The Grateful Dead‘s February 23, 1974 concert at Winterland in San Francisco will be featured on the live archival audio release Dave’s Picks Volume 42. Due out in the second quarter of 2022, those who purchase Grateful Dead Dave’s Picks 2022 subscriptions will receive a bonus disc containing highlights from the previous evening.
February 23, 1974 was the second show of a three-night stand at Winterland in the band’s hometown. The final night of the run was previously released in 2015 as Dave’s Picks Volume 13. Each installment is picked by Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux. Up first for the series next year is Dave’s Picks Volume 41 featuring the group’s performance at the Baltimore Civic Center on May 26, 1977.
Highlights included on Dave’s Picks Volume 42 include a stellar run of “He’s Gone” into “Truckin’” into “Drums” into “The Other One” as well as the inspired “Eyes Of The World” that follows, a “Weather Report Suite” and what would turn out to be the final “Here Comes Sunshine” until 1992. The bonus disc features live debuts of “U.S. Blues,” “It Must Have Been The Roses” and “Ship Of Fools” from February 22, 1974 as well as a +20-minute “Playing In The Band” and more.
Dave’s Picks 2022 subscriptions are on sale via Dead.net through January 7.
February 23, 1974 Setlist (via Jerrybase)
Set One: Around And Around, Dire Wolf, Me And Bobby McGee, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Here Comes Sunshine, Beat It On Down The Line, Ship Of Fools, Jack Straw, Deal, Promised Land > Bertha > Greatest Story Ever Told
Set Two: Row Jimmy, Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow > Stella Blue, Big River, Ramble On Rose, Me And My Uncle, He’s Gone > Truckin’ > Drums > The Other One > Eyes Of The World, One More Saturday Night
Encore: Casey Jones, Johnny B. Goode > And We Bid You Good Night