"When we began discussing audio projects to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead back in 2012, we knew we wanted to do something completely unprecedented. We could think of nothing more exciting or ambitious than a career-spanning overview of the band's live legacy focused on what best tells the story: complete concerts. Our first criterion was the very best live music to represent any given year in the band’s history. We wanted to make sure that there were not only the tent-pole shows that fans have been demanding for decades but also ones that are slightly more under the radar, but equally excellent. For those who listen to the entire box straight through, chronologically, the narrative of the Grateful Dead's live legacy will be seen as second to none in the pantheon of music history." - David Lemieux
Please note, this is the Music Only edition of 30 Trips Around The Sun, which includes all of the music from the boxed set, with each show in its own individual digipak. You'll get a total of 80 CDs and over 70 hours of prime Grateful Dead.
This release probably isn't very "limited" or TPTB wouldn't have moved it from the "Special Edition Shops" to the main music page.
And I can only get to the DaP28 page via the "Special Edition Shops" DaP page. ..
Guessing that TPTB feel the DaP series has all the audience it needs and can be buried were only those who dig in will find it.
Had to change my password to log in to the renovated site. I am about to find out if my avatar pic still works!
I have read some reviews of this box set that lamented that some of the longer segues (e.g. 1981 Sailor>Saint>Caution) are split between two discs. Does anyone know if the flac versions have these same fade-outs?
I was one of the very fortunate few who, tipped off by a poster on this site, recently acquired this off amazon in cd-only format for $700. Billed from WEA, it was obviously "found" or released warehouse overstock. Fitting that they put it out there for the same cost as digital-only here. Brand new discs each individually sealed in plastic.
Continuing on in my ever-evolving listening habits, I've greatly enjoyed the latter era shows much more than I anticipated. Having focused on Pig and Keith-era only, for decades, I appreciate so much more the later era sound and 99% of it I am hearing for the first time and there's nothing quite like that.
Viva la Dead!
Previous complaints about other downloads were that the downloads were copies of the CDs and contained out/in fades.
I’ve never understood why this organization doesn’t comprehend the concept of a seamless transition.
It’s not like they couldn’t contact Charlie Miller and ask him to teach them how to do it.
Man, I would love to see this happen. I missed out on this release.
Is this set actual physical cds or just all digital downloads???
Just not the Box Set.
There’s pictures of it on eBay.
I have an original unopened 30 Trips USB Limited Edition for sale. $900 includes shipping, Paypal only, USA sales only. No I wont open it to show you the gold lighting bolt.
Does anyone know if this "Music Only edition of 30 Trips Around The Sun" is still available for sale on Dead.net ? It seems like I saw it out there a few weeks back and now when I went to see if I could get this during the Holiday sale I can't locate it anywhere. If anyone has any information on this I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks, ~ B ~
You're lucky they didn't take your money. They took orders for months but did not ship a single one. I ordered a few back in July and August, and on FIVE DIFFERENT OCCASSIONS they sent me the wrong orders. I either got a single show, or Lights 6 sweatshirts each time.. where one sweatshirt or one show was supposed to be a $750 boxset. They won't talk to the warehouse people, give regular updates to buyers, or do anything. We just sit around waiting for boxsets that will probably never arrive. Don't ever buy from deadnet again. They are just awful!!! It's happening to everyone too and they don't seem to care enough to fix anything month after month..
Thanks for the update on the disaster with the "30 trips box set music only edition" and so sorry to hear of your situation. Did you ever get your copy or get a refund? I've had decent luck when I've ordered the box sets on Dead.net in the past, but when I received a damaged Dave's Picks #32 back in November 2019 and requested a replacement, I've been waiting ever since. I bumped my issue up to Doc Rhino with the help of MaryE and most recently received an email stating that replacement stock for Dave's Picks #32 is now being sent back to the Rhino office for distribution.
I am still interested in purchasing one of these "30 trips box set music only edition" box sets, and I'm bummed that this version of the box set is no longer being sold.
If anyone has an extra one for sale out there in Dead land please let me know.