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Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It If You Need (Best Of)
During the Grateful Dead's legendary 30-year run, the band often visited its northern neighbors in Portland, Seattle and occasionally even Vancouver. Nonetheless, official live recordings from those cities have been rare until the new PACIFIC NORTHWEST '73-'74: BELIEVE IT IF YOU NEED IT. Excerpted from a larger “complete recordings” boxed set, the 3-CD compilation features some of the best performances by the post-Pigpen lineup in advance of their releases of WAKE OF THE FLOOD and FROM THE MARS HOTEL. Along with highlights from those albums, PACIFIC NORTHWEST '73-'74 includes some of the most famous moments in Grateful Dead live history, among them the Vancouver '73 “Bird Song,” the Portland '74 “Truckin'” jam, and the 47-minute “Playing In The Band” from Seattle '74 – all mastered from the original tapes.