Grateful Dead Selects Eugene 1978 Show For ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 23’

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The Grateful Dead has announced the next installment of their long running Dave’s Picks live archival series. Dave Pick’s Volume 23 features a recording made by Betty Cantor-Jackson of the Dead’s famed January 22, 1978 visit to McArthur Court in Eugene, Oregon.

Eugene ’78 features plenty of highlights but is best remembered for Jerry Garcia’s majestic riffing on the theme to Close Encounters Of The Third Kind out of a stellar “The Other One.” Other stand out moments include an emotional “Row Jimmy,” a fine late ’70s rendition of “St. Stephen” and a frenetic “Not Fade Away.” Many rank the show towards the top of all the band played in 1978. The Grateful Dead recently re-acquired Betty’s recording as part of the same collection that included Cornell ’77.

Dave’s Picks Volume 23 is limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies. The set has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman and features illustrations by Dave Van Patten and liner notes from Jesse Jarnow. Head here to pre-order.

Watch Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux’s Seaside Chat about the release:

Dave’s Picks Volume 23 Tracklist

Disc 1

  • 1. New Minglewood Blues [6:20]
  • 2. Dire Wolf [4:35]
  • 3. Cassidy [5:08]
  • 4. Peggy-O [7:23]
  • 5. El Paso [5:21]
  • 6. Tennessee Jed [9:06]
  • 7. Jack Straw [6:08]
  • 8. Row Jimmy [10:37]
  • 9. The Music Never Stopped [8:08]

Disc 2

  • 1. Bertha> [6:52]
  • 2. Good Lovin’ [6:26]
  • 3. Ship Of Fools [7:33]
  • 4. Samson And Delilah [7:48]

Disc 3

  • 1. Terrapin Station> [11:08]
  • 2. Drums> [7:51]
  • 3. The Other One> [16:57]
  • 4. Space> [3:52]
  • 5. St. Stephen> [7:39]
  • 6. Not Fade Away> [14:09]
  • 7. Around And Around [8:57]
  • 8. U.S. Blues [5:53]
  • 10. Uncle John’s Band (6:13)