Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Set One: Cemetery Walk I, Intentions Clear > "Jimmy Stewart" > Alex's House, Tribute To Spinal Shaft -> Jazz Odyssey -> Walletsworth, Hourglass, Cemetery Walk II
Set Two: JaJunk > "Jimmy Stewart"^ > Andy's Last Beer, Women Wine & Song > I Ran, Mullet (Over), Higgins, The Fuzz > JaJunk
Encore: Soul Food I > Come Closer
More than a decade after the end of rock music’s most-influential jam band, things are still growing and changing for the Grateful Dead. Not only is their coveted Almanac now being offered in solely digital form (with audio, video, and other cool embellishments), but they’re also starting a new live concert recording series this February.
The famous successor to long-time archivist Dick Latvala, Dave Lemieux is beginning his very own Dave’s Picks in 2012 with May 25, 1977 at The Mosque in Richmond, Virginia. Few tours are as renowned as Spring ’77, and since he’s pulling the plug on the Road Trips series, the launch for Dave’s Picks ought to be a good one.
Dave’s reason for picking the first show? “It features a magnificent jam sequence of “Estimated Prophet”>“He’s Gone”>Drums>“The Other One”>“Wharf Rat”>“The Other One”>“The Wheel” that is one of the best sequences from the entire tour; both unique and inspired.”
Lemiuex kept producing Dick’s Picks for six years after he took over in 1999, and shortly thereafter started the Road, but with four years and 17 releases behind him, he felt it was time to reassess the two-track recordings.
“We’re getting back to the philosophy behind Dick’s Picks by featuring complete shows whenever possible and combining that with the Road Trips’ tradition of offering rare photos, great liner notes and HDCD sound quality engineered by Jeffery Norman,” he said in a press release.
Dave is also making these quarterly releases more special and valuable. Each recording will be limited to 12,000 and come individually numbered. Annual subscriptions can be purchased now at Dead.net (where you can also download the digital Almanac) for $95.50, which includes all four 2012 releases, a collectible bonus CD offered only to subscribers, and free standard shipping. - Carly Shields
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