Dick's Picks Vol 1 by Grateful Dead
All releases will be HAND NUMBERED and VERY VERY LIMITED! Vol 1 is a 4 LP 12” x 12” box set. All records are individually sleeved in high quality poly lined sleeves. Hand Numbered 1-2000!
The Grateful Dead released an official live concert series called Dick's Picks. These shows have come to be known as some of the best Grateful Dead shows of all time. The Dick's Picks series, which started in 1993, was named for Grateful Dead tape vault archivist Dick Latvala, who selected his favorite shows with the band's approval and oversaw production of the albums. After Latvala's death in 1999, David Lemieux became the Dead's tape archivist and took over responsibility for the Dick's Picks releases.
Today this series is being released on vinyl for the first time by Brookvale Records. All of the recordings have been painstakingly remastered specifically for vinyl release. The vinyl has been pressed at the prestigious Gotta Groove Records Plant in Ohio. The albums are on 180 gram for the highest fidelity possible.
Tampa, FL - 12/19/73
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180/200 GRAM Vinyl LP
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