"We all expect Big Things from the Big Songs, but all the smaller songs in this show are stunningly played. That extra something in every song that makes a great show GREAT? It's here in every song. And as for the bigger songs, they certainly deliver as well." - David Lemieux
Just like the man says, you've also come to expect "Big Things" from the Dave's Picks series. We certainly intend to deliver with Boston Garden, April 2, 1973, our first archival release of the new year. Clocking in at 34 songs, this one's a whopper and a solid one, at that.
One might think the Grateful Dead a bit weary at the end of a long run, but no sir (or ma'am!), they left nothing behind and showed no signs of slowing down on this epic night. In fact, they packed both sets with an inventive pastiche of brand-new ("Wave That Flag," "Eyes Of The World," "Row Jimmy") and newly-minted classics ("Mississippi Half-Step," "Stella Blue") played to near-perfection. Once you hear this version taken from the 10" master reels, we know you’ll agree.
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman and featuring illustrations by 2017 Dave's Picks Artist-In-Residence Dave Van Patten (stay tuned for his profile), Dave's Picks Volume 21 is limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies.
Fair warning: these releases sell out more and more quickly as the years go on. There's truly no time to wait!