pulling out some real jems for the finale here. makes for easy pickins but makes up for it with the easy listening. kinda surprised these shows haven't been released. great recording of an interesting show. keep em coming. ...and then there were three...
The Park West show was my initiation to the LIVE Dead experience...got my ticket for the Bus ride on the Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion...the day was a TOTAL Sunshine Daydream with a brilliant, warm Labor day, a small venue, small crowd, low security ( a fence got pushed down and crashers rushed in before the Sheriffs posse on horseback cut'em off) and a hell of a show with a Great setlist..the BEST way to be shown the light...Outdoors, on a hillside..still one of my favorite shows...laid back and upbeat with lots of ENERGY from the Band and the crowd...when Park City still had a small town feel to it.
I saw them at Park City 4 years later in 1987 and it was a great time because you felt like you were really out there in remote Deadland. The parking lot scene there was amazing -- vehicles of every description and all kinds of mad craziness going down all over the place all at once and everyone basically camping in the parking lot. Even the security guys were doing nitrous.
I was there too! It was a really nice way to experience the Dead...smaller and had that more intimate vibe for an outdoor venue...I saw a few other concerts there..Moody Blues - CS&N / Dawg Grisman - but either the homeowners got tired of the crowds and the noise or promoters wanted to sell more tickets....either way, Deer Valley became the venue later on.
Love Sadie & Pete...nice versions
I was nervous when my DeadBase wasn't working. Now I have to consider it just Dead Weight :-P
Have a Grateful Day all!! :-)
Esau was on the cassette single, but it was also the B-side of the 7-inch single.
Woke up this morning about half past six
Played The 30 Days just to get my kicks.
Nice old Jerry pairing.
See here how everything lead up to this day.
They say the weather down here so fine, time I run & see.
Excuse me while I unload this shotgun into that barrel of fish over yonder.
I’m in a hotel room after being up until 3 am so I’m glad this was that one show. Railroad Earth is not only good music, their scene is much love and kindness…
I thought this was going to be Dave’s monster curveball like the Black Peter from 2012 that didn’t exist on the web. But I quickly realized it was right there! And what a lovely pairing!
Love how they are right inside your ears on this one. Jerry's phrasing on the acoustic guitar is a totally different approach. Showing his/their roots on Little Sadie with that classic minor acoustic lead gtr figure. Wish they would have been able to present this side again in the post 1980-81 years. And wish Garcia Grisman would have toured the entire country during their reunion years. But oh well at least we have the recordings!
Bobby left channel. Jerry right channel. Good way to examine the way they played in this stripped down setting. Each ear gets a front row seat to the details. This was a time when Bobby would break out a bit more of the little lead guitar moments (on the electric side of things too).
But I got by with a little help from my friends.
Great recording. More acoustic Dead please.
and easy, except that my deadbase X apparently has a mistake. Took me a few minutes longer than it should have.
Anxious to listen to the entire show today!!!
I decided to recheck the rules for this whole process, does anyone use the alternative entry page? I poked around to see how that works and it is not entirely clear for me and if that would constitute and extra opportunity. I would be really interested to know how many entries there are on average each day.
4 out of 5 setlist references are incomplete.
After these being so nice, had to listen to whole show!
Alas when the secret weapon fails you, one must use alternative measures to seek out the truth. Second one this November where it has needed plan B. Best of luck. It is right there.
Deadlists dot com seems to be the best resource for me to do the searches. Learn the drop down options and it will treat you just right.
And much thanks Dave for these two acoustic marvels, so well played and recorded. Well worth checking out the entire show, being a unique song sandwich with some interesting segues in between and brief quotes from other songs on a few. Oh, man, what a time! Thankfully we have dead.net and the Archive to give us a taste of those days.
So, Dave, (getting way ahead of things), maybe toss out a mini acoustic set of selections for next year's 30DOD? What do y'all think?
have always used archives sporadically during 30/30
woke up at 3am and was goofin around and got seriously into it. archives has come a long way. it is easier, faster, more complete, huge. was impressed enough to make 5am donation.
gonna spend more time there now before heading for my worn and tattered deadbase xi
ps. hey dave wouldn’t a full weather report suite be a great choice….hint hint
Archives for the listening yes! Or Relisten for the listening sometimes because the layout is great there, all possible shows in a year laid out visually no waiting for a separate page to load or waiting for a scroll down to populate more results. I don't like the search for songs clunkiness on archive.
But deadlists dot com just for the searching of the song or songs. That site pinpoints nicely. Then I go to archive or relisten to check the actual listening.
Good stuff, thanks!
I really appreciated hearing this. To me, Jerry doesn't just sing or say lyrics as much as he becomes them. Not just the lyrics either. It's like he becomes the story, the person and lives the whole situation right there on stage in front of us. Oh to have been one of those lucky people at that venue that night. But we surely have the next best thing right here at our fingertips. Hopefully for all time.
Thanks to the archive, to all the tapers, to Mr. Lemieux for bringing it to us, and of course to the greatest band that ever was/is.
My only question is: Do I really have to stand up now??
I also find gratefulstats.com a valuable resource for multiple tunes.
Kudos once again to Monsieur Lemieux for sending me down a Dead rabbit hole, with this particular acoustic selection.
It inspired me, in this case, to start pulling up a bunch of early 70 shows today, including the Honolulu DaP and this one...
If you own it, punch in Dick's Picks 8 (5.2.1970) now...
If you don't, you really need to go to realgonemusic dot com and buy it now.
Sometimes we get worked up about the next release, when there is still amazing music sitting there untouched on our shelves.
Not to mention the banter in between songs:
Bob: "You got to start acting like a mature, responsible audience!"
Jerry: "Don’t listen to him!"
I use deadbase, but less than I used to. And I use all the resources mentioned here, especially deadlists, gratefulstats, relisten, Archive. Each one has its pros & cons, so that's what I love about having many resources.
I also keep jerrybase in my back pocket and pull it out when I run into trouble. It has some good notes with deadessays & more that are helpful.
Tough to complain about free music but that sounded truly awful, a rare miss. Whoever chose today is either tone deaf or didn't actually listen all the way through. Even Bobby apologized afterwards for how badly out of tune he was!
... are a drag, friend. It's better to avoid names of venues until after the answer is revealed.
My main source doesn't know that one of these songs occurred on the show in question, and so didn't show me that setlist. It said that that song occurred [x] times. I checked another source, which told me that song occurred [x+1] times.
When I searched that second source for both songs, it took me right to the show I needed.
Looks like a newb getting all excited cuz he found one…..haha. Just a little brotherly love. Ya don’t post any details of the show until it has been confirmed.