Dave's Picks Volume 8: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA 11/30/80 - SOLD OUT
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This item is now available for PRE-ORDER ONLY. Item is estimated to ship November 1, 2013.
It's our last release of the 2013 Dave's Picks series and this next one's a fox, literally. We're making our first foray into the 80s (don't expect it to be the last!) with the complete show from 11/30/80, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA. Fans of "The Fox" often debate the merits of this highly-esteemed performance, as in they find it hard to narrow down their favorite bits since this night is replete with many. From a spirited opener with an era-defining rendition of "Deal" to a soaring and powerful second set featuring one of the best ever versions of "Scarlet>Fire," there's no doubt the band was on their game and sound man Dan Healy was too. As the liners put it, "fast or slow, Jerry or Bob, routine or rare: they nail them all." Multiple listens have been said to yield un-ending revelations (even auras!), you'll just have to tune in to see where you land on the spectrum. Wherever this exceptional show takes you, it all adds up to over 3 hours of extremely fun listening. Hotlanta, indeed!
It goes without saying that this one will sell out in no time at all, so your best bet is to pre-order it now...
3 Disc set
Limited to 13,000 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA 11/30/80
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Once the Vault was opened, it was never intended to be closed again at the whim of the latest Ali Baba on the scene, especially with people's fingers still in the door. This exclusivity shit has got to stop, because that's not the way it's supposed to work. Dick had it right: Remaster the recordings to the highest standard possible and release the shows. The bling can come separately for those who want it. Simple as that. I bought the damned thing because I was there, but the fact that others who may want to own it are left in the cold rain and snow takes a lot of the joy out of it.
joegs1 - I was quoting someone else re the Warfield/RCMH stuff from 1980. Personally I don't feel they'd be in a rush to release more of that material even if the tapes existed. Other periods/tours are still either underrepresented or entirely absent from the "official" library. 1984 and 1986 remain untouched, and '81, '83, '85, and '87 are represented by a single release each. (81-85 are tailor-made for the original Road Trips (or compilation box) concept... but I digress, if only to appease the complete show purists. :o)
My predictions for the 2014 Dave's Picks ;
# 09 - something from the new found 1971 tapes,
# 10 - something from the"Lost but now Found" 1969-70 tapes,
#'s 11 & 12 will be both from the 1980's, you guess is as good as mine.
What ever DL2 selects will good on the ears, he hasn't disappointed us yet.
Don't forget Dave mentioned that some 1971 tapes were recently returned so you can probably count on seeing those soon.
Just listened to Etta w/ thd Dead. It was good, but not enough jamming :P
Regarding future picks in the series, as I type this I'm listening to 2/11/70 @ the Fillmore East, in which various members of the Allmans join in on a few tunes. An official release of this show would be incredible. Please, Dave?
Oh, and there's a very nice Viola Lee>Caution>Viola Lee with Joan Osborne from the Starlight Theater, Kansas City, 7/19/2006.
Yeah, all were resurrected by the Dead (Other Ones) and Phil and Friends. I saw a great Viola Lee by Phil and Friends with Chris Robinson on vocals in Chicago in 2005. You can here that show on archive.org.
But, Lovelight was brought back during the late eighties/nineties as well with Bobby handling vocals.
Hope this helps.
And Hard to Handle post Pigpen was performed 12-31-82 during set 3 with Etta James. Very interesting stuff. I'm thinking for DP10 it will be another 69' 70' combo with the show being a November or Decmeber 69' show, which will include Easy Wind. And bonus disc from 70' .. Could be the 2-11-70 as a bonus featuring special guests? Those are just predictions as my last was off. I had an 84 show pegged, although a nice 84 show was featured on Today in GD History. 10-28-84 the first show with an official tapers section. Dave mentioned a few drops in one of the cassettes but also stated on the master this could be fixed. So I imagine we may have some more Matrix tapes released in the future.
I saw the show in Hartford on 6/21/03 when they were touring as "The Dead" and Joan Osborne was doing vocals. Great show with Steve Winwood opening and then joining them on stage for Iko Iko and Low Spark. I have the "official" bootleg of the show. Good stuff indeed. Rock on.
Thanks guys - I'll have to look up those dates on the Internet Archive later & see if I can find a nice sounding board feed to stream. Joan Osborne sang Lovelight on the PL&F @ the Warfield album, but no H2H on that one. Maybe YouTube? I admit I haven't searched YouTube for it yet (blocked at work - will have to check later).
You're right - they did do it as the Dead also. Only with Etta James as the Grateful Dead.
There might be a problem with Warfield/RCMH shows. I've read a number of times that they taped over most of those shows after doing the original releases. So what was released would be available for remastering but maybe not very much more.
Hey AA, I believe Joan Osborne sung H2H.
Could have been in the 2003 version of The Dead or with PL&F.
I'm sure that I saw this in concert in the last few years, will have to look around and see what I can find.
It was done twice - 12/30 and 12/31/82 at Oakland/Kaiser Auditorium when Etta James joined the band both nights. She was the vocalist. I'm pretty sure those were the only two times post-Pig.
It was done twice - 12/30 and 12/31/82 at Oakland/Kaiser Auditorium when Etta James joined the band both nights. She was the vocalist. I'm pretty sure those were the only two times post-Pig.
Sorry to go off topic, but, since I'm not sure exactly where I should be asking this, I figured I'd ask here since there's a decent amount of activity & friendly folk posting in this conversation.
Out of curiosity, is anyone aware of the existence of any Dead performances of "Hard to Handle" post-Pigpen? I know it's a cover of an old Otis Redding song, and therefore not a Dead original, but it has become one of my favorite Pigpen-era songs. I'm guessing if it was ever attempted then it would have been a Bobby song (I just can't envision Jerry singing this one), and that for whatever reason they decided to scrap it, along with Lovelight, Viola Lee, etc. I just figured that if it exists, it would be interesting to hear.
I would have loved to hear them bring back all 3 of the aforementioned songs sometime around 88-90 & hear how they'd sound with the Brent Mydland treatment :)
It would be very nice if you got any one, just one, of your guesses right. But unfortunately I think you're wrong with this order, and probably the years. I would like to see your Volume 10, a show from early 1970 from the batch of tapes the was recently returned to the Dead's vault, be officially released.
We will see as 2014 rolls out. Probably the Volume 9 selected show will be announced very soon and will start shipping on Saturday February 1st 2014.
???? ....WHERE IS NEWS ON this?? Are they going to do this again this year, like the last 3 years?? I sure hope so, haven't seen any info on it & Lemiux didn't talk about it in last seaside chat
I totally missed it! I'll have to fish out that dreaded Miley Cyrus issue and look for that.. I think I was so disgusted that I didn't look through the whole thing, d'oh!
The order of shows is going to be for Dave's Picks 2014 Subscription;
Volume 10-1970 BD 1970
Hopefully we will be getting word soon. The wife is driving me nuts because this what I want for Christmas she just wants to get it out of the way plus she's mad because she can't go out shopping for it. The minute it goes on sale it will be preordered, hopefully one day this week. Wives.....gotta love em!!!!!
with Miley Cyrus on the cover was the one with the Sunshine Daydream release, not the meet up at the movies. But I was wrong, it wasn't the whole page but the rest of the page was a short Q&A with Robert Hunter. Grateful Dead do get some love from Rolling Stone.
Mustin, do you mean the short piece they did on the Sunshine Daydream / Meet Up at the Movies theatre release? I remember that one, but was thinking they would / should do something on the CD/DVD release. If there was something about the album I missed it. But to CocoPhil's point... I'm not sure why I care about RS :0
Okay, sorry for the RS aside...
There was a whole page in a previous Rolling Stone about Sunshine Daydream. You are right about it not showing up on the charts though. Not sure what's up with that...
I stopped receiving the RS many moons ago. I just could not take another issue. The finial straw for me was when they put out a list of "The top 500 greatest rock songs of all time" issue. Not one Grateful Dead song was listed. What was listed was simply pathetic. I'm 47 years old and really old school. I don't even listen to the radio. I cannot relate to the music today of modern pop culture. I like the old stuff and new albums from a handful of artist. The RS is simply way off. Then they put the Boston bomber on the cover and tried to spin him as some sort of twisted teen icon. Anyway, enough of my ranting. Keep jamming!
Guit30 - thanks for the tip about the article in No Depression. Is there an online version of the article? I can't seem to find it. If it is in the magazine I may have to get that - I'd kinda forgotten about ND, I used to subscribe years ago...
Whatever happened with Sunshine Daydream being #19 on the Billboard Charts? I kept expecting that to show up in Rolling Stone (to which I suscribe) - but I never saw it. Weird... I also expected RS to do some kind of big story on Veneta - it just seemed like something they would do, but so far I'v seen NOTHiNg, no review of the release or anything... just plain weird. I admit with all the attention they give Miley Bieber, I'm getting frustrated with them (for the hundredth time).
...don't forget about the re-release of Dead Ahead DVD with bonus material, So Many Roads, (maybe others). I still think they are planning the best way to release more material from that run. They still have some good tape of it I bet. I'm tempted to let the set list for 10-14-80 speak for itself...the Wheel in the first set?!
That was my first grateful dead show ever and means a lot to me.
Still looking for an extra.
Didn't hear about this release being part of the years subscription.
Help if you can.
From someone else's post: "You know dead.net/rhino want to do something with the Warfield/Radio City run whether or not they have all the tapes."
Well, what are Dead Set and Reckoning (both of which have been remastered and greatly expanded) - chopped liver? It may simply be a matter of three decades of exposure to those two neoclassics, but there's obviously no huge rush to release more from those stands.
Like others here, I've got my fingers crossed for the loose (albeit often sloppy) fun of '81-'85. IMO, '79 and '80 comprised a transitional period - not as sharp as '77/'78 nor as funky/interesting as '81-'85. DaP 8 was an attempt to split the difference (a "tight" '80s show), but utterly failed to capture the merits of either era. ARGH.
You are right,it is 2318 shows for 30 years , Don't know what I was thinking. DAP 8 sounds awesome, the matrix idea was a good one. There is a large article on No Depression about the Dead's archival releases.
Ihave 2/25/95 soundboard I will gladly trade for volume 1 2 or 4 I have the other ones thank you steve
Does anybody have a soundboard copy of 2-25-95 or 6-3-95 if so I would gladly trade any one of one of my copies of Dave's picks 1-8
You know dead.net/rhino want to do something with the Warfield/Radio City run whether or not they have all the tapes. Here's the first set from DaP 8. (played on Taper's Section 2/7/2011)
Forgive me if I am misunderstanding your post, are you talking about the number of shows the dead played? If so it's over 2000, I think after their last show at soldier field the number was at 2,318. Anyway, maybe I missed something in your post, not trying to be rude.
Sorry to intrude with this personal request. At least it relates to the location of the show featured on DaP 8.
Are there any Dead-centric meet-ups scheduled in Atlanta in the coming weeks or months? I have met only a couple of Deadheads here in the past 2 years, and I know there are many more. The SD movie night did not have a social venue where you could meet or talk to anyone, so that was a bust. There's a Dead-themed restaurant in V/H, right? Anyway, PM me please if you know of something here. Thanks!
I really do not think the Dead had over 500 shows. I think the total is more like 300 something. Talking about interesting PITB versions, DP10 is one of my favorite Dick's Picks, It is Dec 29, 1977. It has a great PITB which goes into the first China Cat in years,that DP is also known as the "Just exactly perfect brothers Show" Only wish that it had been done in HDCD, Rhino did not start that until DP15.
jvanderveen-you only need a phono stage which you plug into AUX jack on your receiver-there are some fairly inexpensive ones around. Some have a switch that allows you to use either moving magnet or moving coil cartridge on your turntable.
Oh, man, now you guys have me wanting to hook up my turntable and start buying vinyl again! I bought a new receiver a few years ago and was disappointed to find that it doesn't support a turntable. I just need to buy a pre-amp, apparently, but who has the time? I must admit that I find CDs much more convenient and mobile (but I suppose that's what the mp3 generation says about CDs). Anyway, it's nice to hear people's experiences with record stores in an age when many people forget that they exist.
Sorry for the tangent. Bring on DaP8! I've been listening to alot of the early Brent era to prepare and forgot how much I like the Cornell/Penn Road Trips release. I even picked up the expanded Reckoning to replace my old version.
Jack O'Roses (English import only)~ very rare find indeed ! In the 80's Relix Magazine sold this LP mail order. I was actively looking for a copy in record shops & garage sales for this rarity in the 90's & early 00's but never got a hold of one. In '96-7 this was a FREE D/L from DeadNet, anyone remember this ?
Keith & Donna LP ~ rare LP on Round Records / UA label in '75. Not sure if this was released on cassette, I know it wasn't released on CD. So $5.00 sealed is a great buy Chris.
Nov. this will be a GRATE month with ; Dave's Vol-08, Dave's 2014 Subscriptions, 30 Days of Dead 4th edition, and RSD - LP, CD & D/L. Plus Jam of the Week & Tapers Section. If ever you could OD on Dead, this would be the month.
wow, what a november it will be this year. Fox Theatre, Family Dog and 30 days should keep everyone smiling all month.
That is a STEAL! As far as I know, it's out of print. I just checked Amazon, and they have ONE shop selling it for $50 plus shipping.
i found a sealed copy of "keith & donna" at a record store in austin, tx for $5. i have no idea how rare it is, if at all, and i dont even have a record player, but obviously i bought it
love going to record stores
I've only been collecting vinyl for about 4 years now and I have found some great things (most pretty cheap too) that I refused to buy online. Bob Dylan's album "Dylan", Robert Hunter's "Tales of the Great Rum Runners", Blind Faith w/ the original cover, Keith & Donna, Robert Hunter's "Tiger Rose", Aoxomoxoa's original mix reissue (w/out having to buy all the other albums), Grateful Dead "Historic Dead", Bob Weir's Kingfish, & Old and In The Way...just to name a few.
The only vinyl that I got tired of trying to find in a record store and bought online was Neil Young's "Time Fades Away."
a mint copy of Robert Hunter's "Jack O'Roses" original press on Dark Star records from England in mint condition. I don't go on record explorations as much these days as before but still get excited if something esoteric comes along. My tastes are eclectic so the occasional Melodiya symphonic set produced during the soviet years will also get my ticker racing. I agree there is no substitute for breathing dust in the stacks of an ill-lit storefront somewhere in the low rent section of town-digital just can't reproduce that particular experience. And those used treasures are always more fun to unearth than clicking your mouse for a new vinyl purchase.
Be getting word regarding the Dave's Picks 2014 Subscription soon. I'm predicting the first show will be from 1979 it's just my feeling. And I hope that the 4/18/70 CD release will not be a limited edition however knowing TPTB they'll make 10,500 copies. I've heard of 2 numbers for the RSD vinyl, either 6300 or 7500 copies are being pressed I hope it's 7500 I may just have a chance of buying one in store without having to go to ebay to get one. Looks I'll be camping out after Thanksgiving turkey whether it's 6300 or 7500 I MUST HAVE ONE OF THESE 11/29 cannot get here fast enough. By the way the JOTW is from 6/28/69. Grateful, indeed. HAPPY FRIDAY, DEADLAND!!!!!!
This is kind of random- There's a few Jerry releases that don't list dates from when the tracks are recorded. For example- How Sweet It Is, Shining Star and the untitled double album. Any help in finding the dates is appreciated. Although maybe this information is unknown. Anyways, what about Gainseville?
I've just been catching up on the last few pages of this board after a tough week and have been able to forget about work for a while--a much needed reprieve. It's nice to be in the company of like-minded collectors, and few things about the act of collecting came to mind, inspired by a few of you:
Coconut Phil: your vault makes my dilapitated, 70s-decor basement look pretty shabby, but it's still my hideout when I need to clear my mind and rock out. Interesting that you arrange your collection by release (DP, DaP, boxed sets, etc.) while I prefer to arrange mine chronologically by performance date.
THFC, thanks for reminding me of Twist and Shout. I lived in Denver for a few years in the late 90s and that is hands down my favorite record store ever. I remember going in there and spending a couple of hours at a time. I don't know if this is still true, but they used to have couches and CD players with headphones and would open up any CD that you wanted to sit down and listen to before purchasing.
I was also surprised to hear all of the glowing reviews of DP18, which has never quite grabbed me. I'll be listening to it in the next few days to see if that changes. That brings me to my main point: I found DP18 used at my local indie store a year or two ago after it was unavailable on Deadnet and that, for me, really epitomizes the experiential value of going to record stores and collecting physical media. Flipping through the stacks, coffee in hand, and finding that total score is something lost in the age of Spotify and itunes, in my opinion. Having bought countless cassettes, LPs, and CDs, I can still remember the exact moment at which I found many of them. As a jazz newbie, I remember asking to listen to Kind of Blue at Twist and Shout and the guy at the counter saying, "Aw, man, you don't even need to listen to that one before buying it." I remember finding the long OOP, Bear recorded, GD Merchandising Allman Bros. release from the Valentine's '70 Fillmore East a couple of years ago for, like, $12 used and getting so excited that I nearly soiled myself.
Is something lost when we can go on Amazon and find anything we want, if we're willing to pony up the cash, or am I just old? What are the biggest finds that you've scored at your record store?
From the looks of it, there are a couple of tunes in this 'wooden' set I may have never heard before. Get ready for some Pig. This one ought to be nice, real nice...
my vinyl days are long, long gone
this has been a very, very good year for deadheads
By Kiran Herbert
October 17, 2013 3:45 PM ET
Grateful Dead fans who think they've heard it all are in for a treat. On November 29th, Rhino will issue 7,500 vinyl copies of a "lost show" recently discovered. The acoustic show took place at the Family Dog at the Great Highway in San Francisco on April 18th, 1970 and was originally billed as "Mickey Hart and His Heartbeats and Bobby Ace and His Cards from the Bottom of the Deck."
A CD version will be available at Dead.net on the same day, with plans for a digital version in the future.
Saw notice posted on Facebook that RSD release for Black Friday is 4/18/70 at Family Dog, Mickey and the Hartbeats and Bobby Ace and His Cards From the Bottom.