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Dave's Picks 2018 Subscription


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.

In addition to the four CD releases in 2018, totaling 12 CDs, you’ll also get the subscription-exclusive bonus disc, which has proven to be one of the most highly sought after collectables we’ve ever released and free domestic shipping. Subscriber bonus discs will not be released outside of this offer. Early bird subscribers can nab a sub at $99.98 (regular pricing will be $115.92).

Product Details

DAVE’S PICKS 2018 SUBSCRIPTION BENEFITS

• Four Limited Edition, Numbered Releases
• Highly Collectible Bonus Disc
• Free Domestic Shipping
• Delivered Throughout The Year
• Early Bird Pricing - $99.98
• A savings of over $25.00 over purchasing a la carte

David Lemieux on Dave's Picks 2018

Give it as a gift

Download a Dave's Picks 2018 Gift Certificate. Right-click-save-as on a PC, or ctrl-click-save-as on a MAC. You can then print it out on an 8x11 1/2 piece of paper or email to the lucky recipient.

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nappyrags's picture
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Hey Direwulf...

I use a free software product named Exact Audio Copy (EAC for short) to rip to my HD in WAV format...then I use Nero X-press to burn them...whatever you use to burn CD's with always select the DAO format (DISC AT ONCE) not the TAO format(TRACK AT ONCE)...TAO inserts 3 to 4 seconds of silence between tracks...Also EAC usually reads track titles but not in this case...I had to manually type song titles in before ripping, not a big deal...but when I loaded it into my iPod it recognized the tracks, kinda crazy...

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Re: Mugsie

I think the double charging was a mistake. PM MaryE here and she will help.

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signed, sealed, (not yet) delivered

hey hey, ho, ho, ha, ha !!!
I am all signed up for 2018 subscription ... pretty much a no brainer by my reckoning.
I’ve been subscribing to Dave’s Picks since day one. To be honest, I kinda felt like the series was petering out in 2016; however, 2017 was a truly outstanding year for picks. 21, 22 and 23 are all keepers, and 24 looks like a winner as well. (Bird Song ... yay!!)

I suggest we all just keep rockin’ (And being kind).

Have a good weekend all.

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direwulf - no burn

How are you trying to burn them. I use a program called cd-ex to copy to hard drive and then burn.

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Album art

Thanks Spacebro! This is the one I wanted.
Yes. I hope they do update soon.

Rock on

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Double charging

Could you explain why this has happened please? I emailed Dead customer service and copied Dr Rhino. I talked to a wmg customer service rep about 3 days ago and she saw the double charge and said she would remove it. Well, it was pending but has since gone through.
Thanks for your help

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re: 2/26/73

Ooops! My mistake. I have that Dick's 28, too. The original release, not the RealGone reish.

Typo error, it should have been 2/24/73: Iowa City, IA. as I was following that thread of comments.

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Anybody else get a "no burn

Anybody else get a "no burn rights" message when they try and make a copy for the car? My Subaru's cd player will magically lock up and scratch discs so the Pick's stay in the home.

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Born Cross Eyed, re 2/26/73

This has been released (mostly), as DP 28.

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hbob1995 - album cover link

I bookmarked the link a while ago. Very useful, but whoever put this page up needs to update it.

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/106465427611350658328/album/AF1QipOY...

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Dave's 24 and the 2018 Subscription

My copy of Dave's Picks 24 arrived today. I never received a notice that it had shipped. Surprisingly, my was notified that it was on the way, presumably because she is notified of any UPS shipments that are scheduled for our residence through registration with UPS. I was on travel but she informed me that this mysterious package was on its way to our house. Strange that she would know it was on they way but I was never received any notification of it being shipped. Oh well, glad it was here this afternoon.

As for the 2018 subscription, I've had no problems ordering or with the confirmation process.

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:)

thank you for speedy resolution to duplicate charge problem ... on to Binghamton

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craigeyler: lol...

remember what happened to Waldo Jeffers' package...

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UPS man

Indeed. UPS man delivered mine right to my door yesterday. Hmmm. I have never given my physical address to dead.net for delivery.Never. Only my PO Box.(we have no USPS delivery here,only PO boxes. No mailboxes for us)
Strange. Glad they found me,but strange none the less. Goes to show,ya don't ever know...
:O)

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UPS

What precisely was the UPS man doing with your package anyway??

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1973 Dave's Pick

Yeah, I did mean Des Moines in May, they played Iowa City in February and we have almost the whole show now anyway.

DaP #24 showed up in the mail today and I really think it is the best-sounding GD show I've ever heard. All the instruments are clean and clear, nothing overpowers anything else. Except for those two 'moments' in Playing In The Band that overpower everything else in the mix, I'm sure you know what I mean.

Listening to Playing In The Band right now, with the mix being totally spot-on and considering how hot the band were around that time, this is one of the best I've ever heard.

I'm subscribing again for the 2018 Picks, I ALWAYS want that bonus disc, and considering what I think we're gonna get next February, I couldn't possibly risk being left out. Subscriptions are really the only way to go at this point in time, since trying to grab one of the few remaining single shows (ala carte as they say) is nearly an impossibility. The Picks are just getting WAYYY too good to risk not getting one. Getting a subscription eliminates all that aggravation and it costs less than what you'd pay for all four individually, so...I just don't want to risk it. Once they start getting 16 or 17 thousand requests for subscriptions, they'll be left with no choice but to increase the numbers up to 20 thousand or so.

Get your subscriptions early, there's really no other alternative unless you want to risk getting left out.

After listening for a couple hours, I'm kind of surprised this one made it to Dave's Picks at all. There are all sorts of fluffed notes, missed cues and just plain fuck-ups, far more than I've ever heard before. Back when the band had more say as to what qualifies and what doesn't, this one wouldn't have gotten past first base. BUT I'm glad the band finally decided to let the vault crew make the decisions. I don't really care about that kind of thing, so I love this show and that kind of thing doesn't bother me anyway.

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Sixtus

Yeah great Bird Song.
And the UPS man just brought me another one..

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folks with lingering duplicate charges

The Doc says that refunds started going out yesterday. If you find yourself with this issue still unresolved, please email us at Dead at wmgcustomerservice.com.

Feel free to to cc Dr. Rhino (drrhino at rhino.com) as well.

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tech issues

Guys when a new product comes out and more than 10000 come for the show, their servers cant handle the web traffic. Just call customer service and order on the phone. Have never missed a single release with that strategy! And man I hope you're right about 2-24-73 crunchiest Phil solo ever!

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Album covers

A few years ago someone posted a link that had ALL of the Dead album covers in chronological order by year. Long story short, I lost that link and really would like to have it back. If anyone has it, please post it. It really is a treasure and a thing of beauty

Rock on

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Hey Dave who's the artist for 2018 subs ?

Hey Dave, who's the artist for 2018 subscriptions ? Nothing mentioned in the all in the family section of the new almanac. Thanks

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Joe Smith

Now that is funny.

Ironically, I watched a portion of that last night. Unless my hearing is worse than I thought, Joe gets all excited and misquotes the opening line of Casey Jones.

Nice surprise as well. My UPS buddy just rang the doorbell and handed me my package.

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RE: Warner Music Group cancelling

The Revenge of Joe Smith

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Low numbers...

Only low number I've ever gotten is Dave's 8, mine is #75.

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Now don't get me wrong...

I love what they do here.
But.
This is by far the worst web site I have ever seen in my life.

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Cancelling Order

I had that happen to me too, and just used a different card. I called my credit card company, they said the same thing, "We did not cancel this order."

I suspect they are doing a data match and it failed on the zip+4 that they (Rhino) added when the rest of the address was filled in by the drop down on the order info form. After about 6 or 7 keystrokes, it pulls down my address and I clicked on it, but had a zip+4 which I never use. It definitely was not my bank/credit card. Since it wasn't the bank, they must be trying to do their own verification. Not really a huge deal, but since timing is everything in this game.. they should try a less restrictive way to validate data. Like instead of cancelling the order, leave it as pending and get to the bottom of it.

Sorry reijo.. I bet if you try it tomorrow it will work. There must be a bug in their process.

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Subscription impossible for me to order

Been on board with Dave's Subs from 2012 & never had an ordering issue until now. I placed the order a couple days back and received a confirmation. Next day I received an order cancellation stating that my bank could not verify my billing address so it was cancelled. As instructed I placed a new order. I carefully entered my correct address as I did previously but the next day it was cancelled again. Called Dead net & they insisted my bank cancelled. I told them that is near impossible. I called my bank and they said Warner Music Group keeps cancelling my order.....There really are serious issues with how they run this online store.

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Five Branch - Dave's low number

I just got the "limited edition, gold marble colored, 180 gram virgin vinyl" re-release of Garcia's "Cats Under the Stars". Only 5,000 being released,,,, I got number 94!!!!

Lowest number I ever got!

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double charges

If the erroneous charge fails to vanish, send me a PM with the details and we'll make sure you don't get charged in error.

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re: 7/27/73 Watkins Glen, '73 Banter

Hey icrcrmcnkd, that is a fantastic Bird Song, they jam phatly. I also love what Phil says right before they start playing it (at least on my copy): "We're all just clever androids". Right.

That soundcheck jam then which is part of the initial GD time spanning Box Set is also from this date; I seem to recall there is a Feelin' Groovy in there too, but on whatever copy I have heard it just fades out....sad! This needs redemption!

Love all of the ears & eyes that perked up at the unfolding of the 2/24/73 discussion....little nuggets spark landslides.

Sixtus

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new James Brown book out

Just saw this on Amazon, by a former guitarist for JB (nice GD twist in title):

Working for The Man, Playing in the Band: My Years with James Brown

https://www.amazon.com/Working-Man-Playing-Band-Years/dp/1770413855/ref=...

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Me too Scotcha

I've sent the PM to Marye w/ the info ...

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Double Billed

I was charged twice as well - confirmation shows only 1 subscription ordered. This is not a "Pending" charge either - full on charged!

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Ordered DaP 2018 subscription

DaP 25: 11/06/77
DaP 26: 02/26/73#?? That's possible, but what's gonna fill the bonus disc?
DaP 27: --/--/--
DaP 28: **/**/**

# = or 06/10/73 complete with 3rd set with the some members of the Allmans
or 07/27/73 complete final set. Both of these selections are unlikely. They are my wild guesses, but as you can see that I'm going with 1973.

Moving ahead a few years to February 2021, it's hard to imagine Dave's Picks 37 because there was no Dick's Picks 37 released in early 2006, as the Dick's Picks series abruptly stopped without notice//

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So if Dave has to subscribe

So if Dave has to subscribe just the like the rest of us, do you think he gets LE # 00001? I'm always up above 10000. Not an issue though. I was never really a fan of front row.

Happy to report that my order was placed this morning and void of any issues. My guess is the Peabody WABAC machine was a bit overrun earlier in the week. Just goes to show, always best to take a step back.

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1973 Iowa

Those are cool shows from February and May. The Dicks Picks 4 CD set from Feb 1973 is certainly one of my favorites from series

Would prefer a "Dark Star" performance if Dave's Picks 26 is from similar time frame.

2.15.73 or later in year with at same venue 10.25.73

Not sure what the chances are or how they will sell October 1973 because of box set versus individual release, the Kiel Auditorium performances may already be spoken for , but

A combo of 10.30.73 + 11.1.73 (2nd set sequence Morning Dew -> PITB -> UJB -> PITB ) included as part of bonus disc would be very cool

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What to ask kissinger

1) why did you sell out South Vietnam and leave them to the tender mercies of the Communists 2) why did you sell out the Republic of China and set Red China on the path to again control Asia through a suzerainty as they did 500 years ago,only this time dragging much of the rest of the world 3) why did you roll over for the USSR through lopsided treaties an its using Cuba to recolonize Africa. That would have been good for an hour. And if we got stuck waiting for a gate I'd have asked him why he let that traitorous scum Jane Fonda back into the US

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USB/ Zappa

I feel your pain. I too wish they released all the shows on cd. I did buy Halloween got it the other day already listened 3 times. The GD and FZ so different yet so important to American music. Speaking of differences another one we Zappa freaks have to live with is the ZFT. Whenever I get a little frustrated with the Dead site I just think about the ZFT and how pathetic their offerings to us are (quantity not quality ) and how mercenary they are. Like the Dead I have everything they have ever released. I'd guess between the two they represent at least 35% of my music listening, which is extensive. Without a wife and despising TV gives me a lot of time for music

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James Brown Quote

Scene is James Brown emerging into the sunlight after being bailed out of jail.

Reporter: "James they booked you for aggravated assault. What happened?"

James Brown: "They aggravated me and I assaulted them."

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How the fook does this work?

OK. I just got my very first ever USB stick with music on it.
Zappa's Halloween USB just arrived today and my computer tells me it recognizes it & will allow me to "Safely Unplug" the motherfucker,but I can't find any way to get it to play.WTF?

Any help would be much appreciated...just stay off my lawn ya goddamn kids! Please yell instructions from the sidewalk.

...and yes,I am wearing the mask right now.

:O)

Oops...never mind. Ya learn something new every day.
Never mind again. It will not play. Last time I buy a f'n USB stick. This thing sucks. Why not cds?
Oh yeah. Looks like the number is 5,000. My copy is stamped on the bottom:1538 Of 5000.

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Just announced

Metallica, Dave Matthews, G-Eazy, Dead & Company, Raphael Saadiq and Rancid on Thursday, November 9 at AT&T Park.

Fundraiser for NorCal fire victims.

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sports will make you crazy, ladies and gentlemen

that's I avoid 'em as much as possible.

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Flacco getting rocked....

....then a Ravens Olineman rips Alanso's helmet off while he's on the ground. No flag. But I also digress....

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The Lightning are hot, hot, hot....

....as are the Vegas Golden Knights. Cinderella story? Unfortunately, my Dolphins are blowing chunks in front of a national audience. What else is new....

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Flacco hit?

Anybody see Flacco just get blown up on TNF? Personally, I loved the hit. These smart-ass quarterbacks cannot slide at the last possible second as a defender is speeding at them one, two yards away and expect anything but to get blasted. You hit the brakes on your car, it doesn't stop instantly.

But, I digress... yesterday I finally got a transaction to go through, or so I thought... PayPal got a transaction through of $102.88 to Warner Elektra Atlantic or whatever it is, but I still have not gotten a confirmation number from Dead.net

I emailed two customer service officials, neither have gotten back to me. They probably have no idea. It's still a mess, bits and pieces of those hundreds if not thousands of aborted/frozen transactions from the first futile onsale hours.

So, I did the only thing I could under these circumstances, I bought another one today (with my VISA, avoiding PayPal), and did get a confirmation number.

So I'm in. I guess I'll just let the first transaction ride and see what the hell happens.

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Miracle Man

I also still watch the Red Wings and well.....it’s often a struggle. Going to lose again, this time to the Lightning.

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dissident1980

best i can do is refer you to marye....she might know who can help with that.

or contact your credit card company...(man with thick Russian accent answers) "hello...my name Peggy!" (old commercial)

PS I love your avatar/picture/thumbnail/whatever

Dave...Dave...:)

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Re:

I politely said hello when he sat down.. and let him be.

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one more kissinger thing:

did you talk with him? or did you just let him be?

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Pending charges (2)

credit card now actually charged twice. tried to order once, got all the way though, transaction failed, told to retry later ... little bit later, did it again, order went through, got a confirmation number ...

I've only received one confirmation number, I only want one subscription, and my credit card has been charged the same amount twice as if I ordered two.

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