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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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    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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Will be receiving my box set today by UPS, just need to finish my day of work, luckily I get off at 12;40 pm and shoot to the dentist, my teeth cleaning and get home and hope to see my box sitting there. very excited
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Quite agree SimonRob. As my name is not Mr A M Azon I do not wish to dodge tax. But when the things are imported via UPS they offer up the duty on entry whereas when the deliveries come using international snail mail they quite often (not always) do not attract the attention of Customs. That's why quite a lot of us in the UK and Europe are prepared to wait the month or so for delivery. On a boring technical point my agreement with Dead.Net was for "snail mail" not UPS to be used. Now I appear to have some listening to do! And the whole package is a thing of beauty :-) Cheers
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Just arrived home to find a failed delivery card from those most legal of highway robbers, UPS for my PNW box set. Those dolts want £71.99 from me to release the goods....we'll see about that !. Now, does anyone know of anyone i can contact initially (GDM etc) in order to get the ball rolling ?. The fact that different fees have been levied for various purchasers of the box prove beyond all reasonable doubt that these morons (UPS) are arbitrarily plucking figures out of a hat for charging purposes. What a cluster@&ck !.
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I got my set yesterday and opened it this morning. It is really beautiful but very oddly, disc 15 from the Portland '74 set is completely missing. I emailed customer service, hope they get back to me soon. Anybody else have a problem like this?
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It is indeed disturbing that folks in England seem to be being charged varying/random amounts by UPS for import duty. I cannot see how that can be right. @marshie59: You state that "my agreement with Dead.Net was for "snail mail" not UPS to be used." Personally I have never seen a choice of international shipping options here on dead.net. Normally there is only the one option, i.e. International shipping. It is not stated how this will be done. Mostly it is by USPS and takes a few weeks, longer if the value of the order attracts the attention of customs. Sometimes they choose to use UPS for some reason. Delivery time with UPS is typically much quicker. As for sometimes paying duty and sometimes not, that is down to the value of the item(s) rather than them shipper used. Here in the Netherlands, I never have to pay duty on items like Dave's Picks but always on high priced items such as box sets. There are clearly stated values at which VAT and import duty are levied on goods and they stick pretty closely to those values.
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Likewise in the UK, I've arrived home from work to find an invoice from UPS for charges totalling £48.71! At least this amount correlates to what another person here has said they have been charged. If £37.46 of such is the Import Tax (it's shown as Import VAT on the invoice), then I guess there's not a lot I can do about that one. BUT what the hell are the brokerage charges of £11.25???!!! Like others, I've already paid postage to the UK of $53.99, roughly £41.42 (at current rates).The total postage and charges is therefore going to be approx. 50% of the price of the box itself!!! Has anybody reached out to dead.net, or got an answer from them. If I'd have known about these additional charges.....!
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Last years big box (cornell 77 etc) came via snail mail and did not get "dutied". Bye the bye last time Deadnet used UPS to UK ( an early Dave) they held up their hands and admitted it was an error and made a refund. It might have only been the brokerage - can't quite remember
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This is what (in this case) UPS charge for doing the work of the customs for them. The amount is an additional charge above the import duty. However, here in the Netherlands (and probably in most other countries), if a package enters the country and duty is levied by the customs themselves, they also add their own administrative charge on top of the duty. It is not only UPS who add on such charges, governments do it as well. Ain't nothing for free these days in a world where everyone is a thief. Sad but true department.
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Your comments about newbies and their "ignorance" were made in such a condescending manner that the context is irrelevant. You're just a jackass for talking down to people who aren't as Deader than Thou. The fact of the matter is that there ARE more and more people coming across this music for the first time (in no small part to Dead & Co), and they're used to better quality than what these archive tapes often provide. Instead of insulting them, why don't you kindly explain the backstory of these tapes and provide some links. Better yet, since you are so interested in having them aboard for their financial contribution to the machine that provides you with so much personal pleasure, why don't you really put that burnt-out head to use, and point them to something that sounds a little more like a common commercial release from a band, like Get Shown The Light.
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Recently (since Warner has taken over handling orders?) the value on the customs declaration on packages has been stated as $1. This first came to my attention with my order for the "Get shown the light" box which cost $139.98. Instead of the postman delivering the package he delivered a letter from the Dutch customs which asked me to provide proof of the value of the package. Unfortunately they were unable to give me any details about the package whatsoever, but luckily it was the only international order that I was currently awaiting. As well as having to fill out a customs form which threatened all sorts of dire consequences for stating incorrect information (bearing in mind I was guessing what package they were referring to) I had to provide a copy of the original order where the value was naturally given in dollars and also a copy of my credit card transactions which showed both a dollar and a Euro value for the order. Subsequently my package was delivered after a wait of some two weeks, meaning that it was took more than a month from shipping to arriving at my house. When it did arrive, I checked the customs declaration sticker and saw that a value of $1 had been stated for this fairly large box set of CDs. No wonder the customs didn't believe the declaration. Not all customs were as savvy as the Dutch customs, meaning that some lucky punters did not have to pay duty. Again it really had little to do with "snail mail" shipping.
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Have indeed reached out.... but kind of not holding my breath to be honest... will update on here if I hear anything back
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I also found your post condescending and patronizing. I do not see how you are in a position to pontificate from on high about old-school Heads and people who, in your not-so-humble opinion often sound like they belong somewhere else. I am well aware of the existence of the LMA. I also have my share of downloads but I freely admit I never had any involvement with the classic 80s/90s Deadtape-sharing community as that was hard to do from Europe. I assume that you do not dare to purchase a Dave's Picks subscription each year because not knowing what will be released means that you cannot listen to the shows beforehand on the LMA or whatever to hear whether or not they are just exactly perfect.
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Received mine today with no issues and in pristine condition. I honestly can't say enough about the art, the box design, the writings, the Native history, let alone the music contained within. This is truly some of the richest cream off the top of the vault. The soundscape is special too, to my ears it doesn't sound quite like any of the other releases or box sets so far but is up there in quality similar to the earlier Winterland '73 box, which had previously been a top favorite. The clarity and presence of Bob's guitar has been astounding me as well, he is a truly wondrous guitar player... And to those missing discs from the set...check your cabinet legs too they may be uneven :)
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Well I live in Switzerland. Last Friday I got an email from Deadnet that announced that the box was sent on its way, expected delivery time: 4-6 weeks. But today(only 5 days later)- oh miracle - the postman was ringing at my door and brought the box. I had to pay 40 CHF (ca. 34 Euros) customs and other costs. But that didn't bother me, because the box arrived so soon, sent from England.Now I'm listening to the first CD, I dwell in beauty. Probably the most beautiful "Box of Rain" of all times (same was said about "Bird Song" to which I can agree). "Sugaree" has an unusual emotional depth, not so much crescendo, but many nuances...And the sound, wow! The width is incredible, already in 1973; hats off to the mastering. Every instrument can be heard on its own, Garcia's guitar meanders, the piano is dripping and sounds crystal clear. The sound experience is probably better than it was live in 1973 (except you were standing right in front of the stage). Reading the comments in the book about matriarchal tribes fits very well: the feeling/the female healing and enforcing the male. It fits all together. Long live the Native Americans, long live the Dead! Enjoy! Romeo Nathan Bumann alias Mr. RNB
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I thought that the number of your boxed set was related to when you placed your order. I checked out the website around 9:30am PST on June 12th and saw the pre-order for the boxed set so I ordered it. I received the confirmation of my order at 9:55am PST. I received the email announcing the box set at 10:16am PST. So my order for this boxed set was confirmed 20 minutes before the email officially announcing it was sent out. I received my order yesterday and I received Limited Edition number 08750 out of 15,000. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE. How can they possible explain that over 8700 people ordered the box set before the email went out officially announcing it. If that was true it should have sold out by now. I have always placed my order for the Special Edition items shortly after receiving the email and have ALWAYS received a number in the bottom 10%. WHAT BULLSH1T. I guess it no longer matters when you place your order. Order early and get a high number. Order was week after it was announced and you probably got a low number. WHAT BULLSH1T
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I thought it was interesting that they mentioned this in the book. Especially considering how the Dead was so chauvinistic and misogynistic. I can't tell you how many books I've read and interviews I've seen where all anyone from deep inside the family says it was guys party and the wives/girlfriends were not necessarily seen as "matriarchal leaders." The only person (if anyone at all) that I can think of this section in the book was for...is Carolyn Garcia.
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This is the fastest shipping in years, todays miracle has arrived!
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This has been explained and hypothesized on long before it agitated you. Short answer that is totally unrealistic and makes no difference. I believe the winning theory has been ...the cards are added to the boxes as they are brought off pallets for final assembly so the stacks of numbers on cards to be put in boxes is arbitrary as is the box it was placed in. They get pulled and placed, not really anything to complain about. Scan it and photoshop the numbers and print it out with a 1 on it if pleases you. I have also pre-ordered within the hours of announcements and often have been the first poster on the forums for the release. However I have received a wide range of number over the years...some high and some low. I think the lowest number I ever received was for the Europe 72 and I got an 81 or something like that.
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I can't even afford to procure one of these awesome looking boxes for myself. I'll take it if the numbers too high for you.
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Sitting in the dentist office for my cleaning and my RING camera alerted me and it’s was the UPS guy dropping off my box set. Can’t wait to get home.
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I bought a limited edition vinyl LP that was released for Record Store Day earlier this year. Each album was hand numbered. It was widely reported that there were 1500 copies pressed. I got number 1913. It still plays just as well. The number just isn't that important, but it would be nice to have 7374 as the number on this box.
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My box has been shipping from Nashville to Houston since Saturday! It's so close I can hear it!
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Sorry to read that your box arrived with defective discs included. I hope this gets sorted out quickly and inexpensively. I phoned up UPS this morning, to see if they could tell me what time the box would be delivered, and was told the charges would be £69.18! Incredible. I paid it, though. The box arrived about 30 minutes later. It was much lighter than I was expecting, but it does look great. I thought I'd better check each show, to make sure all the discs were there, and that there were no horrendous scratches on any of the discs. Luckily (luckily-surely it should be a given!) all was present and correct. I have played most of the first disc, and I think it sounds great-taking into account a bit of instability on the first track or so-but nothing that worried me. The book-more of a booklet- doesn't look much-but it has another really good article by Nick Meriwether in it. I liked his references to the significance of the geographical areas of the shows-and also to Bobby Peterson. I was also pleased to be able to read something about the art work. It looks as though it belongs to a tradition of which I know nothing. Having said that, like direwulf wrote, the emphasis-in the Dead world-on matriarchy seems a bit surprising. But that's not a bad thing. Overall, I am a poorer, but happier man than I was this morning.
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Is that a clue?
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I just checked and we have 3 discs that have scratches on them I’ll play them and get back to you. Other then that we are incredibly impressed with the packaging and the sound. Perhaps the most beautiful box set yet from the Dead. We all had issues with the 77 Get Shown the Light and Dead.net took care of it without any hassle.
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really??? oooooooook. a missing disc = uber-pissed. the number of the box = matters not a whit. "it's all about the music" please let there be 19 clean discs in my copy. even if I get #1,324,734.
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The limited edition numbers and distribution are random. There's no feasible way for them to issue in sequence of the order placed unless each one was made individually to order. My delivery box had #3275 written on the side of it, but the actual box set is #1851 (and I was able to place my order as soon as I got the email, about ten minutes before it was "officially" released). Again, random. So basically, you get what they grab when they ship your order. That said, the number ranking has never phased me. As long as I get the goods, I'm a happy camper.
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We ordered our box the second it was available to order and our number is 14,365. So the numbers are random. Get a grip
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Just checked entire content of box after hearing of missing and damaged discs. All discs are present. Three discs have visible scuffs or scratches. One disc had popped off the spindle and is pretty chewed up. I have not played the damaged discs yet. There were a lot of defective discs in GSTL boxes and a quick and efficient replacement system was put in place, I'm assuming the same will happen here. I have listened to discs 1 and 2. If the rest of this box is as good as these then this puppy is taking a rightful place next to FW 69 and Europe 72. Keith and Bob are very prominent in the mix and playing their asses off. Bob in particular. He's playing more of a second lead guitar than a rhythm guitar and it's a revelation.
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Box arrived today, currently listening to 6/22/73 and it sure sounds fine to me. I ordered early, got a high number with a little symmetry, and am liking the sound of this release a lot so far. There was definitely a short adjustment on the first song or two until the mix got sorted out, but after that the sound is good. If all of the shows in the box sound this good I will be a happy camper. Reading these posts it is clear, some folks find things to complain about and some find things to appreciate. Such is life. I do sympathize with the folks getting boxes with damaged or missing discs, but deadnet does seem to make it right and that will hopefully continue to be the case. As Playing in the Band starts to take off here, I find myself appreciating this release more and more minute by minute.
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When I see bolo24 post I think of the 1970's E.F. Hutton ads. When bolo24 speaks, people listen...
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Finally get home and see the box from UPS in my rear view mirror as I’m backing up my truck and push the garage door opener and doesn’t open. Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!...of course no power in the house. Duke energy had equipment problems so as I sit here no music and sweating, wishing for power I said I’ll open it up and inspect cause I’m hearing a lot of DH complaining about damage so far so good
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Our box had three discs that were scratched. The worst was disc three of P.N.E. Vancouver B. C. 5/17/74 and the third disc played without issue. What a great show. I’m now checking disc three from Portland 6/24/73 which also has scratches. I’ll check back when I’m done. I do plan on asking for a replacement disc for 5/17/74 as we did not pay for scuffed discs.
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Stopped working a little bit earlier today cause I want to visit my mother who's in hospital 100km away from my hometown. Got a shower and just start to change my delivery address when a scream came from the front door - my box arrived. Additional taxes and UPS service fees of about EUR 51. Received shipping note on Sunday (!)- tracking number doesn't work as usual. Next day simonrob wrote tracking number works. Sort it out and he was right so I finally got the delivery information for today. Never got an item faster via dead.net. Hats off.All CDs are in their cases but haven't checked them for scratches etc. Ordered nearly 40 times via dead.net and had only one problem - the missing Dave's Pix Vol. 3. Getting in touch with drrhino and three days later I received a replacement. Whatever happened inside dead.net this time an A for effort. Have a grateful day and all the best from the Isle of Fehmarn JJ
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a question for FLAC buyers, is a .PDF of the booklet also included with the download ? Many Thanks!
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Because the box I ordered arrived safely and I have no issues (yet) with the discs. Everything was fine. Checking the number of boxes left, I still can't get an exact number, but it is just over 3800 units left. I think this box will sell out very soon.
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Sorry that my post came across that way to you. You have always seemed very reasonable here, so I guess my post is at fault. And, actually, I have subscribed to every year of Dave's Picks. His picks are usually not what I want, and the "blind" aspect does annoy me, but I still like feeding the machine. I actually much preferred the later years of the Road Trips period, but no one else liked them...
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One of the coolest things about this box is how our friends across the pond and far away are getting them often before people living just a few hundred miles across from the warehouse. For years we have been getting ours months before they make their way to faraway lands and not a yelp of complaints or bad will, almost entirely patience and good feedback. It gives me joy to see at least some of them get theirs before mine. That being said.. I did just get mine a few minutes ago. Beginning to unwrap it...... wait for it... exactly... now. #041880 has arrived at the station. Hey.. if you type it into a calculator and hold it upside down it spells hIBBO. They still have his picture It's hung on the wall Now he's just an old hIBBO Asleep out in the hall It sure is pretty.. hope it sounds good.
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I have had a crazy busy week, (and it continues to be,) so I have not had a chance to really get far into my listening of this set, and have only been able to rip the 73 shows so far. That being said, I did sneak some decent listening in of PNE 73 discs 1 and 2 today at work, and my-oh-my! I revisited the Bird Song, then moved on to disc 2. As others have mentioned, I love how UP in the mix Bobby is, and how well separated he and Jerry are in the speakers. I find that I am really able to focus on what Bobby is doing, and it is incredible! I've always known he was special, but his playing on the jams during PITB and HCS are just so cool! It reminds me of how Bobby cites McCoy Tyner as one of his major influences, especially the way Tyner chords behind the player taking the lead. Bobby is back there, keeping the rhythm, but laying down some bizzare and groovy colors of his own, creating that one of a kind sound. Jerry always said that no one plays guitar like Bobby... this release certainly sheds some light on that. (Again, I've thought this for a while, but the sound quality, Bobby's volume, and the awesome separation of the instruments on this has cemented it.) Oh, and what a PITB and HCS they are! On to disc 3 for my drive to and from band practice. Peace
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Yes Simon rob who will be The lucky 7374? or the lucky 000001 ? I received the box this morning, 98, that's my number, as i made that middle age crisis at 49, i would be happy to be 98 later... This box is a marvel the grateful dead zoo is increasing with whales, wolves, ravens and eagles, after all these years of crows, bears and turttles...Great art, congratulations.
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Thank MD Jim. Yes all dead heads over the world delivered the same day, and at the same time...but a few of them will go to bed now.
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Received mine...great condition. Inspected the cds and yes several are scratched. How? How do I get in touch with Dr. Rhino? Thanks.
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We have all posted things here that afterwards don't come across as we had intended. I did understand what I think you were trying to say, but it could have been worded so much better.
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5/19/74 missing disk 3. Darn. Plenty more to digest and will probably get a replacement before I even get that far into the set.
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