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Dick’s Picks Vol.13 Presents One of the Most Legendary Dead Shows of the ‘80s

Features an Amazing Second Set Sequence of “He’s Gone” Leading into the Last-Ever Performance of the “Caution Jam” Morphing into the First Performance of “Spanish Jam” in Five Years

Includes a Hidden 35-Minute Medley of “Scarlet Begonias”/“Fire on the Mountain”

Concert Highlights Keyboardist Brent Mydland

Out of Print for Years


GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 13—Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 5/6/81 (3-CD Set)

This show, which appears here in its entirety, was already something of a legend among Dead collectors before archivist Dick Latvala selected it for Dick’s Picks Vol. 13. Only the second concert (at the time) from the ‘80s to be tapped for the series, it was (and is) widely regarded to be among the best performances of the decade, particularly notable for a stunning second-set sequence featuring “He’s Gone” leading into the last-ever performance of the “Caution Jam,” which then morphed into the first performance of the “Spanish Jam” in five years. A real high point of the era. But before that, you are treated to a hidden (and fiery) 35-minute version of “Scarlet Begonias”/”Fire on the Mountain” from a show at the same venue hailing from 1979, as well as a very tight first set winding up with a rollicking “Deal!” A good one for fans of Brent Mydland, too. Out of print for years!


Disc One

Set One

1. Alabama Getaway

2. Greatest Story Ever Told

3. They Love Each Other

4. Cassidy

5. Jack-A-Roe

6. Little Red Rooster

7. Dire Wolf

8. Looks Like Rain

9. Big Railroad Blues

10. Let It Grow

11. Deal

Disc Two

Set Two

1. New Minglewood Blues

2. High Time

3. Lost Sailor

4. Saint of Circumstance

Hidden Tracks:

Scarlet Begonias

Fire on the Mountain 

Disc Three

Set Two (Cont.)

1. He’s Gone

2. Caution/Spanish Jam

3. Drums

4. Jam

5. The Other One

6. Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad

7. Wharf Rat

8. Good Lovin’

9. Don’t Ease Me In

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