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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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What about the Johann clue that was there along with 6 2?? Thanks Bob t
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Just like the Cornell Box, I already have more than half of these concerts. Gotta do it tho. Better quality is always much better. And I won't have to listen to things like "has anyone seen my hairbrush?"
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According to DeadBase, these are the only 3 times The Dead played Money, Money. I will wait till September to officially rank them. Cannot remember why they put this song to bed so quickly. Of course, there may not be a reason. I need to be more open minded next time Bolo starts throwing around clues. I tend to let my mind limit my thinking to shows or box sets I want to see released, rather than letting the clues lead me to the promised land. I was thinking Ark 69' (maybe next year on the 50th anniversary) All this said, I am super excited about this box! Wonderful music indeed. Sam T
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After the mammoth Thirty Trips set I assured my wife that I wouldn't be buying anymore of these elaborate Dead box sets. However, this one was too tasty looking to resist! Besides I have almost three months to figure out how I'll sneak it into the house without my wife noticing. LOL!
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What a great list of shows! Again........go ahead and take my money. Just pre ordered it and I can't wait.
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Checked out the site of the artist for this box, royhenryvickers.com and saw some cool stuff, looking forward to seeing some of the art for the individual covers for each show.
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...my wife and kids are nowhere near as excited about this box set as I am.
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love all
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this set will be top notch PITB 6.26.73 is smokin hot I have been traveling, last song I remember hearing was a 1974 Ship of Fools and was thinking another release with 1974 Ship of Fools would be excellent, a day later and here is this box set, nice timing Rhino, but I'm broke lol Speeding ticket in New York is a pretty penny. Don't sell out on me too fast hahah
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Forgot about that one. If I'm not mistaken, I think it was actually Johanns (plural). That goes with Bachs, which sounds like box. So, box plus 6 over 2 means the box is 6 shows over 2 years. I know, I'm odd.
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These were perhaps the easiest set of clues yet. It's no wonder it leaked.. we all, more or less, had this one pegged. Excited for this one too. This scratches my itch. One other thing. We are seeing our first four disc show in a while (since 2012 I think), but there quite a few returned 4 disc shows believed to now be in the vault. I believe this will be the model for their release perhaps for the next decade or so. I really don't see them being Dave's Picks.. even including them as the bonus disc would really turn people off and create a lot of piss and vinegar. (unless I'm wrong, of course. :D )
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....vs last four disc combo release? The last stop in E72. 2011. Close enough....I'll be honest. P.N.E '73 is the only one I'm really familiar with note for note, but I'm eager to learn.
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Wasn't that set released on the 40th anniversary of the tour, in 2012? I'm getting old, can't remember shit anymore.. but I have an uncanny, almost rain man like ability to decipher bolo clues. Yes, I meant four disc single shows, not two shows on a DaP where the bonus disc makes it all possible. People would revolt and storm the vault if they made disc 4 of 6/10/73 the bonus disc. Dave would be treated no better than Louis XVI.
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....a lot of these 73/74 shows are a three and a half to four hour commitments. Stupid life keeps interrupting the mojo.
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....see how excited I am! (I glanced at the fine print on the back of 5.26.72. 2011).
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Right you are, Senator. It was 2011, the year I spent wandering around the desert looking for my car keys... I sort of block that period out. Has anyone ever lost their car at a show? I sure have.. on the bright side.. by the time you find it you are usually ok to drive. ..or as the guy from the Grateful Dead Movie would say, "I'm just trying to get my space together before I find my car and leave the show"
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Looking forward to this newest addition to my collection. Have not heard any of these shows before, and will not listen in advance. I still like hearing a "new release" fresh out of the shrink wrap. As always, thanks to Dave and everyone else involved for keeping this 50+ year trip alive. I always chuckle about the bickering between over what should and should not be released......I have and will continue to purchase every NOTE of this exquisite band!
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Will be interesting to hear one of the 74 shows from this boxset vs the Missoula show from an audio quality perspective to see if there's a huge audio upgrade wow factor. If so, I hope TPTB release plangent worthy upgrades to boxsets only so we get much better upgrades since they typically don't do the Plangent on Dick's / RT / Dave's releases. Obviously I would love to have the plangent on all digital releases.
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Aren't all the Dave's Picks run through Plangent?
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Early this week I was listening to Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL (6/23/74)from Cosmic Charlie (Grateful Dead Hunter's Trix Vol 69) and was thinking a 74 box would be perfect. I hope 6/23/74 is in the vault. Very sweet 74 Dark Star.
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5/19/74 is a long time favorite; I'm ashamed to say I've never had the other shows in my collection (although I've listened to 6/22/73 on the Archive). What an embarrassment of riches 1973 is. So much left to be mined from this glorious year (2/9, 2/15, 3/16, 3/26, 5/26, 6/10, 8/1, 10/25, 12/18 are the big ones that spring to mind). I guess they'll need several more boxes to finish it off! As for '74, other than 2/23 and 6/23, theres no other big obvious ones (only 40 shows that year!) unless you make an argument for 6/30 or going back and doing full-show releases of DP12, GD Movie, RT2.3, and DP31. Since we've had Dave's Picks or Box Set shows from 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, and 1989 all in the last year, we could be up for something really different for DP28; my money is on something from June '76. Otherwise we could be going Primal or into the 80s!
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I don't believe Dave's Picks typically gets the Plangent Processes treatment. If a show has it, it will be credited on the liner notes. I just checked the latest Dave's Picks and there is no mention. I would be surprised if they are all not pitch corrected at this point.. but they seem to save this special treatment for box sets and special projects. That's my understanding, if anyone out there knows different, feel free to comment.
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I've been a long time lurker here. I probably visited once every couple weeks. It's not easy to catch up with all the posts at that rate, but that's all I was really interested in. Something changed in me in the last 3 months. I bought that Europe 72 shows and completely felt no need to listen to any other band. I've been listening to the Grateful Dead for 15 years, I like complete shows, and I like the 70s most especially when it was just one drummer Bill the drummer. I am a completest for 60s and 70s. Some early 80s is okay to me. Won't get into the reasons why, but I sure you I've listened to it all and I'm simply sticking with what sounds best in my personal taste. What I came here to post is that I am so glad that I did not listen to the sound boards that I have of these shows from the Northwest box set. I've had them all in decent quality for a long time, but like some others who have mentioned it on here, I've been saving my last virgin orifice, my ears for the official releases. I did not always feel that way, but I think I ruined the excitement of get shown the light box set, by listening to all of those shows way before they were ever released. I am so looking forward to hearing the shows for the first time after Jeff Norman and plangent processes has made them ready for consumption. And it's funny, I've almost overcome the temptation to listen to these soundboards, especially when the June 10th 1973 I was going around, but I never make it past the song or two after which I decide I should be listening to an official release. I know there are others who feel the same way going by previous posts here. It has paid off for me this time. I can't wait for September what I can listen Like a Virgin and play diddle diddle my cat and my middle ;-)
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The 1974 shows are Wall of Sound shows.
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I guess I didn't mind a Dap from '73 or '74 but I really wanted these years to be saved for boxset's because of Plangent Processes(Dave explains how much better they sound in his seaside chat).
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Mexicali Blues -- 6Beat It On Down The Line -- 6 Big RIver -- 6 Promised Land -- 5 Jack Straw -- 5 The Race is On -- 5 Row Jimmy -- 5 China Rider -- 5 El Paso -- 5 Greatest Story ever told -- 5 Sugar Magnolia -- 5 Sugaree -- 4 Bertha -- 4 Deal -- 4 Playing in the Band -- 4 Truckin -- 4 Box of Rain -- 3 Big Railroad Blues -- 3 Eyes of the World -- 3 China Doll -- 3 Brown Eyed Women -- 3 Wharf Rat -- 3 Johnny B Goode -- 3 Me and my Uncle -- 3 It Must Have Been The Roses -- 3 US Blues -- 3 Ship of Fools -- 3 Money Money -- 3 Loser -- 2 They love Each Other -- 2 Looks Like Rain -- 2 Around and Around -- 2 Mississippi Half-Step uptown Toodeloo -- 2 You Ain't Woman ENough -- 2 Stella Blue -- 2 One More Saturday Night -- 2 Tennessee Jed -- 2 Here Comes Sunshine -- 2 Black Peter -- 2 He's Gone -- 2 The Other One -- 2 Casey Jones -- 2 Me and Bobby McGee -- 2 Loose Lucy -- 2 Scarlet Begonias -- 2 Weather Report Suite -- 2 Dark Star -- 1 Bird Song -- 1 Ramble On Rose -- 1 Dire Wolf -- 1 Nobody's Fault But Mine -- 1 Black Throated Wind -- 1 Peggy-O -- 1 Not Fade Way -- 1 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad -- 1
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Given all the hassle I had with trying(and failing )to get the "Get shown the light" box set delivered to me, plus the huge delay in getting the DP cd's, I decided to go straight to the digital download. (also, I only ever listen to music from my PC or on my ipod) so it makes sense to me. I don't reckon the art work, liner notes etc will be worth the big price difference. I already have all these shows downloaded onto my PC & ipod so can thoroughly recommend them. I buy them because I feel it is doing right by the band and their families. I download from internet warchives, but always replace the shows when they get released. I own all the Dicks &Dave's picks, Download series, Road Trips from 60's & 70's and May 77,Get shown the light and Europe 72. So, inthe same spirit, I will delete my Internet Archive recordings once these shows get released. I,too am wondering how much sound will improve as. I know from many IA soundboards, the quality nowadays is as good as DP/DaP /RT releases.Still, always something more to live for and look forward too. [June 9&10 1973; June 23&24 1974 Jai Al Fronton shows. The other parts of the Dick's Picks vol. 7 shows. 26/5/73 Kezar Stadium(oh please,please this one)......and on and on. Happy listening from a Scottish Deadhead Bear
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"I bought the Europe 72 shows and completely felt no need to listen to any other band." well said
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Thanks for posting - I was beginning to look at song counts.... I was surprised to realize that in addition to only 1 Dark Star, the box has only 2 Other Ones (both in '73). In '72 these 2 songs alternated every other night as the "big jam". By 1974 these 2 songs were much less frequent: only 5 Dark Stars and I'm just realizing only 8 Other Ones. The three '74 shows have neither Dark Star OR Other One, which surprises me. This is part of the reason I prefer '72 and '73 to 1974: Not as much a fan of the setlists, relatively speaking. The jams often launch from Truckin' and Playing in the Band (both waaay down the totem of my fav songs) instead of Dark Star/Other One. Plus they added U.S Blues, Must Have Been the Roses and Phil&Ned in heavy rotation.... not my fav's.... Fun fact: Money Money was only played live at 3 shows: the three '74 shows in this box.
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that's the story of, that's the glory of the GD they were so creative, they came up with interstellar overdrives with additional material. I LOVE THIS RELEASE.
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Wanna get this here box set, but... my SS check doesn't come in till June 27th. I wonder, can anyone help me out somehow, till it does come in? I do have paypal. Or a snail mail check in the mail. (I need a ticket!)
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i doubt the box will sell out before june 27th. this box set seems like a cash grab. i don't understand why they decided to release it as one giant box instead of two smaller boxes ('73 & '74). could it be they're worried that as time passes fewer people will be alive to pay top dollar for live grateful dead? i'm going to wait on this box until i know whether i really want it. if the compilation album contained a "ship of fools" i'd probably purchase it instead of the box. ----
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This box set will allow us to determine the GOAT Money Money.
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Looks like all of us are in for a "very" nice musical treat. These shows will be sonically as good as one could hope for. I have spent a lot of time reading about the Plangent process and it is amazing. If you are in doubt read what they are saying about Springsteen's "Born To Run" project using Plangent.I am sure people will "bitch and complain" about something to do with this set. It will be MUCH better than cassette tapes! The artwork looks...amazing! Dave and his staff has done and excellent job. Looking forward to September when I can put a cd into my player, light up my pipe, pour a cold beer into a glass..and sit back and....enjoy! Again...Dave...Norman...et.al...Thanks!! Mr. Pete---------------> aging hippie
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Definitely want this, but have been hit with another financial hardship. Hope it doesn't sell out before i can afford to acquire a copy. That 45 minute "Playing" from the 6th show and the fact that nothing from that Summer '73 has been released yet, makes this very enticing. Been really digging into this era a lot lately.
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...it's only summer 73, whatever...not even really worth it at all, "it's just a cash grab." What!?! :) ...Personal preferences aside and to each their own but seriously, I'm sure that Dave wants to hear this in full sonic glory as much as we do. I think you would be hard-pressed to find the majority of deadfreaks list this amazing box as a "cash grab." "Did you just cash grab my ass? That would be impossible Mr. Zadir, I'm all the way over here."
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I think the fact they dropped it after 3 attempts implies that none should be considered GOAT - "Greatest" implies greatness, which this song never achieved. Some songs just didn't work live.... like Let Me Sing Your Blues Away and 'Til the Morning Comes....
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Uhh yeah, I was being sarcastic.
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Got the Mail, that my order is on the way. Can this really be?
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easy ordering, easy decision. These are some fine Dead shows here folks, maybe only 1 Dark Star and 2 Other Ones but they are good ones, and quite possibly the best version of Bird Song ever, definitely in the top 3 of all time. I am happy with this release, oversized shipping sized box and all. I did not pull the trigger on that T shirt, it's not limited and I think it will be around for a while if I change my mind. I am not familiar with the 5/17/74 show and it's always good to hear "new" dead music. Looking at the set list for this show, there is no real big jam and that's probably why I have not heard it. That's what attracted me to the Dead, the improvisational jams and space trucking mind melts that only the Grateful Dead can deliver. I too, prefer 73 to 74 but I am looking forward to all these shows. It will be a great September.
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Yup - knew you were being sarcastic - did not intend my comment to sound overbearing. This is going to be an amazing release. I can't wait to get my hands on it. I love the art, love the Plangent angle, love the setlists. Giddy-up.
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