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Four CD set. This is one of the more unusual volumes in the entire DICK'S PICKS series, both with respect to band configuration - neither Mickey Hart nor Donna Godchaux (who was off tour having a baby) are here - and the circumstances of the recording, as the first disc begins with a version of 'Morning Dew' that had to serve as both a show opener and a sound check because the band was three hours late arriving for the gig! Interestingly, the last disc ends with an encore of 'Morning Dew' (in a particularly spectacular version) too, and one imagines archivist Dick Latvala chuckling over that symmetry as he put together this set, which compiles highlights from two nights of a three-night stand at Boston Music Hall. Lovers of Keith Godchaux's keyboard work will find much to savor, as he is higher in the mix here than on probably any other Pick, and the 'Mind Left Body Jam' on Disc Four coming out of 'Playing in the Band' is stellar. And how often do you hear (on Disc One) a FIRST set that begins with 'Morning Dew' and ends with 'Playing in the Band'?! All with a uniquely mellow vibe throughout, this is the Dead easing away from the jazzy 1973 sound towards the next step in their ceaseless evolution (the Wall of Sound is four short months away). Another keeper.
Four CD set. This is one of the more unusual volumes in the entire DICK'S PICKS series, both with respect to band configuration - neither Mickey Hart nor Donna Godchaux (who was off tour having a baby) are here - and the circumstances of the recording, as the first disc begins with a version of 'Morning Dew' that had to serve as both a show opener and a sound check because the band was three hours late arriving for the gig! Interestingly, the last disc ends with an encore of 'Morning Dew' (in a particularly spectacular version) too, and one imagines archivist Dick Latvala chuckling over that symmetry as he put together this set, which compiles highlights from two nights of a three-night stand at Boston Music Hall. Lovers of Keith Godchaux's keyboard work will find much to savor, as he is higher in the mix here than on probably any other Pick, and the 'Mind Left Body Jam' on Disc Four coming out of 'Playing in the Band' is stellar. And how often do you hear (on Disc One) a FIRST set that begins with 'Morning Dew' and ends with 'Playing in the Band'?! All with a uniquely mellow vibe throughout, this is the Dead easing away from the jazzy 1973 sound towards the next step in their ceaseless evolution (the Wall of Sound is four short months away). Another keeper.
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Dick's Picks 14: Boston Music Hall 11/30/73 & 12/2
Artist: Grateful Dead
Format: CD
New: IN STOCK AT OUR STORE $64.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Morning Dew
2. Mexicali Blues
3. Dire Wolf
4. Black-Throated Wind
5. Don't Ease Me in
6. Big River
7. They Love Each Other
8. Playing in the Band
9. Here Comes Sunshine
10. Weather Report Suite
11. Dark Star Jam
12. Eyes of the World
13. Sugar Magnolia
14. Cold Rain and Snow
15. Beat It on Down the Line
16. Brown Eyed Woman/The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down/Beer Barrel Polka
17. Jack Straw
18. Ramble on Rose
19. Weather Report Suite
20. Wharf Rat
21. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
22. Playing in the Band
23. Jam
24. He S Gone
25. Truckin
26. Stella Blue
27. Morning Dew

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Four CD set. This is one of the more unusual volumes in the entire DICK'S PICKS series, both with respect to band configuration - neither Mickey Hart nor Donna Godchaux (who was off tour having a baby) are here - and the circumstances of the recording, as the first disc begins with a version of 'Morning Dew' that had to serve as both a show opener and a sound check because the band was three hours late arriving for the gig! Interestingly, the last disc ends with an encore of 'Morning Dew' (in a particularly spectacular version) too, and one imagines archivist Dick Latvala chuckling over that symmetry as he put together this set, which compiles highlights from two nights of a three-night stand at Boston Music Hall. Lovers of Keith Godchaux's keyboard work will find much to savor, as he is higher in the mix here than on probably any other Pick, and the 'Mind Left Body Jam' on Disc Four coming out of 'Playing in the Band' is stellar. And how often do you hear (on Disc One) a FIRST set that begins with 'Morning Dew' and ends with 'Playing in the Band'?! All with a uniquely mellow vibe throughout, this is the Dead easing away from the jazzy 1973 sound towards the next step in their ceaseless evolution (the Wall of Sound is four short months away). Another keeper.
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