Grateful Dead

Dave's Picks Volume 3


Dave's Picks Volume 3
October 22, 1971
SOLD OUT
Cover Art by Scott McDougall

REPLACEMENT SHIPPING UPDATE (October 22, 2012):

The replacement units for Dave's Picks: Volume 3 have begun to ship out to those that reported their order missing.
We again apologize for the delay and inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience.

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The Dead.net Team

DAVE’S PICKS VOL.3 FEATURES SHOWS FROM KEITH’S FIRST TOUR!

This product is officially SOLD OUT. Stay tuned for news on Dave's Picks Volume 4.

In all the years that archival Grateful Dead recordings have been coming out, there have been just three from the red-hot fall of 1971, Keith Godchaux’s landmark first tour with the band. Those would be Dick’s Picks Vol. 2, a rippin’ single-disc release of the second set of the group’s Halloween show at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, Download Series Vol. 3 from the 10/26 Rochester show and Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 2 from November 15, 1971 in Austin, Texas. Now there is a fourth: Dave’s Picks Vol. 3 features the complete October 22, 1971 concert from the beautiful Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on two discs, with a third disc culled from the previous night’s scorcher at the same venue.

Keith came into the band in mid-September ’71, at a time when Pigpen was desperately ill and the band was hungering for something new to help fill out their sound. A sparkling pianist, Keith was a complete unknown at the time, yet, miraculously it seemed, fit in with the Dead immediately. The live “Skull & Roses” double-album (recorded in the winter-spring of ’71) had just come out, and the band was still enjoying a surge of unprecedented popularity since Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty were released the previous year. They were on a roll!

Never ones to rest on their laurels, however, the band continued their torrid pace of introducing new songs: “Sugaree” and “Brown-Eyed Women” first appeared in the summer of ’71, and that fall, when the band with Keith hit the road, starting out in Minneapolis (10/19) and then moving on to Chicago (10/21-22), they had a whole bunch of other freshly minted tunes waiting to be born—“Tennessee Jed,” “Jack Straw,” “Mexicali Blues,” “Ramble On Rose,” “Comes A Time” and “One More Saturday Night,” all of which appear on this set.

The sparkle and verve that Keith brought to the band is immediately apparent, as he tears through rockers and bouncy mid-tempo numbers with the confidence of someone who had been playing this music forever. If the quiet keyboardist was nervous or unsure of himself on this first jaunt, it certainly wasn’t apparent. And you can feel the electricity in the rest of the band, as Jerry, Phil, Bob and Bill absorb and play off of the amazingly inventive musings of their new recruit. Of course Pigpen’s absence was deeply felt (and the band acknowledged it at every stop), but Keith’s entrance was so seamless and the energy he injected into the music so impressive, the group didn’t appear to lose any of the momentum they had been building tour after tour.

The songs are a blend of old, still-recent (from Workingman’s Dead on) and brand-new. One forgets that crowd-pleasers such as “Bertha,” “Deal” and “Playing in the Band” had come into the repertoire only eight months earlier, and “Truckin’” and “Sugar Magnolia” were just over a year old. Even a bunch of the cover tunes were relatively recent additions—“Big Railroad Blues,” “Me & Bobby McGee” and “Johnny B. Goode.” Keith handles all of those (and earlier chestnuts like “Cold Rain and Snow” and “Beat It On Down the Line”) with his characteristic aplomb, but perhaps most impressive is how he fares on the Dead’s big jamming numbers. On Disc Two, you’ll hear his thoughtful and inventive contributions to a truly stellar, 29-minute version of “That’s It for the Other One.” And on Disc Three (from 10/21), listen to him as he navigates through a spectacular “Dark Star,” which is split by a spirited romp through “Sitting on Top of the World.” The encore of 10/21 also features the first of only three “old school” (pre-hiatus) versions of “St. Stephen” Keith played on.

Most of the 12,000 limited edition copies of Dave’s Picks Vol. 3 are already spoken for by subscribers to the series, but there are a still a few thousand available through Dead.net only. These will definitely sell out—and fast—so if you want make sure you get your copy, order today! As always, the 3-CD set has been lovingly mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman from the original vault reels, and the eco-friendly Digipak includes a booklet with an essay about the show and, in this case, some very cool photos of the interior of Chicago’s historic Auditorium Theatre. For the complete song lists and ordering info, click here.

—Blair Jackson

If you haven't received your copy of Dave's Picks: Volume 3, please see our note at the top of the page.

DAVID LEMIEUX ON VOLUME 3 & MORE
David Lemieux sits down for a seaside chat about his favorite moments on Dave's Picks, Volume 3: Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL - 10/22/71. Watch the video here:

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It's finally arrived

The best news I've seen here since they announced the release of it!!

Gives me hope that sometime in the next few days my DP3 and S90 might arrive too.

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as noted before

if you're still waiting for the definitive word on your order status, PLEASE send me a PM with the details and I will get this to the responsible parties. Thanks.

sal
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Dave's Picks Vol. 3

I have not yet received the DP3, I have sent an e-mail to DrRhino on August 29 but I never get a replay, I've also sent an e-mail to the customer service at rhino as suggested by the customer service at deadnet but no response from them too ... I'm also waiting for the 1990 spring box too that was shipped on august 22. I'm from Rome, Italy and am very frustrated about all this shipping mess

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IMPORTANT INFO ON REISSUE OF DAP 3

Many of us who reported non receipt of DaP3 have yesterday received a futher email notification of the reissue of this for us, and a request for address confirmation. So if you are still missing DaP3 or have reported it missing and not heard anything, I suggest you get in touch with Dr Rhino quickly so they know how many to press.

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IMPORTANT INFO ON REISSUE OF DAP 3

Many of us who reported non receipt of DaP3 have yesterday received a futher email notification of the reissue of this for us, and a request for address confirmation. So if you are still missing DaP3 or have reported it missing and not heard anything, I suggest you get in touch with Dr Rhino quickly so they know how many to press.

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It's finally arrived...

...in sunny Lowestoft in the UK, so all is right in the world. Number 10482, with a custom's slip dated 7th September. Now to find the time to listen to it!

Thank you.

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Dave's Picks Vol.3 Full Album Stream

i was pleased to have received the Dave's Picks Vol.3 Full Album Stream last week. and played it once through. But now it doesnt work. can Rhino please make it work again. thanks

dave

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Well at least we have the forum to express our concerns

Like others I still haven't recieved DP3 or Spring 1990, and have not had a reply from Dr Rhino despite e-mailing back on the 23rd August and several times since - but thanks to all your comments at least i get an idea of what is happening.

I also wholheartledly and agree with the deterioration in Rhino's toghetherness and with the other UK deadheads about the shipping costs to the UK and our Royal Mail rip-off (writing to my MP on that one only got a condescending reply from thr Royal Mail) - It seems to take an age for GD items yet private purchases arrrive in less than a week from the US and are often cheaper. mmmmm

How about a box from 1968/9 next. Although I have ordered 1990 - the only year I managed to see the Dead - I struggle with that era. But hey ho if we wre all the same it would be boring.

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Dave's Pick 3 "Bertha"

Finally received my Pick 3. Ahhh....
Of course, now the first thing I do is check the discs and the music for defects. Ouch.
Just wondering if anybody could tell me if the slight click/skip/glitch(?) at about 4:20 from the transition from Jerry's solo to the chorus is in the original tape and hence everyone's copy or just mine?
Thanks in advance, Deadnoggins.

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Spring 90 arrived in Greece but

.... no DP 3 yet. I am in the October list of course...

However two strange things, one good the other bad, occurred with the Spring box:

1. The shipping was made by the DEUTSCHE POST resulting to a inter-EU shipment without ANY customs/duties whatsoever. The german post labels were glued on the USA ones...

2. The nice unsealed custom designed shipping box was fully labeled by the shipping labels that cannot be removed without damaging it.

Best to all

Alex

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