Recorded' Live' at The College of William & Mary! On the'76 Fall Tour!! " Call " straight-from the cherished Vault here folks! The Grateful Dead only graced William & Mary College four (4) times ever...
And fittingly, due to the actual size of this relatively intimate Venue - the final show that took place in 1978 was indeed all she wrote. Ahhhhh yes - the " Small-College Circuit Days "!
I myself even at one time lived in Southern Virginia for a short while, and if you have ever been to either William & Mary and/or the rustic-Historic city of Williamsburg... Then you have a nice-handle of just how Sweet! This town would have been for the road touring Dead-Faithful to descend upon - and...Especially in the Mid-'70's! Well, the Band pretty much struck Live-Gold! At every show they played at William & Mary through the years (9/11/73 - 9/12/73 - 9/24/76 - 4/15/78) - and I certainly pride myself on the fact that I have indeed heard every note of these fine'70's Shows! Even though yes, it did require listening to a few " raspy " (at best) audience recordings originally in the Late'80's & Early'90's. Well, this remastering job is Pristine! As you just might expect with this growing " Dave's Picks " Series... Then you have already been fortunate enough to hear the Playin' > Supplication > Playin' throw-down that is included on Disc 2 of this Set!
This is Big-Time Late-'76 G. Here, no doubt - and it really does show where'77 was headed. To me & my ears, you get a little more of the up-beat & jumpy'within' the smooth... Where as by the time Spring of'77 rolled around, you got a little more of the silky-smooth, way far-out & pretty much Galactic!
Strong 1st Set material worthy of noting in the forms of Deal - Cassidy - Sugaree - & Big River. And the Set 2 stuff just gets off-the-charts - and indeed makes this pro-release a must-have in my humble Dead Fan opinion... The Playin' > Supplication > Playin' (as mentioned) - Samson - Loser, and of course Help > Slip! > Franklin's > Drums > Slip!
It should also be noted that the Stella Blue is especially pretty, as Garcia certainly digs real-deep. Both the Around & U. Blues deliver some nice hot-pop for the outro, definitely allowing the Deadhead / College!
Crowd to walk-off campus feeling just-fine!! And, last but not least.....One of the most-vital reasons to hear & own this one is very simple - so, I hope this serves as a friendly reminder! This is indeed " The Show " that happened the night-before the Legendary 9/25/76 Cap Centre MD!
Night, and just 4-nights before the Massive 9/28/76 Syracuse (NY) Show! So now you can see where I'm heading here, right? If you loved Dick's Picks 20 - just as much (or even more) than the rest of us...
Need to capture this 9/24/76 William & Mary release as it was indeed the' Alpha' to these other familiar two' Omegas' on this Lightning-Hot! Fall Tour 1976 East Coast run.
You've got to hear my Supplication!!!!!! Smokin'-Hot'76 Grateful Dead... Right inside the' Home-Turf' of the William & Mary " Griffin "!!!Classsssic Mid-'70's Live-Dead! TRACK LISTING >>> Grateful Dead recorded' Live' at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (VA) on September 24, 1976 (9/24/76) : Disc 1 : Promised Land Deal Cassidy Sugaree Looks Like Rain Row Jimmy Big River Tennessee Jed Disc 2 : Playing In The Band > Supplication > Playing In The Band Might As Well Samson And Delilah Loser New Minglewood Blues Disc 3 : Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower > The Music Never Stopped > Stella Blue Around And Around.
Out of Print (2012 GDP / Rhino release) Dave's Picks Volume 4 College of William & Mary - Williamsburg, Virginia (VA) - September 24, 1976 (9/24/76) is in Very Good condition - close to Very Good/Like New overall. CD's (Disc 1, Disc 2, Disc 3) are in Very Good/Like New condition - close to Like New Near Mint! Condition, with a few very-faint marks/scratches on the CD's (please see photos).
Liner Notes (16-Page Booklet Insert) are in Very Good condition, with light-medium indentations (please see photos). CD Case (3-CD Quad-Fold) is in Very Good/Like New condition - close to Like New Near Mint! , with very-slight surface edge/corner wear (please see photos). This 3-CD Set has been very carefully stored inside protective plastic in my professional CD rack.
Please see all photos provided. Photos included are of the actual item you will receive. Dave's Picks Volume 4!
Please Note : A small Limited Edition number of 12,000 was decided on for each Volume (of 4) for this Inaugural 1st! Based on the initial pre-order quantities, I assume? Most likely it was done to encourage fast sales - and it certainly worked very well. This Volume 1 Inaugural 1st! So it is now Out of Print for good, and no more Sets will be manufactured for sale.
As you can well-imagine, these have been very quickly finding their ways into permanent' no-sell' collections. Due to the immediate popular demand, the " Season 2 " (2013) quantities were promptly raised to 13,000 units - " Season 3 " (2014) quantities were promptly raised to 14,000 units - " Season 4 " (2015) quantities were raised to 16,500 - " Season 7 " (2018) quantities were raised to 18,000 - " Season 8 " (2019) quantities were raised to 20,000... With this Series reaching 22,000! Units by " Season 9 " (2020). With these initial " Season 1 " (2012) releases being the lowest by far - at only 12,000 units (2012 Series : Volume 1 through Volume 4).The item "Grateful Dead Dave's Picks 4 Volume Four William & Mary 9/24/1976 Virginia 3 CD" is in sale since Thursday, May 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Music\CDs". The seller is "springfromnight1989" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.