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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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  • July 4, 2021 - 4:10pm
    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.

  • December 4, 2020 - 3:48pm
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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.

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

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

  • October 20, 2020 - 3:38am
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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
    Crow Told Me
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    Late to the party, but ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Testing with Lossless Audio Checker shows the June 1976 FLAC download in 24/192 format ( https://store.dead.net/music/digital/june-1976-flac-192-24-1.html ) and the Pacific Northwest '73-'74- The Complete Recordings FLAC download in 24/192 ( https://store.dead.net/music/boxed-sets/pacific-northwest-73-74-the-com… ) to be "Upsampled." I have notified Jeffrey Norman and Rhino. I sent Jeffrey the logs of the LAC test results showing 80% of the June 76 files being upsampled. While he was very nice in his response, he had no explanation for the finding. Rhino has not responded to any e-mails. It is important to note that the files on both test “Clean” after downsampling to 24/96, which, likely, means the files, were originally digitized at 24/96 or digitized at 24/192 and downsampled to 24/96 for mastering. Whatever the case Rhino needs to disclose this fact on their web site or change the files for sale to 24/96.

  • May 20, 2020 - 2:04pm
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    Sale

    Check out Rhino for sale through this weekend

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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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Mine would look very similar, but I can never decide if FW69 or E72 is tops. They flip flop. Note for note, FW69 is the one, but the sheer volume of glory in E72 is hard to overlook. I'd probably knock 30 Trips down to behind GSTL too, but again, it's splitting hairs.
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I hate to be a complainer but I am really annoyed here. If the release date is 9/7/18, shouldn't the set be shipped in time to arrive today??? Dave's Pick always arrive on release day. I've got some cool stuff happening this weekend that I've been envisioning this set being the soundtrack for. Now I get my shipping notice and it's going to arrive on Monday? To say that I'm bummed is an understatement. I guess I'll try to psych myself up for receiving in time for the...middle of the work week.
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unless you are really new here, this happens every box release.based on past experiences since rhino licensed the vault, this seems to be the usual release day stuff. paying extra to get it expedited, makes you think you might get it on release day, but expedited shipping only works once it has already gone on sale and is in the warehouse. there is no difference in delivery time on preorders, everything goes out UPS at the same time the day before it goes on sale. preordering a digital set is a crap shoot, people are still waiting for the July 1978 flacs that they preordered. CA time is when the digital links will go online, not east coast, so another 2 hours before the download links get activated.
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No working link yet. 9:40 EST. I do, however, get an unwanted jpg of western rock formations that automatically downloads every time I reload this page, so there's that..... Edit: I don't intend this as a complaint (well, I wasn't loving the automatic jpg download, but that seems to have stopped), but as a confirmation that JB was not alone. Eagerly awaiting.
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After about 3 months of waiting for this box of wonders, I think we can wait a couple more days.. I too was hoping for it today but got my notice last night- due to be delivered Monday. Its not just you, but its a couple days Cant wait to rip into this thing!
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Looks like I'm getting my copy on Saturday end of day. Which means my Saturday night looks like this: 1. Headphones 2. Red wine that is all.
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If you are desperate and willing to sacrifice audio quality it is up on Spotify...
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Pretty accurate list. I actually prefer the first May 77 box set to GSTL, but not enough to squabble about. For me, the gap between the top two and the rest of the releases is pretty wide.
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I have just started the first show and they are still trying to get the mix right on Bertha I can tell already that this box is without a doubt the best sounding officially released 73 shows.
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Now we're talking. Encouraging news... in the end it's all about the sound. I am holding hope that someone gets the physical box today. ...but really, we have already waited 45 years for this, what's another day or two. I love it all, but this box scratches my sweet spot.
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It's doubtful it means anything. I suspect shipping at Rhino is something akin to hurry up then wait. They don't do these mass mailings every day so they likely task rotate a small staff to handle these releases. When things ship, I bet they can get pretty overwhelmed and have to burn the midnight oil just to get through the week. I still haven't received my shipping notice yet. Vegas odds I get the box before the shipping notice? 3-1? Where's VGuy when you need him?
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....that trying to figure out Rhino/Dead.net's shipping/notices is an exercise in futility. Any why the hell did i just watch the reveal video? I promised myself i wouldn't.My arrival date just got bumped up from the 12th to the 11th, which is Mickey's birthday, which is cool. It's also my wedding anniversay, which is even cooler.
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How and where did your download link arrive? thanks, b
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PM me the details and I'll see what's going on.
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Email with redemption code just arrived. Hey now! Hey! b
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Email with redemption code arrived about two minutes ago. Downloading now. Gonna be a Grate weekend...
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....what's in that wooden cigar box looking thing?edit. The Believe It If You Need It 3-disc set is up and running on Spotify if anyone wants to cheat.
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Usually has some small items in there like ticket stubs, mini hand bills, patches, stickers, back stage passes. etc. One of the 90's boxes had a set of dice. Usually a mystery
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It's really impressive. I think this is the best artwork for any of the sets that have come out...i love it.....kudos!!!
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For those who haven't yet received a shipping notice, what's your order status when you look it up on the website? Mine's still listed as "not shipped."
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PACIFIC NORTHWEST '73-'74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS BOXED SET: The music the Dead made during those six Pacific Northwest shows remains clear and powerful, more than forty years after the last notes rang out in the Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, WA. The release of these recordings fills in important parts of the official record. They show a band diving deeper into music, and if that’s driven in part by the need to escape from everything offstage, that simply underscores their ability to soar above even the most chaotic pressures when they performed. Time and age may have turned their stage into a crucible, increasingly removed from its genesis as an altar, as it had been in the Haight, but it was still capable of transforming them all, still capable of being a chalice inviting everyone to sip. - Nicholas G. Meriwether, A Key to Every Door: The Grateful Dead in the Pacific Northwest, 1973–1974
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Problem with old, can't remember shit. I guess I ordered the 6 lp collection AND the box set. Appears the LP's will be here today. :-( The box looks slated for Monday. Unless I'm still wrong! Oh, I too fell for the reveal. Looks very nice, I gonna need a bigger shelf. :-)
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@shaggyfraggle: Received my email on 9/6 @ 1809 central. Tracking status shows it left La Vergne, TN that night at 2055. My orders almost always arrive a couple days later than most being in the Kansas City area; however, it's currently expected for Monday delivery. Hope your status has updated by now. Kind of surprised there's still boxes available.
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Mine is still listed as "Not Shipped" as well. Has anyone received a shipping notice?
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Mine is still listed as "Not Shipped" as well. Has anyone received a shipping notice?
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I believe people have been receiving shipping notices starting mid-week. I received mine late Thurs. and slated for delivery on Tues. 9/11. I don't think you'll get a notice until it actually ships. Others including myself have gotten the notice AFTER receiving the physical product.
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… walked downstairs and there was UPS throwing package on porch. It was the LP collection. I laughed because the UPS man NEVER shows up BEFORE I go to work. Then here he is today dropping it off at noon! Bet the box will not be here before I leave for work:-)
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Couldn’t wait any longer...Spotify version is on and sounding Grate to these ears... UPS says Noon-4 tomorrow!
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...the Dead have been cleaning out their inventory over the past year or two from their own official website store.- No more Europe 72’ individual performances for sale - the Grateful Dead movie soundtrack/ 5 cd boxset is sold out. It took a long time and this past few months I had a feeling this package would sell out due to the release of the 73’-74’ Pacific northwest tour Box set which was officially released today. - and some more official releases that at the moment have slipped my mind. I’m getting old lol ha ha...I’ll just keep on smiling !!! :) Ps. I have a coupled sealed Europe 72‘ performances for sale if anyone’s interested. Send me a pm and maybe I can help a fellow sister or brother Grateful Dead fan. Any way, I hope everyone has a grateful weekend! Peace be with you all... :)
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I took the afternoon off and kayaked the river I live on.. We put on perfectly timed as to crawl out of the river and meet the UPS guy, hopeful for a delivery. Denied!!! Oh well.. sometime next week. No listening party for me, no 73/74 for me until the great box arrives. Keep the reviews coming should anyone get theirs.
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Have you attempted to download? I have, from three different networks. All fail. Every time. Disappointing to say the least. Why aren't they offering a download manager for a 42 GB download??
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BWhite, you should receive an email with a redemption code and a link. Enter the code at the link and then get another email with the download link. Not sure how that is adding any layer of security....you do have to enter your email address (which of course you know because you have access to the email account) and your zip code. So I guess the entire convoluted process does insure that you know your zip code.
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Mine downloaded in about half an hour without a hitch. Sounds as smooth and sweet as expected. Ought to hold me over until the actual box set arrives on Tuesday (though tracking shows it moving pretty quickly, so hoping for sooner).
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30 minutes requires about a 1 GB connection. Nice. I also tried over a 1 GB fiber link....failed every time. Frustrating.
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unintentional, but there it is.
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Jim, great list. I'm partial to May 77 over GSTL but can't quibble. But no July 78 box? I would put that above Warlocks and both S90s...
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One Kind Favor, For those who are lucky enough to be getting this box on Saturday, I and others would like to know the dimensions of this box. (*)Length x (*)Width x (*)Height. (*)is the measurement in inches or in metric. The total weight, including the packaging, should be about 8 lbs./3.6 kg. For me it's about storage, and because I like the physical real-life box and the art. I like many others will have to wait until Tuesday when the box should arrive.
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Thanks claney! July 78 definitely belongs in there.. I like it at least equal to the 77 boxes. I don't know how I left that one off. 30 lashings, starting... ouch!
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Just received an e-mail from Dead.net. Says they're hoping to get everyone a shipping notice by the end of the day on Monday. Downloaders - did you get artwork for the individual shows?
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