Grateful Dead Shares ‘Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings’ Trailer

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Next month, the Grateful Dead will issue a box set featuring six previously unreleased shows. Pacific Northwest ’73 – ’74: The Complete Recordings is due on September 7 via Rhino Records. A new trailer for the set finds Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux, who served as producer, talking about the forthcoming release.

Pacific Northwest ’73 – ’74: The Complete Recordings includes the Dead’s June 1973 performances in Vancouver, Portland and Seattle as well as May 1974 performances in the same three cities. The six shows are spread across 19 discs. Rhino tapped Jeffrey Norman to master the original tapes in HDCD following a restoration process by Plangent Processes. A pre-sale is underway via Dead.net for the box set, the Portland ’74 show on vinyl and a 3-CD set featuring highlights from the full set.

In the trailer below, Lemieux talks about the Dead’s relationship with the Pacific Northwest. Canada’s preeminent First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers provided the artwork for the collection and discusses the genesis of the idea behind the design of the box. The trailer concludes with additional thoughts from Lemieux about the music found on Pacific Northwest ’73 – ’74: The Complete Recordings.

Watch the trailer for the new set:

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