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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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Easy Wind and cover art

I've been balling a shiny black steel jack-hammer
Been chipping up rocks for the great highway
I'll live five years if I take my time
Balling that jack and drinking my wine

I been chipping them rocks from dawn till doom
While my rider hide my bottle in the other room (note 1)
Doctor say better stop balling that jack
If I live five years I'm gonna bust my back, yes I will (note 2)

Easy wind, cross the Bayou today (note 3)
'Cause there's a whole lotta women, Mama
Out in red on the streets today (note 4)
And the river keeps a talking
But you never heard a word it said

Gotta find a woman be good to me
Won't hide my liquor try, to serve me tea
'Cause I'm a stone jack baller and my heart is true
And I'll give everything that I got to you, yes I will

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there is a lot going on in this one and the HollyWood sign is for Lovelight.

The Alligator is drinking tea,
Gotta find a woman be good to me
Won't hide my liquor try, to serve me tea

Also agree about the SMU show 12-26-69, I got a good portion of that show on tape from a GDHour, One of my favorites from the programs I had taped. A festive feeling being it right after Christmas

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bonus wishes

How about a cut from that tantalizing acoustic set just 2 weeks later at SMU: Monkey/Engineer; Little Sadie; Long Black Limo; All Around This World; and an exceedingly rare appearance of the old spiritual, The Master's Bouquet, which elevates it to my liking over a similar acoustic playlist on 12/19 at the Fillmore...great suggestion mb!/kat

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Legitimacy?

Well, the image originated on their web site. I do like the Alligator, the train and the caution sign. It does fit perfectly with the purported 12/12/69 show.

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carpe diem

That's alright Jake, the guarantee of legitimacy has never been a prerequisite for debate, speculation, celebration, or snipe hunting 'round these parts! We're just so darn enthusiastic!

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Bonus disc would make sense for

music from 12-10 or 11

but , acoustic from 70' would be great as well.

thanks to the guy who posted the front cover link and SkeeterMcSkeets for the insight.

The Easy Wind is top notch, and a classic, Hunter music/lyrics, Pigpen vocals, Weir and Garcia both take turns on lead.

1-16-70 would have also been nice,

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cover

not only is it the best DaP cover so far, it's one of the best i've ever seen, period. perfect for this show

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Hunky Dory???

bolo's clues were about the returned reel's.

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I've caused quite a commotion

on this thread. I do not have any inside info if this is indeed the next release. I just happened to stumble upon this cover art. IMO it looks legit. Just gotta wait it out for the official announcement.

I've placed the cover art in my profile pic

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Go see!

I'm unable to paste/embed a still image here, but the cover art has been posted over at Steve Hoffman Forums, click your heels and this link (or rather cut/paste to browser)...

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/grateful-dead-daves-picks-2014-subscription.332958/page-12

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Can't see it now

Argh! Can't see it now, but I did download a copy. How do you paste it?

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cover art

I just pulled it up with a cut-n-paste of the link from claney's post below...here's a hint: "sleepy alligator in the noon day sun"...

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Page is just white, shucks :/

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Just found my way back home and....

...wow! From the Tapers Compendium: "Next [after the second to last version ever of 'He was a friend of mine'] comes one of the most tremendous versions of Alligator>Caution on tape, rivaling even the versions from late 1967 and early 1968 that were used for Anthem of the Sun."

"The Alligator jam after the drums is monstrous and storms into the opening riffs of Caution. The band jams out on Caution long enough that you think they're going to skip the vocals..."

Bliss. Thank you, Dave.

P.S.: The TC notes, "It is uncertain whether this was two sets or two shows" [i.e., early and late], while clocking in at a prodigious 3 hours and 15 minutes....I do hope this release contemplates the entire evening!/kat

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Dap 10 link

I can't see it in Firefox, but the link is active with Safari and should be visible with the link http://www.dead.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/product-main/gra9900106.jpg?1396580062

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DaP10 Cover

Is there a brave soul that wants to post a picture of the cover? Did anybody save it...? I thought something was off today when I couldn't get the comments to show up.

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DaP10 link

To correct myself, the link is still there. See post #191 from Jake R.
But it has been disabled and kicks you back to Dead.net.

rock on

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DaP10 announcement

The link to the cover art was posted last nite. The cover is righteous. IMHO, the best one yet of the DaP series. I feel foolish to admit it, but I had a bit of trouble sleeping last nite. The DaP10 cover was throughout my dreams! Lol. What can I say? I am a true Dead Head. When I came back on this morning, you could not get back onto this DaP9 thread for several hours. Once it came back up, the link to the DaP10 cover was gone. I fully expected the official announcement from Dave when he got in today but no luck yet. Perhaps it is raining on the west coast and he can't get out to the shore? C'mon Dave! We are dying here with anticipation.
rock on.

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Wow

DJ - I'm mostly with you on some of the Pigpen stuff - you are not alone. Though I LOVE Alligator, and even though his raps in Lovelight bore/annoy me, the jamming keeps me coming back.

This show looks incredibly sweet to me. Who was saying Thelma would be a good release, just a few days ago?

Does anyone know if this (or part of it) is from the stash of recently recovered tapes (I'm assuming so?)

Bring it on.

PS - if that is really the cover art I like it mucho.

http://www.dead.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/product-main/gra9900106.jpg?1396580062

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guessing the bonus disc

i think whoever suggested it will be 12/11 is right on

my guess:

Dark Star
St. Stephen
The Eleven
Cumberland Blues
Morning Dew
Cryptical Envelopment
Drums
The Other One
Cryptical Envelopment
Cosmic Charlie

put that together with the 12/12 setlist and you've pretty much got the entire post-live/dead repertoire in your hands

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Break Out!

Hunky Dory could refer to the '75 bust out of the Hurdy Gurdy Man!!!

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thank you Marye

for getting us back together. Much appreciated.

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happy pappy

Spacebro might actually be cool with this release. As I recall, he mostly thought there was too many 70's releases but was open to more 60's releases. Hope so. Yeah, what was all that hunky dory stuff about? We've been had! No matter, I am a very happy pappy.

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Wishful thinking RV3, probably for DP11/12

Where is the DP10 confirmation? somebody mentioned the Cover Art for DP10 and how good it was. If the leak is true I'm surprised JamBase didn't report it first.

4-3-70 Great Dancin' , with a mesmerizing jam, some interesting stage banter during this show. Dancin' was the drummers choice and I believe Phil mentions their journey through Ohio when referring to their 1968 stop. After Deep Elem Blues, Weir tries to make a joke and the crowd boos and jeers the band. And to quell the jeers they break out the first ever Candyman. I'm pretty sure most in the audience realized this was no laughing matter when Garcia sang the final line to this verse.

I come in from Memphis
where I learned to talk the jive
When I get back to Memphis
be one less man alive
Good Mornin Mr. Benson
I see you're doin well
If I had me a shotgun
I'd blow you straight to Hell

Dave also mentions a lot of photos from this show were used in the Mickey Hartbeats 4-18-70 release. I heard a similar sound static on this 4-3-70 night. I hope more acoustic shows from 70' will be released. My only fear is sound quality. Hearing both 4-3-70 and 4-18-70 both with similar static

Changing topics to another time and era

6-12-76 some great stuff, Let it Grow > Drums > Wharf Rat > Comes a Time

4-3-88 , I will get a better listen tonight. I really enjoy those 80's Dylan covers. This show has a Memphis Blues.

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Howdy Folks

Hunky Dory

Been traveling a lot lately haven't checked-in in a while.

Did I miss anything?

lol

Dec. '69 Box.

Why aren't these releases being saved for a dec. '69 boxset?

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@RV3

http://www.dead.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/product-main/gra9900106.jpg?1396580062

If that isn't "proof" then someone with way too much time on their hands posted one hell of a fake album cover to dead.net. Never trust a prankster, I know, but this would definitely be a first.

I'll tell you what DaP10 ain't...anything you listed (without a source, I might add)...because it's 12/12/69.

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" It's doubly odd to me

" It's doubly odd to me because of all the clamor by SPACEBROTHER and others for something from the mid to late '80's or early '90's."

I hear what you're saying, and 80's advocates are certainly vocal, but I think most of the "clamor" has been for a primal release, preferably something from 1967. Yes, 1969 is certainly a bit later than that, but will certainly suffice.

As for the bonus disc, I think the goal was always to release something truly special, not necessarily to "mix it up". We don't know what the bonus disc is yet, but I would suspect it will be the 12/11/69 material, and if that isn't special, I don't know what is.

To quote DaP6's liner notes:
"There is definitely one and likely two more full-show releases to come from this batch of late 1969/early 1970 recordings, so do stay tuned in 2014 for more music from this stash. One show in particular has a phenomenal "Dark Star" with some extremely unusual Phil activity. (This show also features many classics from the era that are played exceptionally well: "Morning Dew", "The Eleven", "That's It For The Other One", amongst loads of other great stuff.)

The only show that meets this criteria via a deadlists.com search is 12/11/69

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no onslaught here

Wilfred, I'm one of the mid-80's clamorers, but to me primal Dead ('66-'70) has carte blanche. ALWAYS love releases from 69-70, and Dec 69 was a great month. I know it sounds hypocritical given my "enough Fall '73 & Fall '71 already," but more Dec' 69? More crown jewels, IMO.

I'm ecstatic, if this is the release. And unlike the various Fall 73's & 71's (great as they all are), this setlist is very different from that of Dave's 6. Wonderful to get a "He Was a Friend" in the context of a full show, finally. And this was kind of the final hurrah for the "Alligator -> Caution," combo, so that's very cool.

However, honestly ~ the guys that leaked this probably should'a just PM'd each other. I know everyone's impatient, and I'm loving this news... But you KNOW Dave & the PTB have been giddy planning this announcement. And now they've been beaten to the punch :(

Re: the bonus disc, that DS > Stephen > 11 > Cumberland sounds awesome. So would be selections from 12/31 (can I hear a "Big Boy Pete"?). Or, maybe Dave'll throw us a curve and make the bonus something else entirely....

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DP#10 - April fools jokes etc.

Stop the joking about the false DP#10 show releases, it aint 6/10/73, and it aint 12/12/69....there is NO INFO released on dead.net of what Daves Picks #10 is yet....

But I will let the cat out of the bag and tell you what possible years it is from: either 1981, 1983, or 1985

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grateful dead limited edition

they're going quick.high-end portable music players that are grateful dead limited edition are now on sale. get one while you can. ponomusic.com

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DP6

12/12/69 (and bonus disc) is very close in time to the DP6 selections. Surprising because it seemed there was an effort to change the year of the bonus disc from year to year. Though not sure if that's really a rule, or just a pattern that emerged over the years. Maybe there was an increase in subscriptions after last year's bonus disc, and the reward for this faith is now evident.

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@wilfredtjones

Think SpaceBro and his band of brothers are loading up the heavy artillery...
in coming!

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not a complaint...

...however, if this is the choice it strikes me as a just little odd to release a show so close in date to DaP 6. Both this show, and DaP 6 would get the bonus disc treatment, too. It's doubly odd to me because of all the clamor by SPACEBROTHER and others for something from the mid to late '80's or early '90's. I'm just a little surprised by the lack of variety in these 2 releases. Maybe this one could have waited until next year? I would have been far less surprised if this was a mid to late '70 (-edit- oops, I meant mid to late '70 (not '70's; the MG tapes) or early '71 release. That said, I am notoriously 'easy to please', so this release is most certainly welcomed by myself. I'm just readying myself for the onslaught by the '80's and '90's NOW folks...YMMV.
P.S. oops, it was me then...Yipes.
P.S.S. Thanks for reviving it, tech folks! (embarrassed, I shuffle away...) 10 lashes with a wet noodle as my friend Carol would say...

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the thread! it's back!

Folks, if you're going to put html in your posts, please be sure to close your tags/links/etc.!

And now back to your regularly scheduled activity...

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WOW

If this is the release, just WOW! I will very much enjoy this release. Big Pigpen fan-- cannot wait for the Good Lovin', Alligator and Caution, along with the accompanying jams. I hear you on the Lovelight rap-- sometimes it got to be a bit much (see DaP 6 for one with a few too many "Wait a minutes" from Pig). But, if this is the release, big thanks to David and crew!

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every song from workingmans dead

except new speedway boogie
pretty cool

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DJMac520

While I like the pick! i am kinda with you on Pig... the rap part...
for the most part i like Pig... very big Hard to Handle fan!

But sometimes the rap... gets a bit much

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wow!

this show is full of incredible music.
what a spacial release...thanks Dave!!

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Bonus disc thought.....

...Stephen Stills sat in on the show on 12/10. That would be sweet. Got my Alligator and Easy Wind. I'm more than content.

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mumblin' at b!tches

...and wagging his tail!

pretty stoked if this is it
we all need a little more pigpen in our lives

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voodoonola 12-31-79

Released

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DP10

This is a tremendous release for a lot of people and I think that's great and glad that people are getting one they love here. I am in the minority and really do not much enjoy Pigpen raps and singing, it feels VERY "if you've hear one you've heard them all" to me and the raps just bore me. But again, I am in the minority on this and am not lambasting the pick -- quite opposite, its a BIG release indeed that will make many happy -- just voicing personal preference. I will probably give this one away to someone who will appreciate it, which I will not. DP 6 has probably been listened to 4-5 times max.

Nevertheless, kudos to Dave and the team on a stellar release. Keep up the good work.

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"You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore."

I just hope that Dead.net takes it in stride and nobody is spanked over this. It's all good.

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12/12/69

12/12/69
Thelma Theater - Los Angeles, CA

Set 1:
Cold Rain And Snow
Me And My Uncle
Easy Wind
Cumberland Blues
Black Peter
Next Time You See Me
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Turn On Your Love Light
Hard To Handle
Casey Jones
Mama Tried
High Time
Dire Wolf
Good Lovin'
Drums
Good Lovin'
I'm A King Bee
Uncle John's Band
He Was A Friend Of Mine
Alligator
Drums
Alligator
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
And We Bid You Goodnight

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Bonus Disc

If the complete show to 12/12/69 is DP10, then the night before is probably the bonus disc. Dark Star-St. Stephen-Eleven-Cumberland. Great find, this thread was locked- perhaps not since Watergate has there been a leak of this magnitude.

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If it's genuine, I'm lovin' it

Subject sez it all ..... REALLY looking' forward to a shit hot release. Maybe one of the other shows as the bonus !

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How on Earth did you discover it?????????????????/

Well, How on Earth did you discover it?????????????????

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Sorry guys

Probably shouldn't have leaked this

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You Got me!!!!

Yup. It was me. Jig is up. I just switched all of the tapes from this show to 'streaming format' only over at the archive. The F'in suits made do it.

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It was YOU, deadegad...

It was YOU, deadegad...notice how it went kaput after your post?
P.S. Rolling on the floor laughing out loud. (and slapping my knee)
P.S.S. Or, in internet parlance: ROTFLOL (ASMK)

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WTF! Was this thread "Locked Down?!?!"

Did anyone else have trouble accessing this thread? If so, I think it indicates that the Dave's 10 from 1969 is indeed valid. TPTB must have scrambled quickly to plug the leak by obstructing this thread.

Dear Dave I would love to see some artwork from that MSG NYC September 1979 Box Set you are planning! LOL!!!