Grateful Dead Announces ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 19’

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The Grateful Dead have announced the upcoming release of Dave’s Picks Volume 19: Honolulu, HI, January 23, 1970. Originally recorded by Owsley “Bear” Stanley, the 3-CD set features the band’s complete January 23, 1970 show in Hawaii as well as a little over an hour of music from the following night. A pre-sale for the latest installment of the Dave’s Picks live archival series, which is limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies, is underway via Dead.net.

There’s plenty of highlights within as the Dead move from the “sound of 1969” to the more song-oriented, country-tinged sound of the early ’70s. Among them are a 38-minute “Turn On Your Lovelight,” a wild “Dark Star” that hints at the Live Dead era versions, a full-on “That’s It For The Other One” suite and “Feedback” > “And We Bid You Goodnight.” Archivist David Lemieux notes the shows are when the band decided to part ways with keyboardist Tom Constanten, though he is featured throughout. Dave’s Picks Volume 19 also contains what Lemieux refers to as “possibly the best live version of ‘Mason’s Children’ ever recorded” as well as a rare take on “I’m A King Bee.”

Watch Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux’s Seaside Chat about Dave’s Picks Volume 19:

Dave’s Picks Volume 19 Tracklist

Disc 1

  • 1. China Cat Sunflower> [4:35]
  • 2. I Know You Rider> [6:11]
  • 3. Black Peter [8:36]
  • 4. The Yellow Dog Story [3:14]
  • 5. Hard To Handle [5:41]
  • 6. Mama Tried [3:10]
  • 7. Casey Jones [1:22]
  • 8. Dire Wolf [4:27]
  • 9. Good Lovin’ [10:00]
  • 10. That’s It For The Other One [21:57]

Disc 2

  • 1. Dark Star> [18:45]
  • 2. St. Stephen [5:02]
  • 3. Turn On Your Lovelight [38:09]

Disc 3

  • 1. Cumberland Blues [5:37]
  • 2. Cold Rain And Snow [5:36]
  • 3. Me And My Uncle [3:32]
  • 4. I’m A King Bee [6:25]
  • 5. Mason’s Children [6:47]
  • 6. Black Peter [9:41]
  • 7. Good Lovin’ [6:23]
  • 8. Feedback>[1:23]
  • 9. And We Bid You Goodnight [4:25]
  • 10. Dancing In The Street [9:18]