Dear Friends of Brookvale Records,
A few years back we decided to take a LONG STRANGE TRIP and release the Grateful Dead Dicks Picks Series on vinyl for the very first time. And boy are we glad we did.
A little information about Brookvale Records.
The short version of what we do is….we find music we love that is not currently on vinyl. We then contact the original label or band and license that material. We then acquire the original (or best available) masters both audio and art. We then remaster the audio and re-release the music on Brookvale. With the greatest of care for both the music and the packaging. We are very proud of our releases and think we are among the best vinyl labels in the world.
As you know we have released the first 6 volumes of The Grateful Dead Dicks Picks Series. In October of 2015 when we were to start with Volume 7 we ran into a small problem. Warner Brothers, Rhino Records, the original label that owns that music, and the ones we license it from, notified us that they were currently in license negotiations with the Grateful Dead and could not license anything out to a third party currently. WELL, that meant they could not allow us to move forward and start on Vol 7 as we originally planned. Bummer….But they said…Don’t worry just sit back and wait a bit. So we did…… until last month! Rhino Records worked with The Grateful Dead and could now allow us to license the next Dicks Picks release. BUT they had another layer to add. They told us from now on Brookvale Records could not own the exclusive rights to all volumes. To say I was personally devastated would be an understatement. We were very very disappointed. We feel NO ONE would care for this project as much as we do. BUT, after talking some more with Rhino we started to see why. The Dicks Picks series is a VERY large undertaking both time wise and financially. It was very hard for us to put these out quickly. And Rhino wants to make this amazing music available to the public quicker then I could promise we could release it. If we did 4 a year (which would be ambitious) it would take us 8 more years to finish the series! Now that is not fair to the fans. SO…with a little disappointment in my voice I understood and asked if we could then pick out a few titles we wanted to do RIGHT AWAY! And of course our great partners at Rhino agreed.
SO…………with that being said we are now ready to announce we will be putting out our next DICKS PICKS release… (and maybe one of my favorite volumes).
VOLUME 8 – May 2, 1970 at Harpur College is our next release and will be coming out in about 2 months.
We hope you understand and are as excited about Vol 8 as we are. We will have PRE-ORDERS available starting July 3rd. By then we will have a street date and price.
We can share this information about Vol 8 right now.
This will be a 5 LP set
Jeffrey Norman has remastered this volume from the original tapes
We will have a beautiful special box made for this volume
We are including a 16 page booklet full of images of the original reels for you to see
********ON THE ORIGINAL CD “COLD RAIN AND SNOW” WAS LEFT OFF THE CD VERSION OF THIS SHOW. WE WILL BE INCLUDING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS LP RELEASE!!! THE COMPLETE SHOW SOUNDS SPECTACULAR AND JEFFREY NORMAN WAS VERY EXCITED ABOUT HOW IT CAME OUT!!!!!!
Thanks for listening. More information will follow as soon as we have it! We hope to release images of the packaging soon! Stay tuned!
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to email me personally at KarlJr@brookvalerecords.com
Karl Groeger Jr.