Yeah, you can't go wrong with Denver 73- but if you prefer long spacy jamming, I recommend DP14. It's 4 discs and has 2 full blown PITB's and a great Dark Star. It's my favorite release from 1973. All the Dicks Picks from 1972 are pure gold, too.
Denver '73 is outstanding, as mentioned by cbs73. Do check the release anthology, above, to read info on a bunch of music. DP's 1, 14, 19 and 28 give you a good taste of 1973.
From '72, DP's 11, 23, 30 & 36 are very good. Steppin' Out, Rockin' the Rhein and Hundred Year Hall all feature terrific music from the Europe '72 tour.
DP's 7, 12, 31 and RT 2.3 feature great shows from 1974.
The differences from 1972 into 1973 and 1974 are amazing, following the new tunes released on Wake of the Flood and Mars Hotel.
I'll go out on a limb and say Denver 73 is the best RT release so far. It's a great recording of a great performance. Disc 2 is pretty awesome all by itself.
I'd like to know opinions about this Road Trip, Denver '73...don't know if it's worth buying it (or if I'd better choose another one: I bought - in the Road Trips series, Austin '71, April Fool's '88, Rock Pow Wow '69, Fillmore East '70).
My favourite Dead's year it's 72 (and maybe I'll buy DP Jersey City '72 together with it..), don't know anything about '73..
Would you like to help me, please?
I saw they sold out on the site. I found an inexpensive copy on cd from a competitor. Still filling in blanks in the collection but I'm not interested in downloading official releases. I want the real deal hard copy. Downloading Further and Ratdog boards is something altogether and I'm willing to pay for good Flacs on these. Official releases I want the package delivered with care and with all the covers and liners that belong to the release. If they force the whole download thing I'm done. I already have tons of terra bytes of legal music but
I'd I'm buying something I want that extra care. Remember, the long walk is part of the gift. In this case I am paying for the gift.
RE: DP # 1: it is still available for download. The price for FLAC is $19.49, which seems pretty high for a 2-disc set. Compare that to the 3-disc DP # 18, whose price for a FLAC download is $15.99. What is even weirder is that the MP3 price for DP # 18 is $23.99, $8 MORE than the FLAC price. That doesn't make any sense. Needless to say, spending 1/2 hr and learning how to use Trader's Little Helper is a great investment and will save you $8 on a DP # 18 download (buy the FLAC, convert to WAV using TLH, copy to I-Tunes).
I'd like to say that they are trying to be like netflix and encouraging us to buy downloads rather than physical products, but I don't think that is it. The current series, Road Trips, is not even available for download. I don't know what is going on or what the plan is.
Dicks Picks Vol. 1 CD is gone from Dead.net store...
Dicks Picks Vol. 1 is gone from Dead.net store...
Why isn't all of them available on Dead.net? I guess Phish have passed you guys in the media dept. too!!! ever been to livephish.com. it makes this place look like aol mail. what a joke!
My opinion is that DP's are a legacy and should be made available - cd version. But of course that is easy for me to say.