GREAT DANE RECORDS BOX SET PART 1 / STEEL MILL “Live at the Matrix” GDR CD MAIL – 1, 1990.

Between years 1990 – 1995, Great Dane Records released a series of hugely successful Cd boxes which distinguish imthemselves from other “live legalized” labels, particularly from Swingin Pig and KTS. Not only but also, these boxes have also influenced the record “majors” which years later have followed this new editorial style because these boxes contained booklets of 50 and more pages, as well as real contents of the featured artists.

Rinaldo, one of the three members of the GDR, was the soul and mind of this operation which involved the most qualified collectors in the world. In the imposing work he was assisted by Ermanno “the artistic producer”, who dealt with the texts drafts, the research of the material and, above all the graphics (his are the cover arts of almost all the boxes and most of the single CD’s of the various labels related to the GDR).

The Still Mill of Bruce Springsteen has the honor of being the first Cd box of Great Dane Records and by far the first of the era of “live legalized”. Released in the early months of 1990 in two versions, one with a gray cover and the other burgundy (the one you see is the copy 1/1000 of the gray) it contains a CD with the recording of the Steel Mill concert at “the Matrix” of San Francisco in 1970, and a 60-page booklet, accompanied by photos and posters extracted from the impressive collection of Rinaldo, already known at the time as one of the world’s largest collectors of Bruce Springsteen.

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