Grateful Dead Dave's Picks 2020 Subscriptions

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mgb70, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. tdcrjeff

    tdcrjeff Forum Resident

    Hermosa Beach, CA
    Not sure how definitive the setlists/search is at, but my search turned up the earliest version being Oct 13, 1974 Saunders/Garcia band.
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  2. diamondstylus

    diamondstylus Forum Resident

    Greenfield, MA
    I've had it in house for a few weeks but just got around to Dave's 34, and so far, CD1 is pretty mesmerizing. 3 more discs to go!
  3. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    I've only listened to it like 1-1/2 times and I haven't touched the bonus disc yet. I want to be able to really give it some attention.
  4. notesofachord

    notesofachord Only the Stones Remain

    This is the kind of concert that you sit at:


    Anything else? Not really.
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  5. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

    NW USA
    Really do love this Jai-Alai release, will get many listens. Among my favorite 74s, joining Dick's 31, Dick's 12, Wall o' Sound Road Trips, and Dijon from 30 Trips. (Alright, the big jam from 5/19 is indeed pretty big, too.)

    I stated earlier this Dark Star hints at playfulness. I retract, it's certifiably playful (Jerry 'n Phil) and, in fact, I'm calling it my favorite DS of '74. It just fits that quintessential June '74 freeform mode. As such, I don't have to compare it to '72 Dark Stars, it just goes down easy in its own time.

    Release 6/20 and I'll have a satisfied mind.
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
  6. opiumden

    opiumden Forum Resident


    This is also the kind of concert that you sit at, and appreciate the music.
  7. notesofachord

    notesofachord Only the Stones Remain

    <——-reserves the right to dance at King Crimson concerts.

    Adrian and Robert will back me up on this.

  8. bliss44

    bliss44 Forum Resident

    great news - hoping mine gets to the southern interior of B.C. today - rainy weekend is a perfect excuse for bunkering down with 34, a bottle of scotch and a bag of gummies.
  9. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Plus all the free jazz/free improv concerts like the one that is my avatar
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  10. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Socially distancing lamf since 1977

    Finally cracked this pick open. Damn that's a good sounding show. Can't wait for more 74.
  11. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Patch in PITB from 9:15 to maybe 9:45???

    imagine if they only had cassettes of 73-74!?!?!
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  12. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Amazing Phil towards the end of the jam. This is a top version although so many of these 74 versions are of this similar ilk and most are spectacular.
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  13. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag The West Coast bzfgt

    Pacifica, CA
    This was my first thought, the great sound. But this series has seen a lot of '74.

    edit: Five volumes and two bonus discs.
    Last edited: May 23, 2020
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  14. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Experts would say that this is probably the best of the previously unreleased shows. Maybe 2/23, 5/12, 7/21 or 7/25? 6/30 maybe

    but I’m no expert and havn’t heard any of the above. I’m most interested in 2/23/74

    I know someone here loves 9/20 but I’m not so sure about that
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  15. dgwint

    dgwint Forum Resident

    9/1 1/74 wants a word!
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  16. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

    Götaland, Sverige
    Not an expert, but I would agree with that. It's been a favorite show for years.
    The vibe and the playing, especially from Jerry is pretty unique to this show I think.

    What else from '74? I don't know, pretty much every 2nd set big jam is interesting.
    Release full show from '72-73 as much as possible, but I have no problem with curated sets from '74. Give me the meat, that's were '74 sticks out to me.
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  17. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Non-essential

    2/23/74 is a favorite. Put it out already!
  18. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Socially distancing lamf since 1977

    More 74 is always better. Maybe a '74 box in 2024?
  19. notesofachord

    notesofachord Only the Stones Remain

    It’d be a King Crimson type of deal: great music with less than great sound.
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  20. SteveFff

    SteveFff Forum Mekonista

    Kalamazoo, MI
    Interesting. 2/24/74 is a top ten favorite show for me (at times top five). And has been since my earliest cassette trading days. All these years, I’ve never heard 2/23/74. Seems a good long weekend with plenty of time around the grill to remedy that!
  21. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Non-essential

    The show is sizzlin' so don't overcook anything :righton:
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  22. Archtop

    Archtop Soft Agitation: Dead Crimson Cow. Amon.

    Given the proclivity of TPTB for releasing only whole shows and making boxes consist of shows from the same tour and/or venue, there really aren't any viable options. The only shows that have not been released in whole or in part are 2/22, 2/23, 5/12, 5/25, 6/8, 6/20, 6/30, 7/21, 7/25, 7/27, 9/14, 9/20 and 9/21. Assuming that two shows do not a box make, the only candidates are 7/21, 7/25 and 7/27. Assuming that these shows are in the vault and viable, that would give us two long Playin's a Dark Star--> Slipknot! jam but no long second set jam on 7/27 (but another long U.S. Blooze). They're also not from the same tour, but there you go.
  23. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

    New Jersey
    Also those are probably one of the weaker stretches of the year....
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  24. Lil' Brian

    Lil' Brian Forum Resident

    Iron Mountain
    Does Dave's 34 highlight the "wall of sound" better than any other '74 recording? I think it might. At least the ones I've heard.
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  25. BMac19

    BMac19 Forum Resident

    Do the partial official releases preclude a show from being fully released later? Specifically thinking of 74 shows like 6/18 and 8/6 and stuff like that.
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