Limited Edition' Individually-Numbered' CD Set (of # 20,000) : Brand New / Factory Sealed! - in the Windy City! From 1979 at the Uptown Theatre! Snap-shot of a' Transitional-Period' Show delivering' Both' the Late-'70's Sound Past! - and the Early-'80's Sound!!
- Truckin' > Johnny B. Quite-often when there's Smoke! Grateful Dead' Live' - from the Uptown Theatre!The Bands " 9th " Show (of 17-Shows played) at the Fan-Favorite! Rustic downtown Chicago' performance-hall' type indoor Venue... Mighty-Impressively - from 1978 through 1981!!! And, being that this is indeed a Brent-Era! I mean - you've just GottaGrabIt!! And stick This-One most-comfortably inside your cherished Live Music! CD Collection for pretty-much Time To Come! But, at the same time - I'll be totally honest here too - about a long standing and' Self-Admitted'... 12/1/1979 Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh Show get pro-released in All! When I saw 12/3/79 (with a slight-touch of the 12/4/79 Show) get the' Call' for Dave's Picks 31?
I was sorta-kinda initially bummed just a' tad' little bit... Since now it might just take until what? - " Dave's Picks 62 "? - " Dave's Picks 131 "?- or " Dave's Picks 231 "? Until 12/1/79 gets Finally " Unleashed "?
But, I know, I know... Woulda, coulda, shoulda - and all of that jazz - Ha!!
To sit here and treat 12/3/79! - because there is Indeed! Some " Very-Fine "'79 Dead Muscle! - and, just one-look at the Set List itself! As you can quite-easily see the potential Hot-Spots!So, when I saw this one issued & the Way-Impressive Artistic Cover! - I said to myself' Two-Thoughts'...
First : What a Killer Cover! / then, second : But, Wait? Why are we using a Stellar Dragon!!! " Art - on a " Non-Mardi-Gras-Dead-Show Cover??
But, then the irony definitely got a little bit' thicker' too - as I slowly, but then totally-remembered 12/3/79 Uptown from my Dead-icated Analog! So, there's really no real " PC " way to say this or, even type it, I suppose? - so, I'll just put it this way... The " Dragon Cover " is pretty darn' appropriate' in hindsight actually with at least the' start' of this 12/3/79 Uptown Show - simply because...
If, you know what I mean & know what I'm saying here - which, I'm quite sure you do. But, this goes on only for the first 1/2 dozen Songs in the 1st Set - which, is obviously' debatable' + early Set II' moment(s)' as-well - but, at least that's where I'll just go ahead and draw-the-line on all that chatter. He's obviously just induced a bit too much, or we'll just say overindulged - from like Alabama > All Over Now-ish? - so, if hearing Jerry have a bit of trouble gripping the fret board on-time and in-tempo (like Jerry does) bothers you a bit? Just simply start Disc 1 on the Lazy Lightning!
- and then you're in for the Start of a pretty much Magic-Packed! - I'll also take the All Over Now and Jack-A-Roe! (prior) on-out - with the early/rare Country like' staccato-note' Intro! I'm not really sure quite why? A 5-song-straight Jerry fumble got selected for " pro-release "?
- as really anyone who has a good ear for Live-Dead music (and especially from this era) can hear with relative-ease that he's clearly struggling to get anywhere near to' on-the-mark' for his personally super-high standards (no-pun intended). So yeah - and in-addition-to the Lighting > Supp! Here's " Truly " where it's at!!! Early-Set' struggles here throughout, yet - still " Band-Solid " - Samson! Not to even mention the " Choice " Filler!
On Disc 3 from this same Uptown'79 run - from the very-next-night (12/4/79)... Estimated > Franklin's > Jam! And, just like on Set II of the 12/3 Show - the Boys sure start to' Grip-It & Rip-It!! And, if I had to pick a, or " The " Jerry-Moment!
On this 12/3/79 Show for myself? - I'm going to have to go with the Terrapin!! - which definitely makes having This-Show a completely " No-Brainer " obviously...
Just on that one-notion alone! But, as far as that old adage - or, will just call it that Good Ol'! Hey, I mean I gotta say... Sure seems the one overall to be truly' Holdin' the Lighter!
He's Feelin'-It Kind! " - he's also got the Chi-Town Wind from the " Phil-Zone! - Brent & Jerry sharing the groove! On & off throughout - and the Rhythm Devils!! To come too, just around the corner Comin' Around!
For the Good Ol' Grateful Dead!!! TRACK LISTING >>> Recorded' Live' at the Uptown Theatre in Chicago, Illinois (IL) on December 3, 1979 (12/3/1979) : Disc 1 : Alabama Getaway > Promised Land Brown-Eyed Women El Paso Ramble On Rose It's All Over Now Jack-A-Roe Lazy Lightning > Supplication Althea The Music Never Stopped.
Disc 2 : Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain Samson And Delilah Terrapin Station > Playing In The Band > Drums Disc 3 : Space > Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Wharf Rat > Truckin. Uptown Theatre - Chicago, Illinois (IL) - December 4, 1979 (12/4/1979) : Estimated Prophet > Franklin's Tower > Jam. Out of Print (2019 GDP / Rhino release) Grateful Dead Dave's Picks 31 Volume Thirty One Uptown Theatre - Chicago, Illinois (IL) - December 3, 1979 (12/3/1979) Limited Edition / Individually-Numbered Set (of # 20,000) 3-CD Set is Brand New / Factory Sealed! Please see all photos provided. Photos included are of the actual item you will receive.Grateful Dead Winter Tour'79!!! This Grateful Dead " Dave's Picks " release series has constantly growing in popularity... From 12,000 Limited Edition 3-CD Sets in 2012 - to 13,000 in 2013 - to 14,000 in 2014 - to 16,500 in 2015, 2016 & 2017 - to 18,000 in 2018 - and... To 20,000 in 2019!!
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