OK, for most of us it was about the live shows. But what about those studio albums?
Here's a place to talk about them. Also the pros and cons of remastered versions, and whatever else seems to fit.
looks like i need to get ahold of vintage dead and historic dead. call me the wierd one, but i enjoy the first album alot. for me its the first 3 albums followed by american beauty, workingman's dead, and in the dark.
I received a USB turntable a few Christmas's ago from my wonderful wife. One of the first projects was to burn these two LPs on to a CD-R. We spread this out to some old friends, and everyone enjoyed hearing these classics again.
I sure wish there were more shows from these years available for DL or purchase. Seems so many weren't taped.
The tracks on VINTAGE DEAD are:
1.I Know You Rider
2.It Hurts Me Too
3.It's All Over Now Baby Blue
4.Dancing In The Street
5.In The Midnight Hour
The tracks on HISTORIC DEAD are:
1.Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
4.The Same Thing
The "Vintage Dead" and "Historic Dead" LPs are probably from a show recorded
September 16, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, except for the tracks:
Stealin' & The Same Thing. They were probably recorded at The Matrix, San
Francisco on November 29, 1966.
Sweet! Thanks, CosmicBadger.
And I think that Lindy and Stealin' appear from the same show on both Vintage and Historic. 9/16/66 has nine songs, but the LPs appear to have combined for 11, and these two songs look like replicates of each other.
Probably Sept 16(and 17?) 1966
Is there any way to find out where the tracks came from for Vintage Dead and Historic Dead? Apparently they were recorded in the fall of '66 (but released in '70 and '71), probably at the Avalon, but I'd love to know when.
I was pleased to hear that the new heavy vinyl release of AoxomoxoA Is the original mix from 1969. The remix from 1971 is pretty much all that's been available for many years (except for the vinyl box). Great now to have access to both... While there was clearly some dissatisfaction that led to the remix, the original mix has some cool sounds and nuances that disappeared from the remix, and which are very evocative of 1969, notably on Mountains of the Moon, Doin' that Rag, WBOTB, etc...
They were amazing, still perfer Dick's Picks and Anthem of the Sun. The only album I hate is the Go to Heaven Album. They were so geared for MTV it was horrible, I still hate Shades of Gray. I feel in that album they sold out.
SMR-d5 is as close as we will get to a studio last LP/CD. The producers (Gans, Dick & Co) hunted the vault and this is the best they could find.
Earthquake County CD came out in 96-7 and is live cuts from 92-94, most are not that good. Save your money, it's not worth the $25.00 ++ it's going for on eBay.
Hope this helps.