Installment of the Grateful Dead' Dave's Picks' Series 2012 - 2018 & Counting! Grateful Dead 1977 Fall Tour New York Night - at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena - on November 6th, 1977!!!
Did'77 Live-Dead Get Any-Better Than' This! & Does' Any' Live-Dead Get Any-Better Than This! Pondering this very-carefully now (for now well-over 30-years)..... But, This-One sure doesn't need any help from me.. The Grateful Dead - Broome Co.Arena - Binghampton, New York - 11/6/77!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, as I just Totally-Love-This. Mental-Notes' on This Grateful Dead MONSTERSHOW!!! For me personally over the last 30+ Years. And right here & now... I'm going to actually try to " Explain " this Show?? If I collected all of my tangible & intangible " notes " taken down & noted on This-One! Little pieces of scrap paper, tape cover backs, notebooks, trader lists, etc. I'd probably have Over-300!!! Those have pretty much' scattered' just about everywhere over the last Three-Decades Plus! As at least for me & Many-Other! Deadheads I've Known Since the'80's!
Isn't just a' Dead Show'... And, if you already know this Show (which, I'm just really-really hoping you already do - simply because life is short) - let's just put it two' quick' ways for starters... And, if you (very-likely) had the same A-/B+ Soundboard Tapes from the Late-'80s / Early'90's -- then yeah... Just common-sense here -- This-Show was' Selected' as the 25th! Dave's Picks Series release.So, kinda what I'm saying here... Is that this-means that Dave's Picks " 30 ", " 40 ", 50! So, you're going to have to left-turn, right-turn, back-up, or try & move-forward... Because I'm not really sure that 11/6/77 Binghamton!!! - I don't know, maybe? But, with that said & to me... I just can't really even go there myself. I mean let's put it like this... While 1/22/78 MacCourt The Pit!
Is my own personal' Favorite' Show for yes, many of my own crazy personal Dead Fan reasons... This 11/6/77 Binghamton Show is the one I personally consider The-Best!!! And too, I'd easily also go as far as saying from the' Entire' June 1976 to Winter/Spring 1979 (Post-Hiatus / Keith & Donna Era). And, let me also say - while I wasn't quite' always' there With Grate!
Thanks To >>> 11/5/77 Rochester - 10/12/77 Manor Downs - 10/2/77 Portland - 6/9/77 & 6/7/77 Winterland - 5/22/77 Pembroke Pines - 5/19/77 Atlanta - 5/15/77 St. Louis - 5/9/77 Buffalo - and yes, even... 5/8/77 Ithaca - and, maybe even I've missed a few here CT & Beantown May'77, etc. But, I think the part about & The Story! On just " How " I arrived to this " Official "'77 Dead' Conclusion' of mine here - is even kind of funnier.
And, trust me - as it's a True! I'll openly admit that the 5/19/77' Uncle John's' itself is personally-responsible for turning me into a Deadhead - when, I was just like a 14 or 15 year old kid.
And, when being that Deadhead Kid - I pretty much decided way-early on that " 1977 " was' easily' my favorite Dead-Year Question... But, is it still Here-Today??? - as I'll Just Take " The 5th "!! There wasn't too much'77 that I hadn't heard by the time I could actually drive.But, when I could finally drive like to Cap Centre & RFK Shows & such with a " Learner's Permit " - Ha! - I was actually driving down to a Cap Centre Show wow... And then - my Buddy R.
Right-here pretty much in full unison... This'77 Binghamton Show might just be The-Best! And then we so eloquently decided as young-kids asking openly for politically-correct Deadhead forgiveness in advance here - ha! - because I do actually love Donna-Dead overall --- You know, if you actually could just trade the' Sunrise' here in this 11/6/77 Binghamton Show - for one-of the' scarce' 1 of the Only-5!& switch the Set around accurately - to accommodate' The Dew! And from there on out, we always kind of joked about this. Like a 1/2 Decade later - I was doing a crazy-long Oregon > Bay Area East Bay!
- and having all of the time in the world to' Think' & Listen to 11/6/77 Binghamton! And, it goes just like this >>> You know... You don't even need-to-lose' Sunrise' - and you don't even need-to-add' The Dew!!!
Grateful Dead Show of 1977!!!!! So yeah - Done & Dusted!!! - at least for me. Like - check it off the list!!And I'm extra-proud of it now too - for sure, being that it is now Officially Dave's Picks 25! Because our thought on this was originally-born (by us) in like 1988/1989...
And' Finally' decided-upon (by me) in 1994/1995. That the Boys (& Gal) Flat-Out Prove! This claim we've made - from the 1/2 Step Mississippi' Show-Opener'!! This Binghamton Show is not-only Stellar!!
- but it is straight-up MEAN!!! Jerry Garcia just playing Out-Of-His-Mind!! In fact, this Show is just So-Nasty!!!
That I really hate to say it - but, it probably really could not have happened as a' West Coast' Dead Show. As just like 11/5 (Rochester) right before it... High-Energy East Coast style New York! And, let's not forget too...Jerry, Bobby, BK, Phil & Mick were probably still all thinking about The-Other - 5/2/70 Binghamton!!! - yeah, the one which Dick Latvala Himself! Liked to openly refer to as... The Show Of All Shows!!! So, I don't know Dick... If Binghamton'70 &'77 go head-to-head for 10-Rounds? Does'77 have a Fighting' Chance'?? I'll come right-out & say it... >>>>> Scarlet > Fire > Good Lovin' > St. Stephen > Drums > NFA > Rat > St. But, you know - to each their own...
We all know & respect-that always a must... But, at least to me & these humble Dead Fan ears of mine? Grateful Dead : Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena - Binghamton, New York (NY) : November 6, 1977 (11/6/1977). Fire On The Mountain >. Out of Print (2018 GDP / Rhino release) Grateful Dead Dave's Picks Volume 25 Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena - Binghamton, New York (NY) - 11/6/1977 (3-CD Set) Limited Edition' Individually-Numbered' 3-CD Set (of # 18,000) is in Like New Near Mint/Mint!
Condition - very-close to Brand New. 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 is Brand New minus the opened / severed shrink wrap mentioned, and it has been " Collected-Only " inside protective plastic in my professional CD rack. Please see all photos provided.Photos included are of the actual item you will receive. This 3-CD Set is a Limited Edition Series (of # 18,000) 2018 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, 2016 & 2017 - and... To 18,000 in 2018!