class customer service / shipping and is much less expensive. The Dead still get their cut anyway.
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ryanpm1976 you may have your opinion but I reckon it's not necessary to call those who think different morons, even of the first rate variety! I agree that it is in no way 'disloyal' not to buy from the store here. The GD will still get their royalty. As with all the releases, the posts will get more focused on the show when the discs finally start arriving. I really enjoyed the video preview of Ramble On Rose and am eagerly awaiting the rest.
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Philly 89 what a great venue The Grateful Dead always loved Philly, and were always real charged to play there. I was lucky to see back to back Rat Dog shows there at Tower Theater last early fall, for Bobby's Birthday *** Whata set of shows that was. And the Dead Heads in Philly are so cool too,, Philly always has been a special place to the Grateful Dead. I cant wait to see the Philly 89' show I should have been at back then.. And its always super to see any new footage, There is a bunch out there and we hope to see more soon,, and please please some old stuff with pig or even early Keith and Donna days footage would be grandious** thanks for the offering as always DarkStarr1971**
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If first rate moron meant that you are the highest or lowest ranking moron?? hmmm there's a debate right there.. "Here's my half a dollar if you dare .. double twist when you hit the air. Look at Julie down below .. the levee doing the dopaso"
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To the person who called people morons for choosing adifferent from them ATTN this is not the Frank Zappa site (RIP) where juveniles use it as a trash the person you disagree with so how about I disagree with your choice- be kind. As for disagreeing to those who have had a bad experience with customer service I truely feel for you but there are better stories. A couple of months ago I checked the website as I do 4-5 times a week in hopes of something new with the get it fast bonus. Well they had put the Winterland box set back up front and without thinking I bought it. Bummer right? No I called the number and a really nice woman I think her name was Andrea answered. I explained my dilema. No problem jest send it back and we will credit you. 2 weeks later done Thanx Andrea.
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Hi folks, This is old news but Crimson, White & Indigo is now available, as of 4/7, at amazon for $30.19 w/ free shipping. I've been a loyal fan since '65 and have taken it for granted even then that the dead were only in it for the gold, so it won't make me feel bad to always look elsewere for the products they offer. It works both ways. Little Tatro
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It's great to get some new video of the Dead (especially since this doesn't have the cheesy 80's/90's visual effects) and the sound quality is always excellent on the DVD releases. I would like to reiterate the sentiment that a early 70's show would be great, but I doubt the sound/video quality would be able to hold up to the bar set so high on the releases thus far. If Deadheads want to listen to the Amazon spammers attempting to steal business then we can't complain if they stop producing these DVD's because they're not profitable. Someone in the Dead organization has to get paid for their excellent remastering work on these releases. What I'm wondering is why no one has stated the obvious. A guy that works for an Amazon affiliate sat at a computer and logged into Dead.net under different names typing up comments to try to direct business to their website. Amazon is a bully like Walmart and Home Depot. If that's the type of place where you prefer to spend your money then go for it.
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In view of my recent comment I will keep this civil.1) as far as I know spamming has to do with sending out millions of junk e-mails not some one pointing out how to get a Dead release cheaper.2) which leads me to my 2nd point most of us have to save every dime we can, and saving better than 25% ain't bad especially when it helps starve the beast- the government.through no sales tax at Amazon.3) the Grateful Dead organization has nothing to do with it they turned the whole thing over to Rhino to keep the peace and finally # 4 bound to be the most controvercial (outside the delusions that Amazon needs to rig anything since their pricing can't be beat) All those hate Walmarts etc who have this quaint idea that the "mom & pop stores" that should have gone out of bussiness long ago are being screwed and they are the lifeblood of the neighborhood should take a little economics. They pay even less than the chains that replace them and if you think ma and pa kettle are providing health insureance (like COSTCO does) you're simply wrong. Yeah it would be nice to pay everyone $20 an hour with bennies for every 1st rung job, but have you noticed what it costs to buy a book or CD or whatever in Canada and Europe. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
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I would just like to say that I am a long time Deadhead, and have bought everything that I could afford in the past directly from the Dead site (including all the Road Trips and Dick's Picks series). I do not work for Amazon, or any other big business for that matter, and was not trying to support them or push any extra business their way because of my original post. All I was trying to do was to let people who have felt upset and agitated by the recent business practices of this company that there were other options. I would even be willing to buy this box-set directly from this site if it were not for for the total negligence that this company has portrayed in the past couple of years. I have been more than pleased with the rate of new material being released, but sometimes the best way for change is to stand up and show them what you believe in. Unfortunately, the minute that the vault was sold to a corporation, any & all official future Grateful Dead releases became big business just like the ones you mentioned in your earlier post. I'm sorry to hear about your frustrations about people not wanting to do business directly with this site any more, but maybe you just haven't had any of the numerous previously mentioned problems that others have had. I hope you never do. But in the meantime, I think change (hopefully positive) will end up coming from this outpouring of emotion about this new release. Until then, I'll be waiting for 4/20.
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420 release date. Is there any significance to this or strictly coincidence?
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You should read the book Free Lunch, by David Cay Johnston: http://www.amazon.com/Free-Lunch-Wealthiest-Themselves-Government/dp/B0… only $6.49 at Amazon! to learn how YOU are getting screwed by corporations like Walmart (where I shop for some things, not EVERYTHING I do like poor 'ol Mom and Pop) And, at least in my state, you are supposed to declare out of state non taxed purchases on state tax returns. So what does that make you? A pothole lover I guess. hmmm., where do our taxes go?...(ya, besides wars.) By the way, I purchased on bn.com where it's between $29 and $30. Have a grateful day!
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Yikes! There are MOLES here?! Scream.
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Mr Jones Since this isn't a political site I didn't write a long tract. That being said being a Libertarian I take no truck with corporate welfare. I was simply pointing out the facile way uninformed bumper sticker quoting people usually have it wrong. As for mom and pop stores I do try to use them when the difference in cost is not too great, but they need to remember their real claim on us is service. A cd/vinyl store I have used for years and in the old days spend large amounts of money decided I wasn't really worth the trouble now that I'm cutting back (as previously mentioned most of us are).Bye have a good life ( the store that is). As to your crack about potholes you have no idea how close that rings true to me. My city regularly thoughs a little asphalt in the holes on my street (lasts until the next rain) but recently found the money to rip up every corner in the city to put in wheel chair cuts in many cases right next to a driveway. And no my libertarianism isn't anarchy but on the Federal level why should we spend many hundreds of billions of dollars "protecting" countries as rich as us The EC/Japan/S.Korea. Why should we buy off corporate farmers with 10's & 10's of billions. well I think you get the point.I wouldn't mind having a conversation with you off site not to bore people that want to talk about the music. One more thing I find it unfortunate/interesting people's mindset nowadays. If I make a comment about this behaviour or that the immediate response is but they have the right to do that(if the person thinks that way) when I point out the difference between me thinking a behavior or action is foolish etc nowhere in that statement do I say I would outlaw it. Unfortunately with the lack of American Civics being taught in school people mostly think if they don't (or do ) like something a law should be passed. Sorry for boring some but Hey I'm looking forward to the new release also Yippee. How about a complete Greek Theater shows release( just kidding I went to every one and it would be nice ) Peace
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Why can't I get it all? I was at this show and would love to see the dvd but I also want the shirt. Was too dirt poor to get anything when at the show. Is there any way to get the cd's, dvd AND shirt without ending up with an extra set of cd's? I'm only a little way up the hill from dirt poor now!
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You could always resell the set of cds on ebay to recoup your cost. Or, you can lay it on one of your friends. That would be a nice gift in my book.
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Maybe I'm missing something here, but I was under the impression that the Philly '89 release consists of 3CDs and a DVD. Additionally one can purchase those 4 discs with a T-shirt as well - which gives you 3CDs, a DVD and a natty T-shirt. Where does the extra set of CDs come in? It is not a choice between 3CDs and a DVD or 3CDs and a T-shirt, it is a choice between 3CDs and a DVD with or without a T-shirt - or am I hopelessly wrong here. Also, please note - I do not work for Amazon and never have done.
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...double rainbow wanted the dvd and shirt but cared not for the cds. Hence, my recommedation to gift or resell the cds. It's pretty obvious double rainbow doesn't need to make a double purchase to have the shirt. Note: I do not represent amazon or any other entity (other than myself) either. Can't wait until 4/20!
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420 comes once a day, so you won't have to wait long. Or were you referring to April 20?
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I was checking local times for the upcoming sneak peak of Crimson, White and Indigo and it showed the running time as 180 minutes much less than the almost 3 hour show. Is the theatre website wrong on the time length or is this a slimmed down version? Well, anyway, i'll see thursday (15th) night but it would be dissapointing if it were not the whole enchillada!peace and love, madrone out.
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Actually 420 comes around twice a day, but you have to get up pretty early in the morning... Heya, madrone. I'd like to learn more about both the systems of time and mathematics in use on your home planet. Here on Earth, we tend to reckon an hour as being a group of 60 contiguous minutes, so three hours would usually run around 180 minutes or so... Okay, that's it from the snarky comments department for now... Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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At my age, 420 comes but once a day. Once upon a time it used to so be different, but yeah, time in general and 420 in particular takes its toll. In England the Friday night routine used to be to go to the pub until 11 pm, go home to watch the midnight movie on the TV then go to the Indian restaurant for a curry (they used to shut at 4 am) then back home and, bingo, it was 420. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!
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...here in the states we put the month first then a slash and then the day: 4/20 would reefer (um, I mean refer) to April 20th. 4:20 would refer to the time of day. 420 would be the real number. Are we having fun yet?
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but I've got nothing better to do for the next 8 days or so to than indulge in a little light-hearted banter. I find it raises the tone of this site a bit. And yes, why do Americans reverse the logical day-followed-by-month order of dates. day-month-year makes sense to me. Even the year-month-day system used by the Chinese makes sense, but month-day-year? Possibly there is a good reason for this - if so maybe someone would be kind enough to explain it to me. Even I am not too old to learn things. Just keep it slow and simple. Thank you.
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This is just a guess... but I'd say maybe that arrangement came out of saying something was going to happen on "April 20th" rather than the more cumbersome "the 20th of April" or some such. So when folks started abbreviating things they went with "hey, it's gonna happen on 4/20" "What's gonna happen?" "we're gonna smoke barrels of tea!" "Oh, righteous!"What were we talking about? Oh yeah. Anyway, that, or we just like to be contrary! How do those double-decker buses run, anyway, without a driver on the top?
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But, it occurs to me that in addition to being the final event ever @ JFK, this show also represents the Grateful Dead's final outdoor performance in the City Of Brotherly Love. THIS ONE COOKS FOLKS!!!! Long time coming IMO. Seems like every show on this tour was incredible, but this was special. Got my copy ordered & looking forward to loving every minute of it. Won't get into the whole Amazon/Dead.net thing, suffice it to say my order is placed w/ a smile. Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand. Everybody's playing in the heart of gold band, heart of gold ban - duh.
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How do double-decker buses run without a driver on the top deck? The answer is stunningly simple. If you fish out your copy of "Steppin' out with the Grateful Dead" you will immediately see that there is one of these double-decker thangs on the cover. If you look closely you will see that the upper and lower decks are seamlessly joined to each other. This means that when the driver (who is on the lower deck so that he can bail out quickly if the thing falls over) makes a turn to the left or right, the upper deck goes in precisely the same direction as the lower deck. Fiendishly clever, wouldn't you say! That said, it must be stated that these things are now somewhat out of date, I mean they still have stairs to get to the upper deck rather than one of those new-fangled elevator contraptions.
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I saw the movie tonight on the big screen! It was awesome! Felt I like I was right on stage.It was grate to see the show again since I don't remember it at all but I was there LOL! :) Jerry looked GRATE as did all the boys!! JFK 89 sweet!!! Peace & Love Standing on the moon I see the battle rage below Standing on the moon I see the soldiers come and go There's a metal flag beside me Someone planted long ago Old Glory standing stiffly Crimson, white and indigo - indigo :)
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Cool...thanks for the heads up Dave
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Thanks again Dave, for all you give us!See you at Gratefulfest this summer.
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Record Store Day is this Saturday, and I plan on going to Rasputin Records for all the limited releases, and I'll probably just order this set from them. I have a policy of only buying media from actual record stores and indie bookstores. Unless the online offer has an exclusive bonus disc. And this release doesn't ... the tee shirt is tempting, but ultimately, with s/h, a shirt alone isn't worth the hassle.
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A shirt, at least make it tie dye. "Here's my half a dollar if you dare .. double twist when you hit the air. Look at Julie down below .. the levee doing the dopaso"
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Either dead.net or Amazon, or other retailers, the release is still being purchased. This should encourage more frequent releases, I hope. Just ordered mine. If Dead.net wants to compete with other retailers, they should offer FREE SHIPPING on PRE-ORDERS only. I'm sure they can negotiate a way to make this work for them. looking forward to the DVD. Thanks!
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I just received a notification from Amazon stating that my order has been shipped, which means, with my free two-day shipping, I'll have it on Monday - one day before the official release date, and several days before Rhino's "anytime" USPS shipping. Also, Amazon has dropped the price of the item to $29.99. I'm just glad to see another release from 1989, as I think there should be more releases from the '80s and '90s to fill an increasing hole in the Dead's officially released catalog. It's sad when you can purchase pretty much all of the Dead's releases from performances in the '80s for around $150!
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HEY NOW ! I went to see Crimson White and Indigo last night !I was lucky enough to actually buy a ticket from a kind person at the theater ! Thank You ! It was sold out ! because they used the largest screen at ' The Little' with a digital version of the film, for the screening, which is a smaller room, at the theater ( 175 seats ) The movie is wonderful, fantastic close -ups and completely focused on the show, the band, and the music ! very few audience shots, which made it truly feel like you were at the show. Its an intense experience- at the start of the film, when you first see Jerry. People were singing and dancing in the theater ( to the dimsay of some but most everyone loved the show -vibe, even though its 'the movies' ) They raffled off a copy of the DVD before the film, a friend of mine won ! The close ups are wonderful, you can see every bead of sweat and all the chords that they are playing. This show is a classic and it looks wonderful on the big screen. The audience was a 50/50 combination of old school Deadhead- family and those who never saw The Greateful Dead with Jerry. Just like when I'm at -an actual show, the only thing that bugged me, was a couple of folks in the back, that were talking, loud- all through drums and space. The camera work and photography is fantastic, feels like you are onstage with them. The audio is good too, though we did yell " Turn it up" at the start.. ( but ... we always do that up here ) and they turned it up for us ! I highly reccomend going to see this at a theater, if you are able. A few of the cities that are doing screenings have added extra shows, because of the great response/ attendance. There will be another viewing Monday night, at ' The Little ', here in Rochester. The setlist is so meaty ! This was truly a flowing show. One aspect of the fim, that is just a treat- is being able to really experience the spontaneous interaction between Jerry, Phil and Bobby and Brent as they go through the song transitions. Mickey and Billy too. My favorites were the closeups and seeing so much of the intimate shots of Brent and Jerry playing. "Liz Kemp Rock Reports" gives this film a 9+ play on :) see you at Furthur baby
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>a couple of folks in the back, that were talking, loud- all through drums and space Gee, just like a real show!
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Hello Fellow Gratefuls!!Unfortunately I bring you yet another example of piss poor customer service from The Dead Store. About December 15th 2009 I callled The Store to place an order. The initial order was a hassle in itself. Over and over I had to vocally SPELL every single word.( "S" as in Space, "P" as in Planet, "E" as in Earth, "L" as in Land, "L" as in Land). This took about an hour. The person taking my order must have never spoken to an English speaking person before. When I finally got to the "SYF Magnet" ( a wonderful item by the way, already had one), I was told that it wasn't in stock. Fine. No problem. When we went over the entire order to double check it, he listed the magnet. ** I said "wait, you said the magnet was not in stock". He said, "Oh it is in stock".** Okay. Thankyou, goodby. ONE MONTH later: I call, "Hello I'm wondering about my order?" Reply: " The magnet is not in stock, we'll send your order when the magnet is in". Yep, you got it, today is FOUR MONTHS later. Still no delivery. Here is the worst part. The important part of the order is the 2010 DEAD CALANDER. I ordered four. Two as Christmas presents and two for me .( I collect them). Maybe I should order the 2011 calanders today. What the Hell !!!!! I love the The Band. I love The Boys. Love The Songs. Love The Tours. I may never spend money on merchandise Directly from The Dead again. And I have been a faithful buyer year after year. Sorry. 1965ForeverGrateful2010
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Thankyou DancingSingingGirl for review of tonights viewing. I am from Rochester also. Had the Show on my calander but couldn't make it. Dang it!! To Marye about the talking during drums and space- I was thinking the same thing ("real show"). Kind update, my monthly credit card statement today includes the cost for Further Summer Tour tickets finally. Must be for the Highland Park Show. Sure to be Legendary. I'm still waiting for notification for Artpark. Which by the way IS NOT Buffalo, but is North of Niagara Falls. Good luck to all the traveling heads who don't know that. I fear Artpark will be a very tough ticket if mail order is denied. Highland Bowl is much larger, especially with no designated seating.1965ForeverGrateful2010
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send me a PM with your order info and I'll try to get it straightened out.
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jw ... why exactly is this webstore infamous for terrible service? I've never ordered stuff here, but probably will soon, as I want thos two California concert posters, but need to save up first, as everything is so expensive. And I was just thinkin ... why not have a SALE section? There are plenty of products that have seemingly been here forever, and some are way overpriced. SAVE THE HISTORIC PALO ALTO BOWL! http://move.to/savethepaloaltobowl "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" -- Margaret Mead