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Picks Volume 17
When the Grateful Dead hit the workingman's town of Fresno, California on July 19, 1974, they were undeterred by the blazing heat and inspired by the enormous "thundering machinery" they'd brought along. With the Wall of Sound, they felt they'd reached a whole new level of symbiosis. Can you hear what they heard on that fateful night? Find out when you reach the upper realms of auditory bliss with this "essential for any tape library." Witness Jerry breaking new ground with a spectacularly different take on "Scarlet Begonias." Follow Phil and keyboardist Ned Lagin into the future of electronic music with their "Seastones" set and orbit into deep space during the 30-minute "Playing In The Band." Prefer to listen with both feet on the ground? The second set will bring you back to earth and still have you dancing with a plethora of pleasers like "Brown-eyed Women," "He's Gone," and "U.S. Blues," rounded out with the band's one and only "Spanish Jam." Plucked from the Grateful Dead's original tapes and mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman.