Grateful Dead ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 31’ Features December 1979 Concert

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Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux chose the band’s concert on December 3, 1979 at the Uptown Theatre in Chicago for Dave’s Picks Volume 31. The latest volume is third of four installments of the Dave’s Picks live archival series slated for release in 2019.

The Dead’s December 3, 1979 came less than eight months after keyboardist Brent Mydland joined the band. Highlights include a 28-minute pairing of “Scarlet Begonias” and “Fire On The Mountain,” a slightly extended “Terrapin Station” and standout “Truckin’.” The filler on Dave’s Picks Volume 31 is the wild “Estimated Prophet” > “Franklin’s Tower” > “Jam” from December 4, 1979 at the same venue.

Watch David Lemieux’s “Seaside Chat” about the new release, which ships on July 26:

Preview the set with “The Music Never Stops,” “Althea” and “Samson & Delilah” from Dave’s Picks Volume 31 below:


Dave’s Picks Volume 31 Tracklist

Disc 1

  1. Alabama Getaway >
  2. Promised Land
  3. Brown-Eyed Women
  4. El Paso
  5. Ramble On Rose
  6. It’s All Over Now
  7. Jack-A-Roe
  8. Lazy Lightning >
  9. Supplication
  10. Althea
  11. The Music Never Stopped

Disc 2

  1. Scarlet Begonias >
  2. Fire On The Mountain
  3. Samson & Delilah
  4. Terrapin Station >
  5. Playing In The Band >
  6. Drums
  7. Disc 3

  1. Space >
  2. Lost Sailor >
  3. Saint Of Circumstance
  4. Wharf Rat >
  5. Truckin’
  6. Johnny B. Goode
  7. Estimated Prophet >
  8. Franklin’s Tower >
  9. Jam