Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Just A Taste

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The upcoming July 1978: The Complete Recordings set is, on paper, the most exciting box since the Europe ’72 tour came out: not just remastered versions of the Betty Boards from Red Rocks, but three–count ’em–wild card shows. What was the last release that featured a show you hadn’t heard before, let alone three from a great year?

(Shut up. ’78 is a great year. And even if you don’t agree with me, David Lemieushuporx does, judging by the record; this means I win.)

There’s excerpts from the three non-circulating shows over at Dead.net, but I’m steering clear for now: I’m not a huge fan of context-less Dead. The proper unit is a Show; you could further divide into Sets, but you can’t measure the Grateful Dead in Songs.  You can listen, though. Hell, you can do whatever you want.

2 Comments

  1. Nice packaging. Wait for an eruption of complaints that it will not fit on regular CD shelves.

  2. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    April 27, 2016 at 11:50 am

    It will be worth cutting slots in my CD shelves just to fit this box set!

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