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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!

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Joined: Mar 18 2010
The future is looking brighter...

Count me among the many applauding the decision for the Dave's Picks digipaks. Thank You!! A guess for the second Dave's Picks: An epic journey into 1974- May 17 specifically. And the bonus disc to include the mammoth 45 minute Playin from 5/21.'s picture
Joined: Nov 3 2007

Thanks for going back to the digitrays!

Anna rRxia's picture
Joined: Dec 25 2009
Will, with the new digitrays

It seems like Rhino has learned it's lesson. Still, don't give any credit till it all comes out. I have seen so many blow off their subscription to Dave's because of E72. You have to really want this product to trust them enough to get it to you in the right condition on time.

Joined: Nov 6 2011
Well done folks!!!

Great news!

I can't wait......

Best and Happy Holidays to all!

simonrob's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007

Our concerns seem to have been addressed. In the new piece of text above the new video it clearly states "each will come in a digipak..." Well done guys!

The Weve's picture
Joined: Feb 16 2010
Digi Packs ~ PLEASE & Thank You Dave !

Check out the new Daves video.

Looks like a Digi Pack to me.

Thank You Dave !


Mike Edwards's picture
Joined: Jun 17 2007
Cries for Free

The most recent posts here call to mind a couple of scenes from GD film history, namely, 1) the protesters in Festival Express who demanded that the music should be made freely available to the people, which Weir responds to on camera and to which the GD responded by staging a free show in a local park, and 2) the audience interviews in the GD Movie, where one freak is talking about how the GD were exploiting the audience members by filming them and not paying them. My point, if I have one, is that the subject matter of the most recent posts in here is not at all a new phenomena. It seems that as long as this thing of ours has been around there's been those who think that it should be free. That's just silly, I think, servers and bandwidth cost money, and I believe that there should always be those who apply that kind of pressure. The worlds determines us, but in only relation to how much we're willing to push back.

Joined: Nov 6 2011
This stuff does take financial resources to produce...

I've seen many negative comments in this thread, and I am a bit perplexed why folks are expecting freebies.

These discs do cost money to produce, and much of this cost is incurred prior to production. If were to give this away for free, they would be taking a significant loss - not a sustainable business model.

If you want the music for free, go to the archives and get it at the cost of your internet connection.

Otherwise, I'd suggest you "occupy a job". :) This would make such a purchase within your financial means.

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Joined: Dec 22 2007
Free Stuff

This is the only Artist's site I've found where they give out tons of free stuff and people still complain about it!

lamagonzo (not verified)
Free Stuff

We get free stuff on this site all the time. The only time we don't get free stuff is when they promise it to us.


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