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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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  • Khronikos
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    Is this box now sold out?…

    Is this box now sold out? They list it, but it seems like that is just some old data. Great set. I love it, but I don't have it physically. Not a huge deal, but it is very lovely.

  • oceansaroundus
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    I just received my edition…

    I just received my edition of the Northwest Complete Recordings 73 74. Showed up without tracking or any email confirmations . So Glad You Made It. Can't Wait.

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

  • daverock
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    Crow told me-spot on

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

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

  • icecrmcnkd
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    Yes, this Box rocks

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

  • Crow Told Me
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    Late to the party, but ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Slow Dog Noodle
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    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.

  • gd1294
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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.

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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.

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    Check out Rhino for sale through this weekend

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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 LedDed said. P.S. To LedDed. Sorry about that Barbra Streisand video. P.S. To David D. Welcome back.
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....but I can't top shirdeep, or whatever the new moniker is. He gives Phish heads a bad name. Remember when I posted how getting to the front of the stage at a recent Phish show was like wading through a sea of elbows? Well, here it is. Phirst hand. Good job Icculus. Trey, Mike, Jon and Page would frown upon you and I bet they would fart in your general direction....hundred bucks.
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It's like Altamont here. Oh.. hehe.. really great to see you david. :D
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There is never a best version.. just the last one you listened to. Like I said a few minutes ago, this is clearly the best version.
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Check your PMs Then your email "This message will self-destruct in *seven* days" :)
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One of my all time favorite songs performed by the GOGD ;) ...what happened with our nice Grateful message board?... I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore Toto or is it the other way around :(
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I thought the endless, pointless posting of train-related songs was gonna be the straw that broke the camel's back wrt my contributing to this forum but Shrideepgate is suddenly making me long for those dry and innocent days
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having swept up the detritus. Please keep it civil, folks. Thank you.
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I see on 8/22 Shirdeep gave us an aerial view of 'The Scream'. Whooda thunk?
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As always Marye, you're the voice of sanity and reason.
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Sanity and reason and...Grateful Dead...whooda thunk?
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Instead of your last 5 listens what were your last 5 MUSIC PURCHASES? I didn't count PNW since I think it's an assumed purchase for most of us reading this board. 1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Standing In The Shadows: Classic Broadcasts '77-'93 2. Eric Burdon & War - Black Man's Burdon (their 2nd and final outing together) 3. Eric Burdon & War - Love is All Around (outtakes from the 1st 2 albums) 4. Calexico - Black Light 5. California Guitar Trio - Live Indianapolis, In. 3/6/08 Admittedly, I didn't purchase the Cal. Gtr. Trio but was 'gifted 'it by a friend who attended the show and was able to purchase the CD afterwards. These Gents effortlessly combine Mike Oldfield/Floyd/Yes/Queen/Skynyrd with excerpts from Bach and Beethoven, and throw in Soundtrack music for good measure. A unique 'mix' if ever there was one. How about it? Your last 5 purchases...?
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If so, check your PM, please. Only 2 weeks left to PNW box! Oops, double post. Sorry!
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....A bag of chips, dog food, dog toys, a six pack of beer, battery for my car. Am I doing this right?
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Smartthings Motion DetectorSmartthings Outlet Philips Hue Color LED light bulbs GE Z Wave Switch Amazon Cloud Camera (pointing to GOGD CD and Boxset display) Getting into home automation - by the time I'm done, going to be Wicked Smaaaaht. Can't wait for the boxset release and the Real Gone Road Trips v4.1 Pow Wow re-release - nice to have it finally in physical form... Is it time for the unboxing video or at least that well produced clip they showed at MUATM?
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Thank you, too!
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1. Fresh fruit and produce from local independent grocer. 2. Costco miscellaneous. 3. Aztec Cookies 1/8th ounce. 4. AK-47 1/8th ounce. 5. 1 bag Doritos Cool Ranch. 1 bag Oreos Double Stuffed cookies.
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Chips Off The Chocolate Fireball Dukes of StratosphereDo Yo Like it Here Now, Are You Settling In? Man St. Cecilia-California Album Stalk Forrest Group Forever Changes Love Again Buffalo Springfield
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I'll be over with a couple of pints of Cherry Garcia ;)
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Hurry!
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Grateful Dead: Pirates Of The Deep South Allman Brothers Band: Fillmore East February 1970 John Coltrane: Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album Jethro Tull: 50 For 50 Spirit: It Shall Be: Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972
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“Well pilgrims, there’s a new sheriff in this town” TANKS MARY! Last five music or so... - Dave’s 16 - Dave’s 13 - Dicks 22 - Dicks 24 - T.T. Vol 4# 1 - 30 Trips (hopefully, not here yet. Thanks to all about the heads up) - Dave’s 27 - NW Box Regular stuff - 500’ of 10/2 speaker wire - Gas - Beer; Surly Furious, Anchor Brewers ipa, Bonfire Brewing WtFO, Stone Arrogant Basterd, North Coast Old Rasputin - Liberty AV Wire; dbl Cat 6a, 16/4 speaker, TV Bundle of 2 Coax, 2 Cat 6a, 1 Cat 7 - Home Depot; various rings, boxes, clamps and drill bits. - 2”, 1.75”, and 1.5” tube.
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Bingeing on Ry. You too will be bingeing on Ry if you catch his current tour. Prodigal Son (new album) Corridos Famosos Soundtracks (box set) with John Hiatt, Cotati Cabaret 1983 Two Long Riders, with David Lindley, Montreux broadcast 1990
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One of the best. By the time I realised he was playing in London..it had sold out.
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his show in SF sold out in about 5 seconds too, we were really lucky.
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I edited the topic to LAST 5 MUSIC PURCHASES - I should have been more specific (lol).
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The Magpie Salute, High WaterGrateful Dead, Fillmore West 1969 Grateful Dead, 30 Trips (that deal I got on discs only) John Hammond Jr., Wicked Grin Art Pepper, Winter Moon I saw Ry Cooder at the Paramount in Denver the other night. It was wild, ducking into the handicapped bath with my male friend for *"refreshments" He joked that he would walk out zipping up his fly... and he did. What an asshole. Hilarious, high comedy. Ry however, and I am sorry to disagree with others, was a disappointment. It was like gospel hour. He hardly played guitar, had a dude who played some nice blues leads, but the man himself was low-energy and hopefully on a sayonara tour. Keith Richards allegedly got the "Honky Tonk Women" riff and just a whole lot of other cool stuff from Ry. And, who could forget, "Crossroads?" I mean, the man is a legend and I went to pay tribute having not seen him before. It is what it is. \m/ * "refreshments" = Pablo Escobar, a "gagger," etc. Not a dick sucking session. I can't believe people, that I had to tag this on here.
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Allmans 1971 Fillmore East BoxAllmans 1970 Fillmore East Bear’s Sonic Journals CD Allmans 1970 Fillmore East Bear’s Sonic Journals 3 night download - 24/96 ALAC Who 1968 Fillmore East David Bowie 9-5-74 Universal Amphitheater David Bowie 7-74 Tower Theater Philly
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This is my first real big box set purchase from dead.net and I am really looking forward to it. I love how they release these bigger sets that span a whole run/month or so. Setlists look killer :)
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Having re-re-disposed of the monster, exit our hero, stage left...
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Nekrogoblikon - Welcome to BonkersDimebag Darrell - He Came to Rock (Book and DVD) Phil Lesh & Friends - Live at the Warfield Frank Zappa - Three Card Trick (Documentary DVD's) Grateful Dead - Pacific Northwest
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Robert Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange LandRobert Heinlein - Starship Troopers George R.R. Martin - Clash of Kings Nikola Tesla - My Inventions (Autobiography) Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
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Frank Zappa - The Freak Out List (Documentary)Two Weeks Notice (Romance Comedy) Super Troopers 2 (Comedy) Motorama (American Road Movie) The Slammin' Salmon (Comedy)
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I read a similar story regarding "Memo To Turner" from 'Performance'; Ry supposedly helped to write the song as well as play slide guitar, but the songwriting credits went to Jagger/Richards. I don't doubt it nor does it surprise me since they allegedly did the same thing to Mick Taylor who supposedly helped to write 'Bitch', 'Sway', 'Can You Hear Me Knocking', and 'Moonlight Mile' from 'Sticky Fingers'. Seeing the non-songwriting credits on the wall, Taylor subsequently left the band after 'It's Only Rock & Roll' and they lost a great guitarist due to their 'Clubhouse Boys' BS. And really...is Keith capable of writing a song like 'Moonlight Mile'? These were stories I read years ago and since I wasn't there, take from it what you will.
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Nice lists. Last 5 purchases Buffalo Springfield - What's that Sound (complete albums) Steve Miller - Fly Like and Eagle Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed 50th Anniversary (couldn't resist checking out the original '67 mix) Moody Blues - Threshold of a Dream remastered (couldn't resist comparing it to the earlier release) Ten Years After - A Space In Time Last 5 Listens Dukes of the Stratosphear - Chips from the Chocolate Fireball (saw daverock's reference and thought I would give another listen, just picked it up this spring) Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, probably my favorite Flaming Lips album Grateful Dead - 2/22/69 Dreambowl show from 30 Trips, stellar, one of my favorite Dark Stars) Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber Cage the Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty
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Nice book list, read a few of those myself. Got around to reading Stranger in a Strange Land last year or so and really dug that one, have considered Starship Troopers but haven't picked it up yet - how was it? George RR Martin, maybe some day he'll finish the Song of Ice and Fire series, but I'm not holding my breath. The first 3, Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings, and Storm of Swords were pretty close to perfect, but after that he seemed to lose focus. Still good, but sprawls in a big way, have a feeling he is never going to tie it all together and wrap it up. Haven't watched the TV series just cause the first 3 books were so good I had no interest in seeing the plot changes, which as I understand it were significant at a few key points. I find I don't read much in the summer, but when fall and winter hit its like the opening of reading season.
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Both XTC men I see. I read an interview with Andy Partridge where he stated the phone message at the end of 'My Love Explodes' was an actual message left by a record exec. who wasn't too happy with the song. Dirty? Filthy? I still LMAO when I listen to it.
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Starship Troopers is a must! The movie was garbage but the book is definitely one of my favorites. Funny at times, Dead serious at others...interesting look back at our time from a future. Game of Thrones - The books were great. TV Show was cool too, but very different. It's frustrating because I cannot remember how the story really goes, Book/Show version?
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