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Welcome to the 7th year of the Dave's Picks series, as we head into 2018 more excited than ever about where this series is, and where it's going. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported the series since its inception in 2012; and to those who are new to it, we welcome you. There's plenty of room on the bus. The anticipation we feel every time we select, and later announce, each and every Pick is equal, or even greater, than this guy's excitement at seeing a train. As we head into and past our 25th release in the series, we feel a great sense of forward momentum, and we aim to keep that going in the coming years. How do we top a release like the upcoming Vol. 25, which as you've likely heard is the classic, much-requested, spectacular 11/6/77 Binghamton, NY show? With the show we're thinking about for Vol. 26, that's how! Really, we aim to equal, or top, every release by heading to great performances that you or may not have previously heard, but never in the quality Jeffrey Norman is able to produce. We've got our eyes and ears on several shows for possible upcoming Dave's Picks releases that are going to make 2018 the best year yet in the series, and that's how we honestly feel. Thanks again for subscribing. We keep doing what we do because you keep digging it. Your support and feedback is what keeps making us scream like we've just seen the train of our dreams...
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I remember this was the one you had mentioned ~ 11.17.71
cool , this release will have 2 performances of "Wharf Rat" ? I had been listening to a couple other shows recently (August 1974 & December 1979) both had a very sweet "Wharf Rat"
11/17/71!!! AND 12/14/71!!!!
Oh my god!!! I have died and gone to heaven. And hell has frozen over.............
I've been waiting 37 years for this............
Would have thought the two show run together from Hill Auditorium, would have been the way to go as a release. The second night (not included here) is arguably the better of the two and one of the best of the entire year. Seems the rest of the Fort Worth 11/14/71 (RT V3 N2 bonus disc) would have been a better choice for this DaP 26 bonus disc and filler.
Looks like we'll have to wait for a giant Shakedown>Samson or Help>Slip>Franklin's performance for another Dave's Pick beyond Volumes 25 and 26. What I would really love to see though is a heavy Victim>Foolish Heart released in a Dave's Picks someday.
6/8/90 is a one that needs to be to be released....speaking of Foolish Heart shows...and probably the best version. The jam out of it is a must hear.
I love '71 and all, but there's still a lot of meat and potatoes on the plate before dessert. Another Run Rudolph Run for the collection, and second to last performed here. Timely.
This is it, folks! The last two days to get your hands on every single Dave's Picks 2018 release, the subscribers only bonus disc, and free domestic shipping.
And with that, take it away Dave...
"For Dave's Picks Vol. 26, we're heading back to the Fall of 1971, when Pigpen was home resting, and Keith was a month into his tenure with the Grateful Dead, for the complete show on 11/17/71 in Albuquerque. This was the Dead's first show in New Mexico, and they welcomed the welcoming New Mexican crowd with some of the best music they played in all of 1971. The 15-song first set is only outdone by the spectacular second set, featuring one of the most powerful and intense versions of "The Other One" you'll ever hear, as well as a "Not Fade Away" that rivals the one played two nights earlier on 11/15/71 in Austin. Add to this that CD 3 is rounded out with half of the 12/14/71 show in Ann Arbor (with Pigpen back on stage!), and the 2018 Dave's Picks Subscribers' Bonus Disc features the other half of 12/14/71, and you have a release featuring two of the best shows of the second half of 1971." - David Lemieux
I need a copy of daves picks 1 , my original copy is gone:(
I've been extremely good this past year, maybe I'll get it in some form of a Christmas gift....:)
Oh, those dizzying fumes from space heaters... and the bad kind of dizzying no less, not the nitrous kinds of dizzying fumes.
..but didn't the same Intonation concerns surface regarding Veneta? So hot they were out of tune? The PITB is sublime and the China Rider one of my all time favorites. ..then again, on the video you see Jerry tuning his guitar mid jam in somewhere in that sequence. Adds to the lore I guess.
I hated those heaters.. and the headaches that resulted. I'd rather be cold and clear of thought, but I can't imagine picking guitars with frozen fingers either.
at one point Bobby talks about giant space heaters blowing on them, and that they can make the guitars go out of tune.
Of all 22 shows, Bickershaw is my most listened to of the tour. What's not to like? You get 4 discs of great music, plenty of Pig, equipment failures, witty discussion and complaints about the weather, a Dark Star > Drums > The Other One and even a happy b-day for Bill the Drummer. Great show. Makes me smile.
From what I can remember, there are some intonation issues on that recording. Could be the weather?
It's really been working for me lately.. throw your prozak away, this show works much, much better. And at a $0 copay, it's priced right.
I just got a disturbing thought.. lets be thankful the pharmaceutical industry is not in charge of Dave's Picks pricing. The 2018 subscription (pun intended) would cost $19,072 unless, of course, it was covered under your insurance (for the 300 people that have insurance who read these threads, that is).
The 5/7 show is a favorite of mine as well :)
The entire European 72' tour is just Epic! All 22 shows are primo ;)
I regard the European Tour of 1972 as being one of-if not the-highlight of the bands career. Every show, to me is essential-even the less celebrated ones.
But I haven't listened to so many from that tour this year. I am saving that until 2018. What I have listened to more are the shows from October 1971 to New Years Eve of that year. Wonderful, energetic music, with a real sense of something momentous being born. You can almost sense their horizons widening from show to show. Playing In The Band, in particular seems to develop almost unconsciously, with its middle jam threatening to burst out of its confines and soar. In 1972, it did.
but...I just can't afford it right now.
I am 2 discs into my copy of 5/7/72...wow.
If you ever wonder why anything post-85 is so uninteresting to me, 5/7/72 is my final answer.
...just a friendly update, still have sealed/brand new Europe 72' individual shows for sale... happy holidays :)
mmmm... that's a dollar word, jrf, very bad. Put a dollar in the kind jar immediately and all will be good with the world.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all.. I'm a little uninspired, tomorrow I will be digging deep.. perhaps one of those June 70 shows that were tossed up today.
Hope my heathen tendencies or my sailor's vocabulary didn't upset anyone.No offense intended.If offensive I'll get rid of it.
...and happy holidays anyways
My thought was instead of a ".", just put in your favorite version of whichever song from a show.
Subject: Black Peter
-edit- step away from the google machine, jim...
I can give you the keys to the lawn mower.. but if you are going to go through all the trouble with time travel, I suggest setting the dials for 1968 and the errant post won't matter anyway.
Editing is your best option.. I just write bolo three times..
Edit: Just tried this.. google mhammond and the return will be proud dad.
A couple of years ago my son and daughter and I went to see Dark Star Orchestra at a local night club. After a few songs I started to internet search what show they may be playing and it soon became apparent they were doing Bickershaw 72. I shouted out to my kids "It's a four hour show!". And it was.
WOW. what a great show.
Europe 72 is perhaps the pinnacle of their creative career.
Europe 72 is a pinnacle, Jerry! A pinnacle!
I don't think it is possible to remove a post entirely. It would seem that the best you can do is edit it down to a single "." Don't ask me why!
...a post here?
Today is the 20th anniversary:D
Things will lively up when they announce DaP 26 and the last push on subscriptions runs its course.
stolzfus.. you motivated me to hit up a few neglected E72 shows, VGuy too..
I hit 5/7/72, Bickershaw Festival, Wigan over the weekend in earnest.. Great show.. I had on my radar the tightness of the first set and the second set Dark Star>Drums>The Other One jam.. but I had forgotten the energy and the groove they settled into to close out the show. The Lovelight, dare I say was one of the strongest of the tour and the GDTRFB>NFA, adventurous and high energy. I decided to load the show on one of river and ski devices, so I got a couple of great re-listens. A nearly perfect show.
I need to dust of the physical product and re-read the liner notes which I think were written by our own SimonRob.
Thanks guys.. for motivating me.
Edit: on a related note.. holy shit, train derailment over I5 near Seattle.. Bet that stymies the morning commute.
Be safe all.. happy holidays..
Maybe time to pull the sod up over this page. It's been quiet here for a few.
is there anybody in here? Just click if you can hear me...
is there anyone home?
thank you to Craig for making me 5/4/72 yesterday...and 8/25/72...
Happy Holidays folks.
Well...to be honest,this is more "My Favorite Things" than "God Rest 'Ye..",but what the fuck,eh?
Yea.. thanks My Time.. That ruins my plans for the weekend, I was just getting comfy in my chair and had all my encyclopedias and almanacs out...
Great guess and proved me wrong. I thought there was no way someone was going to get this on the first day.
Just came on to enter my second guess and see I have already killed off the fun by guessing correctly the first time.
William and Mary 9/11/1973 and Utica 3/22/73 also fit the bill, with the former even including a horny Weather Report Sweet.
Happy Holidays everyone. We still have the DaP26 guessing game too at least.
No June 1976 Box announcement?
That would have been sweeeet
While I didn't pick the correct show, it somewhat worrisome that I was on bolo's wavelength about the clue's correct interpretation...
My copy is very nice, would make a good release. The Loser is very nice.
Didn't get around to looking at guesses until just now. This is my busiest time of year - had a long elf training session last night. Elves and egg nog - bad combo!
The first (and ONLY) person to guess correctly is...drum roll please...oh, thanks, Billy. Hey, Mickey joining in on The Beast - sweet! Now he's moving over to The Beam. Here comes Olatunji playing a bandir...good to see you, Baba! This may take a while. Someone just wheeled Kesey's Thunder Machine onto the stage.
OK, enough with that. Congrats to Mytime, who posted the winning entry at 11:32 last night. The show is 5/6/78 - University of Vermont. First set opener - Sugaree; second set closer - Sugar Magnolia. The next clue would have included a rather obscure reference to the interesting date (5678), but obviously not needed now.
Mytime, send me your address. I'll pack up your goodies post-haste.
Thanks for playing, folks. By the way, pretty impressed to see numerous entries posted at precisely 6:00 PM.
And, no, this has nothing to do with DaP 26 as some have surmised.
I definitely think this is the kind of show that could pull people (like me) off the fence to subscribe. I was going to chime in with my usual pick of late 10-16-74, or 12/18/73, both excellent and somewhat forgotten after finishing out of the money (i.e. unpicked) years ago.
6-23-74. Pure sugar and sweetness! Jackie Gleason did his show from there years after the "Honeymooners" and would always say "how sweet it is"!
Agreed on 12/28/78 and 6/21/80. The former was my guess yesterday.. the latter my guess today. Both have a candyman in the middle as well.
I've always liked 6/20/80 and 6/21/80, the Alaska shows. Both nights are a real easy listen to me. 6/20 is one of the last cassettes I still have, its in the glove box of my kids jetta.
Hershey seems too easy. Maybe a show that starts with Sugaree and ends with Sugar Magnolia. Maybe even has a Candyman somewhere in it.
Like 6/21/80, which has all those, plus the second encore is Brokedown. What's sweeter than that? Or 12/28/78, which was the aptly named Golden Hall.
That's a nice guess seamus95 and it seems to fit the clues. It has Might as Well to open the show, and a sweet song in both the 1st and 2nd sets. I would be real happy to see that released and complete finally. Interestingly there's no encore for this show...
Might As Well
It's All Over Now
New Minglewood Blues
Eyes of the World
Music Never Stopped
It Must Have Been the Roses
Samson and Delilah
The Other One
Comes a Time
Yes, I was sleeping. I didn't know the word derp, but I was totally derp too. Just making a bad joke... Because I never understand bolo's clues...
....already did. Did I win btw? Submitting my entry was like watching the clock waiting for Ticketmaster going online to sell concert tickets. Oh wait. Third party companies already bought them up? Hells bells....
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Starts right now.. but my guess is you are fast asleep.
Had to look that up. Thanks Stolz for the word of the day.
I see now that bolo said 6 PST, not 6 EST.
Contest starts at exactly 6 PM Pacific time today. Entries received earlier than that don’t count.
I have a dozen or so PMs already, 3 1/2 hours early...they don't count!
won't be around come PST time, my guess 10/15/76 Shrine LA.