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In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault, we celebrate the Series Finale of Dick’s Picks as well as the Series Finale of 36 From The Vault. Featuring a complete show from Philadelphia, PA on 9/21/72, we also hear segments of 9/3/72 from Boulder, CO. One of the greatest Dick’s Picks of all time, it’s a fitting conclusion to the series and yet another showcase of the brilliance of September 1972.Disc One features the majority of Set One from 9/21/72 which includes a brilliant “Bird Song” as well a stunning take on “Loser.” A loose and vibey “China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider” showcases the standards heavy Set I played with exceptional verve. Disc Two straddles Set One and Two from 9/21/71 and is highlighted by an outstanding “Playing In The Band” closer before “He’s Gone>Truckin’” brings us into the second frame. An elongated 4+hr show, the staple of Disc Three is an absolutely incredible “Dark Star>Morning Dew.” Nearly 50min of stunning music, including 35+min of deep 1972 jamming, this is one of the greatest pieces of music released in the entire Dick’s Picks series. Disc Four closes out the Spectrum show before giving us a three song snapshot from Folsom Field with “He’s Gone> The Other One> Wharf Rat.” And with that, we’ve finally reached the end of the Dick’s Picks series. Thank you to everyone who has joined us for this long, strange trip.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT for 20% off your first orderVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to join us for our next deep dive, sometime in the not too distant future… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault, we visit 1971 for the very first time since Dick’s Picks Vol. 2, for a very special set of shows, unheard of by any fan until 2005. Featuring the complete shows from 8/7/71 in San Diego, CA and 8/24/71 in Chicago, IL, along with snippets of 8/6/71 in Hollywood, CA, it’s a fascinating peek into the evolving nature of The Dead on the cusp of their 1972 renaissance period.Disc One features the complete first set from 8/24 + the “Truckin’” Set II Opener. Disc One is highlighted by a brilliant “Hard To Handle,” making its Dick’s Picks debut. On Disc Two we hear a tight take on “China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider” plus a stunning “Sing Me Back Home.” The highlight might very well be the incredible jam out of “Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” which then segues into “Johnny B Goode.”Disc Three picks up the thread in Chicago and features a gorgeous cut of Pigpen’s “Empty Pages,” alongside a still-in-progress “Brown-Eyed Women.” Later, “Not Fade Away -> GDTRFB -> NFA” shines in the fusion between country jammin’ and punkish psychedelia. Disc Four closes the set with a segment from the 8/6 show in Hollywood and features some of the only improv of the set in the way of “The Other One -> Me & My Uncle -> The Other One.” A haunting “Morning Dew” leads to a 25min “Lovelight” closer which shines a light on the wonders of Pigpen in the twilight of his life. 36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT for 20% off your first orderVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 36 in anticipation of our SERIES FINALE episode which will drop on Monday, August 15! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault, we dip into the Fall of 1977, because we haven’t explored enough of 1977 in this series. Featuring the complete show from Rochester, NY on 11/5/77, we also hear segments of 11/2/77 from Toronto. A volume that puzzles Rob and Steve, we wonder a bit about why this show was selected in the series, while also admiring the subtle shifts we hear from the band between May and November 1977.Disc One features the complete first set from 11/5 and is highlighted by a stunning “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” alongside a vibrant “Big River” which features some stunning leads from Jerry before Mickey & Billy push it into a disco space. Disc Two features the first half of S2 from 11/5 before providing snippets of 11/2. In the 11/5 half we hear one of the best “Take A Step Back’s” ever alongside a gorgeous “Eyes Of The World.” The 11/2 half showcases “St. Stephen” alongside a ripping “Around & Around.” (That was not a typo)Finally, Disc Three is highlighted by the back half of 11/5’s S2 with a mellow take on “Estimated Prophet>He’s Gone>Rhythm Devils>The Other One>Black Peter>Sugar Magnolia.” We close with “Lazy Lightning>Supplication Blues” from 11/2. It’s a confounding release - especially this deep in the series - but Rob and Steve provide the kind of insight needed to make it shine.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT for 20% off your first orderVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 35 in anticipation of our next (and penultimate) episode which will drop on Monday, August 1! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we find the band just a few weeks past the shocking brilliance of the Dick’s Picks Vol. 20 two-show set from Fall 1976, here in Oakland, CA for a pair of opening gigs for The Who from the “Day On The Green” at the Oakland Coliseum Stadium. Two completely day lit shows, we hear the band try to channel energy through surprising segues and upbeat selections, crafting one of the more BBQ appropriate Dick’s Picks of the larger series.Diss One, from 10/9, finds us in familiar territory as the Berry bookend opens the show before the greatest Grateful Dead song of all time is played and later “Jed.” The disc is highlighted by a gorgeous outro on “Looks Like Rain” and a loose & jammy “Scarlet Begonias,” just months away from its meeting point with “Fire On The Mountain.” Disc Two is highlighted by a phenomenal “Help -> Slip -> Drums -> Samson -> Slip -> Franklin’s” showcasing the brilliant suite in 1976. Disc Three, from 10/10, features some rarities before closing with a wild & gorgeous “Dancin -> Wharf Rat -> Dancin.” Disc Four features another sandwich, with Playin’ leading the way this time around: “Playin -> Drums -> The Wheel -> Space -> The Other One -> Stella -> Playin.” On the whole it’s a bit of an underwhelming volume in terms of transcendent moments, but it showcases The Dead in a more traditional 70’s classic rock setting, while giving many dreams of what “Space” would sound like at 3pm.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT for 20% off your first orderVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 34 in anticipation of our next episode which will drop on Monday, July 18! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we explore the world of Mr. Sob Rock himself, John Mayer. Focusing on the peak of his solo career, we discuss the backstory of the future Dead & Co. lead guitarist, and try to better understand his path from pop rock to The Dead. Focusing on his 2008 LP of the December 8, 2007 show in LA, Where The Light Is, we hear his DMB side, his Blues Trio side, and his full band, Sob Rock side. Disc One highlight’s Mayer’s origins with a focus on his original hits through solo acoustic performances. “Neon” stands out as one of the best cuts of the record. In addition, we hear samples of Mayer’s Blues Trio with “Who Did You Think I Was” and “Vultures” showcasing depth to Mayer’s Blues interests.On Disc Two we hear Mayer’s performance with this larger live band. Running through some of his biggest songs from Continuum, we hear the differences between Mayer’s experimental ambitions and his more produced solo approaches. Figuring out the path from here to Dead & Co. is one of the special aspects of this episode.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT for 20% off your first orderVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 33 in anticipation of our next episode which will drop on Monday, July 4! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we traverse to the heartland of America for a banner show from the wild Summer of 1982 at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, WI. Featuring a hammy Bob, some heavy playing from Brent, and a lyrical albeit haggard Jerry, it’s one of the best pictures we have of what made the 80’s such a compelling and confounding time for The Dead. Disc One begins with a jamband staple, the sandwich jam, wherein “The Music Never Stopped” segues in and out of “Sugaree.” Elsewhere Jerry shines again on “Big River,” Brent beams through his Hammond on “CC Rider,” and the whole band connects on “Let It Grow.” While there are arguments to be made that aspects of other shows in the larger Summer ‘82 tour should have been included instead, getting a full First Set from The Dead showcases the highs and lows of the eras. On Disc Two we hear a very typical 80s/90s set two in the sense that “Playing In The Band” bookends a segment of “Drums/Space” and a gorgeous version of “The Wheel” emerges from the interstellar jamming. We close with a stunning take on “Morning Dew” before “One More Saturday Night” & “US Blues” takes us home. It’s a breezy and summery cut from the larger series, and one that showcases an era often overlooked in Dead history but clearly has some gems to mine. 36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT for 20% off your first orderVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to John Mayer’s Where The Light Is - Live In Los Angeles in anticipation of our next episode - our Season 4 Curveball - which will drop on Monday, June 20! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we find the band playing a Sunday - Tuesday run in late-Summer 1974. The jams are deep, the country is in turmoil, and idiots are climbing the fence. This volume hears The Dead at perhaps their most exhausted, two months shy of their hiatus, but willing to explore the outer realms of their musical ideas. Like two of the three previous ‘74 Dick’s Picks, this one works like a playlist, capturing some of the best - and some of the most questionable moments - of the mid-Atlantic run.Disc One begins with a wild 25min dive into expansive 70’s Miles jamming by way of “Playin’ In The Band”  before moving into a groovy “Scarlet Begonias.” Elsewhere “China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider” shows off its 1974 breezy jamming. Disc Two is highlighted by a mellow “Weather Report Suite” which then moves into a jam proper that, while not as extended as the Dick’s Picks 12 version, still highlights the sense that anything could be jammed amidst the Watergate scandal. On Disc Three we hear a stunning “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo -> It Must Have Been The Roses” segue. Later, we hear “Truckin’” take over the set through a vast jamming segment that touches on “The Other One” and “Space” before moving into a gorgeous “Stella Blue.” Disc Four is in the running for the best Discs of the entire Dick’s Picks series. One of the greatest “Eyes Of The World” ever kicks us off before moving into a 38min “Playin’ In The Band -> Scarlet Begonias -> Playin’ In The Band” and then finally, “Uncle John’s Band” closes us out. It’s a stunning release for jamheads and a vivid picture of The Dead at the end of their hallowed 1972-1974 single drummer run.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT for 20% off your first orderVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 32 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, June 6! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we find the band prepping for their Europe ‘72 tour with a run of shows at the Academy of Music in New York City. Featuring a set with Bo Diddley, this volume highlights the emergence of Keith Godchaux in the band + showcases some of the best Pigpen we’ve ever heard through the Dick’s Picks series. Disc One features the majority of The Dead’s set with Bo Diddley on March 25. Showcasing their brilliance as a backing band, we hear them dip into the Blues for perhaps the last time in the 70s. Highlighted by a stunning “Jam” between Diddley and The Dead we see an alternate path for the band + their ability to linger in a variety of American styles throughout their career. The disc ends with a few one-off covers for the band + an excellent “Playin In The Band” from March 27.The final three discs encompass the entire May 28th show. Featuring a number of rarities through the Dick’s Picks series, it’s a great peek into the band during this period. On Disc Two, Pigpen shines on “Chinatown Shuffle, “Mr. Charlie,” and “Next Time You See Me.” Jerry’s vocals on “You Win Again” showcase his ability to be as much a Blues man as he is a psych master, and “Cumberland Blues” rivals the version on the Europe ‘72 release. On Disc Three we hear perhaps the greatest “Looks Like Rain” ever played, plus we hear another excellent, early cut on “Playin In The Band,” before Pigpen highlights his emotional side with “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion).” Disc Four displays the band’s experimentation with a lengthy “The Other One,” before closing the set out with a laid back “Not Fade Away -> Going Down The Road Feelin Bad -> Not Fade Away.” It’s a great snapshot of The Dead ahead of a transformative period in their career. By year’s end they’d be a completely different band. 36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT for 20% off your first orderVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 31 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, May 23! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we return to the hallowed month of May 1977 for two complete shows, and the only six-CD set of the Dick’s Picks series. With two shows that prelude the stunning Dick’s Picks 3 set, we hear the sleek brilliance of 1977 Dead across 6+hrs of music.The May 19 side of the release is highlighted by some of the Dead’s best song’s utilized throughout 1977 with a particularly stunning “Peggy-O” on Disc One. The magic is found throughout Disc Three where “Terrapin Station” > “Playin’ In The Band” -> “Uncle John’s Band” -> “Drums” > “The Wheel” > “China Doll” -> “Playin’ In The Band” showcases seamless creativity and exceptional flow throughout. While May 21 shares many of the same songs with the famed Cornell set from May 8, it’s bolstered by an outstanding “Jack-A-Roe” on Disc Four as well as a top tier “Scarlet Begonias” -> “Fire On The Mountain” on Disc Five. Disc Six features the entire second set of 5/21 with “He’s Gone” -> “Drums” -> “The Other One” showcasing the evolving improvisational approach of The Dead during this period. Of note, “One More Saturday Night” makes its long-awaited DP debut during this set. Finally, Rob & Steve discuss the bonus tracks included from October 11, 1977’s show in Norman, OK. If you ever needed convincing of why May 1977 is so highly regarded by GD fans, this extended set should be all you need for convincing. 36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT for 20% off your first orderVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 30 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, May 9! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to Season 4 of 36 From The Vault! We begin our final season before the vault closes with a peek back into the world of 1973 Dead. Joining them for their midwest/west tour through the frigid US, we hear the band at the peak of their powers. Capable of transitioning from cowboy rock to show-stopping ballads to deeply psychedelic jazzy jamming, it’s one of the most complete Dick’s Picks released thus far and a fitting kick off to the season. Disc One opens features some great playing in “Loser” and “Jack Straw” before “Playing In The Band” gives us the first taste of experimental Dead of the set. Disc Two is in strong competition for the best of the set with “Dark Star” -> “Eyes Of The World” > “Mississippi Half Step” going deep. Disc Three is another classic set of some of the best Dead songs ever written played by one of the greatest versions of The Dead. However it’s in Disc Four where the true magic strikes again. “Row Jimmy,” “Truckin’” -> “The Other One”> “Eyes Of The World>” “Morning Dew” is close to an hour of brilliant and fluid Dead. A great reminder why we all listen to this band so much, and why Rob & Steve dedicate 2hrs to chatting about them every other week. 36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT for 20% off your first orderVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 29 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, April 25! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this Live Episode, we prep for Season 4 with a trio of Tour Rehearsals presented by the Skull & Roses Festival. In this episode, Rob & Steve preview the final nine Dick's Picks ahead of the start of the Fourth (and maybe final) season...36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. We're thrilled to be sponsored by the Skull & Roses Festival! Head to FANS to livestream the festival all weekend, and visit SkullandRoses.com to purchase tickets (single day passes are available!)---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 28 in anticipation of our next episode, OUR SEASON FOUR DEBUT which will drop on Monday, April 11! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this Live Episode, we prep for Season 4 with a trio of Tour Rehearsals presented by the Skull & Roses Festival. In this episode, Rob & Steve debate possible Curveball episodes for Season 4 while taking suggestions from the audience.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. We're thrilled to be sponsored by the Skull & Roses Festival! Head to FANS to livestream the festival all weekend, and visit SkullandRoses.com to purchase tickets (single day passes are available!)---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 28 in anticipation of our next episode, OUR SEASON FOUR DEBUT which will drop on Monday, April 11! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this Live Episode, we prep for Season 4 with a trio of Tour Rehearsals presented by the Skull & Roses Festival. In this episode, Rob & Steve draft their four favorite Dick's Picks Volumes through DP 27. We'll be back with two more Tour Rehearsals this week.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. We're thrilled to be sponsored by the Skull & Roses Festival! Head to FANS to livestream the festival all weekend, and visit SkullandRoses.com to purchase tickets (single day passes are available!)---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 28 in anticipation of our next episode, OUR SEASON FOUR DEBUT which will drop on Monday, April 11! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode, our Season 3 Finale, we wrap things up in December 1992 in Oakland, CA, with a show from the larger returning run following Jerry’s health crisis during the summer/fall. Featuring a unique setlist filled with songs of every era, the lone Vince solo show of the series, and perhaps the most bizarre song pairing in Dick’s Picks history, it’s a wild and fitting closure to S3 of our show.Disc One opens with the song we’ve all been waiting for since the series began: “Feel Like A Stranger.” While we don’t get the Brent growl throughout, we get the silky silky reprise all the same, and it leads to a larger conversation within the show. Elsewhere we hear an updated take on “The Main Thing,” where Bob’s “De Men’s” line clashes heavily with the barroom swirl of Pigpen. “Loose Lucy” makes its DP debut in a sultry groove before a fantastic “Let It Grow” closes it out. In Disc Two we hear some of the 90’s jamming applied to “Shakedown Street” before Bob’s grunge inspired guitar tones take over “Ship Of Fools.” More 90’s jamming invades “Playing” which moves into an inspired “Drums -> Space.” Finally, in Disc Three, we get a rare 90’s “Dark Star” alongside the groove of “Throwing Stones” from 12/17. The volume ends with the most bizarre pairing of songs in DP history with “Baba O’Rielly -> Tomorrow Never Knows.” Vince takes the lead here and the band somehow stumbles through the Boomer Anthem pairing. There’s truly nothing like it, and it’s a perfect way to close the volume and Season 3 of 36 From The Vault.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULTCheck out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investmentsVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchaseWe’re thrilled to be sponsored by Melophy. Use Promo Code VAULT to save 20% on virtual music lessons.We’re grateful to be sponsored by Garcia Cannabis. Discover Garcia Hand Picked at GarciaHandPicked.com, and connect with Fellow Fans at @garciahandpicked on Instagram---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 28 in anticipation of our next episode, OUR SEASON FOUR DEBUT which will drop in the near future! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode we hop back to 1969 to hear two shows from the spring that showcase The Grateful Dead in significant transition. We hear two Midwestern shows: April 26, 1969 from Chicago, IL and April 27, 1969 from Minneapolis, MN. Hearing the band shift between the summer of love English Folk of their late-60’s output to Pigpen bar blues to the Live Dead inspired suite from Minneapolis, is a revealing insight into who The Dead were & who they could’ve become.Disc One opens with a string of songs the band would essentially leave in the 60’s, highlighting the Garcia/Hunter penchant for pastoral lyrics & fitting 3-4 songs together into one. The highlight is undeniably the “Mountains Of The Moon” which fades into a “Dark Star” jam. The disc ends with a stunning jam from 4/27 out of “Turn On Your Lovelight -> Me & My Uncle” which showcases the looseness the band could play with during this period. Disc Two continues on 4/27 with a suite based around “Dark Star” that essentially mimics the Live Dead release, showcasing a similar selection of songs through different passages of improvisation. On the whole, the set proves to be a controversial one for Rob & Steve as the two find numerous disagreements with Disc One, as well as with the place The Dead find themselves in early 1969. The Velvet Underground co-headlined the 4/26 show with The Dead, offering another avenue for discourse on this release.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULTCheck out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investmentsVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchaseWe’re thrilled to be sponsored by Melophy. Use Promo Code VAULT to save 20% on virtual music lessonsWe’re grateful to be sponsored by Garcia Cannabis. Discover Garcia Hand Picked at GarciaHandPicked.com, and connect with Fellow Fans at @garciahandpicked on Instagram---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 27 in anticipation of our next episode, OUR SEASON FINALE which will drop on Monday, July 26! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode we celebrate 25 volumes of the Dick’s Picks series. A monumental moment in the series, as it showcased the viability of a single band releasing a trove from their archives over a significant period in time. We’re treated to two Spring 1978 shows from the NE, May 10, 1978 from New Haven, CT and May 11, 1978 from Springfield, MA. Two archetypal Spring ‘78 shows, we hear the band engage in tight interplay around fairly standard setlists, while showcasing some of the best parts of their 77/78 period, while also pointing the way towards the future of the band in the 1980s.Disc One features quality song selection with an excellent “Jack Straw” opener, a sultry “They Love Each Other,” and a gorgeous “Peggy-O.” A wild “Deal” showcases the interplay between Donna & Bob which would be a major theme of the overall volume. Disc Two picks up midway through Set II of 5/10 with a seedy “Estimated Prophet” before a massive “Drums” jam. The disc closes with a stunning “The Other One” into an impassioned “Wharf Rat” that showcases the power of the Garcia outro solo. Disc Three opens on 5/11 with a more laid back approach, showcasing some of the more standard Set I tunes in Dead History. The disc concludes with a very solid “Scarlet -> Fire.” Disc Four is a wild party. Rumors abound about mescaline intake, we hear one of the best “Dancing In The Streets” of all time followed by a massive “Drums -> NFA,” and concluded with a gorgeous “Stella Blue.” The volume concludes with a Double-Barry bookending a fantastic take on “Werewolves Of London.” It's a full-scale dive into Spring ‘78 Dead, seedy, tight, wild, and grooving. Dive in.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULTCheck out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investmentsVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchaseWe’re thrilled to be sponsored by Melophy. Use Promo Code VAULT to save 20% on virtual music lessons.---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 26 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, July 12! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode we join the Dead in early 1974 for the very first Wall of Sound show. Just five shows removed from the Dick’s Picks one selection, we hear the band in a loose, soundchecky vibe, as they work through the kinks of their revolutionary PA, and begin to dip their toes in the wild and exploratory sounds of 1974. One of the most laid-back Dick’s Picks ever, it’s a great warts & all peek into the Dead on the cusp of one of their most experimental & challenging years. Disc One is a trot through some DP standards, here played with space and patience in a way that fits the airiness of the Wall Of Sound they were plugged into. We hear the big machine slowly turn on in a choogly “US Blues” before great takes on “Brown-Eyed Women” and “Black-Throated Wind” settle everyone in. The debut of “Scarlet Begonias” and “Cassidy” prelude a truly 1974 take on “China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Ride” before a gorgeous “Weather Report Suite” closes out the set. Disc Two is anchored by an emotive, 45min palindrome segment which reads: “Playing In The Band -> Uncle John’s Band -> Morning Dew -> Uncle John’s Band -> Playing In The Pand.” The raw power of the band in 1974 is heard clearly here, while their sectional jamming of Fall 1973 is on full display as well. The set ends with some standard takes on out of place tunes, while “Wharf Rat” serves as the emotional climax we all needed during the set. The seeds of the band we’d hear on full display in Dick’s Picks 7 and 12 is here in its earliest origins. 36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULTCheck out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investmentsVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchaseWe’re thrilled to be sponsored by Melophy. Use Promo Code VAULT to save 20% on virtual music lessons.---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 25 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, June 28! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode we return to the Dick’s Picks cannon for our second of three shows in the set from the hallowed month of September 1972. Just ten days prior to the Dick’s Picks Vol. 11 show from 9/27/72 in Jersey City, NJ, we hear the band play a similar setlist while highlighting a different centerpiece jam. It’s a classic example of The Grateful Dead in a peak month, which showcases the best of the band while highlighting the subtle differences between the band at their best. Disc One is a standard ride through ‘72 dead with staples like “Sugaree,” “Black-Throated Wind,” and “Tennessee Jed” scattered throughout, all played standard-great. The peak of the disc is found in “Bird Song,” that, while it doesn’t reach its heights of the DP11 or (coming soon) DP36 versions, is still quite blissful. One Disc Two we’re treated to a 20min exploration of “Playing In The Band” before excellent takes off “Truckin’” and “Loser” kick off Set II. Disc Three is highlighted by a monster “He’s Gone -> The Other One.” The former caps off at 39 min, it’s the longest jam in the entire DP Set and showcases a band on a musical high, shifting gears, embracing risk, weaving in and out of ideas, and displaying their overall penchant for exploration during this period. Like so much of September 1972, we hear two versions of The Dead. One is still breaking out of its shell, reveling in the post-European Tour bliss, moving forward as the unit we’d know through the 70s. The other is already looking ahead to the acid jazz explorations that would define their best experimentations until their hiatus in 1974. 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULTCheck out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investmentsVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchaseCheck out the Nugs Live Stream of Bob Weir & Wolf Bros at Red Rocks from June 8-12. Visit Nugs.net/36 for tickets---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 24 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, June 14! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode we take a momentary pause from our march through the Dick’s Picks series to discuss one of the best (some would say the best) live performance of all time: Bob Dylan & The Hawks 05/17/1966 concerts from the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, UK, known throughout history as the “Royal Albert Hall” Concert. Catching Dylan in the midst of a creative peak, just weeks prior to the release of his monumental album, Blonde On Blonde, and just months before he’d disappear from live performances for 8 years, it’s an incredible peek into an artist challenging the norms of his era, battling with an audience of imbeciles, and playing some of the best rock & roll ever made with The Hawks.Disc One is a complete acoustic set, which shows Dylan playing songs from Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and the yet-unreleased Blonde On Blonde. Every song has a claim for The Greatest Dylan Song of All Time, but highlights are found in the languid “Visions Of Johanna,” the haunting “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” the wild and atonal “Desolation Row,” and the stunning energy in “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Disc Two opens with stray guitar riffs before launching into “Tell Me, Momma.” From there we’re off. One of the greatest sets of rock & roll ever played. Reworking old songs like “I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met,” “Baby Let Me Follow You Down,” and “One Too Many Mornings” as well as blasting tunes from his latest releases, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat,” Dylan battles his audience for the whole set, chastising them “It used to be like this….now it goes like that….” “...If only you wouldn’t clap so loud…” and forcing some of the best rock music ever played upon their ears. The boo’s are hurtled from afar from a crowd of fucking morons who want Dylan to be the Dylan they want them to be, and all the while the band plays louder and tighter and groovier. The set peaks following a searing “Ballad Of A Thin Man” with an audience member calling Dylan “Judas!” before Dylan responds with: “I don’t believe you….you’re a liar,” before instructing The Hawks to “Play it fucking loud!” They do just that, and one of the greatest versions of “Like A Rolling Stone” is unleashed on the world. The show is an absolutely stunning picture of Dylan, who, at 24, was at an early creative peak - some would say his highest - and on the tail end of a 18mo dive into amphetamine abuse. Strung out, exhausted, angry, but writing some of the best music he ever will, he combines all of this into a dual performance, acoustic/electric, that showcases the sheer genius of Dylan, and the lasting legacy of his craft.36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. Special Curveball logo design by Mark Dowd. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULTCheck out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investmentsVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this week’s episode we jump back in time to February 1968 for a pair of shows - unheard prior to their Dick’s Picks Release - from the King’s Beach Bowl in King’s Beach, California. Primordial Dead. We hear the band working through a number of tunes that would find their way onto Anthem Of The Sun while experimenting with dynamic-less jamming. As Steve notes at the top, this show kicks off at 11 before ending up at 35. It’s a wild ride. Disc One opens with a near-20min jam off “Viola Lee Blues” and doesn’t look back. Both discs in this set flow with thematic precision & youthful vigor that defines the overall period for the dead. From there, we hear Pigpen croon on “Hurts Me Too” before segues take over in “Dark Star -> China Cat Sunflower -> The Eleven> Turn On Your Lovelight” and finally a wild “Born Crosseyed -> Spanish Jam.” In Disc Two we hear the early power of “Morning Dew” before Pigpen lets loose again in a massive “Good Morning Little School Girl.” From there we’re back into the segues, as we hear part of the band’s Anthem Of The Sun segment in “That’s It For The Other One -> New Potato Caboose -> Alligator -> China Cat Sunflower -> The Eleven -> Alligator> Caution -> Feedback.” The volume closes with noise & sonic energy as the visceral power of the Grateful Dead comes through with tape hiss, piss, and vinegar. We’re not yet at the foundation of The Dead, we’re somewhere just before the Live Dead/Workingman’s Dead/American Beauty era that would set the band up for their 25yr period of greatness. The sounds are weird, the jams are heavy, and the songs aren’t fully formed. We can hear The Dead in there, ready to break out of their shell. 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. ---We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULTCheck out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investmentsVisit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase---Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to our Curveball Show in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, May 17! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Clayton Douglas

Really enjoyed the first episode!!! look forward to more.

Jan 23rd
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