Grateful Dead ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 34’ Features June 1974 Show

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The Grateful Dead announced the forthcoming live archival release, Dave’s Picks Volume 34, will contain an official recording of the band’s June 23, 1974 at the Jai-Alai Fronton in Miami. Dave’s Picks Volume 34 is due in the second quarter of 2020 and will be accompanied by a bonus disc. Subscriptions featuring all four 2020 Dave’s Picks releases are on sale now via Dead.net.

The band’s second of two June 1974 shows at the venue was a scorcher from the first notes of the “Ramble On Rose” that opened through the end of the “Casey Jones” encore. Included in just the first set alone is the Dead’s first and only cover of Chuck Berry’s “Let It Rock,” a sizzling “Cumberland Blues” starring keyboardist Keith Godchaux and a full “Weather Report Suite.” Then, keyboardist Ned Lagin joins for the bulk of a second set that surpasses the high bar set by the opening frame. The “Dark Star” > “Spanish Jam” > “U.S. Blues” is must-hear, “Black Peter” is heavenly and “Uncle John’s Band” contains a short-but-sweet jam. Stay tuned for details on the bonus disc.

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Setlist (via JerryGarcia.com)

Set One: Ramble On Rose, Black Throated Wind, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Beat It On Down The Line, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, Let It Rock, Cumberland Blues, El Paso, To Lay Me Down, Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow > China Doll

Seastones*

Set Two: Jam* > Ship Of Fools*, Big River, Black Peter*, Around & Around*, Dark Star* > Spanish Jam* > U.S. Blues*, Uncle John’s Band > One More Saturday Night

Encore: Casey Jones

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