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    Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings Boxed Set

    WHAT'S INSIDE:
    6 Complete Shows On 19 Discs
    • 6/22/73 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
    • 6/24/73 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
    • 6/26/73 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
    • 5/17/74 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
    • 5/19/74 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
    • 5/21/74 Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering
    Masters transferred and restored by Plangent Processes
    Original Art by First Nations Artist Roy Henry Vickers
    Photos by Richie Pechner
    Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000

    Includes an immediate digital download of "Eyes Of The World (P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada 5/17/74)"

    "We were in the Pacific Northwest...between somewhere in Washington and some other where in Oregon. The road took us to the lip on a ridge, from where we could see around us for many miles in all directions … It was breathtaking to behold, but as we watched, we had a firm realization that we were witnessing something even more beautiful than our eyes could ever take in … Life causes life. Heaven and Earth dance in this way endlessly, and their child is the forest. And so there we were, epiphanously watching that grandest and most glorious dance of life—of which we are just a tiny part—awed by a magnificence without beginning, without end..."

    Bob Weir, “Sell Headwaters—Everyone Wins,” San Francisco Chronicle

    The Pacific Northwest offers up a rich feast of land, sky, and water. It is ripe with influences, abundant with symbols, deep and spirited. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that the Grateful Dead played some of their most inspired shows on these fertile grounds. It does, however, sometimes take a breath for the elements to re-align years later. It seems for us, they finally have and we are able to present not just a glimpse of the band's extraordinary exploratory tour through the region, but a two-tour bounty as the PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS.

    For PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, we've paired two short runs made up of six previously unreleased shows - P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C. (6/22/73); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (6/24/73); Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA (6/26/73); P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (5/17/74); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (5/19/74); and Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (5/21/74). Each show has been mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. The transfers from the masters were transferred and restored by Plangent Processes, further ensuring that this is the best, most authentic that these shows have ever sounded.

    PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS comes in an ornate box created by Canada’s preeminent First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers (more on this tremendous artist soon). To complement the music, the set also includes a 64-page book with an in-depth essay by Grateful Dead scholar Nicholas G. Meriwether and photos by Richie Pechner.

    Due September 7th, this release is limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies and available exclusively from dead.net. You'll want to grab a copy while you can and sit back, relax, and enjoy all the exclusive content we'll be rolling out over the next few weeks.

    Looking for something a little more byte-sized? The collection will also be available for HD digital download in FLAC and ALAC, exclusively at dead.net, on release day. You can pre-order it now too.

    Get it while you can.

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  • December 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
    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

  • February 29, 2020 - 9:38pm
    jaxxtraw
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    Way cool box at my door

    Arrived today. Wow!
    The sound is amazing, ..and that box
    (~)};=

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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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Crossroads, thank you for the cover art, looks great on the computer. I got the email requesting me to login too. Not sure what to make of it since I just logged in yesterday, so I'm not clicking any of the links in it. About to reset my PW though directly from the site.
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Sorry for any confusion. My comment was directed at 'Galactic Companion'. I have nothing but respect for you, sir.
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I too was surprised how high my number was since I ordered early June when it was announced and even now isn't sold out?? But all discs and box are perfect despite what others are finding. Best looking box and digipacks by far. Underneath the top box is beautiful. Makes the GSTL 77 box look like it was designed by a fourth grader.
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i also got the email, but took it as a phishing attempt against a site that sells $300 items and after 2 years is still not secure (according to my firefox browser).i did not fall for it, but the site was unreachable for about 15 minutes right after the email came out, like there was some sort of DNS hijacking. it wasn't Mr Pete that was accused of trolling, it was more likely a reply to SpaceBro's post about if the box number was too high he would take it, as he has no numbered box to complain about. something positive to end on. i am glad i live in the US and don't get additional mystery charges that hold my items ransom. that seems like a perfect excuse for going for the digital version.
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Haha, I noticed the not so discreet freebie request too. So I got curious about the email and went in and tried an old email address as a login, and it turns out I must have created one long ago for the store. So I think the email is legit.
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Very pleased to have a Bird Song from this period and place. Beautiful design and graphics by Roy Henry Vickers.
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On Monday evening I got home from work and there on my porch it was waiting for me: #02894. What a beautiful box it is! It deserves its own glass display case. Thank you Roy Henry Vickers for your wonderful artwork sharing the magnificent traditions of your ancestors. It honors our Mother Earth and her children and First Peoples. I'm nearly finished burning the music to iTunes and will start a full listen-through afterward. First impression was that the vocals seemed very low in the mix on Disc 1 at first but picked up up after a few minutes. I'm stoked to say the least. The stash box is a nice touch. It didn't escape my notice that the sacred herb is legal all across the PNW. I lived to see the day but can't indulge until I retire. Thanks Dave, Rhino, and the Dead for your stellar effort. And I know those who received discs with issues will be taken care of.
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BTW I got that email too, wtf, we'll see in 2 weeks and I bet we will log in just like now...So Chinacat from Portland 73 makes me fly; I always found the Chinacat's from 73 among the best, and this one makes me fly , dance, jump for joy! Remember Bobby and the Midnites: we all have the power to fly. This Chinacat made me remember a last night dream: Finally I flew again, standing on top of a hill spreading my arms and off I go flying across the country , it's the most natural thing to do in my night dreams, but I missed that kind of dream for several months, and I guess the Grateful Dead music reminded me of the flying power, so I flew again and still do. Forget my words, dig the music, unpack your joy, grab the day and the night (btw I'm not on acid, this is all in my DNA now). Hallelujah! :-) RNB
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Here in the Netherlands, I had to pay UPS 34.23 Euros "Sales tax" and 13.00 Euros for "Advance surcharges" whatever that is. Naturally I had to pay VAT at 21% on both these charges. Total came to 49.96 Euros ($54.89) which is less than most Brits had to pay, but still a hefty and unwelcome surcharge, even if it was expected.
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Retire now! You know it makes sense.
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so these "Advance surcharges" they are unusual and probably attached to the COD by the delivery company? that seems like they pay the sales tax for you so they can deliver it quicker by avoiding Customs and then charge you a "service fee" for the transaction you never requested. not very cool, what happens when you don't have the COD money until payday? then they add a 21% VAT on top of the sales tax? Do all of the USPS deliveries make it through without the Customs charge but take 4 to 6 weeks more? that would make me think twice about the digital download option and might actually be a deciding factor.
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Crossroads- Thanks for the scans!
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Received as well. I do think it's legit as It has the same email address as the email from 6 days about the "box set release date is here". As well as other emails including the "Bird Song" digital download for pre ordering the box.
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Get the box before it’s gone. You won’t regret it!
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Didn't something happen during the Europe 72 box release when we had to re sign up, or make a new account, or something like that or am I am I making that up?? bob t
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You are pretty much correct. The advance surcharges are the costs allegedly incurred by UPS for doing the customs job for them. This is certainly quicker than presenting the item to customs. An item sent by USPS typically takes a bit more than two weeks to reach me. If the value stated on the customs declaration is less than about $40 (think Dave's Picks) then the customs are not interested. If the value is higher then the customs spring into action and levy sales tax. If the value is really high then they add import duty on top of that. If the customs decide to act on your package, this adds a week or so to the delivery time taking it up to around 4 weeks or so. Don't think that UPS are the only villains here - the Dutch customs also add an administrative charge which I seem to recall is 14.75 Euros. And naturally VAT on top of everything. And the value of the package typically includes the shipping cost, so one pays sales tax and VAT on the shipping cost as well as the value of the goods.
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It is legit. It was directed at long-inactive accounts, so if you're seeing it in the one you're using every day, this is strange and please lemme know. If you want to keep the account that got the email active, you can do so by just logging in. If you forgot your password, send me a PM and I'll see what I can do. Thanks all.
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Thanks for the prompt action. I have only one (active) account and I login most days, so when it said in the mail "We noticed you haven’t logged in for over 5 years." my suspicions were raised. This could possibly relate to a very old (inactive) account from many years ago because I seem to recall a scare once where people were asked to create a new account and not use the old one again. That was so long ago now that I cannot remember the details.
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Thanks for letting us know!! bob t i just clicked on the link and it states I am not authorized to access the page?
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Logging in to stay active even though I have posted in the last 5 years. Loving the PNW box.
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Still here and loggin in lurker—also logged into the sublime 6/22/73! This Box ‘o Rain is just what was needed! Thanks to all involved!
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Just logging in after receiving questionable email - meanwhile the PNW box is awesome!!! Loving it!!!
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...and got the box, and it surely is a thing of beauty. Box and all discs look in lovely condition: no scratches, scuffs, etc. Listening starts tomorrow after work, when time allows. I can't wait!
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Thank you Columbia Gas. Next time you do a pressurization test, do it on the test pipe, not the main feed. There's been 50+ fires of individual houses in three towns near me. I'm thanking them because that second pipeline they're proposing to build that would be part of a pipeline from Canada to lower New England is not going thru essex county after this negilence.
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Holy cow Donna sounds really good on this song. Check it out on the Portland '73 show.
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Beautiful box, and to my relief after reading some of the cautionary tales here, everything arrived intact and in working order. I've started doing serious listening on the "big stereo". The thing that jumps out at me - well, the second, because as several people here have observed, the Vancouver '73 "Bertha" took a while to find itself - is the fabulous separation. The instruments are all clearly defined, even the individual drums and cymbals, which can easily become muddy. Just lovely. My ears are by no means perfect, as I've been playing drums since my early teens and I'm now, you know, older, but this strikes me as exceptionally well-produced and mixed. Dead '73 shows will always be special for me, as my first live experience was UCLA (Pauley) in that year, now immortalized as "Dave's Picks 5". A great year in the Dead discography, made better now. A lovely weekend of listening awaits. Enjoy!
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Sounds like a plan to check out Portland '73. I jumped straight to Portland and Seattle '74 and while the playing is phenomenal for both shows, Donna's howling, moaning, and caterwauling jarred me out of some deep reveries in both shows. So jarring!
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Received the PNW box on Tuesday and it was well worth the wait. I must say, comparing the AUD's to these Plangent processed boards is just incredible. Sure hope to see more released from 1973 or 1974 as there are some truly underrated summer 74 shows out there.
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so they VAT you on the COD shipping fees, on top of what ever you paid to Rhino for shipping? i hope that wasn't the expedited shipping. my state Taxachuesetts hasn't figured out how to do that yet. downloads would look like a better option in that situation. if only they had a PDF of the booklet and some of the cool art as part of the download.
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Hi Marye, I got the weird login email, and my account is active and I have been using it. Can you look into this? thanks.
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Check your PMs. My IT instincts suggest that some folks mayhaps have multiple logins connected to the same email? So dead.net would send an email about the old stale login but you'd be like wtf I login all the time? And you're both right. Anyway, enjoy the box this weekend everyone. I'm only through the 1st show, and only w/ my laptop in the morning and *cough* unenhanced. This weekend is a road trip w/ a bunch of friends which should be fun but not so much music-ing. Gonna need to catch up next week.
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Check your PMs. My IT instincts suggest that some folks mayhaps have multiple logins connected to the same email? So dead.net would send an email about the old stale login but you'd be like wtf I login all the time? And you're both right. Anyway, enjoy the box this weekend everyone. I'm only through the 1st show, and only w/ my laptop in the morning and *cough* unenhanced. This weekend is a road trip w/ a bunch of friends which should be fun but not so much music-ing. Gonna need to catch up next week.
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Weird email received today telling me to check in with deadnet. I suppose every now and then I DO listen to alien orders. PNW box #11700 arrived today in top shape. Thanks for the superb release. Cheers, one and all!
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For no real reason except that email... 00054/15000 has found its home, woohoo. What a Sugaree on that ‘73 Portland huh? Lordy.
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I got the suspicious email as well. I've logged on many times over the past five years.
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....what? I want a refund! ;)I think this email was sent to bring everyone out of their world and back into Deadland. I get it....playing the Seattle '73 show again. Back to back. Worth it. I log in every day and I got the email. Unable to recall if I had a different login back in the day. I've changed my password a couple of times, but a different username? Hmmmm. Hard to keep track of online usernames and passwords sometimes tbh. I keep a small notebook with all of them written down. If I lose that, I might be screwed. Welcome to the 21st century I guess. Good mind exercises if nothing else.
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I haven't even ripped and listened to all the shows.. just PNE 73. This is a worthy collection, very good recordings, great remastering effort and excellent presentation, art and design. Worthy of the performances, I applaud the efforts, especially in the care made to make it sound as good as it can. Whoe Bob.. I read about the gas explosions in MA. Holy Bat Gas! Scary stuff, don't turn on the stove. Finally.. to all those in harms way of Florence. Best of luck and be safe. This thing is a monster and hasn't even hit land yet. It could affect the majority of the folks in the entire East Coast of the US, including yours truly. Wake of the flood, laughing water, forty-nine Get out the pans, don't just stand there dreaming Get out the way, get out the way Here's to Here Comes Sunshine! Great box.. Quite simply.. great. and just in time. Edit: Made the national news. 70 homes exploded or on fire in Northern MA, thousands evacuated. Wowwy.
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Um, okay. I got the email too. I've had an account here for, what, six months? Seven? The email said I had not logged in for five years. Sure... Five years ago I didn't know about this site. Heck, I was hardly listening seriously to the Dead. Hi Marye, if you think that sounds weird, so do I, but it's all good. Just a computer glitch sort of thing I suspect (?) Got the PNE box but haven't cracked it yet, I'll be doing that while in the car for work all next week. Looks beautiful though, thanks to all who had a hand in birthing it. Cheers everybody. Best wishes for everybody down in the Carolinas or in the path of Florence.
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....and I must say. That is the sloooowest Dire Wolf I have ever heard. Give me a break. Best Version Ever!!
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I like the slow Peggy-O's from this era too. The few 73's and 74's that exist have a really nice vibe. Not that I don't like the faster ones too. Huntington 78 comes to mind.. I like it all.. and cannot listen to just one show, just one year, just one tour or just one era. It briefly stopped raining today for the first time in like six years.. so I had to quickly cut the grass and make the yard look good for next week's flood.. My yard device still had Boise 83 loaded. I did the yard work in like 1/5th the time it would normally take. It was most enjoyable.. (clearly I hadn't had time to load my devices w/ PNW 73-74. Then again.. if I did, I might still be mowing the grass well into next week, albeit very happy and likely very stoned - but the flowers would look magnificent). Nevermind, no bother.
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Got #296 Tuesday night after a long day at work. I had a buddy who got the Flacs make me an mp3 copy to tide me over, so my listening began Saturday. First few songs of 6/22, I was not impressed, then Bird Song kicked things into a whole new gear. Phil's musical exuberance bleeds over into him chatting with the crowd a few times. One of the big surprises was Bob's phaser! With no officially released Summer '73 apart from a smattering of songs, I never heard Bob play this much phaser or any modulation effects prior to the Brent era, so his liberal use of it starting with Sugaree really caught my ear. This first show is completely deserving of its consideration as an all time show. Bird Song, China> Rider, Playing in the Band, Here Comes Sunshine, He's Gone> Truckin'> Other One> Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia are all just outstanding. Not the biggest Sugar Mag fan, but this one is great! The Portland show on 6/24 continues the great playing with good versions of just about everything, amd great sound quality throughout (minus the first couple songs each night) with great separation, if a little low, like Get Shown the Light. Can't wait to get into the Wall of Sound shows, though a little trepidation as I hate the vocal sounds on WoS tapes usually. But anything I get to listen to over the next days will be a blessing. I'm near Fayetteville, NC, so hoping Florence isn't the monster it looks like. The look of the box is fantastic, the book an excellent read. I inspected my discs and saw some scratches on a few discs, I played each of the scratched ones, and no issues. Haven't ripped yet.
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I too fell head over heels for the SLOW Peggy-O from Portland. This has always been a favorite for me and the pace of this version just really took me by surprise. A perfect rendition. Not only is this Box beautiful to look at but the sound quality is really interesting. Each show kind of starts off with some sound adjustments which I find charming and enlightening as it has that fly on the wall feel that one doesn’t always get. The mix on the three and a half shows I’ve heard really separate each instrument and vocals that really heightens the listening experience. Of all the Wall of Sound shows we’ve been given commercially, these are the most satisfying to me. Why this hasn’t sold out yet is a bit confusing since those of us who have heard it have been so impressed. It most likely will I suppose sooner or later. For me this is right up there with Europe 72 and the Fillmore box. Just outstanding on every level.
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I got it too. I wonder if everyone got it? Is the IT Dept hitting the recreational supplies a little too hard? Would be funny (and annoying) if two weeks from now EVERYONE gets deactivated...
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I got the Email as well. Have only one account. Yes, I have used it within the last 5 years. I still have the messages from you, with the help from you, for the 5/77 box set. So any help would be appreciated. As always, Thanks for all you do.
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Yes, I got it too. I've just ignored it-if in doubt-don't do anything!
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Superb picture under your name.
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