Dave's Picks 2014 - Subscription No Longer Available - Volume 9 Coming Soon
It’s that time of year, when the Dave’s Picks subscriptions for 2014 go on sale. In 2012, the series was limited to 12,000 units of each release. Last year, we increased that to 13,000. And for 2014, you guessed it, each Dave’s Pick will be limited to 14,000 units. And just as all releases in 2012 and 2013 sold out, quickly, we expect the same in 2014, particularly with the quality of music we have planned for release. The only way to ensure you’ll receive all four releases in 2014 is to subscribe.
For those of you who can't stand the suspense, news has come in about Dave's Picks Vol. 9, the first of our four releases for next year. We're very pleased to revisit the Wall Of Sound era, with a complete show that took place on 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. (You can find more details about this show in the 2013 Almanac.)
Although we haven’t mapped things out too far beyond Dave’s Picks Vol. 9, further digging through a batch of tapes returned to us in 2012 revealed more than we expected, so you in turn can plan on something excellent from the 1969-1971 era, likely something you’ve never heard. We spend months working on each and every release to make sure it’ll be something that you’ll happily hear again and again, and we’ve already got some great ideas in mind for the four releases in 2014.
Show specifics aside, no matter how you slice it, Dave’s Picks subscribers get the very best deal – four spectacular limited-edition numbered releases, free domestic shipping, and a stellar bonus disc that will arrive with Volume 10, in May 2014. The last two bonus discs have proven immensely popular, so naturally we’ll have another cool, interesting, exciting and rare treat for you in 2014.
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Thanks. Will require a bit of a drive for the ingredients but it sounds worth it.
Question for Marye: I really like the fact that we can actually reply to each other in the 30 Days threads (as in, the replies are nested below the original post). Is there a way to make this available in all the discussions? :)
Well, I'm a gin and tonic man meself (favorite brands -> Hendricks, Plymouth, Greylock). But I do occasionally love a good margarita, and boy you make that sound good - maybe I'll change it up this weekend.
First of all, some top shelf tequila (I.e. Cabo Wabo or Don Julio Blanco), some triple sec (not too much. One part to five. Too much makes it too sweet. Not good). REAL lime juice. This is very important. Lots of crushed ice. Blend well. Squeeze of lemon. Salt the rim. Top off with a little more tequila. Relax and watch the colors. Margaritas rule. Enjoy.
i love moments like that, too.
i have had plenty of them, but don't have the energy to document them.
luv dat GD
I just received my copy of Dave's Picks #8 today. t's nice when they ship fast and are received within a few short days. I got copy #7950/13000.
I will get the subscription again. Even though I'm particularly fond about '80s shows and really wish it would get more representation on an official level, it's next to impossible for me to resist a) 5/14/74 is one of my favorite recordings from that particular year ad passing up on it would be a huge drag, b) any notion of getting unreleased and uncirculated shows is a huge incentive for a jaded collector such as myself, who has heard far too many shows over the years from all eras, and c) it's hard for me to afford every single release (I begrudgingly had to pass on the May '77 box because simply cant afford it and will probably be long sold out by the time I might be able to) but for the price the subscription is almost a manageable cost for me.
I was out of town and away from internet access since Halloween so to come back to the news of the Family Dog release is a treat. I'll have to order that one as well, but seeing as it doesn't appear to be a limited affair, I'm in no immediate rush. I haven't even unpackaged my copy of Dave's Picks #8 yet.
No apology necessary. Being called 'Sir' is enough ;-)
Maybe you should share that Margarita recipe!
I am currently in transition between two cities, Louisville, KY and Indianapolis, IN. I spend weekends at home in Louisville with my family while we are selling our house. Every Monday morning, I make an early morning drive on Interstate 65 N to Indy, a drive that is so very beautiful in late October-Early November. I leave at dark and the sun rises during my northbound journey.
This morning, the sky was gorgeous with striated clouds over richly colored tree lines, golden fields, and fog blanketed ponds and wetlands.
It was mostly cloudy, and I was listening to "Crimson, White, and Indigo". "Let it Grow" had begun its furious romp, and just as the boys proclaimed the first chorus, "Let it grow, let it grow, wide and clear...", the sun suddenly and gently penetrated the clouds and shone brightly on a forest of vibrant red, rusts, oranges, yellows, and pale greens, almost iridescent. A magic moment, indeed.
I had a similar experience many years ago while driving over the Kennedy Bridge, from Louisville into Indiana, during a lightning storm. I had the Who "Live at Leeds" on the stereo, and "Sparks" was playing. Keith Moon's thundering drum breaks were pounding as the lightning flashed beside my car over the Ohio River. Pure bliss!
These moments cement the fact that music is truly the soundtrack to our lives.
Sorry people. cosmicbadger is correct. I posted that late at night high on margaritas. Was not in the right frame of mind. LOL.
Plenty of them
Courtesy of Alex Allan's invaluable Grateful Dead Lyric And Song Finder: www3.clearlight.com/~acsa/intro.htm
studio 1987 In The Dark
1987 So Far (video only)
4 Jul 1987 In The Dark (Expanded version
26 Jul 1987 View From The Vault IV (DVD & CD soundtrack) (note 8)
31 Dec 1987 Ticket To New Year's (video/DVD only)
1 Apr 1988 Road Trips Volume 4, Number 2
9 Oct 1989 Warlocks Box
15 Mar 1990 Terrapin Station (Limited Edition)
8 Jul 1990 View From The Vault (video/DVD & CD soundtrack)
20 Sep 1990 Road Trips Number 2, Volume 1
20 Jun 1991 Download Series Vol 11
25 Sep 1991 Dick's Picks Vol 17
17 Dec 1992 Dick's Picks Vol 27
Throwing Stones is WAY under represented IMHO......Only one by my count. Cut my teeth on this one. Got on the bus in '86 and I'm still on it. Would have loved to have seen Keith and Pig...but so it goes....
That would be an awesome box set as well. All 3 shows were spot on and wow, what a wonderful venue as well. Right up there with Alpine. Never made it to Wisconsin, but made the Expo a couple times. Lord I miss them. Also got my DP8 shipping notice yesterday. Getting goosebumps.
The post man is due here within the hour with the first DaP from the Brent era! I am beside myself with anticipation! Rock on.
I'm in! Cds and video set-great period for the Big Guy. Great period for the fans-I was lucky to go to some outdoor shows on the east coast. DAVID-make it so.
mr mike, I'm thinking this must've been what you heard ~
I wasn't aware of this, thanks for mentioning.....
(It does sound like a Lovelight jam, but from 4:16->4:39 sounds like it could even anticipate Dark Star....: )
Dave is all about the video releases and if it were up to him, we would see more video releases. They will come but it might take a while. We did just get SSDD, which sold really, but it still will be a while before the next video but its been a while since Crimson, White, & Indigo or Egypt...which ever one was more recent.
Funniest post I've read here in years. Laughed out loud (until I started coughing and hacking -- damn it's hard getting old!) BTW, no AARP discounts at deadnet!? Come on!
Strange thing tonight, I received a shipping notice for my Family Dog '70 order. Hmmm...
I ordered the subscription & decided to do next day delivery. Got an email today saying that I paid for shipping and they were going to give me a refund. Anyone else get this?
Are they just going to discount my next day shipping cost? Are they going to give me next day for free? Or are the changing my shipping to standard and not charging me?
Please help someone
alpine 89 yes I would most definitely go for that music and DVD box
I laughed outloud when I read the that some of the choices in releases are "disrespectful".
As long as the music never stops, there is no reason to be negative.
At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Dead Exhibit, I guess it was 2x summers ago, they had an interesting headphone exhibit w/ some stuff w/ Neal Cassidy rapping away whilethe boys jammed primitive, like really primitive, versions of "Lovelight", etc. at Acid Tests. I kind of like the vibe of that stuff and have poked around online and it seems different from what's floating around out there. Even if it's freaky and fragmentary or, perhaps, includes other folks, I'd like to see them release that stuff. The spirit in the Veneta show was a really cool portrait of the era and the Tests were a part of the vibe that sort of gets dropped (ha ha...) from the public image that might be interesting to get a dose of, as it were. I'd imagine it's not the same as being there (ha ha ha) but it would be awesome to check out whats' there. Maybe not everyone is into that stuff but the sound of the clips at the exhibit had a wild vibe that left me hungry for more.
I got the "shipped" notice for Dave's #8 today but mixed it up in my head and was thinking Missoula while I was driving home before I remembered it was Atlanta.
alpine 89 yes I would most definitely go for that music and DVD box
Following the mass of goodies we are being offered from here and the recent announcement of the reissue of "One from the vault" as a 3 LP set (180g - of course) we are now about to test the patience of our bank managers as "The birth of the Dead - Volume one: The studio sessions" is about to be released on LP (180g - what else) and "Dick's Picks Volume 5" on 5 LPs (180g - did you expect anything less). Deep pockets will be needed here - unless of course you happen to be a rich economist from Bumfart, Nowhere.
Long ago a guy used to hang out on this site calling himself Sixstringsmoreorlesh. He had all sorts of weird and wonderful things to say. The thing I remember is this
‘If you’re going to take it seriously don’t take it personally
If you’re going to take it personally, don’t take it seriously’
Wise words for life in webworld I have found, and words that some others here may find useful.
Where is Sixstrings now I wonder?
I thought I was 'privately' answering a post. Oh well. On that topic/IMO Russo (Furthur) is as 'grate' as Billy. Both, could/did/do do the whole job just fine, alone. All the love in the world for Mickey and what he 'uniquely' added, his eclectic self. :)
Who wants to get the petition started? :o)
Those three magical nights in July '89 constitute one of the band's greatest latter-day runs. TPTB will, however, have to work around the "Downhill From Here" video... maybe just release the audio of all three shows packaged with the original DVD?!? Who knows... but most definitely worth exploring. Garcia, in particular, was happy, smiling, and on fire in Wisconsin.
I won't mention a name but guess what, no one cares what you say or what your opinion is, you are a troll, there are other words that I was gonna use but this is a family site. Not a prick because as we all know, that would require you to be a man, not a winey crybaby. I wish you had never found this site. But, you did and I just wanted to set the record straight, you don't know shit from applebutter about the dead. again from the guy who told us all that k west was an artist and had something to say besides applebutter. Once I would like to see just one positive post from you but that would be like asking a pervert to pull up his pants. Hopefully they will put out a release and no one else but you will respond, you know, like what if they gave a war and nobody came kinda thing, that would suit you just fine. I agree, this will be my last post about you or your irk, I'm just gonna quit reading your little piles of posts. Man, do you need a friend and with your attitude, you ain't gonna find one.
I must say these transitions were really only pulled off well during the one drummer era, as much as I love Mickey.
Any Alpine 89 release must include the video-- needs to be a video and audio box. Anything less would be a disappointment. On the DS into Bob cowboy songs, the first time I heard it on the Rockin' the Rhein set I was taken aback, but I really like it and the transitions are usually good. I like the changeup of a solid 4-minute song after 25 minutes of chaos.
The MPP 6/30 show was a dandy! You've got my vote.
I knew I had heard Dave talk about an Alpine '89 box set... check his latest live chat, at about 3:30 in...
there's nothing definite at this point, but he's all for it.
Just for the record, Dave- so am I.
Now where's that nurse with my meds....
That Dark Star -> Me and My Uncle -> Dark Star sequence on Rheinhalle is one of my favorite passages ever. The Me and My Uncle interlude totally sounds like a cantina stop (truck stop planet?) in the middle of exploring a dark stretch of galaxy. The way they immediately return to that same region of space afterwards is breathtaking.
Listened to 5-14-74 y'day. I think the remaster will be a must own. I wonder if there'll come a year when the subscriptions number the entire release qty. I wonder if this is that year (came pretty close last year). If that happened, I also wonder if they'd have to cut off the subscriptions at 14K, or if there'd be enough advance production notice to increase the run to accommodate all the would-be subscribers.
6/24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 7/1
i gotta find my cassettes of these shows.
If you downloaded the almanac & put it on your desktop like I did it's on page 48 of the almanac. A link within the almanac takes you directly to the 30 Days of the Dead. For some reason it doesn't appear to be on the home page of dead.net. It's a rather complicated process if you ask me, however like I always say we Deadheads are an intrepid bunch if it's there we'll find it. Today's entry is Shakedown. A nice way to start wouldn't you say? HAVE FUN & STAY DEAD!!!!!!
thanks for the funny posts.
more laughter always helps.
I received an email saying I was being refunded my $11.99 for the postage.
Rang to check it wasn't a mistake, but assured everything correct.
I hope you are right about the Alpine box. That would be awesome. It would be great to replace my AUD's with nice Norman remasters of these shows.
Got my refund for shipping charge. Thanks, PTB!
Also, not sure why there is no 30 Days announcement on homepage; I received the email announcement this morning, and it seems this is the only way to access 30 Days.
I love the Dark Star>Bobby Cowboy tune>Dark Star transitions, as well. A favorite is the one from the Rheinhalle, '72 with Me and my Uncle wedged in. It gives me this strange sensation of parallel universes colliding with the contrast of space, and American folk. It really is the essence of GD.
Furthermore, if it weren't for Bobby's cowboy tunes, I would not have had a jumping off point when my interests in the Bakersfield sound developed as a youngun.
I'm with you, man. Don't go nowhere. We will find peace in this valley. Take watcha need and leave the rest.
...we're an opinionated bunch, aren't we? I guess a kinder description might be 'passionate'.
Did I correctly hear Dave say in his 'fogside chat' that Alpine '89 was a potential candidate for box set release in 2014? If so, I hope the video is part of that mix.
**Postscript: I know I'm getting old, but didn't think I was THAT old just yet... I went back and listened to the fogside chat and didn't catch any mention of Alpine '89.... But I could've sworn I heard him mention it somewhere, maybe it was on one of his other chats... anyway, sorry folks... it's time for my nap... As Emily Litella would say, 'Nevermind'...
October, 2033. Dear Journal. Today is arrival day for the very last release of Grandpa Dave's Picks, no. 1000. The folks here at the convalescent home are getting rowdy-some with anticipation, some angry about listening to those Jerry guys screaming and shouting again and some just don't remember why. I've got my walker all tricked out today for the occasion. I got my AARP "Steal Your Face" sticker stuck on it and am wearing my one-piece jama jumpsuit with the Terrapin Station terrapins dancing away. My bedpan has the "Skull and Roses" logo-way cool. Anyway we are all hoping that old Bob, the USPS employee(gonna be 92 this fall-he can't retire-they don't have any qualified candidates these days) doesn't get lost again or forget where he put all those packages. I'm glad they decided to issue these picks in 8Track-I just can't seem to remember how to get that dang CD player thingie to work anymore and my son don't even know what the heck it is-he is talking clouds and vermillion tooth-I don't what all. Ah well, Dear Diary, I hear the siren blasting for mail call-poor old Mickey over there-he still can't hear it and it don't matter cause he don't even remember the show that he played in.
Yes I got the refund too. Either a mistake or kind generosity to make up for the absurd international shipping charges we had to pay a couple of years ago. The charges have been much more reasonable lately, and this is even better.
Just had a message to say that I will be getting a USD 15.95 refund on my DP sub.
This is equal to the international delivery charge.
Anyone else got this? I have always paid delivery in the past.
Today's entry is Shakedown.
Forgot about that one for a bit. I agree. The Spanish Jam into US Blues is a highlight for the Dead hands down. That segue is a monster, no matter your musical preference. Just Google imaged the venue (I like to do that for various locations from time to time), and I must say, Intimate, yet imposing. A straight up section of bleachers (?) facing head on. (Into a maelstrom that evening). Now where's that time machine.
Can't we all just get along?---Rodney King
looking forward to another year worth of releases dave and crew. psyched for 5/14/74...yet, not to be a nit picky, lord knows there's enough of those in deadhead land, but uh, um, where's 2/24/74 in these glut of releases? talk about a worthy '74 show, talk about a top 25 show, talk about a top 10 show...
happy to take this trip again as the wheel keeps turning 'round.
again, thanks dave and crew
.... a Gainseville release! - Steve
I'm on board for another year. The Missoula setlist isn't quite in my pocket as WRS seems to be a biggun but that's a cut that doesn't get me going the way some of the other bigguns do. Whatever, it's still the Dead and the series has been great. I still usually toss chunks of it into a big playlist and "shuffle" albums and it works great. I have songs, e.g. "China Doll" that I won't listen to, even in a big jam, like Dick's #29 but totally dig the vibe. Sometimes, I pick up a new set and will listen to it over and over again before I decide which tracks I want on the "Deadzilla" list but it's a fun and diverting hobby. Another thing I've thought listening to the spate of recent releases is that they seem, for the most part, to have pretty sweet vocals but I've always felt like the WOS sounds, recordingwise, to be harder to sing to. The d/l stuff out the on it sounds pretty good but the DaP always seem to crank out really sweet mixes. The $$ is no big deal to me so I'm in.
Re the 80s issue, I went to Alpine in '85, one show pony. I didn't really groove on the Dead until later, perhaps a way to find a 'country' sound that is in line with my taste for trippy shit, reading "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test", etc. I haven't heard much from the graphite-neck guitar era that gets me going the way the 70s stuff does but I grew up on WLUP in Chicago, Zeppelin, Rainbow, UFO, etc. so maybe there's some sort of deep-seated addiction to wood necks. I'm looking forward to what they're shipping tomorrow anyway. If it rocks it rocks, if it doesn't well, I'm sure it'll rock just a bit. And roll, and swing and jam...etc...
That DL chooses 10/15/76 & 4/9/83 for the DP Subscription for 2012. If he don't that's ok too because I will be GRATEFUL for whatever shows get released. I'm glad that I LOVE a band that has about 2,314 shows to choose from and we have access to about 75% of them. What other band has the following that the Dead have? So I'd rather be positive about it than negative. Now I won't say that I wasn't disappointed by some releases however I own them because every show in my opinion has something to it. For me these 3 shows come to mind, 1/22/71 & 8/24/85 & 6/15/95 to ME these are 3 dud shows. I've been a Deadhead since 1979 (1/5/79 The Spectrum, RIP) & have faced the fact that the Dead do have an off night occasionally. However when it comes to these kinds of forums I never bash anyone because we may not agree. Let's face it one mans meat is another mans poison. So I don't bash anyone. In fact I take suggestions from everyone on this site. I got turned on to a whole lot of shows thru this site and I try to return the favor because like most humans I only have 2 ears and they can't hear over 2000 shows at once, so I do take heed & because I remain teachable I have amassed quite a collection of shows based on the power of suggestion. THANK YOU,YOU GRATE(FUL) FOLKS!!!!!
Would anyone out here in Deadland like to see a stand alone release in 2014. Just a regular release w/o a DVD, t-shirt etc. etc. I think the last stand alone release was in 2009, To Terrapin, 5/28/77, this year we're getting the "wooden" set from 4/17/70. So in 2014 I'd like to a non limited edition show for the masses. Does anyone else feel that way? Just musing on a Thursday night TV is kind of boring plus the WS is over. So to all you Bostonians, CONGRATULATIONS on winning the World Series, GO SOX!!!!!!!!!