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Re: Deadheads alert - their best live album….?

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Re: Deadheads alert - their best live album….?

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Matt Wilson wrote:https://www.discogs.com/sell/list?master_id=200568&ev=mb


Thanks Matt - but even the cheapest, with delivery to Blighty, at £36.25 [$44] including p&p is outside my price range

Nevermind

However, it is not essential for me - it's a bit too late period - 1989

I'm not keen on Brent Mydland's keyboard contributions and I don't think his backing vocals fit well.

Bring back Keith & Donna....!

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Re: Deadheads alert - their best live album….?

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What tremendous album

What is it that us Deadheads love?

When I am in the mood, I become totally immersed

Exceptional stuff and full of music





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Re: What is it that us Deadheads love?

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Well....?



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Re: Deadheads alert - their best live album….?

Postby The Fish » 02 Nov 2023, 16:49

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Matt Wilson wrote:https://www.discogs.com/sell/list?master_id=200568&ev=mb


Thanks Matt - but even the cheapest, with delivery to Blighty, at £36.25 [$44] including p&p is outside my price range

Nevermind

However, it is not essential for me - it's a bit too late period - 1989

I'm not keen on Brent Mydland's keyboard contributions and I don't think his backing vocals fit well.

Bring back Keith & Donna....!

[and Pigpen of course!]




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Are you going senile Stephen? There's loads there £10-15 wth UK postage
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Re: What is it that us Deadheads love?

Postby Matt Wilson » 02 Nov 2023, 17:15

I can only speak for myself, but I love the whole Dead image/ethos. The hippie, counter-cultural aspect. The time ('60s), place (San Francisco), jammy, aspect of the music. The fact that there's so many live shows which have been posthumously released, and how they changed their set list so often. I mean - have you ever heard a box set of a band's set of shows for a tour, or even a few nights in a row? It's the same set list most of the time. Same songs, same sequential order, etc. Not the Dead...

I don't listen to the band's albums and tell myself they're as good as the Beatles, Stones, or whatever your ne plus ultra idea of a great band is, but I still enjoy most all of their studio LPs, and do consider some of them to be classic. I easily have five times (or more) live Dead discs than any other band, though Crimson might come close.

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Re: Deadheads alert - their best live album….?

Postby C » 02 Nov 2023, 17:15

The Fish wrote:Are you going senile Stephen?


Yes Paul



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Re: What is it that us Deadheads love?

Postby C » 02 Nov 2023, 17:22

Matt Wilson wrote:I can only speak for myself, but I love the whole Dead image/ethos. The hippie, counter-cultural aspect. The time ('60s), place (San Francisco), jammy, aspect of the music. The fact that there's so many live shows which have been posthumously released, and how they changed their set list so often. I mean - have you ever heard a box set of a band's set of shows for a tour, or even a few nights in a row? It's the same set list most of the time. Same songs, same sequential order, etc. Not the Dead...

I don't listen to the band's albums and tell myself they're as good as the Beatles, Stones, or whatever your ne plus ultra idea of a great band is, but I still enjoy most all of their studio LPs, and do consider some of them to be classic. I easily have five times (or more) live Dead discs than any other band, though Crimson might come close.


Nice post Matt - very comprehensive and I suppose that's exactly how I feel - it's like being a member of a club!

Incidentally, I think I only have 3 or 4 studio albums

The two obvious ones plus one or two more

I have tons/tonnes of live stuff but I prefer them live to studio

However, any studio recommendations....?




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Re: Deadheads alert - their best live album….?

Postby The Fish » 02 Nov 2023, 17:37

C wrote:
The Fish wrote:Are you going senile Stephen?


Yes Paul

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I think I'm joining you.Many of those are cassette versions but cheapest UK CD version is still £15
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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

Postby C » 03 Nov 2023, 09:03

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So, the great Dead studio albums....?

Other than:

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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

Postby robertff » 03 Nov 2023, 09:22

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I've got these and a few others, all are OK, the top two are more than OK. I'm not much of a fan but I'm happy to listen to them now and again. Blues For Allah is the one I've played the most.


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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

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I've got these and a few others, all are OK, the top two are more than OK. I'm not much of a fan but I'm happy to listen to them now and again. Blues For Allah is the one I've played the most.


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I have three of those - I don't think I have Anthem of the Sun

I think Blues For Allah is my favourite of those three

I must play Wake of the Flood again. I was underwhelmed last time I played it...

This ranking from worst to best is interesting.

No suprises regarding the top 2.

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/every-grat ... greatness/






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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

Postby robertff » 03 Nov 2023, 12:54

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I have three of those - I don't think I have Anthem of the Sun

I think Blues For Allah is my favourite of those three

I must play Wake of the Flood again. I was underwhelmed last time I played it...

This ranking from worst to best is interesting.

No suprises regarding the top 2.

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/every-grat ... greatness/



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Amazingly I have got 10 of those listed, didn't know I had so many. Bought many of them very cheaply at boot fairs and the like.



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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

Postby Matt Wilson » 03 Nov 2023, 13:37

I enjoy all of the above, and don't forget Aoxomoxoa, Terrapin Station, In the Dark, Garcia, and Ace (the last two are solo albums by Jerry and Bob). The debut LP is more garage-sounding, but quite interesting.

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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

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Matt Wilson wrote:Garcia, and Ace


I love those two albums.

Incidentally I have 4 or 5 of the GarciaLive series, by the Jerry Garcia Band - I selected them carefully and have always been pleased with what I have

Trouble is, I can't remember which is which - they are denoted by a volume number and the covers are of a very similar format

I seem to remember this is a corker:

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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

Postby frimley_greener » 03 Nov 2023, 14:17

This old codger prefers Garcia in this than anything he did with the dead....

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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

Postby C » 03 Nov 2023, 14:21

frimley_greener wrote:This old codger prefers Garcia in this than anything he did with the dead....

https://youtu.be/YJdq0OcRK3o?si=EZx-97JR1gaEi6B0
"Dirty Business" with New Riders Of The Purple Sage...


Nice choice

I have the first two: New Riders Of The Purple Sage and Powerglide

Although Jerry is an 'additional' musician, on the second, and only contributes a drop of banjo




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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

Postby The Fish » 03 Nov 2023, 15:39

Seems I have 61 Dead titles, but then 36 of those are Dicks Picks, 13 are the studio albums as in the link above and 5 are live albums from initial run - Live Dead, Bears Choice, Skull and Roses, Europe 72 (plus later vol 2), so there remains a ton of stuff out there where I've barely scratched the surface.

As for favourite, whilst I love WD and AB, it sort of annoys me when evryone always mentions those since they aren't quintessential Dead, sort of Dead for non dead fans (how many have those two and nothing else?). I'll probably take Anthem of The Sun and Mars Hotel. Would have been Blues For Allah based on side 1, my favourite side, but side 2 is a bit too noodly for my tastes
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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

Postby The Fish » 03 Nov 2023, 15:41

... and another vote for Garcia and Ace.

Didn't I supply you with Ace Matt?
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Re: The great Grateful Dead studios albums.....? [other than the obvious two]

Postby C » 03 Nov 2023, 16:35

The Fish wrote:As for favourite, whilst I love WD and AB, it sort of annoys me when everyone always mentions those since they aren't quintessential Dead, sort of Dead for non dead fans (how many have those two and nothing else?).


A very valid point and well made Paul

They are always up there with the 'best' studios albums though - aren't they?

That was my peripheral point




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