"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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The announcement was hidden in the video.
I just subscribed for Dave's Picks 2020. I can't wait, had to do it right away. I am really excited for Vol 33 10/29/77. I had it on tape back in the day and I haven't listened to it in at least a decade or more.
If anyone who complained about getting shut out of Vol 32 are reading this, now is the time. The subscription is up , go and get it. Even with the increase to 22K , these will all still sell out fast.
10-29-77 is in the announcement at the top of the page.
Last year, and maybe before that too, the second release was also announced, but I think that it was announced just before the subscription window closed.
So 10/29/77. That's good enough for me. It's not 7/25/74, but what is :D
....Fine! I check it out. Sue me later.
Checking it out commencing.
I was five months old 😭
No not Butch Trucks. "Butch" Defeo, guy who inspired the Amityville Horror. Will leave it at that. I did a paper on him in criminal psychology and got obsessed. I should really change it.
I guess you're right, nothing from LMG. I guess he'll post it once it arrives in his mailbox today.
Good vibes fellas just the good ones I have a delivery scheduled for 10:30 a.m. except I'll be at work all day. Starting to feel a little queasy. Think I might have a little bit of a headache coming on. May need to go home early today...
....let's do this!!
Check your PMs
Is this thing on?
I am so glad I am not a robot anymore. Been trying forever to figure out how to join the group. Been a fly on the wall for a long time and have enjoyed the conversations. Just never got to add anything. Doubt if I can add anything intelligent but it's at least nice to know I can try.
You just have to learn to think like a robot, in order to not be a robot.
I have restarted my computer, I have tried on my phone and NOTHING. Any suggestions in trying to order the subscription or anything else for that matter?
Got my shipping notice this morning. Psyched for this one. The Winterland box set really opened my ears to '73, a year I didn't previously pay much attention to. (I was young -- the tapes sounded "old". Live and learn). They've since become some of my favorite shows.
Now if the Giants box set would only find its way into my mailbox...
This is a fine sounding show that I’d love to have as an official release. The unofficial cd available in the UK sounds good to my ears.
The advice on the DaP 2020 page is to turn off the WiFi on your phone and then you will be able to place an order.
I just placed one in the cart using a Mac with Safari, but didn’t complete the purchase.
That's an old memory butch. I also became obsessed with the amityville murders. He tried to blame it on LSD at one point. You are correct on the not hearing back on the Dap32 time question. All lies. Also he never tells the limited ed.# which is a clue.-----I'm in in 2020 sub.. peace
A nice little anniversary show, will certainly see the light of Norman one day. Did someone mention Fall '73.
Kiel Auditorium - St. Louis, MO
Here Comes Sunshine
Me And My Uncle
Ramble On Rose
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
WRS Part 1
Let It Grow
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Johnny B. Goode
One More Saturday Night
Might have to check that one out Jim. I’m a sucker for a WRS this time a year!
Yes indeed....Think we all know now...the wolf’s not only dire....he’s also a liar!
Shipping notification landed today. Delivery by next Tuesday 😢.
I am sure this had been covered before, so my apologies for not remembering, but happened with Blair Jackson?
I have been wondering that for a long time. He disappeared from here in 2011 when either he ended his writing relationship with Rhino or they pulled the plug on Blair's Golden Road and other contributions on official releases. I don't recall him writing for any of the 30 trips shows or anything else since? Has anyone else noticed something I missed??
His Golden Road blogs are still here at dead.net, albeit a bit hidden.
Note that his absence corresponds with the low point in sales for archival releases (the Road Trips rock bottom). This came about half-way through their $10M ten year contract with the band for release rights from vault recordings initiated in 2006. It also corresponds with a turning point in releases, clearly focused on stimulating more demand and most certainly trimming costs. They opted for letting out bigger box sets (E72 anyone) and migrating to the limited release model (Dave's Picks and limited #'s on boxes). Get em, pull the trigger or forever be a slave to the secondary market. (From their perspective, this worked btw.. we went from 12k copies to 22k copies in nine years).
So Blair went by the roadside replaced with David Dodd's The Greatest Story Ever Told, which I also miss. It didn't last all that long, but was a great read.
The GSET was replaced by … well, nothing. There's no direct proof I can find that Blair disappeared to cut costs, but I have to suspect this was at least partly the cause. I do miss his monthly blog. The whole thing sort of got replaced by us.. and we're quite free.
Blair still appears on Jerry Garcia Band liner notes. I think he is one of the best, and his liner notes are a joy to read.
Got my shipping notice today.. Tuesday? Hopefully before.
Hey Jim, thanks for the info.
I thought his departure was within the last couple of years, but I could be wrong about that.
I thought he wrote some of the early Dave's liner notes, #1 and #7. I also thought he was listed as co-producer on Dave's 1, or maybe that was the Winterland 77 box. I always thought it was odd that to introduce the series for Dave's Picks, the liner notes were written by Blair and not Dave. Anyway, I miss his writings and his knowledge of all the tours and music. Where did he go?
I love Blair, felt like in the old days at least, like he was one of us, as compared to one of them 😉 meaning just a head, and not an employee if that makes sense? Remember when there was no internet, (BOOOO HALLOWEEN, I just scared the shit outta the youngsters!) and usually very little media coverage.......we so looked forward to the Golden Road!
Rock on Brother!
Dave played it on today in grateful dead history but couldn't listen to it. Have it on now. THanks for reminder. Bob t
She delivers our discs on an old school Schwin, she baby sits our arrested development arses and generally keeps this place honest, aaaaannnd she was involved with Golden Road....You go Girl!
And Thanks for all you do!
10/30/73, looks tasty, need to check that out. Dammit Jim, you enabler!
still no shipping notification (subscription) for Dave's 32. Good thing I now have 10-12-68 to keep me high. Truth...it's a MONSTER!
I think he entered the new warehouse to check up on our missing boxes and never came back.
....slow day at work, so imma gonna check it out!!
And Never Came Out.
Too funny (and likely true). Considering it's Halloween, it seems Ghoulishly appropriate.
Clearly the new warehouse is haunted.
I'm thinking either 10/31/71 or 10/31/85. What could possibly go wrong?
This is for Daverock and all you other loving deadheads, enjoy this Treat on this grateful hallwloween! 🙏❤️💀🌹🤠🎃🎃💀....
***( Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (8/21/68)
1. Dark Star (14:33)
2. St. Stephen (04:45)
1. The Eleven> (11:07)
2. Death Don’t Have No Mercy (08:09)
Enjoy my friend and everyone else Ana I mean Everyone! Be kind & god bless my brother & sisters! 🙏❤️😎💀🌹
...when there’s one theirs always another right after another emerging from their beggars tomb under the bridge & why not? It’s halloween, day of the dead and a time when most crazy lunes worshipping the moon & a bit of witches brew...lmfao! Have a grateful evening everyone, peace be with you all, even the crazies lol 🙏😎🌹☠️🎃
Very excited for the 2020 Daves Picks serirsvstart to be released to the fans, old & new Alike! 💀🌹🙏
Just finished this one...second set is on fire...Thanks Jim!!!
Oh what big eyes you have Mr. Wolf...too bad you are blind.....
But we can see you!!!
Happy Halloween Dead People...anyone couch touring tonight and tomorrow?
My dinners on fire.....oops, wrong one...
Doing 10/31/71, a 78 Warewolves, 10/31/85 set 1, and more 78 werewolves I
Be safe boys and girls, careful with that chocolate, it’s a bit of a creeper!
EDIT; man forget just how good this 10/31/71 is, creeper indeed! The new lineup is already tight, but shits not too fully ironed out yet. Almost an Eyes vibe in there, love the rollicking segue into Maggie, hot Stephen, and this great early NFA-GDTRFB-NFA, Booyah! I have to check out more of this fall 71 stuff! Proper!
....not couch touring tonight. Knights are playing. I only have so many senses.
Jerry is really having a blast with that bertha. He's really belting out the vibes on this one. It also has a dukes of hazzardy sound to it. Yeee yeeeeehaaaa!!!!!
Sounds a little like jerrys guitar may have a busted string on bertha but still great. Mabey it's just me.
....playin' some Arrowhead before bed.
Did someone say werewolves?
Hell of an ending to great show tonight!!! Just finished it......
I guess I may be a bit biased, but this is a pretty good show. We arrived a bit late ( it was her fault - honest!) and the band were already stuck into Help-Slipknot-Franklins by the time we arrived . I could tell even before we entered the hall, standing in the foyer, that this night was going to be better than the previous one. I couldn't believe they were playing like THIS so early in the night.
A very good show.
Keeping the fall 73 anniversary streak going, check out the Morning Dew>Playin>UJB>Playin.... Second set seems only available on board. This jam evolves in the next week to the Playing>UJB>Morning Dew>UJB>Playin that they would do twice in 1973 and one more time at the cow place in 1974... Have a good weekend everyone. Bob t
Dap 32 and Bob Dylan's Bootleg 15 (cd & vinyl) both showed up today :-)
Quick check of #32 shows sound to be just a 1/2 step better that what I had in stock.
Dylan will take a little time to digest.
..Why I love '73.
Just got my Dylan Bootleg 15, as well, PLUS The Doors Soft Parade 50th box. Dave's 32 arrives on Monday. It's going to be a good week for some music appreciation.