Grateful Dead Dave's Picks 2020 Subscriptions

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

  1. tdcrjeff

    tdcrjeff Forum Resident

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

    diamondstylus Forum Resident

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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:

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    Anything else? Not really.
     
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  5. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

    Location:
    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.
     
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  6. opiumden

    opiumden Forum Resident

    Location:
    US
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    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.

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  8. bliss44

    bliss44 Forum Resident

    Location:
    canada
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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.
     
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  14. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Location:
    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.

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    OH
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    OH
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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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