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Published: 2017/01/06

‘Dave’s Picks Vol. 22’ to Feature 1971 Grateful Dead Show in NYC

The latest installment of the Grateful Dead’s Dave’s Picks will take from the band’s 1971 run at New York City’s Felt Forum, the MSG-adjacent auditorium now known as The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Dave’s Picks Vol. 22 features the Dead’s 12/7/71 performance, which was part of the run that marked the return of Pigpen to the band’s live show after he took months off due to health issues. Some highlights from the evening include a jam on “The Other One,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “Wharf Rat” and a Pigpen-led “Smokestack Lightening.”

Dead.net is also including a bonus disc with Vol.22, which will include most of the 12/6/71 performance at the Felt Forum along with the 12/7 show. More information on the release is available here.

Hear Dave’s Picks curator David Lemieux discuss the series’ sixth year of releases in the video below.

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