Dave's Picks 8 - Best sounding release to date

Dave's Picks 8 - Best sounding release to date

Postby Dozin » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:59 pm

Bar none!

Just a quick comment about Volume 8

Dave's first Matrix recording. Fox Theater, Atlanta Ga 11/30/80

As soon as I put the cd in my truck (which has a kick ass system) the fans started screaming and I was like wow the audience is really loud. The band bust into a nice Feel Like a Stranger opener. I crapped my pants that the crowd was still audible and the music was crystal clear. I must say, this is how a Dead show sounds like. I only listen to Stranger, Loser and Cassidy. I'm excited to bust out the axe tonight and play along to this one.


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Re: Dave's Picks 8 - Best sounding release to date

Postby Laytonco » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:03 pm

I just got mine and haven't opened it yet. I guess I know what I'm listening to on the way to Boulder tonight!

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Re: Dave's Picks 8 - Best sounding release to date

Postby jester536 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:56 am

I've listened to the whole thing. the wife was out last Saturday morning so I cranked up the Drums Space sequence...she likes the Dead but she has her limits! I'm with you...the sound is really amazing...These things started out sounding great but it stands to reason that they would just get better at them. Volume 9 is Missoula, Montana...only Montana show ...it will be a must purchase for me.
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Re: Dave's Picks 8 - Best sounding release to date

Postby rugger » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:58 pm

Dozin wrote:Bar none!

Just a quick comment about Volume 8

Dave's first Matrix recording. Fox Theater, Atlanta Ga 11/30/80

As soon as I put the cd in my truck (which has a kick ass system) the fans started screaming and I was like wow the audience is really loud. The band bust into a nice Feel Like a Stranger opener. I crapped my pants that the crowd was still audible and the music was crystal clear. I must say, this is how a Dead show sounds like. I only listen to Stranger, Loser and Cassidy. I'm excited to bust out the axe tonight and play along to this one.


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I recently ran across a matrix show on the archive from 7/16/76 and I was surprised, like you, by the high level of the audience combined with the pristine soundboard of the band. It looks like they are doing a 50/50 mix aud/sdbd with these. It's really great to hear the audience clapping along to the music. It really puts you there so to speak.

So it looks like Dave's Picks Vol. 8 is sold out. Do they release these digitally?

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Re: Dave's Picks 8 - Best sounding release to date

Postby jester536 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:30 pm

They've got to get this figured out. They sell out very quickly...but there are apparently a large number bought strictly for resale on eBay at a much higher price. There are some dirt bags out there making money off of Dave's Picks and screwing true fans. Don't know what the solution is.
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Re: Dave's Picks 8 - Best sounding release to date

Postby James-T » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:54 pm

It's a sweet release. That era had some spectacular shows, albeit they were usually one out of 6 or 7 or so shows. That's what got you hooked on touring, searching for that magical one!

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Re: Dave's Picks 8 - Best sounding release to date

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Re: Dave's Picks 8 - Best sounding release to date

Postby Dozin » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:21 pm

I'm really impressed with the vocals on this recording. You can just about hear them breathing into the mics. The drums and bass sound phenomenal too.
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Re: Dave's Picks 8 - Best sounding release to date

Postby James-T » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:03 pm

Listening to this thing in became apparent the need for a matrix mix. There's a brutal cut after The Wheel where the board tape drops out. I have to say I've heard better audience tapes. They made pretty good hype about the Matrix recording to offload a flawed SBD recording. There's another Dave's picks just like that from 74. They must be hitting the bottom of full un-flawed SBD's.

Still its a great show and good quality! :smile:

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