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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

Tracklist

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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@Vguy72

The Cowboy Junkies album you mentioned is one of my all time favorite albums from anyone. My runner up fave from CJ is Pale Sun, Crescent Moon. Do you know Mazzy Star? You might also dig Galaxie 500. (Unlike the good old Cowboy Junkies, I believe both of those bands are now defunct.)

Also you mentioned classic Sabbath. I was recently gifted their latest album and was mightily impressed... have you heard it?

If you don't know the band Earthless that I mentioned in my previous post, definitely check them out. I've heard them described as "sounds like Jimi Hendrix jamming with Black Sabbath." Not my words, but a fairly apt description using familiar reference points.

Jam on!

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Recent non-Dead listening

I'm terrible at classifying music, and it's easier to point to reviews rather than trying to describe it myself, so here are some links to reviews/samples of some of my favorite listens from the last few days.

Ghost - Lama Rabi Rabi
http://www.allmusic.com/album/lama-rabi-rabi-mw0000087691

Sandro Perri - Impossible Spaces
http://cstrecords.com/cst085/

Majeure - Timespan
http://www.allmusic.com/album/timespan-mw0001781267

Six Organs Of Admittance - School Of The Flower
http://www.allmusic.com/album/school-of-the-flower-mw0000371077

William Parker & Hamid Drake - Summer Snow Volume 2
http://www.allmusic.com/album/volume-2-summer-snow-mw0000479098

Earthless - From The Ages
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/18558-earthless-from-the-ages/

Herbie Hancock - Sextant
http://www.allmusic.com/album/sextant-mw0000039544

Cave Street - Improvisational Soundfields
http://alonetone.com/cavestreet/playlists/improvisatorische-geluidsvelden-rpm

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In my 5 disc carousel the other day.....

I had Simon & Garfunkle's Sounds of Silence, Black Sabbath's Vol 4, Cowboy Junkies Black Eyed Man, The Clash's Black Market Clash and The White Stripes Elephant. All over the map? I think not. Plus, I usually shuffle all discs when it's loaded. Keeps me on my toes.

also.....Santa Fe!!!

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'84 City Island

@owlshead, And, the 'shroom caps were mighty tasty that day. :o

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all graceful instruments

Funny, Wharfratx, me & my brother just spun the Fillmore West '69 bonus disc two Fridays ago. The Caution is GD psychedelic jazz at its best, full of dynamics for so early in their careers. And He Was A Friend > ChinaCat > New Potato Caboose is sublime, all the more poignant for it being the latter tune's final performance. Amazing how less psychedelic China Cat was less than a year later (and just a tune later on that same disc). Losing TC had something to do with that, but what they lost in lysergic baroque-ness they gained in breathing room for the songs, and their individual contributions to them.

Belatedly (a month after release is an eternity these days), I really dig Dave's 9, especially disc 2--I second the praise for the three songs after Playin (which would've opened 2nd set), wonderful versions. Keith's keys being so high in the mix really defines the personality of these versions of U.S. Blues, Jack Straw, and other songs. And I love that he plays organ on this show!

Of the big jams, Playin is the biggest--the not-quite-unanimous-communicado to hit the reprise is nowhere near the worst wreck I've ever heard, and certainly doesn't diminish the journey they're coming off of. Jerry was simply enjoying it so much they couldn't get his attention : )
Dark Star is surprisingly similar in zone & architecture to the 12/06/73 version on the RT subscription bonus disc: really subdued territory till after the 1st verse, then a slow, spacey build that falls to quiet before rising to a masterful crescendo of the art of cosmic noise. Really sweet Goin Down the Road closer.
And, yeah, that Roses is uniquely fast--I like it.

I personally prefer this to Dave's 2, I think the band really dug deep in the May-June corridor of '74. Though Dick's 30 & that 7/31 bonus disc are strong arguments for the summer tour.

Not sure why 80's advocates are pressed to compete with 72, 73, & 77. 80's Dead no more needs to compete with 72 than 66 does. It's a completely different incarnation of the band and the music, and valid on its own terms. For me, that goes for sound quality, as well. Someone mentioned the "sound challenged" Dick's 32, etc. Speak for yourself! Again, if 80's shows were taped a certain way, why should they need to compete with the very best recording marvels of Betty Cantor? 66-70 tapes are what they are, and so are 80's--if they're better than what our tapes sounded like, that should be the criteria. And if audience tapes sound better, Matrix 'em. (Not always that easy, I'm sure, but you get my point.) Sound quality for the Dick's series is all over the map, and I'm fine with that. Different nights, different years, got captured differently. Better to have no 84 and every 72? (Don't answer that, some of you!)

By the way, not every Spring '86 set was short, as someone suggested. 3-19-86 boasted a 10-song first set, and a wonderful set at that--as well as a 15-minute Playin' that resolves into deep space prior to drums. Only the train-wreck that is Truckin' would keep that show from release consideration, IMO. And another argument for exceptions to complete shows. Cut Truckin' and add a hot bonus track from Philly. I could compile--in fact, I have--an excellent 4->5-disc anthology of Hampton '86 that would probably really surprise some folks.
And whoever mentioned 9-12-87 below, I've oft-lobbied for that one.

I do appreciate Dave's preference to represent the band in a favorable vocal light. But let's face it, 80's GD vocals--for holding notes, and staying in key--do NOT compete with 72. That said, Jerry's vocal morphing wasn't entirely negative--his throatier tone was just that, a different tone, and who would disagree that Jerry's 80's voice had a TON of character? And sorry, folks, but the mid-80's had the hottest Estimated's--and it was because that was the Golden Age of the Bobby scream. Listen to 3-20-86's Estimated and show me a '77 version that comes close. What he forewent in the nuanced harmonizing he enjoyed with Donna, he transcended in sheer fury. In fact, after he toned things down, I never enjoyed a Throwing Stones as much. (Not that him wailing on It's All Over Now necessarily packed the same effect as on Estimated or Throwing Stones...)

Ok, nuff said in one post! So many threads below, want to respond to more, but I'll stop here! If Dave's 11 is a mid-80's, bring on a 68-70 for vol 10 & bonus. Peace.

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Steve Miller band etc.

I was around 8 y.o. when this took place... but this was only about 10/15 minutes from where I grew up... the word was you could hear the show from miles away?

On May 16, 1970, The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed at Temple University Stadium in Philadelphia, PA. The event was promoted as a mini festival, with Cactus, the Grateful Dead, and the Steve Miller Band hired as opening acts. Before an audience estimated at 10,000, Jimi opened the performance with a high velocity medley of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and "Johnny B. Goode" and never looked back.

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@philledawg

yeah, the sad part, or maybe it is just the reality of things... but 25-30 years ago do -- melt into a dream

but one of my biggest takes... or whatever it was... was wandering around in the woods, trees to the left, during the space/drums... it was way warm and humid... and it gave me an apocalypse now vibe...

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My Cup Runneth Over!

WHOA! Ken! Loved the Steve Miller suggestion so much that I'm going to order it! I cannot believe I've never heard this album before! What I've checked out online so far has me hooked! Thank you! I love the suggestions thrown out by the folks on this board! So, allow me to recite today's selections in hopes of selfishly soliciting more suggestions as well as superfluous discussions:
Dead-wise, I kicked off the afternoon with the Fillmore West '69 bonus disc. The 30-minute Caution is just so off the hook ridiculous, thankfully the He Was A Friend eases you back down. Worth noting the New Potato Caboose also. Folks, you really need to go and dig this one back out for a spin!
Wall-to-wall Dead is only allowed while the wife's out (actually, that's not true, I just try to be a thoughtful hubby. Same reason I keep the Zappa to a minimum), so for the evening carousel, the following are locked and loaded:
Gov't Mule - Shout (the second disc with the guest vocalists covering the songs. Much better
than I initially thought. And the guitar? well, you know!
Them Crooked Vultures - John Paul Jones, it's always the quiet one, ya know?
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
Rush - Vapor Trails Remix '13 (no I'm not 46 living in Mom's basement, fyi)
Florence & The Machine (happy wife, happy life)
Peace to All!!!

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Wharfrattx:

If you like Steve Miller's "Book of Dreams," listen to the album
"Your Saving Grace." As you describe the ratio between 80's Dead and 72-74 Dead...the same ratio applies here. "Your Saving Grace" is a far more pleasurable listening experience.

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Hey Now! I was there, too. Awesome crowd, beautiful day, Excellent show, 1st time I heard TOG, if I remember correctly.

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Here's one solid for ya (Apeman)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEep67akIn4

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Here, here! to more "Crazy Fingers"

Probably my favorite Dead song, and that is no easy decision. And, not a single "Crazy Fingers" during 30 Days of Dead for any year.

I forgot to mention, yesterday while analyzing data in the lab, I made one of the best decisions I've made in awhile and spun "Lola Vs. Powerman..." and "Muswell Hillbillies" by my favorite British band, back to back.

Apeman will forever and always be my theme song.

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...!...!...^..^

Jvander - so right about the pure joy of record store shopping - alas, I live over an hour from the nearest serious record stores. I have no idea why I spelled "Newbury" as "Newberry." Doh!

Matchewy - great story, I'm glad to hear Beachwood is putting some golden glow in your Indy winter (I'm in New England so I understand!). Thanks for the tip too - I love Pavement, so I've saved that Parquet Court album to my Spotify playlist for later listening. One quick sample and I like it already.

I don't know if anyone remembers the old "Dicks Picks Forum" at Deadbase. I remember getting lots of non-Dead recommendations there - one of my favorite things about Deadheads is the sheer breadth of music they (we) listen to outside of You Know Who.

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Nebulorb knows whats up

"Yes and yes: ORPHEUM BOX SET

Oh and by the way.... What about Santa Fe?"

Indeed! By the way, what about Gainesville too?

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Beachwood Sparks...

Funny, I had The Tarnished Gold cued up in my auto when ready for my drive home yesterday. The early albums are fantastic as well, great for early Spring travel to your favorite backpacking destination. Tarnished Gold is a good Summer album, and with snow on the ground and a very present chill still in the air here in Indianapolis, it was a welcome vibe for my drive home. I could see right past the dirty snow lined streets into a golden, sunset glazed so cal canyon.

This morning, Parquet Courts "Light Up Gold" for my commute. Probably among my top 3 favorite records in the last few years. "Careers in Combat" is an (anti war) anthem! If you like Modern Lovers or Pavement, you want to hear this album. If you don't like those bands, or have never heard of them, you still want to hear this album.

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Miles Davis

I just picked up the mono box and have the Fillmore on pre-order. Also, has anyone heard about Mishka? Playing one of his tunes a lot on Margaritaville station-great tune.

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In The Future We Will See...

Boxset's;

Primal Dead '66-'67
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1976
1977
1978
1979
Some '80's and 90's,
Video Boxset would be cool. Alpine '89 or Giants '91.

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Chiming In:

@ Zuckfun - Agreed, more is better. More affordable is much better! See, I don't want a fancy box or a book. I simply want a pristine physical copy of the music. I don't want to miss out on getting the music because I can't afford the accoutrements of the box.
(Limited edition is fine with me, because I'm paying attention so I won't miss something I want).

@johnny361 - Amen, brother! Just like gold. "We think the historical value and musical quality of these tapes more than compensates for any technical anomalies..."

@Vguy72 - More Crazy Fingers?
@dantian - More '76?

Yes and yes: ORPHEUM BOX SET

Oh and by the way.... What about Santa Fe?

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Claney:

Cheers to Newbury Comics! I visited my local branch today (Nashua, NH) and picked up the Allmans' Beacon '92 and Boston Common '71, Band of Horses Acoustic at the Ryman, and Miles' Seven Steps to Heaven (I have some gaps to fill between Kind of Blue and In a Silent Way). I'm rarely happier than with coffee in hand flipping through the stacks at my local record store.

I don't have anything worthwhile to add to the revisited call for '80s releases except to say that I love our passion and obsession! I see a mid-80s release coming for DaP 11, but I expect 10 and bonus disc to come from the returned stashes of '69-'71. Sorry, Spacebro and RV3! I'm enjoying the wealth of music either way.

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Sound Quality

I mentioned this elsewhere, from an audiophile view, many of the cassette masters from the early to mid-'80s sound superior to some of what has recently been released. Particularly Daves V6, it's bonus disc and the last Record Store Day release. The notion that Brent era recordings pre-'89 don't sound good enough to release is pure hogwash.

I also mentioned that there aren't many shows left from '68 through '78 that will break any significant new ground with what's been previously released. The overload of '70s show releases is beginning to sound like a rehash of what's been released imo. I get it.

It is becoming to predictable for me.

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Funny you mention the Bird Song from DP36 - I covered that on my blog project last month (http://www.deadforayear.com/day-5-bird-song-92172-2/).

In the course of this project I've also notice that the 80s/90s releases are quite concentrated in the 1989-1990 period. I've been looking for more variety of the later years material but there aren't a ton of options without going back to the same well repeatedly.

Lots of great discussion here. Agreed with the call for more Crazy Fingers!

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So Many Roads

In terms of release hopes, I am in the more is better camp. More Pigpen era- Yes, please. More Brent? As much as you can spare. A petition for Bruce releases, sign me up. Where's the line for more Godchaux, I'll go stand over there. One band- so many roads. Hoping to travel as many as possible.

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@wharfrattx

haven't pulled my Fabs anthology out is awhile... and ELO... good call...
and a good post, I agree... as I am listening to Harrisburg City Island 1984... not bad, I was there...
but, again, not bad

How about 1970 Dead?

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Very kind of you to throw the

Very kind of you to throw the bone to the Mrs. with the Beyoncé. A calculated decision I presume. I really enjoy the discussion about this year and that year. I will get a copy of whatever they release because I love the music, the history and the quality. I stand firm though on releasing live material from all the years and 1967 hasn't been done! What about years that haven't had much material released. '66 has seen more material released. WTF. Since the first "From The Vault" in what, 1990, to present, not one 1967 live release. Strange. If the material is piecemeal then do a box compilation. I love 1972 & 1977 but if it's the next box I might hesitate long enough and miss out before it sells out. If you like it put a ring on it.

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Lively Discussions/Current Listening

Thank you all for the entertaining pleas and passionate debate! We all know that personal preference is totally subjective yet it seems hard for most folks to resist making a case for their favorite era of the band. Kudos to RV3 for unabashedly standing up for 80's Dead! I personally disagree with him on the subject, but admire his passion and persistence! My favorite era is '72 through '74. Yes, it's an opinion, but the synergistic telepathy that the band exercised during that period is simply unparalleled. However fond you may be of post-retirement Dead, can you really honestly say that the caliber of playing from say, 1986 exceeded or even equaled anything from the Europe '72 tour? Well, since it's totally subjective, I guess you could. (though I believe you'd be very lonely in that summation.) As for the audio quality of the 80's, I think that tends to be a bit less subjective. Let's be honest, with a few exceptions, compared to the Betty boards, the Kidd tapes, and Bear's work, the 80's fall flat. I thought the Spring '90 set sounded muddy and the music itself tended to get redundant much quicker than anything pre-hiatus, including the similar setlists from the 60's. Again though, thank you RV3 for standing your ground. I really hope your calls for latter-day Dead are soon heeded.
Now, for the "current listening" specimens, I'm in the twilight throes of the final Dick's Picks, 9-21-72. Sublime Bird Song, beautiful PITB, while not as intense as 8/27, it reaches some powerful peaks. The Dark Star is everything you want from a '72 version. Very long, steadily developed, with the first verse not coming until nearly 13 minutes in, Keith working the electric piano blending into a fusion-jazz ensemble with Billy and Phil, and let's not forget the bonus material from 9/3. Can't even begin to describe the Other One. Whew! As for non-dead, the CD changer was loaded earlier today with volume 2 disc 2 of the Beatles Anthology, ELO's Out Of The Blue, Black Sabbath's Sabotage, the latest from Beyonce (had to throw the wife a bone), and Steve Miller's Book of Dreams. Thank you all kindly for the opportunity to rant and rave a bit. Peace to all!

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First off let me chime in

First off let me chime in about Beachwood Sparks. Tarnished Gold is a great album that transports in ways similar to the Dead. Now for the familiar territory, my rants about "Primal Dead". I have stated many times in this post and have emailed Dave L. about my thoughts on a '66 or '67 release. Seriously...looking at the bands entire catalog, no shows have really been released from '66 or '67 and I feel it's a downright tragedy. Even a non DaP '66 or '67 release is way long overdue. I like a regular in store release like "To Terrapin" or "Truckin' to Buffalo" every once in awhile but I'm seeing less of it. All this limited edition stuff. Despite differing opinions about the band you have to admit that the Dead came to general public knowledge in 1967 along with the Summer of Love, Monterey Pop, Be-In, Haight, etc., so why not a 1967 release to celebrate this? Long overdue in my opinion just like SSDD was. If SSDD is an indication then I won't hold my breath for a '66-'67 release anytime soon. It's high time for a primal Dead live box.

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Dick's #6 Dick's #32

When I hear these Pick's I think back to the days of getting tapes in the mail. Not knowing what the hell they might sound like. Dick, Dave or any other, they sound like gold to me!!

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representation

1989 and 1990 are well represented in the catalog, so let's stop with the suggestions that the later eras are neglected. After 1977, and 1972, 1990 has had more discs of music released than any other year. I agree that the middle part of decade has poor representation, but the fact is that most 80s shows before Jerry's coma were terribly recorded and sound awful. There might be a few salvageable ones like DP13, but remember the audio-trainwrecks that DP6 and (especially) DP32 were? You, RV3, say to let the fans decide. Well, go read some reviews on those two releases in particular. The fans have decided.

We only get 4 releases and a box set a year. Let's keep tapping the gold mine. 1967-1970 is what is really neglected (and still well-recorded!). Although, I'll never be able to say no to anything from 1971-1975 either.

Also, "the outcry for the 80s" that RV3 mentions seems to be coming from himself and Spacebro. Hardly an outcry.

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Primal Dead

I bought the first album the day it was released in the UK .... I'd been hearing about them months before that. Saw them on their first trip over here, and almost every show they've played in England since, and a few in Europe. Started to make trips to the States to see them in the late 80's, and continued up until the end. Still love the Primal Dead era the most, and Anthem of The Sun is my all-time favourite album (original version), so cannot really get enough of '66-'71. A Fillmore or Avalon Box Set from '66-'67 would be awesome.

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Let it go...

Been listening to Beachwood Sparks "Tarnished Gold" at home on vinyl. Found it on clearance at Newberry Comics... lovely gatefold, heavy vinyl, spread over two discs with only three songs per side, so it sounds incredible. I'm fairly obsessed with that album right now. I love pedal steel in a psychedelic california setting.

In the car, I have the Philly '82 Road Trips on deck. Been a while since I listened to it. (I'll add, that 8/10/82 show that's being discussed swas the first 82 show I ever got in trade, an AUD - it blew my mind and turned me on to that year).

And, truth be told, since I have a four-year old daughter, I've been listening to the Frozen soundtrack on Spotify with her a LOT. In my head, I keep hearing: "Let it go... let it GO.. not holding back anymoooooore..." (heh, my subject line didn't mean what you think it means, did it? I'm so crafty).

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@RV3

In a way I was just goofing... since this is my first Sub to Dave's Picks, I will take what Dave puts out... as I don't have any of his previous releases

Honestly, if the show is good, sounds good, etc. I am fine with it...

:)

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I only saw 80's

It's true, like most folks my age I only ever saw 80's shows, and late 80's at that. And while I did have a blast at those shows I went to, I've always preferred listening to 70's Dead. The magic moments I witnessed at those 80's shows were like drops in the ocean compared to the magic that permeates throughout the 70's Dead. IMO, of course.

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RE: Another Take

Owlshead - You certainly are entitled to your opinion on release years....but 8 of the last 9 Dave's Pick releases have been from: 1974, 1978, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1971, 1974, and 1977....in addition to these, the last three box sets (including Family Dog) have been from: 1971, 1972, and 1977....I think that's why the outcry for 1980s & 1990s releases is happening, isn't it kinda time?!?

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Another take

I was around for the 80's and 90's so I want to hear stuff I wasn't around for...

How about 1970-71 or 1973-1974

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80s and 90s

I completely agree plenty of 70s stuff out there let's get some 80s and 90s stuff please

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"Most people here only saw 1980s/1990's shows"

RV3's statement that "Most people here only saw 1980s/1990's shows" may be correct, but it may not be. I suspect that it is merely an assumption on his part. It would seem like a good question to ask on the "Polling Station", then everybody could see what the demography here really is. For my part, living in Europe, I didn't get as many chances to see the Dead as did people who live in the US of A. but the shows that I did get to see were in the 1970's. I could also have seen them in later decades but chose not to bother as I was somewhat underwhelmed by what I was hearing on their LPs in their later years. At that pre-interweb time, records were about the only way to get to hear music and thus learn where a band was at. Now that we have access to so much, I am still not wild about the 1980s/1990's shows that I have heard. That said, I am in no way averse to releases from the 1980s/1990's and it cannot be disputed that there is a relative dearth of such releases.

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New Releases & comments

I've seen some feedback to a few comments among others about "timing & Era of DP #10 & other box sets, Live at Coliseum, etc"....I think Jacka-something had feedback for me about 1969 etc, HERES THE BOTTOM LINE: there have been like 75 "1970's era" RELEASES compared to like 5 "1980's era" releases if you look at all of the live material that has been released from dead.net/TPTB. The point of all the "complaining/whining" is 1) simply let us know what DP#10 & other Spring releases are?!?! Jeesh, we're the ones supporting($$) all of this. 2) It is CLEARLY time for some 1980s releases (including a box set), WAY WAY OVERDUE....most people here only saw 1980s/1990's shows.3) TPTB stating "A lot of '80-'86 SBDs just don't sound good".....Says who?!? That's their opinion, let fans make that decision, I personally don't Think 1977 recordings sound great, they're OK but echoey & distant. Compare just about any 1970's era release to DICKS PICKS #13,#6,Going to Nassau(1980), and for that matter Daves picks #8...these 1980s era releases all sound much better than 1970's era recordings. Was the playing better in the 1970's, well everyone is entitled to their opinion(obviously 1974 & 1977 the band sounded great- BUT THESE YEARS HAVE BEEN COVERED ALREADY)...for me nothing beats the tightness, great band playing & excitement of 1980-1982. Bottom line 1980's are underrepresented, fans want full representation not just 1972-1978 IMHO

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Iowa 8-10-82

Just want to confirm, the Iowa show is a keeper. There were sound system issues that may disqualify for official release, but I don't hear any of it come through during the music, really. I received a soundboard, and it's about the best sounding early 80's recording I've heard. The playing has nice energy, as well.

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gotta love '76

I have never heard a show from 1976 that I didn't like. Maybe it was the hiatus that reminded them how much they wanted to do the music. The music to my ears is consistently stellar and well-played whether the short songs or the jamming. Cow Palace 76 is a perfect example. I hope we get a 76 box set from one of the multi-show runs.

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re: what are you listening to?

Been getting into '76 lately. A very under-rated and under-represented year for the Dead. June '76 especially has some really nice shows.

Was just listening to 06.14.76 Beacon Theatre earlier, wonderful Crazy Fingers>Drums>Dancin' In The Streets>Cosmic Charlie, hints of Spanish Jam in the Crazy Fingers and the Cosmic Charlie really hits the spot.

Listening to 06.19.76 Capitol Theater now. Great Help>Slip>Franklin's, as good as any I've heard.

Hoping for more '76 releases in the future.

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'89 LA Forum bookends...

...are also fertile ground for a release. Was at all of them. Spencer Davis, Flora & Purnam and Bob Dylan copyright's may come into play. Can't we all get along?

p.s. the nails-on-the-soundboard fuck up in the Foolish Heart second set ender in one of these shows may condemn it. Its brutal, and a shame. Will sober you right up.

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Make good money, five dollars a day....

Here's hoping the next three releases include a rompin' Cumberland, a touching Althea, a cosmic Cryptical, an over-flowing Let It Grow (do you hear me Santa-Fe!), a galloping Race Is On, a crazy Fingers, a Saintly Stephen, a Good Lovin' covered in Pig stains, a somber Visions of Johanna, a spunky Shakedown, a ginormous Box of Rain, a thought-inducing Brother Esau, or, what the hell, a party down Quinn the Eskimo or Keep On Growing. Throw it all in the blender and see what comes out. Dusted with a Franklin's of course. That my friends, is an awesome blender.

seriously, more Crazy Fingers.

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@ peakshead

It was a half a lifetime ago... I am from and of the area...
What is scary is I have vague recollections, but vague so that is somewhat of a bummer...
But I know they only played JFK twice, and almost certain I wasn't at the Dylan show so would have had to have been 7/7/89? Only went to about 30 shows in a 5 year period and don't think I remember much of anything? Oh we'll ... Listening to 7/27/73 at the moment... Know I wasn't there... 10 at the time

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Just slightly faded away...

'66 through early '69 are underrepresented years as far as releases go...I hope Dave either has something already in the vault (maybe some partial shows) or something that was returned with the Dap #6 stuff that is from this formative era, and that will be Dap #10 or 11 or 12.

Don't you good folks think that speculating about impending releases in this decade is almost like speculating about Spring, Summer, and Fall Tour stops in the '80's ? Ah, those were the days......between tours, scraping up cash to buy stacks of tickets, trading one of my Sunday's for the Tuesday I needed.......a time and place that can never be replicated, and can only be sufficiently described by those who were there. The Shakedown...."the hours we spent inside the coliseum" (literally)...the freedom.....the general absence of the hassles to come....

Owlshead, I am sure you were in Philadelphia in early summer 1989. But I know how you feel about being born in the mid-sixties. I cannot say for 100% certainty which Worcester shows I saw in '87.

Give us 9/18/87, please. I think I will keep saying this every post.

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2-28-70 Family Dog

Great Little Sadie, Black Peter, China > Rider, High Time, Dire Wolf.

Also just heard 2-10-79 Estimated > Eyes. Very nice although I think it was an audience rec.
just wanted to hear how different the 5-4-79 Estimated > Eyes with Brent sounds. Both have nice jams

Right now it's 6-10-73 on SiriusXm.

Let's hope a new box set is revealed before Dave's 10. That Would Be Something.
I would roll the dice on a 69-70 release. Fall 72' or a top notch show from 80's.

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Dave's 6

was announced before the end of the subscription period in December or January, presumably to sell subscriptions. It was made available to nonsubscribers in April. I'm assuming that since Dave's 10 wasn't announced before the end of the subscription period, the announcement will come in April. It kind of makes sense that Dave/Rhino don't want to let us know too early, because they want the anticipation to build and for the release to have some buzz when it becomes available a la carte.

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When Dave Ten

Coconut Phil:

Dave 2 was announced on 4/11/12

Dave 6 was announced on 4/9/13

Whatever that's worth.

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May I have the envelope please?

Like the rest of you, I'm really itching for the news of DP10 and the Bonus CD for this year. Seems like we knew last year around this time. I'm going to keep a log this year so we will know next year. 2015 will be a big release year I'm betting. The 50th Anniversary should call for some outstanding releases. I have a 16 year old daughter who is not really into the Dead. But she tells me that many at her high school are. New generations of fans will always be up and coming. Long live the Grateful Dead.

Peace

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Now playing...

The family was rocking to the Stones' Let it Bleed before, during, and after dinner. Excellent for digestion. Earlier today, I pulled 5/8/77 out of the many spindles of CDRs in my basement, because I never quite understood the hype and wanted to see if that had changed after repeated listenings to the '77 box. I mean, a great, great show, yes, but the best of all time? On this listening, I did realize that every song is just about perfectly played, and both the Scarlet>Fire and Stephen>NFA>Stephen are pretty amazing. The second set has a certain brilliant cohesion to it. I think I'd still have to vote for Harpur College or Veneta as my favorite, though.

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I'm in for the please release on CD plea!!!!!