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    Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings Boxed Set

    WHAT'S INSIDE:
    6 Complete Shows On 19 Discs
    • 6/22/73 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
    • 6/24/73 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
    • 6/26/73 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
    • 5/17/74 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
    • 5/19/74 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
    • 5/21/74 Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering
    Masters transferred and restored by Plangent Processes
    Original Art by First Nations Artist Roy Henry Vickers
    Photos by Richie Pechner
    Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000

    Includes an immediate digital download of "Eyes Of The World (P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada 5/17/74)"

    "We were in the Pacific Northwest...between somewhere in Washington and some other where in Oregon. The road took us to the lip on a ridge, from where we could see around us for many miles in all directions … It was breathtaking to behold, but as we watched, we had a firm realization that we were witnessing something even more beautiful than our eyes could ever take in … Life causes life. Heaven and Earth dance in this way endlessly, and their child is the forest. And so there we were, epiphanously watching that grandest and most glorious dance of life—of which we are just a tiny part—awed by a magnificence without beginning, without end..."

    Bob Weir, “Sell Headwaters—Everyone Wins,” San Francisco Chronicle

    The Pacific Northwest offers up a rich feast of land, sky, and water. It is ripe with influences, abundant with symbols, deep and spirited. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that the Grateful Dead played some of their most inspired shows on these fertile grounds. It does, however, sometimes take a breath for the elements to re-align years later. It seems for us, they finally have and we are able to present not just a glimpse of the band's extraordinary exploratory tour through the region, but a two-tour bounty as the PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS.

    For PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, we've paired two short runs made up of six previously unreleased shows - P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C. (6/22/73); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (6/24/73); Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA (6/26/73); P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (5/17/74); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (5/19/74); and Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (5/21/74). Each show has been mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. The transfers from the masters were transferred and restored by Plangent Processes, further ensuring that this is the best, most authentic that these shows have ever sounded.

    PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS comes in an ornate box created by Canada’s preeminent First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers (more on this tremendous artist soon). To complement the music, the set also includes a 64-page book with an in-depth essay by Grateful Dead scholar Nicholas G. Meriwether and photos by Richie Pechner.

    Due September 7th, this release is limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies and available exclusively from dead.net. You'll want to grab a copy while you can and sit back, relax, and enjoy all the exclusive content we'll be rolling out over the next few weeks.

    Looking for something a little more byte-sized? The collection will also be available for HD digital download in FLAC and ALAC, exclusively at dead.net, on release day. You can pre-order it now too.

    Get it while you can.

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  • October 21, 2020 - 5:05pm
    icecrmcnkd
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    Daverock

    I have the vinyl too. Grate companions to the CD Box.

  • October 20, 2020 - 3:38am
    daverock
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    Crow told me-spot on

    I keep going back to this box - superb. Especially the 1974 shows. I went so far as to get 5/19/74 and the Playing in the Band from 5/21/74 on vinyl. There are a few problems with vocals on both, but this matters not a jot. The playing, as you say, from all band members, is absorbing. After 1970 they only needed Bill on drums.

    I also agree with icecrmcnkd - a box of October 1974 with bells and whistles would make a great release.

  • October 19, 2020 - 5:25pm
    icecrmcnkd
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    Yes, this Box rocks

    But it’s now time, Dave, for the Complete Winterland October 74 Box - audio, video, and bonus material.
    Bring it on.

  • October 19, 2020 - 4:19pm
    Crow Told Me
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    Late to the party, but ...

    ... just wanted to share how delighted I am with the music in this set, and encourage anyone who’s not taken the plunge to just go ahead and get it already.

    There’s been some chatter in another thread about how long it’s taking to sell out this box, and all I can say is that, as much as I love ’73 and ’74, I didn’t order mine till Rhino put it on sale. Maybe some people are settling for the 3-disc version, which is understandable, given the difference in price and given that they did manage to include some very high highlights (including the 45 minute PITB!) in that set.

    Also causing some hesitation for me was the packaging. Don’t get me wrong: it’s beautiful! The art work is amazing. But speaking as someone who already has problems finding shelf space for my CDs, I wasn’t sure where I’d put this giant box. (In case anybody upstairs is listening: I thought the June 1976 box really hit the sweet spot between packaging that was elaborate enough to make the box feel special but also small enough to not cause problems.)

    Anyway, the music. The MUSIC. For me, this era was flat out the best the band ever sounded, and it’s an incredible joy to hear them in such fine audio. There are a few “surprises,” the kind of vocal drop outs and oddities in the mix that would’ve rated a “caveat” back in the Dick’s days. Mostly, these are very temporary, and in all cases the sound is really really good once everybody settles in. As usual, Jerry’s louder than Bob, but you can hear them both very distinctly, and they constantly (constantly!) are playing their asses off. Phil’s on fire throughout. And BK? He makes a solid case here that the Dead never needed another drummer. Keith comes through nicely, and plays well. I suppose we could say that the vocals were erratic during this period, and I would admit that’s true here. But the singing is mostly good to great, and man oh man, the band sounds fantastic!

    I’ve only listened to each show once so far—given the complaints about missing discs and whatnot, I felt like I should make a point of listening all the way through to make sure nothing was amiss—so I’m not really ready to call out a favorite show, or even favorite tunes. But I will say that the PITBs, the Bird Songs, the Eyes, the China-Riders are all, for me, as good as they get. Their playing was so spontaneous, so open, so powerful, so much soul, so imperfectly perfect.

    Yes, I suppose there are other, equally worthy eras. But man, ’73 and ’74 were beautiful.

  • October 19, 2020 - 11:04am
    Slow Dog Noodle
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    6-22-73

    The hour or so of music from He's Gone through the end of Wharf Rat is one of the top 5 hours of music the dead ever played.

    There, I said it. This box is worth every penny for that hour of music alone.

  • October 14, 2020 - 6:45am
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    Pacific Northwest show disc one song 11 jack straw

    Pacific northwest show disc 1 song 11 Jack straw four minutes and 35 seconds there is a skip defect in the disc. Is there any way getting a replacement cd for the box set I bought.

  • September 26, 2020 - 3:49pm
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    Testing with Lossless Audio…

    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.

  • May 20, 2020 - 2:04pm
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    Sale

    Check out Rhino for sale through this weekend

  • February 29, 2020 - 9:38pm
    jaxxtraw
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    Way cool box at my door

    Arrived today. Wow!
    The sound is amazing, ..and that box
    (~)};=

  • February 22, 2020 - 5:01pm
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    I Sympathize With Everyone Having Problems With The Dead Store

    I have had two Dave’s Picks go everywhere but to my address........which for some reason didn’t include my apartment # ............therefore no delivery..........One arrived months later.......and a second one #32 is in transit supposedly and maybe arriving shortly. I had to file with the Better Business Bureau over this foolishness. Which seemed to get a quicker response from The Dead Store......To which I say good luck to all whom have problems with The Dead Store Customer Service.......I have been through the phone calls .....the emails........and calling Warner’s main office to no avail.......it is a sad situation.........

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Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings Boxed Set

WHAT'S INSIDE:
6 Complete Shows On 19 Discs
• 6/22/73 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
• 6/24/73 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
• 6/26/73 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
• 5/17/74 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
• 5/19/74 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
• 5/21/74 Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering
Masters transferred and restored by Plangent Processes
Original Art by First Nations Artist Roy Henry Vickers
Photos by Richie Pechner
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000

Includes an immediate digital download of "Eyes Of The World (P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada 5/17/74)"

"We were in the Pacific Northwest...between somewhere in Washington and some other where in Oregon. The road took us to the lip on a ridge, from where we could see around us for many miles in all directions … It was breathtaking to behold, but as we watched, we had a firm realization that we were witnessing something even more beautiful than our eyes could ever take in … Life causes life. Heaven and Earth dance in this way endlessly, and their child is the forest. And so there we were, epiphanously watching that grandest and most glorious dance of life—of which we are just a tiny part—awed by a magnificence without beginning, without end..."

Bob Weir, “Sell Headwaters—Everyone Wins,” San Francisco Chronicle

The Pacific Northwest offers up a rich feast of land, sky, and water. It is ripe with influences, abundant with symbols, deep and spirited. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that the Grateful Dead played some of their most inspired shows on these fertile grounds. It does, however, sometimes take a breath for the elements to re-align years later. It seems for us, they finally have and we are able to present not just a glimpse of the band's extraordinary exploratory tour through the region, but a two-tour bounty as the PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS.

For PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, we've paired two short runs made up of six previously unreleased shows - P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C. (6/22/73); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (6/24/73); Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA (6/26/73); P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (5/17/74); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (5/19/74); and Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (5/21/74). Each show has been mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. The transfers from the masters were transferred and restored by Plangent Processes, further ensuring that this is the best, most authentic that these shows have ever sounded.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS comes in an ornate box created by Canada’s preeminent First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers (more on this tremendous artist soon). To complement the music, the set also includes a 64-page book with an in-depth essay by Grateful Dead scholar Nicholas G. Meriwether and photos by Richie Pechner.

Due September 7th, this release is limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies and available exclusively from dead.net. You'll want to grab a copy while you can and sit back, relax, and enjoy all the exclusive content we'll be rolling out over the next few weeks.

Looking for something a little more byte-sized? The collection will also be available for HD digital download in FLAC and ALAC, exclusively at dead.net, on release day. You can pre-order it now too.

Get it while you can.

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Hey now Dead freaks, I have 4 Dead and Co. tickets for sale if anybody wants them. I bought them earlier in the year thinking that I would have more travel time this summer, but sadly it's not working out. They are are field GA seats with hard copy 3D Souvenir tickets. I will mail the tickets to you at my expense, and I am only trying to get my money back that I spent. Below is copy of my receipt from Ticket Bastard.....$724.75 total. Please PM me if you are interested! Thanks in advance.....CaseyJanes Dead & Company Sat, Jun 30 @ 7:00 PM-Autzen Stadium - Eugene, OR Dead & Company Presale + 3D Collector Tix By Ticketmaster Verified Fan Sec GA3, (General Admission) USD $160.00 x 4 Fees USD $1.75 (Order Processing Fee) USD $19.00 (Service Fee) x 4 Ticket Delivery Standard Mail: Allow 10 to 14 days for delivery USD $7.00 USD $724.75 Edit: Sold 1 and so there are 3 left - $181.00 each face value and will sell singles
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Though I was not at these PNW shows, I've placed my order. Also, I ordered the t-shirt! I love the First Nations artwork on it. David, will we ever see an official release of Eugene 1990? Those were two awesome shows as well as Brent's last shows in the PNW. Thanks!
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Signed on here this morning hoping for an announcement and was not disappointed. Had my preorder in an hour before I got the email announcement. I was hoping for a boxset from '73, so this is about perfect, getting what I hoped for plus the shows from '74 as well, can't do much better than that. Plus the artwork looks excellent as well.
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You got me. Looking forward to this release. :)
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Thanks for the Amazon nod - pretty reasonable price too
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well....I think '73 and '74 will not be the other Dave's Picks. my box set fund of x-mas and b-day money still covered this spread. but im still pissed that someone stole 100 dollars in the mail from a card from a my mamaw as I found this mother's day when I visited her that day. hope you get caught and hope federal prison was worth it
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Vguy - I thought the same thing on the Thelma T and missed out. Not missing out this time! Psyched for two more HCS to add to the collection!
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Every time I start to waiver about automatically subscribing to DaPs or automatically buying the annual box set release Dave keeps pulling these rabbits out of his hat. Last time it was GSTL. This one is pretty much exactly what I was hoping for. Ordering was scary easy, like "Did that just happen?" easy. Personal note...I always kind of secretly wish shows I was at get an official release. I was at 5/23/73, 6/29/73, 6/30/73, 7/01/73, and 5/24/74. Missed it by that much.
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Never mind I found my missing fish, Eric's a slippery bastard.
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In case anyone from dead.net actually monitors these comments... As a long standing consumer of all things officially released (I even buy the things that I already had through alternative sources), I'm really torn between the very cool collateral that comes with the CD version, but really want the hi-def digital files. My 30 Trips USB Bolt was a nice compromise, but even at that, I got a different package than the CD version. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my Europe '72 suitcase for anything, but if the files are mastered at 192/24, how can I feel good about ripping the CD's at 44.1/16? I really wish there was a away for me to buy the real box, with all of it's coolness, AND get the hi def files without spending almost $400. Think about it dead.net. Please think about it.
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Between this and PHISH's Baker's Dozen box I was conflicted but this won out. Thank You Dave. This is a very good Box and the price is good. I love both bands but 500.00$ isn't worth that run and I loved it. Can't wait to celebrate this on my birthday. I cannot wait to hear that 45 minute Playing.
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No drama, no issues in the ordering process. Really looking forward to some high quality 73-74.
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Very cool concept and admirable patience from Team Dead! Thanks and nice job to DL and all involved. The advance listen sounds amazing.
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Sorry to see Nick Meriwether is authoring the booklet. I'd rather read an analysis of the music by someone like David Gans or Gary Lambert than more tenured professor liberal drivel from St. Nick. Och weel , the music's the thing anyway. Definitely looking forward to THAT.
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Same here, Kyle. I was blown away by the price of that Phish box. This one on the other hand... I say Fuck Yess!! Ive got the phish bakers dozen sbd's if anyone is ISO
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I can't come up with that scratch until Friday. It better not sell out. I really don't wanna pay scalper prices.
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I'm having a hell of a time deciding between the higher quality audio download and the actual box, but CD quality. I'm usually audio quality all the way so not sure why I'm hesitant with this (?).
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Downloads! Nice! I don't need, and I never look at all the stuff that comes in the box sets. Flacs all the way! Now all I need is more time in my life to give these amazing shows a proper listen(s).
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I buy the physical and then rip it on iTunes however I want. which is always ALAC, cuz FLAC is not universal, FLAC will not play on any apple products and wont even load on iTunes.
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I don’t know if I could tell the difference. Fully Normanized Plangents already sound amazing in 44.1/16. But if I could tell the difference......I would be in a quandary. Replace everything with 192/24, or don’t bother since every year my hearing degrades anyway? I’m going backwards anyway, starting buying vinyl.
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hahahahahahahahahaha $160. wowzers. and that doesn't include "service fee". all due respect to CJ. not you I'm mocking. it's the price. I remember (old man, look at my life, 24 and I fell on the floor) when $25 was considered high-priced for a GD ticket. LOVE THIS BOX SET. just gotta wait until September.
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Hey for you guys that have bought t-shirts from GDM do the sizes run a little small or a little big? I've never bought a shirt here but this one has me tempted. Thanks.
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I have audio files in AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, and AAC 320kbps.Separate HD’s for each format, with backups. Need to be prepared for all scenarios and situations. My car will play a USB flash drive but only in lossy, so I use the AAC files in the car. Would seem that it wouldn’t be that hard for a factory car stereo to play lossless, but apparently Honda thinks that using 10-year old stereo technology is acceptable.
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I can just picture Dave in the meeting with Rhino: "We have an idea for a 3 show '73 box in the Pacific Northwest, and a 3-show '74 box from the same cities, but we don't know which one to release.... they're both amazing..... (pregnant pause followed by silent smiles all around...) As for $160 D&C, I agree it's crazy, but the shows do not disappoint. Speaking of old, I saw a guy at Red Rocks '85 tell some folks he wanted $60 for his spare ticket, and he was suddenly surrounded by a small mob saying he was gauging: "How dare you!" I think he relented for $50, and he looked guilty as heck taking it as folks still shook their heads. Dead at Red Rocks $50!!!!!
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Problem with physical though is your limited to 44.1/16 no matter what you do to it. With 192/24, I can still put it on a CD at lossy quality at least and play the high res tracks on my nice home rig. Just not sure how much high res will benefit 73/74 recordings.
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That on the 6/22/73 show there was a very, very long Truckin.' In this official release it's 26:06 I knew that 5/21/74 had the one of the longest Playing In The Band at 47 minutes (46:59 here.) --- In the "How big is big?" department: Is this box in it's shipping container larger than the Complete Europe 72 suitcase in it's shipping container? Is this box bigger than the 30 Trips set in it's shipping container? I am 5' 6" and about 175 lbs. with a bit of a *bay window*/beer belly/pot belly. Is it bigger than myself? Or is it bigger than Phil Lesh? (the tallest of the boys)
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KBM - you can buy and download dBpoweramp for around $40.00 and rip CDs to whatever format you like, including hi-def. I have ripped all my GD HDCDs to that format and use a DAC to get the most out of the music. If you download this software (you will get a lifetime license) and need help, contact me via PM and I can walk you through it.
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One From the Vault was released in 1991, if you were trading tapes back then, and you could get 6 shows from 73 and 74 of the quality we are going to get!!! Thank you Dave..... bobt
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How do you make a white supremacist sweat?Give him a DNA test. WOKKA WOKKA!!!
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....what did bolo's Muppets clue have to do with this box set?
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I sure hope the fourth disc of the set, and last disc of Vancouver '73 has some hidden philler. I guess a 20+ minute Truckin' will make for some odd tracking....but still. Three short encore songs only?!?
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By my count that's: 5 China>Rider 4 PITB 3 Other One 3 HCS 3 Eyes of the World 2 Ship of Fools 2 WRS 1 Dark Star 1 Bird Song My counting skills my be off but at first glance this is truly a gift. We are such a lucky group.
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Muppet video - spoof of the movie “Se7en” - 7 is for the 70’s, bacon in the box meant post-Pig (you get bacon after the pig has expired). There had been early speculation that it might be a 68-69 box with Pigpen.________________________________________________________________ 6 2 Six over two, which means 6 shows over 2 years _______________________________________________________________ B, No. Fourteen No. Fourteen is the “B” side to the "hit" single “Seven and Seven Is” by Love First 7 is for the decade, second 7 is for the 2 years (3 + 4) ________________________________________________________________ Said Stoltzfus would like the box because he called for a Dark Star (6/24/73), plus he lives in the Seattle area, smack in the middle of the show venues. There might have been more, like a subtle Canada reference, but I'm old and don't remember. That is all.
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I'm listening to my copies of these shows; mostly matrix versions. The plangent-ized sbd two-tracks are going to sound two damn sights better than these (still-tasty) matrix recordings. These shows just shine. After Plangent, I'd suggest not looking directly at the box as its likely to shine so brightly as to cause damage to vision. Wish I had the scratch for this one. Mebbe I'll order it in a fit of delirium tremens before this box sells out!
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I, for one, will be happy for a Disc 4 with only 22 minutes. I appreciate the concert in order ... and I'm gonna rip it anyway. There will be plenty here to love.
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