Grateful Dead : Dave's Picks 23 Volume Twenty Three : Mac Court! McArthur Court' - University of Oregon Duck U. Eugene, Oregon (OR) : January 22, 1978 (1/22/1978) : 3 CD : 2017 (1978/2017) Grateful Dead Productions, Inc./ Rhino : Limited Edition Individually Numbered (of # 16500) : The Dead At Duck U. Featuring one of the Most-Creative! Grateful Dead' Segue-Transitions' of All-Time! Close Encounters Of The Third Kind!!! Indoors at the Very-Proud Home! Of the Mighty Oregon Fighting Ducks!! Ahhhhh, well - I guess my life is now... Sure wasn't expecting This! My spine is tingling just even' thinking' about this-one, and I haven't even listened to it recently either - at least over the last few... As I'll betcha my own' personal-count tally' on This-Show! I haven't been able to' properly-describe' This-Show for like 30-years now - and should I even try?? Dang, I just don't know. A completely-intimidating task, for all those who are already well " in the know " on This! So, Is This " The Best " Dead Show Ever? Does this Show offer " The Best " Garcia Axe work of All-Time? Hmmm, a bit of a dicey-start? Is this " The Best " Dead Show from 1978?
Does this Show offer one of the Hottest!!! Is there any better-place to see The Grateful Dead' Live' on Planet Earth - other than...
Is this my own personal-favorite Dead Show of All-Time? But with all-seriousness (well, you know - as much as I'm actually capable of) --- This-Show!!!
" It " single-handedly derailed my Entire Life well, you know.' derailed' meant in a' Grate-Way' - Ha!
And, I'm not kidding at all on this either - not-a-bit... The 90 Minute Analog Cassette Tape Maxell XL-II S!
I acquired way-back in the'80's - of this 1/22/78 Mac Court! It Forever-Changed My Life ahhh, yes. Or, to be a little bit more-specific here. " was actually how I picked - " My College! That, and of course " Animal House "!A " True-Story ", and I'm most-definitely sure you'll also remember The-Shirt quite well --- " COLLEGE ". I used to go to Duck Hoops Games even when they stunk!
- just-so I could' Look' at where Garcia did " It ". I used to even play hoops in there The Pit! - just so I could go & stand right-where Jerry did It. Hell, I used to even go &' clean-up' Mac Court after Ducks Hoops Games with the Oregon Ducks Lax Team - just so I could sit in all of the different levels & seats looking-on from the various / different glorious!
Just so I could admire time & time again where Jerry Did It! I even found a bag of dank in one of the aisles one time under a seat, after a game - I mean... I even went & saw Bob Dylan in there in the'90's (a few-times.), so I could closely hear exactly what the acoustics were like inside The Pit!!! - when Jerry did It. And, by " It " - you know, or will know real-soon just exactly what I'm talking about. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND!!! And, trust me I know' all-of-them' quite-well very-well Studied... Delivered with better timing & tempos? Are any of these others my own personal " All-Time " Dead Favorite?
Not to down any of them as if I would even think about doing that... But, here it is like 40-years later after Garcia " Bestowed " This-One! And I'm sitting here writing about it intensely & even a tad bit frustrated (40-years later) that I'm not even' nearly' achieving the Rightful-Justice! I could spend a whole lifetime trying and actually, I kinda have?? - and I still could-not do it near-justice.
There has never been a more' Creative' Guitar Player on Earth than Jerry Garcia. And 1/22/78 Mac Court is just yet' another' pinnacle-example of how he once again widens the gap, leaves the rest behind - and, for lack of a more " PC " way to say it?
Basically makes the rest of them eat his dust well, you know... I drove 3,000 miles once to just' look' at Mac Court once - to live by it & play in it - and on that drive. My buddy & I R. Just casually referred to Garcia as " The King Of Rock & Roll ". You know - something like...Let's listen to some Early-'80's King Of Rock & Roll next... I even went to Mac Court one time just to see the very-last Ducks vs.
UCLA Game inside The Pit! Just so I could once again... " look-right-it " where Jerry did It.
And I was quite pleased to even see Bill Walton in there too! He was probably' really' just doing the exact same thing I was Laser-Focus >>> Mac Court'78! - but, with the one big difference being that he also went to see the' Real-Thing'.
Eugene Sunday - back in'78!! I guess I've still got a lot of catching up to do?
There's nothing left to catch-up-to anymore? So, I just simply said to Bill - Hey Bill - I haven't seen you since'93 at Shoreline! " - as he stands there as " Honorary Game Captain in his Vintage U. And then replies So, Where've You Been? I just couldn't resist it.
What's Your Favorite Dead Song? You know, just a couple of Deadheads standing around On! Mac Court like 30-years later, just about a' Half-Court' away. From yep, you guessed it - Right-Where! A " Dave's Picks " that can't & won't be topped - Ever!
- at least to me & my humble Dead Fan ears. Oh, and too - I almost forgot to add... My favorite Ornament on my Christmas Tree is indeed - my Mac Court!
Can you actually believe it?? Recorded' Live' at the Very-Proud! Home of the Mighty Oregon Fightning Ducks!! - University of Oregon Duck U. " McArthur Court " - Eugene, Oregon (OR) - January 22, 1978 (1/22/1978).New Minglewood Blues Dire Wolf Cassidy Peggy-O El Paso Tennessee Jed Jack Straw Row Jimmy The Music Never Stopped. Terrapin Station > Drums > The Other One > Space >. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind!!
> Not Fade Away > Around And Around. Grateful Dead Dave's Picks 23 Volume Twenty Three Mac Court!McArthur Court' - University of Oregon! - Eugene, Oregon (OR) - January 22, 1978 (1/22/1978) Limited Edition / Individually Numbered Set (of 16,500) 3-CD Set is in Like New (Near Mint/Mint) condition - very close to new overall. The factory sealing shrink wrap has been severed on this 3-CD Set, but the CD Case has never been removed from inside the factory sealing shrink wrap. The CD's have never been played - and the CD Case, CD's & Liner Notes have never been touched (severed shrink only). This 3-CD Set has been Collected-Only!
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Please Note : This 3-CD Set is a Limited Edition Series (of # 14,000) Edition! A Grateful Dead " Dave's Picks " release series constantly growing in popularity... From 12,000 in 2012, to 13,000 in 2013, to 14,000 in 2014, to 16,500 in 2015... And 18,000 in 2018!! This item is in the category "Music\CDs".The seller is "springfromnight1989" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Portugal, Malta, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Australia, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, Estonia, Belgium, Finland, Bulgaria, Poland, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Canada, France, Germany, Latvia, Italy, Greece, Romania.