In this conversation from May with former Relix editor Toni Brown, Latvala discusses the development of the Grateful Dead vault and his own relationship with the band. The Trips Festival would be the first show I can remember absolutely. It turned me around.
The Real Gone label has begun releasing these great concerts to retail outlets for the first time, and I must say, they are a revelation. The official Warner Bros. For one thing, there is the sheer weirdness factor of the first night.
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Between andthe Grateful Dead were in a particularly creative and fertile period of their history. As the world moved from one decade to the next, the band was experiencing a transition of their own. Just a few years earlier, the Dead had burst onto the burgeoning San Francisco music scene where they dished out deliriously intense concerts that combined folk and blues with a pop music twist. Quickly, however, they began to define their own sound and style by stretching out these songs into lengthy improvisational journeys for the mind and spirit.
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The Dead, when they were on, were wholly capable of not only presenting powerful concerts, but sets that could be the instrument of transcendence for band and fans alike. In fact, that was the whole point for them, really. However, that goal never limited their repertoire to only spacey improvisation and experimental soundscapes as some might believe.
The recording herein has been lovingly remastered directly from the original two-track master tape and is therefore not immune to the various glitches, splices, reel changes and other aural gremlins contained on said original. Widen your circle by inviting friends to join you in the Parking Lot and experience Jerry together. You can find them in the Lot, on Facebook, or invite them via email.