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Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks Volume 12

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Comprised of recordings in Providence RI and Boston MA from June of 1974, fairly early on in the Grateful Dead's use of their now legendary “Wall of Sound," Dick's Picks Vol. 12 documents a point in the iconic band's evolution where the pendulum of improvisation was swinging back toward more open-ended playing after the more structured ...

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Grateful Dead: Grateful Dead: Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 1

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Recorded in May, 1969 at a Seminole Reservation in Florida, Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 1 hearkens back to the first golden age of the Grateful Dead. The previous twelve months found the group solidify its personnel lineup with the addition of drummer Mickey Hart, nurture a prolific songwriting relationship with lyricist Robert Hunter and hone ...

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Grateful Dead: Grateful Dead: Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 4: Penn State-Cornell 1980

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Taken from two college stops on the Grateful Dead's spring tour of 1980, the latest edition of Road Trips is a three-disc set that, like the very first entry in the series, features the band's lineup with Brent Mydland.

At this point a year into his decade-long tenure with the iconic group, the keyboardist's ...