went from one coast to the other to get these on the second try
better go 'catch a few winks down under the bed' now
ran through my short list at least twice also before i was able to zero in
another pair of great tunes for this years collection
(is there a cut during cassidy or is that my pc)?
the version on archives is clean through
anyway i agree with Dodge could be the best compilation of 30 days yet. even if it seemed rather easy this year
Too bad for the splice in Cassidy; didn't hear that on any of my searches so that was no help lol. Garcia's noodling at the very beginning is so beautiful and elegant, leading right up to the count-off from Weir. Then it sounds like someone shouts. That helped lock this one down today - but ya gotta turn it up, man!
Made short work of today's selection.
For me, "coffin cart" was the key audio clue.
No need to shout about it, Bob!
From a show that ForensicDoc, pukegrub and Hockey John all attended... :-)
I got lucky today, and hit it on my first try.
Nothing to tell now, you bound to wind up finding it also.
Only 2 more Days then we’re scattered like lost words
Still ain’t no place I’d rather be in November..
Thanks again David & Co.
I was able to narrow this down quite a bit beforehand but started from the wrong end so it took several listens but I found it before long -- and I could listen to Cassidy all day especially a sweet version like this one. Bobby provided the definitive clues for me this time. I have to say Phil is particularly awesome here but so is everyone. Very nice.
I was looking in the wrong year. Phil's bass especially & all instruments sound really clear in this year that I often overlook. Cassidy is a great one for the quiz. They stick to the script on the arrangement for many parts like the twin guitar harmonies in the first instrumental . I found one from 4 years difference that synced up so well it was scary! (and there was a long pause in between songs too!). But then I got to the part where Cassidy differs each time... that zone in the middle where they take it places. That instrumental section was the clincher for me.
With you on this one - Phil's bass and all the instruments and vocals nicely contributing. And that "zone in the middle" is a nice, spacey meander in this version, capped off by those zinging harmonies in the last chorus and - a distinctive touch - a brief keyboard flourish right at the end. But what's with the jarring cut right after "Close the gap" that slices out those first powerful harmonies? - not on the archive sources I listened to. Wish we could "leave out the dark years in between" and instead cut out the coronavirus scourge that continues to haunt, alas.
Well, thankfully we can still all share in these wonderful offerings Dave serves up, and give thanks to him, the Archive (which we should all support) and this community of fellow travelers. Just two more days... what a journey!
I just listened to the first set of 6/23/90 a few days ago! I guess I wasn't listening carefully enough, as I didn't pick up on the fact that THIS Far From Me was the one I JUST heard! :)
On Giving Tuesday, please remember The Rex Foundation and Live Music Archive . . .
Be kind, rewind . . .
Thanks Deadheadbrewer for reminding us to give back to the worthy non-profits, Rex Foundation and Live Music Archive (archive.org).
Re: archive.org, I can’t begin to count the hours I’ve spent, the shows I’ve discovered and the smiles I’ve had listening on archive.org …not to mention how it helps me ‘play’ 30 DoD! WHAT A GIFT! I’m happy to give back, and I hope you’ll consider joining me!
i've been here recently - sad we only have two more nuggets left for the month
The great city of Eugene, Oregon two days in a row. And today, another great show I was at as well- and it just happens to be my friend Jimmy’s first show, so if you know Jimmy it should be an easy one! Happy Hanukkah to all of you-
It's all about the details of the openings and closings of each song that seems to work for me.
sometimes its the ending that gives it away
like the other day's far from me
is ticking slower then all the rest. No locked in sync today.
one Tennessee Jed would be hard, but a Cassidy and a Tennessee Jed not so hard
Who plays the keys on this version of Cassidy, please?
******* a certain dude who I won't name because it gives a pretty big hint!
. . . probably too much information.
Hey there! Unfortunately, can’t answer that directly because giving the keyboardist’s actual name would give away too much info for people still trying to search out the song....i.e., it would eliminate years with other keyboardists.
But one hint/suggestion is if you listen closely to either of the songs today you can deduce other info that will answer your question directly. Hope that helps!
I think the next comment told me what I suspected. Loved his noodling!
Okay, I was right. Now I want to know what is everyone's favorite version of Cassidy. Please?
to close the gap-a nd the book on this one!
And regarding this year's cover art:
After a thorough inspection, it appears that I've been doing it wrong all these years. Apparently
I should be making my guesses while blindfolded, naked and levitating. Am I wrong?
I love ******* Dead [from a certain era]. Whoops! I just got some nice new computer speakers today and I have Shakedown Street from this show cranked up and good lord is it beautiful!!!
This post has been edited so as to avoid giving too much of a hint!
Did I just give a big clue? Sorry. I got carried away by Phil's bass on these kick ass new speakers...
Bobby is screaming on Estimated but it is some of the really GOOD Bobby screaming. This is a great show. I wasn't there but I was at the ****** shows a couple days later [yikes!!! I almost gave it away again].
Those shows were great, but A-Team security was not (long outrageous story there). The cool thing was I met Dennis McNally there because I had seats directly in front of the mobile mic right in front of the board that moved side to side across about 30 feet or so to get that delicious matrix sound. McNally just wanted to tell me and my crew, as we were rocking out, that the mic was right there behind us and the quality of the boards for posterity depended on us being cool...
I confess I may be just a little bit drunk right now but Jerry's wailing on Eyes of the World right now and I have no cares...
This is a truly great show. Anyone who says Jerry's voice was shot in this era is a fucking idiot...It's like Bill Maher said once: heroin sure didn't hurt my record collection any. I'm not advocating it, just sayin' whatever else it did to Jerry it didn't stop him from being the greatest fucking musician in history.
Yeah, Jerry had on days and off days during this era. But I must admit that it's some of his missed notes that give me the best clues. And the whole band has had on days and off days throughout their career.
I can point you to a lot of really outstanding shows from 1985-1986. Jerry was flying too close to the sun and he flamed out but he also recovered and rocked on at a very high level for at least another 4 or 5 years after that.
Before wide world web, before archive, a radio station in S.F. is attributed with starting the DH Hour in mid '80's. I remember being in Cambridge, MA, and there was a GD Marathon on the radio, 24 hours of live tapes rolling, and we were doing our best to capture as much as we could. This was in '82, and might have been from Harvard University. College radio helped to spread dead, and the book on Cornell '77 tells of tours designed to capture this demographic. Well played, boys, well played.
Cool story. Do you ever go back and listen to any of those old tapes, even with the archive available?
It was called the "Dead Orgy". I was living outside of Boston at the time. My friend recorded a bunch of tapes from that show. We heard some really rare stuff at the time. It was great.
...still has GD marathon every year....hosts include David Gans.
WHRB from the hallowed grounds of Harvard University did the orgies, of all kinds of music. They hosted, my mind fails as to exactly when, a full TWO WEEK Dead orgy where they played, as chronologically as possible, every studio album and full live shows. It was insane! Many old tapes got recorded over and little sleep was had, but a good time was guaranteed and had by all.
And a shout out to Eli Polonsky, who volunteered for many years at WMBR (MIT radio) keeping the GD spirit alive, and was featured on the GDHour which highlighted the 5/5/70 Kresge Pavillion “show” (the day following the Kent State massacres). Thanks, Eli, for all the great music and free tickets