These shows were excellent. A few weeks after the death of Pig, the set lists were strong and the playing was typical of the spring 73' sound. A lot of Wake material and some beautiful Dark Stars. Dave's Picks 16 was 1 week after these gems. Would really love to see 1 or both shows slated for a release.
3/21 has a setlist to rival any other and the Dark Star > Eyes was phenomenal.
Anyone delve into or have experiences with these nights?
Something from 1987. Listening to https://archive.org/details/gd87-03-31.fm.miller.21267.sbeok.shnf right now and it sounds damn well on so far...
80 and 81 i always considered strong years,
Love the whole Oct-Dec 71 tour. Would particularly like to see one of the shows from December, where both Keith is nice and prominent in the mix (his piano playing on this tour was awesome), and Pigpen is back with the band as well. Particularly 12/04, 12/05 or 12/15.
maybe on the whole the sound quality isn't as fine as on many of the early 70s tapes, but the music...oooooh, the music of those days! transcendence. here's hoping for some of the early greats on future remasters. 10/12/68 at the avalon ballroom maybe?
4/1/91 with the Playing from 3/31/91 as filler seeing how the Samson>Eyes is on the 9/25/91 Dick's Picks.
7/2/88 because 7/3/88 is in the box.
How about 'The Last Ones', Winterland October 1974 box set? All shows, complete, CD and DVD/BluRay.
Also, time to release 6-14-76 and 6-29-76 on HDCD.
Dave's Picks has been an almost exclusively 1970's series (albeit with a toe dips into 1969 and 1980).
Hope this is not heresy but I have kind of had enough. '72 and '77 WERE REALLY GOOD. Check! Got it.
The Spring of 1990 was definitely not the only great latter day period. I hope to see some of the great 80's and 90's stuff next year.
Portland is my favorite city, and has been home for 10 years now. I am very interested in The Dead's history of playing here. I bought the digital download of a show which I think was in '68 or '69 in Portland, but would like to know of more shows here and listen to them. This show also looks like it had a good setlist. No idea how the playing was that night, however. If it's good quality, would make for an excellent Dave's Picks.