For volume twenty-five of the beloved Grateful Dead show series Dave’s Picks, the band archivist David Lemieux has chosen to release the Dead’s show at Broome County Arena in Binghamton, New York, on November 6th, 1977. The landmark 25th edition of Dave’s Picks featuring this highly requested ’77 show will be released in 2018.
Notably, as the Grateful Dead archival release series moves into its seventh year, the Grateful Dead’s November 6th, 1977 performance will also be one of four releases featured in a brand-new Dave’s Picks subscription series. In 2018, four Grateful Dead shows will be part of this new Dave’s Picks subscription—those who subscribe will receive the recordings of selected archival shows in addition to an exclusive bonus disc that “has proven to be one of the most highly sought after collectibles we’ve ever released” plus free shipping.
You can read David Lemieux full comments on 2018’s upcoming Dave’s Picks subscription series, plus watch him as he breakdowns the new releases slated for next year.
Welcome to the 7th year of the Dave’s Picks series, as we head into 2018 more excited than ever about where this series is, and where it’s going. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported the series since its inception in 2012; and to those who are new to it, we welcome you. There’s plenty of room on the bus. The anticipation we feel every time we select, and later announce, each and every Pick is equal, or even greater, than this guy’s excitement at seeing a train. As we head into and past our 25th release in the series, we feel a great sense of forward momentum, and we aim to keep that going in the coming years. How do we top a release like the upcoming Vol. 25, which as you’ve likely heard is the classic, much-requested, spectacular 11/6/77 Binghamton, NY show? With the show we’re thinking about for Vol. 26, that’s how! Really, we aim to equal, or top, every release by heading to great performances that you or may not have previously heard, but never in the quality Jeffrey Norman is able to produce. We’ve got our eyes and ears on several shows for possible upcoming Dave’s Picks releases that are going to make 2018 the best year yet in the series, and that’s how we honestly feel. Thanks again for subscribing. We keep doing what we do because you keep digging it. Your support and feedback is what keeps making us scream like we’ve just seen the train of our dreams…
[Photo: Ed Perlstein]