Grateful Dead Dave's Picks 2018 Subscription

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by tededfred, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. dtuck90

    dtuck90 Forum Resident

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    Excellent. Hopefully mine arrives tomorrow
     
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  2. dgwint

    dgwint Forum Resident

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    I second that emotion!
     
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  3. footlooseman

    footlooseman Forum Resident

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    Would be great for a release of a show between the shows represented in PNW! Prolly going to be another year or more for a seventy three box unless the upcoming box sells out quickly.
     
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  4. dtuck90

    dtuck90 Forum Resident

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    9099 arrived in the UK
     
  5. nitsuj

    nitsuj Forum Resident

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    Still juiced on Boise. Got all sloppy and groovy last week, tried a mini review and just faded out during the second set (muh doodle got too wang danged). Fired up the first set again just a minute ago and already getting loud and greasy. Got a feeling tomorrow morning might be rough.
     
  6. boagas1883

    boagas1883 Active Member

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    Bradford on Avon
    No 12899 has landed in Bradford on Avon
     
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  7. privit1

    privit1 Forum Resident

    Hopefully mine will arrive just the other side of the county
     
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  8. budwhite

    budwhite Så länge skutan kan gå

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    Well, mine arrived on 4th according to the customs mail that I got.
     
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  9. dtuck90

    dtuck90 Forum Resident

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    I’ve got a drive to North Yorkshire today so the new pick will be my soundtrack
     
  10. boagas1883

    boagas1883 Active Member

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    I've listened to the first set and I'd say it's alright if you like that kind of thing.
    I live in England and got into the band through the tape trading scene in the mid 80s.
    I have never seen them live.
    However,I fully understand that many got on the bus in the 80s and are quite entitled to have seen shows from that period that were life changing events for them.I get that.
    They are quite entitled to say that they think shows from this era are great.
    In fact when I got into the band,I would have lapped up a show like Boise and listened to a lot of stuff from this era.
    Of course in time and in hindsight one is able to listen to shows from earlier periods and it's palpably clear that they are better in almost every way from performance to (in many instances),sound quality.Its just the way it is.
    The Boise show is a 'cassette master',I guess this means a cassette was simply placed in the tray on the board and record/play pressed ?
    The recording is unbalanced with vocals and keys way up front,guitars back a bit,with the drums sounding like someone is tapping on the lid of a plastic box.
    There seems to be an audience patch at the start of BRB after which the drums sound a bit clearer.
    The recording reminds me a bit of a couple of Zappa shows which circulate from 1984,Saratoga and Hollywood and to a point the Stones' Passaic 78 tape.
    None of this would've bothered me much in the 80s but I guess over time our tastes change.
     
  11. boagas1883

    boagas1883 Active Member

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    Dead in RWB Excellent
     
  12. privit1

    privit1 Forum Resident

    Not yet though
     
  13. xTraPlaylists

    xTraPlaylists Forum Resident

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    I’d say this is likely the reason this particular era isn’t well represented on official releases. Most especially the sound quality issue. An official release just isn’t going to sound much better than an audience recording. Some would, most wont. And when you’ve only got “some” to choose from, you’re kinda hamstrung.
    But a few people will always hold on to their conspiracies about Dave. :shrug:
     
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  14. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Forum Resident

    Finishing listening to DaP 27, my first 83 show. Initial thoughts are, it's okay, not spectacular. Perhaps in context with the rest of the year it's a great show, but not compared with 10 years prior. I get it's a cassette master, but is the whole thing running slightly fast? Jerry's vocals sound weirdly high pitched. Maybe that's the cocaine and tight pants. I get now why people complain about Brent's plink plonk keyboard sound. I didn't hear it so high in the mix before.

    There are some great moments, I'd have to run though it again to recall. Even Bob's slide solo was interesting for a few moments.

    Not sorry I picked it up, I just won't spend too much time or money on this era. I'm slowly succumbing to the "69-77 is best" mentality. Can't wait for the PNW box.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018 at 11:23 AM
  15. US Blues

    US Blues Forum Resident

    "I'm slowly succumbing to the "69- January 1979 is best" mentality."

    Fixed That For You. :tiphat:
     
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  16. US Blues

    US Blues Forum Resident

    Really, it should be February 1979, my pardon.
     
  17. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

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    You might change that to. 68-78:)
     
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  18. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

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    I’d say through January or February 79 if I’ve heard any of those early 1979 shows yet:)
     
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  19. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    I prefer most of Fall 79 over Summer/Fall 78...
     
  20. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Forum Resident

    There are moments in 78-79 for sure, but I can't even get through Road Trips 1.1 without cringing at how awful most of it is.
     
  21. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Forum Resident

    I would even tighten it up to late 71-74. As much as I love Mickey, the one drummer band with Keith were spectacular.
     
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  22. US Blues

    US Blues Forum Resident

    19 October 1971 thru 20 October 1974

    Three years and a day.
     
  23. libertycaps

    libertycaps Forum Resident

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    Portland, OR, USA
    And with that comment, i still confidently predict a return of the Rhythm Devils June '76 ABCD, LLC recently returned show for 28 in Nov.
     
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  24. RockRoom

    RockRoom Experienced

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    Upstate NY
    6/14/76 with the Stephen>NFA>Stella (GOAT) from 6/15 as filler. If that is even doable...
     
  25. David Beckwith

    David Beckwith Forum Resident

    We’ll definitely get some of those shows sooner or later via official release...I wonder if they’ll start doing things individually or perhaps in the form of a June 76 Box Set?

    And my money’s on a 77 show for the first release of 2019 making 76 a big tricky for the moment...I think 2-26-77 is the most likely candidate although 5-4-77 needs to make an appearance ASAP.
     

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