Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 8
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA 11/30/80

CD417 - 3 CD
Rhino records R2-532998, 2013

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Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 8
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA 11/30/80

It's our last release of the 2013 Dave's Picks series and this next one's a fox, literally. We're making our first foray into the 80s (don't expect it to be the last!) with the complete show from 11/30/80, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA. Fans of "The Fox" often debate the merits of this highly-esteemed performance, as in they find it hard to narrow down their favorite bits since this night is replete with many. From a spirited opener with an era-defining rendition of "Deal" to a soaring and powerful second set featuring one of the best ever versions of "Scarlet>Fire," there's no doubt the band was on their game and sound man Dan Healy was too. As the liners put it, "fast or slow, Jerry or Bob, routine or rare: they nail them all." Multiple listens have been said to yield un-ending revelations (even auras!), you'll just have to tune in to see where you land on the spectrum. Wherever this exceptional show takes you, it all adds up to over 3 hours of extremely fun listening. Hotlanta, indeed!


Disc 1
1 Feel Like A Stranger [9:19]
2 Loser [8:17]
3 Cassidy [5:14]
4 Ramble On Rose [7:55]
5 Little Red Rooster [9:33]
6 Bird Song [9:22]
7 Me and My Uncle> [2:59]
8 Big River [5:55]
9 It Must Have Been The Roses [7:13]

Disc 2
1 Lost Sailor> [6:34]
2 Saint Of Circumstance [6:31]
3 Deal [8:03]
4 Scarlet Begonias> [11:44]
5 Fire On The Mountain [10:50]
6 Samson And Delilah [7:40]
7 Ship Of Fools [8:49]

Disc 3
1 Playing In The Band> [15:53]
2 Drums> [11:25]
3 Space> [4:23]
4 The Wheel> [6:49]
5 China Doll> [6:50]
6 Around and Around> [4:01]
7 Johnny B. Goode [4:49]
8 Uncle John's Band [7:46]

3 Disc set
Limited to 13,000 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: November 1, 2013