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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Highly Collectible Bonus Disc
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just reflecting that the first 2 years the second release was the bonus disc release and was an earlier year than the first release. 2012 was 77 then 74 ,, 2013 was 73 then 69/70 .. we know the first in 2014 is from 74. so ...
just reflecting that the first 2 years the second release was the bonus disc release and was an earlier year than the first release. 2012 was 77 then 74 ,, 2013 was 73 then 69/70 .. we know the first in 2014 is from 74. so ...
if you're still having issues, lemme know. Thanks!
I'd have to agree, I only learned about the Dave's Picks series well after 2013's had all sold out. (I haven't been a regular visitor of this site for years). I'd love to be able to purchase the sets I missed out on. I understand collectors love limited numbered sets, and I can dig that, but I really feel like I have missed out on a great opportunity to have some really awesome cd's.
they play the 7/8/78 show on occasion on sirius/xm
sounds pretty good to me
although it seems like i read or heard somewhere dave saying that the master reels were not in the vault
I have at least one soundboard of the '78 shows from Red Rocks, and it is excellent. I concur, if they exist, let's have them!
Why have there been no Dick's, Dave's, or Road Trips from Red Rocks? Or better yet, a boxed set. I've heard some say that no decent boards exist, but I've heard some so I doubt that. There were many great nights (and days) on the Rocks that I'd love to hear again!
I wouldn't expect your replacement to be shipped overnight; the cost of that would be outrageous. With the holiday and no Saturday UPS delivery, I would expect it mid week next week. Consider yourself very, very fortunate to be getting a numbered copy. Many here will not.
I have been an active reader of all of the delivery issues plaguing the posters on here - not only with DP8 but with other CDs too. I had always knocked on wood that the delivery bug had never bit me and I have ordered almost every release from dead.net. Well, it finally got me with DP8. After returning home for the holidays, I was hoping to see my DP8 package, but it was not at my parent's house. My mom looked up the order and forwarded me the tracking number. Typed it into UPS and bam...invalid shipping number. Typed it in again....bam...same result. After contacting customer service, they responded promptly requesting I contact Dr. Rhino. Dr. Rhino was very prompt and stated they had found a numbered CD in the warehouse and was sending it UPS next day. That was November 27. Granted the 28th was Thanksgiving, I still do not have the package. I contacted Dr. Rhino for a tracking number and no response...........
I am all for forgiving an initial shipping error, but not doing what you say you would do to make-up for it is very disappointing.
I did wonder about the 'official' nature of these albums, though also considered them maybe part of the record store day output. I know jimmy page had been talking about releasing some previously unreleased zeppelin stuff.
I expect after these posts, agents from the NSA will be descending on my house. Best get out the mince pies... (which, naturally, wil be we'll past their use by date!)
A quid equals a pound in real words, apologies
I agree, the Hartbeats shows from 68 (sans Pig and Bob) are interesting and well worth listening to, every one of them (especially 10/30). I don't see why anyone would want to pay money for a bootleg of them though, easily obtained for free in trades or streamed on the archive, in the same (or probably better) quality. On the other hand, if any of them is every officially released that would be great.
If you care.......Hey Now, pure and simple, if you want and did/do not purchase DP pre-season's deal for >$100, shipped, why not?! If you missed the entire 2013 'sub' set, don't worry, def. don't complain. There are people selling sealed subscription (with 6/Bonus disc)sets for less than $200. I suggest you 'jump on that',if you so desire. ;)
This single LP is part one, suggesting there is more to come. The material contained here, and a lot more besides, was originally released as "Heartbits" in 1986 and "Heartbits 2" in 1987. Both were 2 CD sets on the Italian "Anthology" label and were almost certainly bootlegs. As most people are aware, obscure Italian releases are almost inevitably of dubious origin. Sound quality was not great but they certainly are interesting listening.
Yeti, kind of you to share that tip, but... I think the 1968 Hartbeats release and the Led Zep 1969 release are bootlegs. Or "imports"." No mention of the Zep release at the Zep website, and that would be way uncharacteristic of ole Led Wallet.
Sounds like Spin is out to make a few illicit bucks (being a huge Zep fan, I'd love to be wrong about this).
Does that store have a website I may visit and order from? If I gave you my email in a private message could you forward the email to me? How much is 20 quid in dollars? I appreciate you filling us in on these treats.
Further to a post earlier I made about spin cd store in the uk. I've just had an email from them advertising a ltd edition (500 copies) of a Micky and the hart beats from 30 10 68, with tracks being dark star, other one, love light and the eleven. Jerry Phil and mickey in trio setting apparently. A led zep show from Fillmore west on 9 1 69 is also on sale if interested. Again 500 copies. 20 quid each.
Announcing Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound – 6 CD Box Set
to be released on December 17th on Round Records.
September 5th, 1989 at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, CT
and September 6th, 1989 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.
Nice post RidinTheBus. Though I have no problem with the limited edition approach (given the economics of selling physical media today), I agree that at some point they should be available for download. It would be fair (and profitable for TPTB) if limited editions became available online at some set date after their limited physical release (sort of like Netflix gets Walking Dead after the DVD's have been on sale for a while).
I'd love to know how many of the May 1977 downloads they've sold.
Weve, thanks for the January dates on the bonus disc announcements in the past, very helpful.
Tomorrow night I'll be saying "What a Long Strange Tryptophan it's Been"
well, i dont think anyone objects to the idea of GD making money by selling their music.
however, what i think most of us dislike is this new concept of "limited editions" as it seems to go against the traditional spirit of The Dead...
to limit them does in essence take the shows away from us fans...they did not limit Dick's Picks, so why limit Dave's?
i think that the idea of a special packaging limited box set like Spring 1990 is fine, but dont limit the MUSIC....if a fan enjoys collecting such things, then fine offer them, but dont keep the rest of us who simply want to listen to the shows from doing so...
i like how they offered the May 1977 box set as a limited edition special package AND available for download....
why not offer an unlimited download subscription in addition to the special limited packaging releases?
Bonus CD's for DaP subs 2012 & 2013 were anounced on 01/23/12 & 01/09/13. Both years subs were through December 15, for a very special early bird subscription rate of $95.50 (2012) & $99.98 (2013). Hope this helps.
You write: "would a real deadhead support that?" (Meaning, I think, would a real Deadhead support the band making money from their music by selling it?)
Short answer: Yes :)
But then what do I know - I live in Massachusetts, so I'm not a "Real American" either.
does anybody remember when details for the bonus disc 2013 were revealed for the first time.
All that dicks picks seems to do is take the shows out of the free repository at archive,org
When i hear about the problems folks have getting their orders i get a bad feeling like they don't care about getting you the music they care about getting it away from the rest of us.
enjoy this one before it is gone
would a real deadhead support that?
I just took the plunge and ordered DaP 2014, and as I was scrolling through here, I came across your wish list. That 73 show looks AMAZING! I am looking forward to checking that out as soon as I get home from work, (which now seems like an eternity...) Anyway, thanks for pointing me towards that show! Love that ooey-gooey 73!
I love dirt and trees, too. And Dead music! Thanks for the feedback blog folks. I get it now. I can be a little sensitive sometimes, but really do appreciate the responses. I do hope the service improves for all.
Get outside and play Dead music!
I have heard from customer service and now Dr. Rhino. He will ship a non-numbered replacement along with a coupon code for dead.net, acknowledging that a non-numbered copy isn't quite equal to a numbered one.
Although it took a second unhappy email to customer service, with Dr. Rhino CC'd, I am satisfied with the way this is resolved. I understand that a numbered copy is impossible at this point due to the item being sold out. THIS is good customer service and the way an issue like this should be handled.
Thank you to dead.net customer service and Dr. Rhino for working it out. I now feel confident that if there is any trouble with my 2014 subscription shipments, it will get worked out to the best of TPTB's ability.
I said it before and I will say again, I love DaP8; it is a great show, a great mastering job, and a great package. I look forward to the Montana DaP9 release, and I can't wait to see what else is in store for 2014, and 2015 for that matter.
I agree that if someone has an issue with a shipment or any customer service problem and they found a helpful solution they should share it. They may get help from someone who had the problem or may help someone later.
I believe the negativity that needs to go away is from those who constantly threaten to cancel the subscription and quantify everything because 72.367% of the releases are from period X and they want their wish list released and they are owed that.
I think we would all be better off without hearing that.
It has also become apparent to me that those who count (Mark Pinkus, DL and, of course, MaryE) do read these boards and do react to what is posted here, even if they do not often tell us as much. Bearing this in mind, it does make sense to post praise where it is due and also to state problems which then may be rectified in the future. I don't know how much feedback TPTB get from customer service, but it is both sensible and logical to pass on information, positive and negative, by posting it on these boards. I cannot understand people complaining about those who post about legitimate problems in the hope that other posters or TPTB can offer a solution.
Stop it. The only good thing about that show was the guy stealing the flags at the back of the stadium.
I've been on here a few years, and a fortunate thing about this site is it seems those in charge read these boards and actually respond to our threads, be it some show releases, problems, gripes, etc. So, there is an actual point to discussing these issues on this message board.
Also, when others are having issues with their orders, as I have read more than a few posts with DaP 8, sometimes sharing our experiences with each other regarding the problem and problem solving helps the other community members deal with their similar issues. That's why it is called, you know, community.
I did respond directly to customer service about my dissatisfaction with their resolution to my problem, and they have replied with what seems like greater willingness to work with me. I will gripe, but I am fair and will also give credit. Hopefully everything is on track to a fair resolution. And, hopefully this is a good sign for other community members our issues will be resolved across the board.
A closed mouth doesn't get fed...If your ordering experience is great, and you feel brought down by reading others are having problems, simply skip those posts. There is nothing wrong in expecting what you pay for. Being a tree-hugging, dirt worshiping, Deahead dirt bag (referring to myself and anyone else who can identify) shouldn't change that expectation.
...it's time to show that year some love. One Dick's Pick's release is not enough justice. There are some gems in there. SPAC, Red Rocks, Irvine Meadows, Cumberland County Civic Center, Ventura...just to name a few. Healy's effects that year make those shows easy to point out. Lot's of echoes and feedback. Trippy shit. The boys were on more often than not. God Bless the Grateful Dead. Love the Crazy Fingers and Dupree's that year.
Why are some of you bothered by some customers stating the problems they've had with some purchases? This is exactly the place to point out those problems.
I love the fact that so many great shows are being released but that doesn't mean the business end is perfect.
I can definitely feel Matchewy's pain. I've had several damaged discs from dead.net in the past few years: multiple Road Trips and both three-show boxes, quite possibly all from those ridiculous cardboard covers (and, had there not been tons of complaints here, we might still be getting those disc damaging covers), and one disc from the May 77 box.
Some of those flawed discs were imperfections that didn't ruin the music, i.e. skips at the end of discs, which wouldn't allow the disc to go to the next cd, not a deal breaker but still frustrating when trying to listen to an entire show on a multiple disc cd player. I let those go but also had a few that skipped during songs. All were replaced soon after I contacted dr. rhino but had I asked for a replacement after EVERY flawed disc I might have got the same treatment Matchewy got.
I have hundreds of CDs and slightly more than half are non Grateful Dead and not a single one was damaged when new. The number of damaged Dead discs from the last few years is totally unacceptable and completely out of line with mainstream releases.
Complaining about poor disc quality or packaging does not make one any less of a deadhead or any less of a Jerry fan. If you've had problems speak up! This is an opportunity for Rhino and dead.net to improve.
Not calling anyone out here and hope all of us get the shows we pay for, I've been satisfied (even giddy at times) over Dave's 2012. However, I need to share that every time I've ordered something on Dead.net it has arrived on time and in perfect condition. I reside in S. California. Don't know if it makes a difference but it is stange to here these tales of woe re: customer service, shipping, etc. I feel that the site does a fantastic job and appreciate what they have to offer.
If anyone is unsatisfied, talk to those that can help. Don't spew negative vibes on the site.
Just re-upped yesterday for Dave's 2014, as I very much enjoy every release from 2013, especially the returned tapes of proto-Dead that made up Vol. 6 this year. Even the Atlanta show (Vol. 8), which I guess disappointed some as a non-vital release, c'mon people (!!), the Deal at the end of set one is HOT and a great Scarlet Fire to open set two. Great early Brent, who brought a significant new palette to the band. Missed out on DP 2012, but at that point I felt like Dead.net had got enough of my money. But of course, it's very hard to resist these quarterly releases when so much effort goes into getting the sound just exactly perfect as The Just Exactly Perfect Brothers Band so deserves.
And I hope it's true that they will release a HOT '89 show this year. I take that period for granted since that's when I first saw Jerry & Co., but I was STARTLED at how good Crimson, White & Indigo is upon listening, especially since I gave that release an eye-roll and "ho-hum" when it came out. The 60s and 70s of course are stupendous and crucial, but those decades are not the sole province of GOOD 'OL GRATEFUL DEAD.
Hey dude,why don't you save us all the hassle and just stop ordering stuff. That way there will be more to go around and we don't have to listen to your......
Well, I finally heard back from customer service regarding my damaged DaP8, and I was told they cannot send a replacement since there is no stock left. After being sent a non-numbered replacement for my damaged Vol. 6, one thing is obvious: dead.net and Rhino have absolutely no game plan concerning how to deal with lost shipments, damaged shipments, etc.
I have purchased everything from GD, always preorder, have all the limited editions, bonus discs, etc. I ordered a 2014 subscription as soon as it was available. I am pretty disappointed that I get this news after another preorder (Ever tried to cancel a preorder with this camp? Ha!) Seeing that there is no game plan, and Rhino is having a difficult time getting it right, I am not sure I would have subscribed this time. Their shipping containers are sub par, customer service is a rag tag bunch of incompetence (Shipping to wrong addresses after customers verified correct address after customer service sends out emails confirming addresses?! C'mon!) I understand limited product and all, but that means Rhino and dead.net have upped the stakes on their ability to deliver.
I believe Vol 10 will be the bonus disc release and I don't feel that 10/26/89 lends it self to that - maybe some 10/25 highlights but.... Plus I think it is multi-track and would be saved for a non-series release. I suspect that the bonus disc release will be from the "returned stash". One thing I know for sure, this IS speculation on my part so make of it what you will!
From a comment on the Dead's facebook page:
Volume 9: May 14, 1974 -- Volume 10: October 26, 1989 -- Volume 11: December 12, 1969 -- Volume 12: October 20, 1984
Is this true or is someone speculating? Guess we will know when V10 is announced.
Gainesville clearly blows Atlanta away. I think 11-29-80 would have done it for ya bro!
Hi Coconut. Yes, I also have the Dick's 'Dex and I love it! I am not sure when I received it, but is in on my shelf next to all 36 of the DP's. Rock on.
just listened to 8. looking forward to 9...
sorry but 80s just doesn't do it for me
so keep the 60s and 70s stuff coming
in matters of taste we all think we're right x
Yes, I received one as a bonus when I ordered the 1, 2, and 3 From the Vault box when 3 was first released. For those who aren't familiar, it's pretty cool. It lists all Dick's Picks with brief notes. Dick's Picks sometimes included inserts that listed other picks from that set of six with brief notes. Dick's Dex essentially compiled these notes. It's by no means essential, but it IS a nice compliment to anyone's complete Dicks Picks set.
Are you talking about an insert that came with the CD, that listed all the Dick's Picks? If so, then yes I think I have one in an old Dick's Picks CD somewhere.
The subscription is awesome. I love not having to think about whether it is worth buying a DaP show and just getting rockin' music in the mail a few times a year. I only wish I had subscribed for the first four. Looking forward to another year of rocking out to whatever surprises Dave has for us.
I hope everyone that wants a subscription for 2014 will be able to get one. DP9 looks like a great start for sure. I really like reading about all the speculation about upcoming releases. I do agree that we will see some of the 69/70 material. I love that era and always look forward to more. I have been listening to DP8 a lot, really love the sound quality and energy. Went back and listened to Pure Jerry , Bay Area this week, solid jam. I love pulling out stuff I have not played in years. Its like having a wine cellar full of great stuff.
The Family Dog Acoustic show is a real treat, I have played it many times. They really were on Bear's ass a lot. I'm glad those tapes turned up. They were so close to fading away into dust. This has been a good year to be a Deadhead, lots of stuff has come our way. I really dig the Garcialive series too. Does anyone know why the next JGB Box Set Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound is not being promoted on Jerry's site? Seems odd to me.
I'm sure when DP9 is sold out we will see people here bitching they did not get a copy and TPTB should release more. Now is the time to get on the bus for 2014, the subscription is hands down an incredible deal, I was sort of looking for a price increase for 2014. Hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving.
PS, Anyone else have the Index guide to Dick's Picks called Dick's 'Dex? I received some in 2007 with some orders, there is no info on the net about them at all. I posted one on Ebay to sale, don't need two. I was just wondering how many were out there.
hey chris grand ..... i found a downloadable aud. of this show and it's one of my favorite 73 boots that is a great show to turn a friend on to ! good call, and i second for sure !!
Deadheadbrewer is correct. Donate to both organizations. Nothing against Rex, please give to them. But, everyone here listens to archive.org for free. EVERYONE. How much would you pay to have it back if it suddenly went away?
And yeah Dave, now that we have established that technology enables you to release a matrix version of a show on DP8, you have no excuse for not releasing 10/12/84. Get on it.