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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!

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dajokr's picture
Joined: May 1 2010
Last lament for Road Trips

I spent a few minutes looking at the early announcement for Road Trips and I really think they hit on something powerful there. I have the Vol. 1 No. 1 with grate highlights, I have the 2 full show downloads they offered. They were also going to add to the archive online for a total immersion experience. They were also *going to continue with full-show vault releases*. We really were going to have it both ways. The rest is...well, you know the history.

To be completely honest, though I think this will be interesting, I can't see how its any different than the last year or two of Road Trips under a different name. And four shows a year seems like an interminable pace.

I am optimistic, but I think I was hoping for something a bit more exciting or innovative.

Joined: Jan 22 2011
Cold Hearted Bastards

The charge for the two steamer trunks was on my last credit card statement.
Couple of days ago I decided I'd better get the last Road Trips issue. I get up this morning to this.......:-) :-) :-)

gratefaldean's picture
Joined: Jun 22 2007
So the 12,000

Limited edition cutoff gives us insight into the normal sales volume for the Road Trips series?

Oswald55's picture
Joined: Mar 23 2010

You don't need to make a Shipping selection; you can just skip that.

lamagonzo (not verified)
Again with the limited edition?

Is this limited like E72 or limited like FW? Not knowing, how would you take a chance? In any event it all sounds so great but the reality is always so different. Too bad we couldn't have the list of titles beforehand to decide..

Even with the bonus disc prices are going up. Avg. is $8 a disc.

L. Mo.'s picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Dave's Picks Logo

Gotta come up with a better logo than that. Hello, Stanley?

Joined: Jul 15 2008
seems there aint no such thing as free shipping around here.

same thought here allman, i pressed those pay now buttons a little too fast before i realsied that for us ovesea buyers the whole free delivery thing appears to be a myth..

any thoughts on if this is to be resolved for others who have done the same thing?

Joined: Oct 1 2007
Nice idea...

Subscription series allow producers to get income in advance, and have a good idea of press runs so as to avoid over production and waste. Both of these should result in cost savings. Bit odd to have a subscription series and limited edition....what's the point? What here does limited edition even really mean? I for one will not sign up due to not knowing what might come out in the series. The Mosque show was great, but if its followed in the series by some dreary late Red Roosters and the like, well, thats not for me! It is always good, however to have more Dead shows treated with therespect they deserve, and have careful archival work applied to them w.r.t. remastering, photos, essays and the like. Keep up the good work!

gdhead77's picture
Joined: Jul 13 2007
Free shipping???

As already mentioned the checkout screen charges for shipping. Please correct.

Thanks, Marty

Joined: Jul 9 2007
free shipping????

Right now it is charging for shipping even though the shipping address is in the states. Please resolve.


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