Dave's Picks Volume 11: Century II Convention Hall, Wichita, KS 11/17/72 - SOLD OUT
Jack Straw may have been from Wichita but the Grateful Dead only played there once and what a show it was! Whether the band knew they would only have one shot to show the "Doo-dah" city what they were all about, we just don't know but they sure did nail it. Dick's Picks producer Dick Latvala initially considered this one for release and with a single listen, you'll know why. From the epic 90-minute 16-song first set to super tight ditties from the massively popular Workingman's Dead and American Beauty albums and newly minted Europe '72 classics like "He's Gone," "Brown-Eyed Women," and "China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider," you're bound to agree. Lest we forget to mention the great sounding tapes and excellent acoustics at the Century II Convention Hall. (Oh, and as a little bonus, we've thrown in the best of the bunch from Oklahoma City 11/15/72!)
Mastered in HDCD from the original soundboard recordings produced by Owsley Stanley, with fresh artwork from Tony Millionaire (and his little dog too), and liner notes from original handbill artist and then first-time Grateful Dead concert attendee Gary Houston, this sonic adventure is one to cross off the old bucket list.
Pre-order it here while you can!
3 Disc set
Limited to 14,000 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: August 1, 2014
A note about the cover: The Black and White cover is the only cover made for this release. The color version is the booklet cover. The Black and White version wasn't revealed till Street Date which is why the booklet color version was the only version shown at the time of Pre-order.
Century II Convention Hall, Wichita, KS (11/17/72)
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Though it will, no doubt, be gone any day, I still love the warm tones and familiar confines of The Eleven. Besides, where else could I relate the following minutiae from my pedestrian existence?
As I'm won't to do, I've been revisiting my favourite haunt in Victorian London at 221B Baker Street. However, my last reading of "The Sign of Four" must have preceded personal discovery of the Dead (in earnest, that is) 4-5 years ago because I would have certainly recalled the correlation (albeit temporally and substantively remote :O ) between Holmesian and GD history; specifically, the deliciously mysterious letter of July 7, 1888, which directs Miss Morstan to "Be at the 3rd pillar from the left outside the Lyceum Theatre to-night..."...I can't help but believe that, given his avant garde passion for the spiritual and supernatural, Sir A.C.D. would've been in attendance at the same establishment 84 years later for the travelling psychedelic cosmic meltdown known as E'72. :)
Very cool. Judging by the cover it should have some of the following songs. Promised Land, El Paso, Mexicali, Big Railroad, BIODTL, Casey Jones, China > Rider, Half-Step. Bring on the setlist and 2015 announcement
Limited to 5,000, I hope the cover art is up to par with Winterland 71' and 4-18-70. Both very cool.
This release will make a great companion to 11-17-72. Can a 2LP fit the entire show ? I'm sure PITB is included and will fill 1 side.
It's definitely one of the hottest shows released in the Dave's Picks series.
If you missed out on this release, you should try PMing one Spacebrother.
He has this release, but has publicly stated several times that he doesn't intend to listen to it in the foreseeable future.
I'm sure he wouldn't mind letting go of his copy as either a miracle or face value, since people in the past have pooled resources to get him releases that he missed out on.
DICKS PICKS 20-24 On Sale - Real Gone Music
DP20-$29, DP21-$24, DP22-$18, DP23-$24, DP24-$18
Act fast if you need any of these, they might now last
Enjoy the music, Weve
Right here: http://www.dead.net/store/1970s/daves-picks-volume-12-colgate-university-hamilton-ny-11477
See ya 11, I'm leaving for 12, we ALL had a real GOOD time. Peace
kind buds... right on. those were the days my friend - cue up Mary Hopkin
"kind buds for your extra"...where have all the people gone? My honey?
some of you will get the reference.
PLEASE make me stop coming back here and wasting my precious work time!!
i guess i could do that myself.
Actually, that sounds like a real good idea. I supposed it does bring up the immediate question: Why not 9 days? or 5 days or 15 days?
Maybe there would be some releases that would take much longer than that to sell as many copies as they would like to sell, so they couldn't set a specific number days.
However, why not merge the two methods? Set a MINIMUM number of days it would be available (say, at least 7 for argument's sake) and it would only be available for longer until demand drops to a specific level. That would leave in the incentive to order right away (which is the main reason for the limited editions, I think) since no one would know for sure that it would still be available after 7 (or 9, whatever) days, but with sufficient demand, they could still sell many more copies. I honestly don't think the vast majority of deadheads buy these things as investments, so the limited editions holding special financial value is, I don't think (but could be wrong) a main reason for the attractiveness of that model.
In time it will come to be known as "The Deadhead War" of 2015. Tie-dyed brother against brother. The aftermath of which is too horrible to even imagine...battlefields littered with the remains of veggie burritos and grilled cheese sandwiches, the pungent smoke still wafting across the landscape...
did you sneeze with no tissue around? there's an app for that.
need to get laid without your spouse finding out? there's an app for that.
need a toothpick? there's an app for that.
so, why not take orders for 7 days, and print up that many copies? seriously.
Your post made me laugh out loud. The images it evoked were - funny. Very funny. I think I will always be a hungry carp.
so let's get on with the thread.
if it was my brick in the wall quip, it's because of the cover art.
the wacky world of the GD.
I still don't get the limited edition thing. make more available! obviously there is a demand. are people buying more than one copy at a time and then profiting? we can get recording of shows immeditley after..why not just print more?
I passed on this DaP (I have so much GD from years of obsession.) something like 6/10/73 will make me open my wallet.
The PTB on this are probably wetting themselves with laughter as we go after these releases like a bunch of hungry carp.
wherever we go, we all complain.
Just wait until the 50th anniversary stuff comes out. Deadhead will rise against Deadhead. PTB laughing spread their wings.
So about 16 hours then? Lasted quite a bit longer than I thought it would. That's good though, hopefully everyone who wanted one was able to get an order in.
It sold out around 9:45 est...
Jack and I were going at it, I was getting pretty nasty, and Marye posted to quit it. I stupidly posted one more time to Jack as a response, and then the thread when down. You shouldn't all be being punished for what I did. Sorry. Really. I'm not sure what else she wants me to do to bring the thread back.
I believe it was a couple of hours ago. If the thread on Dap12 comes back, someone posted the fact that it had sold out as soon as did, so you will be able to find the exact time there.
What time did 12 sell out by? Just curious.
Aw, and I finally had time to catch up on the DaP 12 thread this afternoon. Whaa. Wjon, I have a hard time imagining you did anything to cause a whole thread to be taken down (but then, I haven't gotten to see it yet today so maybe I'm wrong). Probably just a technical glitch?
The Colgate show is a famous one - even a kind of holy grail to some folks (I remember coming across discussions in the past where people compared it favorably to Cornell). And love DP34 - quite happy about this release.
Chris - that is a GREAT find on the RealGone site, very cool of you to share that! Wow, DP20 for 29 bucks! I already have all those, but I'd say to anyone who doesn't have DP20 or 22, those are ESSENTIAL releases IMO. Really all but 21 are great.
It seems to me that no one is ever going to convince anyone else that their favorite era is better than another simply by typing words onto a forum thread. This stuff is super subjective and literally everyone knows it. So I'm not sure I understand why everyone flares up every time there is a new release fighting over this. If you want to try to convince DL that they need to release more 80s dead, send him an email and make your case. I've never found him to be anything other than polite and responsive.
Sending positive vibrations out...I'm stoked about the new show in 77 the band was tight...
go to realgonemusic.com, click on sale
go to page three
DP 20,21,22,23,24 all half price
Water under the bridge.
Let's let the music play!
My behaving like an ass caused the thread to go down. Hopefully Marye will bring it back soon.
To the DP 12 thread?
I apologize to everyone (including Mr. Jack Straw) on this site for my role in the (hopefully temporary) removal of the new thread.
I sent a note of apology to Marye, hopefully she will bring the thread back.
And, I hope everyone is as stoked for Colgate as I am. How could they not?
The 12 thread went out like the power on two from the vault during what probably would have been one of the greates Morning Dews of all time. Is there a difference between voicing dissatisfaction with the year or era selected and complaining? In as much as the disc set hasn't shipped and knowing that some folks might own copies of the show, I've yet to hear or read any complaining about the actual show. Nobody, has come out and said there's a cut in MAMU at 1:53 and it sucks! Or the the sound quality stinks.(which you know couldn't possibly be the case). People shouldn't get baited or feel baited on these threads. Name calling is pretty lame. All is good. I believe the thread will return.
I love Fall '77. Super-stoked.
Already sampled the BEW from the Archive...possibly a BOAT version.
so I am not the only one that can't find the thread for DaP 12?
I guess they didn't like all the bitching on the new thread...it's a shame...
a new thread. See you 11 it's been nice knowing ya..HELLO 12!!!!!!
Never really gave it much thought but loved Daves reasoning for the B&W cover and Colour insert. So if you listen to it while watching Wizard of Oz does it give hidden meaning and what happens if you listen to Dark Side of the Moon at the same time!!! And no not being serious, but then again i wonder...
Got kicked off several times. Also, subjected to way too many quiznos commercials trying to reboot it.
anyway, really psyched for Colgate Nov 77. I absolutely love the Dick's Picks 34
Way to go Dave!
Please use something other than U-stream in the future. But from what I could make out, while getting kicked out repeatedly, it's Colgate. So I'm happy about that. Basically missed the whole chat and will look for it later hopefully on youtube. Goodbye Eleven
Toronto the night before
ANNOUNCED AND AVAILABLE for SALE!
ON TO THE NEW BOARD
waiting for the DaP 12 announcement and...oh my froot loops!
November 4 1977 Colgate University
is up on dead.net with DaP 12. See ya, The 11. You've been great.
DaP 12 might be a Quizno's sub.......my mistake, it's just a commercial.
It was buffering to much, I'll check it out on youtube later.
No Betty Boards returned/negotiated
Who are these people on the Ustream with these entry level questions...? What was Jerry's favorite color??
It's gonna be just like the ending of the Sopranos.....
"And now... in combination we announce the DaP #12 and 50th anniversary box sets will be......"