Grateful Dead : Dave's Picks 4 Volume Four : College of William & Mary - Williamsburg, Virginia (VA) : September 24, 1976 (9/24/76) : 3 CD : Limited Edition Individually-Numbered Set (of # 12000) : 2012 (1976/2012) Grateful Dead Productions, Inc. / Rhino (GDP / Rhino) : Out of Print!Recorded' Live' at The College of William & Mary! On the'76 Fall Tour!! " Call " straight-from the cherished Vault here folks!
The Grateful Dead only graced William & Mary College four (4) times ever... And fittingly, due to the actual size of this relatively intimate Venue - the final show that took place in 1978 was indeed all she wrote. Ahhhhh yes - the " Small-College Circuit Days "! I myself even at one time lived in Southern Virginia for a short while, and if you have ever been to either William & Mary and/or the rustic-Historic city of Williamsburg...Then you have a nice-handle of just how Sweet! This town would have been for the road touring Dead-Faithful to descend upon - and...
Especially in the Mid-'70's! Well, the Band pretty much struck Live-Gold!
At every show they played at William & Mary through the years (9/11/73 - 9/12/73 - 9/24/76 - 4/15/78) - and I certainly pride myself on the fact that I have indeed heard every note of these fine'70's Shows! Even though yes, it did require listening to a few " raspy " (at best) audience recordings originally in the Late'80's & Early'90's. Well, this remastering job is Pristine!As you just might expect with this growing " Dave's Picks " Series... Then you have already been fortunate enough to hear the Playin' > Supplication > Playin' throw-down that is included on Disc 2 of this Set! This is Big-Time Late-'76 G. Here, no doubt - and it really does show where'77 was headed.
To me & my ears, you get a little more of the up-beat & jumpy'within' the smooth... Where as by the time Spring of'77 rolled around, you got a little more of the silky-smooth, way far-out & pretty much Galactic! Strong 1st Set material worthy of noting in the forms of Deal - Cassidy - Sugaree - & Big River. And the Set 2 stuff just gets off-the-charts - and indeed makes this pro-release a must-have in my humble Dead Fan opinion...
The Playin' > Supplication > Playin' (as mentioned) - Samson - Loser, and of course Help > Slip! > Franklin's > Drums > Slip! It should also be noted that the Stella Blue is especially pretty, as Garcia certainly digs real-deep. Both the Around & U.
Blues deliver some nice hot-pop for the outro, definitely allowing the Deadhead / College! Crowd to walk-off campus feeling just-fine!! And, last but not least..... One of the most-vital reasons to hear & own this one is very simple - so, I hope this serves as a friendly reminder! This is indeed " The Show " that happened the night-before the Legendary 9/25/76 Cap Centre MD!
Night, and just 4-nights before the Massive 9/28/76 Syracuse (NY) Show! So now you can see where I'm heading here, right? If you loved Dick's Picks 20 - just as much (or even more) than the rest of us... Need to capture this 9/24/76 William & Mary release as it was indeed the' Alpha' to these other familiar two' Omegas' on this Lightning-Hot!
Fall Tour 1976 East Coast run. You've got to hear my Supplication!!!!!! Smokin'-Hot'76 Grateful Dead... Right inside the' Home-Turf' of the William & Mary " Griffin "!!! Classsssic Mid-'70's Live-Dead!
TRACK LISTING >>> Grateful Dead recorded' Live' at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (VA) on September 24, 1976 (9/24/76) : Disc 1 : Promised Land Deal Cassidy Sugaree Looks Like Rain Row Jimmy Big River Tennessee Jed Disc 2 : Playing In The Band > Supplication > Playing In The Band Might As Well Samson And Delilah Loser New Minglewood Blues Disc 3 : Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower > The Music Never Stopped > Stella Blue Around And Around U. Out of Print (2012 GDP / Rhino release) Dave's Picks Volume 4 College of William & Mary - Williamsburg, Virginia (VA) - September 24, 1976 (9/24/76) is in Like New Near Mint/Mint! CD's (Disc 1, Disc 2, Disc 3) are in Like New (Near Mint/Mint) condition (please see photos).Liner Notes (16-Page Booklet Insert) 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). " Collector's Grade " Like New Near Mint/Mint! Condition set, which has been very-carefully preserved.
Please see all photos provided. Photos included are of the actual item you will receive. Dave's Picks Volume 4! Please Note : A small Limited Edition number of 12,000 was decided on for each Volume (of 4) for this Inaugural 1st! Based on the initial pre-order quantities, I assume?Most likely it was done to encourage fast sales - and it certainly worked very well. This Volume 1 Inaugural 1st! So it is now Out of Print for good, and no more Sets will be manufactured for sale.
As you can well-imagine, these have been very quickly finding their ways into permanent' no-sell' collections. Due to the immediate popular demand, the " Season 2 " (2013) quantities were promptly raised to 13,000 units - " Season 3 " (2015) quantities were promptly raised to 14,000 units - " Season 4 " (2015) quantities were raised to 16,500... With this Series reaching 18,500! Units by " Season 7 " (2018).
With these initial " Season 1 " (2012) releases being the lowest by far - at only 12,000 units (2012 Series : Volume 1 through Volume 4). This item is in the category "Music\CDs".
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