"Cause it's always like that with the Dead, you know - it's always the whole thing." - News Journal
As we close out the 2019 Dave Pick's series, we deliver on our promise to give you the "whole thing" with the complete performance from The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 3/24/73 and what a show it was! An upstanding "musical eulogy" to the recently departed Pigpen, the Grateful Dead conducted a potent study in contrasts on this bittersweet night. They found easy balance between tidy jams like "They Love Each Other," "Wave That Flag," "Playing In The Band," and introspective moments on "Stella Blue," "Sing Me Back Home," and a poignant "He's Gone." It was all laid down with a discipline and a polish unheard of in any of the truly exceptional shows that had come before it. Yes, you might say, they cleaned up nice to carry on the legacy as Pig would have wanted.
Limited to 20,000 numbered copies, DAVE’S PICKS VOLUME 32: THE SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA 3/24/73 has been mastered to HDCD specs from the 7" and 10" reels by Jeffrey Norman.
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Ice cream and Amish?
Self-inflicted ice cream didn’t get me flashed KF.
I have an odd little thing going on
I have one GD CD in the player for morning shower ritual (currently 6/17/94)
one GD CD in the player in the car for driving around (currently 8/16/91)
archive on the cell for walking around (currently 1/18/79; yesterday was 1/15/79)
interesting teleportation effect as I have multiple shows going on here, there, and everywhere
oh, no...CAPTCHA awaits below
if only it were pictures of nubile Amish maidens bathing outdoors in the sunshine in warm, sudsy water...but I bet it will be crosswalks. Let's see...
Oh. it's boats.
Amish and Daves Picks
I've always rather liked the little I know about Amish communities. Maybe the mainstream could do with taking note of how they do things.
No Daves Picks yet...but I notice an increasing number of Europeans have received theirs...so come tomorrow, there's me, sitting in the lotus position by my letter box, with hands cupped in anticipation of blessing.
There's no school like the old school....
....at least the Amish, I'm guessing, aren't triggered so easily. I'd rather churn butter then wage war with some random person out there that won't stfu.
Just churn your butter in the privacy..
of your own barn.
When things get slow around here....
The conversation turns....
We need a release announcement. Wonder if DaP33 will be announced before the subscription window closes. Early bird ends tomorrow.
Didn’t see any GD on the Black Friday RSD list.
Looks like Jerry and Merl will be the next release we get until DaP32.
The conversation turns
Like sour butter?
Dp 33 has been announced , ice cream kid
10 29 77
Not many amish in DeKalb...
Wichita 11/17/72 one of my favorties Dave's Picks
Good night everyone... bob t
Perhaps they found another Kaukonen recording....
....aka Two From The Vault.
Grateful Dead Rating D...
....more for us then!! Thank God for the disclaimer before I read this, otherwise it might have gotten ugly. Lol.
It's obvious what kind of guy this is. He most likely got dumped by his significant other and that other person probably liked the dead. I'm sure he's into the Dave Mathews band. If you know what I mean. P.S. -this douch also said C.S.N. are way overrated the same as Simon and Garfunkel. I mean come on.
The number of the beast.
People who hate on the GD...
simply don't "get" the GD.
I am reminded consistently how the GD are the greatest band EVER.
But not everyone "gets" that.
Stuart Smalley's a Deadhead, you know.
I read in BAM magazine back in the day a phrase by Blair Jackson, describing the GD: "I know something you can't even imagine"
Still no DaP 32 in Germany?
Still not a DaP 32 in Germany!?
Just to break up the Amish talk
Its nearly always nice when a new release is announced. I am not so keen when they announce releases too much in the future, though, like they tend to do at this time of the year. I haven't received Dave's Picks 32 yet, and Dave's Picks 33 has been announced. I don't need to know what Dave's Picks 34 is yet. They can save that one for a rainy day in February, when the pickings are slim.
Maybe someone already mentioned it, but the DaP 34 announcement traditionally comes toward the end of December, right before the subscriptions end (not at the end of the early-bird pricing, which just occurred).
In southern MN there is a large Amish community. When I lived down that way I saw the buggies, and often purchased produce from the Amish farmers. As I watch modern Americans spending most of their days taking photos and videos of themselves, I cannot help but think of the Amish maxim of refusing to be photographed; the Amish believe that having a photo taken of oneself only leads to an enlarged ego. Hmmm . . .
Been absent for a bit doing some research for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic project. It involved some interstellar travel, which explains why I was gone so long. The good news is that I returned to this planet 2.3 years younger than when I left!
I found a very groovy parallel universe out past exoplanet Kepler-62f. Garcia was there, looking much slimmer and in fine health. He was giving free banjo lessons to a group of Amish septuagenarians at an assisted care facility in the Poconos.
Across town, a gathering of all the major world leaders was taking place at a venue that was eerily reminiscent of Winterland circa 1977. A certain Senator from this forum had been elevated to President, and JiminMD had risen to the position of Secretary of State of Mind. They presided over a gathering that included ayatollahs in tie-dyed robes, actual dancing bears, and the ghost of Owsley managing the concession stands. Kim Jong-Un showed up with a stealie tattoo on his forehead, begging everyone he encountered to help him avoid being sent back to Pyongyang.
The highlight of the event was the playing of the NFA>GDTRFB>NFA sandwich from 11/17/1971 (DaP 26) through an exact replica of the Wall of Sound. And, yes, the volume was turned up to 11. Putin twirled his ass off, and Xi Jinping was seen beaming from ear to ear while trading shots of Southern Comfort with Janis in the lobby bar. Most of the attendees had tears of sheer joy running down their cheeks.
Afterward, everyone hugged and promised to be nice to each other, stop all military aggression, and treat their respective citizenry with kindness, dignity and respect. Additionally, it was agreed that Grateful Dead CDs would become the new universal currency. It was also proclaimed that each country’s national anthem would be changed to a version of Dark Star of their choosing. The U.S. picked first and went with Veneta. Sweet!!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, a kind-looking man in a crisp white coat is telling me it’s time for my happy pills. Ciao!
a show from overseas
they never played asia...
but that might have been released at least partially...
Finally emailed back
I finally got an email response from WMG Customer Service, it was 6 business days later, re damaged DaP32. Anyways good to know someone reads those emails. I really hope Dead.net ends up getting a US-based customer service line where you can speak with human. That would be a major improvement.
I gather from the post below that Dave's Picks 34 will be a previously non-circulating three disk complete 1968 show recorded on 16 track analogue master reels by Rex and Betty thought to be missing but now returned. It seems obvious that the bonus disc will be the complete second set from two nights prior.
Unless of course I missed something..
Deej, hoping for a quick and painless replacement.
Good to see you back in the mix Bolo, it has been a while. Looking forward to another year of clues. Maybe you could help this guy's with their warehouse issues.
Spinning some awesome 73 tonight, RT.4.3. This one continues where 11/17/73 left off. Love the Dire Wolf in this release. 73 at it's best and still available out there in the secondary market for affordable prices.
As newly named president....
....my first declaration is to tell me what the next pick is. Executive orders are a bitch. (carefully points the mic down and applaudes).
My inbox is open for business....
Had my fingers on my chin....
....looking at what to play tonight. Fingers went from chin to cd rack and pulled out RT 4.2. April Fool's '88. I will skip the Watchtower though. Top ten Dead trainwrecks if there ever was one. Blech. Don't do yourself a favor.
There is a Cumberland, so it evens out in my opinion.
...something you haven't listened to in a while really hits the spot, and today, for me it's DP 29 5/21/77. Just finishing up disc 3 as I do some reading and aimless meandering, and man, does it sound sweet.
Deadvikes, saw that reference to Roadtrips 4.3 and it reminded me that I picked up when Real Gone re-released that one recently and have listened to it maybe twice. Gonna have to give that another listen soon.
Interesting reading extensive reviews of the Dead by someone who clearly dislikes the Dead on just about every level. It moves you or it doesn't.
Moving on from DP29 to Alan Parson Project's Pyramid album, something else I haven't listened to in a while. Cool album, dig that APP sometimes.
April Fools '88
Hey now Vguy, I was at those '88 Meadowlands shows and have fond memories of that Watchtower;)
Heat of the moment....
....I get it Charlie, but have you listened to it recently?
Btw. Check your inbox.
Oh no..!! I exclaimed as his first executive order immediately set in place the very coup that overthrew his regime.
Had he listened to his wise and cautious advisors that suggested the first order of business should be to turn Camp David into a Wall of Sound enabled free music venue for all of us instead of using his powers for evil, to find out the next Dave's Picks before anyone else without going through the hardship to solve the endless, virtually impossible riddles.. , things would have turned out much different. Alas...
Well, we screwed up that parallel universe.. on to the next one they call Cygnus X-2(Deer_Creek).
The multiverse proves itself therein....
....my doppelganger is an alright dude.
Cygnus-X. That's a trio of stars.
X-2 is the best X-Men movie....
.... because it is.
Brendan Byrne has a nice Minglewood
Re: Cygnus X-2
Tossed in to randomly evoke the angry guise of KeithFan2112 as he realizes yet another Rush song was put in the subject line of several posts that seemingly had nothing to do with Rush.
As Yoda once said, Misanthropic bastards we are.
I really like that April Fools Road Trips. I do wish it sounded a tat better if that's ok to say. I'd put it in the same neighborhood as the Road Trips Penn State 1980 and the Download Series 1988 Hampton. All great shows but I'd kill or die for more dynamic range on the masters.
Edit: No hard feelings, KF.. just having a little fun.
Dreaming My Dreams
A Waylon Jennings smoker and fine follow up to APP for something totally different. Been diggin' some Waylon lately.
Brendan Byrne will always be the Meadowlands to me. Fond memories.
Another UK delivery
My postie has just put #32 into my grateful hands. Playing it in disc order so I’m up to Cumberland Blues. So far so good. Guitar on Cumberland Blues is worth the price on its own. My second fix of GD should arrive on Friday when Amazon deliver ‘Ready or not’. So much to be thankful for.
It's been a few days since I checked in. Wanted to tell everyone It's the anniversary of a Dyn-O-Mite show Stoltzfus turned me on to: November 19,1972. Then I saw Cygnus in the headlines, only to discover it was one of those Merry Pranksters again. I suppose that's what I get for hitting the road without a second cup of coffee. But seriously the Bird Song might be the best unreleased Bird Song out there. The Dark Star I've only listen to about a half-dozen times and not recently. I remember I mentally put it in the top 50 to 75% of Dark Stars mentally. First 5 minutes been fantastic, I can tell you that. I
The Grateful Dead - listen loud or don't listen at all.
Charlie--Grace Under Pressure
Charlie, it's funny you mention Alan Parsons Project. Saw my uncle Sunday, and he mentioned that his son (my cousin) had recently taken him to see APP. My uncle brought it up because he knows I love and know music (partially because of his tutelage--he played me Take Five when I was young). So yesterday I sat down and listened to a bunch of APP.
The Bolo post has me tortured, a la Jack Skellington in Nightmare Before Christmas--What does it MEAN?!
(hey . . . this game of distracting KeithFan is kinda' fun! :)
Re:Dreaming My Dreams
I picked up a used vinyl copy of this a month or so ago, along with a few others from Waylon. Timeless music. In September, I went on a fishing trip to Northern Minnesota with some old high school buds. Listened to a lot of country and Americana, so been on that wave length since then. Along those lines, the new Billy Strings arrived today on vinyl. This one's a keeper! Thanks Vguy for the intro to Billy......spinning now and sounds great!
Here's another one along those lines that I mentioned here a few weeks back......give it a listen if you haven't. The vinyl pressing is excellent:
For you Minnesota guys.....have you ever heard of Pelican Lake? On the fishing trip we stayed on a 45 acre private island on that lake in the north woods. Only one house on the island with a couple of servants cabins. Supposedly Jimmy Hoffa and other famous folks stayed there back in the day.
We did not see any werewolves.....stay away from him...he'll rip your lungs out Jim......I'd like to meet his Tailor
And another UK delivery
Dave's Picks 32 materialised on my door mat at some point this morning too. I never heard it arrive, I just checked to see if I'd got any post about 11.00am, and there it was.
I haven't started playing any of it yet-tomorrow will be a better day for that..I can feel it in my bones. But its a nice looking package(as the actress said to the bishop). I like the article by Hugh Cutler in the sleeve.
Now Deadhead Brewer's in on it 🤔 I sense a plot to destroy the Jedi....
Grace Under Pressure. Produced by Peter Henderson if I recall, whoever he is. The point is, they let Terry Brown go, and I believe that was a mistake. Big one. The album had some good songs on it that is for sure, but it was no Signals. And as many good songs as it had on it, I would say it is the lowest-ranked album between it and just about everything that came before it. Rumor has it that Terry was not into all of the electronic drums and predominant synths. Well they had a good run leading up to it, that's for sure. Every album after that had great Rush songs on it, but IMHO, some snoozers too. And of course they ended on a high note with Clockwork Angels.
St. Louis Blues
Remain the classiest franchise in all of sports.
Thank you Pat Maroon.
DeadHeadBrewer, listening to the album Time Out by Dave Brubeck after seeing your reference to Take Five, one of the highlights of that album. It is a testament to how good that whole album is that I can't even say for sure Take Five is my favorite song on the album, and as good as Take Five is that is saying something.
CaseyJanes, a 45 acre private island on a lake in the MN woods sounds amazing, I bet the night sky was fantastic. I have also been listening to some country and americana recently, mainly due to Ken Burns' Country Music documentary. A lot of the Waylon Jennings stuff hits the spot but Dreaming My Dreams is great, so is Lonesome, On'ry and Mean.
Listened to the Aoxomoxoa bonus disc earlier today, haven't listened to it more than a couple of times so far, but this time it struck me as pretty cool, particularly the Clementine-Death Don't Have No Mercy.
It's all I listened to today. In addition to the Bird Song and the Dark Star I mentioned earlier, also great Playing in the Band and China Rider. Big Railroad Blues gets better every time I hear it. A respectable Mississippi Half-Step. Sugar Magnolia - now there's a great song nobody ever talks about. This one starts out a little rough, but picks up steam fast - like a steam locamotive. Rolling down the tracks. Those would actually make cool song lyrics. Anyway, yeah, Sugar Magnolia - 4/24/72 - that one'll knock your socks off. Can you believe THAT's the song that sucked me into the Dead orbit? If I had not by chance heard Rockin the Rhein's Sugar Magnolia playing in the background during a poker game, I wouldn't own a Dead record today. I think the Sunshine Daydream coda is best on the Europe '72 tour. There are some great '71 versions too, but Bobby really had the screams working well in Europe. Ever notice Donna doesn't start singing Sunshine Daydream until after E72? I prefer it without her.
Last call for 11/19/72, brought to you by Stoltzfus. I'm sure there's gotta be a good copy on archive.org.