Grateful Dead: Dave´s Picks Vol. 34, Miami, FL (6/23/74)

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Grateful Dead: DAVE´S PICKS VOLUME 34:
JAI-ALAI FRONTON, MIAMI, FL (6/23/74)
3CD

-To my ears, the best Dead shows are those that not only fit the criteria that make them amongst the best of a year, but that are also completely unique for their era - shows that fit perfectly into their year of performance, but also fall somewhat outside of the norm for that year. Harpur College, Veneta, Cornell, Cape Cod, and Augusta are all shows that are objectively excellent, and if they are not the best from their respective years of performance, they are certainly unique. Miami 6/23/74 falls into that category: not only one of the very best shows from this outstanding year, but also one of the most interesting and unique. It´s certainly worthy of many, many deep listens. - David Lemieux
 
We´re back with a hot one from Miami, F-L-A. DAVE´S PICKS VOLUME 34 features the complete show from the Jai Alai Fronton, 6/23/74, one with unparalleled sound quality due in equal parts to the Wall Of Sound and the beautiful sonic clarity of Kidd Candelario´s tapes. The first set is chock full of dynamite takes on classics like Ramble On Rose, Mississippi Half-Step, and Cumberland Blues. The second set delivers on the JAMS - one leading into a gorgeous Ship Of Fools, one rare instrumental version of Dark Star, and a Spanish Jam, this is Miami after all! The show also offers up a ´first´ and an ´only´ - the former, a Seastones set featuring Phil and Ned Lagin and the latter, the sole Grateful Dead performance of Chuck Berry´s Let It Rock.

TRACK LISTING:

Disc 1
1. RAMBLE ON ROSE [7:30]
2. BLACK-THROATED WIND [9:20]
3. MISSISSIPPI HALF-STEP UPTOWN TOODELOO [7:49]
4. BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE [3:45]
5. ROW JIMMY [5:53]
7. LET IT ROCK [3:39]
8. CUMBERLAND BLUES [6:49]
9. EL PASO [4:40]
10. TO LAY ME DOWN [8:02]
 
Disc 2
1. WEATHER REPORT SUITE> [16:31]
Prelude
Part I
Part II (Let It Grow)
2. CHINA DOLL [5:43]
3. SEASTONES [9:45]
4. JAM> [4:04]
5. SHIP OF FOOLS [6:14]
6. BIG RIVER [5:19]
7. BLACK PETER [9:22]
 
Disc 3
1. AROUND AND AROUND [6:06]
2. DARK STAR JAM> [17:37]
3. SPANISH JAM> [4:22]
4. U.S. BLUES [8:50]
5. UNCLE JOHN’S BAND> [7:53]
6. ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT [6:00]
7. CASEY JONES [6:48]
 
Bonus Disc:
Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL (6/22/74)

Bonus disc

1. PLAYING IN THE BAND [28:56]
2. CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER> [9:54]
3. I KNOW YOU RIDER [5:41]
4. EYES OF THE WORLD> [15:11]
5. WHARF RAT> [10:10]
6. SUGAR MAGNOLIA [8:48]


Mastered to HDCD Specs by Jeffrey Norman
Limited to 22,000
Released on May 1st, 2020


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