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.
I loved the whole dicks picks and would love the Daves Picks but there really needs to be a larger number released. Instead of increasing the total by 1000 each year, is this to correspond to the year, more should be released now while we are still alive and then decrease a little each year as we unfortunately die off. I am not meaning to sound complaining but while I am at it it would be nice if the subscriptions either went on sale earlier or at a different time of year. Holidays the money has been tight and this year I missed my subscription by less than 5 bucks when it was on discount and it went offsale 1 payperiod too early unfortunately. If there were a longer time frame perhaps it would be easier to gauge the number of copies wanted. If they were all re released I would buy each and every one but only 1 or 2 at a pop. I somehow could manage 1 release every 7 to 10 days but getting even 125 dollars together at once during the winter is tough. One only need look at ebay or Amazon. Com to see how some folks are scalping these releases. It shouldn't be some elite club allowed to own these discs and I do prefer a nice hard copy to any download orburnt disc. Sorry, just my 2 cents. The Pure Jerrys can really be crazy priced, I saw the one with Robert Hunter being sold for around $300, a crime.
I would like to see something from summer tour 1990. My first choice if it were a single show would be 7-21-1990 at the horrid Tinley Park. Most folks that I know feel that it was the best of the 3 night run. It is often overlooked due to Monday's show being his last but that first night just melted together and it was the only time I ever felt like that without any psychedelic enhancement. The only low spot was a below average Just A Little Light. Next choice would be a small box set of all three nights. I am trying to go off memory and it has been some time since I really delved into summer 1990 but the China-Rider from Deer Creek is superb when Jerry is high in the mix. I'll post other requests separate.