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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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ironman88's picture
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I'm with Badger

I'm all for the subscription concept.

Hey, I've already got a couple of sources for the Mosque show but what the hell, neither of them are in spoofed up remastered HDCD, neither of them came with photos, neither of them have a BlairJ essay to acompany them, and neither of them gave me something to look forward to in the mail box. Sign me on for another year of riding the Rhino.

Order confirmation email received.

Feelin' better about 2012 already!

Now, bring on the February 1971 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY run as a box set and this particular Aussie armchair Deadhead will be nicely set.

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Joined: Oct 24 2011
Dave's Picks.

The idea may be sound,but after all the trouble I'm having getting hold of my copy of "Europe 72" I certainly wont be sending any money off.
Numerous e-mails/phone calls etc - all to no avail.They have the box set with my name on it,I keep begging them to take the money - what is wrong with these people ?
I'm sorry but I've lost all faith in this.I'm sure the shows will be great but it's just too much hassle.

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Joined: Nov 3 2007
Sorry to be the first but...

I've been pretty positive about most everything but I just can't be about this Limited Edition stuff. Sorry but right now like a lot of people, I'm living hand to mouth and I don't have a credit card but a debit card. My payday is still a week away so now I have to: a) hope that some are left a week from now before the eBay scalpers buy them all b) Hit up a family member or a friend most of whom are in the same boat as me or c) sell something that's very important to me, my guitar.

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Joined: Jul 15 2008
lets keep it positive for a while longer..

shit, i guess that its gotta be done, thats another two months of living on a diet of tomatoes and butterbeans... count me in..

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Positive

Let's start with a postive post shall we? This is great. Another year of new releases. Advanced orders to avoid the stress of ordering every one individually. A pre order discount with a bonus disk reward. What more could we ask for? My order is in already.

(Runs for cover)

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