DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 3 INCLUDES TWO NIGHTS
AT CHICAGO'S AUDITORIUM THEATRE FALL 1971
In all of the years that archival Grateful Dead recordings have been coming out, there have been only two from the red-hot fall of 1971, Keith Godchaux's landmark first tour with the band. Now there is a third. Dave's Picks Volume 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.
The songs are a blend of old, still-recent (from Workingman's Dead on) and brand-new ("Tennessee Jed," "Jack Straw," "Mexicali Blues," "Ramble On Rose," "Comes A Time," "One More Saturday Night"). Disc Two features a truly stellar, 29-minute version of "That's It for the Other One," and Disc Three (from 10/21), includes a spectacular rendition of "Dark Star," which is split by a spirited romp through "Sitting on Top of the World."
The 3-CD set has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman from the original vault reels, and the eco-friendly Digipak includes a booklet with an essay by Blair Jackson about the show, and photos of the interior of Chicago's historic Auditorium Theatre.
Click here to pre-order Dave's Picks Volume 3 and check out a video seaside chat with archivist David Lemieux about his favorite moments on the new record.