mijknahs wrote:What it says it that MSG will be celbrating the 30th anniversary of the GD's 15 show run from 1980. It didn't say they will air all 15 shows, did it? Maybe they will just show Dead Ahead?
I do not believe that all 15 nights of Radio city were shot on Video. I would be surprised if anything besides 10/31 and 10/30 (10/30 was possibly partially shot as a run through for the 10/31 closed circuit shoot). Shooting video is prohibitively expensive. There is not as much video in the GD vault as people think. There is way more video that exists as audience shot (especially from the mid 80's on).
Really the only video in the vault is a byproduct of other needs. Meaning they didnt shoot video for archival purposes. The video they have in the vault is mostly just tapes made from the camera's used at stadium and other outdoor venues for the screens on the side of the stage (which is why much of that video has the rollercoaster effects and all that other trite shit that looks so mickey mouse in Todays day and age).
10/31/80 only exists as it does because they shot that to broadcast as a live simulcast to closed circuit theater locations on 10/31/80.
12/31/85 - was shot because Midnight> on was Broadcast on USA network. 12/31/87 and 6/21/89 were shot as PayPerViews. So they have decent footage of that.
You can count on one hand stuff they have that is of any quality video wise Prior to 1989:
New Years 85
New Years 87
They have exhausted all the stuff prior to 1989 already. That is why all the view from the vaults are later than 89 (exception being the 87 stadium show with Dylan which they had screens up for so they have that tour footage)
Luckily as I said there is a fair amount of mid 80's audience shot stuff out there in fairly decent quality. Even the odd 76-77 show can be had, but it ain't from the Dead's vault.
.......................................................have you heard the one about the yellow dog?