Grateful Dead - Recommend An Album

Charles44 posted:

Not yet but I've had the Cornell 1977 bootleg for some years so I've given that a play. Hopefully Royal Mail will deliver today.

My Cornell bootleg was stolen amongst other CDs many years ago. I didn't replace it as I was sure it would be officially released, but it's been a long wait! From what I have read online I think you will find a considerable SQ improvement. I have been listening to my June 77 box as preparation!
Clive

My Get Shown the Light box has arrived today - at last. Been listening to Cornell (8th May 1977), which sounds great, and looking forward to the other concerts.

To go back to the original question, the Cornell individual release would be an excellent recommendation for anyone to hear what the Dead could do live. It's from a particular phase of the band's career and therefore has a somewhat different set of songs from earlier periods like Europe 1972. Beyond its significance within the context of the Dead's history, it's regarded as an important document of American culture and is included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. And you can have it from the usual suppliers for the price of a few coffees!

Clive

Drones posted:

This 21 CD box set is a collection of good live shows and its well worth £25.

I'd avoid this collection of bootlegged material. All the shows contained on this set are readily available for free online and can be found with minimal effort.

Save your pennies for the material that has been officially released via Grateful Dead Productions. These are sourced from the master reels, mastered by professional sound engineers using state of the art equipment and process. The difference in sound quality, particularly for those who read this board and are using Naim gear, is staggering.

The only bootlegs I have been impressed with are Cornell and a 3cd set I picked up really cheap titled "Hogmanay 1972". I only got that because 1972 is the middle of my favourite Dead period and the quality I was pleased to hear was very good. My rule is generally not to buy because sooner or later they will be released.

I now have one of the concerts from the new set to listen to and so far I think it is a great buy, but the whole set is a tad on the expensive side, even buying direct from the USA.

Likes (0)
×
×
×
×