Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by crazylegs69, Jul 12, 2011.
Philly Spectrum 4/6/82 with 4/5/82 filler:
82 was a pretty good year I believe...nice to mix it up a bit.
I'll get it...It'll be a nice companion to DP 32 08-07-82.
Sorry, didn't see the existing thread...
My favorite part of 82 is Brent on piano and organ only.
I just previewed the listening party and really enjoyed the Shakedown Street. The other 2 tracks were mediocre.
I like this quote in the description.
That Alpine show's sound quality is the worst of any live relased dead by GD Productions...just terrible sounding...like an cassette tape played back with dolby B and dolby wasn't used on the master. I have much higher hopes, sound quality wise for this release...
I'm a little concerned about sound quality as the version I've heard from what is supposedly the cassette master is only so so. But an unbelievable show, particularly the post drums segment
Not a big fan of this era for the band. Nice to know I can skip a few of these.
Agree totally. Saw them a bunch of times back then, but I run away from downloading tapes and Dicks Picks from this era.
Don't have much 82 Dead so this will fill that gap somewhat...
Looking forward to receiving this one!
I subscribed for the year, so I'm getting this. Otherwise I would have passed.
I'm a subscriber, looking forward to it...
Anything from my beloved Spectrum is a must.
Gonna pass. Never liked the sound on this board, and the preview at the listening party still sounds like a toy band. Outside of the Shakedown, not all that noteworthy musically. Would have preferred some pastiche of Hartford and Baltimore at the end of the run. 4/17 was a very good show for the period, 4/18 got pretty wierd, and 4/19 had the 'Phil Nitrous' wigout in the middle of a pretty bopping set.
Post reel, pre digital, cassette era Dead boards don't do this music any favors. The first half of the 80s is generally my least fav, and the sound definitely factors in. 80 82 and 85 make for the best of a thin era.
The Field Trip would have been a much better choice for 82. This show is amazing start to finish. Why oh why are people making decisions like this? I believe there are multi-tracks of this as well. There are some great sounding versions of this available though. Track this one down if you are a fan of the dead from any era.
A really good show..if we have to go to 82' I have no complaints on this one.
Feb. 74' Winterland boxset next please..(after E72')
My recollection is that 4//17/82 was the first night that they ran a PCM deck at the board; my copy of that night sounds much better than 4/6.
The Spectrum was a really good place to see the Dead. However, why does the organization keep releasing stuff that is already freely available as a sbd? This "Beat the Boots" stuff is getting old.
Plus, it's 1982! Come on DeadNet. Dig deeper. And use better sleeves. And stop over-remastering the tapes. And get off my lawn.
Has there been an announcement for a new subscription to Road Trips? Maybe it is a good point to stop after Vol. 4 No. 4?
I stopped after 3.3 when they dropped the bonus disc as a regular thing for all releases (if pre-ordered) and increased the price with no additional value.
I sort of would like to have the bonus disc which was available to subscribers only, but I didn't like the new marketing concept, so I didn't subscribe. I have enugh Dead music anyway, so I don't feel like I am missing out on anything big. I guess I am not a big enough fan and I don't need to own every release.
They also really increased on shipping costs if you order individually, so that a 3-CD archival live release in relatively cheap packaging comes out to over $30. Somehow that doesn't fit the bill with today's market. Too many other things to buy, I guess.
I agree with a lot of the points listed above:
There was a great SBD of this available pretty quickly after the show but it does sound a little thin (tinny too) but I am biased. This was a great show. Snow on the day of the show forces the Cold R & S opener. Not too many 12 song first sets in the 80s and it is a great continous 2nd set. Jerry and Brent trade nice licks back and forth on Shakedown. But Bob gets a little lost and starts the Other One on the second verse. Nice Dew & Baby Blue too. I'll pick it up.
My choice would have been 05-23-82 Berkeley or 4-26-83 Spectrum (lots of Phil bombs on this one IIRC).
I'll be happy to settle for the listening party content which includes the Shakedown. I may be in the minority, but I'd be happy if they offered a download option for a reduced price. $24+s/h one show is too damn high (as in "the rent is too damn high").
Big thumbs down to the listening party as the AM Dew ends abruptly during the quiet solo part. Nice going guys!
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