Dave's Picks Volume 23: Eugene, OR 1/22/78 - SOLD OUT
Close encounters in Eugene, Oregon! We are not alone in saying this one could be considered top-of-line Grateful Dead from 1978. Yes, as the tales have been told, 1/22/78 conjured up vibes of the Be-in, Altamont, Yippies, Psychedelia, Woodstock, Free Speech, Acid Trips, heaven for one lucky concert-goer, and of course, aliens. If you wanna know what we’re on about, there’s no better way to experience the show than with this lovingly-restored version from legendary sound engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson’s recordings. Witness sets packed with bright and vibrant gems like a surprisingly heavy “Row Jimmy,” a freshly tender “Ship Of Fools,” and a transcendental “The Other One.” And if you have levitated too far, Jerry’s “Close Encounters” solo (ironic, we know) will reel you back in and set you right up for the powerful crescendo of “St. Stephen” and the band's shake-it-all-about boogie-down finale.
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman and featuring illustrations by 2017 Dave's Picks Artist-In-Residence Dave Van Patten and liners by Grateful Dead scribe Jesse Jarnow, Dave's Picks Volume 23 is limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies.
These releases have been known to sell out in a matter of hours so you’ll wanna grab a copy while you can.
3 Disc set
Limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: August 1, 2017
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>>>>>> Thanks coppers!
That's DIRTY coppers!
The IRS shut it down because the fool didn’t pay his taxes.
Someone may have bought it and reopened it.
I would say that Primal Dead started towards the end of 1967, around the time Mickey Hart joined-although they touched on the sound earlier in the year during Viola Lee Blues, and maybe the first few versions of the Anthem material. I think of the era as ending around the time Tom Constanten left, the beginning of 1970. But I think, again, they touched on the sound throughout the 1970. 2/5/70 Binghampton is about as raw as it gets. But, to me, this sound had disappeared forever by the time 1971 rolled round. The death knell was probably when Mickey left in February.
For me reading-out of a book-is always more satisfying than looking on a laptop. I can happily go a day or two without my computer-but a day without a book is unthinkable.
....that was my mind being blown when I found out Bob Weir and John Mayer share the same birthday 30 years apart. My, how the stars align. Happy Birthday guys....in honor, I will listen to this.
....edit. lots of pops and buzzes present. Reaching for RT 1.2....
I’ve never been. Not a gambler. Too cheap, haha. But I hear good things about Reno and some ranch there with Bunnies?
That sounds like more fun. No, it’s not cheap, but everyone’s a winner!
Have not been. I'm afraid to go because I might like it and I might spend a bunch of cash I saved up in the past 30 years or so. I do like to go to keg parties and play ace duecy for large pots. At least I can limit myself to a few losses without having to jump to one armed bandits to recoup my losses. Playing cards locally is easier on my wallet. I do win quite a few pots doing ace duecy. Playing with friends is a lot better cause we can play Jerry tunes and smoke cigars and bones without the eye in the sky watching.
....but I will put up 1 to 100 odds that every October 1st from here on out, all the hotel casinos will darken their lights at 10:05 pm for 11 minutes until the end of time. Watched cell phone videos from that night too many times. Hard to imagine being there, so I try not to....
Yes your description of 65-67 is better. A surf band! Never thought of it like that.
Glad to see a post from you as I know you’re in Vegas, right? My wife’s niece was there that night, in VIP because her hubby works the industry out there and a friend was stage manager. The poor woman described a living hell in front of her. Having to run and jump over dead bodies? No one should have to do that outside of war.
Glad you’re ok!
....ever been to Vegas? Strong baby!!!
Cincinnati,Ohio. 6/24/85 set 2 Aiko,Sampson,he's gone,Smokestack, Cryptical,Space,Comes a time,Wharf Rat, and so on. A long shot,but I like to bet.
....I like the Bee Gees. My Dad was a fanatic. Barry is the last Gee standing. Believe it or not, they were a rock band prior to disco. Gonna roll with the punches and they rolled pretty good.
Sgt Peppers movie. First saw it when I was 15(?). Loved it. Saw it again when I was 30. Liked it. Haven't seen it since. I'm afraid how I would rate it.
Tommorow is Tuesday. I'm going to take the shortcut and say every day should be Mason's Children Day....
I don't consider really early Dead primal. 65-66 was more like psychedelic surf rock Dead. I would call summer '67 through fall '69 primal, then, like flabobaloo said, the Country/Western theme came along. And to answer why there aren't many good recordings of 1970 around? Bear was in jail. Thanks coppers!!....
What years are considered primal?
I think from the start to about mid 69 or so? Certainly by ‘70 they’re moving into the Workingman / Beauty era.
Dicks 16 is still primal in my view. That’s 11-69.
They are playing 8/5/79 Oakland Coliseum tonight on SiriusXM. I had not listened to it prior to tonight.
A nice show.. the first Althea and the penultimate Ollin Arrageed.
Edit: Papa Hooper.. after Bear got busted on 1/31 in New Orleans, they had no official taper until, I believe, sometime in early 71 assuming the taping duties. Too bad for that, but be thankful for what survived.
Listening to 10-17-70 tonight. Wondering where the 1970 releases are? Nothing substantial released from May 70 to Feb 71...
Anyone know why? What is out there is great primal Dead
You are on to something.. no difference at all in what we are facing today, except they pulled it off in tall ships in the 1850's while today we rely on lobbyist and congresspersons. Insightful comparison, the more that things change.. the more they remain the same.
It was a good read.. I think it has like 600 or 700 pages and a small font though.
I wasn’t familiar with Tai Pan so I was reading about it. Which lead me to the Opium Wars. Which lead me to realize not a damn thing has changed in over 150 years!
Incredible that if ya wanna catch a buzz, you get thrown in the can. But if you’re a government, trading in narcotics is fair game.
Personally the current Opiod crisis could be a huge learning point for us. Better to give people the drug they crave, and require counseling while administering them, than forcing people into street drugs that are proven deadly as it can get.
Mankind has desired to change his consciousness since the advent of recorded history. If you don’t get rid of the root problem( depression, pain, etc ) the secondary problem ( drugs ) will never diminish. Just my 3 cents!
That’s 2 cents adjusted for inflation.......
But thanks Jim, it’s on the list of books to read!
I'd love to hear a release from early '79 with the Godchauxs. Even a mini-box would float my boat, so that all of the cool songs are represented. China Cat was back in the fold, Greatest Story, Mississippi Half Step. Dark Star, Franklin's Tower, Shakedown Street, Stagger Lee, I Need a Miracle. etc.
This disc 3 of DP27 is nice. I've only heard a few post-Godhaux Dark Stars, and I like this best (so far). Only problem - too short.
Tai Pan, a 1966 Novel by James Clavell. It's a fiction about the life and times of the Hong Kong shipping magnets during the Opium wars. He wrote Shogun too.
I used to fly a lot and thought reading was a whole lot more fun on a plane than opening my laptop. A lot of this predates cell phones and certainly Wi-Fi on planes but I read some good books. I put a Pox on You was standard slang used by the workers on an Opium boats (doubles as a great Credence song).
I’ve done neither.
We are due for a 79. I'm still going with New Years 81.
I think I gotta go Augusta 84 for Morning Dew Monday.. but that will throw a complete tailspin to anything I hoped to accomplish tonight.
Thanks stolzfus for getting us back on track.. a Pox on disco. I haven't heard that word Pox since I read Tai Pan.
probably a few more scorchers in there
a pox on the producers of the Sgt. Pepper BG's claptrap
George Burns played Mr. Kite. or something. i tried to watch it on tv a loooong time ago. ish.
Highly illogical. Totally delusional. I think it was aimed at the "Beatlemania" Broadway musical show audience for a much lower price. Not recommended.
The movie was loosely adapted from "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road" a 1974 off-Broadway production directed by Tom O'Horgan, who was involved in the original Broadway production of "Hair."
Is my Morning Dew selection.
St. Stephen Sunday
Morning Dew Monday
The Other One Tuesday
Wharf Rat Wednesday
Franklin’s Friday, except on Friday the 13th which is Caution Friday
Dark Star Saturday
Thanks for the reminder, I’m celebrating the anniversary of 10-16-89, which smokes, and completely forgot about Morning Dew Monday.
Dennis. You are correct, they are a subgroup of the haters and the just don’t cares I suppose. Now I understand the cell phone users are quite the issue too.
Jim. I have banished mirrors and calanders in my areas of the home for that reason. Keep the hair short and give a shake, I need to see no reflection at all.
Hey, it might be swell if we got a release from that short window in early '79 when the Godchauxs were still in the band. Maybe those shows are not in the vault.
I just have to look in the mirror to realize the wisdom of your words, Bobaloo. Not everything holds up well over time.
I DVR'd this a few years back and tried to watch it with an open mind.. but the original LP was such a classic and the two did not compare.
In hindsight probably a post better left unwritten.. it's a rainy Monday here.. Perhaps tonight's playlist should have a Here Comes Sunshine.. PNE 73?? That is sure to cure what ales me.
Your numbers fail to show the percentage of people who will not stop talking!
Quite a cast.
Peter Blythe ... Narrator
Eleanor Bron ... Lady Margerie Pee
Pat Coombs ... Nurse Sarah Charles Bottom
Barry Gibb ... Prince Frederick, King of Cucumber
Maurice Gibb ... Prince Mamaduke, King of Jelly
Frankie Howerd ... Dying King
Lulu ... Lulu the cook
Spike Milligan ... The Court Jester
Julian Orchard ... Julian the Lord Chamberlaine
Vincent Price ... Wicked Count Voxville
Ginger Baker ... Himself
Eric Clapton ... Himself (as Blind Faith)
Ric Grech ... Himself (as Blind Faith)
Steve Winwood ... Himself (as Blind Faith)
Roger Daltrey ... Himself (uncredited)
Donovan ... Himself (uncredited)
Marianne Faithfull ... Herself (uncredited)
Mick Jagger ... Himself (uncredited)
Keeping in mind Aerosmith’s version of Come Together came from that movie, and that song remains a staple on AOR rock radio formats!
The flic doesn’t hold up well, but keeping the time in mind and how the BGs were huge then........
Here’s what I learned from 30 years playing live music in front of audiences..
30% will love you
30% will hate you
30% won’t care
10% will be using the toilet.
Music like any art is subjective and open for agrees or disses
Peppers give some people indigestion. This is the only Pepper(s) that gives me indigestion. The Bee Gees Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Movie.
Yea man.. I think they tried to retroactively ruin the 60's with this 1978 film. It could be the worst movie ever made. Criminal.
Speaking of.. happy 50th Birthday, Sgt. Peppers (and Pet Sounds and The Grateful Dead LP).
Quick.. pivot.. what is Monday's celebrated song again?
Im thinking were going back back back to the 70's again!
The BeeGees did some very good work in their early career! Very Good. Very strong melodies and nice arrangements, I should ask you to check some out. Before they went Disco. they really had an A game few did in the pop realm.
Look up their stuff from their first greatest hits package. You might be surprised how good they were and of course the harmonies were top notch.
I didn't realize they had been around since the late 60s Born X-Eyed. The suffering went on much longer than I was ever aware. And to think those filthy bastards made a movie about that dreaded syndrome that took hold in medieval times, when all of the men were off fighting wars, and all of the woman of the castles took to cucumbers in their absence. Despicable.
I like to say that Cumberland Blues is "when the Bee Gee's Cucumber Castle comes down off the LSD trip and sobers up and grows up to become a hard workingman."
The Bee Gee's Cucumber Castle (1967):
My guess is either on Friday October 20th or Monday October 23rd. Heck, the announcement could be tomorrow, Tuesday October 17th or Wednesday or Thursday for that matter, because I have the 2017 subscription as many of you Dead Freaks have.
The show selected: who knows and I don't really care, as I trust TPTB with that matter, as does birthday boy Bobby Weir.
69 - my, oh my.
Happy Birthday, Bob!
If shows that have had partial release are now being considered(demanded) by us rabid Dead Heads for the "Full Norman" treatment, then the above should top the list. Yes. Release the Hounds!!
Reckon we will all have to wait until mid/late next week for the 24 announcement. Stars align for a '79-'85 show. '74 always lurking though.
The mere mention of a hot Cumberland Blues in the middle of the work day and VGuy's productivity at work can plummet (or skyrocket, depending)....
10.16.74 ~ Winterland
Love it. Dave might love it too.
40 Shows, 20 of which have been released fully or partially by Rhino/GDM.
Shows average to 4 CDs per show, that might not be able to put in proper sequence for CDs.
Then there's the 23 Phil & Neds that have known recording issues and have to be matrixed with an AUD to hear all 4 channels.
Only 5 Dark Stars and except for 7/25/74 they have been released.
How many is that?
LedDed- I expected a great show, but it reeeeally exceeded all expectations. Axl's voice was much better than I expected. I just figured there was no way he could have retained such a high register at his age, but for the most part he was hitting the high notes. There were definitely moments where he wouldn't go for the high ones, so I wouldn't say his voice was like it was 25 years ago, but he knew where those places were and he worked around them. Slash was an animal, of course, and the guitar player filling Izzy's spot was excellent. Man I wish Izzy had been on board. He wrote / co-wrote so many of those songs, and is really an understated character in the band. And they played 3 and a half hours with no break, which was way longer than I expected. And they kept the energy up throughout. New York / the Garden is such a great place to see a band. The crowd was so loud between songs, like I've rarely seen. These guys were missed. And they looked like they were having fun, which was not how things appeared in '93 at Giant's Stadium (that was one of the unfortunate times when the band came on hours late and left after half the show - someone had allegedly thrown a lighter up at Axl and hit him in the balls, so Duff stepped up and called out the whole crowd and then they just left).
Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1974-10-16
It Must Have Been The Roses
Beat It On Down The Line
Me And Bobby McGee
Playing In The Band
Wharf Rat ->
Eyes Of The World
Ship Of Fools
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Uncle John's Band
Johnny B. Goode
-- Bertha through 1:16 of Deal patched from AUD source
-- Reel flip in Playing In The Band patched from mulitrack reel (not from GDM)
-- Set 1 tunings patched from Master Reel -> Cass -> Dat
-- 18:03 of PITB through 7:35 of Jam patched from Master Reel -> Cass -> Dat
What a fantastic idea, releasing a box with all the remaining 74 shows included. To me, this would be the most exciting release since 30 Trips. Maybe even since the Europe 72 box.
I am listening to this tapers tape on the Dead website, good sounding tape, great version of Row Jimmy. Been listening to May 3, 1972 a lot. Has my favorite version of "China Cat - I know you rider" on it. Hope everyone has a Grate week.
But I'd be fine with another '74.
mhammond wrote this great post a couple to a few years ago wanting a 74 box w/ all the remaining 74 shows. I really don't think that's outrageous at all. But it would mean the end of more '74.
There's just not that many left from this year compared to others. It was a very good year.
You're right, looks to me like all of the official '74 releases that I have were recorded by Kidd Candelario. Forgot DP 24 from 3/23/74 in my initial list of '73 and '74 recordings from Kidd. Gotta say we all owe a thanks to Kidd, because between '73 and '74 that is a lot of good stuff he recorded. That '73-'74 time frame is one of my favorites, especially when it is the last thing to which I listened.
Kind of thinking that we are getting close to an announcement for Dap24, and also thinking we haven't had a release with a Darkstar this year.
In case you've missed, the Garcia site if offering a limited edition, 180 gram, in marble yellow vinyl of Cats Under the Stars. About 30 bucks. What the hell I ordered one. Appears to come with a digital download also.