Grateful Dead:
Dave's Picks Vol. 25
Binghamton, N.Y. (11/6/77)

CD513 - 3 CD
Rhino R2-564621 - 2018

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Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 25
Broome County Arena, Binghamton, N.Y., 11/6/77

"We left with our minds sufficiently blown and still peaking..." We're headed back to that peak with the newly returned tapes from Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, 11/6/77. The Grateful Dead's last touring show of 1977 finds them going for broke, taking chances on fan favorites like "Jack Straw," "Friend Of The Devil," and "The Music Never Stopped," carving out righteous grooves on a one-of-kind "Scarlet>Fire" and a tremendous "Truckin'."

And, speaking of that:
-Truckin' is where the dam bursts. The sting of Jerry's wrathful licks is first felt at the end of the first chorus. From then on he unleashes a torrent of blistering guitar attacks played way up on the neck at high volume. His assault reaches its acme after the last chorus as he climbs the ladder of the song's opening riff on the sturdy shoulders of Phil's bass playing. When that jam is brought down again, he steps up for some showboating the likes of which we've rarely heard from him before or since. The Dead, for this song at least, is clearly Garcia's backing band, setting up rhythmically each opening for Garcia's almost metal'ish lines. Wow! Look out, Jimmy Page!
(from " Dead to the Core", by Eric B. Wybenga, Delta Books 1997)

An ultra high energy show, with a first set that rivals the second? Not unheard of but definitely rare. Hear for yourself...

DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 25 features liner notes by Rob Bleetstein, photos by Bob Minkin, and original art by our 2018 Dave's Picks Artist-In-Residence Tim McDonagh. As always, it has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman and it is limited to 18,000 individually numbered copies.

Track List

Disc 1
1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [12:22]
2. Jack Straw [7:18]
3. Tennessee Jed [9:24]
4. Mexicali Blues> [3:19]
5. Me And My Uncle [3:30]
6. Friend Of The Devil [9:38]
7. New Minglewood Blues [5:34]
8. Dupree’s Diamond Blues [6:11]
9. Passenger [4:43]
10. Dire Wolf [5:18]
11. The Music Never Stopped [8:05]

Disc 2
1. Samson And Delilah [9:10]
2. Sunrise [4:45]
3. Scarlet Begonias> [10:46]
4. Fire On The Mountain> [9:36]
5. Good Lovin’ [7:09]

Disc 3
1. St. Stephen> [7:55]
2. Drums> [2:48]
3. Not Fade Away> [9:44]
4. Wharf Rat> [11:09]
5. St. Stephen> [1:04]
6. Truckin’ [11:32]
7. Johnny B. Goode [5:09]

3 Disc set
Limited to 18,000 individually numbered copies
Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman
Digipak made of 100% recycled and PCW materials
Release Date:February 1, 2018