Grateful Dead : Dave's Picks 21 Volume Twenty One : April 2, 1973 (4/2/1973) - Boston Garden - Boston, Massachusetts (MA) : 3 CD : 2017 (1973/2017) Grateful Dead Productions, Inc. / Rhino (GDP / Rhino) - R2 557452 : Limited Edition' Individually-Numbered Set' Limited Edition (of # 16500) : Very-Rare! - from the Good Ol' Boston Garden!!! Thirty-Four (34) Tracks of Straight-Up'73 G. And, more importantly - the Very-First!Taste' of " Spring " Tour'73... Seen Pro-released from that Oh, So-Precious... Time to' Reel' Your Face! I mean - better get out Your-Headphones!
& don't just stand there Dreamin'!! So, I have indeed just freshly-indulged in This-One!And, with digital remastering of this quality - quite frankly... I feel as if I have just had a' similar' experience to listening to Stanford - Maples Pavillion'73 for the Very-1st! 2/9/73 - was the show for me among many-others, obviously... , when I first found the Good Ol' Grateful Dead. I acquired it in like the 1st traded batch of like 25-ish analog cassettes, and I just could not stop playing it...
In the stereo, car, school, work... And even in the yellow Sony Walkman! I mean you know, to properly' date' myself & all... This is a nothing-short of Amazing! Dead Show - which delivered 34-Songs Live!!!Talk about getting your Dead Ticket torn, and settling in for like a Quarter-Day... I had a tape of this Show, with two-tales of SQ - both Soundboard, but most definitely' varying' - and, to really make it a " back-shelfer "... It was only a 90-minute tape. So, I've a bit of a taste indeed, but not like this...
Because I must openly admit, I don't reach for'73 (like I used to), and if I do - probably like most - I'm reaching for the Fall / Winter (& mostly' Winter') 1973 G. I'll be the first to admit that I could listen to Dick's Picks 1, Dick's Picks 14 w/ 2-Dew(s)!!
, and the 1973 Winterland Complete Recordings, etc.. and with that, I'm all good. But, honestly - this one has got me thinking seriously about going on a little Spring'73 Hunt!
Because there is just so much going on. - I mean you-can't-beat-That! With that clean &' twangy' tone -- almost like a Fender Infomercial for the advertisement of going with the Maple! I mean sure, it's Jerry - it's Silverface Twin! - and there are Mac Power Amps just Fueling up the Fire...But, when listening to This? - it feels like even the corner upper deck caverns of the the Boston Garden were chocked full of Deadheads with freshly-blown Minds! With clean-tone attack, after Clean!
And too, it has to be said as well... Talk about the " Phil Zone "!!! - as there are so-many moments where he is an equivalent string-section player with Garcia! - and the cat & mouse games that go on are just simply...As the " Cosmic Glue " is most-certainly flowin'. Throw pretty-much " perfect " drum time-keeping in this mix too...
And you've got s pretty darn Mean! A special'73 Spring Tour batch here, for sure... At the Good Ol' Boston Garden!!! Because as we all well-know...Clean-tone & timing Live Rock & Roll Perfection! As if you were Recording in a Studio! And feeling free too, to push the envelopes & musical boundaries at will, when the pockets present themselves.
Just like on this 4/2/73 Show at the Good Ol' Boston Garden... Playing In The Band close to 16-minutes! Of it - and H. There is indeed an' underrated' China > Rider!On here, and the Greatest Story! Wow, as it's making it's argument to be the'Greatest' Story!! - and is real-bluesy, too!! - and as for China Doll?? All I can say is... You'll want to put this one in your Multi-Disc Changer... And then just leave it there for a while!
And too, as I also always like to say when, appropriate... As This-One is just That-Good, and it's just That-Clean... TRACK LISTING >>> Grateful Dead recorded' Live' at Boston Garden - Boston, Massachusetts (MA) on April 2, 1973 (4/2/1973) : Disc 1 : Set I : Promised Land Deal Mexicali Blues Brown-Eyed Women Beat It On Down The Line Row Jimmy Looks Like Rain Wave That Flag Box Of Rain Big River China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider You Ain't Women Enough Jack Straw Disc 2 : Don't Ease Me In Playing In The Band Set II : Ramble One Rose Me And My Uncle Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo Greatest Story Ever Told Loose Lucy El Paso Stella Blue Around And Around Disc 3 : Here Comes Sunshine > Jam > Me And Bobby McGee > Weather Report Suite : Prelude > Eyes Of The World > China Doll Sugar Magnolia Casey Jones Encore : Johnny B. Out of Print (2017 GDP / Rhino release) Grateful Dead Dave's Picks Vol.21 - 4/2/1973 Boston Garden - Boston, Massachusetts (MA) - Limited Edition #'ed 3-CD Set (of # 16,500) is in Like New condition. CD's (Disc 1, Disc 2, Disc 3) are in Like New (Near Mint/Mint) condition (please see photos).
Liner Notes (8-Page Insert Booklet) are in Like New (Near Mint/Mint) condition (please see photos). CD Case (3-CD Quad-Fold) is in Like New (Near Mint/Mint) condition (please see photos). This CD Set has been played very carefully only one-time, and has been stored very carefully inside protective plastic in my professional CD rack. Please see all photos provided.Photos included are of the actual item you will receive. Grateful Dead'73 Spring Tour!! -' Live' at the Good Ol' Boston Garden!!