Of course we want it all now, but where would you start?
the rumors that I heard were that Dick, before he passed away, left some pretty specific instructions regarding which shows and when his 'picks' were to be released... a rumor, don't know if it is true or not. did anyone ever hear just exactly how many 'picks' he made?? peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
I would like to see the best shows in the vault be released. On the old forum, I started a topic of "favorite Grateful Dead year" and there were a variety of years listed from all of the replies. Since it is a monumental task to thin down the Dead's best shows for release, I think there should be a ballot or voting system where all of us can vote for our top 3-5 shows for each year. Once the voting is done, the crew can start producing the releases based on the fan voting. In that way, everyone should get a show they want released and the fans can be active particpants in the process. There will probably be a lot of similar choices for each year. See, my problem is that I just want as many of the best shows as I can get, so it really becomes hard to decide on a starting point. I primarily like shows from 69 through 74 and 77, but also like shows from 87 to 90. Even more of a problem is that there a just too many great shows in general to decide from. I think if we got several of the best shows from each year, I might calm down a bit (he he). Rick Do or do not; there is no try.
I think it's a splended idea by Gratefulhan to have a thread where everyone can list their 5 favorite shows from each year. Maybe it could become a poll thread. My favorite years pretty much fall in line with Gratefulhans (emphasis on 87-90). My favorites are either single shows or runs. 1987: 6/26-28 Alpine Valley 8/11-13 Red Rocks 8/22-23 Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angel's Camp, Ca. 11/13-15 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, Ca 12/27-31 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, Ca. (including material left off Ticket to New Years) 1988: 4/13-15 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Il. 7/2-3 Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Me. 7/29-31 Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, Ca. 9/3 Capital Centre, Landover, Md. 12/9-11 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, Ca. 1989: 5/6-7 Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford U., Palo Alto, Ca. 6/21 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Ca. (DVD of Pay Per View including everything like the between set footage and full encore) 10/8-9 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va. 10/26 Miami Arena, Miami, Fl. 12/30-31 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, Ca. 1990: 3/29-30 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. 5/5-6 California State U. Dominguez Hills, Carson, Ca. 6/8-10 Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, Ca. 6/23-24 Autzen Stadium, U. of Oregon, Eugene, Or. 12/31 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, Ca.
It occurred to me over the weekend while walking the dogs that you know, what we really need is a box set of all the Greek shows. Maybe with the Jerry Greek shows and the Rex Comes a Time show as a bonus. Yeah, yeah, I'm dreamin'....
Definitely a great show from the later years. I love the UJB jam out into drumz. Wonderful solid playing. Also...The Winterland Box, Sunshine Daydream DVD, the Fall '79 shows, and a pass through some of the great summer '76 shows.
I would like to see what else they can salvage from the Houseboat Tapes that Jerry gave Keith from the 1971 Fall Tour. I love this time period right before they took off for Europe and would like to see some releases perhaps the rest of the Pallidium run in August would be nice.
Just dreamin' here. I know we already have great Dick's Picks and Downloads, etc., from '77 and '72, but a cool post-9/03/77 release in time for it's anniversary would be fitting. And for '72, though maybe a little too tight on the heels of FTV 3, 6/26, a sweet 8/27/72 whole-nine-yards package would be sublime. Most important, a 40-year anniversary package of post-9/03/67, "primal" Dead would surely re-open the eyes of perception nicely. I realize, of course, that if none of these has been in the works, it is not going to happen...but there's always '78, '73 and '68, verdad? What ev's, so be it, fare ye well - I'll just keep dreamin'. Gracias por todo. "From day to day, just lettin' it ride, You get so far away from how it feels inside, You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall, But the day may come when you can't feel at all."
Agreed - got to tape it from radio; Garica on Blackbird where he hits that one note......ohhhhhhh my...and Brokedown is one of the finest.Grate Show!! So many great shows from so many great years make it a tough gig. "I primarily like shows from 69 through 74 and 77, but also like shows from 87 to 90." Couldnt agree more. And dont forget the sublime '76, rocking '78-'79; '82, '85. JEEZ, but dont get me wrong, I am extremely grateful for those that looked to the future in the past so we could have what we have. Cheers! JG “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
11/11/73. Amazing through and through.hoosker
It's hard for me to pick because I'm not to sure what's in there. I know some of what's been brought up isn't actually in there and this is according to Dick and David. The Greek '81 doesn't exist in the the vault as well as a lot of the Betty Boards that have been in circulation. Most of 1979 to 1981 is not in there and what is has a lot of problems with tape running out and such. I would like to say I agree with the idea that the Dead should cut out all the limited edition crap as all that does is reward the person with the most money who can buy fourty copies and then turn around and sell them for a fortune on eBay when they're not Heads anyway.
Have a soft spot for this one...
With all the great shows that are already in circulation and available from one source or another, I'm not too specific about what I'd like to see come out. Just for my own personal satisfaction, I hope that some day they release a show that I was at. Summer '85 would be a great place to start.
Come on Mr. Rhino at least Six more.Love some 67 shows too. and Four From the Vault (1973?)
"More, more, more" Shrine 11/67 Winterland Box II: Feb. 74 Winterland Box III: June 77 Denver 11/73 Any primal, 2/2/70 for example 1972 is forever welcome.
Giant Europe 72 box set.......
retailing at 150,000 the true completists collection featuring every piece of tape recorded during the history of the grateful dead. available in 10,000 compact discs, or 30,000 cassettes. hope you are young enough to listen to it all in this lifetime. seriously, though, i'vebeen listening to the dead for ov er a decade , but didn't really get it until about a year ago, the magic and power contained in the nusic. i was so stuck in 68-72, that i dismissed later eras like mainly post hiatus. what a fool i was , and my little purchase of dp vol 3 has opened me up to 77, which is like hoffman discovering lsd. i just got dp 29 few weeks ago and am enjoying those shows. problem is, i am relying on official release stuff, and haven't even seen a traded tape up close before. gotta hurry on back to livingroom, where i got me a date with oklahoma 73
gd vault don't feel so bad, ya aint got half of what you thought you had...... rusty reel don't play no more, not so much as it done before.
Jerry Channelling Eddie Van Halen for the post space songs. And the most awesome Stella Blue...A gem for sure. Cheers! JG “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
It seems there's been a CD released of just about all the old albums, but I haven't come across "Keith & Donna" from 1975. How about putting this gem out there for us... I have the record, but it sure would be nice to listen to a cleaner version. Thanks.
Bring back the Download Series!!!!
Except for the unlawful carnage that took place, Deer Creek 1995 was a smokin' hot show, especially the second set...
Obviously the winterland 73 is a must but after that is released , what we really ,really needis the Lyceum 72 box set. How about it guys?
Common or not, 11/7/87 deserves the full loving treatment of a CD release. And, if what I heard about what happened after that show was true, a good title might be, "Play it again, Dan." :)-- Yes it's me, I'm the pride of Cucamonga, I can see golden forests in the sun.
Alright, I've had this idea bounce through my head a time or two... i know, i know, a whole lotta people don't give a crap about Post-Brent but... 4 show box set of the Halloween run in 1991. That first night was essentially a wake for Bill Graham and included Carlos and Gary Duncan and the first playing of Mono since i forget when and (without checking out the setlist...) wasn't there another nugget of extra-special joy in there? Plus you almost can't beat a Sugar Mags to open a show! Jerry played his heart out for Bill... i felt like Jer was playing for no one in the crowd, only for Bill alone... it was quite moving. And if this ever comes to be, if I remember correctly there was an inbetween set, short speech, by Graham's son, i think, and if that was recorded it should be included, as well. Couple more shows thrown in for the heck of it and then comes the wham bam trick or treat Ken Kesey Halloween night Ahhhhhh-ooooooooooo Werewolves of London! Wrap the whole baby up with a Halloween theme and include an ode to Graham and an ode to Kesey, and folks will be glad to have some officially released 91 shows, i'll guarantee it! And for God's sake, don't make it a compilation... include every note! (Does 11-3-91 fit on one disc? If so -- hey, throw that in, too!)
First off I'd love to see the release of 4-6-82 from the Philly Spectrum. Amazing show from start to finish. The best Shakedown Street ever!! The interplay between Jerry & Brent is telepathic. The WHOLE show is just killer! Another great one from this era is 6-20-83 Merriweather Post. The thunder show...an insane show played in insane weather conditions. High energy and very surreal...an incredible Sugar Magnolia. One other show that's sometimes overlooked is 11-21-85 Kaiser. A high energy barn burner from the get go.Rare numbers like Big Boy Pete and a second set that totally hits the "X" factor make this a must have show...amazing!
Buddy went to Egypt Sound & Light and brought back tapes from 78...Would LOVE to see that remastered... The Warm up from DC 73...Such a great tape!! Reno 74..."Hey Bobby, Get it on!" is what someone yells on my AUD tape...If theres a SBD of this to be remasted...the Mind left body jam is amazing! GG Park 75 - Music is really fun but the banter about the baby being born is just a crack up... Needs to be released... Brent's 1st show in SJ 4/79 or the rehearsals would be cool. My 1st show 9/5/82 US Festival - just becasue you want to always hear your 1st show on CD remastered...lol Jerry's comback show 12/86 - you can tell how stoked the band is... Hampton 89 - That DS is amazing! The 2/92 Oakland run with the new material....
The second set is absolutely amazing! (I haven't heard the first.) Lazy Supplication into Weather Report, then drums, more weather report, and it all dissolves all rumbly and bumpily into Warf Rat... a jam for the ages. Lazy and Weather Report (and the drum jam) are so hot that it is unbelieveable this music could have been made by a group of human beings. I have this on a very lo-fi vinyl bootleg I purchased in the late seventies. I have to tweak all the knobs to make it sound right, but man! I keep coming back to this one, and would love to hear it released.
I had seen the Allmans a few time at the Fillmore East, and was really not impressed. I wondered why Bill kept booking them. They were bottom of the bill on a Fillmore East show with GD & Love. I was hoping for a GD jam with some of the Love guys, and I was surprised when Duane came out to jam. Soon his Brother Greg came out and sat down at the organ. Suddenly I got it, the Allmans didn't suck, their gear did. They had been playing shows with studio gear. Hearing them through the Dead's gear they sound killer. Soon Butch Trucks came out and sat at Mickey's kit, Greg & Pig were trading verses on some blues song & the place went wild. Soon the Allmans came back with a very Dead like amp setup and recorded the "Live at the Fillmore" shows. I often wonder if they ever would've hit if they hadn't felt the power & presence of the GD PA, and I'm not talking the wall of sound stuff either. So long story short I would love to hear All the Dead/Allmans jams. Deadhead since '69
It seems we all want lots of stuff to be released (73 Box,lots of 87-90, early 70's)....So I hope that someone at Rhino reads this thread and gets to work...If it's good, we will most likely buy it,don't they understand this???!!!.... Bring back DP's, the Download Series!!!!!!!!!!! Dead to the Core www.myspace.com/bongwizard
It's a bit of a problem being on the wrong side of the big pond but here's a few possibilities in no order whatsoever that I have, or had, on old vinyl or cassettes and reel to reel... 9-18-74 Parc Des Expositions, Dijon, France. Set one. Scarlet Begonias (a wonderful 11ish minutes of calypso flavoured Dead) 5-16-72 Radio Luxembourg complete. 3-28-81 Grugahalle, Essen, W.Germany. Complete. Unfortunately here in England we got the first set broadcast on television but it ended before Deal had finished, and the whole thing broadcast on the radio with station announcers telling us throughout set two what Pete Townshend was wearing and when he was doing his windmill movements... The first set includes my daughter's favourite ever Sugaree, and I have to admit I can see why. Rumour has it there could be a dvd floating about, but if it ain't region 2 then it's back to the hunt... 10-31-90. Wembley Arena, England. Halloween 'Cause it was the last Dead gig I went to (That's a hint, guys...) and it rocks... and the following night (which I couldn't get to) at the same venue, 11-1-90 of which set one is a bit like Hundred Year Hall's, but set two has an amazing Playing>Dark Star>Drumz>Jam>Dark Star>Playing>Wharf Rat>Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away... That'll do me, the rest is as it comes. Chris
More official 1970 vault releases would be kewl!!!L.L
the june boston run of '76.
show release suggestions, uncirc'ed/upgrade-requested division: any '68 4.29.72 5.7.72 5.24.72 5.25.72 10.21.72 5.13.73 7.18.76 with filler = 7.14.76 PITB > Wheel > PITB 4.26-27.77 10.6.77 please & thank you!
There has got to be some great Dead video out there. Let's have it!!!
Trader X As a veteran of 14 NYE shows, I'd like to see the band release a box set of all the NYE shows - Happy New Year, everyone!!!!
I would like to see a release of the 3 show run from The Ark in Boston (4/21-23/69). All 3 ,particularly the 21st, are tremendous.A portion from the 22nd-Dupree's/Mountains.. -is in the Taper's Section.
I would like to see a release of the 3 show run from The Ark in Boston (4/21-23/69). All 3 ,particularly the 21st, are tremendous.A portion from the 22nd-Dupree's/Mountains.. -is in the Taper's Section.
March 7, 1981 - Cole Field House at the University of Maryland in College Park, PLEASE RELEASE THIS GREAT SHOW!
A box set or two or three or ? containing every Dark Star ever recorded in chronological order. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
Release the best shows from places that tended to bring out a little more from the band, like Cal Expo, Red Rocks, Alpine Meadows, Merriwether Post, Berkeley Community Theater, Autzen Stadium, the Greek, and no doubt others. And unusual shows, like Melk Weg. Also, go through the Rex Foundation benefits and put out the best of those (and give the profits to the foundation). DW
8-27-72 would be one of my fondest wish and then it would be nice to have after that, it would have to be a '77 show - 4/23/77 or 5/3/77
Someone somewhere is sitting on great copies or masters of these shows and they seem to remain mysteriously uncirculated. Here are the setlists. 06-28-86 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wi. (Sat) 1: Bucket, Ramble On, C. C. Rider, Row Jimmy, BIODTL> Touch, L. L. Rain, Don't Ease 2: Playin> Uncle John> Drumz> China Doll> Playin> GDTRFB> Lovelight E: Saturday Night> Baby Blue 06-29-86 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wi. (Sun) 1: Half Step> Franklin's> Dancin, B. E. Women, Minglewood, Tom Thumb Blues, Stagger Lee, Samson 2: Shakedown, Estimated> Eyes> Drumz> Other One> Wharf Rat> Throwing Stones> NFA E: NFA> U. S. Blues 06-26-87 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wi. (Fri) 1: Stranger> Franklin's, Walking Blues, Row Jimmy, Tons Of Steel, Push, Cassidy, Deal 2: China Cat> I Know You Rider, Estimated> Eyes> Drumz> Gimme Some Lovin> Wheel> Watchtower> Black Peter> Around> Sugar Magnolia E: Touch 06-27-87 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wi. (Sat) 1: Iko Iko, Greatest, Stagger Lee, Minglewood, FOTD, Tom Thumb Blues, West L. A., Esau, Tennessee Jed, Let It Grow 2: Uncle John> Playin> Terrapin> Drumz> Truckin> Other One> Wharf Rat> Lovelight E: Black Muddy River 06-28-87 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wi. (Sun) 1: Bucket> Sugaree, Me & My Uncle> Mexicali, Althea, Rooster, Bird Song, Jack Straw 2: Half Step, Woman Smarter, Ship Of Fools, Saint> Drumz> Miracle> Morning Dew> Throwing Stones> NFA E: NFA> Mighty Quinn Let the droolfest begin.
Still the best show I have on tape and maybe the only show I ever attended that sounded as good at home as it did at the show. Song selection, the band's energy and most importantly their accuracy were excellent (as were most of the '77 shows, I'll admit). Oh and the fact that puts it over the top - (besides me being there), was that bone chilling ending to "Uncle John's Band" (which I've never heard them do, before or since). The Dude Abides!
hoosker11/11/1973. This is an incredible show through and through. The Dark Star is a good candidate for scholarly research. So many themes. Winterland 73' box set indeed. I would buy anything from this period.
We taped this show (I think GRTUD was there as well) and it came out as clear as a sound board. In fact I believe this audience recording is up on btree or some other such site now. The reason I can't remember if GRTUD was there or not was the fact it came off so well. He usually screwed something up or caught more of the drunken rabble non sense than the music. This particular evening the cosmic characters aligned and transposed it's lovely identity to the fine magnetic reasoning of the current technology. What a great "STRANGE - FRANKLIN" in the second set. The first set might not be all that, except for "LET IT GROW" (?). I remember thinking the year before how much the place (venue) looked like a space ship but this was the year it came off the ground. I don't think I ever made it back there again, sadly. GRTUD married Ono, and the fab four of our high school years was never the same. Responsibility, duty, fiscal constraints (jobs & family) laid it all to waste as we ushered in the new era of Big Brother. We all kept up the the "Jones'", in one way or other, if you catch my drift. Great show, though. "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
There are great Boards of this show in circulation. They had to come from somewhere. I really like to see an offical Dead realease of this show in some form, barring iTunes, or another. Last B-more show and a really nice turn people on show for me. Probably best show I had the pleasure of attending. Everything I've learned is from The Grateful Dead and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Generally speaking, anything from the beginning of 1989 'til Brent's death, but more specifically, the 2 RFKs from July 1989 (12th & 13th). A pair of Summer gems right there. Another twosome would be the Hamptons from October '89, which i'm sure have been mentioned countless times here elsewhere.
I have to agree with Zombie Woof, that 2nd set with the Nevilles was awesome!!!
I didn't see the 1st show, but I went to the 2nd. My 1st show thanks to my older bro!!!! Stanley theater sound is awesome!!! Jackstraw, Peggie-O, Cassidy, They Love Each Other, That did it for me, I was on the bus!!!!
I to am a fan of the 90's shows. I was at every Richfield show they did in the 90's. Those would be great, especially the one after the cancelled show. 03/14/93