Exposé Online banner

Grateful Dead — Dave's Picks Volume 11: Century II Convention Hall, Wichita, KA 11/17/72
(Rhino Records R2-541135, 1972/2014, 3CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 2017-10-12

Dave's Picks Volume 11: Century II Convention Hall, Wichita, KA 11/17/72 Cover art

Easily the best show in the Dave's Picks series so far and a pick from the winter tour which hasn't been nearly as well documented on official releases or the trading circuit as the rest of the year. And not only is the full show here, but it fit so well on just over two discs that there's some excellent filler from the 11/15 show added as well. I've heard a couple dates from this late in the year that were good, but not as strong as usual, that in some ways this Wichita show feels like a return to the Fall tour. It's got a great "Bird Song," a quality "Box of Rain" and a terrific "Cumberland Blues," as well as a terrific "Truckin'" > "Other One" > "Brokedown Palace." Unfortunately, like most of the Dead.net releases in the last few years, these go really fast now. But at least at this point I'd have to say almost 2/3 of 1972 has been released now.


Filed under: Archives, 2014 releases, 1972 recordings

Related artist(s): Grateful Dead

Latest news

2019-10-06
Ginger Baker RIP – Legendary English drummer Ginger Baker has died at the age of 80. After coming to fame with Cream in the 60s alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce, he became one of the most recognized and influential drummers of the rock era. On September 25, his family announced that he was critically ill, and on October 6 his death was confirmed. » Read more

2019-08-20
Alex's Hand Seeks Spa Treatment – American / European band Alex's Hand has a new album in the works called Hungarian Spa, which looks to be their biggest and best yet, featuring a large roster of guest musicians. They're seeking funding to take the project on the road, and are looking for help from the crowd of wisdom. » Read more

2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Marillion - Clutching at Straws – This EMI reissue has given me an opportunity I thought was long past: to review what I consider to be Marillion's finest moment. When I first discovered Marillion, I was dying for something new to...  (1999) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues