Good call, indeed, jch (and WTJ)! Over the last few years, on at least 2 occasions, I've cleared my ipod and started from scratch - almost; two shows have endured: 2/26 and 5/14/78. That isn't to say that they are my favorites, but they certainly make my top X list each and every time, and for some reason I find each indispensable!
Plus, there are magnificent (downloadable) SBDs for both shows (hint: mediafire). WTJ, in a concurrent window I've just located a zipped SBD for 10/29, as well as 10/30...which, along with the soon to be rereleased Englishtown (epic), DiP 10 (legendary), the 5 hidden trax from 10/11/77 on DiP 29 (discs 2 & 5), DiP 34, and RT 1.2, make for a respectable Fall/Winter '77 catalogue, thanks!/kate
I don't know why or how this show has been overlooked for so long. Check out the use of slide by Jerry on Black Peter! An absolute smoker from beginning (Might as Well) to end. (One More Saturday Night)
heard it on Sirius the date of the show this year, and it is a totally wild and great set. The audience tapes do not capture it.
If you go back and look at the total amount of material released for each of their years/eras when they had a distinct sound, there is a real lack of early material. 1969 has gotten some attention, but I will let you in on a secret: You are not going to saturate the market for 1969 shows -- There just aren't enough shows from that magic time.
1970 is woefully underrepresented. What do we have -- Digital Downloads from 1/18/70 and 2/4/70, Dave's Picks 6, Dick's Picks 4, 8, the Family Dog from 4/18, the Road Trips of 5/15/70. For some years that might be a lot, but for 1970, it isn't nearly enough. I know there are missing tapes from 1970, but surely, surely, surely their are more good quality tapes in the vault from 1970. There is some stuff from late 1970 that is just outstanding-- the September Fillmore shows for example. But, not a single offical release from the second half of 1970 (I surely hope the missing tapes get returned too-- what a horrible thing for someone to have taken them).
Also, I just listened to one of the shows from the Shrine in November 1967. The quality was plenty good enough for an official release and the playing was too cool -- they were totally starting to stretch out and jam, doing transitions and teases right and left. I'd sure like to hear more stuff from late 1967 too. All too little 67 available.
And one other thing, even if copies of a show are circulating that doesn't mean you shouldn't release it. I will always buy all the official releases, regardless of whether or not I already have a copy of the show. I bought all the Dick's Picks, 14 of 17 Road Trips, all the Dave's Picks, all the Europe 72 shows, Winterland 73 and 77 box sets, May 77 box set (I really, really, really like those box sets), all the "From the Vault, plus a chunk of the Download series (and now that I understand computers a little better I will get them all-- I was clueless when those were originally released).
Anyway, please do whole shows, glitches, cuts, and all. I always want everything from a show, even if it is flawed. You can't imagine how many hours I spent listening to very marginal tapes. You won't offend me by selling stuff that is flawed: What I hate is not getting everything available. Let's do it one show at a time and make it all available.
Good example 2/11/70. I've had a copy of that tape since 1984. It cuts off right at the end of lovelight. So what? If that is what it is, that is what it is. But that certainly deserves to be released. There could be people out there that haven't heard it. And I know that despite having listened to it on a good quality tape and a good quality digital version hundreds of times, I would still buy an official release-- I want the best quality possible, which I assume the official release would have.
Before I get too old that my ears don't work....David please release The whole Fillmore East run from September 18th up to and including the 20th of 1970. The Dark Star from the 19th is in my top 5 ever played.
Good call, jchrislittle. Do you know if there's a soundboard recording of the next night?
First Terrapin to open and a fine show.
11-14-73 ... I know it's out there in good sound quality but I still think it's such a high quality show it should join the Winterland run, UCLA and Denver, or 10-25-73 as others mentioned ... also anything from Spring 73 (March or 4-2-73), such a great tour and I believe DP 28 is all we have from it. Fall 72? Anything from 9-28-72 through November
Include the 3 show Rosemont run!!!! Some of it, Road Trips 4.2, is already out there.
I am not picking a particular show this comment but how about a really hot show from a year not previously covered or barely covered. Also, not much a fan of compilation CDs but what about a release of songs not previously released or best versions of songs played only a few times even if none are extraordinary or if some royalties need to be paid to guest performers.