Grateful Dead To Release ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 17’ Fresno Wall Of Sound Show


The first 2016 installment of the Grateful Dead’s Dave’s Picks series of live archival releases will feature a full show from the famed Wall Of Sound era. Dave’s Picks Vol. 17 is the complete show from July 19, 1974 at Selland Arena in Fresno, California. The performance took place on keyboardist Keith Godchaux’s birthday.

Not only is the entire marathon Dead show included within Dave’s Picks Vol. 17, but it also contains the Seastones set featuring Phil Lesh and Ned Lagin. Highlights of the Grateful Dead’s 1974 visit to Fresno are numerous such as a 30-minute “Playing In The Band,” a stellar early take on “Scarlet Begonias,” the full “Weather Report Suite,” a “Spanish Jam” and masterful “Eyes Of The World” > “China Doll.”

The Grateful Dead have put 2016 Dave’s Picks subscriptions up for sale via which gets purchasers all four Dave’s Picks due next year starting with Vol. 17 and including a bonus disc for subscribers. Watch GD archivist David Lemieux discuss Dave’s Picks Vol. 17:


Set One: Bertha, Mexicali Blues, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Row Jimmy, Me & Bobby McGee, Scarlet Begonias, El Paso, Tennessee Jed, Playing In The Band


Set Two: Brown Eyed Women, Me & My Uncle, It Must Have Been The Roses, Jack Straw, He’s Gone > U.S. Blues, Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow > Spanish Jam > Eyes Of The World > China Doll, One More Saturday Night