A new limited-edition archival release series that's modeled very much in the image of the storied Dick's Picks
series, which was discontinued in 2005 - six years after its namesake,
Dick Latvala, passed away - is being launched by Grateful Dead's current
archivist, David Lemieux, who took over for Latvala in September 1999.
And now, instead of Dick's Picks, it will be called Dave's Picks.
"Every show by the Dead - whether it was in the Sixties, Seventies, Eighties or Nineties - was a journey," Lemieux tells Rolling Stone.
"They weren't writing out setlists before the show, but wherever that
show took them was part of a journey that became part of what was
special about that show. And one of the great things about the Grateful
Dead was that every show was a complete and unique adventure - for them
and for us. Here we are 16 years after the Grateful Dead stopped playing
and I think one of the best ways to bring people