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You're Right Badger

When I think of the fun I used to have with those studio discs ... a tape from a show was a tape from a show and that's how it went down - end of stoooory. But I used to make the perfect concerts w/ the studio albums - by the way, I would, indeed like to hear Terrapin bare-bones - and give them to ... friends and family. Those perfect studio versions of songs like "Box" and "Playin'" would all be on them - I used to wear that vinyl out! What would be the perfect studio compilation? hmmmm ...

"Where does the time go?"

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Vintage Dead

Its a live album from 1966. Hard to get hold of now. Not sure if it ever appeared on CD.

deaddisc dot com/disc/Vintage_Dead dot htm

Many have wished that the tracks you mention (and others) had appeared on a follow up to American Beauty but as far as I know they only exist in live form.

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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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