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Dave's Picks Volume 25: Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY 11/6/77 - SOLD OUT


"We left with our minds sufficiently blown and still peaking..."

We're headed back to that peak with the newly returned tapes from Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, 11/6/77. The Grateful Dead's last touring show of 1977 finds them going for broke, taking chances on fan favorites like "Jack Straw," "Friend Of The Devil," and "The Music Never Stopped," carving out righteous grooves on a one-of-kind "Scarlet>Fire" and a tremendous "Truckin'." An ultra high energy show, with a first set that rivals the second? Not unheard of, but definitely rare. Hear for yourself...

DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 25 features liner notes by Rob Bleetstein, photos by Bob Minkin, and original art by our 2018 Dave's Picks Artist-In-Residence Tim McDonagh. As always, it has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman and it is limited to 18,000 individually numbered copies*.

*Limited to 2 per order. Very limited quantity available.

Get one before they are gone, gone, gone.

Product Details

3 Disc set
Limited to 18,000 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials

Vol. 25 Listening Party


"Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo"
"The Music Never Stopped"
"Truckin'"

Track List

Disc 1
   1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [12:22]
   2. Jack Straw    [7:18]
   3. Tennessee Jed [9:24]
4. Mexicali Blues>    [3:19]
5. Me And My Uncle    [3:30]
6. Friend Of The Devil [9:38]
7. New Minglewood Blues  [5:34]
8. Dupree’s Diamond Blues    [6:11]
9. Passenger     [4:43]
10. Dire Wolf     [5:18]
11. The Music Never Stopped  [8:05]
Disc 2
   1. Samson And Delilah [9:10]
2. Sunrise       [4:45]
3. Scarlet Begonias>    [10:46]
4. Fire On The Mountain>    [9:36]
5. Good Lovin’    [7:09]
Disc 3
   1. St. Stephen>   [7:55]
   2. Drums>        [2:48]
3. Not Fade Away> [9:44]
4. Wharf rat>    [11:09]
5. St. Stephen>   [1:04]
6. Truckin’     [11:32]
7. Johnny B. Goode   [5:09]

David Lemieux's Volume 25 Seaside Chat

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Lost in the mail

It was lost in the United States Postal Service system.
Much frustration with the delay, now turned to joy.

The only date I think I see on the label is in the lower section under the 2nd bar code and above the description, which reads: 01/2018. There is also the 3rd of 4 bar codes on the label in that box.

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'Cats under the stars' & 'The Wheel' mirror

At first, thanks to all who have been visited my mirrors,
mostly XL 'Cats under the stars' mirror listed in cat shop. The mirror is ready for shipping worldwide, you can find it here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/595957100/cats-under-the-stars-mirror-jerry...
I'm working currently on another mirror dedicated to Jerry.
It's 'The Wheel' mirror, with the lyrics applied on the back side of the mirror. Hasn't been listed yet, but for Jerrys's birthday I listed psychedelic Jerry's hand made as a wall mirror: https://www.etsy.com/listing/632494283/psychedelic-jerry-garcia-hand-dec...

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just a guess

BCE got it off of Amazon from recently discovered overstock...

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BCE

Is that a replacement, or was it ‘lost in the mail’?
If replacement, does it have a number?

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Finally, DaP 25 arrives

Finally after much delay...
15039 is on the player as I type.
On 1st listen, Set 1 is great, I now 'ave a deeper appreciation for 1/2 Step - killer!

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Half-Step April 1977 Tapers section

check this one out, i have been the last couple of weeks. its a good one too

http://www.dead.net/sites/all/themes/dead2013/jplayer/?url=http://rhino.....

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hi Marcello , here is a few

download series volume 1 - April 30 1977 with a few highlights from previous night, maybe available on itunes ? hopefully you can access these from Brasil. I remember traveling through the nordeste of Brasil and this was one I enjoyed a bunch. Especially Peggy-O" "Looks Like Rain" "Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo" all 3 in a row. "Brave the Storm to come"

Others were "Friend Of The Devil"
St. Stephen -> Not Fade Away > Stella Blue > St. Stephen !!!! "I've stayed in every blue-light cheap hotel" ~ One of the best

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grateful_Dead_Download_Series_Volume_1

its a great download.

May 1977 has quite a few of the other top tier performances

5.7.77
5.12.77
5.17.77
9.3.77
11.5.77 , all of these dates have been released, the only one that maybe easy to find and purchase is 9.3.77 aka Dicks Picks 15

a couple from other years are 8.5.74 aka Dicks Picks 31

and 7.12.89 RFK Summer 1989 Box set.

I was just commenting on Daves Picks 26 page about this one and the Half-Step you mention and then I saw your post. what part of brasil are you at ?

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Marcello

That half-step is possibly the best one.

Glad you finally got your DaP25. Hope 26 didn’t go missing.

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Dave's Picks vol. 25 - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo

My Dave's Picks vol. 25 has finally arrived here (original order was MIA, thanks to Brazil's awful customs/mail services), and I'm totally amazed with the "Mississippi..." version here! Can someone recommend another version as fantastic as this one, please??

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Jam of the Week -URGENT

If you have not already heard, leave here at once, it's 4/23/77 ROLL AWAY THE DEW! I think it vanishes in a few hours!! FEATURES>JAM OF THE WEEK at least an hour of one of the top ten all time shows

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90's shows

Feel very lucky and blessed to have seen the Boys @ Autzen Stadium 8/22/93 and again in '94. But like spacebro mentioned, the dip from '93 to '94 was tangible. Had the opportunity to see a '95 Portland show, but decided to pass. TBH, i wasn't nearly the rabid fan then i am now. So much amazing music happening in the mid-90's. I was much more into warehouse raves and disco biscuits at the time. Heh.

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Amazing insight

Thanks for this post space! Great insight to a critical time in Dead history. Grateful as always...

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Psst.. In Here.. Shut the Door

Now fire that thing up before someone figures out what we're up to.

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Lights Out

Uh huh, blast blast blast

Time to shut this thread down....

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thanks for the '95 shares. I

thanks for the '95 shares. I myself am into the '95 era.

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Visions

Worth the price of admission on 7-8-95 to get a Visions.

Got a Take Me To The River in Memphis 95 (the Pyramid is next to the MS River).

Caught the same 95 summer shows as SpaceBro. My first time to Deer Creek....and my last.

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I dunno man. I think Vince

I dunno man. I think Vince was doing great work as early as summer '92. especially on Picasso Moon. i'll probly take a lot of flack for saying so but, Picasso Moon got better with Vince. it always came off sounding thin during brent's years to me. not sure why that would be. case in point: 6/20/92 Knickerbocker Arena.

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DaP 26 on sale now

got to click on daves picks drop down in music store to find it

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Dead's last shows

I attended the two in Auurn Hills, the night that wasn't cancelled at Deer Creek (very weird and frieghtening experience) and the last two at Soldier Field.

The Palace shows weren't too bad. The most passable of the final five I saw. The circumstances at Deer Creek overshadowed the gig itself, and the cancellation of the second night (because of so-called fans) really soured the vibe and scene in a way where I was convinced that the Dead needed to take a break to regroup. I recall the two shows at Soldier Field being dismal, with that Visions of Johanna from the first night being the only moment where Jerry showed passion and delivered a solid effort. The rest of that weekend, Jerry looked like he didn't even want to be there. Not even a shell of what he was just a few short years prior.

In hindsight, it was painful to see Jerry go from a few of his last best years ('87-'91) to his deterioration to the end. Of course they still had some good shows left in them from '92 onward, but that was mostly the rest of the band stepping up to cover for him. '93 did have it's share of good shows though. The drpoff from '94 onward was drastic though.

I was fortunate enough to see them grow from being the best kept secret in '84 through their true final peak of consistency, but after Brent died, in hindsight, Jerry seemed to lose the spark. Bruce helped bring some of that back, but after he left, it was a steady decline.

Ironically, at the time I thought Vince was just finally coming into his own with the band at the very end. All in all, he did better than I gave him credit for, considering the shoes he had to fill.

We'll never know now, had the band had taken a break prior to his second collapse in '92, whether Jerry would have bounced back. In some ways it's like he became a prisoner in his own career, which ultimately killed him in the long run. His continued addictions and stress of being "the man" at the center of a massive touring operation became too much of a burdon, as I see it.

Jerry did manage to outlive many of his contemporaries though (Jimi, Janice, Morrison, Pigpen ect) and still have a 30 year profesional touring career, going out at the peak of popularity, which itself was no small fete.

I'm also reminded of Johnny Winter, who also survived the '60's, and like Jerry, continued to peak, up through the '80's, only to gradually wither away once the '90's came to be. Very sad watching our heroes fall.

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7/9/95

My 30th birthday, the Dead's 30th year.
Their last show, my last show.
So Many Roads, so bittersweet...

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Jerry and Dylan

I read once "somewhere", Dylan said Jerry did the best covers of his songs.

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late era songs

Loved a lot of them...so many roads, lazy river road, days between were all beautiful and I was happy to hear them whenever played.

Towards the end, Bobby started doing Take Me to the River which I saw live once. I think that was well received enough where it could have been a mainstay had the band continued to tour past 95...

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Visions of Johanna

What a special song and so well suited for Garcia's style.

It occurred to me a while back that Jerry broke this one out when he was exhausted and, frankly, on the brink of death - both times. Played in March and April before his July collapse in 86 and then from February to July before his August death.

I think that this was no coincidence and demonstrates just what the song meant to him and how he felt when he was inspired to perform it.

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So many roads to ease my soul

So many roads to ease my soul all I want is one to take me home...

All I'm looking for is those hot air balloons. Thanks.

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Late Era Songs

I'm happy to see some love for Lazy River Road.. it has special meaning to me as my front yard is a river so the road leading my home is Lazy River Road to me. So Many Roads has meaning too. Someone put together this nice montage on YouTube. Fitting.

oh.. DaveRock.. it's not hard to post videos from youtube here, but I don't think it works well using Microsoft Edge. If you are using Internet Explorer, from youtube click on the button that says Share and an option Embed appears. Click on that and it will create a little text statement. Just copy and paste that into the comment section of the post and viola.. a properly formatted clip appears like the one above.

AJS, She Belongs To Me is another gem of a song. Jerry had a knack for covering Dylan Songs. They became his own, so much emotional content. She Belongs To Me was only played ten times. Such a beautiful song.. I caught the third to the last one played, very memorable.

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Lazy River Road

This is one of my favorites of the later Jerry/Hunter compositions too. It saw an official release in the So Many Roads Box Set as a studio rehearsal/outtake from the unfinished last album with Days between and Eternity supposed to be on there as well.

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For those not scrambling for a Daves Picks this morning...

It's the anniversary of a Grateful Dead Europe '72 show that came highly regarded by the author of this Rolling Stone article:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/20-essential-grateful-dead-shows...

The Dead in Denmark. I usually delve into Europe 72 extra heavy this time of year. It's always a pleasure listening to these multi-tracks.

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daverock

I love Lazy River Road as well. I too was a little bummed it didn't make it into the 30 Trips box, since that was the best chance of seeing that one. But Dave has said they just don't pick shows based on the songs they played. It's not over yet though...maybe it'll show up one day.

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Late era songs

My favourite was Lazy River Road, which I don't think has ever been on an official release. Its years since I have heard it, so I don't know if I would still be as impressed as I was. I was disappointed that it wasn't included in any of the 30 Trips shows. Maybe no one else liked it!

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DP 26 & April 16th

How long will it take for volume 26 to sell out, I say under 2 hours.

April 16th, 1979 a real JAM session.

It's Manic Monday DeadLand PLAY DEAD!!!!!!

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Ozric Tentacles-Space Rock

What an unexpected treat, seeing a clip of Ozric Tentacles on here. They were far and away the best British band of the 90s. They seem to have been inspired by the aforementioned Hawkwind, although they are a bit more sophisticated musically, and are almost entirely instrumental. Still going-still making great music. They were probably inspired also by Gong and Steve Hillage, who are definitely worth checking out by anyone who likes this clip.

But if I knew how to enclose video clips on here, the one I would chose would have to be the one of Hawkwind from 1972 doing Silver Machine. Be afraid, be very afraid...

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Visions

Without question, the last great moment. I was lucky enoughy to catch it. Still not sure how he pulled that one off. I'll take it over the Unbroken breakout all day long. Just a beautiful song.

Visions and She Belongs to Me are by far the two ballads that standout over all my years of seeing shows.

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tomorrows the big day. all I

tomorrows the big day. all I have to say is if you aren't too much into the release right now, listen to some of what is on the archive then play the official. the one on the archive is dog doo doo

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Re: Visions

I believe that only includes sober, fully clothed views. I suggest you review the dead.net and YouTube user agreement license and web cam agreement language. Of the half million views.. I expect between 30 and 1,978 are from me, the variance due to the fact I cannot remember stuff when my mind is noodling.

To your benefit.. I expect as a Senator, those details might have eluded you. Not to worry, VGuy in 2018.. you have my vote and likely anyone else that has read this far into this thread.

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The Philly Visions video....

....I guarantee, fourteen of those views are mine.

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Nostalgia and Fragility

Perhaps one of the last truly great moments... from our frail yet fearless leader.

So I ask.. who is Gus West?

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Visions....

....Jerry bends his strings oh so eliquently throughout. Angels on a pin.

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Visions of Johanna fall out from the phil zone

Well after not listening to Fall out from the Phil Zone for about 10 years, just listened to Visions of Johanna 3 times. Just listen to Jerry "ooh" before "The harmonicas play the skeleton keys and the rain" makes my hair stand up!!

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And these visions of Johanna, they kept me up past the dawn

I was fortunate to catch the break out of this tune at Hampton in 86.. At the time in all honestly, I had no idea the significance. I did not know it was the first time played of eight and besides the BCT version a month later that it wouldn't be played again for another nine years. My memory was just that it seemed a good show and we had a great time.

Still.. the March 95 version from the Spectrum is the best and to this day makes the hair stand up on my neck and arms and gives me goosebumps whenever I listen to it. Phil knew his music and knew how to pick em. Who said they had no fire left in their bellies in 95, aged and frail as they were?

Those late era songs, including So Many Roads culled from 93-95 appearing on the So Many Roads box set are gems indeed. I wonder what things would have been like if Jerry had stayed clean post his '86 health meltdown? wack fall the daddy-o..there's whiskey in the jar.

Probably not worth thinking about.. coulda, woulda, shoulda. I'm happy for the shows I saw, the recordings left behind and the legacy that still burns bright.

Thank god for incredible psychedelic music and the many friends and experiences we all absorbed along the way.

Edit: Reeling in on the memories and playing this now.. What a great song.

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Name someone whose not a parasite....

....and I'll go out and say a prayer for him. Thank you Dylan for being a muse for Jerry. Then Box Of Rain from '95 Soldier Field comes on and I get all melancholy. Highs and lows....

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Mona Lisa must've had them highway blues

Have to say my favorite song from 1995!!!

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Mona Lisa must have had them highway blues....

....you can tell by the way she smiles. ;)

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Midnight Hour

Jim i also had the Hard to Handle audience tape, but when they put it on Fall out from the Phil Zone it was amazing!!! The Vision of Johanna is great also!!

VGuy my case broke also that is why i didn't see it

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Oooooooooooh....

....Fallout From The Phil Zone? My jewel case for that release broke a long time ago. Best Jack A Roe and Visions if I recall correctly. The ptb screwed up royally by not calling it Phallout From The Phil Zone if you ask me. No one asked me....

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Midnight Hour

That is the best Midnight Hour to bounce into my ears..
The whole CD is pretty damned good.

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Fall out from the Phil Zone

So i just found my old copy of this CD. Not with all my other Dead releases... I know a lot of the songs have been released now on other full shows, but man the Midnight Hour, (31 minutes long) from Rio Nido, 9/3/67 is just awesome in so many ways!!! If you are a pig pen fan and never have listened, you will love it... I always wonder if the woman Pigpen tries so hard to get to dance, knows that she is on an album!!! bob t

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tha ozrics




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ahhhhhh.... Two From The Vault

Sacred ground VGuy.

The original recordings were once thought to be subpar, not worthy of release.. Along came the late, great sound Warlock Don Pearson (RIP) and the rest is history.
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Per Wikipedia:

The concert was recorded on a then-state-of-the-art, one-inch 8-track tape machine that was supplied by the band's record label, Warner Bros. The record company also insisted on supplying engineers who turned out to be unfamiliar with the close miking technique involved in recording rock music. Consequently, each of the eight tracks contained significant leakage from all of the other instruments in the band, resulting in severe phase cancellation problems.

Almost twenty-four years later, Don Pearson and producer Dan Healy solved this problem by employing a B&K 2032 Fast Fourier transform (FFT) digital spectrum analyzer to measure the delay in time between the different microphones, using the track of bassist Phil Lesh as the time centerpiece. The delay times were fed into a TC1280 stereo digital delay, which, along with careful mixing, resulted in a nearly perfect stereo image.
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And VGuy.. Rich is likely spending his days doing covert ops in Eastern Europe searching for the remaining missing reels.. but you mentioned his name likely blowing his cover. I hope Bolo, aka the fixer, isn't reading these boards. I suggest you lay low for a while, take some much needed time off. Stay away from the internet, phones, electricity and don't turn on the lights. Do you best to explain this to Mrs. VGuy and VGuy Jr. I'm sure this will all just blow over. BEWARE of people in clown costumes, however.. I cannot emphasize this enough. STAY AWAY FROM CLOWNS.

Over and out..

Seriously, Two From the Vault gospel music for the soul, a short-cut to divinity.

Edit: KC Jones.. 1970 Dancin' in the Streets speaks to me. And that Man's World.. If you play it loud enough the bones of James Brown himself can be heard grooving to the beat six feet under.

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30 TATS 4/15/70

Dancing In The Street got me dancin' in the livin' room.....My 1st Listen to this one, Great Show!!!!

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