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    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.

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  • April 21, 2021 - 9:08am
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    Could it be 71 this year ?

    I haven't wagered a guess on new releases here in a while. Could it be a 71 box set this year?
    50th anniversary.

    I have to say that 71 is generally not a go to year for listening for me. The past few weeks I got out my copy of skull and roses - I have a nice vinyl copy pressed in the 80s, sounds great - at it has been doing it for me. It really is a great release and fantastic compilation of the era.

    That got me looking for other 71 in my collection and I have given Dave's 26 from Albuquerque a couple spins. Smoking! Not sure I fully appreciated that one when it arrived. I did not really dig the Felt form release from the year prior.

    Really enjoying the spring 71 tour recap from Doc here. Gonna have to find time to give some of these a good listen.

    Could it be 71 this year?

    Turn it up ya'll

  • April 21, 2021 - 2:13am
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    In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer….

    50 years ago today………..

    April 21, 1971
    Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island

    Set 1: Casey Jones-Mama Tried-Big Boss Man-Loser-Truckin'>drums>The Other One>Wharf Rat-Hard To Handle-Cumberland Blues-Bird Song-Me And Bobby McGee

    Set 2: Bertha-Sugar Magnolia-Good Lovin'-Not Fade Away>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>Not Fade Away

    Encore: Uncle John's Band-Johnny B. Goode

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, there was RIA on 4/21/71. The force was with them. Or was it something in the water? Similar in tone to its hard rocking predecessor Cortland, but with “expanded content”, this is an underappreciated, quasi-classic that actually doesn’t get talked about a lot outside of “1971 aficionado circles”. Things get nicely weird early, five songs in they laid down the big jam sequence, followed by a wonderfully crunchy Hard To Handle. Things continue crunchy in set 2, with a non-drum solo Good Lovin’, a nice NFA suite, and an unusual two song encore which is sweet AND rocking. Highly recommended!

    Rock on!!!

    Doc
    It is better to be the hammer than the anvil

  • April 20, 2021 - 4:57pm
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    Hope All Are Well!

    I very much enjoy #37. The write-up inside I found interesting as they had a new set-up of onstage positions. The picture paints a great understanding of this fact. Depending on your listening style, you might be able to hear it. Now I haven't listened to it since around the 1st of March, but to my ears on the BBS with its incredible 3D holographic sound you can tell the new stage positioning on the recording. I find it enjoyable and the show very good, but I still prefer the older and then later on(what was it like Duke 1982 that Jerry and Brent switched sides) better.

    And 4/20/84 has grown on me immensely. The China thru Terrapin is an incredible sonic journal which just sounds incredible at high altitude/attitude and volume. The Estimated is a rager. An incredible recording from Mr. Healy.

    Keepin it short but sweet; smoke em if you got em. Yeah, like that is ever in question.

    G

  • April 20, 2021 - 12:37pm
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    Grateful Dead. 4/20/69. Worcester, MA.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UasY_iOyRqU. Time for that big 1969 box set!

  • April 20, 2021 - 12:25pm
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    Seaside Chat #38

    Alright, it is coming before April 30. Great, when will it be released LMG?

    And when will we see that 2021 Box Set announcement?

  • April 20, 2021 - 10:28am
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    Spin/37

    Now 78 isn’t usually a go to for me, but this one really blew me away. I think personally it was the biggest, most pleasant surprise I’ve had from a release in quite some time! Sure some picks you already know are going to be great, and some you may not be sure and they don’t perhaps live up to the hype. But like some of the best shows I ever saw, went in with little or no expectations, but walked out grinning! That’s how this one was for me.
    Guess I need to become more familiar with that tour lol.

  • April 20, 2021 - 10:06am
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    Hi, Spin

    I was very much anticipating DaP37, as 1978 really gets my juices flowing. Overall I thought that things were a bit too disjointed for me to give the release the highest marks. I will be returning to the Half-Step, Passenger, NFA, Morning Dew, Scarlet-->Dancin', and Samson. That makes a pretty sweet hour of listening, to be certain! I've given it but one spin :) but don't know that it stacks up against the other releases from 1978.

  • April 20, 2021 - 7:55am
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    4/20/84 Dave's Picks 35

    Might as well post it again...

    Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

  • April 20, 2021 - 7:53am
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    Keen Partnering With The Jerry Garcia Foundation

    Cool version of the Newport sandal being released using 1993 Garcia artwork titled "Junglescape" to benefit the Tongass rain forest in Alaska. Other models too using J. Garcia art and the limited edition model pair numbered 420/506 will be auctioned off with 100% of that going to the rain forest cause through The Wilderness Society.
    We are everywhere! Cheers!
    Special howdy to all the Ft. Collins, CO chapter of C.A.L.M. (citizen's association to legalize marijuana) on 4/20. They almost got a Home Rule amendment passed decriminalizing less than an ounce way back in the 1977 era. We lost by only 5% as I recall. Howdy Bill, Schmeff, Brad, et.al. from Doug C.

  • April 20, 2021 - 5:24am
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    *Re/ Dave’s Picks #38 Seaside chat.

    ... I heard from a sea otter ,that besides “there ain’t no hole in the wash tub !” , the long awaited seaside chat is coming before the 30th but the walrus told me after ! Coo coo achoo I dunno, I never trusted Paul! Lol ;)
    * https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aBQIAWh3YBs

    looking forward to seeing it soon though! Have a grateful day everyone! Be safe be kind and peace be with you all my fellow brother and sisters!
    Ciao’ Bello!
    🙏❤️💀🌹

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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.

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8/31/80

I have set two on disc (thank you Craig)

because of so many tales of the shipping blues, I am already paranoid I won't get my copy of Davz37.

No shipping notice (but an announcement for Dead Covers Project...nice and all, but not the same, knowwutImean, DCP isn't my thing anyway)

nothing in the mailbox 1/29, 30, 2/1

where is it man? cmon man where is it?? where where where???

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Excited for you Bolo. Kids bring a lot of joy to this world.

Thanks for the video share.
Jerry's looking good, and has a sweet tone on that solo.
Surprised to see the accordion player get a better introduction.. haha.

Good times!

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Yup, the future Mrs. Big and I were at this baby! That second set was one for the ages... one big non-stopper. At the end of Saint we looked at each other and knew we would be in it for the long haul. By the time Brokedown ended, the whole place was in groupmind tears. Some things you never forget.

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Been on a Dylan binge when not listening to the GD the last few weeks. I have to ask.. mainly because my heart has shifted.. what is your favorite Dylan studio album? and perhaps why (optional).

Sometimes the marbles within the grey matter shift ever so slightly and from that moment forward you think just a little bit differently.

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I have been investigating...some lesser known bands of the shock variety

Like looking at pictures of car accidents or something

And

Of all things, i dug out an Enya cd.

The marbles in my grey matter have shifted, and are still settling

Nice to hear about your future heirs to the majestry and trickery Bolo!

Got over a foot of snow so far, on rain/snow line for next couple of hours so I raked the roof and snowblowed the plow debris before it gets heavy. Looking forward to my cassette upgrade of DaP37, latest to get is in two days. Got my two doses of covid vaccine. If you're eligible, I encourage everyone to get their vaccine. The second dose side effects is nothing in comparison to the day after going electric at a dead show. I had a minor frontal lobotomy headache for an hour, some chills, elevated temp, but was able to shred the trails a couple of hours after the family went out. Stay safe and those in the crazy zones please double up on the masking.

Recent non-Dead listens:
Bob Marley
Warren Zevon - talking about the man
Modest Mouse
King Crimson
Joni Mitchell
Radiohead

I miss seeing live music.

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Two great shows the Dead played on Groundhogs Day. Love to get get the 1968 show released along with the rest of the shows the Dead played on the Great Tour of the Pacific Northwest as a box set. I'm hopeful it may happen. Check them out on the Archive.

Curiously the last 2 cds I played last night were by Bob Dylan. Not studio, though - the first two cds from the 1966 Live Recordings box set-Sydney 4/13/66. A great show, and an impressive box set-although the same set list, for the most part, is played at 23 consecutive concerts.

I keep playing King Crimson a lot these days, too, since seeing them for the first time about three years ago. Their box sets are really something else. I listen to a lot of discs from one called "Heaven and Earth"-consisting of live and studio recordings from about 1998-2006. I don't think I have any other box ( maybe Europe 72 and 30 Trips ) that has so much music in it-including whole discs of totally improvised music. Mind boggling!

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The bus came by and I got on. Unfortunately, David said they only have one of the sets in the vault.

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Mine left Atlanta yesterday and has departed Heathrow, London today. So, unless it takes a magical mystery tour, it should still be in the UK. #36 took about 8 days to make the trip to my mail box once it reached Heathrow so I’m still being patient.

Mostly been listening to old stuff recently, Tapestry by Carole King, 50 years and still fantastic, The Big Huge by the Incredible String Band, even older and probably high in my top ten albums although my list of top ten albums probably runs into the dozens!
Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman, older still and sounding so modern.

Keep well everyone and hope for better days.

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I suspect this year's box set will be outtakes of "What's Become of the Baby" with a bonus disc of the "Barbed Wire Whipping Party."

I mean, all the clues fit, no?

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This one has a little of everything - but in the Seaside Chat I think Dave got it wrong. He said he thought "Passenger" almost derailed before getting the shit back on track and that the "Brown-Eyed Women was "interesting" and a "little different". Id say the Brown-Eyed Women was pretty much a sloppy train-wreck and the rebound to get it back on track was the absolutely SUBLIME Let it Grow and great Deal. The show as a whole sort of feels like that - some really great high energy 78 stuff and moments of kinda sloppy barely held-together mess (The Saturday Night encore is weird to my ear). That said the bonus stuff seemed way more consistent and makes the whole release a win - I dont think Id be that stoked on just the 4/15 show alone. Id be good if we stepped away from 78/79 for a while myself

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Love love love me some Dylan. Sure, everyone knows Highway 61 and Blood on the Tracks and Blonde on Blonde and Desire.

A few of my hidden gems through the years:

Street Legal - Changing of the Guards and Senor are great but the whole album has a great vibe.

Planet Waves - So many great tunes. Tough Mama, On a Night Like This, Hazel, of course Forever Young

Pat Garret and Billy the Kid - So chill. Great summertime back porch listening.

I've really enjoyed the Bootleg Series they've been putting out too, and particularly the big box from the "religious years" called Trouble No More which has some fantastic stuff you'll never find anywhere else: Covenant Woman, Caribbean Wind, Pressing On, Watered Down Love, precious Angel, etc, etc, etc,

and finally

Bootleg Series Volume 10, a two discer with tons of stripped down versions of some great sutff that you dont hear much from the '69-'71 timeframe.

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I didn't receive a shipping notice, but DaP #37 showed up in the mail on the 1st. After listening to the whole release, I think the 4/15 show is OK, but I really believe the 4/18 filler material is the best part of this release!

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Slow Dog Noodle reminded me of the soundtrack of the movie Pat Garret and Billie the Kid. That movie really struck a chord with my high schools friends and became a cult favorite for us. Knockin' on Heaven's Door always reminds me of Dylan's cameo in the film where he is one of the bystanding cowboys in a tense scene where to keep him busy they have him read the labels on the canned goods on the wall. "Beans." his character Alias says. And keeps reading aloud until the gunfire starts. I think Alias gets a few more lines somewhere in there. Dylan was paid $200K for the role which back then was quite a bit for a bit part, but I'd guess he did better on the soundtrack album. Some reviews have it as his worst album but they didn't even like Knockin' so screw 'em if they can't take a joke.
Why hasn't this sold out? Even average '78 is OK by me. Cheers!

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Watched Rolling Thunder Review a few nights ago, wow!
Pretty cool; interviews, behind the scenes, interesting “characters”, cool historic perspective, and the music is awesome.
It’s not a concert video, but has several songs played, many off of Desire, including Scarlet Rivera sp? On Violin....chick is kinda out there (she even has a BFA sticker on her fiddle!)...some of the coolest Dylan I’ve seen. Kinda funny hoe there’s like five guitars sometimes??
If you dig Dylan and haven’t checked this out, or even if your not a big Dylan fan, you’ll probably enjoy this. Just the access and historical perspective and the characters alone are interesting enough...

GIMME SOME TRUTH; just picked this mini box up. Crazy how relevant to the times many of these songs still are. Surprisingly I’ve only had Imagine out of all the ex Beatle solo albums. Got this one which is sorta a best of, Yoko picked historical perspective; songs that meant a lot to John or reflect where he was at the time etc...
Also picked up Plastic Ono Band, Ringo’s “Ringo” and Photograph, Paul’s Ram and Flowers In The Dirt. Post Waters Floyd albums and David Gilmore’s first solo album since I dig On an Island so much.
Still need Band on the run and Gearge stuff. Have Paul’s first on vinyl. From what I’ve read, I think the Gearge stuff is going to get “the treatment” soon so I’m gonna wait and see.
So been digging lots of new to me cool stuff along with trying to explore more 90s dead and get as many pick of the days in as I can too!

Edit: oh yeah, and can’t forget 37, aka BFF Phil Show ; )
Think mines at the PO, guess I’ll have to go out into town and pick er up!
It sucks Covid wise that we have to go to the window to receive it. Used to put a key in your box to pick up after hours.

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For those who have their copy, have you noticed its the same picture from #15, I would have thought they would take the chance to expose other cool pics in this glorious format, oh well still awesome!

Friday night I was fumbling thru youtube to see if there was anything new. Did find a new Dinner and A Movie by Phish. From 2003, will watch tomorrow night.

Ran across for the first time GD 12-31-81. It was a good video of a sweet new year's. I watched the first set by itself, i.e. no second or thrid set attached, and it sounded very good. Then went back and watched the whole show, minus the first set, and it was still good. Sound not quite as good, and some technical issues related to the transfer. That is, video and audio did not match up some of the time.

I really enjoyed it. Was nice to set a set I had never seen before and only heard parts of on an old hissy fit cassette.

Then Sunday I watched the Phish Dinner and a Movie. It was very good also. It was from 2003 Charlotte, NC. I was watching and about the second song, I noticed this seems familiar. Then I had the moment, you know, when I realized I attended this show. So I really enjoyed it as I had not heard much less seen it since July of 2003. NIce little ride into memories past.

Still no updates on #37 yet. It has shipped but still not updating. The one thing I do like about UPS mail innoations is that I believe there is less risk of theft in the system (or carelessness) that may be a problem with USPS.

Hope all are enjoying Groundhog Day, not sure if Phil saw his shadow. May have to watch the movies as it is on all day.

Love the February shows talk...good stuff.

G

Edit: HEY NOW Bolo and Vguy: Congrats Bolo! Awesome! And Vguy, WOW!

#16003 made it to the edge of the world...never recieved an email shipment notice (it'll probably show up in my email a week from now)...

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I never received an email that Dave's Picks 37 had shipped, but now the post office is claiming that they delivered it last Friday. Unfortunately, it never came. And thanks to COVID, I'm home all day and check regularly for packages, etc. Maybe they delivered it to the wrong address? My question is, is that something that Dead.net will replace or do I have to re-purchase? I know it will sell out soon. I've purchased every Dead release since One From The Vault. Every Dick's Picks, Dave's Picks, Road Trips, Box Sets, etc. And Williamsburg '78 is a favorite show! I'd hate not to have it in the collection.

Anyone know how this works if the PO says it was delivered, but it wasn't?

Thanks in advance.

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I have my tracking info but it leads no where. DaP 32 and 36 were both shipped to the wrong address, despite the invoices having the correct address. I'm a little concerned that DaP 37 is headed in the same direction. I get that we all love the physical object, but downloads are so much easier. The music is great, but Dead.net has never been good with shipping or customer service. It is insanity to think that after all these years they (yes, YOU!) would put it together or even respond to the overwhelming volume of feedback. Why is this so difficult?

Sound quality is very nice.
Half-Step is rockin’, reminiscent of 11-6-77.
A hiccup in Passenger. Or was it just a brief pause to extinguish the flames on their hands?
On FOTD now, seems standard (but it’s not done).

I reserve the right to modify my impressions after future subsequent listens......

I’ll listen to the main course first, followed by filler for dessert.

Downloads:
Careful what you wish for.
Amazingly, (not really) Rhino consistently screws those up.
Check out commentary on other boards that cover releases that included a download option. Defective files, missing tracks, wrong bitrate, links that don’t work, etc, etc.
Or just ask Dennis, he has first-hand experience.

Hal,
That sucks, but is somewhat par for the course.
I think that I had something like that happen before, and it showed up a day or two (or 3 or 4) later.
You could order another copy if it isn’t sold out yet and hope that you actually receive it. Eventually you might have 2 copies and can sell or gift one of them.

Sounded like a pause to regroup.
But I didn’t rewind to confirm. Will wait for the next listen to reevaluate.

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....cued up and focusing.
Edit. Donna jumped the gun lol.
Cool.

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I got distracted (reading/typing posts) and am now on Deal, and wasn’t able to focus on the previous songs.

Hence, multiple listens coming up this week.

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I was in another room for Let It Grow and it was only background music.

Which is why I will get multiple listens this week.

Must fully absorb.

Now I’m back on FOTD and it sounds better too.

Besides now being in front of the speakers, I turned up the volume too.

LOL... Got mine today, so after dinner told my wife I will be in my Music Room listening to my new DaP. She actually "had to" ask me a question smack in the middle of Let it Grow... the audacity!! LOL :-) So now I am restarting and thoroughly digging it... uninterrupted :-) This disc is really clean! Great quality... just love it! Thanks Dave... oh, and Dave, I got myself and my dog the Workingman's Dead outer jackets... I love mine more than she does, but looks good to see you wearing in in this episode of Seaside Chats :-) iGrateful

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Yeah, the post office insists it was delivered last Friday at 3:08PM. But they must have delivered it to the wrong address. :( Guess I'll just pay for another one. That one is lost, it seems.

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Does your mail usually come between 2-4 pm?
If it usually comes in the morning then you have a pretty argument.
Also, do you have confirmation that UPS actually handed it off to USPS? If UPS still has it then USPS is lying

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It sux, but best order another.

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Yeah, spoke with UPS. They handed it over to USPS and then USPS claims they delivered it on Friday at 3:08pm. I'm gonna go ahead and order another since I haven't heard back from customer service at Dead.net yet. I don't want it to sell out and then I miss out entirely. :(

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Sound quality on this release is real and spectacular.

I don’t recall having this show on cassette and don’t know if I’ve heard it before in the digital realm.
Looking forward to multiple listens in the near future to get the Fully Normanized Betty Experience.

I’m not even to the filler yet......

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