Grateful Dead's 1990 Tour Celebrated With Box Set and 2-CD Release

08/02/2012
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Grateful Dead fans will have a lot to be grateful for in September as Rhino plans two new special releases from the legendary touring band. They sent us these details:

On September 1, Dead.net will begin shipping SPRING 1990, an 18-disc boxed set that spotlights six complete shows (one from each city visited on the tour) from this historic outing that is widely considered one of the group's most excellent tours in their 30 years on the road. The collection limited to 9,000 individually numbered copies.

The on September 18th they will release "Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It," a 2-CD set that features 20 favorite unreleased tracks from the box set.

INTRODUCING SPRING 1990
The Essential Spring 1990 Experience
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 9,000
6 Complete Shows on 18 Discs
60-page Hard cover Book & Memorabilia
What's Inside:
. 60 page Hardcover Smyth-Sewn book featuring essays by Dennis McNally, David Lemieux, and Blair Jackson and photos by Jim Anderson & Michael Laurentus
. 25th Anniversary Tour Program
. Official Band Letters
. 6 Ticket Stubs
. 6 Cloth Sticker Back Stage Passes
. 1 Tour Laminate
. Official 1990 Band publicity shot
. 6 complete shows on 18 discs
. 3/16/90 Capital Center, Landover, MD
. 3/19/90 Civic Center, Hartford, CT
. 3/22/90 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, Canada
. 3/26/90 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
. 3/30/90 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
. 4/2/90 The Omni, Atlanta, GA
Recorded by long-time Grateful Dead audio engineer John Cutler
Mastered by Jeffrey Norman in HDCD
Original art by Wes Lang
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 9,000
FUN FACTS
-80 unique songs are included the box
-50 songs were only played once during these six shows
-24 songs were only played twice during these six shows
-This box features the last live performances of "Death Don't Have No Mercy," "Built To Last," and "Believe It Or Not"

Check out the 3/16/90 Listening Party here.

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