I recieved a email today from Dr. Rhino:
Does Rhino plan on re producing any of the Dicks Picks that are currently out of stock?
Thank you for your email. We do not have current plans to reissue the following volumes:
I do not have any information as to when/if any of the other out-of-stock volumes will be reissued.
I will forward your message to our suggestion box.
Seems to me that the current trend is once it's out of stock then it's gone for good. I'll just settle for the downloadable Dicks Picks in FLAC.
If I may speak for GTed, the sound on each is awesome - the coolest thing is that they are different venues entirely and each has its own sound world. It's a matter of taste which you prefer.
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I think I will break down and order both. With DP selections missing, I could regret not getting both.
How is the sound on these two DP's?
I wonder why all the DP's are not kept fully stocked or if some are gone for good? That would be a true shame.
Anyone know where the edits are on the official releases and which have edits? For example, stuff that's removed entirely or where AUD sources have been patched in. I know there's a patch on several releases like the Summer '71 Road Trip (Dark Star I think) and the Valentine's '68 Road Trip (Alligator?). Is there one on Dick's Picks 1? I thought that pick was heavily edited. I wish they'd be more forthright about these things. Inquiring minds want to know. Maybe they think the sales volume would go down if this type of detail were known.
I agree with GTed about the Oct. shows - and they were more or less at home. But you need them both - the cover art is a trip on DP 20 and the Sugar Magnolia to end the 2nd of the four discs is positively ecstatic! Before DP 20 was released the Sugar mags was cut - now and forever we can hear it in all its glory. Do it!!!
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I really like the strong performances from the 2 day October '76 run in Oakland. The Who were also on the bill, as part of Bill Graham's Day on the Green concert series.
I've noticed more DP's are missing from the store and I would like to order a DP from 76 before it is not in stock. What would be recommended, DP 20 or DP 33?
Before the site switched over to the Rhino version, you could order the DPs in blocks of 6 (1-6, 7-12, etc) at a discount. They even offered the whole set...I think it was $600. Maybe if you call...? Probably not. :/ It would be nice to see discounts if you met certain price points since practically everything is sold at "MSRP."
Not sure if this has ever come up, but would anyone else beside me like to see a re-release of all the Dicks Picks into a big ol' box set? I only have Vol. 1 at the moment and I think it would be great for anyone who doesn't have much of the collection or really for anyone that simply want's it. Of course I'm grateful we have the Europe '72 tour set coming soon, but maybe some where down the road.....
Listening to Madison from February 15, 1973 makes me dream of a multi-show run from 2/73.
Dane County Coliseum hosted a few great performances: 10/25/73 and 2/3/78, to mention 2.