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    Who's up for a revolutionary evolutionary ride? DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30: FILLMORE EAST, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 1/2/70 captures the Grateful Dead as they make their first foray from the experimental 60s into their early 70s acoustic Americana period. Yes, this one is a little bit country and a little bit (psychedelic) rock and roll.

    When the "Magnificent Seven" - Pigpen on percussion, T.C. on keys - first took the stage on 1/2/70, evidence was clear that the trip was about to take a turn. From their western wears to the twang in Jerry’s “broken-string blues,” it appeared they'd brought the Bakersfield sound to the Big Apple. They worked through much of what would become Workingman's Dead, stunning the crowd with laid-back numbers like "Uncle John's Band," "Casey Jones," and "Black Peter." Just the same, they satisfied 60s stalwarts with magical versions of "Dark Star," "St. Stephen," and "That's It For The Other One." Sonic alchemy, indeed!

    DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30: FILLMORE EAST, NEW YORK, ​New York 1/2/70 has been rounded out with a bit of 1/3/70 (the subscribers-only bonus disc features the bulk of 1/3/70). It was recorded by the great Owsley "Bear" Stanley and has been lovingly mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman.

    DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30 is limited to 20,000 individually-numbered copies*.

    *Limited to 2 per order. Very limited quantity available.

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  • October 18, 2019 - 3:33pm
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    You are not the only one. Sad, but true.

    This is copied from

    https://www.dead.net/forum/got-issues-your-store-order

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    August 30, 2019 - 4:29pm#2
    WHISKYHAWK

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    Still Waiting For DaP 30 To Be Delivered
    Anyone else having this issue?

    Per Dead.net Customer Service, 'Our new warehouse has advised that they have been unable to locate any numbered copies of Dave’s Picks Volume 30. With that confirmation, we have decided to produce a small, separately-numbered run of this title. We will use these copies to replace your missing or damaged Dave’s Picks Volume 30 shipment. Our production team has advised that the new, limited-edition run will be available in 2 months. "

    Well, it's been two months and no word, no communication. Very frustrating.
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  • October 18, 2019 - 9:56am
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    yeah seriously
    send me a PM.
  • October 17, 2019 - 10:49pm
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    Re: Still Not Received

    Send a PM to MaryE on this site. ..and do it quickly!! that was a long time ago.

  • October 17, 2019 - 8:39pm
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    Still have not received my DAve's 30 with Bonus Disc. Multiple emails to customer service and no joy. Anybody who can help????

  • July 20, 2019 - 4:52am
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    Diggey's cds

    Looks reasonable enough to me. The only holes in my collection are the Fillmore West 1969 box set, and the first 1990 box set. I bought the second one, Spring 1990, after quite along wait, as I am not a big fan of 1990. But I was, and continue to be, surprised at how much I like the show within. Every time I play 3/14/90, which I believe is the first in the box, I feel moved to go on and listen to the whole. I keep looking around for the first one, but I haven't seen it for sale anywhere yet. I wouldn't spend a fortune on it, but if its anything like this second one....then I have missed out big time.

    A cautionary tale for me, actually, thinking now that I wouldn't get this years box if it is from beyond 1974.

  • July 19, 2019 - 5:52pm
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    Dave's Picks CDs

    I hope I'm not breaking any rules and can delete this if I am. I have some Dead cds and Dave's Picks for sale and wanted to put them up here. I'm not trying to get rich, just movin' out some clutter. Send me a message and payPal preferred. shipping is included for all of them listed. Thanks

    San Francisco, The Warfield 10/9 and 10/10/80- Record Store Day CD- $16 shipping included
    Dave's Picks 27- Boise State U, 9/2/83- $30 shipping included
    Dave's Picks 28- Capital Theater, Passaic, NJ, 6/17/76 - $30 shipping included
    Dave's Picks 29- Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, Ca, 2/26/77 - $30 shipping included
    Dave's Picks 30- Fillmore East, NY, 1/2/70 - $30 shipping included
    Dave's Picks 30- Bonus CD- Fillmore East, NY, 1/3/70 - $30 shipping included

  • July 18, 2019 - 3:10am
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    Official Box Set

    i'll make my official box set prediction here: Summer '90

  • July 16, 2019 - 11:45am
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    1/2/70

    Gave this one last spin before the Dave's 31 announcement. This will be remembered as an excellent release with a great bonus disc if you subscribed.

    2019 will be remembered as a good year.

  • July 16, 2019 - 10:30am
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    Wooo-hoooo

    Fall 79, Awesome!
    Nice to mix it up a little, thanks guys!
    Also, like hearing how their going to keep trying more variety.
    But ultimately, like Dave said, not about the set list or what they played etc, it’s about how they played it!
    Personally, I’m not familiar with this one but ifs it’s anything like 11/9, 11/5&6, 12/1, or the New Years run I think we’re going to be happy!

  • July 16, 2019 - 10:03am
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    FINALLY 1979

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Who's up for a revolutionary evolutionary ride? DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30: FILLMORE EAST, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 1/2/70 captures the Grateful Dead as they make their first foray from the experimental 60s into their early 70s acoustic Americana period. Yes, this one is a little bit country and a little bit (psychedelic) rock and roll.

When the "Magnificent Seven" - Pigpen on percussion, T.C. on keys - first took the stage on 1/2/70, evidence was clear that the trip was about to take a turn. From their western wears to the twang in Jerry’s “broken-string blues,” it appeared they'd brought the Bakersfield sound to the Big Apple. They worked through much of what would become Workingman's Dead, stunning the crowd with laid-back numbers like "Uncle John's Band," "Casey Jones," and "Black Peter." Just the same, they satisfied 60s stalwarts with magical versions of "Dark Star," "St. Stephen," and "That's It For The Other One." Sonic alchemy, indeed!

DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30: FILLMORE EAST, NEW YORK, ​New York 1/2/70 has been rounded out with a bit of 1/3/70 (the subscribers-only bonus disc features the bulk of 1/3/70). It was recorded by the great Owsley "Bear" Stanley and has been lovingly mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman.

DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30 is limited to 20,000 individually-numbered copies*.

*Limited to 2 per order. Very limited quantity available.

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I have a habit of hitting these Europe '72 shows early, simply due to the fact of the days-long gaps that tend to exist between shows. These people were obviously enjoying themselves and taking it all in while they could in between venues. And I think it shows in the music.

4/26/72 aka Hundred Year Hall contributed to my habit today.

All I really have to say is that the Turn on Your Lovelight, Jerry's initial in-song jam, the very first one, is one of the best passages of the entire tour. He never comes up for a breath and the intensity is beyond palpable. You think they're done, after Bobby throws melodic machine-gun chords left and right with Garcia responding all over the place, but it keeps chugging and churning until your jaw is on the floor and you're holding it in both hands being all WTF?

And that's just the first little jam of the song. Don't even get me started on what happens after that. This was an all-time favorite the moment it was released as Hundred Year Hall way back when. I can still remember where I was listening to it for the very first time rightfully enhanced. Funny how these things will never leave you.

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Like I said... These shows are GD crack.

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I first heard it in a car on the way to a Phish show (turned out to be a pretty good one, at least to me).
http://phish.com/tours/dates/fri-1995-10-27-wings-stadium/

I was collecting GD tapes at the time and this was a welcomed release (although I was hoping for the complete show), since I spent a lot of time listening to cassette hiss.

Nice Seinfeld reference.

..as to the other thing. It's not a problem for me, I can quit anytime. I just chose not to quit because I like it and it sounds good.

The more I think about it.. the more I Ark for it. If not now.. when? It just turned 50 a couple days ago. Three back to back Morning Dew's.

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When will we know or where can we see the track list for the bonus disc of the forthcoming vol 30?

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But an Ark binge does sound groovy!

Sixtus; your making me want to skip ahead on 4/26, but I’m saving it dammit for Friday night......see, no problem lol
Relistened to 4/24 D.S., because I wanted to, not because I had to! Gulp....who am I kiddin’ Phewy!...that kick sss jam at the end you were referring to is where I felt that Throwing Stones vibe.....really subtle, just like part of one Jerry lick but?? Wouldn’t be the first lick/theme/vibe or whatever I’ve heard before that turned into something structured later...
Speaking of the jones’ big weekend; Hundred Year Hall, Dicks 26: 4/26&27/69, plus some 77 for those inclined...
and some playoff hockey for fux sake!

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Random check in! Glad to see everyone doing so well!

Last 5: Dick's Picks Vol. 6 - 10/14/83 - Discs 2 and 3

Really, can't get enough of these gems! The S>F is out of this world... the "Spinach" Jam > Other One > Stella Blue... breathtaking! That Stella!!! So good!

Disc 1 (set 1) has some sound issues, but do not overlook discs 2 and 3!

Excited for DaP Vol. 30! Is the wolf the same one from the "Little Red Riding Wolf" release at Fillmore East (2-11-69)?

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Make your way over to the Jam of the Week...Universal Amphitheatre from 6/30/73....

Edit... There is a reel flip in the Dark Star before the Eyes

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Ahhh the Universal Amphitheater when it was still an open air venue...and one of the nights we could not remember where we had parked the van...tsk tsk....I wonder why....

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seeing the GD in 1974 or prior...it must have been amazing.

6/30/73...wow. as Napoleon Dynamite sez...

"lucky"

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Can't stop thinking about what we may get for this year. In spite of having so much Dead music, I can't even come close to listening to all I want to each day. I had this same problem in the 80s. Except now we have the best quality dead, it is all so damn good!
And of course there is the prospect of getting more.
My guess based on past years is we will most likely have an announcement within the next 6 weeks!
Peace!

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Too funny. I think we could fill up an entire forum with lost minds/lost vehicle stories. I have two.. Foxborough Stadium and downtown DC. DC was the scariest for me, spent till nearly dawn walking block after block searching parking garages.. It was daunting. aack! SimonRob might just have the best.

I'd like to think good times, but.. well.. not quite.

We are due a box announcement. I think they are just waiting for log rolling opportunities and carnivorous birds to congregate so Dave can do a seaside chat.

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So far in 2019 we’ve had a 1977 show, then we will be getting a 1970 show with bonus and then 1969 material with aoxomoxoa reissue. Cannot remember Dave’s exact words from the volume 30 video but it sounds like 2019 will be a mixed bag of years. My money is on a box from 88-92. Peace

Oh yeah how could I forget Warfield 1980?!?!

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Happy Friday all.
I've always thought that as far as studio playing, Jerry did his best work on guitar not with the Dead, but when he guested on other artists records, especially the Jeffersons
In that spirit, my last 5 songs this morning:

1. When I was a Boy I watched the Wolves Kantner/Slick/Starship
2. Your Mind has Left Your Body Kantner/Slick/Freiberg/Starship
3. Sketches of China Kantner/Slick/Freiberg/Starship
4. Million Kantner/Slick/Starship
5. Starship Kantner/Starship

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...I always enjoyed his pedal steel playing on 'Teach Your Children' by CSN. It's rather iconic and employs such a playful, lilting vibe.

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Agree, although I like the some GD too (thinking Anthem, King Solomon's Marbles and Unbroken Chain for example.

I also like his Pedal Steel contributions with various artists, usually at Wally Heider Studio.

Interesting topic.

Edit: Looks like Sixtus and I were on the same page... Lots of Pedal Steel with NRPS too. Miss seeing those guys live. I think the David Nelson Band is playing tonight at Terrapin Crossroads. Wish I was there.. great band.

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Television: Marquee Moon
Swans: Public Castration is a Good Idea
Swans: Feel Good Now
Motorhead: Bomber
Motorhead: Aftershock

I love love love Marquee Moon

Perfection, I say

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Haven't listened to this show since 1990 on cassette. I know everyone isn't a fan of the Martin Fierro and Joe Ellis tour, but I enjoy it's place in Grateful Dead history. I think this is one of the better sounding boards from this tour, along with William and Mary shows. If you have time to listen between Let it Grow and Stella Blue is a pretty unique jam, and it sounds like Phil (just a guess) is screaming non sense along with the horns. You also get a stand alone Eyes of the World. P.S. Phil says "Howard Cosell said that, after Long Strange Trip..... have a good weekend everyone.. bob t

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Jerry also played in studio with Tom Fogerty, David Bromberg, Robert Hunter, Mickey Hart, Paul Pena, Peter Rowan, Warren Zevon, Country Joe McDonald, Pete Sears, Ken Nordine, Ornette Coleman, Bruce Hornsby, Bob Dylan, David Dawg Grisman, Sanjay Mishra and others.....

Edit: how could I forget Uncle Merl....some of that funky soul jazz stuff they did is some of my favorite JG of all time!
After Midnight etc, hell that whole Fire up Album is awesome!

Speaking of, haven’t had a chance to hear much of this tour. I know it gets slagged, but there must be at least some great stuff that’s useable from this run? I mean it was 73 and right before one of their best tours ever (fall/winter).
I had a tape of ?Buffalo? Way back when I was just getting onboard that I recall liking but some bastard stole it (David H). As I say I was a neophyte then so perhaps my perspective and/or memory is warped?
Curious to hear what all y’all know/think about that tour, especially those a “mature” 😉 enough to have been around then?

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I had an unfortunate incident in Worcester Mass spring 87 where a friend and I scored some blotter supplement that was a bit too strong. By the middle of the 2nd set I became incredibly paranoid and feared I would never be able to find my car or my way home (New York). I unfortunately forced my friend to leave the show early. Thankfully we found my car and I drove about a block or two on a flat surface. I felt like I was driving into a deep ditch so I pulled over, shut the car and wisely decided to wait it out. Ended up calming down and jump starting a few people’s cars and vans. Finally at like 4 am I was able to operate my vehicle. We cruised down the Massachusetts Turnpike in the right lane at about 25 mph. Crazy night but I was at least able to find my way home.

He also played on "If I Could Only Remember My Name" (ironic that that one was forgotten) by David Crosby. Great guitar tone on "Cowboy Movie"-I assume its Jerry-Jorma Kaukonen also plays on the album. As ever with these cast of thousands S.F. albums I am never always sure who's doing what. "Blows Against The Empire" was always, and still is, for that matter, my favourite of these allstar collaborative albums.

Thumbs up for Television's Marquee Moon, too-both that and Adventure are great albums.

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DaP 30 Bonus Track List - unpublished. I emailed the guy who knows, but he wasn't budging in his response. It's up to the first DaP 30 subscriber recipient to let us know.

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...so far, 77’ Daves Pick, 80’(Warfield) then 1970 Daves Pick, next the 1969 album 50th Anniversary release and then the ‘1966 vinyl’ release included in the “comic book series”(actually 2020 release) and then and then and then... ;)
This year the Grateful Dead are covering the most adverse releases to date besides the past release of the “30 TATS Boxset”... 2019 is and will continue to be a grateful year for us deadheads and the band as well! ‘What a long strange trip it’s been’ but I can’t help myself but to ‘Smile Smile Smile’!
Have a grateful Friday my brother & sisters, peace be with you all! Long live the Good Ol Grateful Dead.
PS- I love Jerry’s steel pedal guitar work with all the different bands he performed with over his career period but when it comes to the NRPS nobody even comes close to ‘Buddy Cages’ Playing/Performances, mr Cage is the man!!! Just my humble opinion folks.
🙏❤️😎
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I've been waiting for a clear block of time to spin the 4/24/72 Dusseldorf show, and this afternoon it arrived. Had a clear block of time to listen to the whole show without distractions and I am glad I waited. This is possibly my favorite show of the tour from start to finish. Somewhere around Good Lovin I settled into the couch, equidistant from the speakers and looking out my living room window across the valley to the Bitterroot mountains. Spent the entirety of Dark Star watching clouds glide down the face of the mountains and back up again, leaving behind what looked a lot like fresh snow at the higher elevations. Pretty much perfect visuals to accompany that spectacular Dark Star.

Liked the stories about losing cars and vans and stuff. I never lost my car while tripping, but I did lose my virginity while tripping, and that was way cool.

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Oooops, thought I had Cros on there......
Blows against Empire is one of my favorite albums of all time, and hey, how many people get credited on an album as “spiritual Advisor”, especially for the likes of the Jeffersons!
Hell like Cousins said, Jerry always seemed to rise up on other folks albums. Maybe he didn’t feel the same pressure as if it was his own?
So as if he didn’t gift us enough amazing art elsewhere, we have all this incredible sideman stuff too!
Tanks big guy, we truly miss ya!

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Not to bring up a sore subject, but if you are watching the Islanders/Hurricanes game, you must have just thrown your beer through the TV screen. Same location on the ice for a faceoff, an Islander high sticks a Cane. He goes down, but none of the refs see it. No penalty.

But wait. The Cane is bleeding. Double minor. NOT a major. Just like I posted a few days ago, that was always the standard when a player is cut and still seems to be.

Looks like an awesome festival set! The last performance of The Eleven. Don't understand why they dropped that one, such an awesome song that shows the brilliance and risk-taking of the Dead.

While I'm salivating over the 30th Pick arriving next week, I listened to it's immediate forebear over the last 2 days on my commute to and from work. Forgot what a great Pick it was. The Help> Slip in particular; it just thundered in my car. Great (and loud) sound on Betty's recording. Can't wait for Owsley's 49 year old recordings to hit my ,ailbox!

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....but a Foolish Heart is worse. NHL refs follow that mantra for sure. AJS. I saw that. Life lessons.
Foolish Heart is a good song. Under the radar. Unlike five minute majors for Foolish Bullshit. Lol.
Blood on the ice.....whelp. It's friggin hockey! NFL rules are now filtering.

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Traveling down the road doing 95 miles per hour. The radio's blasting and I'm passing cars faster and faster. Sixtus' Lovelight is on from 4/26/72. The sun is shining and it's occurred to me that this song is about sunshine. That's the love light. Probably not, but it works for now. And the Grateful Dead is jamming like the Allmans.

Couple of news flashes:

10/19/71 - Enter Mr. Godchaux. Uncle Gary sent me this one last year, and it is f****** outstanding. Sounds like it was recorded off the radio - loud audience presence that drives the excitement. You guys should be so lucky to get an Uncle Gary one day.

Check out Bombed at the Omni, 6/20/74 on archive. May need to search around for the best sounding one, but the second set is well worthwhile. UG, I hope you don't mind me borrowing this verbiage that I sent you last night: The Truckin' => Jam => Eyes of the World => Slipknot! => China Doll is fabulous. Jerry plays the opening of China Doll with some effect that's so thick and crystalline, it sounds like a 12 string, but I've never heard of him actually playing one. Then he solos with that really muddy distorted bluesy effect that you hear from time to time in '74 (Scarlet Begonias has it on DaP 17). But to hear a 5-minute Slipknot! in its infancy.....

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Also 1st performances/debuts of:

1. Tennessee Jed
2. Jack Straw
3. Mexicali Blues
4. Comes A Time
5. One More Saturday Night
6. Ramble On Rose

At this point, every time they turned around they 'tripped' over a new (great?) song. 1971 was a most prolific year for the band.

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That title reminds me of "Dozin' At The Knick". It gave me a chuckle. I've had this show on tape for many years then found a better copy on archive. Great one for release IMHO, but I think it might suffer the same indifference as Dave's 17, since there is no Dark Star or The Othe One. I believe there is still room for partial show compilations, Road Trips style. I believe there should be some random Road Trips releases. They could make it a ongoing thing, like one two and three From the Vault. No schedule, no expectations, just release stuff that doesn't add up to a full show. Like June 16th and 18th 1974. A couple of seconds sets, and we're off to the races.

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Yea Rhino, what Dreading said.....more releases, more ways if necessary.......what???....problem, I dont have a problem 😃

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Always has a special place for me because along with 7/25/74 Chicago, only shows back in the tape trading days of the 80's and 90's that you could not find from 1974!!! First show I ever listened to when I discovered Internet Archive!!!

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9/10/83
Phemonal

1/11/78
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3/7/81
Yahoo!!! a la Slim Pickens

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Nice Ace Frehley reference, man. Was wondering if any of our fellow Deadheads here would pick up on it and comment. Been listening to a bunch of that old stuff recently as I starve myself of Dead for a couple of weeks in advance of receiving DaP30.
The Space Ace rules!

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...greetings to everyone on this grateful Sunday...hoping all my brothers & sisters are enjoying their last weekend in April... 🙏😎
* If anyone is Interested , I have a new/mint
“Bob Dylan - vinyl Mono Boxset” I’m looking to sell for my medical bills that are just pilling up week after week, so I continue to recieve the best medical/medicine has to offer. I’ve actually started last week on a new trial medical procedure that was performed on this past Tuesday at Englewood hospital...praying for positive results.
Here’s some info about the Dylan Mono Boxset...
Description:
This box collects Bob Dylan’s first eight 12-inch LPs, his albums from Bob Dylan in 1962 to John Wesley Harding in 1968, as most people heard them, as they were expected to be heard, and as most often they were meant to be heard: in mono. --- Greil Marcus, taken from the liner notes of Bob Dylan: The Original Mono Recordings

Bob Dylan’s first 8 studio albums pressed at RTI on the highest quality 180-gram audiophile vinyl. Also included are reproductions of the original LP artwork, including inner sleeve art and original inserts, all in heavyweight, wrapped jackets. Also includes beautiful 12x12” book with new liner notes, rare photos, memorabilia and more!
Cut from the Original Analog Mono Masters by George Marino at Sterling Sound: Each Disc Comes With Individual Jacket Replete with Original Artwork and Inserts

Includes Deluxe Booklet, 18" x 24" Poster, Rare Photos and Greil Marcus Essay

Bob Dylan’s The Original Mono Recordings is comprised of his first eight albums painstakingly reproduced from their first generation monaural mixes as the artist intended them to be heard: One channel of powerful sound, both direct and immediate. While stereo recordings had been available as early as the mid-1950s, mono was still the predominant, and often preferred, mode of recording and mixing by the top artists of the 1960s. As a result, artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylandevoted their attention to the mono mixes, leaving the stereo mixing process to studio engineers.

As is fitting for a box of this magnitude, The Original Mono Recordings are accompanied by a deluxe booklet, featuring vintage photographs of Bob Dylan and an expansive essay from renowned author and critic, and longtime Dylan aficionado, Greil Marcus. Each disc in the set comes in its own individual jacket which faithfully replicates the original album artwork, complete with labels and stickers that were found on the original 1960s releases.

Cut from the original analog mono masters by the legendary George Marino at Sterling Sound, this set is simply unprecedented, some of the most important and timeless music ever made, now in jaw-dropping sound that rivals what was heard in the studio control room.
"Those that own the hybrid stereo SACDs of some of the albums in this set are still in for a treat. Ditto those that have Sundazed’s mono LPs, which don’t claim the level of detail retrieval or sheer openness on these pressings, which come straight from the masters. Then, of course, there’s the meticulous replication of the labels and inserts, as well as the high-quality jackets, all reproduced with immaculate care. Not to be missed."
--Bob Gendron, TONEAudio, Issue 33

"During most of the ‘60s, mono was the preferred format, and Dylan and his engineers focused most of their energies on getting the mixes just right. That’s especially apparent on the classic “Blonde on Blonde” (1966). Though fans may prefer the sharper separation of the instruments on the stereo mixes, the mono versions get at the heart of Dylan’s rough and tumble sound, with the vocals in the midst of the instrumental fray rather than pushed out in front of it. The rockers especially sound more menacing than ever."
--Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

...here’s to everyone having a grateful Sunday, god bless & peace be with you all!
Rock On!🤠✌️

Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
The Time They Are A-Changin'
Another Side Of Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home
Highway 61 Revisited
Blonde On Blonde
John Wesley Harding

* Please feel free to send a pm / message and I will respond as quickly as I can.

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Hoping for the best.. and passing some good vibes your way.

I knew the mere whisper of Santa Fe would draw VGuy out. Plus.. it has a rockin' Cumberland Blues, what's not to like.

In truth.. I find '83 a little all over the place. I think of it like a old-time train, a steam engine that jumped the tracks and is rolling through town unbridled, unrestrained. I think of all the years in the 80's, 83 might have the most uneven recordings. Sometimes lots of audience pumped in (thinking Harrisburg PA for example), sometimes they are pretty clean and crisp (thinking Morgantown WV). Anyway.. an interesting year and to me the year Jerry's health issues became visible. Some of those shows are crackling with energy though.. I had fun in '83. '84 continued the unevenness, but there are some recordings that come through pretty clear. I tend to like '85 the most from this period. The summer tour was pretty even and solid and fall had some moments, Richmond comes to mind. I do recall being front row, Jerry side on 6/26/84 Merriweather Post Pavilion and they opened with Casey Jones. Keep in mind.. this was '84 and Interstate 95 from Miami to NY was paved with Colombian Cocaine (95 is about three miles East of Merriweather).. It was everywhere, it was high quality and it had become 'relatively' cheap (or at least cheaper because it had become very pure). There is little question in my mind why they opened with this and as raw and raunchy as this version was, the energy during the refrain was off the charts. They kept repeating it, it kept going on and on and each time with more intensity and enthusiasm. I am a little embarrassed to admit how much I enjoyed that moment with the understanding I think this is a terrible drug and ruined the lives of countless friends. But the building was shaking that Tuesday night.. This was the only time they opened with CJ post hiatus. It was not a great show, but it was a good show and the energy rolled out of the shed that night and into symphony woods and beyond.

Anyway.. it's in the low 40's here today and the rivers are full. I might take the day off though and get some cleaning and listening done. I need to get caught up my E72 adventure, I left on the DS from 4/14. Like Sixtus said, one of the gems from that tour.. it might not be the best but there certainly isn't one better...

Be good all, sending positive thoughts LMG. Play dead, happy Sunday.

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...thank you for the well wishes and positive vibes, my friend, your very humble. That’s means a lot to me my brother, enjoy the rest of your grateful weekend! 🙏❤️😎
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Peace be with you JIMINMD!!! 🤠✌️

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