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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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Video 1

 

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Syracuse78

You hit the nail on the head. Should actually have a new forum opened titled "bitching and moaning". Problem with that would be the servers would get overloaded.
I, for one, would vote for filler versus a disc only half full of music.

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Filler? After all the

Filler? After all the bitching and moaning here about "destroying" the natural flow of the show? I don't think so. ;-)

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track listing?

Has the track listing been posted anywhere? Would be nice to know if there are additional tracks on this release.

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Sorry for the double post :0(

Sorry for the double post :0(

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Does Anyone Know

When The First Show Is Shipping ??? Thanks :0)

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Does Anyone Know

When The First Show Is Shipping ??? Thanks :0)

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just my guess

makes sense darkstar...thanks!

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A potential problem with making these limited editions...

is when a situation occurs like Little Ben Clock has encountered. If the "Dave's Picks" sell out (either 12000 subscriptions are sold, or less than that number but the leftovers sell out before the release date) then what happens in the case of an order that doesn't arrive or a disc is faulty? My guess is that they will make more than 12000 sets of discs but only 12000 numbered booklets/inlays. If they do that, they will be able to cover problems such as faulty discs - but not disappearing orders. If they make just 12000 numbered booklets/inlays, then folks who have problems with their orders not arriving will be deep in the doo-doo! Time will tell.

As this is my first post on here this year, I will take this opportunity to wish everybody a (belated) happy new year.

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Don't believe half of what you hear

(I posted this on the RT4.5 page but wanted to post this here as a cautionary tale. I'm a RT (and now a DP) subscriber but my RT never showed up.)

So over a month ago Customer Service told me a replacement disc would be sent. I emailed yesterday to ask when I should expect to receive it and the guy conceded that it hadn't actually been sent. He blamed the "high demand" period of December. How does that justify doing nothing about escalating the request to send me what I ordered and paid for a year ago?

Now I see why so many people on here get angry about the service and shipping. I haven't had problems in the past but this is outrageous. Starting to wonder why I bothered with Dave's Picks if this is the level of "service" one gets from Customer Service: stories about what's going to be done then excuses about why it wasn't.

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Just my guess...

It's just my guess but more than likely they'll wait til the sign up for the subscription for the year has ended and then sell whatever is left of the 12,000 individually (leftovers for 1 in Feb., leftovers for 2 in May and so on).

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