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Dave's Picks Volume 9: Harry Adams Field House, U. of Montana 5/14/74 CD - SOLD OUT

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We're kicking off Dave's Picks 2014 with a visit to the Wall Of Sound era. Dave's Picks Volume 9 features the complete show from May 14, 1974, at Adams Field House at the University of Montana in Missoula, the Grateful Dead's only appearance in the state of oro y plata. This monstrously hot show is the third official show of the Wall Of Sound, which had debuted in March 1974. Highlights run deep including the second performance of “Scarlet Begonias,” a 22+ minute “Playing In The Band” that leans heavily on the band's jazz chops, and a second set jam of “Weather Report Suite>Dark Star” that contains some of the deepest jamming of 1974, and that's saying a heck of a lot! It also features one of only a handful of versions of “Dark Star” played in 1974, a song heading toward a long hiatus, and this one digs deep into some of the wildest spaces you'll ever hear. Rockers, ballads, and jams, 5/14/74 covers all the bases, with plenty of nuances to revel in, each and every listen.

Product Details

3 Disc set
Limited to 14,000 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: February 1, 2014

Listening Party

5/14/74, Missoula, Montana

"Weather Report Suite"

David Lemieux Volume 9 Seaside Chat


Harry Adams Field House, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (5/14/74)

Disc 1
1. Bertha [6:15]
2. Me And My Uncle [3:15]
3. Loser [6:39]
4. Black-Throated Wind [6:52]
5. Scarlet Begonias> [7:21]
6. It Must Have Been The Roses [5:44]
7. Jack Straw [5:18]
8. Tennessee Jed [8:18]
9. Mexicali Blues [3:39]
10. Deal [4:46]

Disc 2
1. Big River [5:21]
2. Brown-Eyed Woman [5:13]
3. Playing In The Band [20:49]
4. U.S. Blues [5:48]
5. El Paso [4:44]
6. Row Jimmy [8:52]

Disc 3
1. Weather Report Suite [16:08]
Prelude [1:26]
Part I [4:32]
Part II (Let It Grow) [10:10]
2. Dark Star> [26:39]
3. China Doll [5:52]
4. Promised Land [3:46]
5. Not Fade Away> [6:15]
6. Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad [9:58]
7. One More Saturday Night [4:50]


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katky111's picture
Joined: Oct 23 2011

Though entirely before my time, I can appreciate nostalgia for the old days; however, copious reading on my part, as well as lengthy discussions with my uncle who occupied a top tier in the Taper's food chain, reveal a far more stratified tape trading community than your idyllic post would suggest.

I'm thankful that now I merely have to respond within a few days of announced release to secure a professionally engineered copy of a premium show, rather than meeting the subjective criteria of a self-appointed tape czar to receive a cassette copy of a low gen recording.

No disrespect intended, and being well aware of Jerry's supposed "let the words be yours/ I'm done with mine" mentality (at least later on), but I could equally argue that this is the 'golden era' of GOGD musical acquisition./kate

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Joined: Jun 17 2007
new dave's picks

I notice that on E-Bay these Dave's Picks sell for WELL over $100 and in many cases over $150. I think this is a HORRIBLE marketing scheme by Rhino to make sure the "limited editions" sell out quickly and certainly so they can move on to the next one and the next. I remember back in the daze (the 1980's or so) you would be considered a complete asshole for even charging one penny for the music. It was- "give me some blanks, and I will make you copies. Now, since they have added some cool artwork and a snip it of an article about the show, this some how makes the music more valuable? Am I the only one who is on to this game? I say in the spirit of the Grateful Dead allowing their music to be enjoyed free once "they were done with it", we the dead-heads boycott these over-priced Dave's Picks and certainly the hundred dollar or more versions on ebay. I have not been following this web site, but came on today, then went to e-bay where my jaw just dropped. I have over a thousand CDs that I would gladly burn for people who want to send me blanks. If you want to send some brownies as a "thank you" or a crystal or a cool rock, great. but this music is, was and always will be meant to be FREE. I think this is a disgrace and the fact that Bob, Phil, Bill and Mickey allow it to go on is a sign of the times I guess. I mean, don't they have enough money to support their families for generations? I am broke. I just love the music and have VERY fond memories of Jerry's guitar singing to me and screaming "it doesn't matter anyway" into my soul. Finally we have reached the point where no longer are "these" the good old days. Very sad.

Strider 88's picture
Joined: Jun 20 2007
My mind

is blown away. Listening to the big medicine of the Grateful Dead live at the Barry Adams Field House , Missoula, Montana. Hell Yeah!

Strider 88's picture
Joined: Jun 20 2007
Before the Flood

Talked with old friend in Missoula today. Floods expected on the Clark Fork River and Bitterroot River in next couple days. Bitterroot Mountains 200% of snowpack. High 70s will do it. 40 years ago the Dead play their one Montana concert. That was seven months after Wake of the Flood. Full moon tonight. Have fun all you Missoula dead heads. And start filling sand bags if you have not done so already. Check with Turbo Tom. He and his wife may need some help.

Strider 88's picture
Joined: Jun 20 2007
40th Anniversary & full moon

Going to have to camp out that night and listen to Montana Dead. Fire danger too high so no campfire.

Joined: Apr 25 2014

I would love to trade with you. I have Dave's Picks 4 through 7. Whichever you would like I would trade.

Joined: Apr 18 2014
Daves picks trade!

Hey everyone, I have an unopened extra copy of Dave's '74 Montana vol 9. Was looking to trade straight up for any other Dave picks vol 1-6? Get back to me if you're out there

Joined: Apr 15 2014
DaP9: The special event 5/14/74 at UM was...

Dave refers to Bob Weir being hit in the head by a plastic beer mug/stein/pitcher before their encore, and his question was, "What was the event that featured these large plastic containers?"

That was my freshman year, and I can recall "The Aber Day Kegger" on The Oval, which celebrated William "Daddy" Aber for whom our new dorm was named. Aber Hall was just south of Adams Field House, so the vast majority of us too-poor-to-afford-tickets to that year, and the next, of great concerts could listen from the dorm. (Doobie Brothers opened by R.E.O. Speedwagon was one that comes to mind.) "The Bluegrass Breakfast Special" was an all-night concert that featured a pancake breakfast starting about 6 a.m. Artists included Doug Kershaw, Vassar Clements, John Hartford, New Grass Revival, and others so we definitely got our money's worth, plus a weekend breakfast. Those were the days, my friend... (Before Mission Mountain Wood Band was "discovered" by Cheryl Ladd, too.)

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Joined: May 12 2011
Goodbye DP9 Thread...

...Hello, DP10! Thanks for the memories, but I believe it is time to Chinatown Shuffle on... Getting dirty in the Pig-sty!

Joined: Aug 29 2013
Great show, and pysched for the bonus material

My favorite Dead is Golden Era Dead, but I can always make time for more primal. Really excited for this one.

As for the box...I'd be on board with Fox '72, Ark '69, or Winterland '74. Or if they really wanted to go all out, Fall '73.

As for DaP11 (let the speculation begin) how about some Spring '73? Only one release so far from this great tour, and its from Feb. How about some March?

Joined: Apr 10 2014
It's here....

Go and enjoy

nab's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
I Guess it's Time to Take the Party....

Over here

As much as I hate to say goodbye to this page showing my one and only hometown show, DaP Vol 10 seems official now.

Joined: Apr 1 2008
Replace Your Face

Since we are touching on the subject of future box sets:

The full Winterland October 1974 run needs to be released. Steal Your Face was a missed opportunity and the Soundtrack is great, but this run and the fact that the multi-tracks exist demand a complete collection release, in my opinion. Only then will all the shortcomings of the Steal Your Face release be overcome, although I do tend to believe that the criticisms of that album are a bit overstated given the circumstances of the time in which it was released!

Joined: Mar 12 2009
Re: Thelma

Since Dave and others had mentioned these shows before, I had been looking online for more information about them. There is surprisingly little info out there, but eventually I was led here - - and when I saw in early March that Gary Lambert had been posing questions in February, it was pretty clear that these would be the shows for Volume 10. The address from the Lost Live Dead blog isn't correct, and the location is actually several doors down Sunset Blvd. from The Whisky-a-go-go. There are a few photos of The Galaxy around, but not of Thelma. While I've seen plenty of newspaper entertainment advertising that doesn't always include the "the" in club and venue name graphics, possibly for visual impact, the only three ads for Thelma do not, and that's the only evidence there is. I guess we'll have to wait for Gary Lambert's liner notes to see if he discovered anything any more definitive.

scott1129's picture
Joined: Jun 6 2007
Dave's Picks Volume Ten : Seaside Chat

Thanks to those who know.
Thanks for posting the address for the Seaside Chat Vol. Ten edition : Bald Eagle
Here is the title of the youtube video
a great 13 and a bit minute rant on the GD in '69.
Kudos Dave on another seaside chat
PS we miss the Steal Your Cup exit shot

wurm79's picture
Joined: Jun 24 2012
DP10 & Beyond...

Really excited for this one. A friend of mine had a cassette copy of this show, and probably still does somewhere. So, I've never really heard a heck of a whole lot of it. It's one show that I've never gave a once through on the archive either. I'm going to hold off on listening till I see it in my mailbox, which I've done so far with all of the releases. Can't wait! Found a cool haiku today from a Deadhead named Karen O'Neil out on the Computerweb. Thought I'd share. Here goes..

Strangers stop strangers
Music uniting, Seaside
His ripple lives on


Hoping we see some info on a box set real soon. Pulling for a mid late 80's set. I'd like to see something from the Greek Theatre or Red Rocks put out in box set fashion. Even a 87' Colorado run with both Telluride and Red Rocks would do for me. Downhill From Here revisited with all three nights on Blu-Ray would be an icing on the cake for summer 89'. The 72' Fox Theatre or Berkeley runs sound good for me too. Oh yeah!! Ideas are endless with all era's.


I've always been satisfied with what's come out in releases over the years. I don't always post here, but would like to thank everyone that has been involved in the entire organization. If TPTB are listening.. ((((((())))))))

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Joined: Jun 5 2007

Whoa, now that is pretty neat. Not sure I'd want to be on the wrong side of those talons...

I imagine in some places like Alaska they're so numerous it's almost to the point of being an nuisance.

As a youngster in the mid/late 60's we used to travel to Maine from upstate NY for vacation. It was so exciting to spot seagulls, because it meant we were near the coast.

Now the damn things are everywhere. We call them 'dump ducks'.

Joined: Nov 2 2010

from the lost live dead blog:
December 10-12, 1969 Thelma Theater, West Hollywood, CA Grateful Dead
The Thelma Theater, at 8849 Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, just past the Los Angeles City Limits, had previously been known as The Galaxy. Around late 1966, Iron Butterfly had been the house band there. The venue was in the heart of the Sunset Strip, and the legendary Whisky A Go Go was just across the street.

The Thelma Theater had opened on November 12, 1969, probably with Poco as the headliner. The implication seems to have been that the Thelma would be some sort of upscale rock club, but it was an idea some years ahead of its time. I don't know who backed or booked the venue. It doesn't seem to have lasted very long. The Dead played Wednesday through Friday, as I assume they were looking for a booking to fill out the weekend along with the San Bernardino show. Stephen Stills dropped by to jam with the Dead on Wednesday, December 10.

The address currently houses Panini Pizza. The famous Viper Room is across the street (at 8852 W. Sunset).

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Joined: Mar 13 2009
dp 10

dave confirms on youtube dp10 from the lost tapes ... 12/12/69 plus bonus disc is 12/11/69 .... thank you ....

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Joined: Mar 13 2009
official e-mail

got an e-mail today verifying my shipping info. for shipment of dp 10 on the 1st. of may ...... yaaaahh !!

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Eagles, etc.

They're so common in my area that to see one has gotten rather old hat. Last winter I was snowshoeing in the Chippewa Bottoms and I stumbled upon a nesting pair. Now that was sort of neat. Each took turns guarding the nest whilst the other swooped down over my head in a way telling me to leave them alone, or else! I do have video and photos if anyone's interested. What would send me into a tizzy is if I had the good fortune to see something rarer like a piping plover, or a worm eating warbler...
P.S. Re: Dave's Chat, I'm still trying to figure out how one can call a 32 minute Lovelight "tight"...Okay...(scratches head)
As another aside, I got the answer to my question during the chat about why the cover says simply 'Thelma'. Although it may be historically accurate, it still seems sort of odd to see it that way on the cover after all these years...I guess I am a glutton for accuracy though, so good on y'all...

Joined: Oct 29 2013
Want To Say THANK YOU...

...for the apparent inclusion of DARK STAR on #10 bonus disc.
With this...sheer heavenly perfection is achieved.
Merci! Very much looking forward to enhancing my DARK STAR collection.

Bach 2 Bach's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Woo Hoo!!!

So nice to see you again, Dave!!!

I'm a bit of a bird watcher myself. I can't wait for the hummingbirds to make their return to this area. I've been monitoring their progress on hummingbirds(dot)net.

A couple weeks ago while driving on a back road I had a mature bald eagle swoop down and try to pick up some roadkill with some harassing crows hot on its tail. I stopped and watched it for a bit as it perched in a tree in some guy's yard, only 20 yards away. An awesome sight... I've never been that close to one in the wild before.

Yeah, birds are really cool to watch.

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Joined: Dec 12 2009
Tony's Thelma Cover Art DP 10 COPY, PASTE, VIEW!

Joined: Jun 18 2009

Now that it's confirmed, look for a trivia contest in the future that will reward the winner with my copy of DP10. Stay tuned . . .

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Joined: Aug 12 2011
Thats awesome

Thanks for the link!

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Deadhead News Travels fast

Wow, seems like this thread has become an underground information pipeline. The Deadheads are way ahead of TPTB. I'm really happy with this release and the Bonus CD. This is my favorite era, and love the Pigpen jams. Seems strange that is not posting information about one of their best selling items, the Dave's Picks Subscription.

I found out about the seaside chat on FB. Glad to hear the official word from the Vault Master. I was hopping for a hint about this years Box Set. All good things in time.


Thats_Otis's picture
Joined: May 12 2011
12/12/69 - Another 30 minute Lovelight!

"Wait a minute! Get yo' hands outta yo' pockets and Wait a minute! Come on, get yo' hands outta yo' pockets! You gotta wait a minute! Come on! Wait a minute! - Hey you! Get yo' HANDS outta yo' POCKET! Wait a minute! Haha. Wait a minute! Come on! Wait a minute! Come on! Wait a minute! You all know what you gotta do... Get yo' hands outta yo' pocket and wait a minute!"

I don't know about you all, but personally, I have been too impatient anticipating this release, as well as hanging around with my hands in my pockets... I need to just, "Wait a minute," and... :)

Can't wait till May!(I'm sorry Pig, I can't help myself!)

Joined: Aug 27 2008
Dave's Pick's 10: no official announcement ,,,, yet?

No official announcement yet?
On this discussion page:
I have learned what the contents are: 12/12/69;

The artwork: I found a link to it elsewhere - but by the time I saw it, that page was not posted anymore - but found that someone here used the artwork for their icon, so I was able to see it;

Dave's introductory video: again, someone here posted a link to the youtube video.

My take on this is that we "fans" Dead Heads are faster than The Powers That Be.
I appreciate that very much, thanks guys!

My guess when the "official" announcement will be: sometime in the week beginning Monday 14 April.

I look forward to early May when I find this package in my mailbox at home.

Joined: Jul 20 2007
Thanks Fourwinds and Dave

Fourwinds, thanks - don't know how I missed the PM thing... And I teach online classes (scary!)

Had to watch the seaside chat before I could sleep last night. Totally great - but gosh, Dave was almost... dare I say... focused. Fewer than fourteen minutes and only a couple of references to peripherals. Loved the eagle!

Given how much i love DaP 6 (and yes, how did I forget to mention the Black Peter on the bonus disc?) I have no complaints about this one. Missing reels from late 1969, what's not to love?

Thanks Dave and Co.!

Joined: Aug 29 2013
Other than the Dark Star jam,

Other than the Dark Star jam, any word on the bonus disc material?

Joined: Apr 28 2012
Can we all relax now?

Great video, Dave is as nutty as ever. Gotta love ADHD. Let's all breathe, listen to the great music we already have and hold off on the conjecture and sniping about what DaP 11 should or will be, if only for a day or two.

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Joined: Oct 13 2008
@claney PM's alert?

Hey bro when you login where is says 'login successful' if you have PM's there will be a number in red stating how many messages you have. thanks.

peakshead's picture
Joined: Feb 8 2011
Dick would approve

Vaultmaster Dick Latvala must be smiling, and thank you, Dave. Keep reaching back for and cleaning up these 1967/68/69 gems. Now, either 11 or 12 simply must be a Brent release, right? Can't wait to enjoy these discs. Furthe(u)r evidence that the people with say/PTB/band members look at this as a true peak era. That being said....9/18/87, please.

slo lettuce's picture
Joined: Jul 20 2012
old deadheads and bird watching...

told ya' Dave got shit on by a low flying seagull. No one ever believes me! ;-}

Joined: Aug 6 2013

Thanks Dave. :)
...and GD Pono pledge given....damn...I'm in.

Joined: Jun 2 2013
Who Knew?

Who knew that Dave was an expert on big ships and Bald Eagles? :-)

Joined: Jul 20 2007

Ach, sorry Moses - and the several other people who've PM'd me over the past few weeks. Sorry, totally missed those and will reply tomorrow (going to bed now). Would be nice if there was some kind of alert ("you've got mail!") or some such.... or I could just remember to check it once and a while...

Thanks Highthyme for posting about the seaside chat, just watched it, can't wait to hear this stuff.


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Joined: Dec 12 2009
Seaside Chat.........DP 10!!!

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

It really IS 12-12-69 with 12-11-69 bonus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so psyched.

Just listened to last year's bonus disc y'day & this morning. My favorite Black Peter, too (as someone else said)--as in, ever--and hands down favorite Mason's, also. 12/28 has the monster jam, but the vocals can't be beat on 12/21--Bob puts a killer harmony on the "again"s that I've never heard elsewhere, be that the mix, his choice of notes, or whatever reason. Maybe the choicest TC-era China Cat, too (though Dick's 26 is awfully choice : )

Funny how often you only see Dave's mouth talking on this seaside chat! No narcissist, he. (The eagle is a nice note to end on, as well : ) (Yes, I'm a Deadhead AND a birdwatcher, rdevil....)

This will be the PERFECT counterpart to Dave's 6. From zero Dec '69 released all these years to six 'n a half discs of crown jewels! Thanks, Dave.

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Joined: Nov 2 2007
deadheads old

We're getting so old we're reduced to bird watching. :)

Joined: Nov 7 2013
Yes Pig !!!

Okay,,,,After viewing the chat. I,m in ! Dark Star Bonus !!! Unheard Easy Wind Reel ! I'll buy it. Oh Yeah, Already did. We are the luckiest fans ever .

Joined: Apr 1 2008
Bobby Screams!

And a bald eagle in a tree ....

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

A snail!

Joined: Apr 1 2008
Reel #1

and bonus disc from 12/11/69 - all from returned batch.

Joined: Mar 12 2009
Seaside Chat

is up on YouTube (~10:00PM EDT).

rdevil's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2007
So Many Roads

Thanks for the heads up, Nebulorb, I had no idea that that particular Playin was on So Many Roads. It looks like I chose my words very poorly, though. Should have said I would like to see that show released instead of that song. You see, I'm one of those people who aren't crazy about GD compilations and I've never even seen the playlist for So Many Roads before tonight (although I did enjoy hearing Whiskey in a Jar over at last week).
I remember seeking out the tape for 7-29-88 long ago because of the set list; when I first heard it the CCat>Crazy Fingers>Rider was unique but not necessarily spectacular but then, unexpectedly, that Playin just blew me away, almost certainly my favorite version with Brent. That's part of why I prefer full shows so much: I like hearing something mind blowing in it's original context. And that's one reason I love this Dave's Picks series so much. Not trying to start a debate about full shows vs. compilations, just giving an opinion.

Favorite DaP moment? The first one that came to mind was the Supplication emerging from Playin on vol. 4

Favorite DaPs in order (as others have mentioned, this could change at any minute):
9,5,2,4,1,3,6,7,8 but I like them all a ton!

Joined: Nov 20 2011

...I'm sure everything will be fine...customer service can't be THAT bad!! Also claney, I sent you a private message a couple of weeks ago..I dont know if you check your messages ( I usually dont), but check it out.....

Joined: Jul 20 2007

Moses, they left the first number off my zip code too. I finally decided to reply to let them know, but now I'm afraid somehow this will mean my address will be listed as incorrect. Urgh... we shall see.