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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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  • December 10, 2019 - 8:03am
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    Disc 14

    No vocals on "El Paso" some how they must of had Bob's mic off or way down May 17, 1974 – P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia Disc 14

  • July 12, 2019 - 5:56am
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    6/24/73 is so smoking to me …

    6/24/73 is so smoking to me , this dark star into eyes is AMAZING! I’m surprised the dark star didn’t make the cut for the compilation but it’s still an amazing selection from these 6 shows to create the 3 cd compilation. Some incredible mind bending jams inside this treasure chest!;)

  • May 8, 2019 - 6:34pm
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    Listening to it now, Daverock

    The flip is sort of at a slow point.
    But, it does sound great, both sides.
    Enjoy!

  • May 8, 2019 - 1:17am
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    My mistake-icecrmcnkd

    Yes, that makes sense - Playing doesn't normally feature drums anyway. I think you got a real bargain-I paid the equivalent of 26 dollars, which was still considerably cheaper than everyone else was selling it for.

  • May 7, 2019 - 5:20pm
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    Yes Daverock

    I got it, I think it was $20 or $22.
    I don’t recall that the flip is during Drums, I think that it’s between a slow, low volume section.
    I do recall that I enjoyed listening to it. :)

  • May 7, 2019 - 3:28am
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    5/21/74

    Did anyone get the Playing in the Band from this show that came out on vinyl last year? I saw it on ebay in the early hours and had a poke round to see if there were any references to it. I couldn't find any, so I decided to take a punt anyway. It reminds me of the Dark Star from Paris 5/4/72 that came out on vinyl a while back, in that it is just that one track, split into two sides during drums. That works for me, so I have high hopes for this one.

  • March 16, 2019 - 8:59am
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    5-19-74

    Got it on vinyl recently.
    Sounds awesome!
    And yes, the vocals drop out is there too.

  • March 15, 2019 - 11:22am
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    Perithecat

    Thank you so much for your response. I’m kinda just a bit obsessive about sound, aren’t we all on these threads!, 😀 and glad to know it is not just me but the master tapes. It was your comments about the China—>Rider bridge that made me go back to this show to hear it again. Peace and thanks.

  • March 15, 2019 - 10:23am
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    TLEO 77

    Sadly it’s in the recording , but don’t let that put you off it’s a truly wonderful show , I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again the bridge between China/rider gives me goosebumps just writing about it let alone listening to it 😸😸😸

  • March 15, 2019 - 10:17am
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    Sadly it’s in the recording …

    Sadly it’s in the recording , but don’t let that put you off it’s a truly wonderful show , I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again the bridge between China/rider gives me goosebumps just writing about it let alone listening to it 😸😸😸

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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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I have listened to very little of this era of the Grateful Dead so I am very excited they are putting out some things from this time frame. I can't wait until September to check all of this out for my first time. Just wanted to have another positive comment on here for our boy Dave Lemieux! Keep up the great work buddy, we all appreciate your efforts so very much! Cheers!
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This set is up my street to an absolutely absurd degree -- Splurgegasm!! Ok wow apologies folks! After wiping up that mess, I have taken a few moments to heed Mr. Lemieux' advice and see just what the internet has to show us about Roy Henry Vickers. Oh hoho, we are truly blessed here with this. Nice to see the box remain mostly mysterious, but clearly we are due to receive something amazing and beautiful to both eye and ear. Also, I gotta say it is another piece of Very Good News to hear Nick M. has been tapped again for critical duties. With no slight to Jarnow, Gans, Lemieux, or Walton (or anyone else [Stanley!]), Meriwether's liners are always enlightening and give a great context to the recordings, definitely meriting re-readings. Dang glad there's some appetizers coming through the summer in the way of Dave's Next, the Anthem re/Winterland '67 and the Meetup, otherwise all this anticipation might be just tooo much.
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And I was kind of surprised it did not sell out yet, but maybe there are not a lot of deadheads who are fans of the era. After wrestling with myself on whether or not to drop the cash, for maybe five minutes, I realized I would regret not doing so. I love these shows! I can't wait to hear it. I hope my CD player does not fritz out before then. Cheers!
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How about some limited edition lithographs of the art signed by First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers himself? Seriously impressed. Would love to frame and hang in the home and/or office. Just a thought. Boxset exceeds my wildest expectations. All-in and thanks to all involved. Be kind out there...
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Really looking forward to the first officially released 1973 Bird Song. As some have noted, this one's a doozie, though I haven't heard it (ranks 2nd on Heady Version). Like Hippie Chick, I've had these shows a while now, but never quite pulled the trigger on listening to them (or I turn them off a song or two in). The difficulty starts with a dude on my shoulder who looks just like Keith, whispering "pssst...MeFan...wait for the Full Norman...the Fender Rhodes is going to sound so much better..." But of course he's always offset by the dude on my other shoulder who looks just like Pigpen, whispering "pssst...KeithFan...I forgive you your namesake - the boy can play some piano... but about those unofficial tapes - shake a leg now, you know you want to...quit playing pocket pool, get her leg up against the wall, and listen to those soundboards." To which I say "but Pigpen 'ol buddy, I can't...she so ugly"; but Pig's impatient now; he stops whispering at this point and hollers "well whatchoo wont for a dolla and a quarter?!?"
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You were expecting it to be free? At $10/CD for the Box that’s pretty reasonable. The 44.1 download works out to $6.32/CD.
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KeithFan,With this post I do believe it's very possible that you're Mr. Godchaux' illegitimate child. Or you could be Mr. McKernan's love child, but that would be impossible, because that child was proven to be the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, and I don't think you're that man. However, a copy of this forthcoming boxset awaits you in September as with one for me.
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Another amazing piece!! Awesome work, Dead.net
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These box sets have been amazing. Just ordered Pacific Northwest and already have May 1977 Get shown the light, July 1978 complete recordings, Spring 1990, RFK stadium and Dave's Picks subscription. Im going to be having some great music to listen to, but quickly running out of money.The real question is should I go Box set purchase over Dave's picks?
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I have tried for the last two hours to try to get a copy and could not doing it through a PC or an android phone on this site...luckily my gf's Iphone did the trick. I can't fathom that this set would sell out in less than a day but we'll see. If you are having similar problem kept trying. Interesting that Dave chose to represents two years of shows on this one. If the quality is good as Winterland '73 I will be in 7th heaven. I did recall hearing an audience of the Seattle '74 back in the '80's and that PITB is long...very long. We'll see if Dave's on the mark with his youtube comments. The Money Honey is hilarious and you have to wonder who inspired that one for Bobby. Only two Eyes and Weather Report Suite out of six shows...quite unusual for both time periods.
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box set this box set is one of the top three for me Europe 72 is the top. Couldn't buy it at the time, but I have quite a few from a "reliable source". Thirty Trips is a tremendous concept. Couldn't buy it at the time, etc. PNW 73 & 74 Summer 78
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Hi all. Well, it’s been several months since I’ve checked-in on these boards. The fantastic news regarding the release of this sure-to-be amazing box set has brought me out of hibernation. Anyway, to state that I’m very super-stoked about the upcoming release of these dynamite 73-‘74 shows is definitely an understatement. Of course, ‘73-‘74 (plus ‘72) Grateful Dead is my absolute favorite jam, therefore my arousal over this box-set is approaching dangerous levels. As with many others, I was kinda expecting the release of a box set from ‘73, and we’re certainly due to get access to some shows from Summer of 1973. I always expected a ‘73 box set to consist of “Mega Dead” shows from May ‘73, but these June ‘73 shows are on a completely different (higher) level. Thank you with all of my heart and soul, Dave et al. (Jeffrey and Rhino and ...). My apologies if I’ve missed some previous chatter regarding the next Dave’s Picks. I was seriously thinking that DaP27 would be 8/1/73. For one, this show would be released on Garcia’s b-day (8/1), but 8/1 would also be the 45th anniversary of this show. For two, this show is very lovely...and we were due for release of a show from Summer ‘73. Anyway, obviously the announcement of the ‘73-‘74 box-set eliminates the chances of 8/1/73 of being released as DaP27, but this is certainly okay with me, considering the trade-off. I now think DaP27 will be a show from Spring ‘69. I pray to the “Primal Dead Gods” that a show from Spring ‘69 will be the next Dave’s Picks. I also love the artwork on this ‘73-‘74 box set...very much! Thanks again Dave! You da man! My personal list of supreme-o GD box-sets (ranked): Europe ‘72 —> my most prized possession ? Pacific Northwest ‘73-‘74 ? —> anticipated rank Winterland ‘73 Fillmore West ‘69 30 Trips Y’all enjoy...too bad we have to wait almost three months.
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1973 was a great year: I was fortunate to see 5 shows that year, 2/22 being the first. Watkins Glen was 2nd, Indy in October was 3rd, Cinci and Cleveland were 4th and 5th. I have several shows downloaded from '73, in fact, I was listening to Portland 6/24/73 the day the box set announcement appeared. I have the Miller soundboard with some defects/dropouts during "Loser". I hope the Vault copy is not defective: wonder who was doing the board mix back then... Owsley was a free man, again, but Kidd may have been running the board.
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....if that's the final product, they've outdone themselves again.
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I don't have a favorite era.. it's typically what I listened to last, but.. well.. what the hey.. I love 73-74. I think I have all the shows from this period that circulate, in high quality lossless soundboard if existing. In honor of my older brother who turned me on to the Dead, and just turned 56.. exactly now... and in honor of the good doctor.. if anyone wants a lossless copy of any non-released show from this period.. PM me and I will happily hook you up. Any requests received now through Sunday midnight EST are ok. If I get a whirlwind of replies, responding might depend on my bandwith balanced with how much data I just committed to sending. So be patient.. but I will eventually follow through. Again, non-released shows from 73 to 74. My sweet spot.
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I agree w/Nanno that the Europe box is one of my most prized possessions as well. If they EVER top that box, I'll be shocked. At $450 WITH SHIPPING (and before any internet tax in my state) it was also the best value of supersonic quality '72 Dead of 73 CDs. The first May '77 Box was the most efficient and attractively designed IMO. The monster year from every show 30 rings around the sun box is very cool and all but in retrospect, I could've skipped it, as it was EXTREMELY expensive. I still recall the days when the Derek and the Dominos 3 CD box seemed like an "extravagance" that I had to justify back at my Sam Goody in 1990.
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That looks wicked cool. I am running out of shelf space for oversize box sets.
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Agree on all counts.. but to add.. I also recall how I internalized the value vs. the price at the time. Of course I ponied up.. but, well.. It's like when gas first went above a dollar a gallon, you postponed that big road trip. ..and for what? To save like a hundred dollars on the trip of a lifetime that you can no longer conjure up the time now that you have the money? FW69 and E72 complete were the very best offerings we will ever see here. They were spectacular.
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The way that I look at these box sets is that they are both a thing and an experience - I will have a physical product which is an object of delight, and an experience of listening to music that consistently brings joy to my ears, an experience that I can repeat at any time I choose. I passed on a couple of the earlier boxes when they were released and ended up regretting the decision later and paying a higher price on the secondary markets, a mistake that I plan to avoid in the future. When you look at the per cd cost of these box sets they are really pretty reasonable, you are just buying a lot at once. I am curious to see how long this will take to sell out.
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This band and their music have gotten me through some pretty dismal days over the decades. And they've made the bright days that much brighter. They are my sanctuary, my solace, and my internal smile. These official releases are worth every penny I've ever spent and will continue to spend. Plus, I agree with Charlie3. I think you really do get a lot of bang for your buck when you break it all down (and factor in the uniqueness and artistry of each box set).
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I will surely not miss another box set. I also passed on a lot of the early ones, thinking that 5 shows from the same year of which I already had several shows was unneeded overkill. But lately I feel like even the slightest variation on a song is required listening. I don't know if I'm just in a passing phase with the Grateful Dead now, like vibrator vs manual, or if this infatuation will take permanent hold. But the box has been paid for, so bliss to come either way.
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..."my sanctuary, my solace, and my internal smile." Well said!
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For a host of reasons I am still on the fence for this one but if the packaging of the collection really is more of a chest style than a 'box', that just might be the tipper to land me into a bed of roses. Without a doubt, my personal investment into these collections is partly based on the visual artistry of the packaging. Some background on the use of chests by Pacific Northwest tribes: http://www.donsmaps.com/bentwoodchests.html
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Or the hockey arenas of spring and the sheds of summer... I always marveled at the rhythms of the seasonal tours that contained the chaos of our traveling troupe. Now We have the same vibration contained within these boards- new folks coming on line, grizzled veterans keeping things in line, the usual suspects, providing various levels of snark, cynicism and humor. I don't jump in as much as I used to, but there is a certain comfort to seeing the same names, bringing the same perspective while others swirl around. As always, if anyone is looking for specific shows, shoot me a PM; I can send discs, or flash drive, any format you choose. Keep the vibe rolling! As for "Chests of the Pacific Northwest" I am not sure why my mind went to National Geographic from back in the day...
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...the charming duplicate post challenge. I am getting too old for this stuff! See you all in September
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The art work looks pretty cool, though in no way shape or form are the oversized containers, a la the cheap snow flake cut outs of the last over-sized box from Cornell and company May '77 is welcomed. Alas that is the deal, big ideas rarely come in reasonable size packages. If a CD holder was meant to be the size of an LP, I'd buy LP's. But such is life in the over blown society we live in. The music is key and everything else is superfluous. 73-74 sound quality is expected to be pretty good, and Phil, Jerry and the rest should be in top form. The repetition of so many songs is a drag, but if the Jams are there and let's face a statement like, "The greatest improvisational jam ever" is probably a snake oil salesman over reaching the necessity of the situation but that remains to be heard. Looking over some reviews of these shows, always taken with a grain of salt because different people hear and like different things in music, but most of these six shows have luke-warm reviews in the Taping Compendium and on Archive.org Looking forward to how massive the Phil Zone is and I want HUGE.
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@ SkullTripLike you, the Grateful dead music is one of the great joys of my life. She has helped illuminate my life through the decades. I'm forever grateful to the members of the band, and to David Lemieux and the whole team.
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@72LiveDead Overblown packaging? Everything else is superfluous? I’m sure the working, living, breathing artists involved with E’72, both Spring ‘90s, July ’78, all the Dave Picks series, and now, Pacific Northwest ’73 – ’74 would take great offense at such diminution. Personal vision was placed into all of those efforts, and then, not unlike prints and lithographs, offered only in limited editions. Limited enough to appreciate in value on their own, independently from the music? Not likely. Production of fifteen thousand is a heck of a lot more than two hundred. But unique enough to give the collector something special. Hopefully you are going with the download only because I can only assume yours will end up in a landfill someday!
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Yeah Oxford, me too. I'm enjoying the posts about this box. I think I'm more excited about this box than any before. Like others, I've had tapes of the shows for many years, but haven't given them focused listening. Once Dick's Picks started rolling my tape collection fell to the wayside. Can't wait for the 46 min PITB. I think the "longest jam" performances often get short shrift. People always point out that longest is not necessarily best. True, but it doesn't mean that it cannot be arguably the best or unsurpassed. I consider the 5/11/72 Star unsurpassed and it has nothing to do with its length. It's hard for me to believe the epic Fresno PITB mindbender (7/19/74; Dave's 17) could be topped but I'm all ears for 5/21/74. Kudos to Hippychick for the suggestive photo and banter. It is much appreciated in these parts. Seriously.
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I can't resist. I graduated from Cornell about a month ago so, naturally, the Get Shown the Light Box has been on constant repeat for the last year with the occasional break for the newest DaP. It's about time I splurged and inserted something new in my stereo. September can't come soon enough. Shameless promotion: Cornell's clock tower put on chimes concerts with GD music both May 8 this year and last. They're not bad. Look them up. I'm sure they're on YouTube.
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That is why they offer the digital version, save some money and shelf space.
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Mind, body or spirit whatever the ailment is Grateful Dead music is the cure for sure. Helped me out many a times over the years and still does to this day. It's were I go when I want to feel something that feels the same way I do(your love has got to be real, your gonna know just how I feel).
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A cash grab? That's absurd. Think about this for a minute. If this was split we'd be paying more in shipping and thus costing us more money. They would have certainly cost 100$ a piece plus shipping. If we were talking about the E72 all music I might agree because it was the same price as the steamer. This is really nice priced box. As me and a couple of posters here have said Look at the price of the new Phish box set. That in my opinion is a cash grab and love Phish just as much as the Dead. If the plan was to box the MSG shows they should have never let us buy those shows on download and like me others have and paid for these shows. This is great box set that the majority of us can't wait for and is really priced perfect in my opinion. Sorry Fox your out of line like your most of your other posts on other releases. SpaceBro I feel you on the money situation. I'm working OT to pay for this. My boss after talking with was cool with. If it helps you out I'll mail you a flash drive after I get it if that helps but I know how dedicated you are in purchasing all releases.
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Thinking about any show, 3 discs or more, $30, seems about right. Add extensively researched artwork and packaging, we are talking about high value. Take care of the whole box and it increases in value, should you choose to sell? Overall, this set meets all the criteria of a pretty good value I know people grumble about too much packaging, but it is quite obvious that Dave and company believe in delivering a bigger experience than just the music. (I think they are digging the Grammy nominations as well). The Dead have never been great at the "cash grab" game. The Who? The Stones? Zeppelin? Under packaged over priced rehashing of their catalogue with nothing new beyond the umpteenth remaster... At least the 2009 Beatles remasters were beautifully repackaged. Anyone else excited to get the Allmans' Cream of the Crop tomorrow?
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I seriously doubt this will sell out any time soon (but ya never know!). Red Rocks took forever to sell out and it was cheaper, and had higher profile shows. But I can understand them not wanting to under-produce this box after the Cornell Box shortage last year. But that was frickn' Cornell - even my mom was aware of the significance of that show. The highest profile shows here are 6/22/73 and 5/19/74, and most of my Deadhead friends don't even know these shows. Cash grab??! We've salivated all year for this anncm't. Lurking on a board that announces the release of box sets, then calling any anncm't a "cash grab"? .... right.....
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Yeah. It is kinda cool that your school replays 5/8/77 on the clock tower chimes each year. A novelty at best. What we really want to know is how the pumpkin got up there. Cash grab? Not in the least. FTW was a total cash grab. This is fairly priced and geared towards more hardcore heads. Likewise, it will probably take a bit longer to sell out. Those who pass will regret it down the road. Just look at the prices for the 73 Winterland box. I really haven't listened to any of these shows other than 5/19, which is worth the price alone. This a cool release but I find it hard to believe that it will surpass E72 or FW69. For those newcomers contemplating how to allocate your purchase dollars, focus on E72 first.
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Where can you find the info on the number of copies left for sale?
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I am surprised that nobody is discussing the World Cup. After all, I am forever being told how popular the sport is becoming. I find soccer to be a lot like Phish. You are constantly told how great it is, so you make an effort to enjoy it. In the end, you wind up realizing that you just wasted an inordinate amount of your time. I'll take Spain.
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Hi All! Its been a while since I last commented (work and life being crazier than usual) but I have been following since the DaP 26 page. As SkullTrip, Charlie3 and JiminMD have said, and I completely agree, the cost of regret greatly outweighs the price. I said this 23 years ago and it is still true today: After Jerry checked out, one of the main things to keep things going was/is the recordings. I traded tapes relentlessly once I got I on the bus and even more so after Jerry died. Once I figured out how to download and burn CDs that was the next thing. Looking at it all now in 2018, Dick, Dave and the whole crew have given us a vast amount of releases. In terms of releases I passed on some, especially some of the boxes just due my financial status at the time. I passed on FW 69 and the Warlocks because I got complacent and they sold out, even though the Warlocks took forever to sell out. E72, I managed to piece together ala carte thankfully, yet very pricey. However I also passed on both Spring 1990s and the 30 trips due to money issues at the time they were released. I am kicking myself for passing on most of these (30 trips not so much). For this release, I had just bought some new camping gear and have a few other things coming up that I spent some money on, but I did not hesitate to buy it. Just like many of you, GD music gets me through life much better than I would if I didn’t have it. For example, I owe my masters’ degree to the Archive and coffee. For my current job situation, I have most of my shows on my work computer and they get played throughout the day. Again in 2018 so much GD music has been released that to me it is worth getting as much as possible into one’s collection. They way these shows are mastered, especially any of from the Betty Boards are just fantastic. I feel like these box sets are the pinnacle of these releases. At this point my yearly budget consists of about $100 for my yearly DaP subscription and about $200 for annual the box set.
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You and me both. I'm glad someone else knows. I told that story to all friends and family that visited. Nobody believed me so I had to bring up news articles. Ithaca is definitely weird. But legitimately enjoyable.
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Football(what you call Soccer), is indeed the most popular sport on the planet, except in the US where most people think it's the most boring sport. I grew up with it, so I appreciate it; on the other hand, I've been living in the US for 40 years, and I still don't get baseball; I do love American Football(which is played mostly with hands...)and basketball I'll take France
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....i'd rather watch grass grow. Not my thing. A clock that runs forward does not compute and add on bonus time? Wtf? Anyway, I looked at the teams in it and no USA? Really? If that's the case, I'll take Iceland.
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This set is right in my wheelhouse! My favorite Dead is the one drummer stuff and like Lemieux said the Vancouver 73 and Portland 74 shows are desert island shows!! I have not spent any time with the Seattle shows, but I am sure they are stellar as well. I am so freaking excited about this one. Still would love to get the RFK 73 set (with Allmans and Wet Willie sets!!), but I have great copies of that, so no hurry. And if anyone is listening, Jerry Garcia Band Hampton 93!
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