MAY 1977: Get Shown The Light Box - SOLD OUT
Four Complete Shows on 11 discs
• 5/5/77 Veterans Memorial Coliseum: New Haven, CT
• 5/7/77 Boston Garden: Boston, MA
• 5/8/77 Barton Hall, Cornell University: Ithaca, NY
• 5/9/77 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium: Buffalo, NY
• Sourced from the Betty Boards, transfered by Plangent Processes
• Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman
• Artwork by Grammy-winning graphic artist Masaki Koike
• The unreleased book Cornell ‘77: The Music, The Myth And The Magnificence Of The Grateful Dead’s Concert At Barton Hall by Peter Conners, published by Cornell University Press
• In-depth essay by noted Dead scholar Nicholas Meriwether
• Producer's Note by David Lemieux
• Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000
• Release Date: May 5, 2017
WHAT DEAD HEADS HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT...
NEW HAVEN 5/5/77
"Here is a prime example of the saying ‘the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’ … It’s called synergy and the Dead wrote the book on it.”
“The music they laid down brought me places I had not been before.”
“...the single best rock performance anywhere, anytime, by anyone.”
“There was just some kind of magical connection this night between the band members and the band and the audience - some texture, or some type of cosmic or celestial force is in the room.”
"This show is, was, and always will be Mecca.”
"...an awesome display of the Dead’s captivating power"
If you've been following this site for quite some time, then you will know we are often flush with hyperbole when it comes to our releases. We can't help it, really - for we, like you, are Grateful Dead fans above all else. Just like you, we've spent countless hours debating the merits of show over show, year over year. We've kept a watchful eye on your wish-lists and carefully considered how to make - excuse the cliché - your dreams come true. And once we've made our commitments, we are steadfast in our determination to conjure up those dreams fully-formed and nearly perfect. Sometimes these heights cannot be reached without physical and cosmic elements aligning, and that, dear friends, is why it has taken so long for us to bring you THE ONE and the epic shows that surrounded it. No need for even the slightest embellishment here, 5/8/77 Barton Hall, Cornell University: Ithaca, NY, has for decades, been THE resounding favorite; you've said it yourselves - the "holy grail" of Grateful Dead shows. Thanks to the passion and perseverance of Dead Heads like you, we are beyond pleased to finally be able to present this show and its brethren, the fabled four of Spring '77, in sonically pristine condition.
Limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies, MAY 1977: GET SHOWN THE LIGHT is a collection of what is unanimously believed to be the most sought-after previously unreleased complete shows the Grateful Dead ever played. Collected, traded, and debated for decades, "the beloved Golden Trinity" of Boston, Ithaca, and Buffalo, along with their New Haven prelude, have inspired fans to "get on the bus," converted critics, and even garnered national attention (Cornell was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry). But until now, you've never really heard them quite like this!
The Dead is in the details... how serendipitous is it that the notorious Betty Boards were returned to the archive just in time for the 40th anniversaries of these shows? Lovingly sourced from these well-reputed recordings, we invite you to experience four utopian shows just like they happened, to "be inside the music" as engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson intended. Whether you listen to each night on its own or imbibe the whole lot at once, we suspect you'll hear why every note mattered. Much like we were, you will be hard-pressed to determine which of these fine documents - will it be the understated but nuanced New Haven, Boston's festive fantasy vibes, the monumental catharsis of Ithaca, or Buffalo’s dreamy exuberance - is truly "the best." Does it really matter? We think not.
Due May 5th, we anticipate that this revelatory boxed set will sell out. Your best bet is to pre-order it now, then sit back, relax, and enjoy all the exclusive content we'll be rolling out over the next few weeks.
Looking for something a little more byte-sized? The collection will also be available for HD digital download in FLAC and ALAC, exclusively at dead.net, on release day.
First Listen: "Morning Dew" 5/8/77
"Mind-roasting"? Don't mind if we "dew." Rollingstone.com's got an exclusive sneak preview of what might be the most magical "Morning Dew" of all time.
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First, completely concur with the 3/18/77 Sugaree assessment. This probably flies under the radar at bit, but as others have noted it is a great read. The extended Terrapin that night is special too as others have noted.
And, KeithFan - I was floored when I read you hadn't really listened to the Terrapin Station from the studio album proper. This is an absolute monster and you MUST go listen. It will put everything into context for you in terms of the song, the Suite, the lovely choral chanting and brass toward the end. IT's EPIC!!!!
ALSO, Jimbo, the new Avatar is just exactly perfect. Well done. And yes, I would trust Mrs. Sixtus with the keys over me on most days. And good to know: no plow needed; the 70 degree weather at the start to the past weekend took care of every last snow pile.
Finally, my Dark Star Today has been 2/14/68 (so far). Although a shorty, it's an early goodie. And then take me to the cleaners with that epic Alligator (aka the majority of which is pulled onto the Anthem of the Sun). I've really only been listening to the 2/14 show very recently, and i find it intriguing how they happened to splice up this Alligator for 'Anthem' - I assume to fit on an LP side. But is also does meld into a kind of giant epic Alligator jam, which one might not necessarily know was all spliced together at first glance/listen....
Oh, and eyes43 - that Watkins Glen jam of which you speak - you may or may not be aware, but a good portion of this was actually released officially several years ago as part of one the first big era-spanning box sets. I had never sought it out in it's native context though, so that's cool to see. Just prior to around 14 minutes in there, there's a little section that almost has a proto-Franklin's Tower feel that carries along pretty well.
Happy Week, All
It's not '74 either...
As per the hyperlink you posted the correct date is 1973/07/27
And agreed, the soundcheck was amazing....
im sure you have all heard this many times, but this (jam > wharf rat), from the sound check at the grand prix racecourse, Watkins Glen, actually 7/27/74, the night before the summer jam festival (7/28/74 with the allman brothers and the band)...it is incredible! this is one phil heavy and very tasty jam, into a nice wharf rat. here is a direct link on relisten: http://relisten.net/grateful-dead/1973/7/27-1/jam-wharf-rat
the whole sound check is great, minus the few cuts and bumps, but what an amazing thing to have actually been there...i can only imagine! definitely use your headphones! im not sure if this link will take you to a playable spot, as it doesnt seem to, on my iphone, but if you do not yet have it, and you do have an iphone, you must get the relisten app...there you can easily bring it up, and checkout the whole sound check. if the link above does not take to you a playable page on your phone, it will on your laptop. the "fire jam" inside this jam, is nice, real nice! so maybe it should be (jam > fire jam > wharf rat)! an excellent half hour!
and while i am at it....as i do every now and again, tonight i had to give the final "so many roads" from the very last GD show, a watch and listen, as a pro-shot video of the entire song, is on youtube. yeah, yeah, i know its 95, but this particular "so many roads", if you were there, you must remember it! it was amazing, and jerry just keeps pushing from deep down to belt this one out. if you can watch it without tears...well...heres the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sFyRQPraJ8
"the kids they dance, and shake their bones!"
Anyone else's order still "processing"? I ordered before they sold out and got the confirmation email. But my card has not been run, and when I check the status of my order it says processing.
....I wore my "Make America Grateful Again" tee to the store. It's got a nice stealie on it. The guy at the meat counter noticed it. We reminisced about the Vegas years. He went to a couple of shows. Said it was freedom. I fist bumped him and agreed. He said the world could use that sort of freedom again. I couldn't argue....and yes, the Sugaree does deliver the goods....
That other place gives me the heebie jeebies.
I'd underestimated Terrapin Station from the 2/26 Swing show, in my comments below. I'm three songs in, and woooooo, Terrapin sounds so good here, I think due to Jerry being turned up so much in the mix, and the crushing solo he lets loose.
I love food shopping with my headphones on too Vguy, although my wife started ordering online, so I don't get to enjoy it much anymore. One day, I admit, I overdid it - I recall listening to the entire DaP 11 show (sans bonus material). That's a long time in the grocery store.
....as I head to the grocery store. Ear buds. Check. Grocery list. Check. Smile. Check. First ever Terrapin to open the show. Double check....if I get lost in the cereal aisle, send help....
And this place is educational, too.
77 is only 60 shows total. I've been playing today's while refinishing some furniture today. Totally changes the work.
Slipknot is something to behold here, and wheel put into playing/band is great. Also really love Sugaree on this show
....but I enjoy this GSTL Box thread. It's tucked away on dead.net. You need to click a couple of tabs to get to it. The serious bozos and bolos gather here. It's like our own personal lagoon on the Grateful island we all wish for....monte cristo sandwich anyone?....
I had offered The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra up earlier, and I got a response and this person is getting the disc. Lucky person!
Good call mdboucher, I'd forgotten it's the anniversary of 2/26/77. This is my favorite 1977 show at the moment, subtitled Killer Slipknot!, and suited with the jester on the island, sitting up against a tree with the flying eyeballs coming our way. Highlights: Slipknot! is staggeringly good, IMHO the best ever; the Help and Franklin that bookend it are (to my recollection) pretty darn good too (there is a slight audio anomaly right at the beginning - might be the tape, or could be a missed chord); Playing=> The Wheel => Playing (I'm not a big post-1976 Playing fan, but this one is inspired, and The Wheel is a real treat in '77 and the lone '78 version); Terrapin Station is pretty cool and slightly different in the opening slot; Sugaree is top 5; Eyes of the World is top 5 '77 (Phil plays a couple of all too brief chords at the end to close the deal - he should bust out THOSE kinds of moves more often!). I checked with Dave last year, to see if this one was in the Vault, and he said no. I'm hoping it's made its way home withe the other '77 Bettys, and not one of The Lost Pair.
Yeah, 2/26/77, great show.
February 26, 1977
San Bernardino, California, USA
New Minglewood Blues
They Love Each Other
Playin' in the Band
Playin' in the Band
Samson and Delilah
Music Never Stopped
Help on the Way
Eyes of the World
Dancin' in the Streets
Around and Around
1st Terrapin Station, 1st Estimated Prophet
Damn good show, in my opinion. Could there be a possible official release, soon?
Like Dave's Picks Volume 24? Due November 1st, 2017.
....I will do my best, but life does get in the way. Stupid life....spent my afternoon pulling weeds. That sucks. Pulling weeds while jamming out to some tunes? Whole different ballgame. Thank you music....
First show of 77 today, 2/26. Me and my buddy decided last year that we would try to play This Day in History for every 77 show this year--it being the 40th anniv and all. The new box set is icing for that.
Anybody else want in on this action? Happy to have a place to talk about it, too
...if you only get a half hour to an hour a stretch to listen to the good old Grateful Dead!
Such a great show you played it back back to back...that says it all.
I've been trying to stick to whole shows lately, but it gets difficult when I only get a half hour to an hour a stretch. Today I listened to about 45 minutes of From Egypt With Love, disc 2 of Red Rocks 7/8, and about the first half hour of 6/10/73 (aka Dead Day RFK). I was convinced by one of you fine folks, that it's worth not waiting for the Full Norman. I burned it to disc, along with Chicago '74 (i.e. the July 25th show that hosts one of the Sacred Seven Dark Stars of '74).
....Pirate's World piqued my interest in that era, so I looked for a nugget in the goldmine, and lo and behold, I found this....
....Archive lists it as Star Theatre. Relisten has it as Travelodge. My DeadBase 50 says Santa Monica Civic Aud with a somewhat different set list. Who cares. It does the job....
Cold Rain And Snow 4:01
Yellow Dog Story 2:25
China Cat Sunflower -> 4:42
I Know You Rider -> 4:41
High Time 7:45
Dire Wolf 4:50
Hard To Handle 8:22
Monkey And The Engineer 1:47
I've Been All Around This World 4:32
Me And My Uncle 3:23
Black Peter 10:13
Katie Mae -> 1:49
Inpromptu Blues 9:39
Not Fade Away -> 9:44
Turn On Your Lovelight 13
Some cool banter between HTH and Monkey and the Engineer. Such a neat show, I played it back back to back....check it out....
After several comments here about the Hartford 77 Sugaree, I had to break it out and see...YES it is a great one, with super Jerry leads. The show is good,too, and impressive considering it was the end of the famous May Tour. I had planned to not listen to the current spring 77 box so when the new 77 box arrives, my palate would be ready for new impressions of the songs...but then I got sucked in reading about this Hartford Sugaree. Having broken down for what was truly an awesome performance, I will try to stay away from Spring 77 until the box arrives.
Other recent spins:
Paris 5/3/72: Working my way (this is work? Naaa) through the E72 box for the second time. This one lies in the shadow of the next night, but still has a strong Truckin>O1>Drums>O1>Bobby McGee>O1>Wharf Rat.
TTATS 79: First set highlight: Sailor>Saint>Deal, Second set: Dancin'>Franklin's, and He's Gone>Caution Jam>O1>Drums>NFA>Peter>RoundnRound
DaP 11: Wow this is surely one of my favorite Dave's Picks! This November 72 show is different than the earlier Europe shows, well played but less muscle than Europe. It features Truckin>O1>Brokedown Palace that is spine tingly and also great filler-Playin', Wharf Rat- from a show two days earlier.
3/25/90 from Spring 1990 TOO: An underrated show due to the power of the show the next night at the Nick, this show has well played versions of Bird Song, Let it Grow, and a Eyes>S&D, Crazy Fingers>Truckin'>Spoonfull, amazing Jerry guitar at the end of Black Peter, and a Mighty Quinn encore!
I'm a big of Terrapin>Alhambra.
Hoping it gets the Full Norman someday.
Jim, that new mower would look pretty nice with a Bill Walton autograph on it.
Gotta Love Bill. I think for Christmas.. I am going to track him down and send him a tie dyed pair of boxers. Or perhaps a matching pair of rainbow spiral boxers and tightie whities. :D
Thanks Dantian, I didn't realize there was a missing arrangement in the live Terrapin Station. Haven't ever really heard the studio records. I checked my backup hard drive, and I do have 3/18/77 - loading up Terrapin now.....
Yes sir, the only live Terrapin ever played that includes the "At A Siding" movement, which otherwise can only be heard on the studio/album version.
And, the Sugaree is pretty good too ;)
Jimbo - Larry Campbell, one of my favorites..real grit between the toes, do it all, musician. Guy behind the guy for the best modern live Dylan (~99/00, before my time but I love the recordings) and Levon. Glad to see him and Teresa on their own, I enjoyed their 'first' album. I didn't know they played with Phil? Very cool..need to do some digging.
Speaking of...holy Han solo Jerry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMHXMRd1KTI&t=5s
Why you scruffing looking nerf herder..
I love a full band and the possibilities it presents, and like Elwood Blues said..no pharmaceutical product could ever equal the rush you get when the band hits that groove..the people are dancin' and shoutin' and swayin', and the house is rocking. Just exactly perfect.
But when it boils down to it, I'm a song guy, maybe outdated but I'm about the structure, the hooks, the 'catchiness', what Dylan said in Chronicles about 'putting the song across'. The essence of that is a guy and his guitar; a master bluesman, practicing his craft. I love the Tomorrow Never Knows of the world, but in my head, if you can't play a song alone on a guitar, you've overdone it.
This solo Jerry is the purest of the pure..showcasing all of the songs, his vocals and his playing. Listen how he fills the spaces, not as easy it sounds when you're by yourself and not just strumming chords, though he does get into that a bit.
And even the songs..Dylan, Merle, Elizabeth Cotten, some of the best of the Hunter/Dead songbook, English/Scottish/American folklore..Biblical spite, Mardi Gras, the commedia dell'arte. That's not a random 80 minutes right there.
I hate to overblow it like uh, I am, but there's something sacred to me of just a guy and his guitar putting it across. But uh..you know besides that, it's OK I guess, cool whatever.
Hats off to Phil for his lineup over the years and.. yes.. I've seen them do some epic versions of a few songs including a 22 minute, absolutely smoking version of Cumberland Blues a decade or so ago.
To make a long story short.. Phil's a big reason I'm so enthused today. On Halloween, 2007.. I was working in New York, took the subway from the office to the my hotel.. hopped off the subway right into the circus. Scored a ticket at cost, had a blast and the rest I history. Look at all the talent he has attracted over the years.. hats off Phil.
Before that, I was not following stuff all that closely. I guess its common for people to get on the bus, get entangled with other things and lose a little interest and then get re-ignited for random reasons and happenstance.. But Phil and a very young Jackie Greene + Larry Campbell showed me a really good, and funky, Halloween 2007.
Edit: Forgot to add my Burgundy Wine piece. My favorite wine.. but after ten years of trying to buy it.. I have given up. I have opted for the more reliable and affordable Pacific Coast Pinot Noir. Half of my life....
Not big purveyor of Auds, especially that era, but this one sounds really good, especially for the loud, raucous sound of the band. This Dark Star suite was amazing! Loud, in your face jamming! Thanks for whoever first this one up, maybe sixtus?
My all time favorite version is actually the Phil Lesh Quintet 8/4/01, my initiation to the song really. I had heard a couple versions, but wasn't that attuned to it. Seeing the same band do Dark Star> Blues For Allah> Dark Star a few months before on 4/20/01 began my love affair with Dark Star. (Even though they did a 23 min Wharf Rat first set that night, it took me a lot longer to become a connosieur of Wharf Rat Burgundy Wines...) But that hot summer night in Charlotte when the Allman Brothers opened, they ripped into St Stephen> The Eleven> St Stephen> Terrapin Inspiration (Arabic)> Golden Road, thus sending me on a a long quest to find the perfect The Eleven. My favorite Dead version is probably 2/27/69, the first shot at it in the Fillmore West run. Jerry is kind of sloppy early, but Phil is just driving the whole thing, and just killing it until Jerry starts getting fired up. The one from 30 Trips, 2/22/69 is very good, too, and I need to listen to it a few more times.
On my favorite Samson, nothing beats 12/31/76 for me. I LOVE the arrangement in 1977, but the funkier, more disco groove on this one is just crazy good. It starts off with a Here Comes Sunshine jam in G before morphing into a funky Samson. Thank you equipment failure for delivering this most impressive Samson!
I've got an extra copy of "The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra otherwise known as The Travelling Jewish Wedding" to give away for free. It's a burnt-on-demand CD-R from Smithsonian-Folkways,
HRT15003, a part of their Mickey Hart Collection. Mickey had produced the original vinyl LP way back in 1981. It has been open and played several times and there maybe a scratch or two on the disc, but does not affect play. With sleeve and cover art and link to booklet.
I will save you $9.99 which is the mp3 download price or $16.98 plus shipping and applicable taxes.
PM me if you or someone you know wants this album. Mailing costs are on me.
From the Smithsonian-Folkways site:
The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra of America and California was an itinerant band of engineers, doctors, teachers, and musicians who played their music at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and other celebrations. Formed in 1976 by friends who shared a love of Yiddish, Russian, and Rom (Gypsy) music, the band was among the first of its kind to blossom in California. Violin, lute, balalaika (a triangular, stringed lute), contra-bass balalaika, bouzouki (a pear-shaped, long-necked lute), accordion, domra (another long-necked lute), and guitar accompany singers from Israel, Russia, and Mill Valley. Tracks include Russian and Ukrainian folk songs, an Israeli love song inspired by King Solomon's Song of Songs, a ritual circumcision song in Ladino (the language of the Spanish Jews), and a classic Yiddish riddle song ("Tumbalalaika") about the mysteries of the heart. The album was originally issued in 1980 and later reissued as part of “THE WORLD” series (now part of the Mickey Hart Collection made available by Smithsonian Folkways).
PM me if you want this disc.
One of a Kind Terrapin you say? That sounds good, I will check it out dantian.
Jimbo, glad to see you finally got an avatar, I dig it.
Edit - damn, thought I had 3/18, but it's 3/19.
is pretty darn good as well.
Come for the Sugaree, stay for the one of a kind Terrapin...
....but cheers Jim. The mower is classic. Bravo. Was off the grid watching Hacksaw Ridge with the family. Need to get caught up. Great movie btw....
Very cool article, by the way.
If the Sixtus-es borrow it.
Maybe a sun umbrella for Vguy.
Does it have a mount on the back that you can bungee a cooler to?
Its actually a bit hard to drive. I'm less worried about me than I am about VGuy and Sixtus. I do trust Mrs. Sixtus though.
Well.. how bad can it be if screw up a little?
So dial in Rotterdam 5-11-72??
Knowing that there is a Dancing Bear behind the wheel of that John Deere
As long as you don't mind annihilating whole star systems when you arrive. I think Hunter wrote song lyrics about that.
Don't go cursing the John Deere - it's a handy piece of machinery.
My transcripts reveal a 4.0, magna cum laude Harvard education.
Unfortunately, I now have a third nipple. Go figure.
I would've beaten Jim with the bonus disc info it he didn't have that damn John Deere time machine!
Yes, this Jam of the Week is set-closing sequence included on the RT 3.3 bonus disc. Like you say Jim, RT 3.3 is a "gem beyond belief."
Folks - spin the disc or play the Jam ....
Jim, I also love The Eleven from Two From The Vault. It was my first Eleven; I discovered it sometime back in '06, and have spent most of the intervening years searching for a better one. But it simply wasn't to be. In a Dead world where all of the Elevens are 10s, Two From The Vault is an...11 (no he dint! Yeah he Dead). Back in the days when I used to make best of mixes, The Eleven from Two From The Vault used to go after the Ladies & Gentlemen St. Stephen, and the two tracks fit together seamlessly (even more so with the original Two From The Vault, as the track separator is juuuust a little bit different on the re-release (I'm talking mili-seconds). Anyway, The Eleven, great tune. I often wonder what it would have sounded like on the Europe '72 Tour with St. Stephen. Billy could have pulled it off.
Thanks for everyone's input on To Terrapin. No doubt it's a solid show, just seemed like an unusual choice for a widespread release, given the set list, and all of the other great Spring '77 shows that were still in the Vault at the time. I was aware of the huge Sugaree, which is pretty much my all time fav, although 2/26/77 and 5/22/77 are also incredible. Samson & Delilah will never be outdone, not only because it's top shelf, but for the moment when Bobby and Donna do their "Great God Almighty talk Wooooo!"
Anyway, I threw it out to peanut gallery to make sure I wasn't missing something sublime. In any case, I played it back today at incredible volume in the car, and most notable was the audio quality and mix. Yeah, '77 all sounds good, but this one has some nuance to it: Jerry is extra loud and crisp, with seemingly more distortion on his guitar (a good thing); the drums sound punchier; Bobby blends in more than cuts through; and the same can be said for Donna's vocals (not overwhelming on the Jack Straw from Wichita crescendo, or the Playing in the Band harmonies). In a word or two, I'd call this one loud and clear, yet losing nothing of that '77 magic. And yeah, it's a killer disc 3, as mbarilla said. The Wharf Rat settles in nicely after a nice transition out of Not Fade Away (which is one of several tracks that capitalizes on the loud / clear mix; Terrapin Station and Candyman are others). I'm feeling now, it's one of those "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" shows, as 5/5 was described. Loud and clear. Ladle...ladle, ladle - funny word....
I believe this smokin' Jam of the Week was on the Road Trips 3.3 bonus disc.
Part of that 5/14 show appears on the Bonus Disc for Road Trips 3.3.
By the time the Road Trip series honed in on the honey pot material.. the series was already doomed. But 3.3 is a gem beyond belief.. a truly great release and is the first show where I realized the brilliance of Jeffrey Norman.
Edit: I wonder.. knowing what we know now.. if Road Trips was a vailed attempt to make the vault last and spread out the goodies that were in the vault over the years. Thank goodness for Zuck and his band of reel returning misfits..
Looks like David and I crossed paths at about the same time. When 1970 cooked.. its hard to find any better GD.
Apologies if this is old news - j of the week is from 5-14-70 Merramec College, Kirkwood, MO. Next night, very next night, was Fillmore E (R Trips 3.3). This slice of 5/14 is straight up 70 craziness. Amazing and excellent!! Do not miss it!!
I absolutely love The Eleven. Its probably the song that made me a Phil believer.
To this day, if its general admission.. you will find me Phil side, even if Phil isn't playing. Its a habit.
Speaking of Spicy Sauce.. the 1973 Jerry Garcia Band Betty Boards were rescued using one of our exiled North Korean operatives. Apparently he was compromised.. and it looks like he got a dose of tainted Kung Pao. A weird, wild story that will likely have repercussions in the geopolitical heat wave that is about to ensue.
The Eleven.. its hard to pick a favorite.. it all just flows. Right now I am really like the one on Two From the Vault. Classic.
Nice avatar. Now throw some spicy sauce in the tank, put on said Eleven, and switch it into high gear...
In my early years.. I often skipped the Dark Stars. Its not that I didn't like them, it was more a function of casual listening vs. deep, dark matter.
Now, sometimes I rewind or start over if I get distracted...
I went against the good doctors orders today... I know totally wrong. But I skipped the Darkstar on DiP 22 and went straight for The Eleven. I know, "consult a physician." Anyhow, this Eleven, outside of the Other One, was totally what the doctor ordered. Jerry teases some awesome Jimi at the end. Is it just me? Check it out.