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Dicks Picks Vol. 29 - Atlanta & Lakeland (19th & 21st May, 1977)
Dicks Picks Vol. 29 - Atlanta & Lakeland (19th & 21st May, 1977)
Price: 84.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Dead at their peak, 1 Jan 2014
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6 discs covering two complete sets on successive nights from their May 1977 tour this is the band on top form. Its hard to believe these discs are from two track live tapes (recorded by Betty Cantor) , the sound quality is absolutely superb: warm , dynamic and detailed.

There's a huge range of material over the two sets and the playing is top quality from all of the band. It's difficult to pick out highlights but the two second set jams are epic. Not a cheap purchase but well worth it and will not disappoint.


Live In San Francisco
Live In San Francisco
Price: 12.70

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 14 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Live In San Francisco (Audio CD)
I don't quite get the generally luke warm reviews so far. To me this is a fine live CD. The sound quality on my system is pretty good, maybe not quite up to Live On Air standards but more than acceptable.

Ry and the band are in fine form and the recording gives you a front row seat experience. Highlights for me are Dark End of the Street, with great vocals from Terry Evans and Arnold McCuller and brilliant accordion as always from Flaco Jiminez. Of course Vigilante Man is Ry at his best with brilliant guitar. I also love the closer Good Night Irene which features some really beautiful interplay between Ry and Flaco. Vocally Ry seems to have improved with age compared to the Live on Air set.

The 10 piece horn section don't dominate the set , rather they compliment those songs they feature on.

Overall this is a very enjoyable disc, if you like live music then buy with confidence.


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