Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 16, Springfield, Mass. 3/28/73
CD450 - 3 CD
Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 16,
We're wrapping up the 2015 Dave's Picks series with a real whopper! That's right, Dave's Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - the show that nearly didn't happen - is packed with 30 songs and lengthy ones to boot. As liner note scribe Dennis McNally claims this one's got a "classic 1973 'problem': almost too much good material... they simply did not know how to stop." From the rare "Cumberland Blues" opener barreling into a first set packed with new-at-the-time tunes to an unparalleled second set sequence of "Weather Report Suite">a massively beautiful atonal 31-minute "Dark Star">"Eyes of the World">"Playing In the Band" - an atypical show closer with its extreme energy - we are certain you will agree that this one's bountiful.
Recorded by Kidd Candelario and mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman, Dave's Picks Vol. 16 ships out November 1st. Like all our 2015 Dave's Picks releases, it's also limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies - and these have been known to sell out in matter of days - so you'll want to grab a copy while you can!
Tracklist Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73