• July 22, 2008
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    The Dead Rock the Cradle of Civilization

    2-CD/1-DVD Collection Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 Celebrates The 30th Anniversary of the Band’s Historic Concerts at Giza With Previously Unreleased Audio and Video

    Fans Who Pre-Order on Dead.net Will Receive an Exclusive Bonus Disc Containing Additional Egypt Performances. 

    Available September 30 from Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino

    In the fall of 1978, author and counterculture icon Ken Kesey reported to a close friend that he had recently witnessed “the latest Rocking of the Cradle of Civilization.” The course of events that he went on to recall was the Grateful Dead’s assorted family, friends and fellow Pranksters—“Pyramidiots” of various origins—descent upon Egypt’s Nile Valley that culminated in three legendary concerts performed at the foot of the Great Pyramid in Giza. Although perhaps unintentionally, the entire adventure might have been easily seen, as Kesey did, as one very special contribution to the then-critical Middle Eastern peace effort. To commemorate the 30-year anniversary of this cosmic convergence of sound and sphinx, Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino will release ROCKING THE CRADLE: EGYPT 1978, a collection of highlights from this historic three-night stand. The 2-CD/1-DVD set will be available September 30 at regular retail outlets and www.dead.net for a suggested list price of $34.98. Fans who pre-order the set from Dead.net will receive an exclusive eight-song bonus disc that includes additional unreleased performances from the Egypt run. A digital version that includes all the CD content will also be also available.

    Recorded September 15-16, 1978 at the Gizah Sound and Light Theater, the original 24-track recordings have been mixed and mastered for this set in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman for optimal sound quality. The two CDs contain 18 tracks featuring more than two and a half hours of music. Except for three performances that appeared on 2004’s Beyond Description boxed set, the tracks on ROCKING THE CRADLE have never been released. The accompanying DVD features more than 100 minutes of footage, including 13 songs from the third and final Egypt show, which took place during a rare lunar eclipse.It is misxed in 5.1 surround sound and presented in DTS surround and PCM stereo sound. Legendary promoter Bill Graham called this show “one of the great experiences of my life.” The DVD also includes a featurette titled “The Vacation Tapes” which catches never-before-seen candid band footage from the trip. The set comes in pyramid-inspired packaging and features rare photos from the trip and liner notes by longtime Dead associate Alan Trist, who was pivotal in making the trek to Egypt happen.

    Trist recalls that “the Dead long dreamed of playing at the foot of the Great Pyramid.” However, pulling off this dream proved to be a monumental task as no other American band had ever performed there. The band spent months planning and making arrangements with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. The band agreed to pay all of its own expenses for the trip and donated all of the proceeds from ticket sales to several Egyptian charities, as well as the Department of Antiquities, which preserves the country’s ancient treasures. Another major challenge was the minimal amount of power available at Gizah, which required the band to bring in an enormous generator to power its state-of-the-art sound and recording equipment. In the end, the massive effort paid off. The shows were spectacular successes, attracting a mix of world cultures including American Dead Heads and European fans as well as curious Egyptians and Bedouins on camels drawn by the unusual spectacle.

    Unbeknownst to the band at the time, these shows would soon have a remarkable historical context. On September 17, the day after the last show, the Camp David Peace Accords were signed after nearly two weeks of secret negotiations. The Accords lead to the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty, which made Egypt the first Arab country to officially recognize Israel and ended a near 30-year state of war between the two countries. One has to wonder if the Dead’s message of peace and love might have had some sort of impact on the negotiations.

    ROCKING THE CRADLE features Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals), Donna Jean Godchaux (vocals), Keith Godchaux (keyboards), Mickey Hart (drums), Bill Kreutzmann (drums), Phil Lesh (electric bass, vocals), and Bob Weir (rhythm guitar, vocals). These performances took place just a few months before the band released Shakedown Street, its tenth studio album. The shows featured performances of several songs from the upcoming album, including the title track, “I Need A Miracle,” “Fire On The Mountain,” and an updated take on the blues standard, “Stagger Lee.” The band also peppered its Egyptian setlists with classics like “Deal,” “Truckin’” and “Stella Blue.”

    ROCKING THE CRADLE: EGYPT 1978

    Track Listing

    Disc 1

    1.     “Jack Straw”

    2.     “Row Jimmy”

    3.     “New, New Minglewood Blues”

    4.     “Candyman”

    5.     “Looks Like Rain”

    6.     “Stagger Lee”

    7.     “I Need A Miracle”

    8.     “It’s All Over Now”

    9.     “Deal”

     

    Disc 2

    1.     “Ollin Arageed”

    2.     “Fire On The Mountain”

    3.     “Iko Iko”

    4.     “Shakedown Street”

    5.     “Drums”

    6.     “Space”

    7.     “Truckin’”

    8.     “Stella Blue”

    9.     “Around And Around”

     

    DVD

    Track Listing

    1.“Bertha”

    2.     “Good Lovin’”

    3.     “Row Jimmy”

    4.     “New, Minglewood Blues”

    5.     “Candyman”

    6.     “Looks Like Rain”

    7.     “Deal”

    8.     “Ollin Arageed”

    9.     “Fire On The Mountain”

    10.  “Iko Iko”

    11.  “I Need A Miracle”

    12.  “It’s All Over Now”

    13.  “Truckin’”

    Featurette: “The Vacation Tapes”

     

    Dead.net Exclusive Bonus CD

    1.     “Bertha”

    2.     “Good Lovin’”

    3.     “El Paso”

    4.     “Ramble On Rose”

    5.     “Estimated Prophet”

    6.     “Eyes Of The World”

    7.     “Terrapin Station”

    8.     “Sugar Magnolia”

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2-CD/1-DVD Collection Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 Celebrates The 30th Anniversary of the Band’s Historic Concerts at Giza With Previously Unreleased Audio and Video

Fans Who Pre-Order on Dead.net Will Receive an Exclusive Bonus Disc Containing Additional Egypt Performances. 

Available September 30 from Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino

In the fall of 1978, author and counterculture icon Ken Kesey reported to a close friend that he had recently witnessed “the latest Rocking of the Cradle of Civilization.” The course of events that he went on to recall was the Grateful Dead’s assorted family, friends and fellow Pranksters—“Pyramidiots” of various origins—descent upon Egypt’s Nile Valley that culminated in three legendary concerts performed at the foot of the Great Pyramid in Giza. Although perhaps unintentionally, the entire adventure might have been easily seen, as Kesey did, as one very special contribution to the then-critical Middle Eastern peace effort. To commemorate the 30-year anniversary of this cosmic convergence of sound and sphinx, Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino will release ROCKING THE CRADLE: EGYPT 1978, a collection of highlights from this historic three-night stand. The 2-CD/1-DVD set will be available September 30 at regular retail outlets and www.dead.net for a suggested list price of $34.98. Fans who pre-order the set from Dead.net will receive an exclusive eight-song bonus disc that includes additional unreleased performances from the Egypt run. A digital version that includes all the CD content will also be also available.

Recorded September 15-16, 1978 at the Gizah Sound and Light Theater, the original 24-track recordings have been mixed and mastered for this set in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman for optimal sound quality. The two CDs contain 18 tracks featuring more than two and a half hours of music. Except for three performances that appeared on 2004’s Beyond Description boxed set, the tracks on ROCKING THE CRADLE have never been released. The accompanying DVD features more than 100 minutes of footage, including 13 songs from the third and final Egypt show, which took place during a rare lunar eclipse.It is misxed in 5.1 surround sound and presented in DTS surround and PCM stereo sound. Legendary promoter Bill Graham called this show “one of the great experiences of my life.” The DVD also includes a featurette titled “The Vacation Tapes” which catches never-before-seen candid band footage from the trip. The set comes in pyramid-inspired packaging and features rare photos from the trip and liner notes by longtime Dead associate Alan Trist, who was pivotal in making the trek to Egypt happen.

Trist recalls that “the Dead long dreamed of playing at the foot of the Great Pyramid.” However, pulling off this dream proved to be a monumental task as no other American band had ever performed there. The band spent months planning and making arrangements with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. The band agreed to pay all of its own expenses for the trip and donated all of the proceeds from ticket sales to several Egyptian charities, as well as the Department of Antiquities, which preserves the country’s ancient treasures. Another major challenge was the minimal amount of power available at Gizah, which required the band to bring in an enormous generator to power its state-of-the-art sound and recording equipment. In the end, the massive effort paid off. The shows were spectacular successes, attracting a mix of world cultures including American Dead Heads and European fans as well as curious Egyptians and Bedouins on camels drawn by the unusual spectacle.

Unbeknownst to the band at the time, these shows would soon have a remarkable historical context. On September 17, the day after the last show, the Camp David Peace Accords were signed after nearly two weeks of secret negotiations. The Accords lead to the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty, which made Egypt the first Arab country to officially recognize Israel and ended a near 30-year state of war between the two countries. One has to wonder if the Dead’s message of peace and love might have had some sort of impact on the negotiations.

ROCKING THE CRADLE features Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals), Donna Jean Godchaux (vocals), Keith Godchaux (keyboards), Mickey Hart (drums), Bill Kreutzmann (drums), Phil Lesh (electric bass, vocals), and Bob Weir (rhythm guitar, vocals). These performances took place just a few months before the band released Shakedown Street, its tenth studio album. The shows featured performances of several songs from the upcoming album, including the title track, “I Need A Miracle,” “Fire On The Mountain,” and an updated take on the blues standard, “Stagger Lee.” The band also peppered its Egyptian setlists with classics like “Deal,” “Truckin’” and “Stella Blue.”

ROCKING THE CRADLE: EGYPT 1978

Track Listing

Disc 1

1.     “Jack Straw”

2.     “Row Jimmy”

3.     “New, New Minglewood Blues”

4.     “Candyman”

5.     “Looks Like Rain”

6.     “Stagger Lee”

7.     “I Need A Miracle”

8.     “It’s All Over Now”

9.     “Deal”

 

Disc 2

1.     “Ollin Arageed”

2.     “Fire On The Mountain”

3.     “Iko Iko”

4.     “Shakedown Street”

5.     “Drums”

6.     “Space”

7.     “Truckin’”

8.     “Stella Blue”

9.     “Around And Around”

 

DVD

Track Listing

1.“Bertha”

2.     “Good Lovin’”

3.     “Row Jimmy”

4.     “New, Minglewood Blues”

5.     “Candyman”

6.     “Looks Like Rain”

7.     “Deal”

8.     “Ollin Arageed”

9.     “Fire On The Mountain”

10.  “Iko Iko”

11.  “I Need A Miracle”

12.  “It’s All Over Now”

13.  “Truckin’”

Featurette: “The Vacation Tapes”

 

Dead.net Exclusive Bonus CD

1.     “Bertha”

2.     “Good Lovin’”

3.     “El Paso”

4.     “Ramble On Rose”

5.     “Estimated Prophet”

6.     “Eyes Of The World”

7.     “Terrapin Station”

8.     “Sugar Magnolia”

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Cant WAIT to see the DVD of this! www.gdradio.net Streaming Grateful Dead and more
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now that WAS a surprise!
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I am looking forward to this release. I like the CD/DVD Combo. I am to understand that this will also be released in download form sans the DVD? Rock on.
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I've heard the shows on archive.org - should be great to see!
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What a great way to celebrate the anniversary. I was working on a kibbutz in Israel at the time - just a short (physical) distance from the shows but still a distance in political terms since it was just before the peace treaty. So near yet so far! I'm looking forward to the DVD particularly.
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"The two CDs contain 18 tracks featuring more than three hours of music" It is not possible to have more than 3 hours of music on 2 audio CDs.
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I BET I WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE TO WEAR THESE TAPES OUT.THEY PLAYED OVER AND OVER. CANT WAIT TO HEAR IT NOW.
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After reading this, I need clean underwear. Amazing!!!
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Certainly looking forward to the DVD. I'm kinda with the many who say the performances are slightly underwhelming so highlights are cool with me, plus when remastered in that lovely Jeffrey Norman Sound who knows? Count me in! (as soon as that order link pops up)
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VERY cool!

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Sorry but are these the same (and only, obviously!) Dead shows in Egypt that the entire band thought were crap 30 years ago and didn't want them made into an album back then? The gigs during which Billy's hand was broken, Jerry was strung out and the piano was so horribly out of tune that they were virtually un-listenable as soundboard tapes back then? What kind of magical mastering has taken place? I'm stumped. While I more than appreciate the historical merit of these shows this release stinks of yet another "let's make some more money off this once wonderful but now defunct relic that was the Grateful Dead". That shite called "Road Trips", the abolition of the downloadable soundboard tapes at archieve.com and now this. Shame on you GDP. Shame. J.T.O.
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but whats that about the monkey, sorry, money? the point is they are dead ufffff, the Dead
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So the powers that be continue to ignore the cry for complete shows...I would consider buying the DVD alone simply because there's not much video available from that era but I have no use for another CD compilation. I just don't understand it. When I was going to shows and collecting analogue tapes seemingly everyone wanted complete shows, or at least complete sets. Now, on this site at least, there seems to be a lot of heads happy with compilations (although I suspect a large number of those posts are from employees and their relatives:)). I'm used to being out of the mainstream and having opinions other than the majority; but I'm suprised to be in the minority in this community, at least when it comes to the desire for complete sets/shows which at one time seemed to be a given. Looks like I'll have to wait another nine months or so for the next Winterland-type release.
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I have CD's of about half of the 3(?) shows performed at The Sight & Sound venue. The high-light is the Ollin>Mountain, I hope it's the same version as my disc. I've seen some of the vacation vid & it's a camel jockeys wetdream! I want this & I want this NOW! RHINOW!
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i've been listening to the lone single track cassette i made the opening night for a long time now. i can't wait to celebrate the anniversary by re-living it...
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I was just thinking the other day that it's been a long time since we got any Video from GDP So I said self it's been a long time since we got any video from GDP and low and behold here we are!! I do understand some of the gripes with this release as I to am familiar with most of the material here. However I will purchase it and cherish the pristine work we've come to expect from GDP. But I can't help but look forward to the next release and wonder what it might be before I even own this one. I think if some of these things were released a little quicker than they are you wouldn't have as many complaints. Rogue
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I kinda have to agree ,its domage,, that they dont simply release the whole of the both shows,, I had these tapes, so many beers ago, and always loved them, sure the band wasn't perfect, but hey thats all about,,the magic of the dead,,theyre people,, humans,, and lived for adventure,, no rhino's cashin in on em,,,wtf?,,get that monkey off your back,,,before you realease these gems,, phill em up with the entire shows,, now then i'd even buy em!
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micah caudle i have been waiting for these shows to be released remastered for too long.and the dvd is going to make my year!!!how the hell do i preorder?excuse me ,im new and very excited::)
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listening party? cover art? preorder? fanfare of any sort?
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I am happy... this is grate news! "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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will the Sunshine Daydream-DVD be released? Micke Östlund, Växjö, Sweden ------------------------------ My record collection: jazzmicke
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Let's see....Egypt 78 is released.....EGYPT 78 !!!.....and with a DVD no less and it generates some negative broadsides unbelievable well the scene always had its share of donkey holes
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I have to say I think the rhino dead net releases are top notch. Watching Truckin up to Buffalo now and can't do anything but smile,smile,smile! Thank you all behind the scenes,much appreciated. peace,pk
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Ok. I want one or two right now. Please get the link into this fine site so somebody can "pre-order" this new offering - like the promotion suggests. Damitol. The suffering we must endure. Jarel
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Can't wait to hear these shows remastered in HDCD. I recently received all three nights (9/14 - 9/16) on a vine and have been listening to them for a while now. I read somewhere that Jerry didn't want to release these after the show because he thought they didn't play too well but i disagree. The Shakedown from the third night is mind blowing and to be able to watch some of the performance on DVD should be a treat. One question - How do I pre-order?
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I think it has more to do with the fact that individual experiences and opinions are like said donkey-holes. As for me, I'll scoop this up even though in my donkey-hole opinion there are certainly better shows - but because like so many bumper stickers have said in praise of the ol' hook-line-and-sinker, a bad day with the Good Ol' Grateful Dead is better than a good day anywhere else (I'm paraphrasing here) and because I think I heard somebody say once that .............. nothing lasts. and, that DVD oughta be pretty sweet!
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well, not like any day with the Dead would be considered a 'bad' one per se........... but I think y'all get my drift ................ anyway
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OK, so we know the boys were not at their butt-kickin' best in Egypt and that some of us (including me) had to endure that stinkfest at the Meadowlands to pay for the trip, but I will still buy the package because of the history and the DVD. Also, even mediocre Grateful Dead beats the heck out of a lot of other garbage I can waste my money on.
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The more on dvd the marrier!!!! I'll take what I can get.
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Coming from a Deadhead who came of age in the 70's; I do remember hearing ,back in the day, that the boys didn't like these shows musically. They would say that they always blew the big ones (Woodstock and such). Remember the Tom Schnieder interview. I want to look at this from GDP's shoes: If they don't make money they can't continue, for years to come, to remaster and put this great music out to us and more importantly to the new generations. If they release the entire run, all three nights, they would have to pay more for the remastering process and studio time (engineers and such). They would have to print more cd's and larger packaging which costs more and they would have to charge lots more money. They would maybe have to charge $74 or more for the package as opposed to $34. I am sure that they know from experiance that many less people will be willing to buy the package at these higher price ranges. This would make the whole thing a losing proposition. Plus. You "donkey-holes" would be crying foul and "monkey mongers". If they were to release the shows one full show at a time you would cry foul because ,"why aren't you guys releasing all the shows at once, your just trying to make more money off of this run." Obviously GDP can't win with some of you "D-holes" no matter what direction they go. I am choosing not to second guess the choices GDP makes. Instead I am going to enjoy the releases that I choose to purchase. Now my hippy take: Right on kind rainbow brothers and sisters. These shows ARE monumental. Kick down the goods bra. Can't wait to have one of my DVD viewing parties. ( ...our Winterland viewing party went until the sun came up and was just real.....). The release is not till September....I am sure they will have the link up in plenty of time. *disclaimer: I am not affiliated with anybody of importance in the org. (though I wish I were.) I am just a good ole NC boy who was fortunate enough to be born when I was, was introduced to the bus in the mid seventies and was able to see what I saw. I have found that a positive approach to life is so much more fullfilling. However, there are those that are just going to see the cup half empty and we are going to have to learn to love them as well and (like the old tapes hiss) tune it out. ; ) Duggles
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When can we buy it??????????????
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OK, like many others, I am also one who likes and knows that complete shows are the best, right, and only way to have releases of the Grateful Dead. I have posted a tirade on the comment sections about this subject, and I have been openly critical of the Road Trips releases as they have all been multiple shows that were chopped up into compilations. However, I am also willing to believe in exceptions. Obviously, if the complete show does not exist in the vault, but only part of it is there or usable that is one legitimate reason for a highlights and/or compilations. For this release, I also believe it qualifies as an exception but for different reasons. Here are my thoughts on this: These shows were substandard as many have pointed out. I have streamed them in the past of off archive.org, but never got real into them. Actually, I am streaming one right now (9/16) just for the hell of it. Since the shows were substandard, I don't mind a release of highlights instead of a complete show. All though, I must say that I thought that complete runs, like the Winterland 1973 box set, where to be the norm now, but I digress. A big sticking point for me is the DVD that is part of this release. Any chance to get video from older shows is good if you ask me. So, I think that I will be pre-ordering this one. I still want to request that more complete shows be released, but with caveat that they be good to exceptional performances. I know that the vault does not contain every show, but there are plenty of complete shows in there that are worthy of release. I have said this before, but I must say it again, just give us the best shows you have. I see no need to spend time working on weak shows and releasing them whether they be complete or not. It is no secret what the fans regard as the better shows from any particular year or era, so please give us those. Continuing with this, I have also requested in the past that "the powers that be" give us a formal chance to voice our requests for upcoming release. Restating it again, I think there should be a voting system in which two lists should be made: One with all of the complete and unreleased shows in the vault, and a second with all of non-complete unreleased shows in the vault. Each list should be arranged by year and then votes can vote for there top three shows from each list for each year. Or each person can just cast 5 total votes for shows from each list. Then all that has to be done is a tally and that will give you a huge list of releases for next few decades. It will also give options for complete shows and compilations so that everyone can get what they desire. In the end, I still prefer the "finest band in the land" to all others so it is nice see more releases, but there is nothing wrong with improving on them. Do or do not; there is no try.
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I just don't understand. If they're going to go to all the work of re-mastering these shows, you'd think that they'd offer both of the shows in their entirety. I mean if these shows are so "historic" why would you want to abbreviate them? And correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't these shows supposed to be released back then, but were passed up because the shows were extremely sub-par? I don't want to sound ungrateful (no pun intended), the frequency in which shows are being released is pretty good, but I'm tired of getting excited over things like this, only to find out that it's NOT the complete package.
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I am actually on archive listening to the entire warfield 80' run which I have never done. Not my point. Gratefulhan, I enjoyed reading your post. Don't agree with all of it but I can tell you read the posts. Everybodywangchand.......well there you go. go back and read the posts and repost. baconhut please. Patience is a virtue. Duggles
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Any Dead at this point is good Dead. It's not like they're still around making music.
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what a fantastic way to celabrate the anniversary of this monumental event. just like tnhippie said: "any dead at this point is good dead." They aren't making music anymore and it is still better than majority of "junk" that is out there today, besides, what other band do you know of that has performed in that same setting? Even for the era it is an original idea and performance. All music lovers should be appreciative of it... It's like Johnny Cash playing for Foulsom. It's an original idea. I can't wait to see the DVD just because it is so unique, and the CD's will be great for the collection too! Hugs from Canada, ~littlebri
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Littlebri.....I am absolutely sure that you got it........! Duggles
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i was there - and what an incredible trip it was...! so many vivid memories... this release is an answer to dreams ian
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Is this show in the vault or did they just not use anything from it? Also isn't the DVD a little short considering how long most GD DVD's run? Most GD DVD's run from 2hrs 40 min. to 4hrs. and this one runs about 1 hr 40min. I'm not trying to be a D hole (or whatever) here but couldn't all of 9-16-78 be fit on the DVD? Given the fact that three tunes had already been used on the remastered Shakedown Street wouldn't it have been better since it's already an edited release to leave these tunes off and pick something unreleased? Okay so we didn't get the Iko that came after Fire so I understand using that section again but Stagger Lee again. I really hope that they don't keep releasing the material that we already have as bonus tunes on future releases like with Anthem where they used the bonus stuff again on the expanded Two From The Vault.
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Interesting lotta posts... Back in '78 I like a lot of others was reading newspapers and watching the t.v. footage about the Middle East like everybody else. How my government in England and your government in the U.S.A. was sending money and selling arms to the Israeli side... So what do The Dead do... ? They said "Hey, fuck it ! Let's go to Egypt..." You have to wonder what the Egyptians thought of it ? Maybe one Egyptian musician was there on those nights and thought to himself 'What is it with these crazy Americans... They send money and tanks to our enemies and send us musicians... Hmmm... Maybe If they come here, I could go there ?' I do know with hindsight (what a wonderful thing that is) that I wouldn't be booking a stage at a world music festival without their groundbreaking help of 30 years ago, so if they want to release a record of that event from 1978 then I'm with them 100%. Yes, it would be nice to have complete shows, but sometimes (and I know this from performing myself) that it cannot be done for any number of reasons, so I'll take what they offer 'cos I've not been disappointed yet. I think duggles got it right back on page 3 or 4 ? My respects, dude. And what is this me, me, me, me, me shit ? Ain't we evolved ? Stay cool.
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I agree with some of the other remarks, these recording were pretty horrible, like someone else remarked even the Dead hated them.....but the video in it's whole and hporfully a clean version(there is some video on youtube, but really crappy quality} like the guy from Europe said what about Sunshine Daydream???????....now that is a classic show have always heard it was filmed....again some crappy video is on youtube
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While I still feel that some bean counter or lawyer is behind the almost psychotic insistence on releasing incomplete shows, this is one set I will probably pick up. These shows aren't as bad as previously believed, but an edited compilation would be welcome in this case. Despite all the problems with the shows, and Owsley's complaints, etc., this was still an amazing event in world history. I look forward to seeing the cleansed video and featurette.
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First and foremost, this looks incredible, I can't wait to get it. Now, QUIT WHINING! First it was, there aren't any releases. Now, if I can count correctly, since New Year's '76 was released, we've had a total of 5 releases(NYE 76, Road Trips Vol.1-3, and the Winterland Box). Now with this coming out in September. 6 releases in 15 months is pretty damn good in my book. Now, we also have the, why not release the entire show. I like most people am much more of a completist. I prefer the whole show, it's the best way to enjoy the Dead. But, I completely understand that this is not always the best way to do a release. Knowing that these shows weren't 100% perfect, why not do this in the compilation style it is being done in. Instead of coming here and crying and whining, go get the whole shows. They can easily be found. You are either too lazy, stupid, or more probably both to go and get them. If there is a whole show out there I want, I will go and find it. In the mean time, I will gladly take these compilations, simply for the brilliant remastering that JN and crew do. Third, we have the group that cries that there are not enough dvd's. Well, here is not just any DVD, but playing in front of the Freakin' Pyramids! I cannot wait to see this! As with the Winterland '73 box, I'm sure the packaging will be incredible. I do not work or am affiliated with anyone or anything from GDP or Rhino. I just cannot take the crying and bitching from the Ungrateful heads out there. I say great job all the way around. I mean if the releases keep coming at this pace and with these kinds of surprises, Wow, I will be a happy happy man.
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    dgans
    11 years 11 months ago
    "The piano was out of tune"
    John Cutler addresses the legend of the out-of-tune piano at the Egypt shows. Gans/GD Hour blog
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    jvonthaer
    12 years ago
    Where is The Dead?
    These GD Egypt tapes are great! But…Ratdog… Phil and The Phriends…I am sick and tired of GD cover bands. What’s that you say? Well, let me remind of 2 very universally fundamental truths: 1. There WAS NOTHING like a GD concert, and 2, there IS NOTHING like a “The Dead” concert. We, the People, need the DEAD in concert! JGB was also a cover band, (by-and-large the best one) but numerous scientific studies and the history books each have demonstrated that Garcia always gravitated back to the GD. C’mon guys! Get together for at least one show a year. New Year’s Eve! Oakland! Our country is falling apart and it needs a show. All peoples of the earth NEED this show! One Oakland show a year to keep everyone and everything in perspective. Thank you.
  • TNHippie
    12 years ago
    But Now...
    ...I have to wait until the end of Sept! Arghhhhhh!!!!! Let your life procede by its own design.