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    During the mid-1970s, the Grateful Dead saga was unfolding like a Greek classic. The Sisyphean Wall Of Sound had nearly broken the band. From it spawned a Medusa head of countless side projects, all deliciously fruitful but woefully not the same as the whole. The chorus lay in wait, pondering the reemergence of their heroes, and wondering if "THE LAST ONE" had really been it...

    But in early 1976, Apollonian light and healing would shine upon our intrepid wanderers once again. No more epic battles for the people with cops and lines and tightness, the Dead would return triumphant in smallness, playing intimate theaters and renting equipment along the way. No more ticket scams and greedy promoters, they'd give back with first ever mail-order ticket program, one that had a few kinks to work out but eventually served the fans well.

    Musically, June 1976 signaled a Golden Age of harmony and prosperity for the Dead. It marked an Odysseusian-like return for Mickey Hart. Donna Jean was in lock-step with the sirens' call. Jerry and Bob delivered orphic delight with solo musings like "Mission In The Rain" (the only tour they ever played it on), "The Wheel," and "Cassidy," emboldened by group effort. There was fresh repertoire from Blues For Allah, breathing new life to the Dead's continually morphing sound - as Weir once said of the '76 tour, they wanted to play "a little bit of all of it." Old favorites were re-envisioned with cascading tempos and unique sequencing, making the crowd question if they'd ever heard these songs before. And there was comfort and joy in the familiarity of watching the band make it up as they went along. By all means, it was clear that the bacchanalia of live Dead would reign on.

    And now the revelry from this epoch, evidenced by the near-studio quality sound captured on two-track live recordings by Betty Cantor-Jackson, lives on, bolstered by Jeffrey Norman's HDCD mastering. It's housed for posterity in a handsome box featuring original art work by Justin Helton. It’s documented in liners by Jesse Jarnow and photos by Grant Gouldon. And it’s ready for a spot on your shelf. 

    As part of our pre-order for this Dead.net exclusive boxed set, we'll be delivering downloads of each listening party - one for each show included in JUNE 1976 - to purchasers from now until the March 20th release. Order at any time before release and you'll receive all the listening parties to date.

    Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,000

    What's Inside:

    • 5 Previously Unreleased Complete Shows On 15 Discs
    • Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA 6/10/76
    • Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA 6/11/76
    • Beacon Theatre, New York, NY 6/14/76
    • Beacon Theatre, New York, NY 6/15/76
    • Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ 6/19/76
    • Sourced from Two-Track Master Tapes, Recorded By Betty Cantor-Jackson
    • Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman
    • Restoration and Speed Correction by Plangent Processes

     

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  • November 25, 2020 - 6:14pm
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    Fabulous Shows

    I am a relatively new deadhead (5 years or so) and had never really focused on 1976 because in some ways it seemed like it was a warm up for the greatness of 1977. At first listen to the box set, I thought there were some great moments, but it really didn’t change my opinion (I admit likely because of my bias going in). However, I put the June 14 Beacon show in the regular rotation and found myself coming back to it regularly, so I decided to re-listen to the whole set and my goodness, what a great batch of shows this is. Every show is very well played and every night had greatness as well. Several of these shows are in the regular rotation now and even as a newbie, I can see how the band was progressing from these shows, to the early 77 shows (I love the Swing show), which then progress to the spring and fall 77 shows.

  • November 13, 2020 - 5:20pm
    DeadHead1974
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    I just received my copy of…

    The shipping box is collectible in itself.

  • October 23, 2020 - 2:42pm
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    24/192 FLACs are Upsampled

    Testing with Lossless Audio Checker shows the June 1976 FLAC download in 24/192 format
    ( https://store.dead.net/music/digital/june-1976-flac-192-24-1.html )

    and the Pacific Northwest '73-'74- The Complete Recordings FLAC download in 24/192
    ( https://store.dead.net/music/boxed-sets/pacific-northwest-73-74-the-com… ) to be "Upsampled."

    I have notified Jeffrey Norman and Rhino. I sent Jeffrey the logs of the LAC test results showing 80% of the June 76 files being upsampled. While he was very nice in his response, he had no explanation for the finding. Rhino has not responded to any e-mails. It is important to note that the files on both test “Clean” after downsampling to 24/96, which, likely, means the files, were originally digitized at 24/96 or digitized at 24/192 and downsampled to 24/96 for mastering. Whatever the case Rhino needs to disclose this fact on their web site or change the files for sale to 24/96.

  • October 19, 2020 - 11:37am
    marye
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    LDRAZ
    send me a PM with your order details and I'll see what the Doc can do about this.
  • October 19, 2020 - 10:42am
    ldraznin
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    i just received my copy. it…

    i just received my copy. it came in an outer box that had clearly been reused. some of the old labels were torn off, others were partially covered by newer labels. the tape was poorly replaced, but worst of all, the inner box had the cellophane torn and the box was scratched.

    i’m so disappointed. for $150 i expect a better product.

    these are the first CDs i’ve ordered from this site...if they all come like this, i don’t know that i’ll order again.

    i’ve emailed the fulfillment company. hopefully i’ll hear back soon.

  • September 12, 2020 - 8:12am
    icecrmcnkd
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    June 76 is spectacular

    6-29-76 needs to be released soon

  • September 12, 2020 - 8:02am
    Happy Will
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    Surpised

    Just surpised it hasn't sold out yet. It is much much better than I was anticipating - really getting 1976 now.

  • September 9, 2020 - 8:43pm
    MrHeartbreak
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    Finally Caved

    I ordered this recently, since there are less than 1K to go, and I have to say, I'm really pleased with the appearance of this set. It showed up quickly, having avoided the initial rush to get it, and it's a beautiful package. Sounds good so far. I know I'll get much enjoyment out of these tunes, of course.

    For those who wondered about the booklet: this is not a defect. I'm in the publishing business, and I know that most paperbacks these days are what's called "perfect bound," which means the pages are glued in. Open the book completely, crease the spine, and you'll leave a mark; open and close it enough, and the pages will start to fall out.

    This booklet is more like a very slim version of an old paperback, where the pages are held by string. That means you can open it up and flip through it many times for years to come, with no worries that the pages will fall out. It's both an aesthetic decision and a practical one. So it may look weird on the spine--it's not a paperback?--but it's a quality move. Very nice, and much appreciated on my end.

    Looking forward to cranking up that Crazy Fingers!

  • August 10, 2020 - 5:42pm
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  • July 16, 2020 - 3:53pm
    voodoo
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    Nice Box Set,

    The packaging and booklet are very well done, The CD cases have cool artwork on them.

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During the mid-1970s, the Grateful Dead saga was unfolding like a Greek classic. The Sisyphean Wall Of Sound had nearly broken the band. From it spawned a Medusa head of countless side projects, all deliciously fruitful but woefully not the same as the whole. The chorus lay in wait, pondering the reemergence of their heroes, and wondering if "THE LAST ONE" had really been it...

But in early 1976, Apollonian light and healing would shine upon our intrepid wanderers once again. No more epic battles for the people with cops and lines and tightness, the Dead would return triumphant in smallness, playing intimate theaters and renting equipment along the way. No more ticket scams and greedy promoters, they'd give back with first ever mail-order ticket program, one that had a few kinks to work out but eventually served the fans well.

Musically, June 1976 signaled a Golden Age of harmony and prosperity for the Dead. It marked an Odysseusian-like return for Mickey Hart. Donna Jean was in lock-step with the sirens' call. Jerry and Bob delivered orphic delight with solo musings like "Mission In The Rain" (the only tour they ever played it on), "The Wheel," and "Cassidy," emboldened by group effort. There was fresh repertoire from Blues For Allah, breathing new life to the Dead's continually morphing sound - as Weir once said of the '76 tour, they wanted to play "a little bit of all of it." Old favorites were re-envisioned with cascading tempos and unique sequencing, making the crowd question if they'd ever heard these songs before. And there was comfort and joy in the familiarity of watching the band make it up as they went along. By all means, it was clear that the bacchanalia of live Dead would reign on.

And now the revelry from this epoch, evidenced by the near-studio quality sound captured on two-track live recordings by Betty Cantor-Jackson, lives on, bolstered by Jeffrey Norman's HDCD mastering. It's housed for posterity in a handsome box featuring original art work by Justin Helton. It’s documented in liners by Jesse Jarnow and photos by Grant Gouldon. And it’s ready for a spot on your shelf. 

As part of our pre-order for this Dead.net exclusive boxed set, we'll be delivering downloads of each listening party - one for each show included in JUNE 1976 - to purchasers from now until the March 20th release. Order at any time before release and you'll receive all the listening parties to date.

Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,000

What's Inside:

  • 5 Previously Unreleased Complete Shows On 15 Discs
  • Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA 6/10/76
  • Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA 6/11/76
  • Beacon Theatre, New York, NY 6/14/76
  • Beacon Theatre, New York, NY 6/15/76
  • Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ 6/19/76
  • Sourced from Two-Track Master Tapes, Recorded By Betty Cantor-Jackson
  • Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman
  • Restoration and Speed Correction by Plangent Processes

 

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Good times to be a Head . . .

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happy days

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Stoked for this one! But what’s new with that?

Early box might be because of 50th anniversary releases coming later in the year.

[edit] ....aaaand Dave confirms in the seaside chat that it’s going to be a busy year of releases, so wanted to get this one to us with time to breathe around it.

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very nice ordered,,, sounds a little cleaner than my current copy. This appears to give us the complete (?) boston run. 6-9 is a road trip and 6-12 has parts (have to say parts with a boston accent).

Will NOT tell wife. She informed me to stop buying until I get a job.

Is it proper to tell wife of 40 years, fuck you?

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There it is !!!!!! !

Dave L. Toss in 7.13.76 Orpheum Theatre bonus cuts. Was just listening to this one. What happened to release of final Orpheum performance?

1976 shows are fire sauce. This is going to be a smokin hot box set desert island Dead. I missed the giants stadium set. Gotta get this one

I went to Hampton Coliseum for dead and company in November. One of the discs spinning was 6.29.76. Pure gold

Other 1976 shows I have heard recently are from Portland, Rochester, Columbus, and Cincinnati. All of the are really sweet.

Sugaree from Columbus is really cool

9.26.72 ~ Bird Song ~ about ten minutes in. Jerry sends in the Mind melters

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Was just thinking about this when I was thinking of what years have not seen a boxset yet.

I guessed 5 shows on fifteen discs but wrong year. Do I get half credit? haha

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Was just reading the Rob Eaton story about the Betty boards return. This looks immensely cool.

I guess I better do my taxes now and hope it's still available when I get my returns. These always seem to come out at the time when I'm strapped. I suspect this will be available for a little while, but you never know.

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Anybody know if they are going to put one of these shows on vinyl like they normally do for the box sets?

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No prize, but you get to buy.

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Fantastic choice Dave, I just bought two copies, one for me and one for my brother. This one is gonna go fast. Thanks for releasing this great music.

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Sweet. I've already got all of these except 6/14 and they have always been some of the best played and sounding shows in my vault.

...but you know these are gonna sound waaaay better. And with these shows, that's saying something.
Get 'em while they're hot folks...
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Schwing!

Dennis. No way!

Looks like LMG was right. And Dave mentioned something big coming out in the fall. Can't believe how excited I am. Is something wrong with me?

Peace folks.

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locked and loaded - was even able to use the discount they gave me for the no show of JULY 78
fingers crossed should get it by Christmas .

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I’ve been asking for these shows for years.

And what’s really crazy, I was going to post something about them this morning, but was late for work so didn’t.

Hey, Bolo was right about this one.

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I was just listening to Dicks #20 over the weekend. I ordered it also and I hope to get it by December also - fingers and eyes crossed.

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Coming this fall? Or will it be Spectrum '89?

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Well that’s the easy bit. Ordered without any problems. Let’s hope I survive the holiday in Algeria at the end of March now that I have something to look forward to :))

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Originally had all of the shows on cassettes, then CD-R, then digital upgrades. Can’t wait to hear them all polished up.
6-19 has always been an FM copy, so that’s the biggest upgrade.
They’re all grate but 6-14 has always been my favorite.

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Fuck Off seems to work slightly better, not quite as personal, lol

perhaps we won’t see as that one is widely circulated CD copy from radio broadcast? But great show for sure!

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Congrats, I know you’ve been jonesing for this one for a long time 😃

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A sincere thank you for this. Been on my box set wish list for a while now.

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Last night I'm in the basement, to spin on the bike. My GD collection upstairs is 1966-1975. Downstairs I keep 1976-1995. So I pick the Capitol 6-17-76 (DaP 28) to listen to whilst spinning. Some amazing playing that reminded me that not all '76 is languid, which is my stereotyping of that year. Let's face it, every year has killer shows and ho-hum shows. So when this sucker popped into my email in-box, I thought, well, that's synchronicity. Then I looked at the show dates.

I was in Boston for one of the four nights in June '76 and clearly remember getting hassled by street walkers en route to the show and on the drive home we had to pull over and sleep in the car.

I caught one of the two nights at the Beacon in NYC. Not sure which.

And I caught the night at the Capitol when they opened with Help On the Way, which is in this box.

So, good chance this box delivers 2-3 shows I attended that year.

And let me say this: they returned from their hiatus in June and played 19 shows -- fresh, excited, etc.

Finally, I think Dave has an obligation to get as many ABCD/returned Betty Boards released as swiftly as possible and this continues that trend of the past 3-4 years. Very glad to have this. And maybe we get another in the fall???

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Use a bad British accent and say, Folk offff!

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took a couple few tries to order, things must be jammin' now

charged up & fresh

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took a couple few tries to order, things must be jammin' now

charged up & fresh

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I think my goggles has gotten boggled… does that really say Dancing>The Wheel>Sugar Mag Scarlet Begonias>SSDD?? Have to check that out! 6/15/76 happening to be the one of the four I’m not familiar with.

Looking forward to this (I've over due for a new box).

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Too Boxsets you say , I’m so grateful, keep up the amazing work Dead Team!!!🙏❤️😎💀🌹💀🌹😳

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DaP 33 was my “acid test” - if it arrived safe and sound, with no hassle, then I’d feel confident The Great Warehouse Debacle Of ‘19 was behind us, and all systems “Go!” to order with confidence again - it was received without a hitch, just like the days of yore, so no problem seeing my way to order this June 1976 gem of a box set!!! (I hope everyone has had similar good fortune.). Hurry up Spring!!!

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This is an excellent surprise, I hadn't expected an announcement anytime soon, let alone a box due 3/20. As much as I liked DaP28 6/17/76 and '76 in general, I am psyched for this box. I know you can't judge a show by the set list, but the set lists for these shows look pretty cool. Thought about waiting to order, then thought about missing out and put the order in now. Curious to see what the rest of the year brings.

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Just ordered, 5 complete shows wow, can't wait !

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Yep, 76 is fine with me!*

*Just so my "picky deadhead" credentials are not tarnished:
I am disappointed that this will likely delay the release of the remastered multi-track recording of 7/18/76!

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I have no interest whatsoever in this June '76 box. None. Zero. It's gonna be a long wait to see what NEXT year will bring us. First time I've questioned a decision to release.

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If anyone could grace me with a copy of this out-of-print Road Trips, I'd be grateful.

Not sure how I missed this one, but it's too expensive on the secondary market.

Perhaps I could send something you're missing in return.

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....a new bottle opener goes on sale on 3/20 as well. A perfect gift for CaseyJanes to settle our superbowl bet. He has everything! But he doesn't have that. Me either. Two please!

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My favorite era. Totally stoked for this one. Order process went smoothly.

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At this point releasing any ‘70s box set is redundant. It’s now just a matter of whether I’ll be disciplined enough to pass on this one, as I certainly don’t need it.

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Actually I received a 20 percent discount when I sent a text to rhino about the 3 month wait on the july 78 box and they apologized for the delay. So I used it to buy the Nightfall of diamonds show. They finally said no stock left. Sad. But I did buy one on ebay for $180.

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Did bolo mention boston for the next box?

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I wouldn't go as far as Patagonian Fox in saying that releasing any box sets from the 1970s is now redundant. But releasing anymore from between 1976-1978 may be. At least until the primary years are properly served. ie 1966-1969.

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