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Norman Bernstein
06-02-2015, 03:35 PM
An 80 disc boxed set... you have to be a genuine fanatic to want to drop $700 on this collection. FWIW, I always considered the GD as being rock's most overrated group... but the dedication and fanaticism of their fans doesn't lend much support for my opinion.


It will finally come out on September 18th as part of the largest box of live Dead ever officially released: Thirty Trips Around the Sun, a 50th anniversary monument of 80 CDs with 30 complete, previously unissued shows, one from each year of the Dead's touring life. The collection issued by Rhino in the wake of the Dead's "Fare Thee Well" shows (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-the-grateful-deads-final-ride-trey-anastasio-20150213) at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 3rd through 5th is now available for pre-order (http://www.dead.net/store/special-edition-shops/50th-anniversary-shop/30-trips-around-sun-box) and is limited to 6,500 numbered sets.The box includes a bonus vinyl 45 that bookends the concert saga. The A-side, "Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)," is from the Dead's earliest studio session in 1965. The B-side, "Box of Rain," is the encore from the Dead's final show, at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 5th, 1995 the last song the band played together before Garcia's death that August.

Thirty Trips Around the Sun also comes as a lightning-bolt-shaped USB drive, in a run of 1,000. The list price, for both variations, is $699.95. A four-CD companion set, Thirty Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995, features one song from each show in the box, with an emphasis on rarely anthologized songs such as "The Rub" by original organist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan and "Althea" from the Dead's 1980 album, Go to Heaven.

"This is, without a doubt, the biggest thing we will ever do," says Lemieux, who has been the Dead's archivist since 1999, when he succeeded the late Dick Latvala. "I know we said that with Europe '72 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-greatest-live-albums-of-all-time-20150429/grateful-dead-europe-72-1972-20150427)," referring to the 2011 beast of 22 shows from that storied tour. "But this tells the entire narrative of the Grateful Dead live: how they changed from year to year, how they grew. Lots of bands change, but they don't grow. The Grateful Dead grew, and this set tells that story."

S.V. Airlie
06-02-2015, 03:38 PM
The reserrected GD was a huge it last summer. Seven over doses, one lady screaming she was on fire and two days to pick up needles and trash off of Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. The EMT's and the hospital were busy!

Donn
06-02-2015, 03:46 PM
30 different live versions of each of the 3 good Grateful Dead songs, for $700?

I think not.

Paul Pless
06-02-2015, 03:56 PM
why would anybody ever pay for dead music?
its virtually all out there for free. . .

LeeG
06-02-2015, 07:39 PM
why would anybody ever pay for dead music?
its virtually all out there for free. . .

Jesus I enjoyed their music, first concert I went to was NRPS and the Dead at Hollywood Bowl in'72 but three years later I'm living with a Deadhead playing reel to reel tapes 6hrs a day and I just tuned it out.

Jimmy W
06-02-2015, 07:44 PM
why would anybody ever pay for dead music?
its virtually all out there for free. . .
Correct. https://archive.org/details/GratefulDead

S.V. Airlie
06-02-2015, 07:47 PM
It's all my old roommate played on his record player and then, to make it worse, he fell asleep most times. The records were stacked on the player...never ending.
I took two weeks for work in Me. and took all of his records with me. Serious withdrawals!:)

Keith Wilson
06-02-2015, 08:08 PM
I like the Dead, but not that well.

Donn
06-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Most of their songs sound exactly alike. I have a soft spot for Dark Star and St. Stephen from the Dead/Live album in '69 (the original versions, not the remixed versions). After those, I leave one spot open for the studio versions of Ripple, Truckin', Sugar Magnolia and Friend of the Devil.

BrianY
06-02-2015, 08:26 PM
I had the misfortune to share a house with a Deadhead for a year in college. That was a very loooooooooooonnnnnnngggg year.

Sky Blue
06-02-2015, 08:35 PM
If one gets tired of The Dead, a Rammstein transition presents itself...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r52A0LAkmzM&feature=player_detailpage

S.V. Airlie
06-02-2015, 08:36 PM
The page is DEAD!OOOPS it came alive!

Make sure the web address http://www.youtube.com is correct.
Look for the page with your search engine.
Refresh the page in a few minutes.

LeeG
06-02-2015, 08:52 PM
I had the misfortune to share a house with a Deadhead for a year in college. That was a very loooooooooooonnnnnnngggg year.

You know

Keith Wilson
06-02-2015, 09:02 PM
I liked Old and In the Way


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrqGnA7xgCg

adampet
06-03-2015, 05:29 AM
Some of the best live shows I ever saw. Gathering of the Tribe! How many times?!

Adam