The vaults of the Grateful Dead bring forth many wonderful, sonic treasures. The latest music data mining to reach the surface is Spring 1990 (The Other One), a 23 disc box set, available on September 9, 2014.
The box set chronicles eight complete concerts from the group’s three-week 25th anniversary tour of North America. The price tag for this box is $239.98, too rich for my blood.
I am more inclined to order the 3 CD box, Wake Up to Find Out 3/29/90 at $29.98. Wake Up To Find Out is the official début of one of the most sought-after shows in the Dead canon: the March 29, 1990 show at Nassau Coliseum, where Grammy®-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis sat in with the group. It has the sought after Marsalis jam with The Dead, “Estimated Prophet”.
I love the artwork for both box set editions. Pre-orders are now available on the Dead’s website.
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If you need a miracle every day then you should feel jazzed that the annual tradition for Dead fans is here again.
The tradition is called 30 Days of Dead . Dead.net will be giving away a high-quality 320Kbps MP3 download every day this month. That’s 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist and producer David Lemieux. There will also be a put your knowledge to the test contest where you will have the chance to win some sweet swag from the Dead.
Each day they will post a free download from one of the Dead’s coveted shows. Guess the venue and date correctly and you’ll be automatically entered to win the prize of the day. Each day a winner will be selected at random, so take your time and make your best guess! Answer correctly, and you will also be automatically entered in the Grand Prize – a copy of the SOLD OUT Spring 1990 box set.