Feb 26, 1973

Grateful Dead

Dick's Picks, Vol. 28: Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, NE

02/26/73 Dick's Picks, Vol.  28: Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, NE

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Jack Straw 317

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Don't Ease Me In 241

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Playing In The Band 1043

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Cold Rain & Snow 390

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Beat It On Down The Line 203

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They Love Each Other 354

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Mexicali Blues 243

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El Paso 282

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Jack Straw 288

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They Love Each Other 351

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Big River 276

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Tennessee Jed 483

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Greatest Story Ever Told 326

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Dark Star 1523

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Eyes of the World 1149

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Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo 480

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Me & My Uncle 206

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Not Fade Away 394

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Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad 472

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Not Fade Away 182

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Big River 266

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The Other One 907

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Eyes of the World 1022

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Show Notes

Dick's Picks 28

Featuring material from two shows in late February 1973 from Pershing Municipal Auditorium in Lincoln, Nebraska and the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Discs 1 & 2 from 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE
  • Discs 3 & 4 from 2/28/73 Salt Lake City, UT


1973 was, by widespread consent of the Deadhead community, one of the watershed years for the Grateful Dead as a performing band — a year in which the Dead created some of its most fearless, passionate and flat-out beautiful music. It is not surprising, then, that 1973 has already provided material for three of the most memorable entries in the Dick’s Picks series of treasures from the Grateful Dead Vault, or that the same great year has yielded up yet another winner for that series: welcome to Dick’s Picks, Volume 28, a four-CD set featuring the lion’s share of two sensational performances, from Lincoln, Nebraska and Salt Lake City, Utah, recorded in February, 1973

The previous 1973 Dick’s Picks titles all were taken from shows performed in the latter part of that year, following the release of Wake of The Flood, the Dead’s first album on their own record label. Volume 28, on the other hand, comes from very near the beginning of that year, hot on the heels of Europe ’72, when the band was just beginning to break in the great new material that would be recorded for Wake and its successor, Grateful Dead From The Mars Hotel. Several of those songs are heard here and prove to be, even so early in their performance histories, mature and deeply satisfying works. This is especially evident in the two performances of “Eyes Of The World” included in the set — even though the song had received its public premiere little more than two weeks earlier, it was already well on its way to being one of the most satisfying vehicles for improvisation ever created by the Dead. Some of the more established cornerstones of the band’s repertoire are also well represented here, including lengthy and deeply exploratory versions of “Dark Star” and “Playing In The Band,” earthshaking renditions of “Truckin’” and “The Other One” and a breathtaking “Morning Dew.”

It’s all played with the high-wire daring and jazz-like telepathy that characterized the Dead’s performances throughout 1973, and as always, impeccably mastered from the original two-track source tapes.

Musicians

  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - piano
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Pigpen (In Spirit)

Credits

  • Recording - Bill Candelario
  • CD mastering - Jeffrey Norman
  • Tape archivists - David Lemieux
  • Archival research - Eileen Law/Grateful Dead Archives
  • Cover art, package design - Robert Minkin
  • Photography - Brad Temkin, Rich Weiner,, Ron Sullivan
  • Deadhead newsletter design - Mary Ann Mayer