Grateful Dead : Dave's Picks 18 Volume Eighteen : Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco, California (CA) : July 16 & 17, 1976 (7/16/1976 - 7/17/1976) : 3 CD : Limited Edition' Individually-Numbered' Set (of # 16,500) : 2016 (1976/2016) Grateful Dead Productions, Inc. / Rhino (GDP / Rhino) :'76 Summer Tour Live-Dead!!! To the Bay Area at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre - on the 1976 Summer Tour!!! I mean just simply do your Historical Calendar and even Dead Base math!
On this one, and you will quickly-know just exactly where Your! Right on top of the Home Turf!Of the Good Ol' New! Grateful Dead - on July 16 & 17, 1976 - at San Francisco's Beautiful! On the'76 Summer Tour - just shortly-after their Mid-'70's group " Hiatus ". And so-ready to Rock & Roll!!!
To the Gateway of yet Another! Era period -- 1976 > 1977!!!
To deliver Live Rock & Roll - in a brand new, and arguably even " new & improved " Live G. Some Fans even prefer'76 to'77, as most of the main points tend to deal with a little more' freshness' - set lists a little bit less settled into - and, for lack of a better way to' say' it... Just a tad more up-tempo' pop' &' punch' attack of the beats throughout 2nd Sets, and' especially' through 1st Sets. And though'77 might definitely have'76 one-upped on the " Silky-Smooth ", it also might have it a bit more on the Disco-Dead side... But, down to sheer personal opinion - it's just splitting hairs, and getting down to the real nitty gritty.
Personally, I wouldn't all together " trade "'76 for'77 - but... There are indeed a number of'76 Shows that do crack the'77 " Top-25 " List with ease. And, fortunately for us today - well-over 40-Years!
Let out of the Vault!! -- and, I'm most certainly glad to stand behind the fact that this-run is indeed one of the few & the proud'77 " Top 25 " crackers. Both the Boston & S. Orpheum Shows got so-much " tape trader " circulation time - back in the'80's &'90's Era...Simply because not only are these Shows so stand-out - but, also because better & better Soundboard copies continues to trickle down. All the way until the Mid/Late-'90's Era - where I personally finally found the copies that I considered The-Bomb! So, needless to say - I was all eyebrows-up when I saw that this one was going to come down the pro-release circuit pipeline in this Limited Edition 3-CD format... With the first question I asked myself being -- Wow... Are they going to make these Shows Tapes! What makes me the Happiest of all here - is that this question was so-solidly answered, and then some. 7/16/76 & 7/17/76 freshly in your Music Collection arsenal - you can now even consider giving' staple' like releases a momentary peaceful rest such as... Cow Palace'76 - Spirit Of'76 - Dick's Picks 33 - Dave's Picks 4 - etc. And Everyone is completely spot-on, with you-know-who Jerry. Never even coming close to missing an up-beat, down-beat, while just consistently surfing the horizon-edge of every single attack-spot & jam-pocket like a surfer on a tidal wave. It should also be noted that where you might think there are some timing mis-communications, or musical flubs, basically... From a pure & simple lack of playing together (lately) in the holistic " Rhythm " of the Drums-meets-Base-meets-Bobby Guitar - there is really nothing " off " at all - and any musician worth their weight in Rock & Roll will tell you straight-up...
Hands-down one of the most important Grateful Dead releases here of the Post " Hiatus " Era 1974 - 1976 (roughly) - without any question... And coming right to You! - through your headphones, into your ears - and completely-deeply straight into your Mind & Soul... Or, as I should probably more-appropriately say -- channeled right-into your' Dead-Head'!!!Comes A Time > Drums > Other One! > Space > Eyes > Other One!! Being there just must have been something-else for those fortunate enough to be inside these Summer'76 SF Orpheum Shows... And, just as usual - I'm still waiting for all of these silly repairs on that Good Ol' Grateful Dead " Time-Machine "! --- Give me the Keys... - 7/16/76 & 7/17/76 S. TRACK LISTING >>> Recorded' Live' at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, California (CA) on July 16 & 17, 1976 (7/16/1976 & 7/17/1976) : Disc 1 : July 17, 1976 (7/17/1976) >>> Promised Land Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo Mama Tried Deal New Minglewood Blues Peggy-O Big River Sugaree Johnny B. Goode Samson And Delilah Disc 2 : July 17, 1976 (7/17/1976) >>> Comes A Time > Drums > The Other One > Space > Eyes Of The World > Jam > The Other One > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > One More Saturday Night U. Blues Disc 3 : July 17, 1976 (7/17/1976) >>> Not Fade Away July 16, 1976 (7/16/1976) >>> Big River Brown-Eyed Women Looks Like Rain The Music Never Stopped Scarlet Begonias U. Blues Item Condition : This Rare Out of Print (2016 GDP / Rhino release) Grateful Dead Dave's Picks 18 Volume Eighteen Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco, California (CA) - July 16 & 17, 1976 (7/16,17/1976) Limited Edition / Numbered Set (of 16,500) 3-CD Set is in Like New condition.
CD's (Disc 1, Disc 2 & Disc 3) are in Like New Near Mint/Mint! Liner Notes (Photo Booklet Insert) are in Like New Near Mint/Mint!
CD Case (3-CD Quad-Fold) is in Like New Near Mint/Mint! Please see all photos provided. Photos included are of the actual item you will receive.