Grateful Dead-Pacific Northwest-73-74/19 disc box set

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by I333I, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. bmoregnr

    bmoregnr Forum Rezident

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    Yep and a great one two punch of both ‘73 & ‘74. Love this box.
     
  2. Ray29

    Ray29 Forum Resident

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    Ok revisiting this box and in particular 6/26/73. As Archtop mentioned the key sequence to this one a while back:

    He's Gone-->
    Truckin'-->
    The Other One-->
    Me and Bobby McGee-->
    The Other One-->
    Sugar Mag.

    holy cow. Talk about resurrection. A rather, dare I say boring show up until that point. (Though I like the Playing in the Band a lot). Before listening I watched the Dave Lemieux promo video for that show. He said you could tell it’s going to be a great show cause they opened with Casey Jones. IMO It’s actually a Dead on arrival Casey Jones and it takes them an hour until they reach playing in the band to get any real momentum. But oh that redemptive glorious second set jam....
     
  3. notesofachord

    notesofachord Get Ya Hands Outta Your Pockets

    I agree. That is my least favorite first set in the box. But, boy do they make up for it in the second set!!
     
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  4. ratstack

    ratstack Forum Resident

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    That one is definitely the least played of the box for me. In fact I think I only gave the whole show a shot once. It was really overshadowed by everything else. It's been a good while though -I'll revisit and just start off w/ 2nd set
     
  5. Dreams266

    Dreams266 Forum Resident

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    What's great about it is that it was not available in good quality before
     
  6. SJR

    SJR Senior Member

    I think I preferred Seattle 26/06/73 to Portland 24/06/73 by a touch, probably due to that sequence.
     
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  7. notesofachord

    notesofachord Get Ya Hands Outta Your Pockets

    Neither one is as good as Vancouver 6/22/73, of course, but that’s one of their all-time greatest shows.
     
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  8. SJR

    SJR Senior Member

    True dat.
     
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  9. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    I need to marinade in these shows.
     
  10. footlooseman

    footlooseman Forum Resident

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    I was thinking slow roast
     
  11. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

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    Nothing beats fresh baked.
     
  12. ThirdBowl

    ThirdBowl Have You Had Your Third Bowl Today?

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    For my money, that's the best sequence in the whole box.

    The last 5 minutes of the back half of The Other One, great googly moogly! Phil-orchestrated melt-down mayhem bliss!
     
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  13. ThirdBowl

    ThirdBowl Have You Had Your Third Bowl Today?

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    It's 4:20 somewhere.

    And that's good enough for me!

    :nyah:
     
  14. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    The pictures in the book are excellent. I’m proud to own this wonderful set.
     
  15. notesofachord

    notesofachord Get Ya Hands Outta Your Pockets

    Strangely enough though, they seem to all be from 1974 (beardless Jerry). I don’t think there are any June 1973 pics in there.
     
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  16. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    I love hearing the bloodcurdling scream at the beginning of Ramble on Rose from 5/17/74.
     
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  17. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    It's amazing how photographically undocumented the Dead were on these great tours.
     
  18. notesofachord

    notesofachord Get Ya Hands Outta Your Pockets

    They could’ve used some RFK 6/9/73 pics even though that show isn’t in the box. Maybe they’re waiting for when they do release that show?

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  19. fallbreaks

    fallbreaks Forum Resident

    Especially when you consider how much thought must have gone into taping the shows, officially or unofficially, at the time. Hardly anybody seems to have taken a camera along.
     
  20. arcamsono

    arcamsono Forum Resident

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    Fresh baked coming right up
     
  21. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    I love that side stage shot. It helps me realize that one thing these guys learned at the Acid Tests was to play music under the oddest of circumstances. The PA is tilted to disperse the sound and it's no big deal. The stage was their sanctuary.
     
  22. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    Donna is pregnant in that photo. Maybe a few months.

    Here she is post-baby...from the Pacific Northwest book A Key to Every Door.

    Photo by Richard Pechner
    [​IMG]
     
  23. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    Interesting that Phil has out Big Brown and not the Mission Control bass.
     
  24. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    I’m not familiar with the timeline of Phil’s instruments. I’m assuming the picture is a summer ‘74 picture or close.
     
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  25. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    Billy looks a total bad-ass. A basic drum set on a riser and he plays the **** out of it!!
     
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