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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 2 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 6 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 6 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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Fireball, The loyal Dead fans want to support their favorite band by purchasing music and merchandise at reasonable prices, good customer service and reliable shipping. However since the store was outsourced the prices have gone up, the service went downhill and the shipping costs are not comparable with other other on-line stores or your local Mom and Pop music store. Long gone are the days when you called the Dead hot line and got a real Dead Head that you could talk to you. I remember ordering DP 25 on the phone and had a good conversation about the 78 Springfield show which we both attended and enjoyed and the guy taking my order made the shopping experience exceptional and a lasting experience. The last time I ordered RT V3 N2 on the premium pricing plan and didn't receive the order as indicated per the agreement, I called customer service and got a customer rep in a foreign country who didn't know the GD from Wayne Newton or Miley Cyrus. Speaking for my fellow Dead Heads I can say that we want a various selection of products like downloads of full shows which would be more profitable for Rhino, good covers and booklets and release of the pf the 1972 Veneta Video. No one can complain however that Dave Lemieux and crew do a great job on the Tapers Section and work on the releases like the RT series, Videos and Box sets.
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This morning I drove 65+ miles out to Pasadena, CA, to watch Crimson, White & Indigo at the Laemmle 7 Theater for its final showing. A nice small venue, the room seated 116 maximum, and about 40 Deadheads showed up. Other than one fellow who thought that it was important to tell his date (wife) about everything that was happening onscreen, the viewing was wonderful. The show itself was superb--however, it's understandable that it would have taken this long to release this one on video, since the set list was FAR from a "greatest hits" lineup. Nonetheless, the songs played here were all excellently rendered, and Brent's "Blow Away" closed the first set with power and flair. Although I loved the opener of "Box of Rain," the highlight of the second set, for me, was the "Scarlet>Fire" combination, with what was one of the best segues between those two songs I've heard. Following close behind that was "Standing on the Moon," which (as always) infused a quiet, reflective moment. The true highlight, however, was an excellent "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" encore, which sealed this as a near-flawless show and one well worth watching over and over again at home.
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Recieved this morning in the UK. Woohoo!!!! Guess what I'll be watching/listening to this evening?
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I feel I have to restate my 2 cents about customer service. Of course in a fair sized company problems happen. That has not been my experience. As I wrote recently a really nice person whose name I believe was Andrea helped me out of my own screw up. I was able to send back the box set I had already bought (that's what happens when you move too fast) and get a refund no problem. Another point is this whining about Rhino. They have been a quality company for years. Putting out mostly reissue stuff (The Fugs Reprise for 1) in beautiful packages. They do very good work and the people there care about music. As to the guy who complained about the person on the phone who had english as a second (3rd?) language, how many languages do you speak. As for the spelling out of words that is the way mistakes are minimized. One final point from the jabber I hear if it wasn't for Rhino we wouldn't be getting anything since the business end was causing problems. Thank You Rhino. I would agree with everyone else we wan't more- in the physical rhelm please Peace
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On the subject of customer service, I feel I have to take issue with one of the statements made in Snafu's post about customer service. It is quite apparent that he has not had any problems with customer service - undoubtedly many others have also never had any problems, but it is undeniable that others have had problems and that genuine problems do exist (and other problems have been sorted out). However, to say "As to the guy who complained about the person on the phone who had English as a second (3rd?) language, how many languages do you speak." seems to me to be, at the very least, uninformed. I assume that the customer service wallah in question was in India. For those that know little about that land, it may come as a surprise to know that there is no "Indian" language as such - there are many different languages in different areas of India, mostly spoken by tens of millions of people. Most of these languages have their own unque alphabets also. Most Indians have their own language as their first language and cannot speak any other Indian languages, so if they want to communicate with people from another part of India they do so in English. This is why the business language of India is English. It is therefore surprising to find that call center personnel do not have an adequate mastery of English. To suggest that this is in some way acceptable by asking "how many languages do you speak" serves no useful purpose whatsoever. One has to assume that, in the event of a problem with an order in the future, Snafu is already busy brushing up on his Malayalam or Telugu or whatever the native language of the call centre personnel is, so that his problem can be quickly and efficiently sorted. Personally I find it somewhat bizarre that GlobalWare Solutions have opted to use a call centre where the personnel have insufficient English skills and also seem to be less than well informed about the product that they are trying to offer service on. This is where the problem lies, not in the number of languages spoken by a customer who has a problem with their order.Furthermore, I have seen few complaints about Rhino themselves - I think most are in agreement that they are doing a pretty good job at getting out what we want. Recently they have also shown themselves to be open to suggestions (for example we have had more full shows recently). The problems that most complain about can be laid firmly at the door of the inept GlobalWare Solutions who are responsible for the "commerce". Personally I have no complaints about Rhino, but I have had problems with orders in the past and those problems have not been solved in an efficient or customer friendly manner. Rant over.
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Can't wait to get this JFK show. Their sound was tight for all the '89 shows I caught. They should release the 10/18/89 Spectrum show. It was fantastic!
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I just finished watching the DVD. I got the set early ;-) I wanted to thank you for putting this out. This granted that one wish that a lot of us have...to go back... if even for just one night. The smile on Jerry's face when he looks at Brent...and the music that just flowed from the band. How happy Bobby looks when he's playin Lovelight. Its all just a wish granted. I say, with tears of joy in my eyes and love in my heart... Thank you...Thank you.
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My lovely wife ordered this for my Birthday!! Can't wait for it to come in! I love the dvd's, plus a tshirt to boot!!! I love her!!!
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"It's shipping" email from Amazon with tracking number...I chose the free ship so I probably won't see this for a day or two. Just a friendly reminder to the ordering and fulfillment folks here at Dead.net -- getting an email saying that you will receive an email notification when your order ships is NOT the same as actually getting the notification. I suggest that Dead.net at the very least delete the promise from their auto-generated order- acknowledgement email...or better, actually make good on the promise! Anxiously awaiting arrival...
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My order has shipped! Can't wait to watch this! Thanks for putting out more great music. More video please!!! Peace!
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It's here! It's finally here! The DVD is wonderful. Incredibly sharp picture. The sound is great. I have a good recording of the show, but wow - what a difference. Turn it up loud and shake yer bones. To everyone involved in putting this set together, I thank you. You did a terrific job. The one thing that really jumped out at me on the DVD - Brent on "Blow Away". He is so involved in the song. And there is Jerry on his right, grinning away. So sad that in six years, they would both be gone. So guys, what's next? :)
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Purchased my copy from my local, privately owned, music store. Now to put it in the DVD player. Is it just a coincidence that this was released on 420 day? I think not. Time for a flashback!!!! On the BUS since 12-29-1968, and I'm never getting off. "When I die bury me deep, put two speakers at my feet, pair of ear phones on my head, and always play The Grateful Dead."
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Just got the dvd, and of course, it was everything I had hoped. I was curious if anyone knew if there are any hidden "easter eggs" on this. I don't know if any of the GD dvd's have any, but just thought I would ask.
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Mine arrived from Amazon (i had a gift voucher to use). Fantastic sound and picture. Now putting the Music on my ipod for those long walks!
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To dcskadown: Both the GD Movie and TCOW contained easter eggs, and in former times you could find a link on dead.net leading to a guide on how to open them. Maybe some kind soul still has a hard copy and can be persuaded to share it. Another thing: Will somebody please enlighten this ignorant foreigner on the significance of 420 ?
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from urban dictionary:420's origin IS known. the term 420 originated at San Rafael High School, in 1971, among a group of about a dozen pot-smoking wiseacres who called themselves the Waldos, who are now pushing 50. The term was shorthand for the time of day the group would meet, at the campus statue of Louis Pasteur, to smoke pot. Intent on developing their own discreet language, they made 420 code for a time to get high, and its use spread among members of an entire generation. So there ya go, someone's parents out there invented the term 4/20. And remember this: There are NOT 420 chemicals in Weed. It's about 315, the num. goes up or down depending on what you're smoking. 4/20 is NOT police code or Maryjane. And that whole shit about Holland and 4/20 over there being "tea time" for smokers isn't true either.
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A simple web search has yielded the following extras found in the Closing of Winterland DVD. Yet, the GD Movie easter eggs were more elusive for me. Can anyone help me on these? I never knew about any of them! The Closing Of The Winterland DVD contains a number of 'Easter Eggs.' This list is taken from r.m.gdead: Disc One Easter Egg #1 From the Set I Song Index menu, select Intermission from the list. When the blue rose appears, press your DVD remote's ENTER button. A short clip from the Steve Parrish's interview will play. There are three more pieces of this interview that play depending on how many times you have pressed the ENTER button. Easter Egg #2 Immediately after watching the end of Set II (Around and Around), yet another blue rose appears. As soon as it appears, press your DVD remote's ENTER button. The rose will then seamlessly break into five different smaller roses. Each has a selection highlight beneath itself. Those selections lead to a Mickey interview, another Parrish interview, and three still photos. Disc Two Easter Egg #3 From the lyrics menu, turn the visible lyrics setting OFF, then move the cursor to the Main Menu button. Push UP on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just to the right of the rose on the left side of the screen. Press ENTER to see another short clip from the Steve Parrish interview. Easter Egg #4 Again from the visible lyrics menu, turn the visible lyrics setting ON, then move the cursor to the Main Menu button. Push DOWN on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just to the right of the rose on the left side of the screen. Press ENTER to see a picture of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi at the afternoon soundcheck on 12-31-78. Easter Egg #5 From the audio setup menu, turn the Dolby 5.1 setting ON, then move the cursor to the Main Menu button. Push LEFT on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just to the right of the rose on the left side of the screen. Press ENTER to see a picture of Mickey Hart leaving Winterland at 6:45 AM on 1-1-79. The last three eggs are reached from different screens in the Grateful Dead at Winterland section of the Bonus Menu. Easter Egg #6 From the May 30, 1967 slide, push DOWN on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just under the blue rose on the left side of the screen. Press ENTER to see a picture of a Blues Brother performance at a screening of Animal House. Easter Egg #7 From the November 12, 1967 slide, push DOWN on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just under the blue rose on the right side of the screen. Press ENTER to see a hilarious clip from the interview with Bob Weir. Easter Egg #8 From the January 2, 1972 slide, push UP on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just under the blue rose on the right side of the screen. Press ENTER to see a picture of Bill Murray leaving Winterland.
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Here are the easter eggs for the Grateful Dead Movie... "Easter Eggs:" On Disc One, after viewing the last chapter and the credits, the "AM" at the center of the "handlebars" becomes activated; selecting it bring up a short Jerry Garcia interview. On Disc Two, in the documentaries section, after viewing the making of the DVD, Garcia's guitar becomes highlighted; selecting that brings up a short Jerry Garcia interview. On Disc Two, in the "From The Mars Hotel" commercials selection, after first viewing the "Mix 3", an option becomes available above "Mix 1"; selecting that brings up a short interview with Donna Jean Godchaux and Bill Kreutzmann.
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I knew nothing of these Easter eggs. This is so cool it's freaky. Now I've got to get home and get at my DVD player. Thanks for helping an amateur deadhead out. This will help pass the time while I wait to take possession of the Crimson DVD.
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I was also unaware of these extra little goodies on the DVDs. Thanks guys for the info on where to find them / how to access them. Amazing how quickly you responded.I hope my order doesn't get held up by the Icelandic ash-cloud.

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simonrob wrote: "I hope my order doesn't get held up by the Icelandic ash-cloud." Good news! I've heard that some ash holes are starting to open up, so things will no doubt be able to get through !! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee hooooooooooooooooooo
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Indeed many airports are now open again, but chaos still rules and there remains the problem of all the stuff (and people) that has not been able to get flown anywhere for the best part of a week. Hopefully so many foreign parcels will arrive at customs all at the same time that the ashholes (sic) who work there won't be able to check 'em all properly and the insidious taxes and duties won't get levied on my small package.Incidentally, anyone hoping to get a copy of the new Hot Tuna "Live at the New Orleans House '69" or indeed Poco "Live at Columbia Studios '71" (both from Collectors' Choice) will have to wait awhile - release has seemingly been put back from 4/20 to 5/4. No such problem for Moby Grape "Live" (from Sundazed) which did get released on 4/20. A good time for old material seeing the light of day for the first time.
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Got to see it on the big screen last night and its a great concert. Killer set list with some great Jerry moments.
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Many thanks for the prompt answer to my 4/20 question.Like always, you can count on deadheads to have 20:20 24/7. Gimme 5 !
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The air was literally thick with skunky pot smoke over Boulder and from what I read in the Denver Post over Denver too yesterday. One of my favorite aspects about CO! "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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ugggmmm i am drooling over video, but im all confused and befuddled now about who/where to buy from, i just dont have time for that! aint no time to hate, barely time to wait!!!!!!!!!! ack! cant go through every single post to find out which place to buy from? so, thats why dead.net gets the $? or, i just wait til i can get to local music store, i bet they have a copy.......salzer's here i come :)
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So it arrived in the afternoon. I told the kids to get ready for a night of fun and dancing, so all four of us sat down and pressed play. HOLY CRAP BATMAN! Tears began to stream down my face. The quality of the DVD is stunning, the boys are obviously having a wonderful time. Brent on Blow Away has me speechless. Thank you so much to everyone who put this one together; it has brought back beautiful memories. BTW, the kids loved the show and toward the end my daughter looked at me and said "Dad, I get it now." HAH! Who knew my daughter would get on the bus just like her old man! Take care all, and once again thanks to all involved for bring us such an amazing show.
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Having finally watched the DVD and played the CDs i love it! The boys really are loving this show and putting hell of an effort into it. This is going to get played a lot over the coming weeks.
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Being tested...My package showed up yesterday, and I want to watch the DVD before I listen to the CDs, but I won't have DVD time until the weekend. Meantime, I found myself carrying the discs into my car this morning -- I intended to just drop them off in the den on the way to the garage, but there they were, still in my hand, when I opened the car door. There're sitting there. Waiting. Calling to me. "Come on, pop just one of us into your CD player, it won't do you any harm...come on, just a little Scarlet/Fire sampler...come on."
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Just received my Philly CD/DVD set from Amazon(saved me some money by going this route) and I like what I see so far. Copie the audio to my IPOD, watched a few songs from the DVD and was cranking the audio from my car stereo this morning on my way to work. Sound is really good and well mixed, video looks good too. I love a new release!!! I was impressed by the frankness of the liner notes inside the package. 89' was both a good year and a rough year for the band, fans and the like. The liner notes did not shy away from discussing the "good, the bad and the ugly" that was happenign at that time. Discussing Garcia's health going up and down, talking about Brent's divorce and struggles while crediting him for his increased contributions to the band was well rounded and quite honest and fair. Please read the liner notes inside if you get this release. "The scene" was getting ugly for a few years by then. Thousands of peopel showing up to every concert without tickets and making a mess was really wearing thin. Summer shows really brought that out(and then some) and the added bonus of swealtring heat never helped. This was a good, old fashioned sweaty Summer East Coast stadium show and is a nice piece of history.Well worth the price and great to have both CD and DVD together. Enjoy!
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So today at 16:17 4/22 I don't get the DVD; instead I get an email from customer service saying my package was shipped on 4/19. Long distance runner what you standin' there for? Get up, get out, and get that package in the mail. I ordered the set with the t-shirt, maybe that's got it slowed down.
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i'm sorry some people's identities and sense of self are so wrapped up in this product that they feel personally injured if it doesn't somehow live up to their expectations in terms of how it is packaged, presented, priced, or produced. i got the dvd and am watching it. i like it.
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Would it have ruined the continuity of the set to include some filler at the end of disc 3? At a mere 45 minutes, it probably could have held the Shakedown and Jack Straw openers from Giants a couple of days later. I know it's debatable, but it had been done before in previous releases. I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade at all, it looks like a nice release (oops, wrong metaphor).
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Comments that really irritate me from deadheads on all new releases: a. It wasn't recorded in 1972. b. It's not a complete show. c. It's wasn't recorded in 1973. d. It is a complete show. e. It wasn't recorded in 1977. f. It is too expensive. g. It wasn't recorded in 1974. h. Shipping cost is too much. i. It includes material that should have been cut because it's lackluster. j. Lackluster material was cut from the release; it should have been included. k. Material that wasn't recorded at all isn't included. l. The video source includes psycedilic art from the orginal show that someone should time travel back too and reshoot. m. Bob Weir's wartrobe isn't up to snuff. n. It sucks because it's not the same as being there. o. The Grateful Dead where over in 1968. p. The weather was too hot the day the concert was origianly performed therefor the DVD sucks. q. It doesn't include Pigpen. r. It wasn't as good as a particular concert in '77 therefore it's scheisse. t. There were too many kids there that day that didn't get it therefore the concert blows. s. Too many kids there where dancing and having too much fun; it's just not the same as '77. u. They divided the song list up wrong to fit the CD format. They should include extra discs if need be; we'd gladly pay more for it to have it done right. v. They could have rearranged the music to fit it onto fewer discs and make it cost less; they are soaking us. so on and so forth.
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I've never heard of or could even conceive of half of your alphabetized list, but I get your drift. You have to admit, at least I hope you can admit that sometimes people have legitimate beefs with some things. Notice, in my post I said the point was debatable (not that I was right, and make me happy dammit) I am not ordering anyone to do anything, if I wasn't a satisfied customer I would stop purchasing altogether. And, I haven't yet. Funny list though, bespeaks of the fickleness of us dead freaks.
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of dissatisfied customers (including myself) left..that's why prices are on the rise!
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got my copy really soon this time, but no booklet, so no essay, no liner notes, no photos ... so sad! how can I get help?
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I received a shipping notice! A little late, perhaps, for such a simple process fix, but a good sign. Happy Trails
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Amazing quality (both formats)...I don't know what to say aside from THANK YOU!!! I can't express what seeing the boys on video means to me, a Post-Jerry Head...keep em coming...I, personally, would've paid 25-30 bucks for just the DVD (shhh...)
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I received my copy of this (through Amazon) yesterday. Truly amazing quality. I had the second set on cd, but having the whole show with dvd is great! How I wish I could teleport back to the summer of '89 Dead tour. This is as close as I'll get for now, and it is good! Enjoy!
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yikes! send me a PM and we'll get this straightened out. Give me as much order info as you can.
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....to six weeks at the "Inn Room", 5 nights a week, in Belmont, 65.As it is,I'll settle for this release 21 years ago, as teleportation is available only to a very tiny minority. The thought that with a little more capacity Phil or the boys collectively could bring the house literally down is more than believable. Reading the memories of those attending is always fascinating -- the chunks of concrete loose and falling that day at JFK! ~There were days ~
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To see the Grateful Dead really go for it is one of life's pleasures. I know I speak for many when I say I can't get enough!!! Keep these great videos coming!!!
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You should check out Blair Jackson's book: Grateful Dead Gear. If it's a black strat, it's the one Parrish had wired up for him in the spring of '89 with a Roland GR-50. See p. 242.