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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...

David Lemieux
October 2017

Because the demand for these limited, numbered releases is so high, we've decided to bump the 2018 Dave's Picks production run to 18,000 of each of the four releases. While this means there will be more to go around, the best advice we have to give is... subscribe. When these releases go up for sale a la carte, they sell out within hours. Hours. No hyperbole here. The only way to avoid disappointment and be guaranteed all four Dave's Picks in 2018 is to subscribe.

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Tony

send me the details and we'll get it straightened out.

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10-31-85

Columbia, SC. Me and Mine were there, we liked.

Looks like we gave Music and Jed a +1, LL Rain got a +3. Will go listen in a minute. I remember mostly a great Werewolves, all the Heads doing the waaaaahoooo and they had speakers in the back corners and made the sound circle the room.

Update - LL Rain, very, very nice. I have a nice Charlie copy.

You know 85 was a very good year, the NYE show on 12/31/85 has the "GREATEST" Let it Grow. Saw a good chunk of East Coast shows that year. I think in the 80's forward the sound system just became incredible with what it could do, the wall of sound might of had a nice stereo image with perfect clarity, but later systems just had more effects and things they could do with the sound stage. I don't think that forward march of sound reproduction has slowed. Furthur at Red Rocks had a sound so large it challenged your inner eye. Maybe it was just the drugs!?! Whatever it took, by any means necessary.

But really, listen to the Let it Grow on 12/31/85,,,,LOUD!

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10-31-91

is a top notch show, might be the best 10-31 show ever? always loved it and is well worthy of release. I just listened to the 10-30-80 show also, some good stuff there also, 1980 was an awesome year for the dead, as was 1991.
Quite the revelation coming down, soon, very soon....For those that follow history, this is a flashback to 1973/74.

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re: 10/31/91

hey now wilfredtjones, you've hit the nail on the head with this awesome Halloween show. Indeed, it was a heavy time - but as you note, they played their hearts out. Bruce is also all over this show up and down too, pushing Jerry and the limits of the band.

Some great stuff going on in the Help>Slip>Franklin's opener; and I find the jam segment between Scarlet> Fire to be exquisitely executed with the MIDI. Of course then the far-ranging, angry-at-times Dark Star complete with the monologue - there is a point in there when that is happening, it reminds me of the old days when they would play furiously behind Pigpen going off - I get that same tinge when I listen to this, and goosebumps. Very solid second half of the second set as well. This was among the first '91 shows I ever acquired and it is still among my favorites.

https://archive.org/details/gd1991-10-31.139276.sbd.miller.flac24

Happy Halloween, All.
Sixtus

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happy halloween

My go to show would probably be the '91 show in Oakland. I know it was a heavy occasion, but they seemed to make a party of it. The setlist is fantastic and well-executed. with effective guest appearances to boot.

http://www.dead.net/show/december-31-1991

Help on the Way
Slipknot!
Franklin's Tower
Little Red Rooster
Loser
Tom Thumb's Blues
Let It Grow

Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Truckin'
Spoonful*
Dark Star**
drums
space*
Dark Star Reprise*
This Could Be the Last Time*
Standing on the Moon
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Werewolves of London*

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Dave's 24

Phil's bass has the lowest end I think I have ever heard on any release, at least when he played the 4 string. When he hits his solo it then becomes very evident that the mix was structured specifically for this moment. It is during his solo when the sound makes perfect sense, like it comes full circle. This release puts my 150 watt B&W subwoofer to the test, it passed. I have never heard anything like this release and I have the Europe 72 box set release. Amazing with all the releases out there still something new appears. Bear was the man!

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Re: pay pal blues

Tony, if it were me I'd wait until 11/6, the last day of early bird, to decide what to do. I'm assuming that you didn't get a conformation? Mabey your funds will reappear over the next 7 days. We're all pulling for ya buddy. Hang in there!

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Happy Halloween!

10-31-79 Nassau Col.
10-31-69 San Jose,Ca.
10-31-71 Columbus,Ohio (Dick's 2)

:O)

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pay pal blues update

Daniel at Dead net now says there is no record of my transaction and that I should re subscribe, But, payment is complete via Pay Pal, funds taken from my account!
What can I do?

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one thing leads to another ...

... and by that I mean one season gives way to another ...
... darkness shrugs and bids the day goodbye ...

here’s hoping 2018 will be just as great as 2017

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Are we not going to talk about the train video?

Because that train video lol thanks for that, Dave!

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Yep

Here here, right on stoltzfus.

I heard from someone that MaryE and her 101 specially trained Dalmatians hand delivered this pic to all US residents. It's October 30th, and I bet some here are already on their third listen.

Think about that for a minute... the release date is 11/1.

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Marye is a wonderful den mother for us middle-aged crazies.

Hooray for Marye!!!

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Just putting this out there

I got on the bus in the late 80's and that is my sweet spot for sure. 73 to 78 you bet. For some reason I don't get the same feeling listening to 67-71. I'm not saying it's a Pig thing but it might be. I mean no disrespect at all to those who find that this is their favorite.

The reason I say this is because if DaP26 is in fact from pre 72. I would be willing to trade for some Dead from 73-89. We can revisit when it gets announced.

Finally a big thanks to Mary and Dr. Rhino for quickly removing the duplicate charge. I never had a doubt.

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re: danc

Say it isn't so.........

I am sure you are correct.. but wouldn't that be something.

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Binghamton Truckin

Jumped the gun and gave it a spin on the archive. I expect to play this one loud and often.

https://archive.org/details/gd77-11-06.sbd.nawrocki.283.sbeok.shnf/gd77-...

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Nov ‘70 Port Chester

I heard from a friend that Mo Morrison (now deceased) confirmed that there was no house recording system then in use at the Capitol. In the mid 70s, Mo could hook tapers up with whatever was out there. It seems THOSE shows would have surfaced by now.

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Dave's 26

I predict it won't be from the second half of their career. Just a hunch.

I hope I'm wrong.

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Now you're talkin', 72LiveDead dude,

Summer/Fall 1970!

A blip in time when they were firing on all cylinders. They knew how to grow crystalline images out of thin air...I KNOW YOU can SEE IT

Just keep that mantra flowing: Bigger and better than we could've imagined

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Otis My Man!!!

That IS a striking Promised Land, thanks bro. Heh, you remember that little detail, huh? I do love myself some Promised Land. It wasn't always that way - took some time to grow on me. There's a helluva one on the new DaP 24 too. Peace my friend.

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That Maine Promised Land...

... Damn! It is ROCKING!!! And a Shakedown 2nd set opener!

I would love for 9/6/80 to be DaP26 - Check it out, at very least the Promised Land! HOT! KeithFan, I know you are a PL fan too! Whooo!!!

https://archive.org/details/gd80-09-06.wise.unknown.322.sbeok.shnf/gd80-...

Peace

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26 predictions

I dont think 9/6/80 fits the clues. Its not available as a SBD but it certainly can be heard in good quality.

The 11/70 wishes are indeed the stuff of dreams but I think the problem is that the shows just werent recorded due to personnel changes in the scene (Bear hibernating).

I think 2/24/73 is a most intriguing guess and does really seem to fit the clues and the DaP selection MO. The snippet on 30 days reveals that it is in the vault in better quality than what we have out here and what we have isnt very much.

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Whew

Just wanted to send a qualified thank you to Marye and those who were able to quickly reverse the duplicate charges. Although I am happy to have woken up to see this change on my credit card, it still is an unnecessary issue that will sadly make me think twice about making other purchases. As I stated on the 45s sub page, I want to order that again this year (really enjoyed it last year) but am hesitant to pull the trigger again due to the possibility of duplicate charges. Please, please, please do the right thing and update your purchasing system to make your customers be able to buy with confidence.

On the other hand, I received my copy of DaP 24 and all I can say is this is just a damn fine show. I need to really be UP to rock out Veneta, but this one is like the softer sibling, easing into the wildness that would come a few days later.

Grateful as always.

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Daves 26

Hope to see something like Summer or Fall of 1970, since it is a huge show and only available in bad quality. Could it be something like Capitol Theatre November 5,6,7,8 1970? That would be a dream come true. Or Fillmore East September 17,18,19,20 1970? Were these shows tapes returned recently or they simply do not exist?

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DaP 25 and 26

To be clear, DaP 25 has been pre-announced by Dave as 11/6/77

DaP26: Dave mentioned will be a 1) "highly requested" show that 2) has "not yet been heard in good quality". So I'm guessing a '69 or '70 show, but 9/6/80 Maine also could be possible - that was the first idea that popped in my head when he said it. Amazing show that only exists as an AUD, I think.

DaP24 is great. As I stated elsewhere, I suspect the reason set 2 is so short with only one (1) Jerry song is that perhaps Jerry got dosed and couldn't deal. He takes major license with the timing of lyrics in Stella Blue, the one song he does sing... I suspect he got goonied and pulled the rip cord. Luckily he didn't overdo it 2 days later in Veneta! Got just the right amount of microdots that day...

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Getting high

I must say, I am very impressed with the fact that cannabis has been legalised in several US states. I have not read any negative reports at all. That International Church of Cannabis in Denver looks fun.

Among my friends, the most popular way of altering consciousness is by doing various types of meditation. The most widely used drugs are probably prescription opiates first, followed by alcohol. Bearing in mind that my friends are now mainly over 60. Ironically, the users of such drugs do not consider themselves drug users.

Legalisation of cannabis looks a long way off in Britain at the moment-and I must admit, I don't do anything to further the cause myself, even though I believe in it. Might be less alcohol and opiate users if cannabis was legal. Which might be a good thing!

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1-24-69

Avalon Ballroom
16:30 Other One and then some...

:O)

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Re: DaP 26

Nothing has been confirmed for Dave's Picks 26. They're still working on 25 and from what I've seen from Dave's seaside chats, they probably have one in mind but nothing is set in stone.

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last September in Vancouver BC
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Enthusiasm: Pot

leafly.com

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Enthusiasm: Pot

S.A.G.E #21 is a nice sativa.

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enthusiasm pot

Must be sativa.

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Only believe half of what you hear and a quarter of what you see

Lewiston Me?

I doubt if the next pick has been leaked.. but Lewiston ME is a smokin' hot show... If they had a tasty board, it'd be right up there with Dave's Picks 8 (11/30/80, Fox Theatre, Atlanta Ga) and 1979 30 Trips Cape Cod Coliseum.

I wouldn't complain a bit. I honesty forget how the best recordings for this sound on the archive, but there were several regulars here that attended this show.

It could also be mbarilla stirring up the enthusiasm pot (nothing wrong with that).

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has lewiston maine really been announced as DaP 26?

hope this isn't a joke.

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hooray for 9/6/80

hot stuff

one thing about 6/21/76

people in audience

"CHINA CAT! CHINA CAT!"

"CHINA CAT!"

"CHINA CAT! CHINA CAT!"

"CHIIIIIINA CAAAAAT!"

then there's also

"WWHOOOOOO! WHOOOOOOOOOO! WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!" every 10 seconds.

enough already, guys.

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"Maybe I'll meet you on the run" ~ Lewiston Maine ~ 9.6.80

1980's F%CKING ROCK

Dave's Picks 26

Sign me up for 2018

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Mission in the Rain

Was lucky enough, or just old enough to have seen 2 of the 5 (I think) Mission in the Rains. 6/12/76 & 6/18. Which they played that more, it stayed in JGB rotation a long while.
Got Dave’s #24 Friday. Great show, oddly enough I didn’t have that show already, but had the other 3 nights of the run.
Can hardly wait for #25 and on from there

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no confirmation blues

Well I went the pay pal route as soon as I got the heads up that the sub was available. Money taken ,but no confirmation from Dead Net, so I dont know if I am in or out, (but certainly out of pocket). Of course mailed customer service and was promised an answer within two day which predicably of course came and went, Marye has been contacted, and once again its wait and see....
Tony in Sweden

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never heard of the "no rip" (van winkle) clause

eerie

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June 76

heard about half of 6/21/76. high energy. Fantastic Scarlet.

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re: Anybody else get a "no burn

Just ripped CD1 of DP24 for the car and no issues to report.

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re: Anybody else get a "no burn

Just ripped CD1 of DP24 for the car and no issues to report.

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Another mood lightener
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Stolzie

We're in a rather dark seasonal groove here; let's lighten the mood...

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All these years...

...and I still double post.

Available at your local Home Depot.

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Dave's 24 Cover Art

Thanks Spacebro for the link to GD cover art. If anybody needs a higher-res version of Dave's 24, here's a link to color-corrected scans is just uploaded to DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f5b4t3t5u1s3ff8/AABRNK6IeHMeUSMtIv4ABrcca?dl=0

And if you need cover art from any other Dave's releases:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qx5j9ydoc7bzm8z/AAD8yK_vCv_kQ-oLkLJQVCEla?dl=0

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something else, not shootings

people viciously abusing a toddler.

tooooooo creepy in its own right. beyond tooooooo creepy when you just started listening to something positive and enjoyable associated with the same town.

GD contrasted with such evil...yuck.

Meanwhile...I listened to set two of 6/18/76 and all of disc three of 10/2/77 while Ubering today. The entire 6/18/76 show is well played (includes a Mission in the Rain), but is criminally short.

Samson, St. Stephen > NFA > St. Stephen > Eyes > Drums > Wheel > SM, E: US Blues

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Binghamton time.com????

I see nothing on time.com about Binghamton, pull up no search results on google of anything noteworthy in Binghamton. So, what's going on?

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rufkm

I go to the archive, call up 11/6/77.
Binghamton.
I then go to time.com and see an unspeakably evil story...that happened in Binghamton.

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