Continuing in the tradition of the long-running Dick's Picks series, Dave's Picks collects choice live recordings from the archives of the Grateful Dead's unparalleled concert history, and presents them in album form for superfans and enthusiasts of the live Dead experience. Vol. 5: Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles 11/17/73 comes from a particularly strong period in the band's touring career, and this show itself is already legendary in certain Deadhead circles. While in their later days it would become increasingly rare for the Dead to tour in support of a new studio album, this show came not long after the release of Wake of the Flood, and saw the group going through extended versions of material from that album like "Here Comes Sunshine" and "Eyes of the World," the latter of which would grow to become a staple of the band's shows. Also included in the massive set list are spirited versions of classic Dead tracks like "Stella Blue" and "Uncle John's Band."
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