From St. Louis to San Francisco: Dave's Picks Volume 6

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2 complete shows, once missing reels filled with never-before-heard material, a previously unheard and quite majestic 1969 "Dark Star," a first-ever version of "New Speedway Boogie," a second-ever version of "Mason's Children".... We can hardly contain our excitement about Dave's Picks Volume 6. The first major return of material to the vault since 2005's Houseboat Tapes, Dave's Picks Volume 6 will feature 2 complete shows with never-before-heard material from 2/2/70 Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO and 12/20/69 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA. Long a mystery, the riddle of the 2/2/70 set list has now been solved and the music restored to its proper - and spectacular - sequence. 2/2/70 is also notable as the first show without Tom Constanten. Tom, however, makes his return to give his first-hand perspective on 12/20/69 in this volume's liner notes.Pigpen fiends, ask and you shall receive. Both shows feature loads of Pigpen including a major 35+ minute "Lovelight" from 12/20/69. Recorded by Bear with an excellent mix and sound quality, this very special release feels like a return to the classics.Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 2/2/70Disc 11 Casey Jones [4:31]2 Mama Tried [3:03]3 Hard To Handle [5:39]4 Cold Rain and Snow [5:32]5 Black Peter [9:49]6 Cumberland Blues [5:14]7 Dark Star> [22:00]8 St. Stephen> [5:11]9 Mason’s Children [5:29]10 Good Lovin’ [5:09]11 Uncle John's Band [6:37]Disc 21 Turn On Your Lovelight> [14:06]2 Not Fade Away [1:20]3 Turn On Your Lovelight [3:38]4 And We Bid You Goodnight [3:07]Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/20/691 Dark Star> [20:38]2 St. Stephen> [10:40]3 The Eleven> [11:32]4 New Speedway Boogie [8:27]Disc 31 Turn On Your Lovelight [35:15]2 Mason’s Children [7:19]3 China Cat Sunflower> [5:31]4 I Know You Rider [6:07]5 High Time [8:16]6 Me And My Uncle [3:30]7 Hard To Handle [5:11]8 Cumberland Blues [5:33]