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Springfield Civic Center
Springfield, MA
3/28/73
 
 
 
 
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Daveís Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - Grateful Dead - New release

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Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73

A comment about the mix. Jerry is very dominate in the mix and he does sound great; vocally and his guitar has excellent tone. The right channel does sound louder that makes the left channel hard to hear at times. Keith is very low in the mix too. That aside, the sound is good for a two track recording. 

The early 1973 featured show is quite long. The first show of the year, seven songs were debuted at their Palo Alto, CA concert. This show includes six of those tracks, some older classics, a heavy dose of country classics, three Chuck Berry songs, and a for the ages jam with "Dark Star" as the centerpiece.  

A lot of strong moments. The first set spans much more than the first disc. I thought that the opener, "Cumberland Blues" is quite enjoyable; very loose as they warm up as Jerry hits that Bakersfield feel spot on, ala Garcia. During the second song, "Here Comes Sunshine" the band gets really out of synch during a segment; otherwise a good listen. Phil leads us through "Box of Rain" and Jerry seems to be using a slide and is mimicking a pedal steel solo, I didn't find it too successful, but still always nice to hear this classic. The next song, when they play "Row Jimmy" the lack of slide is a plus, which is commonplace in latter versions. I thought "Around and Around" was a nice listen.

As the set continues on the second disc, it is all good. The country tunes sound better than usual at this show and Donna's take on You Ain't Woman Enough" ain't too shabby, followed by some excellent singing by Bobby leading us through "Looks Like Rain." The set closer is one of the best non 1974 versions of "China Cat Sunflower" > "I Know You Rider" complete with a Feeling Groovy jam. 

For the eight second set songs on disc two a few comments, "Loose Lucy" Jerry is having a blast singing the ending coda and the fun he is having really shines through. Two of the big names, "Stella Blue," and "Mississippi Half Step" are good, but both of these songs would mature into classics. Don't expect a "77" Half Step or '78 "Stella." 

The third disc is a large dose mind bending jams. A little taste of "Weather Report Suite Prelude" starts things off. The "Dark Star" is free flowing and it takes quite some time to get to the vocals, and the build to the lyrics was smooth. The "Eyes of the World" is plenty long, but is a bit shorter than the early 1973 versions. Quite rare to follow what preceded with a 15 minute "Playing in the Band." 

Selecting a few tracks for a play list: "Cumberland Blues," and the end the first set: "You Ainít Woman Enough"  "Looks Like Rain," "China Cat Sunflower" > "I Know You Rider."

The second spring 1973 release is a welcome addition. That is a hard release to dethrone capturing almost two complete shows, but this is a classic for sure.   

by Barry Small
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Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73

Disc 1
1. Cumberland Blues [6:08]
2. Here Comes Sunshine [8:47]
3. Mexicali Blues [3:42]
4. Wave That Flag [5:39]
5. Beat It On Down The Line [3:25]
6. Loser [7:09]
7. Jack Straw [4:59]
8. Box Of Rain [4:57]
9. They Love Each Other [6:03]
10. El Paso [4:50]
11. Row Jimmy [8:41]
12. Around And Around [5:24]
13. Brown-Eyed Women [5:13]

Disc 2
1. You Ainít Woman Enough [5:17]
2. Looks Like Rain [7:36]
3. China Cat Sunflower> [8:54]
4. I Know You Rider [5:19]
5. Promised Land [3:12]
6. Loose Lucy [7:04]
7. Me And My Uncle [4:12]
8. Donít Ease Me In [3:23]
9. The Race Is On [3:13]
10. Stella Blue [7:34]
11. Big River [4:38]
12. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:51]

Disc 3
1. Weather Report Suite Prelude> [3:09]
2. Dark Star> [31:46]
3. Eyes Of The World> [12:51]
4. Playing In The Band [15:27]
5. Johnny B. Goode [3:51]
Daveís Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - Grateful Dead - New release
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Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - drums
Keith Godchaux - Keyboards
Donna Godchaux - vocals

Daveís Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - Grateful Dead - New release
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3 Disc set
Limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Recorded by Kidd Candelario 
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: November 1, 2015

This product sold out the first day or two of announcement.


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Daveís Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - Grateful Dead - New release

From the Grateful Dead website

We're wrapping up the 2015 Dave's Picks series with a real whopper! That's right, Dave's Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - the show that nearly didn't happen - is packed with 30 songs and lengthy ones to boot. As liner note scribe Dennis McNally claims this one's got a "classic 1973 'problem': almost too much good material... they simply did not know how to stop." From the rare "Cumberland Blues" opener barreling into a first set packed with new-at-the-time tunes to an unparalleled second set sequence of "Weather Report Suite">a massively beautiful atonal 31-minute "Dark Star">"Eyes of the World">"Playing In the Band" - an atypical show closer with its extreme energy - we are certain you will agree that this one's bountiful.

Recorded by Kidd Candelario and mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman, Dave's Picks Vol. 16 ships out November 1st. Like all our 2015 Dave's Picks releases, it's also limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies - and these have been known to sell out in matter of days - so you'll want to grab a copy while you can!

Daveís Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - Grateful Dead - New release

Introducing Dave's Picks

The New Limited Edition Numbered Archival Series

What happens when you take the spirit of Dick's Picks and combine it with the very best aspects of Road Trips? Dave's Picks! Esteemed archivist, vaultmeister, and all-around Dead fiend David Lemieux will curate the finest unreleased shows from the master tapes, brought to life with HDCD sonics by Jeffrey Norman, period photos, and informative liner notes. All four CD releases in 2012 will be limited to 12,000 individually numbered copies and each will come in a digipak printed on Orford stock. The entire packaging, including the trays, will be made of 100% recycled and PCW materials. Here's a sneak peek of the packaging


From the Grateful Dead website
Jack Straw may have been from Wichita but the Grateful Dead only played there once and what a show it was! Whether the band knew they would only have one shot to show the "Doo-dah" city what they were all about, we just don't know but they sure did nail it. Dick's Picks producer Dick Latvala initially considered this one for release and with a single listen, you'll know why. From the epic 90-minute 16-song first set to super tight ditties from the massively popular Workingman's Dead and American Beauty albums and newly minted Europe '72 classics like "He's Gone," "Brown-Eyed Women," and "China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider," you're bound to agree. Lest we forget to mention the great sounding tapes and excellent acoustics at the Century II Convention Hall. (Oh, and as a little bonus, we've thrown in the best of the bunch from Oklahoma City 11/15/72!)

Mastered in HDCD from the original soundboard recordings produced by Owsley Stanley, with fresh artwork from Tony Millionaire (and his little dog too), and liner notes from original handbill artist and then first-time Grateful Dead concert attendee Gary Houston, this sonic adventure is one to cross off the old bucket list.

Daveís Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - Grateful Dead - New release
Daveís Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - Grateful Dead - New release