It was just a few weeks ago that details emerged about the eighth
installment of the Grateful Dead's Dave's Picks series of archival releases, but we
already know what the ninth installment will consist of thanks to an announcement in the
2013 Grateful Dead Almanac. Dave's Picks
Volume 9 will feature the only Grateful Dead show to take place in the state of
Montana - May 14, 1974.
The Dead's May 14, 1974 performance went down at the Adams Field House in Missoula during
the "Wall Of Sound" era in which the band toured with a massive and innovative sound
system. In fact, the Missoula show was just the third the Dead played using the "Wall of
Sound." Among the highlights is a 22+ minute "Playing In The Band," a "Weather Report
Suite" > "Dark Star" for the ages and just the second performance of "Scarlet Begonias."
Dave Pick's Volume 9 isn't due until early 2014. The band revealed details of the
release as extra incentive to purchase a Dave's Picks 2014 subscription package. In the
announcement of the subscription package, Lemieux reveals we "can plan on something
excellent from the 1969-1971 era, likely something you’ve never heard" as another of the
four Dave's Picks releases planned next year.
Watch David Lemieux talk about the 2014 Dave's Picks:
[Published on: 10/30/13]