Grateful Dead : Dave's Picks 8 Volume Eight : Fox Theatre - Atlanta Georgia (GA) - November 30, 1980 (11/30/1980) : 3 CD : 2013 (1980/2013) Grateful Dead Productions, Inc. / Rhino (GDP / Rhino) : Limited Edition Individually-Numbered Set (of # 13000) : Very Rare!! Of'80's Grateful Dead!!
Delivered by the Limited Edition (of # 13,000) " Dave's Picks " Series... Straight from the Fox Theatre! - on the 1980 G. Now we are Talkin', right?Three Cheers for'80's G. Is the ballpark that this fan just-loves to play in.
And this' Pick' - I must admit... It caught me a bit by surprise! Considering that a few of the recent releases in this now 2-Year Young Series!Were along the lines of the must-have / no-brainer category in a good way, naturally... Examples being the'77 Mosque - Richmond,'74 Hartford - CT,'76 William & Mary - VA,'73 UCLA - CA, and'78 Normal - IL. In a very-very good way. I actually tracked this' group' of Shows down from this Fall/Winter run decades ago, because both the logistics & circumstances were very-interesting - and usually in the world of Live Grateful Dead?
When there is' Strange', and/or' Interesting'... And with this run - it is totally the case. Keep in mind, that this was really a 4-Show Tour in November'80 - right through the Southland, and it all happened exclusively in Florida & Georgia - with this 11/30/80 Show being the only performance that was non-Florida!
Considering what the Band did down there in that region - specifically in 1977, and even'73,'85,'88 &'89 as well? Point being, this is exactly-why I tracked these down, way-back in the day... You know, just " Searchin' For The Sound "!!! And on this November'80 run - they were indeed!Finding that Good'Ol Groove - but, in a' Go To Heaven' infused & power-packed way. This string of Shows followed Eight (8)!
Shows at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC, where as you well know - the Band delivered both Electric & Acoustic sets, really - for the 1st big time since 1970! When you play guitar, no matter who you are - generally, when you switch back & forth from Electric & Acoustic... It is the Acoustic that keeps your hands both honest, and strong. Switch back to Electric - and your chomps are tight & have room to fly! You can feel that in this run, without question...That five letter word that every Deadhead loves >>> Tight!!!!! The 11/26/80 Show was in Pembroke Pines, FL, the 11/28/80 Show was in Lakeland, FL, the 11/29/80 was at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, FL - at Alligator Alley!
And then the' Tour Closer'? A pretty place, with solid acoustic sound in the room... To put it plainly, this is one of those' types' of beautiful & rustic venues - with some serious History!- that as a musician... It just makes you want to Deliver! While you & your crew are on stage, doing your thing. And the Grateful Dead on this November'80 night? Set I sends a clear message, that this is a night that will do more than just count - right out of the gate with a hot, slinky & groovy! Then Loser, Cassidy & Ramble On - with Garcia meaning business! And next - a Little Red Rooster that might even have Mick Jagger himself, tip his Devil's Cap to the Grateful Dead!
Then - - - the 1st' Electric' Bird Song since 1973 gets unleashed!!! And soon after, the'80's set staple gets played close to perfection - in Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance...Into, you guessed it - a gritty rough & tumble Deal!!! Well, a few moments in here do indeed border on not just Classic - but near-Legendary moments... Specifically, in the Scarlet > Fire! Right straight of the gate.
In fact, the' transition' - with Phil's attack! Has always been a focal-point among fans in my days, as they collectively get-after this one, hammer-down style! There is cat & mouse everywhere - and at times it even sounds like the mouse might have even gotten the cat!!
However, no counting the chips at this point - as a big-league Samson! To deliver - you bet... A' Sunday Sermon' for Hot-lanta! Then, just shortly around the corner - it's more G.The main ten gets toggled, and the five-finger count? A nothing short of Massive! Bobby Weir-charged Playing In The Band, which is beyond note-worthy, and is truly a candidate for the' Playin'' of the'80 Year! - right up there with 5/11/80 - 9/2/80 - 6/21/80 - 9/6/80 - 12/13/80, at least to the ears of this humble Dead Fan.
The Wheel > Around & Around > Johnny B. Goode to close it up for the night... And, to finish & make certain that all Fan & Band too Smiles!! And Uncle John's Band Encore! Which has a slight-tinge of the same exact beauty as the Legendary!5/17/1977 Uncle John's played at the Fox, just 3 1/2 years prior. This is a 3-CD Set to treasure, not only in the contents - but in the decision-making of the sound, balance, channel-separation, etc. Yes, as here we again have a complete G. Let's keep the fingers collectively-crossed for a some more of this'80's G. See, you give a fan a little - and they want a lot... Hey, it's in our blood... Grateful Dead' Live' at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia (GA) on November 30th, 1980 (11/30/1980) : Disc 1.
Out of Print (2013 GDP / Rhino release) Grateful Dead Dave's Picks 8 : Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia (GA), November 30, 1980 (11/30/80) 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 (16-Page Booket Insert) are in Like New (Near Mint/Mint) condition. CD Case (3-CD Quad-Fold) is in Like New (Near Mint/Mint) condition (please see photos).Please see all photos provided. Photos included are of the actual item you will receive. This item is in the category "Music\CDs". The seller is "springfromnight1989" and is located in this country: US.
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