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Dave's Picks Volume 13: Dave's Picks Volume 13: Winterland, San Francisco, CA -2/24/74 - Grateful Dead - New release

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Winterland
San Francisco, CA 
2/24/74
 
 
 
 
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Dave's Picks Volume 13: Dave's Picks Volume 13: Winterland, San Francisco, CA -2/24/74 - Grateful Dead - New release

Dave's Picks Vol. 13
Winterland, San Francisco, CA 
2/24/74

Dave's Picks Vol. 13 review
Dave's Picks Vol. 13 is the complete concert from February 24, 1974. The show is the third of a consecutive three day Winterland run. The band debuted three new songs two days earlier "U.S. Blues," "Ship Of Fools," and "It must Have Been the Roses," and they performed all of them on this evening as well. These are early versions and the songs all improved later in the year. 

The Grateful Dead in 1974 really executed superbly tracks like,  "China Cat Sunflower" > "I Know You Rider,"  "Morning Dew," and "Eyes of the World." This release offers great versions of the first two. The "China Cat Sunflower" is out of this world.

The release is really long. You could strip away 15 minutes from each disc and have a generous concert length, at least that how it seemed. 

First set material - Well two big jams; besides the previously mentioned "China Cat Sunflower" Bob journeys the band through "Playing in the Band." Upon the first listen, the shorter tracks seemed OK, perhaps a future listen will reveal more. I enjoyed the version of "Candyman" immensely; a rarity in this era and the only 1974 performance. 

The second set starts with an incredible "Cumberland Blues." This could be my favorite version of the song. The disc also ends on a very strong note of a fairly standard song, "The Promised Land." Between these bookmarks there is around an hour of music. There was nothing remarkable, but the set had a good flow to it. Jerry sang two of the new songs they debuted on this run, "It Must Have Been the Roses," and "Ship of Fools." Bobby performed the longest track, "Weather Report Suite" > "Let it Grow." Jerry followed it with "Row Jimmy," and that pairing sequence worked really nicely.

The third disc is the critical one, at least the first three songs. It starts with an amazing full fledge "Dark Star." The outro jam was interesting as the band keep throwing out ideas, without settling on a theme. I heard hints of the "Spinach Jam," Mind Left the Body," "Let if Grow," and arguably "The Wheel." Commonly following "Dark Star" is some great music, it has that characteristic and this "Star" leads to a must hear "Morning Dew," AND a super charged "Sugar Magnolia." This trio mirrors the amazing third disc from Oklahoma on October 19, 1973, Dick's Picks Vol. 19, which has always been one of my favorite discs. 

The "Dark Star" > "Morning Dew" pairing from this era has other great listens, namely The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, and Dick's Picks Vol. 7.  For those keeping track, Deadbase list six "Dark Star" performances in 1974 and with the release of Dave's Picks Vol. 13, only one has not been officially released, which is from Chicago on 7/25/74.  For "Morning Dew," there were six performances 1974, and five have been released. Sept. 21, 1974 from Paris has not been released. 

This release closes the second set with the medley of "Not Fade Away" > "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad" > Not Fade Away" The jam within "GDTRFB" hit some nice spots and has a real smooth post jam transition  back to the verse. Then, the encore of "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" was a rarity for sure, the last version since 1972. 

The Dave's Picks series has served up a full 1974 release three times to date. Thank you! Prior to Dave's Picks series, the many fine 1974 releases were all compilations. This is a superb addition to the 1974 catalog. In fact, partner this with Dave's Picks Vol. 2 from Dillion Stadium on 7/31/1974, and you have very little overlap of key material and an excellent representation of 1974 Grateful Dead in the context of full shows. The combination of the two would be a desert island 1974 selection. 

by Barry Small

 
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Winterland, San Francisco, CA (2/24/74)

Disc 1 
1. U.S. Blues [6:22]
2. Mexicali Blues [3:45]
3. Brown-Eyed Women [5:26]
4. Beat It On Down The Line [4:04]
5. Candyman [7:19]
6. Jack Straw [5:07]
7. China Cat Sunflower> [9:54]
8. I Know You Rider [6:07]
9. El Paso [4:52]
10. Loser [6:44]
11. Playing In The Band [18:27] 

Disc 2 
1. Cumberland Blues [6:57]
2. It Must Have Been The Roses [5:38]
3. Big River [5:25]
4. Bertha [6:40]
5. Weather Report Suite> [15:34]
6. Row Jimmy [10:03]
7. Ship Of Fools [6:08]
8. Promised Land [3:33] 

Disc 3 
1. Dark Star> [29:08]
2. Morning Dew [13:54]
3. Sugar Magnolia> [8:54]
4. Not Fade Away> [4:48]
5. Goiní Down The Road Feeling Bad> [7:23]
6. Not Fade Away [4:29]
7. Itís All Over Now, Baby Blue [6:32] 
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Grateful Dead
Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - drums
Keith Godchaux - Keyboards
Donna Godchaux - vocals

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Limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: February 1, 2015

Listening Party
2/24/74, San Francisco, CA

"Candyman"
"Playing In The Band"
"Bertha"

From the Grateful Dead website
We're heeding the call for more of the majestic early 70s! No doubt, this was a time of great exploration and innovation for the Grateful Dead, one of their peaks... And so it is with great pleasure, that we are proud to present the official release of Winterland, February 24, 1974.

On the fertile grounds of their home turf and on the edge of what would become the Wall of Sound era, the Dead embarked upon a tremendous three-night run at Winterland. On this particular night, the last in the run, they warmed up the crowd with stellar new tracks "U.S. Blues" (previously known as "Wave That Flag"), "Ship of Fools," and "It Must Have Been The Roses." And while these debuts, nestled among fan favorites like "Playing In The Band" and "Brown-Eyed Women," were quite tantalizing, the 2nd set really brought it all home. Witness the magic on an incredibly jazz, introspective "Dark Star," perhaps one of the finest version of "Morning Dew" during this time, and a beautifully arranged cover of "It's All Over Now Baby Blue." The moments making up this masterpiece are made even more clear by the crispness of Kidd Candelario's recording. Epic, indeed!

Limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies, Dave's Picks Volume 13: Winterland, San Francisco, CA - 2/24/74 has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman and features illustrations by our 2015 Artist in Residence Micah Nelson (learn more about the multi-talented artist and musician in our upcoming All In The Family piece). 

This one ships February 1st - get your copy before they are gone, gone, gone!

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Introducing Dave's Picks

The New Limited Edition Numbered Archival Series

What happens when you take the spirit of Dick's Picks and combine it with the very best aspects of Road Trips? Dave's Picks! Esteemed archivist, vaultmeister, and all-around Dead fiend David Lemieux will curate the finest unreleased shows from the master tapes, brought to life with HDCD sonics by Jeffrey Norman, period photos, and informative liner notes. All four CD releases in 2012 will be limited to 12,000 individually numbered copies and each will come in a digipak printed on Orford stock. The entire packaging, including the trays, will be made of 100% recycled and PCW materials. Here's a sneak peek of the packaging


From the Grateful Dead website
Jack Straw may have been from Wichita but the Grateful Dead only played there once and what a show it was! Whether the band knew they would only have one shot to show the "Doo-dah" city what they were all about, we just don't know but they sure did nail it. Dick's Picks producer Dick Latvala initially considered this one for release and with a single listen, you'll know why. From the epic 90-minute 16-song first set to super tight ditties from the massively popular Workingman's Dead and American Beauty albums and newly minted Europe '72 classics like "He's Gone," "Brown-Eyed Women," and "China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider," you're bound to agree. Lest we forget to mention the great sounding tapes and excellent acoustics at the Century II Convention Hall. (Oh, and as a little bonus, we've thrown in the best of the bunch from Oklahoma City 11/15/72!)

Mastered in HDCD from the original soundboard recordings produced by Owsley Stanley, with fresh artwork from Tony Millionaire (and his little dog too), and liner notes from original handbill artist and then first-time Grateful Dead concert attendee Gary Houston, this sonic adventure is one to cross off the old bucket list.

Dave's Picks Volume 13: Dave's Picks Volume 13: Winterland, San Francisco, CA -2/24/74 - Grateful Dead - New release
Dave's Picks Volume 13: Dave's Picks Volume 13: Winterland, San Francisco, CA -2/24/74 - Grateful Dead - New release