Grateful Dead:
Dave's Picks Vol. 26
Albuquerque, N.M. (11/17/71)

CD519 - 3 CD
Rhino R2-564xxx - 2018

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Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 26
Albuquerque Civic Auditorium, New Mexico, 11/17/71

The unexpected return of the masters of the Grateful Dead's triumphant show at the Albuquerque Civic Auditorium, November 17, 1971, yields great rewards. The Dead came in HOT for their first New Mexico show. Aided by clarity and precision and abetted by confidence and focus, they finessed old standards with definitive takes. With Keith now blending in seamlessly on keys, the first set offered up a triple shot of electric Blues, an exceptional "You Win Again," and a stellar "One More Saturday Night" to wrap things up. And the second set, well, it might just be unlike any you've ever heard. Archivist David Lemieux urges you to turn it up and do it loudly. We won't dare spoil all the surprises, but pay special attention to the rippin' "Sugar Magnolia," the aggressively monstrous "The Other One," and the highly-danceable "Not Fade>GDTRFB>Not Fade." Rounding out the 3CDs, you'll find selections from Pigpen's return tour at Ann Arbor, MI, 12/14/71. Subscribers will get nearly all of the complete show as this year's bonus disc.

Listen to Dave Lemieux talking about this release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSNVUEi5B8g

Track List

Disc 1
1. Truckin' [9:39]
2. Sugaree [7:58]
3. Beat It On Down The Line [3:27]
4. Tennessee Jed [6:52]
5. El Paso [5:10]
6. Big Railroad Blues [4:06]
7. Jack Straw [5:21]
8. Deal [5:20]
9. Playing In The Band [6:56]
10. Cumberland Blues [5:41]
11. Me And Bobby McGee [6:10]
12. You Win Again [3:18]
13. Mexicali Blues [3:24]
14. Casey Jones [5:46]

Disc 2
1. One More Saturday Night [4:39]
2. Ramble On Rose [6:52]
3. Sugar Magnolia [7:26]
4. Cryptical Envelopment [1:59]
5. Drums [3:35]
6. The Other One [10:46]
7. Me And My Uncle [3:08]
8. The Other One [9:09]
9. Wharf Rat [8:34]
10. Not Fade Away [8:12]
11. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:44]
12. Not Fade Away [3:10]

Disc 3 - Ann Arbor, MI (12/14/71)
1. Truckin' [8:49]
2. Sugaree [7:05]
3. Mr. Charlie [4:07]
4. Beat It On Down The Line [3:14]
5. Loser [6:25]
6. Next Time You See Me [4:36]
7. El Paso [4:45]
8. Big Railroad Blues [4:32]
9. Me And My Uncle [3:10]
10. Run Rudolph Run [3:28]
11. Big Boss Man [6:52]
12. You Win Again [3:41]
13. Not Fade Away [7:47]
14. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:42]
15. Not Fade Away [2:47]

3 Disc set
Limited to 18,000 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date:May 1, 2018

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