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The Grateful Dead is the most prolific producer of concert performance recordings.  The band's decision to allow fans to bring increasingly sophisticated recording equipment to shows got it started.  The group later began selling complete concert recordings in the Dick's Picks series of releases. That continues to this day with the Dave's Picks series (why not Dave's Raves, we asK?).  Less avid collectors among the band's legion of fans might be interested in The Best Of The Grateful Dead Live, a CD(2)/Vinyl(4)/Digital release due March 23.  Here's what's in store on the set. Knowing Dead fans, spirited debates are already in progress over what songs are included and and whether they chose the right live version.

 

Disc 1

Warf Rat (Fillmore East 4/26/1971

Sugar Magnolia (Olympia Theatre 5/4/72
Jack Straw (Olympia Theatre 5/3/1972)
Truckin' (Lyceum Theatre 5/26/1972)
Morning Dew (Lyceum Theatre 5/26/1972)

Brown Eyed Women (Trivoli Concert Hall 4/14/1972)
The Music Never Stopped (Great American Music Hall 8/13/1975)
Estimated Prophet (Barton Hall 5/8/1977)

 

 

Disc 2

Friend Of The Devil (Radio City Music Hall 10/27/1980)
Feel Like A Stranger (Warfield Theatre (10/4/1980)
Fire On The Mountain (Radio City Music Hall 10/31/1980)
Bird Song (Warfield Theatre (10/4/1980)
Ripple (10/4/1980)
Eyes Of The World (Nassau Coliseum (3/29/90)
Touch Of Grey (Rich Stadium (7/4/1989)
Blow Away (JFK Stadium 7/7/1989
So Many Roads (Soldier Field (1999)