Dave's Picks Volume 5: UCLA 11/17/73 CD - SOLD OUT
Dave's Picks Volume 5 is officially SOLD OUT.
"UCLA, basketball, and the Grateful Dead — it all rolls into one. Teamwork, creativity, imagination, electricity, fundamentals, physical fitness, speed and quickness, the fast-break, dexterity, flexibility, footwork, crazy fingers, communication, discipline, the beat, rhythm and pace, offense, sacrifice, structured freelance, soaring through time and space, a dream, vision, and a plan. Never had such a good time." - Bill Walton
If November 1973 is considered one of the best months in Grateful Dead history and 11/17/73 is widely considered one of the best shows of the month - if not the year, then Dave's Picks Volume 5 is sure to score major points as the first quarter of 2013. Dave's Picks Volume 5, or as liner note scribe Bill "Grateful Red" Walton puts it - "a three-CD package of life, love, and hope, with over three hours of glorious music, and a set and song list to dream about," is major heavyweight Dead.
A stunner of a show, the band come out blazing with phenomenal renditions of new material from the recently released Wake of the Flood, unconventional set starters and some of the finest playing of the year. The first set features one of the hottest, most inspired versions of "Here Comes Sunshine" ever - widely regarded as one of the Top 3 versions of this song ever, and a "China>Rider" that's up there with the best of 1973-1974, and that's saying something. The second set shines the spotlight on the best of the three "Playing>UJB>Dew>UJB>Playing" musical palindromes (the 2nd of 3 times they did this sequence), with every second of it exciting and interesting. And they top that off with a late-show "Eyes Of The World" that is remarkably hot and energetic. To the ears of many, this is a top-25 Grateful Dead show of all time. And the sound quality of this one is perfect, full, clear, great bottom end, and overall terrific.
Mastered from the original analog tapes in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman, with fresh and fabulous cover art by Grateful Dead Comix artist Tim Truman and first-hand insight and wisdom on that very day from UCLA Basketball Center and student Bill Walton, this one is, by all accounts, incredibly satisfying.
A friendly reminder that Dave’s Picks Volume 5, like those that came before it, will sell out and fast. Your best bet is to pre-order it now!
3 Disc set
Limited to 13,000 individually numbered copies
Mastered from the original analog tapes to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Liner Notes by UCLA Basketball Center and Dead Head Bill Walton
Artwork by the illustrious Tim Truman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: February 1, 2013
David Lemieux Volume 5 Seaside Chat
Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 11/17/1973
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Notice, the seller received negative feedback on the completed transaction ostensibly due to undisclosed wear. The seller had stated it was pristine in the original auction. There is some dispute according to the seller (in follow-up feedback) that wear is in fact the real issue (the seller says it comes down to price dispute). I'd be inclined to give the seller the benefit of the doubt in this case. Perhaps he accepted a return for a refund and just relisted the same item with the same photo. Enough with the sleuthing on my part, but that's my quick detective work...
I'd be more concerned with the proliferation of promo copies of FW complete, and counterfeit items are going to be a concern when there's high demand/low supply...
Every once in a while I check eBay for official releases to complete my collection. I am still looking for a Fillmore box set. I clicked on one today. The seller states it is unopened with bonus disc - #4309. I checked out his feedback. He just sold one, also unopened with bonus disc, also #4309. Unbelievable. I remember reading somewhere that all the promo sets that flood eBay are counterfeit. Many of the Fillmore bonus discs also. There was one seller listing the bonus disc only - he had more than 10 available. Where would he acquire only the bonus disc in that quantity?
I was looking for some Road Trip bonus discs. There is one seller out there with many "factory sealed" Road Trips for sale at extremely high prices. Unfortunately, the packaging is slightly off. I bought a few of those directly from dead.net - I remember what they looked like when they were delivered. Are they counterfeit? I don't know. Are they repackaged? Possibly.
The gist of my rant - is anyone aware of the rampant counterfeiting of the merchandise? It seems to all go unchecked, including the blind eye eBay turns just to make its 9% cut. In this era of limited released, it's a given that the true fan may miss out. Why should that person be subjected to rip-off artists?
I don't know if this will also be on CD, but I cannot find anything that suggests that it will also be released on CD. All I know is what I found here:
This page was added to their site late last week.
"The last Grateful Dead Record Store Day release, "Live at Winterland 5/30/1971" 2LP set which was limited to 7500 copies will apparently now be (re)released in the near future by Rhino. I do not know whether or not this reissue will be limited."
Thanks for the info Simonrob.
Do you know if this 05-30-71 Live at Winterland will be released on CD also ?
"Rare cuts & oddities 1966" is also being released on CD for Record Store Day - see my post on this in "GarciaLive Volume 1" ("Bits 'n' Pieces" - Post #19 - February 22)
The last Grateful Dead Record Store Day release, "Live at Winterland 5/30/1971" 2LP set which was limited to 7500 copies will apparently now be (re)released in the near future by Rhino. I do not know whether or not this reissue will be limited.
This was pulled from Amazon this week, it was $5.99 for MP3.
Grateful Dead’s Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966 to Get Record Store Day Release
The Grateful Dead’s Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966 will be released as two 180 gram LPs for Record Store Day 2013. The album, which was released on CD in 2005, includes a number of rare live and studio tracks recorded by the Grateful Dead in 1966. The vinyl will be available at participating vendors on April 20 along with other Record Store Day albums from Phish, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Doors, The Band, Frank Zappa, Yonder Mountain String Band and many more. You can check out our original review of the Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966 here, and the full tracklist can be found below.
Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966 tracklist:
1. Walking The Dog [Rehearsal Version]
2. You See A Broken Heart [Rehearsal Version]
3. Promised Land [Rehearsal Version]
4. Good Lovin’ [Studio Demo]
5. Standing On The Corner [Studio Demo]
6. Cream Puff War [Studio Demo]
7. Betty and Dupree [Rehearsal Version]
8. Stealin’ [Rehearsal Version]
9. Silver Threads and Golden Needles [Studio Demo]
10. Not Fade Away [Rehearsal Version]
11. Big Railroad Blues [Live, February/March, 1966]
12. Sick and Tired [Live, February/March, 1966]
13. Empty Heart [Live, February/March, 1966]
14. Gangster Of Love [Live, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, July 3, 1966]
15. Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing [Live, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, July 3, 1966]
16. Hey Little One [Live, Danish Center, Los Angeles, March 12, 1966]
17. I’m A King Bee [Live, Danish Center, Los Angeles, March 12, 1966]
18. Caution [Do Not Stop On Tracks] [Live, Danish Center, Los Angeles, March 12, 1966]
Can we get some more information on DaP 6? Im starting to get a little bit anxious!
I should add that at that very same time I was describing, an acquaintance of mine was showing up at the parking lot with 25 copies of 2-hour VHS home movies of Dead performances, like you now find on youtube, which he'd compiled to give out free to the first 25 people he felt moved to bless. As it happened, I ran into him two years in a row before he'd run out--the second time, it was almost like we'd planned it, ah, here we are again..... So there was still fun & generosity, too, and fun little moments like that. And those wonderfully kind tapers who would blast that night's show in the parking lot afterwards.
Hampton '88 was swelled with ticketless heads, but apart from the sadness that most of them weren't going to find them, that was still a great vibe.....no violence, just too many people. I remember walking through the hotel parking lot and an overthrown volleyball coming right at me, which I effortlessly busted a Globetrotters behind-my-back move on that sent it right back to the guys who were playing with it. Which I couldn't really do on a normal day, but that's where the vibe was.
So the scene wasn't finished by any means. There were just some lame apples. Of course, I'll never know what 60's and 70's atmospheres were like. Oh, to be able to catch a time machine to Olompali.....
Thanks itsburnsy, but are you using a mac? I use windows media player. The pauses make the digital downloads basically worthless for my taste although the problem may very well be my lack of computer knowledge.
thanks for the tip itsburnsy. another way is to use memory sticks. i only use cds as backups now and put anything i'm going to listen to on a memory stick. i've found that most players will take out that break when played from a memory stick. PLUS i really prefer to have the shows numbered 1-25. instead of 1-8 disc one, 1-6 disc 2, etc. still going to try your suggestion as well.
Hey now - the problem is the mp3 format, for whatever reason it always inserts the two second gap between tracks. Try this: highlight all of the songs, right click, select Convert to Apple Lossless. Note that you must update your preferences to Apple Lossless conversion first. I think that will fix it.
Wow I forgot just how bad it got no wonder I enjoyed Jerry's shows more and more. That said to the youngsters who can't understand going to a show without a ticket. Here's the deal we didn't just go to one show. It was do the east coast tour then go back to work then hit the midwest. There might have been 10-12 or more shows in a tour you didn't always have a ticket to every show but since you were on the road it was hang out in a city you didn't know or go and hook up with friends in the same sitch. It isn't rose colored glasses to think that the late 70's to late 80's were the golden age of touring
...this double-posted verbiage.....
That entitlement--you said it perfectly--dates to the late '80's. That's why venue after venue was no longer available, or the parking lot was a lot more restricted. Pittsburgh '89 was a nightmare, ticketless heads tearing down fences (and making national news of it)....not the cops' finest hour there, either, but heads--SOME heads, selfish ones--gave them all the excuse they needed, and those of us peacefully dancing on the sidewalk to the kindly piped-out music had to clear out, too. No camping at Landover after '88, after heads who were told not to start fires started fires. "Hey, pigs, I can do whatever I want, man, screw you." No, screw YOU. No heads could ever camp there again because YOU chose to ignore a posted and quite reasonable rule. I can't say I never showed up without a ticket, but I certainly never had that sense of entitlement, much less violence....there's no excuse for it and whenever I saw it I just shook my head. Peace, love, and I me mine. The Festival Express comparison resonates, too--some people had no interest in paying for a ticket. I remember the guy who got angry at my friend Lee in Spring '90 for not giving him his extra ticket--which Lee was expressly trying to trade for Nassau--and wasn't even willing to pay face value for it.
(By the way, I HAD a ticket for Pittsburgh '89, me and the friend holding it for me simply failed to find each other. That night really sucked. So did the drive back to Baltimore. But other nights I seriously lucked out, so looking at the final tally I feel pretty blessed.)
I'm sure it wasn't easy for the band to put that letter out in Fall '88, and start sending people around to confiscate merchandise. But they were really between a rock and a hard place at that point. In my own recent experience, I've got to say all the Further scenes I've been to have been mellow and great. The Dead ones, too, in '03 & '04.
My son manages a night club, and he said that the worst nights for crowd control are when he books a Dead-like band to play. Packs of rude, snotty kids loiter outside, some demanding to be let in for free because "that's what Jerry would have wanted." Yes, he's actually heard that more than a few times!! Oy.
Back in the day (sounding old here!) it was nothing like that. I knew of cops at Winterland that would rush to sign up for duty there because they knew that deadheads were generally cheerful and friendly and just wanted to have a good time with no hassles. It's a shame that the vibe got so twisted somewhere along the line. I guess today's expectation (entitlement?) of instant access and gratification means that good manners are optional for a lot of people.
Oh, well - all a friend can say is ain't it a shame!
Thanks for the heads up on the digital download on Amazon but is there a way I can burn that download to disk without breaks between the connected songs? It would not quite be the same to hear a pause between, say, Truckin and Nobody's Fault.
I've never gone to a show without a ticket. However, I really enjoy the "shakedown streets" outside of venues, especially at Deer Creek, and hanging out before a show. Its all about the music for me, but good music and good people (or at least long lasting music) usually go hand in hand. That being said, I was too young for all the crazy popular years of the Dead when it was a big problem, but it seems like it would have just been torture going all the way to show and not going inside...even on a bad night.
P.S. Mary, that is a great scene in Festival Express. And I also like when Bobby says something about making a living and having to eat too!
I seem to have started a (legitimate) discussion about showing up ticketless and the parking lot scene. I must admit I am dating myself but a lot of my parking lot or Dead Bazaar partying was before their breakout with In The Dark/ Touch Of Grey (which I'm happy to say I was at Laguna Seca for the filming. "Anyone who wants to can come back and be part". So pre '87or a little later you went and had a ticket saw a show and had great fun. Or you went didn't have a ticket and had great fun. Either way it was fun not insane as it turned to post '88 (though I must say it was never as insane on the west coast as the east or center. And by '95 it was a disgrace. That was actually one of the reasons I started enjoying Jerry's shows more than the Dead. So yes ticketless by the '90's unfortunately was overwhelmingly driven by jerks wanting a free ride as opposed to we who simply wanted to see tour friends we didn't otherwise see. As for the point about Festival Express and the music should be free that also was the times remember the Isle of Wight. My guess is most of those who expressed that view or even violence grew up and are embarrassed by such juvenile thoughts and actions
Again by way of perspective, are some excerpts from letters from the band (not just Phil) to the Deadheads including June 25, 1988, under the heading “when life looks like easy street, there is danger at your door” and went onto state (in part) “Too true, the Grateful Dead has an awkward, dangerous problem at its door, a situation bad enough to put our future as a touring band in doubt….Part of our audience—a small part, but that is all it takes—is making us unwelcome at show site after show site with insensitive behavior..” This letter goes on to describe various infractions causing friction in the community including “flagrant consumption of illegal substances (including alcohol), littering and general disturbances of the environment’ and noted “there are people who don’t understand the tradition and this is threatening it for everybody, including us.” That open letter was signed ‘Grateful Dead’. The Dead begged us to try to demonstrate and promote good behavior and even set up booths outside the shows to promote a change in attitude. Robert Hunter wrote us an open letter in 1989 begging people not to show up at the venues without tickets “We don’t want to be consigned to doing only stadium gigs but, in order to play smaller venues, our friends must heed our pleas to not attend certain shows without tickets. Otherwise cities will simply not rent us their facilities and that will be that.” So what happened? ‘More of the same’ (unfortunate pun intended) and shows in smaller venues disappeared and the counterfeit ticket market at Dead shows boomed. In 1989, the Frost, the Greek and Irvine Meadows, all banned Grateful Dead concerts. I will quote from July 7, 1995 open letter to Deadheads written under the banner “This Darkness Got to Give” and they begged us heads (in part) “ Your justly renowned tolerance and compassion have set you up to be used………If you don’t have a ticket don’t come. This is real. This is first a music concert, not a free-for-all party. Secondly, don’t vend. Vending attracts people without tickets. Many of the people without tickets have no responsibility or obligation to our scene. They don’t give a shit. They act like idiots, They think it’s just a party to get as trashed as possible at.” The letter implored us to try to influence this toxic behavior, even challenged us and then finished their message with “The spirit of the Grateful Dead is at stake and we’ll do what we have to do to protect it. And when you hear somebody say ‘Fuck you, we’ll do what we want’ remember something. That applies to us too. “ And this letter was hand-signed personally by each member of the Grateful Dead. This missive was following the drama/trauma fiasco at Deer Creek that SpaceBrother spoke about. Some people may not remember these days, or somehow desire to diminish responsibility for problems, or maybe even project the problem back onto the Dead. They repeatedly asked us for help. If we don’t learn the lessons from history, we are doomed to repeat it. Sounds like some here may be ‘polishing the turd’. Even polished it its still a turd… polished or not.
Keep the touring scene a good place. Do the right thing. I would hate to see this happen with Furthur or other bands.
I will stop hijacking this thread and instead post on “really bad scenes” thread (if I can find it.)
The Truth is realized in an instant: the Act is practiced step by step.
In Festival Express where Jerry is trying to reason with the gatecrashers who think the show should be free. It's like he can't believe people are being such jerks, but he's trying to be nice and offer them a free show before the real one. And this is in 1970.
thanks weve. scooped that one up!
i think it's a mini sale on amazon.
there's a few others that are priced a little lower too. like dicks picks 3 and skull & roses.
As an attendee of the final Deer Creek run in '95, which was a vacation months in planning, mail order, travel expences, vacation time off ect, I can honestly say that ticketless people did a lot more than hurt the band. They destroyed venues, got the band banned from venues and cost thousands of people untold amounts of lost money and time.
I've actually argued with Deer Creek gate crashers after the fact, who tried too justify their own selfishness to be disrespectful. What a terrible way for the Dead to go out. A couple of years shy of 20 years later, and I'm still flummoxed.
Out of the nearly 50 shows that I attended, only once did I arrive ticketless, and that was the first time they played at Buckeye Lake in '88. Tickets were still available to purchase from the box office.
I dont think the band really cared how many people showed up without a ticket. Obviously, it became a problem when arrests started increasing and when venues started banning the Grateful Dead from returning. People being arrested was a large reflection on the crowd the band drew in and not having a place to play...well, thats pretty easy to understand. Does anyone think that the band would have ever said anything if arrests weren't so high and were never banned from anywhere?
I didnt realize that these two shows are only 4 days apart. When RTv4n3 came out, I remember thinking this is the best Grateful Dead I've heard in a long time...Especially disc two...what a great musical ride that is!
FYI - Grateful Dead Download Series Vol. 8: Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, 12/10/73 is $5.99 for MP3 at Amazon today.
Good price for your phone or ipod.
Yes downloads would be acceptable to at least this collector. It isn't about not letting you have the music, it is as I said about collectors having well a collectable. The music is for everyone the "physical product" should be as promised at purchase. Back to that nasty integrity. And yes Phil did ask late in the day after the extreme popularity came their way to back off, because many of the newbies were there without understanding the vibe. But to equate going to a show without a ticket to enjoy others you knew from tours was actively encouraged prior. Otherwise why did they broadcast to us in the parking lot for a while as an experiment. Peace
You are a true gentleman.
@ dead ahead in a post dated 2/11/13. I listened to it twice, albeit not in hifi stereo but I'm not hearing any splices or audio difficulties. Maybe others hear some?
DewDaMan- pm marye to have her contact Dr. Rhino. That would be my advice.
And I agree with Little Ben Clock, please give us a chance to hear about DP # 6. A combo of some good news and something exciting to anticipate, both rolled into one. (pun intended)
And snafu, I must side with jousha_me on the printing more sets. I am not anti-capitalist but I believe that expanding the availability of these shows as opposed to restricting them is much more desirable. I feel the same way about the FW 69 box set. And the FW 69 available now on ebay for exorbitant prices. Profiteering or elitism is not what the Dead or their music or even the scene was about. That said, the restriction or limitation of the number of these sets is now their practice, but that doesn't mean that I (or jousha_me) have to endorse the status quo or believe it to be the best for all who want a copy.
If nothing else, I think that downloads (not that I even know how to download) of these shows should be made available for purchase (including the aforementioned FW 69 box set) and that way even though the physical set itself wouldn't be sold, the music could still be available for wider audience. Maybe that would satisfy the collectors and the integrity 'question'.
I remember back when we traded tapes. There are a few tapers who would not share (and some still don't) rare and wonderful GD material. If you didn't have a show that they wanted, then they would not trade with you. It smacked of control or elitism within the taping community. I spread the tapes I made in 1978 of the Red Rocks and Omaha shows far and wide. I don't buy the idea that only a few should have access or that I am special or entitled. That is one of the great things with today's technology. Nowadays any who want some live Dead (and other bands) can access those shows on various sites. I can see your point about wanting these to be 'exclusive' for collectors. However that doesn't mean that I agree with it or like it. I see such limitations as unfortunate. You can have your view on that and I get to have mine. It doesn't mean that you or I don't have integrity. We can agree to disagree.
However, going to shows without tickets is something that Phil Lesh in 1991 asked us Deadheads in a 'open letter' to please not show up at the venue without a ticket. He (and the band) saw the immense problems (fake ticket sales, etc.) which actually ended up with several venues restricting the GD from their sites due to problems.
And yes, I believe I did see Chief Hosa's campground when we went to the Furthur Red Rocks shows last year. At least you were at the campsite instead of the venue.
I recall I heard "We can share the women we can share the wine, we can share what we got of yours, cuz we done shared all of mine". That speaks to me at many levels.
The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step."
Can someone with some connections to the powers that be at Dead.net help me out?
My Dave's Picks 5 got lost in the mail. The tracking info had the last entry of Feb 3 in Greensboro, NC. Since that point there has been no more updates. I have opened many incident issue with Dead.Net, only to get the run around (i.e give it 10 more days, we will look into it and never get a response or call back). I finally called two days ago and spoke with 2 customer service reps and they assured me I would hear a response shortly. But since it was a limited edition item I may not be able to get a replacement. I've spoke with others on another forum who told me they were able to get replacements for a lost package. Why can't I? I also see they have sent out replacement disc for crack ones, so there appears to be some inventory left, why can't i just get a replacment for my order?
Someone please help me!!
So, how about we get some info about DP6. A full setlist would be nice. Looking forward to the two Dark Stars.
In short, my DP5 cds arrived numbered, shrinkwrapped but damaged. The cases lower front were both crushed inside the unscathed outer package. It seems like they were damaged in the shrinkwrapping process. I addressed the issue with customer service. The replacement cds arrived unnumbered and without shrinkwrap, thus, still not what I ordered....I am waiting again to hear from Dr. Rhino. Any advice?
What a lot of BS!
Nobody is doing any such thing.
Or just where is this flood of a market happening? I've got two real, big retail disc shops within a little drive of my place in Princeton and Fords, NJ -- HQ boots of GD music? A rarity. Never have seen boots of any of the official releases, period.
Ebay? Bull. A trickle a most.
Cmon, show us this market "flood."
Please tell me you participated at least once in the parking lot party. Heck (now there's a word I don't often use) I've even gone to Red Rocks just to stay at Chief Hosa's campground (is that still there?) for the 24 hour party being too late for a ticket (or should they print another 5000 of them. I know Uncle Bill did)
"By the way I showed up plenty of times way back when without a ticket and partied ..." -snafu
Man I think you took too many of those real blotters, you are way off track. This started as a discussion on a business selling a product with a promise of it being a ltd release. Several points I as many people are collectors (of something stamps, coins beanie babies whatever) sometimes deciding you want this special item involves sacrifice they can be expensive. We make these choices with the promise of having something special (the definition of collector). You suggest the Grateful Dead And Rhino do what so many companies politicians etc do and go back on their word and make more (like they did with the Beatles Mono release). You can call it what you want. Webster calls it integrity and businesses or others that lack that are liars. I am glad the Grateful Dead and Rhino choose integrity. By the way I showed up plenty of times way back when without a ticket and partied in the traveling caravan what does that have to do with integrity
Here's 2 shows a week apart both excellent with great versions of all songs played. If you did miss out on Dave's Vol05 you can still get a copy of RTv4n3 if you don't already have one.
Well now, that's an interesting word, isn't it ?
I was a Head with "Integrity" back in the day. I never showed up without a ticket, I never sold blank cardboard as doses and I never left anything but footprints wherever I camped.
But, how much integrity is involved in this current marketing system ? "OK Guys, pay in advance for four shows. We're not going to tell you what shows they are, and in reward for your trust we'll generously cough up ONE bonus disc."
And when one of them turns out to be a real gem, my integrity is called into play by practically begging to throw yet MORE money at this band instead of just burning a boot.
I really don't think I'm in the wrong here....
God I hope (actually I know) that I'm not the only one in the community that believes in integrity. When I tell you something you can bank on it. Anything else is lying
.........I agree in concept that many more people would enjoy and purchase this show if it were available. But selling something as limited to 13,000 and then adding another 5,000-10,000 units is not exactly the epitome of "It's just good business." Setting the size of the limited edition correctly at the beginning is good business. But changing the size after the fact is asking for problems, even if we as fans would like to see this distributed "wide and high."
All I'm saying is demand for these discs is huge.
I don't think anyone in the Dead community would be offended if an exception was made for this release.
My Lord, that HCS alone is nearly orgasmic and that's just one track.
We Heads aren't getting any younger, you know. Why not squeeze out another 5 to 10 thousand copies and let
the band members get the royalties they deserve instead of letting HQ boots flood the market, (trust me, they already have) and miss a marketing opportunity ?
It's just good business.
My four foot stack of Dick's and Dave's picks assures me of that. :-)
Just getting to a listen
it's so beautiful, xo.
11/17 has been a
special date to me,
all my life.
3 pointer from half court,
score. Carry on.
I was concerned when I read that the packaging used to send this "Dave's Picks" release was, at best, flimsy. As my copy had to get to Europe, I had plenty of time to read the many posts about this - whilst my anxiety level rose. When my copy arrived, the packaging turned out to be identical to that used to ship a recent purchase from Topspin. I had deemed that "Unfit for purpose". Fortunately that purchase and this "Dave's Picks" were unharmed, puely by way of good fortune I surmised. Today, finally, my copy of "GarciaLive Volume 1" arrived from Music Today in a similar type of packaging. This time, the packaging was damaged, with one corner of the enclosed "Digipak" exposed. Miraculously the relatively fragile plastic trays and indeed the whole thing were undamaged, but I am now more than ever convinced that this type of packaging is totally unsuitable for shipping CDs. I am of the opinion that in due course I will receive damaged goods if this type of packaging continues to be used. Just my two (Euro)cents worth.
"Dave's Picks Volume 5" did not disappoint. As many others have stated, both the performance and the sound quality are outstanding. Tomorrow I will get down to listening to "GarciaLive Volume 1". I expect this to be just great also - the one previously released track (on the "After midnight" bonus disc "Way after midnight") is just fine and I expect the rest to be just as good.
I am really looking forward to "Dave's Picks Volume 6" and the accompanying bonus disc - and anything else from that bunch of newly-returned reels that David sees fit to release.
i'll repeat my trade offer from before
you get an unopened copy of DaP5
i get the bonus disc from RT vol 1 #2, vol 1 #4 OR vol 2 #2 in new condition (disc & sleeve)
same offer goes for the other 2013 DaP's, one for one (DaP6 will cost 2 of the above)
make a copy of your bonus disc, and trade it in on a new model!!!
No problem be like all the Pols Unions Businesses etc just lie and say it will be ltd to this many then add another 5000. Let at least 1 entity keep its integrity today
I understand the "limited edition" concept, I really do....
This release is a special case !
Good heavens, this release even charted at number 49 in the latest Rolling Stone mag chart. (Curiously. number 50 was the re-re-re- release of FWM's "Rumors".)
But, be that as it may, Heads know a *great* release when they see one, and I was under the impression that you guys were out to make as much money as possible.. (And I say that as kindly as possible)
Just squeak out 5,000 more ! You've got a hot release on your hands !
I'm done groveling.
Just do it..
It is, after all, the same story the crow told me... And I'm fairly sure you were there to hear that tale as well.
Seeing how fast this one sold out after the subscription offer and before it's individual release, I imagine that Dave's Picks Vol. 6 will end up being the most in demand release since the FW 1969 Box, because of the rarity factor of an uncirculated recently redicsovered show fromt same general "Live Dead" era. This may end up being one of those releases that they should've planned for wider distribution, much like the FW '69 box...assuming that the quality of the recording is in the same league...
DaP Vol. 5 was announced just it shipped, so I'd start checking Dead.net regularly by early to mid-April.
DaP Vol. 6 will easily be my favorite. I enjoy each of the series that has come out in the subscription, even if they are primarily from the same general era. I won't mind one bit if they decide to delve deeper into the vault for more uncirculated rarities like the next one.
Got my copy a week or so ago, been listening since. It's great. I'd like to ask that they be shipped the same way Vols. 1-3 were though. It was nice getting it in a box with the packing inside. Then it didn't look beat up because it was in a thin cardboard envelope. Appreciate the releases...but can we get some sturdier shipping materials?
Kind of strange Amazon lists the new Jerry release for $6 less, Thanks to Weve for shining a light on this. It's cool Dave's Picks is now served with complimentary freshly squeezed orange juice (sans pulp). Yummy, yummy, Dave's Picks breakfast in my tummy!
Okey so 6392 has arrived. Not through DHL though. But it doesn' matter of course, as long as it arrived. ^_^