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Author:  libertycaps [ Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:37 pm ]
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4391/18K arrived. Can't wait to dig in! Just another stellar '76 Good Old Grateful Dead show.
To revisit again and again and again and again and always find something new and wonderful to smile about and enjoy every time.

Author:  rube [ Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:38 am ]
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For a total Dead neophyte what is a good place to start digging in? I'm always told the obvious ones, American Beauty or Workingman's, but what's a little off the beaten path that you'd recommend?

Author:  libertycaps [ Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:32 pm ]
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Sure. Tough question the deeper you go down the GoGD rabbit hole.....
Off the beaten path that are widely avail and relatively inexpensive:
Europe '72
From the Mars Hotel (studio '74)
Reckoning (live acoustic 1980)
The Grateful Dead Movie OST Box Set (closing of Winterland Oct. '74, 4 CD comp of 5 night run)
Jerry Garcia-Garcia '72 & Reflections '76

Ask another fan and you'll get a completely different answer. I'm not gonna recommend Dave's Pick 1 Mosque '77 cuz it routinely goes for $500 on ebay now. Enjoy. The older i get, the more this music seems to "click." It's inevitable.

Author:  rube [ Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:58 pm ]
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Thanks! Yeah - I figure given the rest of my record collection, it's a weird gap...will check some of these out!

Author:  libertycaps [ Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:15 pm ]
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You bet. If you are wanting the original LPs, all are available in the used bins with an extra bit of hunting and deadication! If you find clean 'n green label WB pressings....Grab 'em.

Vol. 29 is gonna be 02-26-77. A masterfully played, well rehearsed & high energy show back to front. The first show of 1977 just off the Terrapin Station recording sessions.

Author:  libertycaps [ Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:25 am ]
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Remember all the hell i caught diggin' the Grateful Dead on SR.com circa 2000/01/02? I sure do. Glad that's over.

Author:  libertycaps [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:09 am ]
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One from the Vault 8-13-75 (Just fills the heart with joy...everytime.)
Ladies & Gentlemen....the Grateful Dead (Steamroller Blues on Acid!)
VftV IV 7-24/26-87 (Havin' fun in the warm Cali sun.)
May 77 Box 5-12/13-77 (Chi-town FONK)
30T 9-18-74 (Ooo-La-La "Seastones" set 'n dreamy psychedelia)
July '78 Box Set 7-1-78 (Hee-Haw mule's kickin' the stall!)
PNW '73/'74 Bent Box 6-22-73 (Intimate 'n mellow goodness)
DiP18 2-3/5-78 (Arctic cold outside. Flamin' pan cookin' hot inside)
DiP19 10-19-73 (Okie dokie, solid meat 'n taters show)
DiP22 2-23/24-68 (Perfect Time capsule WOW)
DiP31 8-4/5/6-74 (The JAMS...THE JAMS!)
RT2.3 6-16/18-74 (Stunning WoS sections)
RT3.2 11-15-72 (Breathin' XXX fire on this Austin, TEXAS crowd)
RT4.5 6-9-76 (Maybe best retail '76 show thus far)
DaP1 5-25-77 (Drenched in lush BettyBoard liquid reverb psychedelia)
DaP5 11-17-73 (!EUREKA! pick. Haven't looked back since...)
DaP8 11-30-80 (Fresh off RCMH run. Playing like demons in a MATRIX.)
DaP21 4-2-73 (Just exactly perfect.)
DaP23 1-22-78 (UFOs over the UofO)
The Grateful Dead Movie OST Box Set 10-16/17/18/19/20-74 (Bitter sweet)

^Down the rabbit hole recommends (Abridged.)

Author:  rube [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:28 am ]
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Cool, thanks!
Digging into Europe '72 and liking it a lot...obviously not a one and done kind of listen so need to delve in further.

Author:  libertycaps [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:18 pm ]
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Habit forming.

Author:  libertycaps [ Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:37 pm ]
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Very habit forming.

Author:  libertycaps [ Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:00 pm ]
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Dave's Pick Vol. 30 (w/Bonus Disc) just announced:
01/02 & 03/70 Fillmore East; New York City, NY.

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The day after the incredible Band of Gypsys NYE show. 5 hours on 4 remastered HDCDs of lysergic 'n primal DEAD? Count me in!

Author:  libertycaps [ Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:58 am ]
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https://store.dead.net/dave-s-picks-vol-29-1.html
20K copies SOLD OUT in 4-6 hours. Looking forward to mine arriving prolly Fri/Sat next week.
A stunning and energetic opening salvo of a show for the much hailed GoGD year of 1977.

Author:  libertycaps [ Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:15 pm ]
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#11251/20K in the CDP this morning with coffee. A sublime & singular "Playin'>The Wheel>Playin'" to end Set 1. Puts me in a very good mood. :)

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