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Vintage Dead

Heard about an album called Vintage Dead Volume 1 released around 1970/71. Anyone heard of it or have it? Is there studio versions of the classics like He's Gone, Brown Eyed Women, Ramble On Rose...etc. ? I assume they might be on this album.

I first got into the Dead around 1987/88. Nope, I am NOT a "touchhead." In fact, I saw the Touch of Grey video back in 87 and hated it. I made the comment to a buddy that the Dead were "a bunch of old men." This was back in the metal 80s when I was listening to Zeppelin and Queen and the hard rock 70s bands.

But that same buddy let me listen to some "old" dead stuff, and I got hooked. The very first dead song that I heard and got hooked after seeing the TOG video was "Mr. Charlie" from Europe 72'. This song had a pingy- twangy guitar with no or little distortion, piano, and this honky tonk singer. It was so far-out compared to what I was listening to at the time that I had to hear more. Anyway the rest is history and He's Gone is my #1 favorite.

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by the way

Just 14 posts in this forum in more than a year. Is that a fair reflection of the studio legacy of our favourite band?

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Terrapin stripped

wouldn't it be nice to hear the Terrapin Station suite studio version without all those orchestras and choirs and stuff. It seems Jerry wanted it that way at the time, but maybe he wouldn't mind if we heard it without all that stuff; for me at least its powerful enough to stand on its own without the embellishments. What do you think?

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Shakedown Street French mix?

Howdy y'all. This is my first post over here, and I'm hoping to find out something about the original French issue of Shakedown Street. When I initially bought my used copy, it was supposed to be a different mix than issues from other countries. I've done a little bit of searching online, to no avail. I also don't own another version of the album to compare it to. If anybody has any info about this, or can confirm any differences, tell me all that you know.
Glad to have joined this community - a whole different Dead lot from 1990, but at least we still get to hang in the lot! In spirit, anyways. Cheers!
Craig

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Anthem Of The Sun

GRTUD - Right there with you on Anthem, though much of it was live.
I was back in the midwest on New Year's Day visiting family. I took a long walk in the 2 degree weather with biting winds and had Anthem playing in the earbuds. Just exactly perfect.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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Pig Pen Bring Me My Shot Gun

Earlier post moving on to become a formal vine. Check 'New Vines' section.
Thanks Mary for keeping me right (and thanks for indirect help re Road Trips).
Greg.

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greg and hal

when you're ready to start that vine post in New Vines and I'll set it up.

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Anthem of the Sun

...is one of the greatest "studio" albums of all time. Too bad those guys were where they were, in terms of technology, at the time they were there. Now in our digital age, that album is like taking a drug without going to jail. I'm convinced that the making of that album propelled, not only music, but all technology forward because even God was impressed. I might just come back and do life all over again, just to experience that album again, for the first time, maybe...

"If the forms of this world die, which is more real, the me that dies or the me that's infinite? Can I trust my habitual mind, or do I need to learn to look beneath those things?"

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Pigpen

Greg, I would like to hear that and would be willing to start a vine over here with it.
Hal

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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Pig Pen Bring Me My Shot Gun

gd 1294 said "If any one has a copy and want to send it my way let me know".

But Eric, you do not accept PM's.

On that basis the offer below is open to all, to be vined if more than one wants a copy.

I have an audio disc - Pigpen's Apartment Solo acoustic demos 1966 - it's from 4 track master>?>CD>.wav via EAC>.shn via MKW. Forget where it came from and when I got it but converted back to .wav via MKW.

Tracks: Two Woman, Michael, Katie May, New Orleans > That train, Instrumental, Bring me my shotgun, CC Rider, Katie Mae, Hitchhiking Woman, Two Women, When I was a Boy, Bring me my Shotgun.

It also has: I Believe, She's Mine and No Time, listed as Pigpen's final recordings dated 3-9-1973 but this must be wrong as Pig died 3-8-73.

It finishes with a '64 recording of Sweet Georgia Brown>Betty and Dupree with Jorma.

As it's now a vine on offer, please send PM with email and snail address before 19th January 2008 and I'll be happy to work up a vine - it'll be off list and I'll let all know the order, emails and the discs will be accompanied with the snail addresses.

Happy New Year from Scotland, All the best Greg.

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