Five complete, previously unreleased performances on 17CDs
Des Moines, IA 5/13/73
Santa Barbara, CA 5/20/73
San Francisco, CA 5/26/73
Washington, D.C. 6/9/73
Washington, D.C. 6/10/73
Recorded by Kidd Candelario, Betty Cantor-Jackson, and Owsley Stanley
Newly restored and speed-corrected audio by Plangent Processes
Mastered by Jeffrey Norman
Liners featuring notes from Canadian author, Ray Robertson, The Owsley Stanley Foundation, and Legacy Manager and Audio Archivist, David Lemieux
Art and Design by GRAMMY® Award-winning Art Director, Masaki Koike
Custom-dyed Tenugui and an exclusive poster featuring an illustration by Mary Ann Mayer
Limited Edition Individually Numbered To 10,000
Exclusively At Dead.net
"There’s the simple fact that the band members were old enough and experienced enough by now to be virtuosos on their instruments (what other group—rock or jazz or any other kind of music—could boast a trio of spectacularly singular talents such as Garcia, Lesh, and Weir?) but were still young enough to want to play and play and play some more, the happy, itchy inclination of youth. As a few of the shows in the Here Comes Sunshine boxed set attest, it wasn’t unusual for a 1973 concert to exceed four hours. And within the shows themselves, there are nearly nightly examples of hour-long orgies of tune-linked songcraft and juicy jamming." - Ray Robertson, HERE COMES SUNSHINE 1973 Liners
8 years in and the Grateful Dead are a little bit of everything to everyone. They are putting up textures and tones of rock, of jazz, of country, with set-morphing vibes and long stretches of improvisations that are completely keyed into the sum of their parts. Keith Godchaux is here with his cascading notes. Donna Jean too. Both finding their footing and keeping things steady in the wake of Pigpen's unfillable gap. The spring of 1973 feels transformative for the Dead - no more so than the May and early June shows, complementary yet remarkably different, soon-to-be cornerstones of everyone's tape collections, and now, 50 years later, set to be part of the band's official canon.
HERE COMES SUNSHINE 1973 is a limited-edition, 17CD boxed set with five previously unreleased, highly sought-after Dead shows, including: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA (5/13/73), Campus Stadium, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA (5/20/73), Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA (5/26/73), and Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C. (6/9/73) and (6/10/73).
During the spring, the band road-tested most of the songs they would record that summer for WAKE OF THE FLOOD – their first studio album in three years – including early live versions of “Mississippi Half-Step Toodeloo,” “Row Jimmy,” “Stella Blue,” “Eyes Of The World,” and, the set’s namesake, “Here Comes Sunshine.” Also tucked into the collection are songs destined for the Dead’s 1974 studio album, FROM THE MARS HOTEL – “China Doll,” “Loose Lucy,” and “Wave That Flag,” a precursor to “U.S. Blues.”
The new repertoire slipped neatly into the fluid setlists alongside songs honed on the 1972 European tour (“Jack Straw,” “Tennessee Jed,” “Brown-Eyed Women”), Chuck Berry perennials (“Promised Land,” “Around And Around”), classic country (“Big River,” “The Race Is On”), and incredible jam sequences: “He’s Gone”> “Truckin’”> “The Other One”> “Eyes Of The World.”
Due June 30th, the individually-numbered, limited-edition 17CD set features vibrant graphics and custom-designed folios by GRAMMY® Award-winning Art Director Masaki Koike, a custom-dyed Tenugui and an exclusive poster featuring an illustration by Mary Ann Mayer, and liner notes by Canadian author Ray Robertson, The Owsley Stanley Foundation, and David Lemieux. And, of course, it features newly restored and speed-corrected audio by Plangent Processes, mastered by Jeffrey Norman.
Digital convert? We've got you covered too. On the very same day you can collect your hi-definition download.
And it doesn’t look like $70 worth of postage IMHO. Jeez I’m becoming an old whinging pensioner.
Box looks fairly compact. Agree the postage seems high. This is going to be an awesome box. Think hard about getting caught outside looking in simply over some postage. Less than 1000 left. I'd smash the "Buy" button. Don't think you'll regret it in the long run.
I was thinking this morning, that if they want to put extraneous gifts in box sets, something useful would be appreciated. A couple of pairs of socks would come in handy.
A couple of pair of socks, ruthless!
I agree for the most part I want standardized box sizes to make storage more manageable. I also understand, though, that some of this stuff provides income for other artists. For one, I havent ordered one glass or shirt or playing cards. Looking at deadandcompany site, I think their tshirts are more my style. The last tour tie-dye has me thinking about pulling the trigger, even though my last (GD) show was 34 years ago. Have seen Bob and Ratdog and Phil and Friends shows.
I'm always hoping to find a little paper in there...
Stillwaters wants a downloadable version of the Mickey Hart mix of Workingman's Dead and Garcia (50th Anniversary Edition)!!!
Stillwaters is getting upset!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
....I liked the tickets that came in the Spring '90 boxes.
Spinning Dicks 28 SLC 2.28.73.
New box image looks tight!
Super stoked for this box set.
Recordings from 73 and 74 always used to be hit or miss with me.
Most sounded flat and the vocals were paper thin (especially the 74 WoS tapes).
But the Winterland 73 box was a revelation.
As was Dave's Picks 5.
Now quite a few 73 (and 74) shows have become some of my favorite repeat plays.
Looks like it'll be arriving close to my birthday, too.
A week off + new GD box set = bliss.
Fingers crossed for safe arrival, and no defective, damaged, or missing discs.
Based on the photo, the CD’s in cardboard sleeves suggests that the Box won’t be as tall as the May 77 or July 78 Boxes, maybe a little bigger than the wooden Warlocks 89 Box.
Nothing from dead.net yet, but UPS has notified me that my shipment from WEA Gnarlywood is on the way and is scheduled for delivery next Friday. Yeaaaaah boy!! Bring it!!!
I also got an email from UPS that I have a package coming from Gnarlywood to be delivered by 6/30.
....notifications coming out already? 🥳.
…though we tried/hopefully to upgrade to just UPS so we don’t have to deal with our PO nightmare 🤞
It’d be sweet: 73 box o dead and D&C steaming 3 nights. Proper holidaze 🤞
Yup, got notifications from both.
So happy. I feel like, in the past, Dead products have shipped on the release date, or after the release date. Great news. I enjoy all the releases, but I’m really looking forward to this boxed set.
....the Iowa show is a four-disc show.
Iowa gets all the good ones.
TheRelayer74: Hi everyone I am new to the site and I wish to buy the Here Comes Sunshine cd box set I have not set up an account yet and I am from the UK I wish to know if there are any problems shipping to the UK from the online store what service they use and what are the possible postal charges many thanks Kevin
Go to the thread on Steve Hoffman Forums about this set.You will come across a code that gives you a 25% discount and reduces international shipping charges by 75%.It was still working a few days ago.
Bear in mind you unlucky Poms get hit with outrageous customs duty charges.
Got mine also,,,, now lets see how long it takes :-)
Iowa may get all the good shows, but, the rest of the time they're stuck being Iowa!
Things like that are quite annoying. These things are expensive if you live in England - or anywhere else outside the U.S. come to that. Why they have to play these sort of games I'll never know. Offer a discount or don't, surely.
Having said that, I have always been impressed with customer service on here. The boxes and cds are always well packed, and while they seem to take a long time to arrive, it just seems like that because Americans get there's, and review them right away. You are then expecting yours in a day or so. And it obviously takes a bit longer to get to where I am than somewhere in California. I don't have a problem with that at all.
Occasionally a cd or L.P. is faulty - but very rarely. Only once in both instances for me. And on both occasions, I got replacement discs sent out. Again, living a long way out, it might seem to take a while before they turn up - but turn up they do.
There are hidden costs with duty, import charges etc, and these seem to vary depending on where you live in England, which is a bit odd. These box sets are appreciably more expensive than any others I buy. As are the Dave's Picks.
I've ordered this set. If you like 1973, and can afford it - way to go. As was said earlier, all box sets have shows, or parts of shows that are less than stellar. They all add to the whole, though. I'm waffling so I'll go! But that'y my experience in a nutshell.
I noticed my order says cd and vinyl shipping at same time, but web page says 7/28?!
I upgraded to UPS Ground for $7.99.
I decided that this Box is too important to be passed off to USPS.
UPS has to recalculate the delivery date, so I don’t know yet when that will be. But it better be before the day that was estimated for USPS delivery.
International shipping/running out of shelf space:
It is being offered as a download.
....to tomorrow?! 🤯
Apparently it's been waiting for me at home since yesterday in San Dimas, CA. I'm out of town until monday night....just gotta wait a couple of more days. Hope yall get yours soon!
Since HST was collected on this set along with shipping to Canada I’m hopeful UPS will not be able to charge me any extra fees as there should not be any tax for them to collect?
....thats gotta be a record.
Measures 10×10×3 btw. Tad larger than the GSTL box.
First stop? The Hawkeye State.
No spoilers, but it comes with a couple of unexpected treats.
I'm putting one of them to good use already.
And no. It's not 4 way windowpane.
'Cries in fractal visuals'....
....Bobby snuck in a Des Moine in Truckin'.
Fast TLEO's are the better TLEO's.
at the faster tempo as well.
What's it sound like then?
...out by the mailbox. #5711 is ready for action. Glad it didn't rain last night.
i only ordered this on friday 6/23...got a confirmation but tried using the order number to find the status but it says no such order exists should i call them? amazingly it reads as though some have received this already in CA i persume.
The 4CD release doesn't seem to have a comment section.
Ordered the first day and my confirmation says release date 6-30-23.
Store page lists release date as 7-28-23. Which is it I wonder?
Guess I'll find out eventually. Good to see the box is shipping on time for once.
The June release date is for cd. July is for vinyl. This has become a common practice lately.
It's amazing what you can find in the garden if you look closely enough.
....is worth two in the hand.
Re; The Sound?
Same as it always was. Pristine. Although, there are a couple tracks so far that have that reverberation/echoey/tinny thing that I've heard on other '73 releases at the start of early set songs. I wonder 🤔 what that is?
(I'm through Iowa and Santa Barbara so far.)
Tracking number created, via UPS, so a day or two before delivery date prediction. Down in the flood up here in Vermont, deluges on the hour. Listening to first night of Dead&Co. at Fenway, lovely.
They've had my money almost 2 months. No shipping notice yet. Papa Bear, have I been a bad boy?
RIF LOL - thought it was today - it's Friday by 7PM - sets up a great weekend!
Looking forward to it!
Gary, this is happening to you because you skipped past that "Victim" the other night . . . :)
Same boat as Gary Ordered 2 May but no shipping notice or email from dead net. Nothing on my UPS account. Logged in and its "IN Progress". I guess i should've paid the express shipping in stead of standard . BAd boys forever
The box isn't even officially released until Friday . . . same day as the newest GarciaLive!
There's some newly-remastered Dixie Chicken and Sailin' Shoes CDs this month, each one complete with outtakes and live material. Those (like this box of Sunshine) are also through Rhino, who really take care of us folks who love old and/or obscure rock-n-roll.
I always can be wrong, but, my calendar say 7/31 on Jerry stuff.?!..
The Little Feat stuff,,,, out takes are always a crap shoot, interesting one was a demo of Easy to Slip for, get this, The Doobie Brothers! Two remastered originals,,,, I can't hear a difference from memory of albums,,, they sound good. I wanted for the two live shows,,, be warned they're short shows.
Anybody have thoughts about the stones re-re-releasing 40 licks,,,, 4 lp set, price ok,,,,, thinks it's worth having?
I did order from Real Gone Records Rupert Holmes porno sound tracks! Hoping to be one of the first 200 so I get a signed copy!
..... If You Like Pina Coladas and listening to porn,,,, then you must be blind?
Get the Little Feat WFC Box if you don’t have it.
I’m looking forward to the remastered Ziggy Stardust Blu-ray and soundtrack.
....but I just ordered it regular shipping. Doh!
I'm looking forward to the new box set of the first few albums by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - due out tomorrow. Legendary L.A psych band from the 60's.
I'm also wavering about the Jimi Hendrix At Winterland October 1968 box, which came out over 10 years ago. Prior to it's release, I got a grey area box called "3 Nights at Winterland", on Reclamation Records, which, unlike the official box, features all 6 shows. I have always assumed the Experience Hendrix official box has better sound - and now it's getting harder to find I am thinking perhaps I should snap up a copy before it disappears altogether.
Maybe I should just be satisfied with what I've got - apart from three songs, the one I've got sounds like an official release.
Thanks for the heads up Dave on the new Artex box.
I just put on my Childs Guide tee and pressed buy!
Received my notification last night. UPS Surepost! Why?
Conekid, I know you are an expert in this area, so is there anyway to change this to a straight UPS delivery and aviod the USPS part. I logged on to my UPS account but do not see an option to change it.
Appreciate any help you could provide.
DEADVIKES go into your UPS account and when you track your package ( Dead 73 box ) there will be an option to upgrade delivery change it to UPS GROUND I did and it skips the USPS transfer and I got it one day faster it will cost $6.99