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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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  • 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

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

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

  • February 22, 2020 - 5:01pm
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    I Sympathize With Everyone Having Problems With The Dead Store

    I have had two Dave’s Picks go everywhere but to my address........which for some reason didn’t include my apartment # ............therefore no delivery..........One arrived months later.......and a second one #32 is in transit supposedly and maybe arriving shortly. I had to file with the Better Business Bureau over this foolishness. Which seemed to get a quicker response from The Dead Store......To which I say good luck to all whom have problems with The Dead Store Customer Service.......I have been through the phone calls .....the emails........and calling Warner’s main office to no avail.......it is a sad situation.........

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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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Just ordered my copy of this classic from Real Gone.....can't wait to put it on the turntable! Free priority shipping with code "DEAL" until October 3rd if anyone is interested....Hopefully that means by Saturday!!! Here is the link again that someone posted yesterday....thank you to whoever that was: https://shop.realgonemusic.com/collections/new-releases/products/gratef… Still have not received my replacement copy of Disc 11, Vancouver 74. This is the only show that I have not listened to in it's entirety at least twice.....What an incredible box this is, voice dropouts and screaching included! KCJ Edit: Spent the last 2 days listening to 09/25/80 & 09/26/80 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco. Two excellent shows with some nice acoustic sets. Have the soundboard for 1st set of 09/25, but had to supplement with audience recording for rest of the show which isn't bad. Listened to 09/26/80 Charlie Miller soundboard on the archive....phenomenal show and my favorite of the two.
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Looks great. Hope it comes out in England.
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... gave me chills. Simply incredible. Hit repeat as soon as it was over. In fact, I'm really loving all of disc 2 of this show. I liked Portland, but I feel it is the weakest of the 3 73 shows, even though that Dark Star>Eyes is killer. Count me in as one who is going nice and slowly through this box, often listening to each show for a week at a time, letting it all sink in. This weekend, on to 74! Peace
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Bedie bop Bedie bedie bedie
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Saw this for the first time here. Looks very intriguing. My concern is that there is no mention of what source was used to "remaster" for vinyl. How do we know they didn't just use the CD? No mention at all that they transferred the original reels. Seems suspect to me. I've thoroughly enjoyed the Brookvale Dick's vinyl reissues and they were very specific in detailing the sources and method and did a wonderful job. Anyone have more details? https://shop.realgonemusic.com/collections/new-releases/products/gratef… As far as this Pacific box. It looks like a killer collection of music - I know it is! The box itself is just overkill and undesirable to me so I haven't ordered one. I'd much rather have simple, minimalistic, space saving packaging.
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.... count me as one that blazed through this box like a whirling dervish. Now that the shock and awe of the box has passed, time for me to savor. Portland '74 grabbed my immediate attention right away. Gonna focus on that one for a while. Karaoke and all. ...
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Dervish (per Wikipedia) A dervish or darvesh is someone guiding a Sufi Muslim ascetic down a path or "tariqah", known for their extreme poverty and austerity. Their focus is on the universal values of love and service, deserting the illusions of ego to reach God. …Reminds me of my first dead show. By the end of the night I had deserted the illusions of ego in search of God and was focused on the universal values of love and service.
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must order more Deadmust order more Dead JK hahahahaha uh...
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it's always good to find refuge from the insanity of this nation and world by visiting here once in a while. Sunday is road trip day 5/21/74 6/24/73 6/22/73 :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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who is into the GD He is going to inherit some of my collection (I have multiple copies of this and that show that will go to a good home.) He will be smiling "bigly" on Monday
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it is so nice to to be able to share with others the joy the GD brings to us.
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That's why I didn't buy this one either. No mention of source makes me worried. When I bought their reprints of Dick Pick's 1 and 2 I found out after I purchased and they shipped to my house and put it on the turntable...that it was simply the CD pressed onto vinyl and not with much fidelity or depth may I add. Fairly disappointing and it's what has kept me from buying any future vinyl re-issues from Real Gone. I know that some of the vinyl they have re-released has been cut from the original masters, they just don't make it very clear when it's not. Somewhat deceptive if you ask me and not really the service these re-releases deserve or warrant.
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My favorite A&A is from 12.31.78 -- best Donna scream of all time IMO. And I happen to love Donna's contributions to the Dead, though I've always been a sucker for the combination of male and female voices...
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"the GD are the antidote to the atom bomb." hear, hear, well spoken, Bruce. I mean, Joseph.
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it's so true and it's one of things that makes our community so unique. I get so much joy out of sharing this music, I know that many of you do too. So many generous people here. As an aside, on this rainy Friday I'm listening to DaP24 (8/25/72). Almost forgot how much I loved this show. Nice warm first set..perfect for a morning like this.
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I can't remember the Around and Around from 12.31.78, but that show has got my favourite Johnny B. Goode on it...by anybody. Anybody not called Jimi Hendrix, anyway. It doesn't start off too distinctively, but when Jerry takes his first solo the energy level just goes through the roof. The others all stand round him in a circle while he goes nuts . When he stops soloing, the energy drops back gain-and then picks up when he plays his final solo. Incredible.
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Having trouble with pops and no music and such on certain CDs. I understand the warts and all concept. Has anyone mapped out the reel changes or other flaws? Having issues with cds 1,9,10 and 12. 2cds from 5/19 unusable, Doc contacted on 5/19, yet to listen to 13 on.
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Real Gone didn't release DP 1 & 2 on vinyl, that was Brookvale. They did master from the CD, however they were upfront about it and it was only because the original tapes are lost or destroyed. I also have to disagree about the sound quality. They do sound better than the original CDs - whatever they did, they absolutely made the vinyl release sound better. The other Brookvale vinyl DPs are from the master tapes and excellent quality. Again, Real Gone makes no mention at all what was used for 34. Interestingly, the artwork has the CD mastering credit on the back! Brookvale put out a statement sometime back that their rights to doing the entire DP catalog (which was the original plan) had been taken away and they would only be able to release some of the volumes, which is why they jumped from 6 to 8,skipping 7 for their last release. It's a shame, as they did such an excellent job.
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I emailed Real Gone and asked about release date for this as well as whether vinyl was mastered from original tapes or pressed from the CD. Here is the response they emailed: Hello, I think it will be available in stores in November. We are shipping it today. It was mastered from the original tapes. I will update soon on how it sounds. Appears it will be delivered next week some time. KCJ
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completed the request form to obtain a replacement disc 2 ten days ago and have heard and recieved nothing. anyone recieve replacements yet?
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Scott, I requested replacements on 9.8 and have yet to receive.
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Thanks for the clarification, I forgot those were from Brookvale instead. Not sure I agree on the upgraded sound but I'll pop it on the turntable this weekend, crank it, and listen with fresh ears. Maybe I was just peeved when I found out they were CD mixes and was looking for inferiority in the sound. Also does mastered from the original tapes mean it's not the CD pressed on the vinyl or is it just business lingo and a grey area way to say just saying, well "everything is from the original tapes." Mhmmm I may have to put this on my shelf now that Ive been reminded that it's not Real Gone that gave me my first DPs vinyls...
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thanks Ben. i'll exercise more patience and have some faith that it will show up soon. loving these recordings so far. 40 years of listening and i'm hearing some things i never hear before in these shows...especially keith and bobby's playing
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There are some issues with the recordings. The quality of the music recordings is overall very good. However there are several recordings with the Portland shows where you virtually cannot hearing any singing. And if you listen to Bob on one of the Portland shows (I think 1974) he says about 6 or 7 songs into it that they are having technical glitches. But did not get resolved until a couple of songs later. I had forgotten that Donna could sometimes be distracting. The packaging presentation is phenomenal. Super coffee table item. Very nice.
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The recording is amazing despite some technical glitches. Yes, like many shows from this era, the first song or two has vocal issues....mainly due to forgetting to turn on the vocal mics but overall this is one of the best live mixes of ANY Grateful Dead release. You can hear EVERY instrument clearly and every part of Billy's drums. Bravo for a job well done.
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Only just now, this very minute, did I finally notice the layered artwork underneath the lid of this box. Pretty cool delayed surprise. And speaking of layers, I'm really enjoying the "deconstructed" versions of the first few songs from several of the shows. It's a great way for a non-musician to listen to how the music's put together. Onward!
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Marty Balin
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not Marty 3/5 of a Mile in Ten Seconds Plastic Fantastic Lover Jefferson phqking Airplane Miracles Here's to Marty Balin
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....that's not good news. Time to pause and play some Airplane. *sigh*Admittingly, it has been a while. edit....Jefferson Airplane Takes Off. I was gonna post a last five, but things change. I was listening to Black Sabbath's Vol 4 on the way home. Switching serious gears.
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Watching Jeff Bridges on Colbert (sorry, late nite) from last night.. so The Dude starts on a rant preparing for his new role (a priest I think).. so he's researching and the rant drifts to a period he was in the Coast Guard (Coast Guard Reserve) and there was this priest that dragged him in.. so he could play guitar (Dylan was mentioned among others).. so this priest says when you are here.. you are in the house of the lord, not in the military or anything.. So this priest says to him, after church one day.. hey, I have some civilian clothes and.. so we should go out tonight, a night out.. so it ends with this priest from the coast guard drags Bridges off to see the Jefferson Airplane at the Carousel Ballroom in 1968. He spoke of this incident like it did happen and was fact. He seemed compelling and jovial about the whole incident. Thought this tied in tightly to some of tonight's posts and Marty Balin's passing.. ..and now we know the character in the next Jeff Bridges movie is directly related to a priest he met in his military days that is directly tied to The Jefferson Airplane (and just one step removed from the heart and soul of The Grateful Dead) :D Good timing, good Karma.
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...and we are very proud of our selves.Only a rocknroll song but it made a lasting impression on this 16year old back in 1969. RIP Marty.
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I am enamored with the Weather Report Suite from the last show. It's quite groovy and then a gorgeous China Doll. Keith sounds great throughout this set.
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I am enamored with the Weather Report Suite from the last show. It's quite groovy and then a gorgeous China Doll. Keith sounds great throughout this set.
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I guess people forget ,what it was like to make tapes from tapes , that were tapes of tapes , Sometimes we forget how fortunate we have it , all you have to do is wait , and killer soundboards are hand picked and delivered to your house . Furthermore you have the team of artists talented beyond my EARS ,everyone doing their absolute best to deliver , the Dead’s music better than It came to them. The PNW package is so good you don’t want to open it ! When you reveal the treasure inside , again better than I hoped , every perfect note accentuated with the real flaws made as perfect as if you where standing in front of the band. They are giving us the the best of The Grateful Dead on a Silver platter. If you love the Dead as much as I This collection from the quintessential North West tours in 1973+1974 , every note with perfect ,imperfection that’s what you have to accept about this band , you have listen , and be patient, and listen , And then you will here the magic that is the Grateful Dead. Don’t be foolish if you like this era don’t miss out ,for I don’t understand why it’s not sold out , it’s worth the investment ,for the Dark Star alone . The artwork The literature ,the hard work that the professionals do just to give you the best music and
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Someone below mentioned the Warfield Dead Ahead / Reckoning Shows. If anyone does not have them yet https://themidnightcafe.org/2018/06/03/the-grateful-dead-the-entire-war… And while we're flying on the Airplane, this is a cool little box set I picked up awhile ago. Its a USB stick, with a booklet. (not CDs despite what the link says). https://www.wolfgangs.com/cds-and-dvds/jefferson-airplane/box-set/ZZZ01… And if you're flying econonmy class, here are a bunch of Airplane shows for streaming. There's a lot of other good stuff on this site too. You just gotta poke around. https://www.wolfgangs.com/music/?t=Jefferson%20Airplane&iem=true Peace
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...remastered from the original tapes & new mix... :)
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ok, who do you have to notify about defective discs? Anyone got an email address? Anyone? Rhino, you got some explainin' to do. Via Con Dios Marty my friend, now you are truly betwixt two worlds. I was an avid Airplane fan long before I became a deadhead, they were the quintessential San Francisco group when I was first discovering rock and roll. I never got to see the Airplane, but I did get to see the Starship during the Dragonfly>Red Octopus time frame. Never forget Marty and Gracie's duets, they always tried to out sing each other, some times Marty was better, some times Gracie, but it was just so great to see these icons perform. We will never see or hear such music again. I predict that this box set will not sell out, maybe in a year or two, but not right away, just too many flaws, maybe that's why they wrapped it up in such a beautiful box, cause the music is good, but the recording is so-so. Most of the songs are too slow, the China Doll's are almost as slow as a funeral progression, I see why they dropped that tune from the setlists. My request for the next box, no more 70's shows unless they have some that sound great and are recorded great, which I think they are running out of, so, on to the 80's or early 90's, some Bruce and Vince would be wonderful. Matrix if you have to, just do it.
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Hey Now, to all of you waiting on replacements. I was able to get replacement discs sent to me, it was not quick but not too hard to accomplish. I will tell you what I did so hopefully it may help: So my box arrived on 9/10 and I got to opening the next day on 9/11. I ended up needing 5 discs replaced. I emailed Dead.net customer service on that same day. I got a late night email response that stated something to the effect that my request would be answered within 48 hours. 48 hours passed and since it was about 72 hours in I emailed customer service again - this was on 9/14. I got a response which directed me to fill out form which was provided through a link in the email. I went to the link which was page attached to Warner Music Group - helpspot it has title WMG Customer Service. I completed the form and hit the submit button, this was on 9/15. Once that happened the page provided my with an access key number that it sated could be utilized to to get updates. The page also suggested that I should bookmark it for updates. Now this is where it gets weird. This access key number did not seem be something I could enter anywhere for updates, not on Rhino, not on Warner, not on Dead.net... The page I bookmarked only seemed useful for me to provide additional updates to my request, so to add photos of damage for example. So on 9/20, I responded to my Dead.net customer service email I received on 9/14 for an update. I provided both my order number, that access key and I explained the situation. I got response on that same day from a customer service rep name Mac, who apologized said that it would be taken care of. ON 9/26 Mac from Dead.net sent me a follow up email stating the my replacement discs were in the mail. I got them on 9/28. So first off all I want to publicly thank Mac in Dead.net customer service! Second for anyone looking to get replacement disc I am going suggest that you may have to just keep up on them like I did. I know my write up was lengthy but I wanted to illustrate what it took for me to get them. I don't think one request will work unfortunately but the good part is that I think you can get them if you keep up on customer service. When all else fails to you can always go to Jedi Master MaryE. I don't want to speak for her, but I know she helped many in the past with this kind of thing.
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My dog doesn’t take issues with Donna screams. But, he does raise his head, perk his ears, and slowly tilt his head back and forth while he looks at the speakers during Drums/Space. As for the MIT study Kayak Guy referenced, my dog also poops, and drinks beer, and listens to GD, but that doesn’t make him human. Not MIT, but if you are in the Princeton area, looks like you can buy some high priced releases at this record store. Video posted in January, maybe sold by now. https://youtu.be/C3r37kOUDHo
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By Christmas guaranteed. The 1974 shows sound as good as any 2 track from that year.The 1973 shows share the same outstanding fidelity as the 1974 shows. Jerry is a little low on some of the songs on the 1973 shows, but he's right where he needs to be most of the time, including standout moments like Dark Star, Bird Song, Here Comes Sunshine, Playing in the Band, and the Truckin' / Other Ones. They're also rarely performed songs like The Race is On, Box of Rain, Money Money, and the only 1973 Bird Song. Agree with you on China Doll, I'm not a big fan. There are some huge moments in the set with the Bird Song, Dark Star, 26 minute Truckin' and The Other Ones, the 46 minute Playing in the Band, the great Black Peter (also a '73 rarity), a couple of the best Eyes of the Worlds you're ever going to hear in the '74 shows, as well as one of the best Weather Report Suites released to date. It also features shows from early Spring 1973, which we have had nothing from until now. From what I've been reading here, the only real issues with this box set are that there were some scratches on some CDs. I had one and it's been replaced already, easy peasy. Dr rhino and Mary E are just incredible customer service representatives. This box set is going to be difficult to come by in a couple of years, and they're going to be going for 500 bucks on eBay. There's only 15,000 of them, which is around the production numbers for Dave's Picks in 2014, and those shows are pricey now on eBay. Sorry you don't like it man. What releases are your preference for '73 / '74?
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With the help of Marye and Dr. Rhino, I was able to get a replacement disc for my one defective disc within 7-10 days. First I sent an email to:Drrhino@wmgcustomerservice.com AND Drrhino@rhino.com Dr. Rhino emailed me back within 36 hours stating that a replacement disc would be sent ASAP. Then, I asked marye for her help in clarifying what exactly ASAP meant. Marye was able to ask the Doctor more specifically, when I could expect my disc, and thus, marye did let me know that my replacement disc was in fact mailed out. I got the disc a day or two later.
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the MIT study had 2 choices and dog wasn't one of them, AI or Human, but if your dog likes DrumSpace it's obviously higher on the evolutionary ladder, like Blood the dog from the Don Johnson movie "A Boy & His Dog" . that link seems deceptive and many of the sets are used but in the shrink wrap that they obviously did before video taping them for sale. i forgot what many looked like as they went into my storage room after ripping if they didn't fit on the CD shelves. 30 Trips looks cooler than i remember, the July 1978 box used was $20 more than here new. must be that Ivy League premium ;) are those Ebay prices?
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