Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! Gentle mistresses and most distinguished gentlemen, we have come upon the release of the DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 37, from the Fifteenth of April in the year Nineteen Seventy-Eight, at ye olde College Of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Cast your waistcoats and your bonnets aside, the Grateful Dead are on steady gallop from the opening high-kick of "Mississippi Half-Step" into a where are we going? where have we been? "Passenger," followed by full-on versions of "Friend Of The Devil," "El Paso," "Brown-Eyed Women," and a double-barreled "Let It Grow>Deal." Catch your breath and straighten out your tricorne because the 2nd set shows no bounds with delightful takes ("Bertha>Good Lovin'," "One More Saturday Night") and introspection ("Candyman," "Playing In The Band"). Then - great fifes and drums - it's 15 minutes of "Rhythm Devils," with band and crew gathered round to amplify the merriment before delivering a rare incantation of "Not Fade Away>Morning Dew" that sets the soul alight. Pure jollification!
The town crier's addendum:
Three bags full! Lest you feel 4/15/78 beginneth and endeth too quickly, we've selected highlights from Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, 4/18/78 to satisfy your fancy.
Limited to 25,000 numbered copies, DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 37: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA 4/15/78 was recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson and has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman. It is guaranteed to sell out - often within hours.
*2 per order. Very limited quantity available.
First in line!....
....I camped out all night for this place in line. Now where's my Dave's 37.
No shipping notice?
Any other subscribers still waiting on their shipping notification?
Cut Drums and Full Releases...
Seems like the overwhelming majority of the Drums segment from 4/18/78 has been cut, but I cant' say I'm complaining. On another note, it's interesting to note that Dave specifically points out in the Seaside Chat that partial releases, such as 4/18/78, will most likely never see the light of day as full releases. For example, while only parts of the second set from 4/19/84 were included in DaP 35, we will most certainly never see the show in its entirety. Just something to mull over. It only makes me disappointed because parts of 9/18/90 were released as a bonus disc during Road Trips, so there may never be a full release of one of *arguably* the most beautiful and excellent shows of the 90s'. Anyways, my DaP 37 is in San Leandro so hoping it crosses the Bay any day now :))))
Viewtiful Shipping Notice...
Just to respond to an earlier comment, if you are a subscriber, there's a good chance you never got a shipping notification *I personally didn't*. However, if you check the order status there's a good chance it's already been shipped. Good luck!
VIEWTIFUL_ALAN, I have not received mine either. Shipping on 36 was a complete disaster for many, hope this isn't the case for 2021.
Shipping status still indicates not shipped.
And So It Begins
Lo and behold, it is as the prophet spaked (thanks JoshbytheBay): though a shipping notice we have naught, if ye subscribers check yr order's odor, you may see that by the grace of St. Dilbert it has indeed shippethed. Or so it says.
And now, like Mr. Plow, we play the waiting game.
this is the absolute truth:
last night I dreamed there was one of these community Rhythm Devils sessions. Jerry was participating, and I was too. What was really weird was that Jerry was wearing a Jamaican tam on his noggin.
it was pretty cacophonic. but i got to play.
20 minutes of those RDs...stay on target Proudfoot...stay on target...
I kvetched about the nearly 20 minute Space from 6/19/94 recently...
THANK YOU DAVE!!!
I did get a shipping notice…
I did get a shipping notice on Wednesday...but the package isn’t in the system yet, s of now.
My shipping notice came a couple days ago. I have subscribed every year since they first started them and am glad that Dave and company have been mixing it up (except nothing from 90s yet).
I actually just started listening to Dave's Picks 36 having waited since getting it months ago and the crowd energy and virtually perfectly crafted performances with Jerry's recovery and return are perfect for that release. My first post-coma shows were Alpine later that year in summer and they were epic. My timing of coming into the Dead and age demographic are pretty much the same as Dave's. My first show was in 84, then send one and third in 86. Alpine 87 was my third outing. By 89 I was finally hitting multiple tours and venue stops. It was a pretty exviting time to be a fan and witness their growth in real time from Jerry's recovery to the MIDI experiments of 89 and beyond.
A short few years later it was gone in a flash, but I sure enjoyed the ride while it was still cruising.....and still am.
I think I finally get where Dave's choices help to bring a rounded out experience to any ears that want to hear history.
Dave, I love you man
LOL, I can’t believe how much I’ve become attached to the seaside chats! Almost as much as some of the releases lol.
I could totally see just sitting around a bar with Dave and a couple other Dead nutz, hockey game on in the background, arguing about the Dead....maybe I’ve just been cooped up too long lol.
The man sure can sell that’s for sure! He takes some of these shows that I’m sorta nonplussed about and gets me psyched. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled for each and every release, but we all have hopes for “those” shows (thinking of you HF lol), so some releases provide different levels of let’s say, individual enthusiasm. Dave makes em all special!
Good job eh! PLEASE, keep em coming!
And yes, thanks to all the Dead/rhino crew for all ya do, especially Marye.
Now if only we could choose our shipping method, ahem...
Interesting about clarifying that partially released stuff is from shows that won’t get full treatment/release. Makes sense to me, and it’s good to know what’s what etc. Wonder about “there’s no master list”...I think they they might not have a “set list” made up, but there’s probably a master “song list” that their choosing from of what he said; good shows that we have good tapes of”
You’d think there’d be some discussion or ruff drafts of certain things I.e., June 76, or Fillmore 69, or E72...
Let’s face it though, unfortunately there will be limits as to what/when shows will come out.
SHIPPING NOTICES; many of you have inquired about lack of notices etc. personally I’ve had releases where I didn’t get one at all, or got one about the time it arrived, or even after. Received one this time and if there’s no snafus with the PO/shipping labels etc mine should be here early next week. 🤞
But hey, As long as they show up.....mayor Jim and some others still haven’t received 36, and unfortunately i think there’s some folks still trying to hunt down others...
I guess every silver linings got a touch of gray...
FUTURE: was a little bummed he didn’t at least tease us with “future” info. Like will we get an WOTF anniversary release as HF thinks, and of course the million dollar question; what’s in the box? I think it’s fun for all of us to have some tid bit of information to speculate about, (GIVE IT UP DAVE), like the recent 80s rumors...Unfortunately I don’t think we’re getting a WOTF 50th this year. My interpretation of the accelerated release schedule is more about the last few since if they went the full 50 years half of us could be dead. But I hope I’m wrong! ; )
Okay, please Mr postman!
EDIT: Crow, you are one funny mofo, thanks!
For any cool pin fans out there....
....check these out from Bottleneck Gallery. Be quick though. Orders are only available for 24 hrs.
Buying A Lottery Ticket
I subscribed, I did not get a shipping notice, checked the mail box earlier and 37 was waiting. 30 minutes later the email came in about the release. Feeling good and lucky and happy for the weekend.
Stay safe and take care
Say you that it's no WOTF 50th till 2023?? I'm so old my CD player remote finger is getting creaky...
I think they want to keep the 50th thing rolling and we'll have it by mid-year. And because Dave wants a two-disc companion show, it'll be ... oh well, I have ranted for too long and y'all know my rap.
I'm less enamored than some on Dave's sea side, squishy-toed schpiels... I fast forward to the last couple minutes to see if he drops a box-related tidbit. He's keeping his powder dry (as I tried to at many rainy shows) as this is only the end of January. By the next DP, he'll say something. Then Bolo will jack us around! All in good fun.
After reading show reviews of 4-15-78 on the Setlist Program, I'm pretty psyched for this release. And when 2 1/2 hours of music is considered a "short" show, it reminds me of the good old daze, when that meant a four-hour excursion, not to mention the adventure of getting safety to and from the shows, which in my case is a relative concept. (Englishtown, lost my ride, found some cardboard and rolled up into it for the night, caught a ride straight to my door the next day...)
Oro -- at one time I beseeched everyone to live in the moment and stop speculating. And here I am, the very worst cannonball-into-the-pool nutcase. So it goes................
First Dave's Pick of the Year
Always a favorite- released right at the turning point of a long, Midwest winter.
Dave needs his own nature show, methinks. I'd subscribe to that too.
I received a shipping notice…
I received a shipping notice two days ago and a tracking number. However, it's not showing up in the UPS system. Oh well, just as long as I get it. Never had issues before so I'm not to concerned.
CANNOT ORDER ONLINE ANYMORE !!!!
What Gives ?...I cannot order by calling anymore....I tried using my mobile phone but it kept saying I cannot order more than 2 CDs...FINE ! I just want to order just ONE !...It kept sending me back to the Order page....I HATE the fact that one cannot call in to order. Sometimes Changes are NOT for the better Amigos...
out on the road yesterday I saw...
a license plate that said
no Deadhead stickers or anything else
it was a Tesla, not a Cadillac, btw
listen to the entire show at full volume all the way through
Morning Dew should impress, if nothing else does.
No message, tracking number…
No message, tracking number...no clue...& there it was on my porch. What a nice weekend surprise for a cold and wet Friday...hope all are safe and well.....
A la carte for me
I have just snuck through the door and ordered a copy of this one, seemingly without any problems. First time I have not subscribed. Weirdly, it feels more satisfying buying it this way, although I may end up paying more if I get them all, and I will of course miss out on the bonus disc. But it feels as if I have chosen to buy this show myself. Increasingly, with the subscriptions, I was starting to feel as though someone else was deciding what I bought, and was picking shows I wouldn't myself have chosen. This way, I feel I am getting back to getting what I decide to get.
Of course, if you want everything, its not a problem, and you are probably better off subscribing.
Daverock - Taking back control.
That is so Brexit. 😬
I’m so happy !!
Just wanted to share that #37 is coming in tomorrow ahead of the storm.
DaP 37 sound
Based on the Listening Party, this is a fantastic sounding recording! Great job by Betty. Just based on that little bit sounds like she got a better mix than DaP 7 and 15 from the following week. Could be my ears fooling me, just sounds like one of her better tapes. Love the filler, especially cutting the 18 min Drums down to what I assume is the lead into Samson. Really interested to hear Scarlet> Dancing, will wait til it arrives and not listen to one on the Archive. Also digging that 4/12/78 is still a possibility for future release.
Picked up one of the glasses and a tshirt (burnt orange is one of my favorite colors, especially for a shirt, so they had my money right there), as well. Wonder if all this year's Picks will have a glass, or if they just really liked that cover, which, it is one of the best covers in the
PS if you do listen to the Listening Party, listen out for Jack a Roe teases in Let It Grow. Heard it while typing and was pretty cool.
Dave’s motion picture
Looks like Ducks Yas Yas in the background.
When i think of “the Penguin”, no not Admiral Richard Byrd alone in Antarctica, I fast forward to those fabulous 60s and yes, Burgess Meredith.
on a roll today folks 😀 Look out Vguy. Hell, Simon Rob, everyone with the humor lately.....NICE!
“Does anyone remember laughter”
I’m sure some(but not all) know this but:
Shipping innovations means UPS gets it to your Post Office, and once Uncle Sam has it, THEN your tracking number will be in effect.
Used to work for the P.O. (Like Phil).
I’m still just gonna wait it out, works best for me. About to cue up Dave’s 26, haven’t played it in a while. Be safe, enjoy the white powder!!
Checking In, Vol. 37
Hi All, I hope everyone is doing well. I have haven't commented in a while as I have been navigating through some work and other events. So we knew what this show was going to be and I am quite excited for it. It looks like it will be high energy. Of course with it being a Betty Board, that just adds to it.
I am equally excited for the generous portion of the Pittsburgh show we are getting as well. First, any time we get this much filler its always welcome. Second, I had made a comment many months ago when this was revealed to be the 1st show in the 2021 subscription run, that we should take guesses at what show the extra material would be pulled from. Dave L described that it would come from a good but under the radar show. I am fairly knowledgeable on 1978 GD, but I have gaps when comes to listening to specific tours. I did not know much about the spring tour. When I was consulting the Deadbase as to which show it could be, I hoped for the Pittsburgh show. This is not because of my hometown bias, but the 2nd set looked intriguing. The Scarlet > Dancing segue seems unique especially for the time period. I don't think of Scarlet not being paired with Fire back then. I know eventually it would occasionally be on its own or paired with other songs. Still I always I think of it paired with Fire from 77-79, so this looks cool. Regardless, I am looking forward to getting Vol. 37. I got my shipping notice a few days ago but it hasn't arrived yet.
Stay safe and well everyone and hopefully soon we'll all be spinning this fine music.
Some funny stuff in these threads.. pretty positive so far..
I'm with Oroborous, the seaside chats amuse me and do get my blood pumping in anticipation. I am stoked to hear the cleaned up, pristine sounding NFA>Jam>Morning Dew.. I still can't get over how good the Dew they snuck into #29 at the end of the Swing was. These incredible sounding Betty Board Morning Dews are phenomenal, I will gladly take any I can get my grubby little paws on.. but there are so few to be had.
I do have a piece of troubling news, however. It appears while breaking down his camera equipment and tripod, Dave was attacked by an angry mob of sea otters. You would not think this to look at them because they are so playful and cute, but sea otters are short tempered marine mammals with strong teeth and a powerful bite.. and apparently have been clamoring for 1969 for some time with no success.
Join me in wishing Dave a complete and speedy recovery.
Ignore sea mammals at your own peril people..
What to do
So while I'm still being "processed " I'm going to spend time with FZ
No shipping notice--I had to…
No shipping notice--I had to go to https://store.dead.net/customerorders/customer/login/ and enter my email and order number, click on the order to find out that it did ship, I clicked on tracking and I will get it Tuesday Feb. 2
No shipping notice received....
....yet #16978 was in my mailbox tonight.
I reminded myself of Jack Skellington in Nightmare Before Christmas.
"What is this, what is this?"
There's a 1. A 69. And a 78 in my number. I don't know what that means, but sounds neat.
I called the tinnitus hotline today....
....but it wouldn't stop ringing.
As a freshman in college, …
As a freshman in college, my good friend Phil Epstein and I hitchhiked from New Paltz, NY 4/14/78 to Williamsburg. We had seen Garcia Band, but this was to be our first GD show. The next day was parents day on campus at William and Mary, and the khakis and blue blazers were roaming and staring at the tie-dyed invasion. The show was high energy. The band was on it. The crowd excited. A thoroughly satisfying show! Last week my friend Phil and I were excited about the release of DP37, as this was our first show, and it was epic. As the universe would have it, Phil passed away suddenly last Sunday. This is dedicated to his memory. RIP.
re; BF312's eulogy....
....Sunrise was playing as I read that. Appropriate. I never met Phil, but I'm sure I would like him.
This release is for Phil.
I'm sorry to hear that, BF312
Not only would you have loved Phil, a truly beautiful person, but he would have loved you back. Would have given you his shirt if you were cold, his water if you were thirsty. We had seen hundreds of shows since W&M, and he was the guy you never met, but smiled and high-fived you after Jerry just blew our minds...huge smile on his face...the epitamy of what a Deadhead and generous soul should be. My profile pic is my $6 stub from 4/15/78...
re; high fiving your fellow concert circle....
....you know? I probably did. I do that a lot.
I do that at hockey games too.
On the bright side, this release sounds incredible. And the band is on.
Could always be worse.
You guys got an awesome first show.
A bald guy received a comb as a present.........
He says he'll never part with it.
And when I think of the Penguin, I think of Catwoman...and the amazing Julie Newmar.
Hi, You must have placed your order so quickly that you didn’t read the blurb about the beverage glass.
“To honor this year's Dave's Picks releases we will be dropping 4 collective beverage glasses, 1 for each release. Collect all 4! Limited edition run of 1000 units.”
That looks like there will be one for each DaP.
Good luck getting them all.