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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
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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
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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
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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

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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 like having the physical thing as well as the digital. I have no real intention of selling the box on ebay as a speculator. Not my jam. I am more likely to give the thing away to a fan as a result of a random conversation. But I do like keeping them sealed. I opened the E72 trunk because at the time, there was no digital download option for the individual shows. Now there is. I've gotten so many free shows over the years it doesn't bother me to pay "twice" for the same thing. I can afford it and it's cool to have the box nice and sealed. At some point in the future there will be a LOT less sealed boxes than opened ones. I like rarity.
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What a beautiful box, and what a wonderful project! I did not listen to any of the listening parties, nor did I DL the Bird Song they sent a couple of weeks ago, and I am glad that I saved my self for the arrival of the box. On the Vancouver Bird Song, and it is gorgeous! Everything it was hailed to be and more! Really looking forward to digging into this more! Happy listening, DeadLand! Peace
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..but it's still great to read these positive reviews. Keep em coming. Happy day, high hopes for the box. Today feels like that scene in the Grinch when no one got any presents.. and they were joyous nonetheless which lead to the greatest Christmas of all. Still super psyched.. looking forward to tomorrow's mail. (getting the box, carving the roast beast and my heart and mind hopefully growing three times its normal size).
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Me, I'm waiting so patientlyFor my delivery notice to hit the floor I'm just trying to do this jigsaw puzzle Before it rains anymore... iG
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I'm feeling those blues too. Psyched for those who is enjoying it now.Hoping tomorrow is the day - but UPS is still showing waiting to be picked up - but that won't be the first time I got it before UPS knew it was on the way from WMG. Hoping Florence is not a machine to our southeastern friends!
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Snagged the package from the front porch before the wife saw! Thank you, Jesus! No need to explain the content or, more importantly, the cost. The box looks great, although it seems a bit large for the 19 discs. Could have shrunk it a bit. But I have one minor complaint: some dipsh*t taped the protective paper to the top of the box. When removing most of the tape, some of the print came off with it. And there is still some tape stuck to the top that I am afraid to remove! And there is tape goo left where I did manage to get most of it off! When you spend bucks to buy a set like this, you shouldn't expect some ignorant person to mess up the packaging! It really isn't terribly noticeable, but it's kind of like buying a new Maserati and finding a ding in the door. Not pleased.
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Arrived a day early...checking it over and ripping now...Wow, this looks great! All smiles here, so far. :-) -edit- God, was I careful with that tape! eeeeeeeee
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I also had the same issue, however; I’m so used to mail order that I’m almost surgical upon inspection and opening a package. Furthermore, I need to mention that the actual discs are lodged so tight that I’ve almost broken one upon removal. It’s a good thing that CD audio can take the stress of bending; a DVD is not so lucky. I’m not sure how much is done by hand on the assembly; if I recall that some of the Rhino productions are assembled in Mexico. I would pay 5 more bucks to have a quality assembly since these releases are for COLLECTORS, a priority should be there for quality and design. Of which, the overall design package is excessive as have been many of the last releases as well; there is almost no way to preserve the quality because the packaging is so “flimsly” and “delicate”. I suppose it will be like baseball cards in the long run, but why not download the HQ stuff. When will the GDM make that big mainframe of downloads or even better a subscription of HQ streaming of the vault. Only time will tell... PS Yes, it’s the best box set since Europe 72 !!!!!!
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it's in Phoenix as of 3:00 AM today...that's a 190 miles south of me...maybe tomorrow, for sure Wednesday!!! PSYCH!!!
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That my box is getting here on Thursday especially since I paid for expedited shipping. But alas, only 3 more days at the most. SO ready to dig into this.
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Vguy 72, My wife has no idea that there is a copy of the Europe '72 huge box in the house. Figure if I should drop dead, she might sell it to help pay for the kids' college educations. phil_head, If you live in the U.S., you should get a refund for expedited shipping. I'm cheap, so I chose regular and received it today! And a last complaint: whoever quickly uploads tracks into online databases should really check his/her spelling. "El Past"?
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So like everyone else who enjoys having pretty things I was a little disappointed when I opened the box. The cover of the box had come apart during shipping. It seams the movement inside the shipping box has pulled the seams apart on the corners and is not exactly perfect. I know the music will bring me back home with smiles and life goes on.
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Just listened to Seattle '73 show and it is awesome. Can't wait to let the rest of this set merinade on my brain. If you have the money, i would definitely buy this box!!
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These are a few of my favorite things Incredible sound Great set lists Outstanding playing (Bird Song on Vancouver 73, the appregio on China Cat; that’s as far in as I’ve been so far, savoring this shit) Terroir Liner notes by Mr Meriwether (including shoutouts to Gary Snyder) The box (just exactly perfect) This is my wheelhouse, saw all my shows from 70-74 Got the vinyl box of the Portland show too. Looking forward to that with a nice Willamette Valley Pinot and some Blue Dream
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The real-time adjustments to the mix is so much fun. When it finally clicks in it’s like the switch from B&W to color in the Wizard of Oz.
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I don't like the tape and mailing labels either. Careful use of a heat gun removes them without peeling the cardboard. As for hiding things from the wife/husband/gf/bf... why would you ever tell them how much this thing costs or what it is. :D It will only come back to haunt you during divorce proceedings. Careful use of a heat gun removes the tape without damaging the box.
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....$499.98. I got a discount for being deadicated. Yessir. That's my story and sticking to it.And that Oz reference is 100% correct.
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exploring pacific box, where can I find the box number? thanks
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Mine arrived on Saturday by 11:00am...just in time to sneak in Vancouver 73 before heading off with my wife and daughter to Taylor Swift for the evening. Box is gorgeous...truly a work of art that can be displayed. Aside from a few very minor blemishes everything seems to be in good shape, although I have only ripped 2 of the shows so far. All CD's are flawless so far and housed very snugly in their digipacks. The wooded box contained only the certificate of authenticity and my number which is #12,963. There are no other "goodie" other than the book which is very nicely done. Overall a beautiful piece that I have already started enjoying immensely. Thank you to Dave and all the other PTB! Vancouver 73.....Monster show with a nice mellow flow and vibe. Sound quality is excellent except for Bertha which is the first track, and as someone else stated, I think they were trying to get the soundboard set up "just exactly right". First set highlights for me are Bird Song & Row Jimmy. Nice China Cat > Rider to get the second set going and it never really slows down from there although that mellow vibe is present throughout. The third disc is phenomenal with highlights for me of He's Gone > Truckin > The Other One, and then a very nice Wharf Rat, followed by a classic ending SugarMags, Casey Jones & Johnny B. Goode......Not a bad way to kick off this box set. So good in fact that I listened to it again on Sunday while prepping for the Chiefs game. Tonight....on to Portland 73.....just hitting China Cat now and let me say....this show is smokin hot people...Monster first set that does not disappoint! If this whole show keeps the pace it will get multiple plays for me! taking a look ahead at that Dark Star > Eyes > China Doll combo, it should be a very nice night indeed. Side Note: Taylor Swift put on a great show...made me happy to make my daughter happy, and quick fun fact.....that show set the all time record for attendance at Arrowhead...more than the Stones two summers ago, more the GOGD, and sadly more than any one game for the Chiefs. Playoffs included! Hope everyone gets their's soon.....Enjoy! KCJ
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CaseyJanes, music to my eyes. Thanks for taking the time. Krell, Jeff Smith is our resident photoshop philanthropist and offered to post high res JPGs as soon as he gets back in town and opens his box. I have a weird feeling even if Rhino did it and posted it somewhere, no one would look in the right place and post here looking for it anyway. They will be here soon, they always appear almost exactly as the releases arrive. It looks like I get mine on Wednesday. With Gordon still pissing on us and Florence on the way.. I will be calling this box Wake of the Flood or Here Comes Sunshine depending on if my house washes away. :D
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....did you know the Dolphins/Titans game yesterday was officially the longest NFL game ever played? 7 hrs 20 min. Two weather delays due to Lazy Lightin' strikes in the vicinity. I stuck it out like a trooper. Thank God Miami won, otherwise I would've wasted a day....and maybe punched a pillow or two.Flo looks to be a bitch of a storm. My step daughter lives in NC. Sent her some $$ today in case evacuation orders come in. There's $$ for boxes, and there's $$ for family.
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Can be found inside the wooden box insode what turns out to be a CARDBOARD box. Case is beautiful but I was expecting it to be painted wood somehow..
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Can’t say enough about how much I like this selection. My favorite era. The sound is just pristine. As for this packaging... c’mon Dave! If you want me to keep buying these things every year, then you have to be reasonable about the packaging. it’s not fair to people (like me) who live in apartments and have limited space. Can I suggest two packaging options next time - one with the beautiful packaging (and it is beautiful, really) and one with just the CDs? This will conclude my rant.
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I haven’t posted in a long time, but now I simply must. I was already familiar with the PNE, 6-22-1973 show, so I started with the Portland OR, 6-24-1973 show. Man oh man! I was really excited to hear the show that followed the famed PNE ‘73 show. Of course, in real time, I’m sure the band didn’t realize how significant a show people would consider PNE ‘73. But the GOGD rolls into Portland and does it again. This show is so good! First, the sound is excellent. Great separation of all the instruments and voices. I love the single drummer line up and this mix really presents it well. The show has a nice and easy vibe. The band’s playing seems effortless and the ballads are beautiful. Jerry, in particular, is in good voice. A special shout out to Phil Lesh. He sings “Box of Rain” as well as can be expected in a live performance. Amazingly, of all the voices on “Box of Rain”, Phil stays in key more than everyone else. Even as others try to tempt him away from the melody with their “not quite in tune” harmonies. Bravo Phil! Ha ha ha. The set list, as many have commented, is so good. This show is perfect for winding down an evening, but engaging enough to keep you pleasantly captivated. The box itself is awesome! I agree, it’s second only to “Europe ‘72 - The Complete Recordings”. Materials aside, the design and layout is pretty cool. It presents the shows as though they are special and to be savored. On a personal note, the color scheme and design of the book took me back to my childhood in the 1970s. So when I opened the box, it immediately gave me a great emotional hit. I was ready to imbibe! Next show on the road trip, Seattle WA, 6-26-1973. And the band played on . . . Peace friends!
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My tracking is now turned on, says its going to be delivered in Sweden tomorrow wednesday! Um, I dont think so...
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The tracking of my package (for France) is finally activated. The excitement goes up. For me too, the delivery is scheduled for tomorrow, but it is not likely.
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Friends, Check all of your CDs. Even a quick glance, you should be able to know, if a problem is potential. Both my dics 14 and 15 are damaged. Nice size scratch on the 14th. The 15th had a splotch on it. Cd will not read. Package is undamaged.
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Interesting. It seems Australian orders are due to begin arriving end of this week which would be great if it happens! (Mine is scheduled for Friday.) Fingers crossed.
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i think the box is actually the same plywood as the certificate of authenticity box. if you knock on the small box it makes the same sound as the big box, cardboard doesn't make that sound. there is no plastic bag inside the shipping box, so if it gets wet during delivery it won't be good. they should have bagged the contents like they did with the E72 box. they do offer a space saving non deluxe version, which is the downloads. they also offer a 3 CD version and starting to roll out the vinyl versions, where the real profit is made. we should be happy they still offer premium CD sets, soon it will be vinyl boxes and memory sticks only as alternatives to downloads with maybe a pdf of the book that comes with the records. these GD boxes have become a yearly nominee for the grammy for box set packaging, they won't get any less intricate as long as Rhino's trying for the award. the whole idea that originally Rhino wanted a drum for the package and the artist went with a treasure chest instead is probably a good thing as a drum sounds like a dumb package concept. Thanks again Roy for not going with the drum idea.
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...tracking says it arrived in Flagstaff at 3:30 AM today...85 miles south of me so hopefully today is the day!
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It all seems to be gathering momentum in Sweden, which is good to read. Over here,in England, after the initial email a few days ago its all gone quite again. I thought it would pitch up sometime in October, but from what you say-maybe it will be sooner.
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I have all this great new music, I listened to the first show which was just glorious, but now I'm in the mood for some Anthem of the Sun bonus disc live concert music from October 22nd 1967. What the heck's the matter with me. I think the Box itself and the artwork is just awesome! But I will say this, the artwork looks strange on my iTunes when the music is playing and I look up at it. I guess I'm used to skeletons, Stealies, alligators, and Grateful Dead bears. It's very Pacific Northwesty but not very Deady. To me at least.
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Haven't been around for awhile. Had a long hospital stay and some surgery. Came through it just fine and haven't been this stoked about the Dead in months. I can't believe I'm staring at 6 brand new fully Normanized shows from 73 / 74. This is the stuff I dare not wish about.
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When it's only vinyl boxes and memory sticks as alternatives to downloads and pdfs of the books that come with the records, it will be the end of my Dead collecting. Maybe it won't be a bad thing: I can finally catch up on the CDs I do have, many of which I have only listened to once or twice. My box is due to arrive today. You guys got me worried about defective discs. :(
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Sorry to hear Minas, glad it seems you are making a complete recovery. Be good, stay healthy and play Dead. I got my tracking last night, looks like my box shows up tomorrow.
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...and out for delivery. Hopefully Iggy snags this off the stoop since it's a bit rainy up here today. She's still rocking that maternity leave. Good to see/hear folks are getting these and experiencing audio epiphanies. I know I have mine coming. As an aside...a day to reflect as well...on all that we have lost and gained over the past 17 years. Be well and look out for one another today, and always. Sixtus
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Glad you're back Minas. Wondered where you'd been hiding out – so glad you made it back from Mordor! Onward brother! BTW: tracking finally kicked in late yesterday – PNW 73-74 should reach my P.O. by Friday. I should reach my P.O. by Sunday, Monday latest.
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Got the box yesterday, everything seems to be in good form. Can't wait to get this ripped so I can dive into it. This box is going on display beside the 30 trips box. on a side note I saw last night the Justin Helton on Instagram is teasing things to be coming soon saying "40 years ago..." Hope all get their box soon and those in the path of Florence make it out unscathed.
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I was looking at reddix/dead the other day and someone has posted the cover art for the NW box set. This might help some of you out. Mr. Pete--------> aging hippie
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Tracking is indeed now working. The package allegedly left Louisville, KY at 8:47 local time today and will be delivered to me in the Netherlands by the end of the day tomorrow. I will believe it when I see it, but Dogon's comments give me hope. Stranger things have happened - like the pig I just saw fly past my window!
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I am not a big usb stick kind-of-guy but I do think putting out box sets in this format, as an option, would be a good idea. I am sure that if they put out a "limited" edition of them, say 250 copies, they would sell out very fast.I, personally, like cd/lp configurations. I'm old and like the tactile feeling of holding things in my aging wrinkled hands. I also do NOT like digital books. I guess if I lived in one of those mini houses on wheels I would have to rethink all of this. Still have not gotten my box set yet...suppose to get here Wednesday. I do agree that the packages for the cd's are too small. I do NOT understand why Rhino insists on making them so very tight...not necessary and an extra sixteenth of an inch bigger would not cost them many more. If so, I would gladly pay the five dollars more per box, not to have to feel like I am pulling the cd's out of a tight womb. Hope all of you are safe where the hurricane is gong to hit. Mr. Pete-------------> aging hippie
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Yes I may expect the box for wednesday 12 in the evening in south of France ? very positive before end of the week. Once I paid tax import, likely The Spring 90 and/either The Other One Boxset. Great 73-74 music on the way, we are the lucky guys...and the taxman forgets us ?
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where the fuck is jerry in the mix. did jill lesh do the mix? fuckin sounds like 1990 box #1.....booo.
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