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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 20, 2020 - 3:38am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.........

  • February 17, 2020 - 7:56am
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    Yeah, this PM system is a…

    Yeah, this PM system is a little weird. I was able to message Marye and got the missing disc. Have really been enjoying these shows. Good luck resolving your issues!

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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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Came across it on the So Many Roads box as well. Not sure, but my understanding is that it was an extended soundcheck the day before the actual show. Those who were there would know better. Regardless, it is one of the best jams the band ever did. If for nothing else other than its uniqueness. Never heard the band ever play anything else like it. The last 6 minutes or so are out of control good. I can just imagine the boys up on stage with big smiles on their faces knowing that no other band on the planet could come close to pulling it off.
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Unlike Britain, which is still dragging its feet with outmoded policies based on prejudice. There has been quite a high profile case concerning a child having access to cannabis oil denied him this week, despite the fact that it is the only thing that has helped him stop having fits. His fits resumed after the authorities confiscated his cannabis, potentially putting his life at risk. So he has a special dispensation, for a limited period of time, while the Home Secretary reconsiders the law on prescribing medicinal cannabis. The Home Secretary has also said that he is very much against legalising cannabis, particularly for recreational use, as the government is apparently committed to safeguarding communities. He seems to think commuities would be at risk if cannabis was legalised. I don't know where he gets his information from-possibly that 1930s film "Reefer Madness".
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Finally picked up the "Get Shown The Light" box. That is some seriously clumsy and awkward packing. It's pleasing enough, but those discs are begging to be scratched up. Damn near bent one of the packages trying to put a disc back in. On the other hand, RFK box set is perfect. Nice and compact and dense. Beautiful little product.
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Yes, I think this packaging is poor. I keep my cds from the box in separate individual cases to keep them healthy. It seems to be a characteristic of a lot box sets to store the cds ever inventive ways that look pretty, but are practically useless. I bought the 3 cd/1 dvd edition of Bitches Brew, last weekend, and its the same sort of thing. Very clever packaging, with the emphasis on how they look, rather than on how they safeguard the discs. That box set of Bitches Brew is amazing, incidentally-incredible sound.
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I am 100% serious: the song playing when I arrived at work today was Stagger Lee (8/10/82).
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Commendable effort Kfan.You should have been the guardian of Shakedown Street when GD were touring. There were people there who’s only goal was to take advantage of others. Listening to 6-20-91 now. I actually don’t think that this show is all that grate, and I believe that is why it was released as a Download Series show, to save the better ‘91 shows for potential CD release. Chose to skip Pine Knob that summer and go to Soldier Field instead. Glad I did.
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DaP 16 from 3/28/73 (you know, the one with the Scooby-Doo House on the front cover): Dark Star => Eyes of the World => Playing in the Band. In my esteem, the last great Dark Star to be released ( correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the only ones that have come out since this are both from early 1970, Dave's Picks Volume 19 and Long Strange Trip). Yeah, there's been a Dark Star drought. I'm looking forward to the one on the Pacific Northwest box set. The morning drive featured 2/22/73 on a very nice CD I received in the mail this morning from the man I call Uncle Gary. Then finished it at work. Thanks UG, if you're out there. Say.... I may throw on that Watkins Glen soundcheck... There are some seriously tasty Vibes going around on that one... the whole thing is pretty good really... I recall a Bird Song in there as well...
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Angry Jack Straw (what a name you have chosen), i couldn't agree more with you regarding the Watkins Glen jam. That was one of the first pieces of raw gold i came across when in the process of throwing that lightening switch in gear (early high school). Reading that comment brought back those very sensations, even though it's been years since i last heard it. Thanks!
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There's a new Circles Around The Sun album for pre-order here on the site.I like 'em. I'm gettin' it. :o) ...it's got a song with Chuck D doing something on it. Yup,Chuck D.
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*Hey now! Please note that this is an oversized item. Increased shipping rates will apply. So how big is this box? The approximate dimensions of the Europe 72 Steamer box are: 15 x 11 x 7 inches. The approximate dimnsions of the 30 Trips box are: 14 x 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. On June 16, 2018 - 2:31pm, Eyes43 posted images from an ebay seller's post (where did this ebay seller get these images?) If these are the images of the finished product, it would make it the same size category of either E72 or 30 Trips. At only 19 discs, I am thinking this box should be the in the same size category of the Spring 1990 and Spring 1990 (The Other One) boxes which I believe are about 12 x 12 x 4. I have neither of these physical box sets. So, how oversized is the forthcoming Pacific Northwest '73-'74: The Complete Recordings Boxed Set?
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Yup - the GSTL box is unnecessarily large, ornate, and fragile. Designed more for the "best packaging" judges than the consumer (who paid for it and has to live with it.) Keithfan, put on your cape and get on this! And I love the "Scooby Doo house" reference re 3/28/73 DaP.
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It seemed like it never rained that summer and was 90 degrees every day in the Midwest. Lots of first songs played and second time plays. First Foolish Heart, Blow Away, Take You Home, Believe It, Blackbird, second Victim.... balanced out by a Stella Blue on the 22nd that is so painful to listen to, go ahead I dare you to listen.. Jerry just gave up on it.. enjoy your day... bob t
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It's funny, when that Dave's Picks 16 artwork was first revealed, the first thing I thought was wow, that looks like my college house; the second thing I thought was, it looks like it could be a house right out of one of those original Scooby-Doo episodes. Then I spent a good Hard 5 minutes thinking about my most important educational years, and wondered what it said that Scooby-Doo was the best comparison I could make. And then the weed brought me somewhere else altogether and I don't think I've thought about it again since. Well, as far as the clumsy packaging is concerned 4 gstl, rest assured everyone, the problem was managed appropriately and expeditiously, at least in my experience. I had scratched discs. Dr Rhino replaced them in satisfactory time. Actually more than satisfactory time, he got that s*** to me fast. He's the guy on the quality control side of things (and marye), and if you think about it, we're no longer getting CDs sent to us in abrasive sandpaper sleeves like road trips. I would be surprised if the new box set has any kind of issue like GSTL, with respect to the CDs not being securely secured. It's the Google translator man, once you say it it's on paper. I believe Dr Rhino and marye are the unsung heros in this machine. Come to think of it, the box cutter slices went away after we brought it to marye and Doc's attention as well. I did a little bit of a mix this morning. I'm on the drive now and in the middle of it. From Dick's Picks 23, Promised Land, bird song, Uncle John's Band. And from Dave's Picks 26, the second set fireworks from the Albuquerque show, sugar magnolia, the other one, Not Fade Away etcetera. I've dawdled here long enough, I'm now cranking it back up. Scooby Snack anyone? Chewie get us out of here....
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Download Series 1991: one of the few from that series I still listen to. Hot. GSTL Packaging: Beautiful. 1978 Box: Crazy-good. Phish: Saw them tons in the early 90s. In 1995 they went funk and picked up all the unwashed trust-fund kids after Jerry died, and I never went back. Trey in FTW: not who I would have picked, and the whole concept was a bit ill-advised. Citizens United decision: devastating to the 99%--send some money to those who are fighting to have it reversed. Be kind, rewind.
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Can only think of Dave's 16 as the "Scooby-Doo" show since I first read that on one of the other boards. Such a great gig. Admittedly, it was a sleeper release for me. The recording quality kept it out of rotation for a while, but one day I decided to rediscover it (with headphones on). Glad I did. It's been a repeat play ever since. And, as noted, disc 3 is something of a wonder.
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88 was the year it was super hot? I remember seeing the dust rising into the air as everyone danced during the show.
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6/17/91- The "Dark Starred" show. Worthy of a vault release to be sure, although they are out of gas by the time Sugar Magnolia rolls around. Nevertheless, I love hearing Jerry play the instrumental verse to Dark Star in the second set. Amazing 6/22/91- Rock solid show. Perfect in all respect and some true "Good Old Grateful Dead". One of my favorite Shakedowns 6/25/91- Every head that I have ever met, who attended this show, talks about how emotional this gig is. Beautiful Comes A Time and other rockers galore (also worthy of a vault release). The 90's get no love.
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The only summer of 1988 show I saw was Buckeye Lake. One of only 2 shows that I did not like. As has been mentioned, excrutiatingly hot. If memory serves low 100's. Show starts off good. Not sure the heat did not take it out on the fellas. We get there and get in line early to tape, like maybe around 2. They had a huge sign on the interstate, "Grateful Dead, TODAY, $5." So not only did they get us paying full price and driving 400 miles, but then they parked us in a lot real close to the entrance. We thought great, small walk. Had security and parking people to park the crowd. Stand in line in that heat and get down right beside Healy. There must have been close to 100,000 people. I am sure maybe 20,000 only paid $5. Problem was when we leave, and ready to get back to hotel to dub tapes, etc. all of the security and parking people were gone. Ouch. After waiting for several hours we decided to take the Cherokee trail riding and found an escape through the woods to the local road. Did not mind one bit tearing up the field we went through to get to the road, it was all Buckeye Lake property. I still really enjoy the opening Stranger, still wondered about Bobby and his pink Strat. The Sugaree was also good, as was most of the first set. Even after dark it was still in the 90's. That is what made the after show such a problem. There was little lot vending to find a beer, veggie burrito, or water. That was my one and only large venue show. All others were 4,500 to 16,000. Whew. Hard to believe 30 years ago Monday. G
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I saw Pearl Jam a few years back at Wrigley Field. About 4 songs in, Eddie announced that there was a huge lightning storm on the way, and that we would have to get off the field. The huddled masses gathered together in the ballpark concessions areas for about 2 hours. Finally, the storm subsided (and it was truly a magnificent light show!). We all went to our soggy seats and Eddie came out. He noted that they had to ask permission from the nearby homes, but the mayor had given the 'ok' to continue the show at that hour. PJ finally started in again about 11:00pm and played until well after 1am. It's one of those rarities that they have never released on CD, probably not one of their best by their standards, but I don't know anyone who got to see them that night that was not satisfied. Maybe, in their particular situation, Dead and Co, did not feel they could do that (past Bobby's bedtime?), but for a band that typically plays between 2-3 hours, they owe you something.
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You heard right, Thin. First set performances were excellent, but it took them a while to get the sound right, at least from where I was sitting on the first base side. Second set was way beyond expectations. Despite blown lyrics in "St. Stephen" (we're all used to that), they nailed it instrumentally and "The Eleven" was shockingly wonderful.
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Thanks for the info on Further and Deadco. Also thanks to other commenters. Did not realize that Deborah had caused some issues. Need to watch Long Strange Trip again and watch with a more discerning eye. I think it was Vguy that stated he just wants to hear the music and not be too concerned with the backstage or life making sausage aspects. At least I now understand why Billy and Mickey were shunning and now are back. Thanks again, G Edit OOOps: Stoltzfus not Vguy.
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Kevjones-I totally agree. The 90s has some single show stuff, especially in '91 with the lush 7-piece band sound that deserves to come out. The late Brent era has been pretty covered with the entire spring 90 tour being released, which is phenomenal, but I always felt '91 was really their last great year. (No, not "great" like '72 and '73-'74, etc., I know, but still LOTS of good shows, that Jerry's rapid decline prevented from '92 to end.) Don't think I have ever even heard Sandstone but used to play soldier field in my car all the time and 6-17 Giants was one of the best shows I ever saw, along with 12-6-92 Tempe out of 60 or so. (And I hated Giants stad. as a venue and never went back after '92.) It's ironic that people are complaining about MUAM being too 90s when they don't have much other video, but the boxes have been all 70s-which is great-but there are some single shows here and there from '91 that would be a great representation of Bruce Dead. That was the other thing-once Bruce officially left and only played with them sporadically after spring '92, Vince really made you miss Brent. Vince was cool and all, I liked him...but still.
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Speaking of more Video. I hope maybe next year you will choose Today's Date 1989 for either release or MUATM or both. I still have my old VHS tapes of the PPV, and they still sound very good. If you do, release the whole PPV with beginning and intermission. The crowd stuff at the beginning and intermission is always fun to show folks who wonder what in the hell was I into. Another show where Phil thunders hard during opening of Estimated. G
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I received an email today from Dead.net with an uveiling video. Unfortunately when I went to open it, it disappeared from my computer. Would somebody please post it here or PM me with it? Rock on
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I was there and thought it was a really good show all around. The first set with Hornsby sitting in was top notch Dead. The second set opened with three new songs, Victim, Foolish heart and Blow Away. i distinctly remember the reaction of some people towards Victim in particular, and watching the mood grow dark. At that point i knew that was going to be a great song. The Blow away and foolish heart are solid renditions. Terrapin was played to perfection. The post Space segment was pretty standard with a decent reading of The other one, even though without the Phil bass intro. It was indeed hot and oversold. I remember being parked about 12 cars deep right in the middle of probably the biggest "Shakedown street" I even seen. We were trapped in the lot for the duration. Very festive though. The day before the Buckeye show was spent at Cedar Point. Fun weekend. ....speaking of the 6/21/89 Shoreline PPV broadcast, I would also love to see that released. Great show.
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I received that email as well. There wasn't much too it, a few bullet points and a picture of the box. My guess it was a response to pictures of the box showing up on eBay. Here are the bullets: Some folks like surprises, others not so much. Our PACIFIC NORTHWEST '73-'74 box and its fantastic art and packaging have hit the web so we thought we'd share an official look with you right here, right now. 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 GRAB A COPY And hopefully this picture will come on ok.. It's slightly different than the one posted, but it fits better on the screen (I grabbed it from reddit).
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I am glad you liked Buckeye. That is what makes this band so exciting. What One Man (not you Steve)doesnt like, another does. It is weird we missed such a huge Shakedown. It is an oddity, that within the same confines, you can have different experiences... After all, it was a Grateful Dead concert, so better time spent than elsewhere!
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Since I kinda sorta called the box (I said spring '73) I'm going to try to will Dave's 27 into existence too. 3-26-73 - Baltimore Civic Center It would make a tasty aperitif for the incoming box set. Clap for the Wolfman. As long as you got the curves baby, I got the angles.
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Right on Slow Dog. Except for the official releases, I haven't listened to most of Spring 73 in a few years.. but my last listen was the whole tour in sequence. I walked away with a strong like for Baltimore and Philly. Not only were they back to back, but they both were outstanding. More love to come from '73, and suspect many of the returned reels were from this period, hence the PNW Box. One of the shows I recently sent out with my 73/74 show offer was this very show. An exceptional performance. One other add, and I know it's been told on these boards.. but I applaud the extra remastering efforts that went into this box, specifically adding Plangent Processing to the restoration of two-track analogue reels. These shows represent an important piece in American music history, and it's refreshing to see them taking it very seriously this time. (I look down with disbelieve the way they handled shows like Hampton '89 [horribly remastered], Spring 90 I [sourced from the two track Cutler DATs when 24 track master reels existed, E72 [even though it sounds great, they might have rushed through parts], etc.). The extra effort is most appreciated. Yes, a clap for the Wolfman. One edit: All the spring/summer/fall/winter shows from 73 are excellent and my listening is often flawed.. for example, 4/2 was not especially memorable until I got the Normanized Dave's Picks. My first listens are subject to whatever stray information is floating around in my brain. I expect that's true for others as well. Not saying Balt and Philly are the best.. but they are really good.
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It was quite wonderful in person.
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I turn 69 on September 7th.What a great birthday present that package is going to be. Based on the quality of the sound on the preview I listened to, this is going to be an outstanding release. Long live the Dead Best/Jim
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Just in case you get bored, HBO is showing "American Made" this month about Barry Seal. He was the CIA/cocaine pilot that brought a big chunk of the Cocaine that came in to the US in the early to mid 80's. I saw it at the theater last fall and have watched a couple of times on HBO. I find it thoroughly entertaining. I wont say why. I think the film makers tag line is something like "A tall tale based on a true story." Helps you understand how incredibly corrupt our govt is. After 50 years its time for us to know who shot JFK...or why did Obama sell guns to drug dealers. It is all the same group. You will continue to watch our government wrap itself in the flag like it is a priestly robe of righteousness. It will get worse. OK that is as close to a political discussion as I will ever have on here.
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Hell yes. Give '91 some serious LOVE. 6.17.91 is an All-Time favorite. Seven Faced Transitory Dream Doll = 7-piece band as noted. Many of you know my stance but it shall be stated again: Bruce added some push and pull and EPIC MOMENTS. In The Finest. Brought The Band to new heights. I mean, he was another Lead Instrumentalist who actually captured Jerry's imagination. Right on. '91 is far underrepresented. Sixtus P.S. Sixtus III: T-minus 12 hours and counting. Hugs cheers and thank yous to those who have chimed in and/or given this even a minimal mental thought - here's to smooth delivery Friday AM crack'O Dawn.
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I think there's a Reuben and Cherise tease before the Tennessee Jed. Shame I don't think they ever even played it again either. There's some Diamonds to be mined from June '91 that's for sure...
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Keeping yall in my thoughts and prayers. Hope it is easy as pie! G
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....my son was born in July. To this day my wife says we should have planned it better. I still have pics of her 8 months along with like four fans blowing on her. Best of luck to the Sixtus clan.
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I wanted to ask what you don't like about the audio on Dave's 16? The blackout on Jer's guitar on Cum Blues always hurts. He was really cookin' Beside that I always think it's pretty good until I listen to Dave 21 and then I'm not sure what it is but 21 sounds so much better.
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And thanks. You too GFar. And Jimmy And Gus. And Other Ones. You have been So Kind over months and years. As have Many. This IS The Way. Kindness Out Back To All. Sixtus
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Hippychick: "I wanted to ask what you don't like about the audio on Dave's 16?" I have been pondering DaP 16 (3/28/73) vs. DaP 21 (4/2/73) for a long time. I have a soft spot for disc 3 from #16 but #21 is practically flawless and the HCS through China Doll is unique, transcendental. So it's a toss up. My favorite, the last one I listened to. But isn't that classic GD.. flawlessly flawed. There hasn't been a dead show that with enough listens I couldn't perfect the arrangement so that it's exactly perfect. (yes, sounds silly, is silly, but we all play music in hour heads all the time even when the bands all packed and gone). To me, listening all these shows like having partial recordings that when spliced together exactly right finish Schubert's unfinished symphony. Perfectly imperfect.. no matter the year or recording.
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its just that daves 16 isn't a real good representation of Bill Candelario's later recordings.
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....opens with a Cumberland. Sold right out of the gate. One of two times they opened with it. The other was Paris 9.20.74. Boxilla missed it by that much.
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what you can expect from it: kinda muffled guitar sound from weir, Keith keeps disappearing and reappearing out of the mix. Phil's bass sound kind of wavers it can be real prominent and dominant in the mix then the next thing its not only to go back up again. but! every thing is finely played, the playing more than makes up for the sonic anomalies. and even then the sound anomalies aren't horribly bad. and there are plenty of songs: the short songs rival even with the jam vehicle songs. its not bad im currently playing it now and took a food break after disc one. and ...its a long one if you want a nice long one. the problems seem to get better around the end of disc one there on(just finished disc 2) this one does have a fucking beautiful Looks Like Rain & Stella Blue.
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Does anyone know what this box is made of? Plastic? Wood? Iron? Packed Mud?
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I am about 3/4 through... spoiler alert- it's ugly. Many of the rumored tales are fleshed out in gory detail. It is sad, but not shocking.
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Though keeping my eyes open, I haven't been able to find out yet, but a good guess would be high grade cardboard. Who knows, maybe pressed hemp - I hear that's a pretty versatile material! The dream box would be made out of some type of aromatic PNW cedar wood though - but then it might cost $300 instead....
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Ordered in time for a bday present..this looks amazing. Don't understand how anyone could complain too many 72-74 shows, their peak. The hard part will be finding the time to really absorb these cds. Dave's Picks ... Some great 85 shows like 3/28, 6/30, 11/2...would be nice but maybe sound not up to snuff.
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