Grateful Dead

Dave's Picks Volume 3


Dave's Picks Volume 3
October 22, 1971
SOLD OUT
Cover Art by Scott McDougall

REPLACEMENT SHIPPING UPDATE (October 22, 2012):

The replacement units for Dave's Picks: Volume 3 have begun to ship out to those that reported their order missing.
We again apologize for the delay and inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

The Dead.net Team

DAVE’S PICKS VOL.3 FEATURES SHOWS FROM KEITH’S FIRST TOUR!

This product is officially SOLD OUT. Stay tuned for news on Dave's Picks Volume 4.

In all the years that archival Grateful Dead recordings have been coming out, there have been just three from the red-hot fall of 1971, Keith Godchaux’s landmark first tour with the band. Those would be Dick’s Picks Vol. 2, a rippin’ single-disc release of the second set of the group’s Halloween show at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, Download Series Vol. 3 from the 10/26 Rochester show and Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 2 from November 15, 1971 in Austin, Texas. Now there is a fourth: Dave’s Picks Vol. 3 features the complete October 22, 1971 concert from the beautiful Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on two discs, with a third disc culled from the previous night’s scorcher at the same venue.

Keith came into the band in mid-September ’71, at a time when Pigpen was desperately ill and the band was hungering for something new to help fill out their sound. A sparkling pianist, Keith was a complete unknown at the time, yet, miraculously it seemed, fit in with the Dead immediately. The live “Skull & Roses” double-album (recorded in the winter-spring of ’71) had just come out, and the band was still enjoying a surge of unprecedented popularity since Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty were released the previous year. They were on a roll!

Never ones to rest on their laurels, however, the band continued their torrid pace of introducing new songs: “Sugaree” and “Brown-Eyed Women” first appeared in the summer of ’71, and that fall, when the band with Keith hit the road, starting out in Minneapolis (10/19) and then moving on to Chicago (10/21-22), they had a whole bunch of other freshly minted tunes waiting to be born—“Tennessee Jed,” “Jack Straw,” “Mexicali Blues,” “Ramble On Rose,” “Comes A Time” and “One More Saturday Night,” all of which appear on this set.

The sparkle and verve that Keith brought to the band is immediately apparent, as he tears through rockers and bouncy mid-tempo numbers with the confidence of someone who had been playing this music forever. If the quiet keyboardist was nervous or unsure of himself on this first jaunt, it certainly wasn’t apparent. And you can feel the electricity in the rest of the band, as Jerry, Phil, Bob and Bill absorb and play off of the amazingly inventive musings of their new recruit. Of course Pigpen’s absence was deeply felt (and the band acknowledged it at every stop), but Keith’s entrance was so seamless and the energy he injected into the music so impressive, the group didn’t appear to lose any of the momentum they had been building tour after tour.

The songs are a blend of old, still-recent (from Workingman’s Dead on) and brand-new. One forgets that crowd-pleasers such as “Bertha,” “Deal” and “Playing in the Band” had come into the repertoire only eight months earlier, and “Truckin’” and “Sugar Magnolia” were just over a year old. Even a bunch of the cover tunes were relatively recent additions—“Big Railroad Blues,” “Me & Bobby McGee” and “Johnny B. Goode.” Keith handles all of those (and earlier chestnuts like “Cold Rain and Snow” and “Beat It On Down the Line”) with his characteristic aplomb, but perhaps most impressive is how he fares on the Dead’s big jamming numbers. On Disc Two, you’ll hear his thoughtful and inventive contributions to a truly stellar, 29-minute version of “That’s It for the Other One.” And on Disc Three (from 10/21), listen to him as he navigates through a spectacular “Dark Star,” which is split by a spirited romp through “Sitting on Top of the World.” The encore of 10/21 also features the first of only three “old school” (pre-hiatus) versions of “St. Stephen” Keith played on.

Most of the 12,000 limited edition copies of Dave’s Picks Vol. 3 are already spoken for by subscribers to the series, but there are a still a few thousand available through Dead.net only. These will definitely sell out—and fast—so if you want make sure you get your copy, order today! As always, the 3-CD set has been lovingly mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman from the original vault reels, and the eco-friendly Digipak includes a booklet with an essay about the show and, in this case, some very cool photos of the interior of Chicago’s historic Auditorium Theatre. For the complete song lists and ordering info, click here.

—Blair Jackson

If you haven't received your copy of Dave's Picks: Volume 3, please see our note at the top of the page.

DAVID LEMIEUX ON VOLUME 3 & MORE
David Lemieux sits down for a seaside chat about his favorite moments on Dave's Picks, Volume 3: Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL - 10/22/71. Watch the video here:

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Springbox arrived, No DP 3

Today I got the Springbox in South Germany - Hoooraaayy!!
But there is no sign from the DP 3 - I mailed the Costumerservice on the 23rd of August - never got an answer.
Mailed today to DrRhino@rhino.com and the deadnet@customhelp.com and
officially complained about the loss.
Please help - I can wait - no matter, got the box now - but I would be so happy to know what happens next to the DP 3.

Grateful Greetings to all of you out there!

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UK delivery etc.

Good news that they are looking at more reasonable options for posting of small orders abroad - the DHL price for a large item like the S90 or E72 looks quite good and would be the safest way to send such stuff given that customs duties would be pretty unavoidable. However for a $20 cd... Mind you Dead.net/Rhino do need to sort out a more reliable despatch process. It seems DP3 are arriving in the US having been datestamped with anything up to August 30! To confirm on the previous request no DP3s or S90s have yet arrived in the UK although an S90 has been sighted in Italy and Australia. If the S90s are going to arrive on time then this week is the week for it to happen. Friday will be the date to start sending in complaining emails but let's hope for the best!

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Thanks for the update...

cosmicbadger and marye. While it's disappointing to read of the struggles people overseas are having getting the music, it's encouraging to know the problem is acknowledged and hopefully a satisfying resolution is imminent. Thanks for the updates.

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confirming what badger says, re the DHL shipping charges issue

I've also passed along the fact that this is a serious concern, and fixes are being explored. We're not ignoring this. Thanks.

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Update on shipping costs

Representations from the Eurotraders group to the VP for E-Commerce at Rhino have resulted in the following reply

"I've been working with the new fulfiilent folks on this. We will have a better solution shortly. "

So they do know about this problem. Hopefully they come up with a proper solution that involves encouraging and not gouging international customers. So far too many of us have endured inflated shipping costs , lousy fulfilment, exclusion from competitions and being blocked from buying downloads from the site.

Apologies to others on this board, I know this is tedious for you, but it is the best place to share info that will get noticed. Believe me, I would love to be discussing the music on release with you and would love to see your reviews too.

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More on Postage (Apologies - I know this is getting boring)

Unless that is, like some of us, you live outside the USA. But if I order the Complete Europe 72 to my cart, postage is $43.95 (and no thanks, I don't need another copy). If I order any 2 CD Road Trips, the postage is $29.95.
Please, please tell me that this is not the way the powers that be actually intend to run their organisation??
In answer to Simon1 - no sign of either item in North Yorkshire for what it's worth.

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DP3

Has anyone in the UK received either this or S90 yet?

I have read the comments about the international postage costs and all I can say right now is that I simply cannot see myself ordering anything else from this site. The postage is less of a concern to me at this stage. I just want to listen to the damn things and nobody at dead.net seems to care much either way.

I also see that some heartless bastard is already flogging DP3 on eBay which is just taking the proverbial!

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I know complaints are boring folks, but...

...I just have to join the chorus regarding the new shipping fees. Now if those in the World outside the U.S. want a $20 item, we must pay nearly double that just to get it shipped.
I am fervently hoping that some kind of discount will be offered for shipping on Dave's Picks subscriptions for next year.
While shipping to the US was free with subscriptions, international was fully charged...So again: I HOPE!
If you are at all concerned about this and haven't already, please contact customer service/Dr.Rhino about this; Dave told me to! (I feel terrible about bothering him with this issue, but I've had little faith in "customer service" lately and as Mr.Lemieux said, he's pretty much out of the loop on these issues. HELP!)

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I know complaints are becoming boring, folks...BUT

...I just have to join the chorus regarding the new shipping fees. Now if those in the World outside the U.S. want a $20 item, we must pay nearly double that just to get it shipped.
I am fervently hoping that some kind of discount will be offered for shipping on Dave's Picks subscriptions for next year.
While shipping to the US was free with subscriptions, international was fully charged...So again: I HOPE!
If you are at all concerned about this and haven't already, please contact customer service/Dr.Rhino about this; Dave told me to! (I feel terrible about bothering him with this issue, but I've had little faith in "customer service" lately and as Mr.Lemieux said, he's pretty much out of the loop on these issues. HELP!

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in response to Baller jack stone

Ice cream trucks driven by ice creak kids sounds a whole lot better that the current delivery method.

I guess I am confused that in the new century companies like this are still using old practices like not including tracking numbers.

If I ran the zoo, I would eliminate the USPS option and contract with a company that had tracking information available. I am willing to pay more $$ and have my item here on time. This is the only site I have problems with getting my orders in a timely manner. It has gotten to the point where if I don't need it I don't buy it from dead.net. despite the collectors only editions.

What I really want to know is, is how is dead.net going to make it up to me and keep me happy as a customer?

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