Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks 25
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  • The Legendary Series of Peak Live Shows, Carefully Culled Straight from the Band's Vaults
  • Dick's Picks 25 Was Recorded by Owsley "Bear" Stanley and Betty Cantor-Jackson, Offering Some of the Best Fidelity in the Series

  • Features a Rare Cover of "Werewolves of London"

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GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks 25—May 10, 1978 New Haven, CT May 11, 1978 Springfield, MA (4-CD Set) 

This pair of Grateful Dead shows, taken from an extended East Coast run in the Spring of 1978, not only were among the best of the year, but—with the loving touch of Bear and Betty Cantor-Jackson at the controls—rank as one of the most beautifully recorded entries in the Dick’s Picks series. Both concerts—which appear here minus just two and three songs, respectively—find the group in exceptionally lyrical form on ballads like “Loser,” “Stella Blue,” “Looks Like Rain” and “They Love Each Other.” Also not to be missed is a superlative, slowed-down version of “Friend of the Devil” and the rare performance of Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” as an encore (the band only played it about a dozen times live). Full of diamonds for Deadheads.


5/10/78 Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum New Haven, CT

Disc One

Set One

1.     Jack Straw

2.    They Love Each Other

3.    Cassidy

4.    Ramble On Rose

5.    Me and My Uncle

6.    Big River

7.    Peggy-O

8.    Let It Grow

9.    Deal


Set Two

10. Bertha

11. Good Lovin’


Disc Two

1.    Estimated Prophet

2.    Eyes of the World

3.    Drums

4.    The Other One

5.    Wharf Rat

6.    Sugar Magnolia


5/11/78 Springfield Civic Center Arena Springfield, MA

Disc Three

Set One

1.    Cold Rain and Snow

2.    Beat It On Down the Line

3.    Friend of the Devil

4.    Looks Like Rain

5.    Loser

6.    New Minglewood Blues

7.    Tennessee Jed

8.    Lazy Lightnin’

9.    Supplication


Set Two

10. Scarlet Begonias

11. Fire on the Mountain


Disc Four

1.    Dancing in the Streets

2.    Drums

3.    Not Fade Away

4.    Stella Blue

5.    Around and Around

6.    Werewolves of London

7.    Johnny B. Goode

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