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Picks Volume 19
Aloha from Honolulu!
If you are in need of a little island breeze this summer, look no further.
Our very first release from Hawaii, this one sees the Grateful Dead riding
the great wave of change, with a fresh take for a career-defining new
decade. Witness as they smoothly transition from the "Sound of 1969" and
its chaotic psychedelia with their cohesive country-tinged, song-oriented
harmonies. Yes, the yin and yang are well-balanced in these sets, with
plenty of Pigpen favorites (“Hard To Handle," "Good Lovin'," a 35-minute
"Lovelight") done just right, a wonderfully melodic "Dark Star," and the
band breaking fertile ground on soon-to-be classics ("Black Peter," "Dire
Wolf") from their upcoming and much beloved album, Workingman's Dead.
We’ve rounded out this succinct complete show with a little over an hour
of music from the following night, 1/24/70, including the rarity “I’m
A King Bee,” possibly the best live version of “Mason’s Children” ever
recorded, and a crowd-pleasing “Dancing In The Street." Just go on and