Road Trips Volume 3 Number 1
Road Trips Vol 3, No.1
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The latest installment in our Road Trips series, now entering its third big year (and ninth release overall) is bound to become a favorite. Road Trips Vol. 3, No. 1 is the complete show from December 28, 1979, part of the sparkling run that has already given us the excellent Dick’s Picks: Vol. 5 (from 12/26/79). You’ll recall that these year-end concerts, held at the Oakland Auditorium because Winterland had closed down for good the previous New Year’s Eve, were the first holiday shows featuring new keyboardist Brent Mydland, who joined the band in April 1979.
The new lineup had been gaining momentum with each passing tour since that spring, and by December was truly hitting its stride. It helped, too, that the band was in the midst of recording their Go To Heaven album, so they were really playing together a lot during this period. This 12/28/79 concert is a blast: a super high-energy rock and roll show that also has its share of spacey jams and exploratory passages. The first set includes standout versions of “Sugaree,” “High Time” (rare enough that it always felt like a treat!) and “The Music Never Stopped,” while the second set opens with the always potent pair of “Alabama Getaway” > “Greatest Story Ever Told,” turns deep and introspective with “Playing in the Band” and “Terrapin,” and then later turns into a non-stop party with “Uncle John’s Band,” “I Need A Miracle,” “Bertha” and Good Lovin’.” If you’re not wiped out after that, the double-encore will waste you—“Casey Jones” and “Saturday Night”!
The sound on both discs is spectacular (it’s hard to beat great reels as source tapes), and as always the CDs have been mastered to the exacting HDCD spec, because you would accept nothing less. The colorful accompanying booklet contains a number of excellent Jay Blakesberg photos from those Oakland Aud. shows, as well as a typically inspiring essay by the always poetic Dead scribe Steve Silberman.
So it’s a win-win. A slam-dunk. A no-brainer. For more info on all the goodness packed onto these discs, click here. And when you finally come to your senses and decide that you can longer live another day without Road Trips Vol. 3, No. 1, you can order it here.
Track ListCD 1: Oakland Auditorium Arena, December 28, 1979
2. MAMA TRIED>
3. MEXICALI BLUES
4. ROW JIMMY
5. IT’S ALL OVER NOW
6. HIGH TIME
7. THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
8. ALABAMA GETAWAY>
9. GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
CD 2: Oakland Auditorium Arena, December 28, 1979
1. TERRAPIN STATION>
2. PLAYING IN THE BAND>
3. RHYTHM DEVILS>
5. UNCLE JOHN’S BAND>
6. I NEED A MIRACLE>
8. GOOD LOVIN’
9. CASEY JONES
10. ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT
you sound just a wee bit rude!
Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
OK, Whatever ><
You need a "Tool" to get back to the shopping cart.
and you need some kinda "Tool" to let us know when the CDs are supposeed to be released.
vary wildly. This is why we let people configure their own preferences in the matter. also some people like their discussions threaded and some don't. Ditto.
Tools, not rules, as we used to say on the Well.
I just noticed that the default setting for comments displayed is oldest first. While this may seem correct for an archivist it really isn't appropriate for comments. Every other site I go to from TouTube to the Comedy Central to every online periodical orders comments from the most recent to oldest. I don't want to defend the correctness of it. I suppose it based on how we join conversations in the physical world - you may hear a subset of the exchange and if you want the back story you have to ask. And if you want to exchange there's little point in responding to the comment from weeks or months or even years ago that started the thread.
So I have changed the option - God, I hope I don't have to do this for every collection of comments or forum posts! - but if the default had conformed to the reasonable expectation of most web users I wouldn't have bothered to post because I would have seen right away that others have issues with the schedule and lack of information on the site about it.
Just sayin', man....
I pre-ordered but, I have realized there is absolutely no estimate of a release date. I assume it will be some time after Jan 1, 2010 but I think there should be some kind of estimate on the product description. Sorry if this is a duplicate but there is no way to search the comments and nothing shows up in a general search other than this page.
I ordered the new Road Trips, the new JBG release and a Pure Jerry from 1991. I placed my order on 10/22 at 12:35 pm MST. I better not get shut out of the bonus disc if something is on back order. There is quite a monkey show going on a GDM these days, oh thats right, its Rhino.
sorry, couldn't resist.
Even the simplest gesture, like an announcement on the product page that things are moving slowly, even if it said three weeks behind (or something like that) would make all the difference. Maybe we were jumping to conclusions believing that this would ship w/ the Garcia release, but it was a reasonable conclusion based on the offer of free shipping. Yet we get nothing. I had a good laugh at all the complainers for the last couple of years or so, believing that for some, nothing is good enough. I'm laughing no more. The situation is exacerbated by the knowledge that some got their order already. Makes one wonder what exactly is going on. I might be glad that mine is shipping later if early discs had manufacturing defects or the like, but without admitting something is wrong, we are really left in the dark. Just crossing my fingers and hoping that this comes eventually, with bonus disc included, since I ordered plenty early.
send me a PM with your order details and we'll see if we can't move things along a bit.
send me a PM with your contact info and I'll see if we can straighten this out.