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The Latest On Dave's Picks

The Latest On Dave's Picks

Limited Edition Numbered Archival Series

What happens when you take the spirit of Dick's Picks and combine it with the very best aspects of Road Trips? Dave's Picks! Esteemed archivist, vaultmeister, and all-around Dead fiend David Lemieux will curate the finest unreleased shows from the master tapes, brought to life with HDCD sonics by Jeffrey Norman, period photos, and informative liner notes. All four CD releases in 2012 will be limited to 12,000 individually numbered copies and each will come in a digipak printed on Orford stock. The entire packaging, including the trays, will be made of 100% recycled and PCW materials.

The series kicks off with a uniquely spectacular show from the highly regarded Spring Tour of '77 - May 25, 1977, The Mosque in Richmond, Virginia. You can learn more about this show here.

Dave's Picks Volume 2 will feature a complete Grateful Dead performance from the Wall of Sound tour, recorded live on 7/31/74 at Dillon Stadium in Hartford, CT. This was one of the final East Coast appearances by the Grateful Dead for almost two years, and is one of the longest, most exceptionally well-played shows of the entire year. The big jams stand out, of course, including "Weather Report Suite," "Eyes Of The World>China Doll" and "Truckin>several thematic jams," but the smaller songs, including a rare show-opening "Scarlet Begonias," "Mississippi Half-Step," "Big River," "Greatest Story Ever Told," "Uncle John's Band" and countless others are also excellent at this A+ show.

NEW INFO: In addition to all the great music, you can look forward to another digipak with trays made of 100% recycled and PCW materials (and of course a booklet featuring a historical essay and photos). Due to popular demand, we'll be using a heavier paper stock for Volume 2 and all the great Dave's Picks releases to come.

Throughout the year, David will take you behind the scenes and share with you the process of curating and producing the official Grateful Dead archival series. Watch the new video below and his introductory video at the bottom!

Video 2


Video 1



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Joined: Jul 15 2010
Re: Disc Splits

And so begins the first of many filler/no filler fights! To summarize:

A) I paid all this dough and disc 2 is 20 minutes long. Man, the Dead would have never stood for this in the old days.

- or -

B) How can they put filler from 5/26 on a show from 5/25? First of all, it COMPLETELY ruins the flow of the show. And secondly, now they will never release 5/26, which was WAY better. And now they'll take it off This is so bogus!


Joined: Mar 18 2010
Volume One

I wonder how 5/25/77 will be separated on the 3 discs. The first set fits on one disc, and so does Estimated to the end of Set II. Which leaves Scarlet-Fire and about 60 minutes of free space on disc 2, if the show is distributed this way. Hmmm...

gratefaldean's picture
Joined: Jun 22 2007

Too good not to use....I love it!

Joined: Jul 15 2010
How About...

Lemieux-sic Never Stopped?

Joined: Mar 16 2009

...maybe even "Dave's Dick's Picks Trips"!

hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010

all the archivists i know work down in dark creepy (although usually environmentally controlled) basements. which always seemed odd giving the chances for floods as happened one year way back when my wife was in library school at Indiana U and they had to move all the goods to higher floors. besides what does dave really need? a few computers and a good set of headphones....
i jest of course
include my subscription in your office quest dave, may you get a nice corner, with maybe a nice little white picket fence out front.

smilin.dave's picture
Joined: Dec 14 2008
This is like, commitment. :-)

As if it wasn't already there.
I'm in, friends. I'm in.

Joined: Sep 11 2007
the new series

It seems to me that karma and Dick helped a great deal in getting us all here to our privileged spot as well-rewarded fans of the best band ever, and so I'd like to keep some Dick karma in the loop, with this proposal:

Dave's Dick's Picks

It's so stupid it just might be a winner.

simonrob's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007

I heard that Dave has indeed been promised a proper office when they sell 15000 subscriptions.

cosmicbadger's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007

If 'Dave's Picks' sell well do you think they might buy a proper office for Dave.....?


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