Grateful Dead:
Dave's Picks Vol. 19
Honolulu, Hawaii
(1/23/70 + 1/24/70)

CD470 - 3 CD
Rhino, 2016

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Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 19
Honolulu Civic Auditorium,
Honolulu, Hawaii, January 23 + 24, 1970

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 say Mahalo!
(David Lemieux,

Track list:

Disc 1
1. China Cat Sunflower> [4:35]
2. I Know You Rider> [6:11]
3. Black Peter [8:36]
4. The Yellow Dog Story [3:14]
5. Hard To Handle [5:41]
6. Mama Tried [3:10]
7. Casey Jones [1:22]
8. Dire Wolf [4:27]
9. Good Lovin' [10:00]
10. That's It For The Other One [21:57]

Disc 2
1. Dark Star> [18:45]
2. St. Stephen [5:02]
3. Turn On Your Lovelight [38:09]

Disc 3
1. Cumberland Blues [5:37]
2. Cold Rain And Snow [5:36]
3. Me And My Uncle [3:32]
4. I'm A King Bee [6:25]
5. Mason's Children [6:47]
6. Black Peter [9:41]
7. Good Lovin' [6:23]
8. Feedback>[1:23]
9. And We Bid You Goodnight [4:25]
10. Dancing In The Street [9:18]

3 Disc set
Limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies
Originally recorded by Owsley “Bear" Stanley
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: August 1, 2016