From 1993 to 2005 an incredible 35 live albums were released under the Heading Dick's Picks, created by tape archivist Dick Latvala. These are available in CD form or downloadable onto your computer (making possible a radio station in the US completely dedicated to the band)
In May 2008 a 9-cd set will be released called Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings.
This captures the Dead in their hometown of San Francisco at one of the most fertile points in their career, they had perfected the art of the jam, could play country, and could tip you off the edge of the world into space with the notorious "Dark Star". These albums are of excellent remastered quality, check dead.net for more details on ordering.
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