Grateful Dave Picks

Grateful Dead – Dick's Picks Vol. 32 (1982) [Remastered 2004]

Grateful Dead – Dick's Picks Vol. 32 (1982)
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CD Remastered from Tape Cassette 2004 | Country Rock | USA

The 32nd installment in the Dick's Picks series serves up the first offering from 1982 – August 7th at Alpine Valley Music Theater, to be exact. By some accounts, early-'80 shows could often be accurately classified as hit-or-miss affairs; on this evening the Grateful Dead are particularly inspired throughout. This is primarily evident in their musical interaction, yielding a few above-average renderings of repertoire staples such as the Bob Weir (guitar/vocals) led cowboy combination "Me and My Uncle" and "Big River," as well as the Jerry Garcia (guitar/vocals) ballads "It Must Have Been the Roses," "Althea," and "Ship of Fools." …
Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 20 - 1981-12-09 University Of Colorado - Boulder, CO (2016)

Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 20 - 1981-12-09 University Of Colorado - Boulder, CO
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 181:47 min | 416 MB
Label: Rhino | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2016

Who's ready for a little early 80's Grateful Dead? For our last installment of the 2016 Dave's Picks series we are heeding that call with Boulder, CO, December 9, 1981. The last show of a 10-day run, Dave's Picks Volume 20 finds the band cranking out back-to-back high-energy sets; the first filled with superior Jerry moments (“Friend Of The Devil,” “Bird Song”) and a very rare 1-2 punch of Bobby songs ("Cassidy," "Looks Like Rain"). The second is a powerhouse of tight innovation with a nearly perfect "Scarlet>Fire," Brent's organs taking "Estimated" to an otherworldly level, and a double encore fit for "rock 'n' roll excellence."
Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 19 - 1970-01-23 Honolulu Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, HI (2016)

Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 19 - 1970-01-23 Honolulu Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, HI
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 190:08 min | 457 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Rhino | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2016

Aoha from Honolulu! If you are in need of a little island breeze this summer, look no further than Dave’s Picks Volume 19: Honolulu, HI, January 23, 1970. Our very first release from Hawaii, this one sees the Grateful Dead riding the great wave of change, with a fresh take for a career-defining new decade.
Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 18 - 1976-07-17 Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA (2016)

Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 18 - 1976-07-17 Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 206:48 min | 497 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Rhino | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2016

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.
Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Volume 17: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA 7/19/74 (2016)

Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Volume 17: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA 7/19/74
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 197:15 min | 452 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Rhino | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2016

Announced via the Grateful Dead Almanac: Dave's Picks Vol. 17 is the complete show from July 19, 1974 at Selland Arena, Fresno, CA. Plucked from the Wall of Sound era, this one sees the band doing very big things including a 30-minute "Playing In The Band," a phenomenal "Scarlet Begonias," and "Weather Report Suite" with lots of great improvisational moments as well as a "Seastones" set. 7/19/74 has been on our shortlist for quite sometime and we can't wait for you to hear it mastered to HDCD specs.
Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Volume 16: 1973-03-28 Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA (2015)

Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Volume 16: 1973-03-28 Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 210:00 min | 518 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Rhino | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2015

We're wrapping up the 2015 Dave's Picks series with a real whopper! That's right, Dave's Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - the show that nearly didn't happen - is packed with 30 songs and lengthy ones to boot. As liner note scribe Dennis McNally claims this one's got a "classic 1973 'problem': almost too much good material… they simply did not know how to stop.
Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 14 (2015) [3CD+Bonus CD] {Academy Of Music, New York NY - 3-26-72}

Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 14 (2015) [3CD+Bonus CD] {Academy Of Music, New York NY - 3-26-72}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.51 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 629 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 450 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Rhino / GD Prod. | R2-548604 / R2-548648
Rock / Psychedelic / Folk Rock / Jam Band

The cold rain and snow have started to fade away and with it, we're dusting off a super hot one from a soaring seven nights at New York's old Academy of Music. On the brink of their revelatory Europe '72 tour, the Grateful Dead brought their sevenfold merriment to winter-worn Manhattan and boy, did they warm things up! Particularly on March 26 when the dual piano/Hammond combo of Godchaux and McKernan was in full effect and Alabama singer Donna Jean Godchaux began to find her vocal footing in the band's rich harmonies.
Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Volume 15: Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN 4/22/78 (2015)

Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Volume 15: Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN 4/22/78
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 163:58 min | 394 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Grateful Dead Records | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2015

This one's truly all about the music! We're pleased to add the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN, April 22, 1978 to list of "officially released" Grateful Dead shows. A spitfire of a performance that helps mark the band's "end-of-1977 sound," we find the seven firing on all cylinders, hitting high notes on crowd-pleasers like "Bertha>Good Lovin'" and "Jack Straw" in the first set and on "Not Fade Away">"Wharf Rat">"Sugar Magnolia" in the second, lest we forget to mention one of the finest versions of "Wharf Rat" ever performed. We could wax lyrical about the countless highlights of this night but we'd rather just let the jammy goodness prevail!
Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 13 (2015) [3CD] {Winterland, San Francisco 2-24-74}

Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 13 (2015) [3CD] {Winterland, San Francisco 2-24-74}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.21 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 509 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 385 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Rhino / GD Prod. | R2-547316
Rock / Psychedelic / Folk Rock / Jam Band

We're heeding the call for more of the majestic early 70s! No doubt, this was a time of great exploration and innovation for the Grateful Dead, one of their peaks… And so it is with great pleasure, that we are proud to present the official release of Winterland, February 24, 1974. On the fertile grounds of their home turf and on the edge of what would become the Wall of Sound era, the Dead embarked upon a tremendous three-night run at Winterland. On this particular night, the last in the run, they warmed up the crowd with stellar new tracks "U.S. Blues" (previously known as "Wave That Flag"), "Ship of Fools," and "It Must Have Been The Roses."
Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 14: 1972-03-26 Academy of Music, New York, NY (2015)

Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 14: 1972-03-26 Academy of Music, New York, NY
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 192:24 min | 465 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Rhino Records | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2015

The cold rain and snow have started to fade away and with it, we're dusting off a super hot one from a soaring seven nights at New York's old Academy of Music. On the brink of their revelatory Europe '72 tour, the Grateful Dead brought their sevenfold merriment to winter-worn Manhattan and boy, did they warm things up!