Dave’s Picks Vol. 18 will come in the form of the Dead’s July 17, 1976 performance at the Orpheum in San Francisco. The release follows Vol. 17, which featured the July 19, 1974 show from Selland Arena in Fresno, CA.
On the release, David Lemieux said, “Dave’s Picks 18 is a show that Dick Latvala turned me onto in 1999, which Dick had had his ear on for a long time. It’s a very different 1976 show, with more of a 1974 vibe, and features spectacular versions of “Comes A Time,” “The Other One,” “Sugaree,” and a 15-minute “Not Fade Away” as the second encore. Add to this the bonus material from the previous night’s show along with that show’s second set jam sequence on the Bonus Disc, and 2016 subscribers will be receiving pretty much a 2-show, 4-CD box set of two terrific nights in the Summer of 1976 in the band’s hometown.”
Dead.net has also announced its 2016 subscription service, with the chance to lock in Dave’s Picks Vol. 17-20 along with bonus items like subscription exclusive bonus discs and free domestic shipping. Subscribers will receive a bonus disc to accompany Dave’s Picks Vol. 18 featuring material from the previous night’s show along with that show’s second set jam sequence.
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