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The Grateful Dead Dark Star

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Has anyone heard any talk about a new 1971 Winterland boxset or release of 5/30/1971?

On the Record Store Day Black Friday release list there was this listed:

Grateful Dead Live atWinterland (5/30/1971) Rhino double LP gatefold 7500

I thought a CD reissue might coincide with it since that is what they have done in the past with the Europe '72 Vol. 2 pressing last year and the pressing of Dark Star from the Olympia Theatre show on 5/4/72 that came out this Spring.

All I know about is the 180g vinyl release of the May 30th show which will be limited to 7500 copies.. This day seems to be all about limited vinyl to support the independent record stores as Experience Hendrix is releasing a (double) vinyl audience bootleg. And there are a lot of other vinyl only releases planned for the day. Sorry to say I'm not sure whether the Dead's release will eventually be released on CD or as a download.

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Dave's Picks 2013 subscriptions now available from dead.net.

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I didn't subscribe last year and I'm glad I didn't, I bought two and really only liked one. Not subscribing this year either. I'll just go through my Europe '72 box another time and buy whatever they put out from the early years.

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I bought the subscription but when each arrived it seemed like a reminder for me to listen to another show I have not head and ignored the new one that just arrived.

Still have not listened to any of them!

I just stopped by Dead.net and noticed the 1990 boxset has officially sold out on the site. Nothing like the 69 set and the first pressing of the Europe '72 set but not bad for a 90s set.

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I subscribed for the 1st time. In part it was because 11-17-73 is one of the 4. (Maybe the best Playing sandwich). Also I want 1-22-78 which was hinted at when the series was announced and while of course the odds aren't great that it will be released within the coming year at least it's that much closer. (1-22-78 is a show that any Dead fan should want no matter what the claimed cut off point is). And of all things I shockingly bought the Spring '90 box and loved it! I'm thoroughly a Dead snob whose preference is the Keith & Donna years but I think what made it was there wasn't a single "I Will Take You Home" amongst the 6 shows represented. :lol: In the past I typically play 1.5 shows from '89-'90 a year and I'm good, but I had forgotten just how great the songs were during this time, as in 1st set songs at that. Jerry cared and sang his heart out, Phil was in good shape and they were clicking. Even the MIDI most of the time works. Anyway, I'm more receptive of all eras at the moment and it's such an annoyance to pay the postage and not be on vacation or flying for a funeral when these things get announced, so I went the easy route for once. The hint at a '69 or '70 that doesn't circulate also makes me think that maybe they're considering old traders who know where the cuts & patches are and might buy an upgrade.

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You're a better man than me Gunga Quincy. I can't stand to hear one second of Brent. He gives me the willies.

I'm nearly through my third time through the Europe '72 box and after that I'm going to go back to the Dick's Picks with Pigpen. My biggest regret is that I never got to see the band with Pigpen; I first saw them the first tour they did without him.

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I hear both of you.

I like some of Bob's songs during the late 80s/90s era but Brent's songs and the use of MIDI are like a magnet pulling me to skip to the next track!

Honestly, I was tempted to buy the Spring 1990 set though because that was era was I first heard Dead shows on cassette. I played the shows with Branford Marsalis quite a bit back then and it was one of the many doors that opened for me to explore jazz.

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Thanks for posting that. I read it with enthusiasm, even though, after a while, I realized it was another really long New Yorker article. I did read it to the end, and enjoyed it. The Phil Schaap mention was pretty cool.

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Just saw this on Amazon; release date February 19. Never heard of the label (Ato Records), and no mention of it on dead.net, but it could be legitimate. 3 discs, $19.76:

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Just saw this on Amazon; release date February 19. Never heard of the label (Ato Records), and no mention of it on dead.net, but it could be legitimate. 3 discs, $19.76:

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I've never heard this show, but 1980 is a great vintage for Jerry Garcia. It could be great.

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and my Dave Picks 5 will be here in a couple of days-11-17-73. A truly epic show.

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That's the new official release, the Garcia catalog and live bounty is under way again.

http://jerrygarcia.shop.musictoday.com/

and my Dave Picks 5 will be here in a couple of days-11-17-73. A truly epic show.

Mine should be here in a few days as well.

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Got my Dave's Picks 5 today. Boy, these CDs are tough to extract from the packaging.

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Got my Dave's Picks 5 today. Boy, these CDs are tough to extract from the packaging.

The longer trip nowadays to the west coast (once upon a time these were just driven north 430 miles) means that jiggle & jangle loosens them up a little so mine didn't have that scary "clamp of death." I love this period so much I've owned the whole month except the 1st for ages, and no surprise they did a fine job with this official release. The 3 Playing sandwiches are now all released. Yum.

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Got mine today. Hope I don't regret subscribing this year. . . at least this one and the next one (plus bonus) are "pre-Godchaux" and "Godchaux" era shows, the two time periods I'm most interested in these days (in that order).

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a top tier release. Good sound for the era with great musicmanship and an excellent set list. That was quite a week-11/9-11/17 and now I have all shows.

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I hope someday they release* San Diego 11/14/73, or at least the second set: Truckin'>Other One>Big River>Other One>Eyes>Other One>Wharf Rat. It really is as good as it looks too.

*I suppose ultimately it doesn't matter much as what circulates sounds great, but Dead official releases have sort of replaced the baseball hall of fame as far as debating interests. While it has a great setlist, why on earth was 10/19/73 released before/instead of..., that kind of thing. ;)

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More excitement: the postman just arrived with the vinyl GD Winterland 5/30/71 release for Record Store Day.

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I hope someday they release* San Diego 11/14/73, or at least the second set: Truckin'>Other One>Big River>Other One>Eyes>Other One>Wharf Rat. It really is as good as it looks too.

*I suppose ultimately it doesn't matter much as what circulates sounds great, but Dead official releases have sort of replaced the baseball hall of fame as far as debating interests. While it has a great setlist, why on earth was 10/19/73 released before/instead of..., that kind of thing. ;)

would make sense as all other shows for this week are now out, 11/14 has long been a favorite of mine.

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I've just finished listening to "Garcia Live: Volume One" and can heartily recommend it. It's a great band; they just jell. Johnny De Foncesca is a much more interesting drummer than Bill Vitt. The tune selection is great, the sound quality is excellent, and each disc flows so nicely. Garcia was in great voice that night, and his solos are fabulous.

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Disturbing news. Weir collapses onstage Thursday night.

http://www.relix.com/news/2013/04/26/bob-weir-escorted-off-stage-during-furthur-show

A friend forwarded an email with the "Unbroken Chain" video link and said Bobby was drunk. The Relix link mentions a shoulder injury and muscle relaxants being taken. Perhaps it was a combination. The way Phil and fake Jerry (sorry, I can't remember the old DSO guy's real name) react it's not like it wasn't unexpected as they just keep on going. So I wouldn't worry, just another night at the circus. Last year (or the year before) Bobby was accidentally dosed. The band played on.

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