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Orpheum Theatre,  7/17/76
San Francisco, CA 
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Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 - Grateful Dead - New release

Dave's Picks Vol. 18
Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76

I was very impressed with the featured concert from 1976. 

The mix of release offers up Jerry's guitar and Keith's keyboard most dominant. Bobby is low in the mix, especially when Keith is playing hard. Phil comes through nice, very nice, as do the vocals. With Bobby's guitar low in the mix it often reminds me of listening to the Jerry Garcia Band with Keith in the band; the '76 - 78 era. That is a good thing, because I love that period, Jerry and Keith throwing melodies off of each other. 

As for the performance, I thought it was superb. Because of the mix all the renditions were really nice listens. 

Right off the start Phil's bass comes blasting out of the speakers and thumping. An aggressive Phil is usually a sign of a great night. The guitar solo during "Deal" was really nice, not the long drawn out versions, but concise and really melodic. The "Half-Step" does not have the full maturity of the 1977 monster versions, but this sounds wonderful. Phil hits some low notes at just the right times adding dynamics and accents.

The second set had some gems. Jerry sings a great "Comes a Time," but it gets really interesting during the outro jam. It is one of those jams where they weave back and fourth between songs and you're not really sure what they are playing, is it "Comes a Time"? "Eyes of the World" No it's "The Other One." The Phil intro. They weave teases, jams, "Eyes of the World," and split "The Other One." There is a tease a bit of the "Eyes" jam that they used to do pre-retirement. Special. Then some rock and roll to end the set. 

A double encore. A strong U.S. Blues. Starting disc 3 is a really long "Not Fade Away." There is plenty of time remaining with disc three. A large portion of the previous evenings concerts fill it up. Great stuff indeed. Certainly the set closer of "The Music Never Stopped" > "Scarlet Begonias" is the highlight, but all of it is solid. It was so good it has me longing for the first five songs of the first set that could not fit due to space. 

For subscribers the bonus disc include the second set.


Grade A

 
Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 - Grateful Dead - New release

Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 - Grateful Dead - New release
Track List

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Dave's Picks Volume 18: 
Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76

Disc 1
1. Promised Land [4:37]
2. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:42]
3. Mama Tried [3:04]
4. Deal [5:03]
5. New Minglewood Blues [4:58]
6. Peggy-O [9:14]
7. Big River [6:23]
8. Sugaree [11:30]
9. Johnny B. Goode [4:24]
10. Samson And Delilah [7:41]

Disc 2
Set 2
1. Comes A Time [16:00]
2. Drums [1:39]
3. The Other One [5:46]
4. Space [10:00]
5. Eyes Of The World [7:37]
6. Jam[7:21]
7. The Other One [3:36]
8. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:10]
9. One More Saturday Night [6:12]

Encore

10. U.S. Blues [7:16]

Disc 3

Encore
1. Not Fade Away [14:26]

Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/16/76

Set1

1. Not Fade Away [14:26]
2. Big River [7:02]
3. Brown-Eyed Women [5:50]
4. Looks Like Rain [7:35
5. Peggy-O [9:19]
6. The Music Never Stopped [5:53]
7. Scarlet Begonias [10:56]

Encore
8. U.S. Blues [6:33]

Bonus disc for subscriptions
Playing In The Band [3:05] > Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey [12:53] > Cosmic Charlie [8:04] ; Samson And Delilah [6:53] ; Spanish Jam [9:12] > Drums [3:50] > The Wheel [6:47] > Space Jam [3:24] > Playing In The Band Reprise [2:25] > Around And Around [7:08] % High Time [8:45] % Sugar Magnolia [9:47] 

Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 - Grateful Dead - New release
Musicians:       

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Grateful Dead
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

Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 - Grateful Dead - New release
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Limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: May 1, 2016

Listening Party

"Comes A Time"
"Scarlet Begonias"
"Samson and Delilah"

 

From deadlists.com

Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76

One - Cold Rain And Snow [7:17] % Cassidy [4:14] ; Deal [4:39] % Mama Tried [2:42] % Row Jimmy [9:14] % Big River [6:13] % Brown Eyed Women [4:36] % Looks Like Rain [6:54] % Peggy-O [8:08] ; The Music Never Stopped [5:48] > Scarlet Begonias [10:07]
Two - Playing In The Band [3:05] > Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey [12:53] > Cosmic Charlie [8:04] ; Samson And Delilah [6:53] ; Spanish Jam [9:12] > Drums [3:50] > The Wheel [6:47] > Space Jam [3:24] > Playing In The Band Reprise [2:25] > Around And Around [7:08] % High Time [8:45] % Sugar Magnolia [9:47] (1)

Encore U.S. Blues

Italics - included with the regular release
Bold included in bonus disc

Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 - Grateful Dead - New release


From the Grateful Dead website
Tell the folks back home this is the promised land callin'

We’re not only headed back to the Bay Area with the release of July 17, 1976, the 5th of a phenomenal six-night run at the Orpheum Theatre, but back to the basics - smaller venues, lighter loads (post-Wall of Sound) - and the results are electric! While the operations may have been stripped down, the Grateful Dead and their music were anything but. 7/17/76 packs plenty of surprises from the Chuck Berry bookends of the first set to the double encore featuring one the finest versions of “Not Fade Away” you’re likely to hear, clocking in at almost 15 minutes. The hour-plus seamless second set jam includes a dream setlist, featuring such classics as "Comes A Time," "Eyes Of The World," "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad," and a recurring "Other One" that takes us on some spectacular journeys. The venue's superior acoustics coupled with the band's tight intuitive playing lend to a warmer sound and plenty of golden moments. A short one, we've rounded Dave's Picks Volume 18 out with a handful of favorites from the previous night's first set, including a magical coupling of "The Music Never Stopped>Scarlet Begonias".

As always, Dave's Picks Volume 18 has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman and is limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies. 

Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 - 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


 Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 - Grateful Dead - New release
Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 - Grateful Dead - New release
Dave's Picks Volume 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 - Grateful Dead - New release