Grateful Dead ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 36’ Features Hartford 1987 Concerts

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The next installment of the Grateful Dead‘s Dave’s Picks live archival series goes up for pre-order via Dead.net tomorrow, Thursday, October 15 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Dave’s Picks Volume 36 features the band’s March 26 and 27, 1987 shows at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

Volume 36 is the last release in the 2020 Dave’s Picks series. The Hartford 1987 shows are the most recent featured on any Dave’s Picks installment and one of only five releases containing concert(s) from the 1980s.

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The Grateful Dead’s Hartford 1987 performances were the band’s first since Jerry Garcia fell into a diabetic coma the previous July. Garcia was joined in the Dead at the time by guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, keyboardist Brent Mydland and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann.

Highlights from the 26th include a rare “Midnight Hour” opener, an emotional “He’s Gone” and nasty “I Need A Miracle.” The second night contains a powerful second set heavy on Jerry leads from the “Touch Of Grey” that kicked off the frame through its “Morning Dew” conclusion. Dave’s Picks releases are limited to 22,000 copies and Volume 36 is expected to sell out shortly after it goes up for pre-sale tomorrow.

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Setlists (via JerryGarcia.com)

March 26, 1987

Set One: In The Midnight Hour > Cold Rain And Snow, C.C. Rider, Row Jimmy, My Brother Esau > When Push Comes To Shove, Desolation Row > Bird Song > The Promised Land

Set Two: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain, He’s Gone > Drums > Space > I Need A Miracle > Black Peter > Around & Around > Good Lovin’

Encore: The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)


March 27, 1987

Set One: Alabama Getaway > Greatest Story Ever Told, West L.A. Fadeaway, Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, The Music Never Stopped

Set Two: Touch Of Grey > Samson & Delilah, Cumberland Blues, Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space > Uncle John’s Band > Morning Dew

Encore: Johnny B. Goode

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