We're easin' on into the last Dave's Picks of the 2022 series with the complete show from AUTZEN STADIUM, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON, 6/23/90 and you're going to need your sunglasses because the forecast for this one is bright. Doors were at noon with Little Feat opening (fun fact: Little Feat's Lowell George produced SHAKEDOWN STREET) and the Grateful Dead taking the stage at 2pm to deliver what is surely one of their longest later-era performances and what can most certainly be classified as an upper-echelon late-Brent era show.
It's lazy in the best possible way, with the band taking their time to get each note just right, giving Dead Heads a real chance to soak in the day's incarnations of long-worn favorites like "Cumberland Blues," "Tennessee Jed," "They Love Each Other," and "Cassidy" in the first set, and the occasion to lose themselves in the second set's crescendo of jams capped off with a shimmering "Morning Dew" and of course, a rocking "One More Saturday Night."
Limited to 25,000 numbered copies, DAVE’S PICKS VOLUME 44: AUTZEN STADIUM, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON 6/23/90 was recorded by (no, not Dave himself, as you will soon learn from the liners) Dan Healy and has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. Grab a copy while you can.
P.S. Remember how we couldn't fit "Cold Rain and Snow" from Dallas 12/26/69 on Dave's Picks 43? You'll have it here now to complete the two shows from Volume 43. Huzzah!