Grateful Dead:
Dave's Picks Vol. 23
Eugene, Oregon (1/22/78)

CD508 - 3 CD
Rhino R2-557455 - 2017

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Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 23
McArthur Court, University of Oregon, Eugene OR, January 22nd, 1978

Close encounters in Eugene, Oregon! We are not alone in saying this one could be considered top-of-line Grateful Dead from 1978. Yes, as the tales have been told, 1/22/78 conjured up vibes of the Be-in, Altamont, Yippies, Psychedelia, Woodstock, Free Speech, Acid Trips, heaven for one lucky concert-goer, and of course, aliens. If you wanna know what we’re on about, there’s no better way to experience the show than with this lovingly-restored version from legendary sound engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson’s boards. Witness sets packed with bright and vibrant gems like a surprisingly heavy “Row Jimmy,” a freshly tender “Ship Of Fools,” and a transcendental “The Other One.” And if you have levitated too far, Jerry’s “Close Encounters” solo (ironic, we know) will reel you back in and set you right up for the powerful crescendo of “St. Stephen” and the band's shake-it-all-about boogie-down finale.

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Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman and featuring illustrations by 2017 Dave's Picks Artist-In-Residence Dave Van Patten and liners by Grateful Dead scribe Jesse Jarnow, Dave's Picks Volume 23 is limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies.

Track List:

Disc 1
1. New Minglewood Blues [6:20]
2. Dire Wolf [4:35]
3. Cassidy [5:08]
4. Peggy-O [7:23]
5. El Paso [5:21]
6. Tennessee Jed [9:06]
7. Jack Straw [6:08]
8. Row Jimmy [10:37]
9. The Music Never Stopped [8:08]

Disc 2
1. Bertha> [6:52]
2. Good Lovin’ [6:26]
3. Ship Of Fools [7:33]
4. Samson And Delilah [7:48]

Disc 3
1. Terrapin Station> [11:08]
2. Drums> [7:51]
3. The Other One> [16:57]
4. Space> [3:52]
5. St. Stephen> [7:39]
6. Not Fade Away> [14:09]
7. Around And Around [8:57]
8. U.S. Blues [5:53]
9. Uncle John's Band (6:13)

3 Disc set Limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date: August 1, 2017