Dave's Picks Volume 28: Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 6/17/76
This year's Dave's Picks series comes to a close just as the band's getting back together again in '76. By the time the Grateful Dead hit New Jersey’s Capitol Theatre - for the very first time - on 6/17/76, they were buzzing from their reunion, armed with new and revived material, the Rhythm Devils reformed with the mischievous Mickey Hart once again behind the kit. They'd skived off the unwieldy Wall of Sound and scaled back the venues from cavernous arenas to intimate theatres. Quite the treat!
During the first set, the Dead's playing was nuanced ("Cold Rain And Snow"), detailed ("Looks Like Rain"), and intricate ("The Music Never Stopped"); the singing struck softly ("Row Jimmy") and raised hairs ("Ship Of Fools"). But it’s the big barreling energy of the second set you’ll want to brace yourself for, replete with a disco'd "Dancing In The Streets," a low-down funky “Help”>”Slip”>”Franklin's” and a wind 'em up to wind down "Let It Grow">"Wharf Rat">"Around and Around." Can you keep up? There's only one way to find out.
This complete show, balanced out with a couple of bonus tracks from 6/23/76 and 6/28/76, was recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson and has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman.
Dave's Picks Volume 28 is limited to 18,000 individually-numbered copies*.
Grab a copy before they're gone, gone, gone.
*Limited to 2 per order. Very limited quantity available.
30 Days of Dead again, or at least I hope so. I haven't heard anything about it on here yet (service has not been just exactly normal lately), but I can't remember if there was any advance warning in previous years. That, together with the impending 2019 subscription launch and all the information that comes with that - and of course Dave's Picks 28 arriving. Its gonna be a busy month ahead.
Just finished listening to the awesome "AndOarAgain", the new 3CD reissue of Alexander Spence's legendary 1968 "Oar" album. As has been said before, the reissue of the year, with "Anthem of the sun" coming a close second. 😀
I don’t know if you saw my post a couple days ago, but you cannot hover on a smart phone (iPhone 8+ / iOS 12). Besides that, clicking on the avatar photo or drop-down arrow is not working on a smart phone, either.
Background color ~
The two things in the comments sections that I thought made it feel personal and intimate (besides everyone’s warm and loving comments 😉) were the background color of the page and the font used for the subject of the comments. I can concede the font, but I think bringing back the familiar color of the background would make this new experience more comfortable. This white makes it feel like it’s just any other site.
Comments sections ~
I agree whole-heartedly with what many are saying about the comments sections on the product pages. I rarely post, probably only a dozen times or less since becoming a member of this site. But these “discussions” are the only reason I regularly come to this site. I know the site was only unavailable for a couple of days or so, but I really missed it. It’s something I like to check in on almost every day. It’s familiar user names like “marye” and many others that let me know I’m in the right place. I’m just not sure about the redecorating yet.
All that you know
I'll show you
snow and rain
Snow and Rain
snow and Rain
You are correct that you cannot hover on a smartphone, but on my phone tapping on the avatar brings up the pull-down menu. Then you can either choose something fom the menu or hide it by tapping on the up-arrow "^" next to the avatar. Hope this helps and hope it works for you.
Now time to watch the formula 1 race from Austin, TX.
Like I said, clicking on the photo or arrow does not do anything on an iPhone 8+.
Lots of confusion here, almost like the new user interface was designed to limit user interfacing.
I was initially unable to log in due to my password not being recognized, used the reset password feature and the link that was provided via email logged me in but would not actually allow me to reset the password. It appears that I have been logged in since that time.
I am also in the camp of liking the comments for a product linked to that product. This is the main reason that I come here, the comments on the product pages and the caravan of usual suspects migrating from one Dave's Picks comment thread to the next.
The other issues would be the white background, which is pretty blinding after a short period of time reading comments, the relatively limited number of comments per page and the already noted need to scroll up to read comments from old to new, and then the need to scroll back down to move to the next page. Hopefully the bugs are still getting worked out.
Sorry, I didn't realise you were talking about an iPhone. I have an old Android-based Samsung which works as described in my earlier post.
My daughter had an iPhone once - once was enough. I have heard, however, that iPhones are quite popular.
The comments can be viewed on the product page, just click on the comments button and they appear. But if you want to post it then sends you to the Community page.
Hot times in the old Winterland arena; great show from the Hamza El Din first set opener to the closing US Blues. The loudest I ever heard Jerry was during that night's Other One -> Stella Blue->Sugar Magnolia. VolleyBall games before the show, and a screening of Magical Mistery Tour(or Animal House??) A great Saturday night all around.
Now that you pointed it out, I do see the comments tab on the product page. Of course it didn't actually show me any comments when I clicked it, but I expect that they will work it out. Also discovered that my difficulty logging in was due to using my email instead of my user name. Doh!
Great story Cousins.. wish I was there. I bet you were psyched to see that one get released.
Gives me a great excuse to revisit these shows, it's actually been quite a while since I last listened to them.
... to declare that after seeing everything GD, from Robert Hunter solo acoustic to the latest version of Dead and Co., collecting thousands of hours of tapes, and buying pretty much everything this site has to offer, I never in my wildest dreams expected, during last night's Bobby and the Wolves show, the second set to open as follows:
Good Morning Little School Girl, Sunshine Superman>Dark Star. Smacked my palm into my forehead, I did.
Wow.. I might have danced a jig myself. Good to hear. In Truth.. Bobby has stepped it up a bit in the last few years, which is really great to hear.
Ok.. back to complaining. Get off my lawn, hippies.
Well, they're not going to change it back to the way it was, so I figured I may as well get used to it. Looks better on my laptop than the phone.
I'm a sucker for anniversary shows, so I just popped this one on. Ever notice they seem to have missed or cut off the first milliseconds of the opening chord to Bertha? Just a smidge.
Looking forward to this '76 show, haven't heard of any of it yet.
Yeah, no idea where the hell I ended up after posting that last comment. I would bitch some more if I didn't hold marye and Dr. Rhino in such high regard. It'll all work out. (come on baby, work out....)
working my way back to you baby.
Too early to say,,,, maybe I'm finding my way?
I just want to let TPTB know that the avatar photo link is now working on the iPhone 8+. Thanks for the effort!
Also Keithfan don't forget about the bonus cd from the 50th Anthem is 10-22 as well
Thanks for the reminder. I did forget about the Anthem release. I bought that one just for the live show. In addition to my CD collection, I store all of my shows on my smartphone, each show in its own folder with unique artwork. Since I used the CD album cover artwork for the studio album on my phone, I created artwork for the live show, which of course needed a title. If anyone wants a copy of the album art for 10/22/67, I give you Anthem Of The Moon:
Talk about a couple of pieces to compare: The Other One from 10/22/67 and The Other One from 10/22/71. That will be the ride home + Dark Star bonus track from 10/21/71
New site looks good, had no trouble using my login.
Was just wondering if we could still comment on releases. Are the past release comments all permanantly zapped then?
It's going to take somew getting used to this new layout.
I've been touching on the anniversary listening program, and there are some great October releases. Particularly the later era stuff. Decided to deviate from that program and watch VFTV One. Haven't watched it in a while ande what a greeat underrated show that is. Sure hope they bring that series back.
seems to be getting easier to get here
added edit - looks like some color is creeping in from the sides, maybe the all white is going away
been in a late-era mood this week:
3/27/88 (Not the official release)
2/21/95 (not the official release)
If anyone wants any of these shows let me know! My copies all sound pretty solid .
still trying to figure out pm system. But I did laugh when all of a sudden there was every pm ever sent, you know, the ones that when you deleted them you were told, they could NEVER be recovered!!! :-)
My phone has the same option, "check deleted messages?" NO! I deleted them, are you uploading them from the government database?
Cue the passenger pigeons and donkeys travelling through the mountain passes uphill both ways in the snow...
With any luck it's on my doorstep already. This all happened very fast.
We are indeed everywhere - U.S. Blues played at the halftime interval of the Arsenal vs Leicester game last night!
....received. Posting this on my work computer because posting from my phone is a chore. How about a dead.net app?
It's the most, wonderful time, of the year....
Shipping notices you say?
Haven’t received mine yet.
How about the announcement of early bird DaP 2019 subscription?
If I win Mega Millions tonight I’m buying all of you a subscription - offer only valid to those who were members of the previous site from 2007 - to a few days ago when the transition to this new site happened. Offer valid for up to the total number of CD pressings for the DaP 2019 release, as determined by TPTB prior to the conception and/or writing of this post, whichever came first, minus the number of defective/damaged CDs. Offer void to members/employees/doppelgängers/wannabes of spam/scammer/hacker/unsavory character/etc., etc., websites/operations/storefronts (reCAPTCHA flashback) etc., etc., etc........
.....crosswalk (reCAPTCHA flashback).....
..........traffic light (reCAPTCHA flashback) .........
......etc., etc., .......
........buses (reCAPTCHA flashback)
......I am a robot......
......I am a robot......
......I am a robot......
......I am a robot......
I love that post.
do robots dream of electronic hoops?
another perfect day, mi amigos. (if you get the Motorhead reference, I applaud you.)
well, looking forward to the new DaP. haven't had much time to listen to the GD; partway through 6/26/73. antici.....pation...
Just got my Dave's 28 shipping notice! Woo Hoo! The Dave's Annual Subscription email should be arriving soon too.
Got shipping notice yesterday too, excited for this one. Fantastic tour, most of which is release worthy. And then 30 Days, can't help but love this time of year!
In preparation for this release (shipping notice today!) I'm listening to Chicago 6-27-76, 10 days later, a smooth Help>Slip>Frank. These four shows in June would make a nice mini box with the full Norman treatment.
As of this moment, the site still doesn't recognize my password and I have to use the emailed one-time link to log in. And there is a NEW problem. It appears I now get logged out except on THIS page.
Was trying to comment on the Welcome Back thread but opening that page kept logging me out. After two emailed link re-entries to the site, I re-entered the site without logging in, stopped by the DaP28 page and then to the Community Thread page then clicked "post a comment" and was suddenly logged in! Something is rather wrong... More than before.
Original purpose of going to Welcome Back thread was to point out that my favorite new site feature has a probably unintended side effect: The front page "recent comments" section is a great way to keep us comment-mavens up to date. Thank you all for that! BUT, I see that threads for the 2019 DaP and 7" subscriptions have been created. Can't access the threads ("access forbidden"), but does your marketing dept really want us knowing about impending purchase opportunities this way?
..... normally I would attribute that to a solar flare. But I know better. Check. Check. One two. One two.
And what the hell does that search comment bar do?
edit. I typed in Dark Star. I mean, why not? Screens still bright as the sun, but it took me to random DS posts. I see the intent, just not the reason.
Good luck backing out. Jeez....
Thanks for providing all the assistance and support on all these releases, and also with the transition to the new site. Its truly appreciated!
- Slow Dog
...after several days of nearly burning my retinas on the "ALL WHITE" border/background, I've come to realize that one of the fun/colorful/unique/personalized aspects that is now missing are the pictures of people's avatars. Even if the all-white is kept, the addition of the avatars at least would give some otherwise lacking "personality" to the pages and 'ourselves'. I'm not surprised if traffic here has slowed down - it seems some easy things could be done to make the pages a little more user-enticing.
Just my two pesos.
Be well, People!
....to be honest marye, I'm not sure what i was expecting when i saw it. Old dog, new tricks. Still learning.
DaP 29 is 2/26/77....upped the number to 20K.
Good time ahead...
That was easy and fast. Now we know one of the reasons for the new site. Last year was a near freak-out!
That ordering process went extremely smooth compared to the old site.
Now....let’s see what category of images reCAPTCHA gives me......
I’m hoping for the 9 squares being a Whack-A-Mole game but instead of mole heads it’s Dancing Bear heads.
Why do I always get crosswalks and buses?
Even a robot can figure those out.