• March 16, 2008
    https://www.dead.net/features/release-info/wait-over-winterland-1973-box-has-arrived
    The Wait Is Over… The Winterland 1973 Box Has Arrived!

    Sherman, set the Wayback machine for the second week of November, 1973. The Grateful Dead are on a roll…yes, again! The summer had seen the band playing triumphant mega-shows with the Allman Brothers at RFK Stadium in D.C. and at Watkins Glenn in upstate New York. With their popularity seemingly still escalating by the month, fall tours took them to various East Coast haunts and all over the Midwest. On October 15, they released Wake of the Flood, their first album on their own independent record label, and copies were flying out of stores coast to coast. So the mood in the band was WAY UP when their incredibly busy schedule brought them home for three shows at Winterland in San Francisco November 9, 10 and 11—before they set off again for points East.

    Winterland always brought out the best—and the beast—in the band. Located across Geary Boulevard from the Fillmore Auditorium, the one-time home of the Ice Follies had hosted dozens of amazing rock shows since Bill Graham started putting on shows there in the late ’60s. It’s where the top tier of Bay Area bands would get together occasionally for marathon shows, and it’s where the most popular out-of-town acts—from The Doors, to Hendrix, to The Who, to the Rolling Stones—would play in the era before faceless sports arenas became an unfortunate fact of concert-going life. But nobody played Winterland as often as the Dead. By the time they’d trucked their ever-expanding sound system to the venue for their November ’73 shows, they’d already logged 31 concerts there—and there would be another 28 eventful Dead nights at Winterland before the old place was closed after the Dead’s New Year’s Eve show in 1978, and eventually reduced to rubble to make way for condos. Sure, the 5,000-capacity hall was acoustically challenging and a little frayed on the edges. But with its narrow open floor, shallow lower balcony that encircled the entire venue, its deeper back balcony chill zone, and serpentine walkways between floors, it was a tremendously fun and entertaining place to see a show—especially a Dead show.

    Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings captures the Dead during one of their peak years and absolutely at the top of their game. Spread over nine discs, it includes every note of three complete consecutive shows (save for the encore of November 9, which was not recorded), so there’s plenty here to satisfy every fan: magnificent jams on “Dark Star” (which sprawls to 35 completely compelling minutes!), “Playing in the Band,” “Eyes of the World,” the still-new “Weather Report Suite” and more; kick-ass rockers of every variety (“Sugar Magnolia,” “Casey Jones,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Truckin’,” et al); haunting ballads including “China Doll,” “Stella Blue” and “To Lay Me Down”; a truly spectacular “China Cat”; and the first of just three versions ever of the dazzling sequence of “Playing in the Band” > “Uncle John’s Band” > “Morning Dew” > “Uncle John’s” reprise > “Playing” reprise. (For a complete listing of the contents of the nine discs, go here.)

    All the music here was drawn from Grateful Dead crew member Kidd Candelario’s crystal clear and wonderfully present 2-track soundboard reels of the shows, and enhanced by the mastering work of the always reliable sonic wizard Jeffrey Norman, who used all sorts of arcane processes to bring it all into the glorious world of HDCD sound. This stuff will rattle your bones! The beautifully designed box also comes with a colorful booklet containing scads of great photos and a fine essay by Grateful Dead historian Dennis McNally.

    We like to think of Winterland 1973 as being part of the noble tradition established by the ecstatically received Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, and as a precursor for other complete-run boxes to come. So clear out a chunk of space in the ol’ CD case, ’cause this mutha’ is a BIG ONE!

    Don’t delay! You can order Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings right now by clicking here !

    (To help get you in the mood, you can preview some of the music on the Winterland 1973 box by clicking here. And to give you a little glimpse of what Winterland was like, check out this video montage with audio from the ’73 shows and visuals from The Grateful Dead Movie, shot at Winterland a year later!)

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Sherman, set the Wayback machine for the second week of November, 1973. The Grateful Dead are on a roll…yes, again! The summer had seen the band playing triumphant mega-shows with the Allman Brothers at RFK Stadium in D.C. and at Watkins Glenn in upstate New York. With their popularity seemingly still escalating by the month, fall tours took them to various East Coast haunts and all over the Midwest. On October 15, they released Wake of the Flood, their first album on their own independent record label, and copies were flying out of stores coast to coast. So the mood in the band was WAY UP when their incredibly busy schedule brought them home for three shows at Winterland in San Francisco November 9, 10 and 11—before they set off again for points East.

Winterland always brought out the best—and the beast—in the band. Located across Geary Boulevard from the Fillmore Auditorium, the one-time home of the Ice Follies had hosted dozens of amazing rock shows since Bill Graham started putting on shows there in the late ’60s. It’s where the top tier of Bay Area bands would get together occasionally for marathon shows, and it’s where the most popular out-of-town acts—from The Doors, to Hendrix, to The Who, to the Rolling Stones—would play in the era before faceless sports arenas became an unfortunate fact of concert-going life. But nobody played Winterland as often as the Dead. By the time they’d trucked their ever-expanding sound system to the venue for their November ’73 shows, they’d already logged 31 concerts there—and there would be another 28 eventful Dead nights at Winterland before the old place was closed after the Dead’s New Year’s Eve show in 1978, and eventually reduced to rubble to make way for condos. Sure, the 5,000-capacity hall was acoustically challenging and a little frayed on the edges. But with its narrow open floor, shallow lower balcony that encircled the entire venue, its deeper back balcony chill zone, and serpentine walkways between floors, it was a tremendously fun and entertaining place to see a show—especially a Dead show.

Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings captures the Dead during one of their peak years and absolutely at the top of their game. Spread over nine discs, it includes every note of three complete consecutive shows (save for the encore of November 9, which was not recorded), so there’s plenty here to satisfy every fan: magnificent jams on “Dark Star” (which sprawls to 35 completely compelling minutes!), “Playing in the Band,” “Eyes of the World,” the still-new “Weather Report Suite” and more; kick-ass rockers of every variety (“Sugar Magnolia,” “Casey Jones,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Truckin’,” et al); haunting ballads including “China Doll,” “Stella Blue” and “To Lay Me Down”; a truly spectacular “China Cat”; and the first of just three versions ever of the dazzling sequence of “Playing in the Band” > “Uncle John’s Band” > “Morning Dew” > “Uncle John’s” reprise > “Playing” reprise. (For a complete listing of the contents of the nine discs, go here.)

All the music here was drawn from Grateful Dead crew member Kidd Candelario’s crystal clear and wonderfully present 2-track soundboard reels of the shows, and enhanced by the mastering work of the always reliable sonic wizard Jeffrey Norman, who used all sorts of arcane processes to bring it all into the glorious world of HDCD sound. This stuff will rattle your bones! The beautifully designed box also comes with a colorful booklet containing scads of great photos and a fine essay by Grateful Dead historian Dennis McNally.

We like to think of Winterland 1973 as being part of the noble tradition established by the ecstatically received Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, and as a precursor for other complete-run boxes to come. So clear out a chunk of space in the ol’ CD case, ’cause this mutha’ is a BIG ONE!

Don’t delay! You can order Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings right now by clicking here !

(To help get you in the mood, you can preview some of the music on the Winterland 1973 box by clicking here. And to give you a little glimpse of what Winterland was like, check out this video montage with audio from the ’73 shows and visuals from The Grateful Dead Movie, shot at Winterland a year later!)

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I too had the same problem with Bertha, had to delete it from the set, this is to bad. I'm sure for the 109.00 bucks I piad for this to arrive that Dead.net and Rhino will send me a replacement. Skipping noted on greatest story ever told also. A stain is on my new box set.This is to bad, I guess it was never really sent to QA? Coconut Phil, living Free.
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I like what I've heard so far. Keith's keyboard work sounds so full, and up in the mix.Good stuff. What's next? How 'bout some video? --------------------------------- I'm not Beethoven
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Thanks guys !! ... 4 working days to the UK, is exceptional. Just started on Disc 1.
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For the past 3 days on the ups website my tracking info is listed as "Billing Info Received". I hope that it is just a mix up and the package is really on its way since I chose the 2 day air option. Has anyone else had this happen?
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Well I guess my concern was all for nothing. When I got home today from work my package was at the door. I've got to say that it kicks ass so far!!! Interesting place to put the Gan's setlist though. /shrug
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China Cat, disc 1... Jerry hits these two notes that just slice right through me... Sweeeeet. --------------------------------- I'm not Beethoven
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Hey everybody-For those of you who haven't got it yet, I'll be playing big chunks of this set on my radio show tonight, 10pm-midnight (Detroit time) at www.wxou.org
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Interesting thing to me is that I have looked over every square centimeter of the box set and cannot find any reference to Rhino. It says it was manufactured on behalf of Grateful Dead Productions. I was under the impression due to various posts and things on this site that Rhino has exclusive rights to the vault. Anyone know anything about this that can clear it up?
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got it Monday. YIPPEE ! Still I am only into the second night of the shows. I do have a problem w/ Bertha. on second disc, and that e-mail adress wasn't very clear. Soo...how do I take care of this ?
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substitute @ for at.
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well, I figured that Marye, Thank You ! but you forgot to tell me to substitute . for dot .... hehe
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Will these be out on vinyl? records sound sooooo much better thanCDs
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I've been following the package on UPS's web site since I ordered it 2nd Day Air on Tuesday night. Shipped Wednesday -- thanks for that -- and is now heading to me in the Chicago area on a trailer from Davenport, IA. Reminds me of Cedar Falls 1978. Truckin' firing up with the horns blowin' from the big rigs on both sides of the stage in the UniDome. Me and 8 other friends rented and rode over in a Winnebago from Lincoln during a freezin' cold February with only one battery working in our coach. What a strange trip it was. I have decided tomorrow is a day off for me to finish my taxes and wait for the delivery. I love being able to follow it through UPS's web site and I love the Dead. This is gonna fill my weekend. Everything I've heard online sounds great (listening to wxou.org right now -- thanks for the tip). I've always been partial to '73 and '77. I can't wait.
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I can honestly say that receiving this release in the mail with all the artwork, the setlists written in the sleeves, the concert selections, the free button, the box that opens like a treasure chest all add up to the greatest release that I've ever received in thirty years of being a dead head. this is truly a pleasure and well worth the money for the efforts on a grand scale, thanks to everyone that had any part of this grand release !!!!IMHO, JurassicBlueberries
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The Good: 1. This is a beautiful package. Packaging increasingly matters in this digital age, and this is a first-rate set - the best they've done. I could usually care less about how music I like is bundled up, but this box made me feel kid-like excitement with all of its nuances, the trinkets, and the killer artwork. 2. The music. Well no kidding. The Bad: 1. The defect in the first show that prevents uploading Bertha. I listen to shows while hiking, so this is a major annoyance. You would think they'd check these things ... 2. The liner notes. While the booklet/photos are great, do we really need another essay from one of the usual suspects putting a particular set of Dead music in its historical context? McNally and the others do this really well, but it's been done to the point where I'm not reading anything new to me. I'd much rather read any or all of the following: (a) Current interviews with band members looking back at the music. (b) A technical article that breaks down the playing on some of the improvised pieces - i.e. that Dark Star - modalities they were soloing in, what the rhythm section was doing to comp, etc. (c) Accounts from different types of fans that were at the show (i.e. old, young, sober, stoned). In the meantime, keep the music coming!
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Thomas D For years now we have been purchasing the two track tapings of some excellent shows, mostly as Dicks Picks and later compilations in the Road Trip series. The Multi track shows were excellent also, but a difference in the pricing structure existed between these two recording technologies. Now it seems that this price difference has been eliminated. While I understand that the DP's were packaged minimally and this new Winterland release is an awesome package, it stands to reason that recordings are no better than the DP series. Don't get me wrong the GD family really worked wonders on these decades old recordings. They brought the music alive again. However, Multi-track recordings allow for a lot more fixing and reworking to let the music shine. It is this extensive work, I thought anyway, that justified a higher price for these releases I'm just wondering that when the GD sold the vault contents, lock stock and barrel, to a bunch of suits visions of dollar signs was floating in the minds of these suits. While no one wants to knock their wanting to make a profit from their investments, it should be noted that what Dick Latvala started for the pure love of the music is now a major investment to those that neither made the music nor lived and loved it for the pure joy of it. I guess some of this is my jealousy of not being able to afford it at this price. I really want it but with my fixed disability income and the needs of a ten year old child to care for, I can't justify spending a C-note(plus shipping and taxes). I don't know, maybe saving up for it slowly, but than I lose the bonus disc. Ah who ever said life was fair.....
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Left my taxes unfinished on the desk, jumped in the car and hunted down my UPS driver. Got it. First, very early impression, is that the sound quality in my car seems far superior to the Dick's Picks two-tracks. Two other notes: I didn't have a problem with uploading Bertha from the first show into my itunes. Must be a random glitch for some and I got lucky. Plus, does anyone know where I can find jpgs of the individual covers so I can load them into my ipod? I thought I saw them somewhere as I was surfing around. Otherwise, at this moment Jerry's notes are floating around the heavens and the four winds are blowing me safely home.
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I copied the picture right from this websight. The story about the new Winterland 1973 release has a picture you can click and enlarge. I just copied the picture and saved it on my computer. I added it to each song after I burned each CD and loaded the shows on my iTunes and iPod. It can be a bit of a tedious process because it has to be uploaded for each song. Nonethless, the picture is very cool when you are playing songs in iTunes. I too must be one of the lucky ones as I have had no issue burning/uploading Bertha or any other song or disc from the compilation. Overall, it is good stuff. 1973 was a year that wasn't represented well among my collection of shows and this is good representation for that period. The packaging is cool and identifing all the historical people/figures in the drawing can be a good way to spend a few minutes. I noticed alot of different people, but who is the heavyset guy right in front of the picture in the middle with the glasses, beard and black shirt to the left of the alligator?
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I found the jpg's I saw. You can get them when you go to purchase the set. All four covers are lined up right there for the task. I too am ready to peruse the art. Very cool.
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I had no idea those pictures were there. Thanks for pointing them out. I copied them as will add it to my iTunes tonight. A fun little project as I watch the Mets game.
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You don't have to add the art one song at a time in itunes. All you have to do is highlight all of the songs by clicking on the first song, scroll down to the last one (depending on which show you're working on ) and then hold the shift key down and click on the last song. Everything highlights, then right click on the highlighted songs and find the tab for artwork. Paste it right in. Boy, Keith has tasty chops in some of these tunes. I think he was very underated.
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Please release this set on vinyl! It would be a true blessing to audiophiles. We don't need no stinking itunes/ipods/downloads!
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I came home for lunch from work today to make sure no one had the chance to take it off my porch. So I opened the door and I was surprised to how small the box was. I was thinking it was much bigger for some reason. I like the box and the trippy design and I actually do like the cardboard holders. They are actually safer than you think, caus i've ordered some cd's that come in plastic cases and sometimes they get knocked out of their holders and get scratched up. But these are securely in there and are easy to get out. So I had to go back to work and I picked the bonus cd to listen to first since everyone else that posted did. Caus everyones doin it. haha. It sounds great. The Eyes of the World is one of the best I've ever heard. Some really different notes than normal in that song. In the middle of the song you hear this explosion of something. Then I realized it was Phil somehow made this sound on his bass. I can't wait to listen to the run of shows here this weekend. Jerry sounds crisp and clear as he's young and flowing with style. Bobby was in the yelling mood sounding like he was having lots of fun. This was only the bonus disc so I'll get back to you on the flip side. Peace John
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Good luck waiting for the vinyl, MayoStudentT. The music sounds just fine on CD. And, although the quality of sound degrades considerably on an ipod, I'm able to carry my 843 Miles Davis tunes, 634 Coltrane tunes, 320 Mingus tunes and 1,700 Dead tunes anywhere around the world. Much easier than with a turntable in my pocket. A great set of headphones works just fine. In fact, this audiophile is having a fabulous time right at this moment listening to disk number 2 on CD. No complaints here.
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Playin: The melt in the middle made me forget who, what, and where I was... Here Comes Sunshine: Phil is trying his damndest to break a string --------------------------------- I'm not Beethoven
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Edward C Wood I recently received my 1973 Winterland boxed set and it is as great as I remember the Dead in 73.What more can I say about it,it is simply fantastic.Many thanks.
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Got it today-it's spectacular and I reiterate what others have said about the packaging. Great, great material from one of the best eras of GD music! Bring on more and soon.....
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What is your recommendation for portable headphones?
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This is truly one of the most gorgeous box sets that own, and I own TONS of them, by a myriad of artists in a myriad of styles. The sound is amazing, the performances are stellar, and the value for the dollar is phenomenal. THANK YOU!
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WHOOO HAAAH!!!! SWEET!!! Bout TIME!!! :-) I gotta say I LOVE 73-74 dead, what a couple of great years! out of ALL the TONS of dead shows I have in my collection, I MUST SAY, 68-74 and 1977(a bit of 78) and 1987-1990 where in MY opinion the Deads TRUE PEAK years.. ALL of those years.. Don't get me wrong, They put on some great shows in the other years, but as far as PEAKS go, I personaly love the 69-74 years the BEST.. Followed by 77 then 87-89 And a few great 1990 shows too- (More for the memories then anything).. but THANK GOD for this realease!!! My darn mailman can't get here FAST ENOUGH today, to bring me this incredible 10 disk set (9 @ winterland) and I am gonna have to turn off my phones and lock thy doors cause I'm not coming out again until I have heard the WHOLE 10 disks!! And thank you for not releasing another COMPILATION for once RHINO! LOL!!! PEACE TO ALL THE DEADHEAD NATION!!! Cosmic Travelers - Gypsy Blue Tshirts, Glass, something 4 U!
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BTW. God, man, STOP FRIGGN complaining so damn much people, You should be happy that they are releasing a full run from winterland.. If you don't have 100 Buks then don't buy it or go earn more money if you can (Thats what I had to do).. Is it just me or is everyone going insane(More then normal) lately? Everyone is ALWAYS unhappy no matter what you do, so the way I look at it is who even cares lol.... I mean no matter what you do these days, someone is ALWAYS going to bitch and whine either it isn't good enough or it costs to much, damn.. there is no pleasing some people.. Its like this whole damn world is going crazy!!! not good crazy either.. instant gratifacation and the internet are BOTH HUGE DOUBLE EDGED SWORDS as far as I am concerned and I am starting to see it get worse... SAD.. I just want to hear my Grateful dead for belive me, I AM GRATEFUL!!! :-) Just be happy you are alive and the dead is still here in our hearts and our cd players!!! I feel some of you, the price may be a bit hefty, i agree, but who really cares? no one wants to hear whining and complaining. Thats when i say "TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT"!!!! . LOL PEACE TO ALL..."The Heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day....." Cosmic Travelers - Gypsy Blue Tshirts, Glass, something 4 U!
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Yes I have the same problem. When you convert 11/9/73 Bertha to MP3 it just keeps on skipping. The interesting thing is that apparently most everyone has the same or similar problem. I would just try to get all of the problems that people are reporting, and put them together into a fix-it package. And if someone reports one problem, or another, just send them the whole repair kit. Because it could take me a week or more to carefully listen to every track on the 10 cd's. I'm reporting one here, but there could be many more. Please give us the download option. This type of headache I do not need from a $100. set. Greg SC
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Hey I agree I would LOVE to see more VINYL records.. I know they are not an Ipod or digital.. But, THERE IS NOTHING, TRULY NOTHING that captures the essencse of a classic like a good record.... For some reason I think MOST music sounds MUCH better on records, Thats why I collect them (Have over 2,000 last time I checked..) ALL the gratfeul dead records are so sweet, I mean, no tape or cd EVER gives you all the cool stuff u get in a record (Posters, more lyrics/pics, cool liners and they are classic!. I love my cds and ipod like everyone else.. but there is nothing like having the record in your hand (NO DOWNLOAD CAN DO THAT) and there was ALWAYS extra stuff in the record jackets that NEVER made it into tape or cds EVER... Plus every once in a while, I run into a record at some tag sale for like 10 cents that ends up being worth $500.00 !!! I would rather listen to the BEATLES white album on record ANYDAY over ANY OTHER MEANS OF SOUND DEVICE. SAME W/ LIVE DEAD!!! PLUS I recently got a copy of WAKE OF THE FLOOD on record, THE ORIGINAL GD RECORDS(First ever release on GD records) THE ONE WITH THE CROW ON THE RECORD!!! THAT IS FRIGGN SWEET!!! worth a bit too!!! Not that I would ever sell it- lol... PEACECosmic Travelers - Gypsy Blue Tshirts, Glass, something 4 U!
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Y'know, I love records too, I certainly think they do sound better than digital (infinite sound range) and all that - in fact I work at a crusty ol' record shop - but let's be realistic here people; if they put this thing on wax, it'd be like a 25 LP set. Not to mention all the sequences that'd get split up. Plus, ever shipped 25 records? Then we'd REALLY get some complaints on the shipping charges...
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This will be mostly appreciated by the elder wizards. Thank you Jerry. Magical moments are everywhere...Garcia in his youthful peak...11/10 Jack Straw...magical...what about that moment within the Looks Like Rain...absolutely gorgeous...there's Garcia magic all throughout...it's gonna take some time to digest...years of appreciation and enjoyment...carrying on in all aspects of life. Thank you Jerry. And thank you, the GD organization, for releasing this. Peggyo
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as some of us know it. Delicious candy...how about that Jack Straw...wow...or that moment early on in the Looks Like Rain...how about the Bobby McGee from 11/11...there's moments in there too...delicious Garcia candy....but there are few moments even above and beyond that...the band was on...Garcia was on...Gorgeous stuff...and ahhh...well what else can ya say? : ) thank you Jerry
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If you're having them, send email to Casson. PM me if you need her email address. She'll get things straighted out fast, if history is any indicator. So far this is the only technical issue we're hearing about, but if you hear about others speak up as Greg suggests. Thanks!
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the point is not to actually write out the entire e-mail address in the forum for spambots to pick up. ;-)
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Because I feel a bit guilty about asking the question, I'm going to start by saying that I'm listening to the first disc of the run and am completely satisfied with the quality and feel of the music. The resulting sound from the mix is awesome and the band is tight! Having said that, and because I've heard read (not yet heard, and hope I don't when I get there) the skips on Bertha and Greatest Story, has anybody else heard a cut (or splice, or something) on Me and Bobby McGee, about 1:20 into the song? Is that something I should report in on or is that something that's not repairable? Please, keep these coming. I'd buy two a year.
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Okay, I guess erase it then... Greg SC
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Just wanted to confirm, the problem everyone is reporting with Bertha on Disc Two isn't confined only to when trying to run/burn it on itunes. My disc itself skips. I e-mailed Casson for advice. Thanks for any help or info.
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I just use Sony MDR-V700 studio headphones. Their full size but have great bass and high end. Cost around $150. I'm not into spending $400-$500 on headphones. I also have the Bose Triports. Sound is decent, but I wouldn't recommend them. If I don't want to wear the studio headphones walking around a mall, I put in some $50 Sony ear canals. By the way, there is so much sweetness coming out of Jerry's guitar on this box, I'm gonna tear up eventually. I'd give anything to hear it live just one more time.
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Oh I don't even mean that they should release this on record (They NEVER would anyways) I just was responding to a way back comment about vinyl... I just love it... :-) anyhow, Its been like 4 days now and still no cds :-( and I even ordered w/ the OVERNIGHT SHIPPING method.. I know a bit about mail ordewr (I run my own mail order biz) And I ordered on thursday EARLY AM.. I figured it would be here BY NOW as they do deliver on SAT for overnight mail... I just hope some neighbor of mine didn't Gank it off my steps or something.. lol.. That would be sad... I CAN'T WAIT to hear this! Everyone is making me drool waiting for this box set!!! Hope it is as good as I imagine it to be!!! Jerry at his TRUE YOUNG PEAK!!! And the TRUE CROWDS OF THE BEST FANS THE DEAD EVER HAD!!! (*From all I have heard) and ENERGY that NEVER was the same again after 74!!! NEVER!! They may have had OTHER peaks later, but nothing with the INTENSITY and energy they DID HAVE in the 69-74 period, in my opinion.. Those are of course my Fav. years, I try to get ANY and ALL shows from this era on cd, and so far I am doing pretty darn well at that mission! lol It just seems that WInterland brought out the best in each and every member of the grateful dead when they played there for some magical reason... Thank You Jerry, for even a 26 year old can still to this day experience and enjoy all of your wonderful, Beautiful, AMAZING, SPEECHLESS, LIFE CHANGING music and the generations to come will as well!! That kinda blows my mind just thinkn aboiut all the dif. generations that have been touched deeply by the Deads music in some way or another!!! And I am one of those "YOUNGENs"-(Although I'm 26 in THIS current lifetime, I am an OLD OLD OLD SOUL" still im every bit of a true diehard deadhead as the folks who where there in the early 70's.. and P.S.(Have to say this-LOL)- 4 all the older folks who still think we don't get the same "STRONG" mind bending stuff, We still have the recipes!!! Its out there and believe me, Its every bit as INSANE AND MIND BENDING as what you all were eating like chicklets back in the 60's.. at least all my Older freinds said the same.. Truly!!!... It just keeps on rollin down the tracks gatherin MORE momentum and steam....2 this day still! And Not ALL of the Young ones are the Neo breed of "Know it all,(BURN YOU IN THE PARKN LOT) Wanna be, so called "Hippies".... All though I get just as anoyed at some of those KIDS as well.... I go to shows for ONE REASON: the MUSIC.... Anything else is ALL just a bonus! (Although I do enjoy meeting all the goergous dead head gals at the shows!) (One of those gals has GOT TO BE MY FUTURE WIFE,LOL-I couldn't marry someone who wasn't a deadhead as well, it would NEVER WORK 4 me!!! ) ;-) :-) ;-) LOL.... PEACE!!! Cosmic Travelers - Gypsy Blue Tshirts, Glass, something 4 U!
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Great set that has fantastic sound. Even though I was one of those who had skips on my set (kudos to c.s. for their fast response) I'm extremely happy with the quality and care that went into this box set. The “Dark Star” >“Eyes Of The World” is the highlight for me; it's just cooler than ice cubes.
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I think I met you in the back of a vw bus on the lot back in the day, holding court... I think we all did, actually...
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I just noticed as I'm putting this box on my itunes, the GDTRFB on disc three comes up as "GDTRF OK" ... oh, you guys
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If you really want excellent sound, I recommend earphones specificaly made for your ears only. I have a pair from Ultimate Ears (www.ultimateears.com) that are superb for sound and are as good for noise cancellation as the bulky headphones. The sound quality, of course, depends on what bit rate you've converted your cds to. I personally do not hear much difference between 256 and 320 bit rates. I can't comment on other conversions besides mp3. There are a couple of problems with Ultimate Ears: they are expensive- >$500.00, and you would need to see an Audiologist for an impression of your ears to send in for ear phone fabrication. Ultimate Ears is made of hard plastic and there are other companies that make the same product but from a much more flexible material. I do not have the name(s) of those companies but they are out there. I highly recommend Ultimate Ears if you can overcome the above problems.
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  • Hazlenuts
    9 years 2 months ago
    Right On!!!!!!!!
    Can't wait to get this. Over 10 hours of Dead music sweet!!!!!!
  • stone jack baller
    11 years 6 months ago
    Commercial Re-release ???
    Road Trips V2#2 [2/14/68] is released as Catalogue #GRA2-6006 and Hartford 77 is released as GRA2-6008. So where is GRA2-6007 ??? https://www.redeye.com.au/answer.asp?preOrder=yes&reion=YEN&offset=120&…
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    BeigePeter
    11 years 7 months ago
    WOW
    When i was reading the Deadhead's Taping Compendium 1965-'75 (by Dwork, Getz, and others), the description of these Winterland shows made me practically PRAY for their release on CD. Too good to ever be true, though!*****Years later (last week) it was indeed a revelation to find out that the COMPLETE RECORDINGS of ALL 3 SHOWS were released in a 9-CD deluxe package! I am psyched to hear that the Complete Recordings series will continue, apparently with entire runs of shows, mini TOURS! Many people were saddened that the Dick's Picks series came to an end, and some were downright frightened by the thought that Latvala's archival tradition was to be carried on only in the form of Road Trips compilations! Which is pretty neat by the way. I see each Road Trips--as it exists so far, anyway--as having 4 major functions: 1) as a sampler of a tour from which you have never heard a show; 2) as a way to introduce a new deadhead to what different "eras" of the Dead were like--i.e. Pigpen vs. Keith vs. Brent vs. Vince/Bruce; 3) as a GREAT way to introduce a new deadhead to the point of it all, to what each of these legendary "tours" really was: an adventure, shared by many friends, in pursuit of a living, breathing, moving, improvising, never-the-same-song-twice musical treasure. I can still remember a time when i hadn't yet experienced the majesty of one of their shows, but i WAS getting familiar with the chord structures from listening to studio albums, and so eventually was ready to get into Dick's Picks and tape trading, and of course going to current live shows! But there was a time...when the perfect music purchase to help me make the leap to serious deadhead...would probably have been a Road Trip. The COMPLETE RECORDINGS, however, is really where it's at for serious fans, along with their trades, and the already-existing Dick's Picks series. Many Picks are actually not COMPLETE shows, but the songs are indeed all from the SAME show (or two...or...) They are still far from being compilations. Volume 14, for example, representing the best music from the best 2 shows out of a 3-show run in late '73 at Boston Music Hall, is a joy to own--a real unique and multidimensional experience, from the cover artwork..to the liner notes...to the superintelligent saloon music contained on the discs. I have no gripes about the release not including the 3rd show (supposedly an "off" night)--the Experience was probably better for that! It is still a document of a real Dead Concert Experience. And that brings me to the last reason for Road Trips: 4) as a way for someone who has been a deadhead faaar longer than i have--and has heard a lifetime's worth of complete shows already--to experience a synthetic distillation of a whole tour into a single night's experience! This WOULD be a real trip, especially if it were a tour one had actually experienced live! ...oh God, this comment was originally about...what?? Oh YEAHHHH, the new Winterland box!...ohhhhhh, i want it more than anything. BeigePeter (ryan)