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Dave's Picks 2014 - Subscription No Longer Available - Volume 9 Coming Soon

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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.

Dave’s Picks 2014 Subscription Benefits:

Four Limited Edition, Numbered Releases
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Highly Collectible Bonus Disc
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DP#10

Really, Dave? Some of us still gotta work, and don't get to keep up with the crowds. It seems there is an ugly trend toward eletism going on, and it doesn't reflect well on on our friends and neighbors. Even if it is so important to some to have a lower numbered set, why do you have to shut the rest of us out? Why not produce a set of unnumbered copies?

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Weird

Seems odd that they have not coordinated the release of Dave's Seaside Chat with some sort of official announcement for Dave's Picks 10.

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Seaside Chat for Vol 10

12/12/69 confirmed with bonus disc being 12/11/69.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu2kIoDhqXg

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three sources

The old taping compendium lists three sources. A 3hr:15min sbd and two 55 min. FM recordings. The cut exists in the second FM recording around "12 minutes before the end of the show" which I assume to mean in the middle of "Caution". Nothing is said of the sbd and it's cut although the by the counter I think it's a full show.

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three sources

The old taping compendium lists three sources. A 3hr:15min sbd and two 55 min. FM recordings. The cut exists in the second FM recording around "12 minutes before the end of the show" which I assume to mean in the middle of "Caution". Nothing is said of the sbd and it's cut although the by the counter I think it's a full show.

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DaP 10

It would appear according to the archive that 12/12/69 was missing most of the early shows soundboard recording . The returned tapes must have included that set for it to be used for daves picks vol 10. Looking forward to the release!!! TC and Pig. Very long show on that date probably an early and late show. I'm not sure it all would fit on 3 cd's will this be a 4 disc release or will the bonus disc be part of it? 20+min Caution!!!

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Would this be the bonus disc

Would this be the bonus disc vol?

is this part of the missing tapes?

on the internet archive... appears that what is available, the sound is just so-so, but have not given a listen

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Woohoo! Kudos to whoever

Woohoo! Kudos to whoever hacked that link.

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12/12/69 for dap10

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

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Can't talk to you, without talikn' TO me, ......this isn' easy.

Right out of the gate........It's clear as my crystal ball, that's to say I will accept(expect)smack blatant

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bonus disc

May 2014, just read

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Thanks Matt

Thanks for the link Matt!

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Artwork

http://www.dead.net/store/1970s/daves-picks-volume-9-harry-adams-field-house-u-montana-51474-cd

Artwork and album is up in the store now, just not front page yet. The art is great!!!!

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More info on Mickey and the Hartbeats vinyl

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GRATEFUL-DEAD-CAN-YOU-PASS-THE-ACID-TEST-LIVE-LP-1968-MICKEY-THE-HARTBEATS-/380819618632?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item58aa9e3b48

Link had a pic and the track list.

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dave on XM

dave had his quarterly DP intro show on XM this morning
talked about the release and played some tunes
it sounds great, i only caught the WRS but it is killer
also talked a bunch about the dark star

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Vol.#9 ship

I have always found the subscription to be well worth it. I buy all the stuff anyway so it only makes sense. Plus I am not very picky on what I want released.

Listening to DaP #1 right now. Never gave it much listen in the past due to May '77 having so many great shows but I am loving it right now.

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Vol.#9 ship

@ryanpm1976 came across that date as well? not sure where i read though... but am thinking the same thing.

as stated, my first Dave's Picks Sub... pretty jazzed about the whole thing

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Vol.#9

I thought it was supposed to ship 2/1. I am surprised the on sale has not started.

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Vol. 9?

The anticipation for the cover reveal is killing me. Anyone remember the date volume 9 is suppose to ship. I think it is a mere few weeks away and no cover art yet. Tony Millionaire's art is gonna be great. Again the anticipation is agonizing. I LOVE IT!!!

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Mickey and the Hartbeats

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000I3QHM4/ref=mw_dp_mdsc?dsc=1

I've had this as a bootleg for many years. It has been released on cd unofficially at least once. What's new here is vinyl, and not only vinyl, but colored splatter vinyl limited to 500 copies. It will make a cool little collector's piece, and hopefully will make for good listening since it's vinyl.

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Any setlist info?

For that Mickey release? Is this the first time it has been released.

I found something similar

http://www.discogs.com/Mickey-The-Hartbeats-Heartbits-2/release/2516944

Not sure when it was released, seems like it could have been in 1995

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Mickey and the Hartbeats splatter vinyl

Limited to 500 copies; get 'em while you can!

http://www.forcedexposure.com/bin/search.pl?search_string=B+208LP&searchfield=exkeyword

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re: The List

I haven't listened to the Boston show, but I agree about the Miami show. It has a really great vibe -- sort of mellow but in a good, fun, relaxed and flowing way, not at all sleepy, tired or lazy. The Weather Report -> China Doll first set closer is golden, as is the short jam -> Ship of Fools opening the second set. I was a little disappointed that Dave picked Missoula, only because I don't expect to get two shows from 1974 this year, so no 6/23. That said, Dick's 12 is one of my favorites, and I am sure Dave's 9 will not disappoint.

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The List

Ahh...please give us 4/23/69 The Ark in Boston and 6/23/74 Miami Fronton -- my two favorite Archive shows! The Miami show is especially outstanding. Jerry is using some sort of harmonic distortion on his guitar during the jams on Miss Half-Step and To Lay Me Down, which I don't think I've ever heard in another show.

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WoS Matrix

Seems I remember the entire Wall of Sound tour circulating as a matrix (unofficially) a few years ago.

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wall of sound recordings

a consistent downside of the 74 recordings that have been released is the vocals, that can sound tinny at times, especially on the "S's". also, at this point the band is at maximum sound density at the stage level, and the problem donna had with hearing herself, and pushing her voice flat, is at an apex.

not sure anything can be done about it
the phase-cancelling mics they used are primarily to blame, but the clarity of the instruments makes up for it, i think

it would be interesting to hear a "matrix" of a wall of sound show

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Matrix (somewhat) explained

Thanks searchlightcasting - got it.

would be interesting to watch someone engineer that type of effort.

The soundboard would come from the Dead's Vault, and Dave and his people would find/pick audience tapes to work with, mix?
Wonder how they work in the audience tape side of the equation?

Choice, find, obtain, work in etc.

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Matrix (somewhat) explained

Hi Owlshead - a "Matrix" recording is a composite blend of a soundboard with an audience tape, yielding the best of both worlds - the clarity and definition of a sbd with the warm, vibey audience response and live setting characteristics. One guy who's done phenomenal work in this regard is Hunter Seamons. Many brilliant examples are posted on the Live Music Archive.

I would love to hear some more 1980s matrices. Once the golden-eared Betty Cantor-Jackson left the control board at the end of 1980, the live recording warmth left with her. Soundboards from the 80s can be hyper-clean, almost vacuum-packed. Mixing that clean tone with a quality audience recording can really bring a good show back to life.

Sometimes, I just prefer an audience recording, like Jim Wise's Gainesville 11.29.80, or Rob Eaton's Lake Placid 10.17.83. You can hear how much the audience response would push the band to higher heights.

Long Live the Grateful Dead!

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Couldn't wait....

In eager anticipation of Dave's Picks 9, I decided to listen to the show on the Archive..Its a pretty damn good show! Sounds good on the Archive, looking forward to it in nice remastered CD quality. The WRS/Dark Star jam is simply awesome!! '74 is quickly moving up on my favorite years list, after '72,'77, and '73... Great choice Dave!! To all you new subscribers : Welcome aboard! You wont regret it. If you love the Dead like we all do its a win win!! The next two years will be fantastic I'm sure! Anyway, waiting for #9 and another great year of Dead!!! Take care folks! Talk to you later!!!

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Regarding matrix

Hey matchewy - can you give me a little background on matrix please?

Have seen the word kicked around... but what does it mean exactly... sense is, it is superior audibly, but more the how/whys?

also, for my old ears, it may have so-so returns... i am convinced, with my own ear evidence anyway, that at a certain age you just don't hear like you did...
oh, let us say in the late 70s -- or whenever I got on the bus so to speak...

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Hopes for 2014

@mbarilla I would LOVE another show with a Mountains...>DS>SS>E. One of my favorite sequences.

@owlshead I've said it before and I will say it again regarding recordings from '74: MATRIX. Hopefully DaP 9 will be another experiment with matrix mixing and we will see what kind of results Mr. Norman can get with a WoS show.

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Subscription

Took the plunge... very last minute. Don't have any idea what to expect... other than I know what the first vol. will be...

took some time to listen to a bit of the show on the archive, and thought it was solid. Agree with some, that the "wall of sound" seems to me to be something that would translate more in a live setting vs. a recording? Not sure?

Anyway... I have gone in and out of Dead phases over the last 35 years... so guess I am currently in another phase? My first Dave's Picks Sub...

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69' or 1970 that is the question

2-11-70 , or maybe 5-7-70 audience tapes is only known that I know of. 5-14-70 has a good piece on GDHour link on this page. And then a week or two ago dave played on SiriusXm some 1970 Oahu show 6-12-70. None in circulation that I know of as well. I still think Vol. 10 is going to have an awesome Easy Wind. Still hoping for another acoustic / electric show for Dave's 10 or another sweet Mountains of the Moon > Dark Star > Saint Stephen

Checked 71' shows and 3-13-71 does not have any known setlist although Dick has mentioned these tapes exist in the vault. Could this be a future release. The next night I have heard either on SiriusXm , tapers or GDhour. I can't remember which format it was featured on but it was some nice stuff.

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Subscription...

That's all folks. Hope you made the right choice. To purchase or not to purchase. Myself, I'm very happy to have paid the "early bird" price. And I'm waiting in painful anticipation for any details on what is to come. All of the speculation is just making it more agonizing. I LOVE IT!!!!

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2014 Subscription & Bonus disc

I have a feeling that we will see at least two of the four 2014 subscription releases from 1980s & 1990s....I think DP#10 will be from 1980s with a great bonus disc from that time period. I'm going to take an educated guess and say 1983 or 1984 IMHO....too much chatter about these years, and the mention by Dave of 1983-1984 in Rolling Stone. Come on Dave time for some more info, the subscription time period is up!!

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There's less than a day left 4 subs

But no mention of the " stellar bonus disc" and DaP Vol-10. What's the deal Dave ?

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Anyone still looking for #8?

I would gladly trade my sealed Dave's Picks 8 (11/30/78) for your opened Road Trips 2/3 with Bonus Disc (6/16/74 + 6/18/74).

drop me a PM if anyone's interested.

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Re; MOFI

Oh wow! Those should be stellar! A MOFI SACD hybrid release of Anthem of the Sun and/or Blues for Allah would be phenomenal, as well.

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Howdy One Man

Must be good show, gonna check it on the archives. I wish that they would release the shows one at a time, instead of this subscription stuff. More fun that Way in my Opinion. I also wish they would stop the Wall Of Sound shows because of the Pa design, they just do not come across sounding that great on disc, much better live. MOFI Sound is working on a SACD of "Working Man's Dead" and "American Beauty", they should be
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The list

The Dave's Picks list confuses me also, mostly because only one show is now a Dave's Picks (7/31/74 -which has since been removed from the list). Pretty sure 4/15/78 should not be included. To (hopefully not) add to the confusion, those aren't all the dates that appeared. Another fan posted a list of dates, and atleast some of these did appear. The usual caveats apply- human error, what the appearance of the dates represents, yadda yadda shabang:

1/20/68 Eureka Municipal Auditorium- Eureka, CA
4/21/69 The Ark- Boston, MA
9/19/70 Fillmore East- New York, NY
11/7/71 Harding Theatre- San Francisco, CA
8/24/72 Berkeley Community Theatre- Berkeley, CA
2/15/73 Dane County Coliseum- Madison, WI
6/15/76 Beacon Theatre- New York, NY
5/18/77 Fox Theatre- Atlanta, GA
1/18/78 Stockton Civic Auditorium, Stockton, CA
1/15/79 Springfield Civic Center Arena- Springfield, MA
10/14/80 Warfield Theatre- San Francisco, CA
5/16/81 Barton Hall, Cornell University- Ithaca, NY
10/21/83 The Centrum- Worcester, MA
10/9/84 The Centrum- Worcester, MA
7/29/88 Laguna Seca Recreation Area- Monterey CA,
10/26/89 Miami Arena- Miami, FL
9/26/91 Boston Garden- Boston, MA
9/13/93 The Spectrum- Philadelphia, PA

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Dave's Picks List

Someone here - sorry, I forget who - wrote down the list of shows that appeared around the time the series was originally announced. Worth revisiting sometimes (though I'm not sure it's much of a predictor - consider that it lists 5/17 and 5/19 74, but not the one about to be released, 5/14/74). And wait, isn't 1/22/78 missing from the Vault? This (sweet looking) list confuses me:

9/28/75 Lindley Meadows- Golden Gate Park- San Francisco, CA
6/10/73 RFK Stadium- Washington, DC
6/30/73 Universal Ampitheatre- Universal City, CA
9/11/73 College Of William and Mary- Williamsburg, VA
6/14/76 Beacon Theatre- New York, NY
6/22/91 Soldier Field- Chicago, IL
6/23/74 Jai-Alai Fronton- Miami, FL
1/2/70 Fillmore East- New York, NY
3/29/93 Knickerbocker Arena- Albany, NY
11/2/84 Berkeley Community Theatre- Berkeley, CA
4/15/78 College Of William and Mary- Williamsburg, VA
10/27/90 Zenith- Paris, France
5/26/73 Kezar Stadium- San Francisco, CA
5/17/74 PNE Coliseum- Vancouver, British Columbia
1/22/78 McArthur Court- Univ. of Oregon- Eugene, OR
3/9/81 Madison Square Garden- New York, NY
4/23/69 The Ark- Boston, MA
5/19/74 Portland Memorial Coliseum- Portland, OR
5/26/77 Baltimore Civic Center- Baltimore, MD
10/3/76 Cobo Arena- Detroit, MI
11/4/77 Cotterell Gym- Colgate Univ. Hamilton, NY
9/18/87 Madison Square Garden- New York, NY

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fall 72 fox theatre!

hope you are right
i would be first in line for that

others that are "box worthy":

6/5-8/69 fillmore west
1/29- 31/70 warehouse new orleans
12/29- 31/69 boston

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Agree, I think they have all releases mapped out

Unless, they are getting new material that is so good they just have to release it and that would throw off their plans.

If u look at the trend Dave, Norman, and Co. Have been giving themselves time in between releases to work on restoring tapes. Vol. 5 already existed in nice Audio, so what was next was something that did not. Vol. 6 Dec. 69 and Feb. 70 I'm sure needed more work. Then vol. 7 came 4-24-78 a show that had already existed in nice Audio and was scheduled for release as part of download series and then Rhino took over that was scraped. I'm guessing that audio did not need much work. And then volume 8 a matrix show, which was awesome and I'm guessing that took a little more time. And then up next is wall of sound show. I have not heard this show previously but if the trend continues I am guessing this show exists in good quality and needed extra time to improve audio on vol. 10 plus bonus disc. thinking this again will be from 69-70 batch of tapes. My guess is Dec. 69 show from L.A. Or a show with a great Easy Wind.
As far as other random releases and box sets I hope we get 2 boxes in 2014 and stand alone releases. I am hoping for more shows with Brent. Two boxes, I am expecting are From Fall 72' Fox theater ? And an 83 or 84 box. This is all based upon speculation but it would make sense since we don't have any 84 releases and only 1 from 83' a box would quench my thirst for some of those nice Drums > Space jams. 85' had some nice drums space as well

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DP # 10 & beyond

per below -"Or maybe they just haven't decided yet." .....I seriously doubt they have not yet decided on DP#10 & bonus disc. In fact, I feel like they already have all of 2014's DAVES PICKS releases picked out & what the box set(s) will be for 2014....they probably have a good handle on what will be released for the 50th in 2015. The TPTB just don't want to give any hints, then people will not buy the subscription. I may still get subscription last minute....I just don't want 4 mid-1970s releases...or for that matter 3 out of 4 1970s releases. Now how about that '83-'84 box set rumor, any news on that!?!?

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Mystery Bonus

Here's 3 theories on why the continued mystery about Volume 10 and the bonus disc. Perhaps it's worth noting each theory is probably wrong, and this is the first year the information is unavailable prior to the expiration of the subscription offer. 1) Enough people have subscribed so the additional incentive of revealing Vol. 10 and the bonus disc isn't necessary. 2) The choices may not be the most popular, so maybe the reveal wouldn't increase subscriptions by that much- or maybe even cause some to cancel already purchased subscriptions. Or 3) Volume 10/Bonus Disc are so great that anyone who decided against the subscription will hugely regret this decision, and be more inclined to subscribe next year. Or maybe they just haven't decided yet.

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I would like to

accompany Sherman and Mr. Peabody in the wayback machine to July 1976 at the Orpheum Theatre.

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truckin thru time

jan 67 golden gate park
may 1969 big rock pow wow
aug 72 veneta
jan 1970 the warehouse in new orleans
oct 74 winterland
sept 78 egypt

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Time Machine Fun

I'll jump on the time machine bandwagon. I have always wanted to be transported back to Winterland in the 70's. I've heard it was hot as heck inside there and uncomfortable at times, but I think it would be a great experience. I'm thinking 1973. Being teleported to the Frost in the early 80's would be a magical experience as well. That place is beautiful. I would love to be transported to the Fillmore East for the whole run in Feb. of 1970. It would be interesting to catch the audience vibe at those shows. Another trip in the way back machine would be traveling to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester in November of 1970. That would probably be my first pick, if I had the chance. Those are my favorite shows, I think. Finally, I would love to have been at Alpine in 88 or 89.

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Time-machine shows

rrot,
When you get that thing built, please publish the specs so I can build one and catch 4-26-69. And 12-21-69.

(Then, if it's still chugging, Big Rock Pow-Wow & Kezar '75. 2-14-70, of course, 11-21-73 (or 11/11), an Acid Test in winter '66. Crystal Ballroom 2-02-68 & some show with a hot Lazy Lightning, circa '77-83... Greek 7-13-84, re-live my first shows in '85, then back to '69 for 5/31 at U of O ~ and '70 for 7/10 just to see if that's what they really played on that date--and really hope it is?)
Does this silver machine only visit Dead shows, or can I catch the Beatles in Hamburg, too? Coltrane Quartet at the Half-Note in '65?

Ok, there'll have to be a 5 or 10-show limit, or we'll spend the rest of our lives....

As for box sets, I wish they were rarer than every year, myself. The sense of event-ness diminishes if it's too often, not even mentioning bank accounts. A box-less year would make the Dave' releases extra-special, as well.

mbarilla, I love That's It For the Other One on Summer '71 Road Trips, and the Dew on Fall '79.

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Question

Since Dave and company have taken over the bus do we get a box release each and every year? Is it to be expected?