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AcidTestGraduate
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225476 1 year, 6 months ago
[quote="DigiGal" post=225475]AcidTestGraduate wrote:
DigiGal wrote:

Not disputing your sources, but seriously, if it were possible to release this officially I think it would have been done
a long time ago as this is in everyones top 10 of all time. I've had a 100th generation cassette of this for 30 years which
I listened to hundreds of times. One only need watch the video you posted to see what a great day it was.


Think about it how can Rhino release the video if they don't hold the film rights, I fully trust the source. Last year was the 40th Anniversary that would have been nice for timing but it could and should happen eventually because yea it's got to be one of the most requested releases of all times. An audio only release could happen but that would be less than ideal compared to what could be delivered if the rights can ever be secured for the film.


If there was a good copy of this in the vault it would have been released by now. If it were not the property of the Grateful Dead would be the only reason it hadn't.

Considering you're obviously an audiophile, and if you could hear some of the boots I've listened to religiously
over the years might not understand I don't have to have 5.1 or whatever quality. As long as I can hear the five, six, or seven
musicians I'm pretty happy. For me it's always been about understanding what the moment was all about. Btw, when Dick's Picks vol 8 was release it was kind of a let down, because my boot was actually a bit faster, and I realized they were actually playing a bit slower. Funny, huh?
iamthedoor
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225484 1 year, 6 months ago
SugarMee wrote:
I love 74, wall of sound at the pinnacle. cowboy Bob vocals and mannerisms are excellent. Crisp clear high energy

Sue, 85 is special to me for that being my 1st show, check out the peak at the end of LLR archive.org/details/gd1985-10-31.mtx.loy.30829.sbeok.flac16

Get it Bobby!!


Holy shit that LLR is awesome! Seriously check it out. That's a keeper fer sure.

As far as my own favorite year, I couldn't say but I love Primal Dead late sixties with Pig at his peak, I love 72, 74, 77, 78, It's hard to narrow it down from there but I think I'd be just as happy to witness any of them
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ZenoMarx
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PLEASE be quiet when the band is playing. PLEASE.

Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225506 1 year, 6 months ago
Send me back to 1968, please. The way the band sounds. They way the equipment sounds. The dynamics; they could play soft as a butterfly or as loud as a volcano. The venues and small audiences. The spirit of the times, and I mention that because of how it affected both the band and the audience at the shows. The limited number of songs, and not a song I couldn't hear night after night after night. The purity and unbridled exploration in the fresh psychedelic air. My favorite recording, October 12th. Then the night after. The Valentine's show. The Anthem of the Sun recordings shows. The first three months. The last three months. The developing language and conversations as a band and between each other.

I spent an entire weekend mulling over the 72-08-27 recordings. There are several. For my money, these are the top four:
16582
3328
8045
21619

Sunshine Daydream film is as good as that will ever get. Our professionals have worked on it. There's nothing else to salvage. It's amazing. I daresay it is perfect just the way it is, and the free trade spirit serves it best. It wouldn't be any better with packaging and shrink wrap.

as for the Fillmore West box...the Kaplan transfers with the Healy mixes are better sounding recordings anyway. They blow away the sound of the official box. It doesn't matter that the box is sold out. The best option is free for the taking. Here are the SHN IDs for those interested:
gd69-02-27.sbd.6315
gd69-02-28.sbd.3397
gd69-03-01.sbd.4030
gd69-03-02.sbd.3344

*I could say any year through 1976 (not including 1975) and give good reason, but because I was asked and challenged, I'm happy to oblige. "I love everything about this band. I could never make such a call." C'mon. Play along. You aren't proving or saying anything by declaring to be too cool for the game.
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OZA
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225507 1 year, 6 months ago
ZenoMarx wrote:


*I could say any year through 1976 (not including 1975) and give good reason, but because I was asked and challenged, I'm happy to oblige. "I love everything about this band. I could never make such a call." C'mon. Play along. You aren't proving or saying anything by declaring to be too cool for the game.

Exactly! Thank you.
I don't care what year a person picks because there's probably a great reason for it. I'm just interested in seeing a person's reasons for picking that year.
RBull
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225517 1 year, 6 months ago
Re: 8-27-72
In one of his little live chats that Mr. Lemieux does for the GD site, he said that they are "in negotiations" with the people who own the rights to the film, and that they are "very nice guys." I don't have a link, but you should be able to find it. I can't remember which one it's in but they are both worth watching. Anyway, short of actually nodding and winking, David very much held out a hope that it's going to happen.
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225519 1 year, 6 months ago
RBull wrote:
Re: 8-27-72
In one of his little live chats that Mr. Lemieux does for the GD site, he said that they are "in negotiations" with the people who own the rights to the film, and that they are "very nice guys." I don't have a link, but you should be able to find it. I can't remember which one it's in but they are both worth watching. Anyway, short of actually nodding and winking, David very much held out a hope that it's going to happen.


I heard the band was a little embarrassed about this vid? The unofficial version is the prize for the NCAA Football pool.

My GD year pic, tough choice, but 70 sounds good.
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225520 1 year, 6 months ago
I will go 1982. One the shows I would not have missed in 82 was this one.

archive.org/details/gd82-08-10.sbd.miller.12453.sbeok.shnf
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Still Takin it Weirder
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225538 1 year, 6 months ago
A few things:

1. As far as personal preference, I'll take 1970. To see accoustic/electric Dead plus NRPS would be the bomb - ATG

Bingo. Jerry playin pedal steel with New Riders. Tons of "killer" show - sort of a transition from the 60's to the 70's...
Go to 6-24-70 B Portchester for the most back of the neck hair raising energy I've ever heard. I love 85 but I was there -I'm going with something I didn't attend. 5-2-70 doesn't suck either..I know its well known but this is a case of the show being deserving of the hype. Much like 85 in that you can throw a dart at a date and 99% of the time your gonna hit a very good to great show.

2. In regards to the LL Rain from 10-31-85 referenced above it is THE best LL Rain ever IMHO. That whole first set was insane-one of my 2 favorite set 1's ever attended (4-8-85 being the other) ... Second set of 10-31-85 ..not bad but I think there was some substance ingestion during setbreak.... I've mentioned it here before but if you want to hear Mr Weir being influenced by peruvian marching soldiers listen to him lose it/go off during the "just gotta poke around" part of Shakedown
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Wheelman
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225540 1 year, 6 months ago
Spring 90'


any other choice is Un-American...
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AcidTestGraduate
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225541 1 year, 6 months ago
splatter_face wrote:
I will go 1982. One the shows I would not have missed in 82 was this one.

archive.org/details/gd82-08-10.sbd.miller.12453.sbeok.shnf


Totally agree, although I missed this one. Not complaining, this was the tour that changed my life.
This show is certainly the culmination of a string of shows where the band was on fire. 12 song first set, and what a
selection. Always love those shows when they pull out a few seldom scene for the time. Second set is sweet also. Iko out of space!
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225546 1 year, 6 months ago
Even though 74 and 77 are dear to me, Fall 1980 was a special time to be a Deadhead on the East coast. I saw 3 shows: Rochester,NY, Lewiston, ME and Radio City. The energy was just bursting out all over the place.
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AcidTestGraduate
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Re: Grateful Dead - pick a year

#225559 1 year, 6 months ago
Still Takin it Weirder wrote:
A few things:

1. As far as personal preference, I'll take 1970. To see accoustic/electric Dead plus NRPS would be the bomb - ATG

Bingo. Jerry playin pedal steel with New Riders. Tons of "killer" show - sort of a transition from the 60's to the 70's...
Go to 6-24-70 B Portchester for the most back of the neck hair raising energy I've ever heard. I love 85 but I was there -I'm going with something I didn't attend. 5-2-70 doesn't suck either..I know its well known but this is a case of the show being deserving of the hype. Much like 85 in that you can throw a dart at a date and 99% of the time your gonna hit a very good to great show.

2. In regards to the LL Rain from 10-31-85 referenced above it is THE best LL Rain ever IMHO. That whole first set was insane-one of my 2 favorite set 1's ever attended (4-8-85 being the other) ... Second set of 10-31-85 ..not bad but I think there was some substance ingestion during setbreak.... I've mentioned it here before but if you want to hear Mr Weir being influenced by peruvian marching soldiers listen to him lose it/go off during the "just gotta poke around" part of Shakedown


5/2/70 could never be considered over hyped. Can you imagine them playing that second set in '85? Faces would have been melting. If I could build a time machine, one of my destinations would definitely be Harpur college on that night. That is THE Viola.
One thing to mention in all this talk about 1970 is Pigpen was very much a part of this band. His contributions were massive.

10-31-85 is indicative of where the band worked the audience. Didn't hurt that it's Halloween. A show that starts with Space? I can just envision all the freaks dancing furiously with cheshire grins as soon as they recognized Werewolves. Bobby sure infuses some energy into LLR, and he's quite exuberant on Shakedown for sho'. I like how it sounds as if it's falling apart on Playin' right before "standing on a tower....", but they pull it right back together. Some nice exploration at the end of that also. One more of their tricks we love so much. Nobody could ever phuque up as elegantly as the Dead.
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