GRATEFUL DEAD Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 4--Spectrum 4-6-82 (3CD)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 12:13PM
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  • The Grateful Dead Remain an American Phenomenon That Spans Decades and Generations

  • Having Released All 36 Volumes of the Band’s Groundbreaking Dick’s Picks Series of Live Recordings, Real Gone Music Now Brings Another Series of Grateful Dead Concert Performances to Music Retail for the First Time

  • Road Trips Was the Successor to Dick’s Picks and Was Only Sold Through the Dead’s Own Website

  • The First Volumes Assembled Tracks from Various Concerts on a Single Tour, While Later Volumes Presented Single Shows

  • Just Like the Label Did with Dick’s Picks, Real Gone Music Will Release the Last Volumes in the Road Trips Series First

  • The Original Designer of the Series, Steve Vance, Has Converted the Original Wallet Packaging to Customer-Friendly Triple-CD Slimline Jewel Cases

  • Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 4—Spectrum 4-6-82 Was Only the Second Authorized Release to Pull from the Excellent Touring Year of 1982 When It Came Out in 2011, and Only One Other Subsequent Release Has Included 1982 Material

  • Captures the Dead in One of Their Favorite Venues, The Spectrum in Philadelphia

  • A Rock Solid First Set Kicks Off with a Driving “Cold Rain and Snow” Segue-ing into “Promised Land” and Follows Them with Sparkling Versions of “Big Railroad Blues,” “Jack-A-Roe,” and “It’s All Over Now” Among Others

  • Set Two Also Starts Strong with an Irresistibly Funky “Shakedown Street” and Winds Up with a Sublime Encore of “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” with Exceptional Versions of “Truckin’,” “The Other One,” and “Morning Dew” in Between

  • Includes Bonus Material from the Night Before Featuring the Rarely-Performed “Deep Elem Blues”

  • Presented in HDCD Sound

  • 12-Page Full-Color Booklet

  • NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE AT RETAIL 

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    Grateful Dead: Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 4—Spectrum 4/6/82 (3-CD Set)

    It was our great honor at Real Gone Music to issue all 36 volumes of Dick’s Picks, the Grateful Dead’s landmark live concert series. Well, our diligence in releasing Dick’s Picks has had a “Ripple” effect, for now the band is entrusting us with releasing its subsequent live concert series, Road Trips! Unlike Dick’s Picks, which saw about two-thirds of its titles go to regular retail in their original incarnations, NONE of the entries in the Road Trips series were offered to retail outlets outside of the Dead’s own website. Since it worked so well with Dick’s Picks, we are reissuing the last titles first, and we have enlisted the series’ original designer, Steve Vance, to convert the original wallet packaging to customer-friendly triple-CD slimline jewel cases. This volume dates back to 1982, which, despite having been among the best years of touring for the Brent Mydland-era Grateful Dead, had seen only one authorized release (Dick’s Picks Vol. 32) from that year prior to the August 2011 release of this concert, and only one other since (one of the shows included in the Thirty Trips Around the Sun box); it remains probably the least-documented year in the band’s history when weighed against its overall quality. But that’s just one of the reasons Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 4 belongs in any Deadhead’s library; this show, which hails from one of the band’s best and favorite venues, the Philadelphia Spectrum, kicks off a rock solid first set with “Cold Rain and Snow” segue-ing into “Promised Land” and follows it with sparkling versions of “Big Railroad Blues,” “Jack-A-Roe,” and “It’s All Over Now” among others, while set two gets off to a similarly strong start with an irresistibly funky “Shakedown Street” and winds up with a sublime encore of “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” with exceptional versions of “Truckin’,” “The Other One,” and “Morning Dew” in between. Bonus material from the previous night (including the rarely-performed “Deep Ellem Blues”) just add to the early ‘80s goodness, all presented in HDCD sound. Nice 12-page full-color booklet, too!

    Disc : 1
    1. Cold Rain and Snow
    2. Promised Land
    3. Candyman
    4. C.C. Rider
    5. Brown-Eyed Women
    6. Mama Tried
    7. Mexicali Blues
    8. Big Railroad Blues
    9. Looks Like Rain
    10. Jack-A-Roe
    11. It's All Over Now
    12. Might as Well
    Disc : 2
    1. Shakedown Street
    2. Lost Sailor
    3. Saint of Circumstance
    4. Terrapin Station
    5. Rhythm Devils
    6. Space
    7. Deep Elem Blues
    8. Althea
    9. Man Smart, Woman Smarter
    Disc : 3
    1. Truckin'
    2. The Other One
    3. Morning Dew
    4. Sugar Magnolia
    5. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    6. Bertha
    7. Playing in the Band
    8. Ship of Fools
    9. Playing in the Band 

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