The Latest On Dave's Picks
The Latest On Dave's Picks
Limited Edition Numbered Archival Series
What happens when you take the spirit of Dick's Picks and combine it with the very best aspects of Road Trips? Dave's Picks! Esteemed archivist, vaultmeister, and all-around Dead fiend David Lemieux will curate the finest unreleased shows from the master tapes, brought to life with HDCD sonics by Jeffrey Norman, period photos, and informative liner notes. All four CD releases in 2012 will be limited to 12,000 individually numbered copies and each will come in a digipak printed on Orford stock. The entire packaging, including the trays, will be made of 100% recycled and PCW materials.
The series kicks off with a uniquely spectacular show from the highly regarded Spring Tour of '77 - May 25, 1977, The Mosque in Richmond, Virginia. You can learn more about this show here.
Dave's Picks Volume 2 will feature a complete Grateful Dead performance from the Wall of Sound tour, recorded live on 7/31/74 at Dillon Stadium in Hartford, CT. This was one of the final East Coast appearances by the Grateful Dead for almost two years, and is one of the longest, most exceptionally well-played shows of the entire year. The big jams stand out, of course, including "Weather Report Suite," "Eyes Of The World>China Doll" and "Truckin>several thematic jams," but the smaller songs, including a rare show-opening "Scarlet Begonias," "Mississippi Half-Step," "Big River," "Greatest Story Ever Told," "Uncle John's Band" and countless others are also excellent at this A+ show.
NEW INFO: In addition to all the great music, you can look forward to another digipak with trays made of 100% recycled and PCW materials (and of course a booklet featuring a historical essay and photos). Due to popular demand, we'll be using a heavier paper stock for Volume 2 and all the great Dave's Picks releases to come.
Throughout the year, David will take you behind the scenes and share with you the process of curating and producing the official Grateful Dead archival series. Watch the new video below and his introductory video at the bottom!
Why do we have to pay for stuff? Why don't the people at dead.net dedicate their lives to giving us stuff for free or what we decide to pay for it when we want. This is not asking too much is it. I'm sure everybody on this site is dedicated to giving everybody else what they want free when they want it.
I do not know if these new corporate dead heads realize it or not, but most of the fans can not afford such material-especially on a limited time frame! Again, the spirit of dead head collectivism is shrouded in greed.
You woke up to the fact with Europe '72 "limited" crap, and got enough complaints where you decided to release the shows (Cd's) separately! You regained my faith in alternative choices amongst capitalistic gain! But again?
Time to re-name Dead.net...."Shakedown Street."
I really do feel the Grateful Dead experience has been co-opted by high priced shows that we tapers gave away for free or traded with each other.
Guess that don't apply here! I get it, we all gotta eat and pay the bills, but come on give a poor man a break!
I just bought the Dave's Picks package.....
I couldn't resist the temptation. :)
Wishing all of you heads a Happy Holidays!!!!
hope your Dad likes it!
In Blair's Golden Road feature, he described how lucky we are to have Bill Graham in our lives. I feel the same is true about David Lemieux. It's amazing how much music is available for us- the Taper's Section, Jam Of The Week, 30 Days Of The Dead. And the Box Sets from the past few years- the magnitude of the Europe Box and the Road Trips series. More than twenty Dick's Picks were released after Dick departed. And we have yet to begin the thrilling journey of Dave's Picks! To say we're lucky to have Dave in our lives is a huge understatement. Thank You!! And a big Thanks to all those involved for producing so beautifully the magnificent sounding releases, perhaps most notably Jeffrey Norman. I hope it's known how much we appreciate all of your efforts.
I would like to echo The Weve's sentiments:
Please bring back Digipaks for the protection of the CDs
I believe May 25 is Dylan's b-day. Correct me if I'm wrong...
This is off topic, so reader please be advised. My Dad asked me for a CD of Jerry songs, a mix disc. The challenge was I really couldn't include any long jams, so the Dark Star from 2/13/70, not an option.
Here's the mix, in order of appearance:
Might As Well 10/10/76
Uncle John's Band 12/28/88
Franklin's Tower 8/13/75
Brown Eyed Women 2/3/78
They Love Each Other 11/9/73
World To Give 10/17/78
Let It Rock 6/23/74
Sitting On Top Of The World 5/23/72
US Blues 6/9/77