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Nov222011

GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK'S PICKS

“Dick” was Dick Latvala, the official tape archivist for the Grateful Dead until 1999, whose in- spiration and encyclopedic knowledge of the band’s vaults spawned the fabled Dick’s Picks series of live Dead concert recordings. Comprised of 36volumes, Dick’s Picks follows the band on its long, strange trip through a multitude of eras, tours and venues, featuring hand- picked shows that display the band at its visionary, improvisational height. Now, Real Gone Music is finally bringing this unparalleled cache of Dead concert brilliance to you!

• The Legendary Series of Peak Live Shows, Carefully Culled Straight from the Band's Vaults

• Spanning Their Entire, Unparalleled Career

• Featuring Photo-Packed Booklets

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GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 34—Rochester, NY 11/5/77 (3-CD Set)

 This three-CD set won raves from the Dead collector community both for its pristine sound (mastered in HDCD) and blazing performances (check out the ever-ascending version of The Other One in the second set). Includes the com- plete 11/5/77 show from the Community War Memorial in Rochester, leav- ened with some particularly inspired excerpts from the 11/2/77 show at the Seneca College Field House in Toronto. Never before available in stores!

Songs include DISC ONE (Set One): New Minglewood Blues; Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo; Looks Like Rain; Dire Wolf; Mama Tried/Big River; Candyman; Jack Straw; Deal DISC TWO (Set Two): Phil Solo; Take a Step Back/Eyes of the World/Samson & Delilah; It Must Have Been the Roses BONUS TRACKS: Might as Well; Estimated Prophet/St. Stephen/Truckin’; Around and Around DISC THREE (Set Two Cont.):Estimated Prophet/He’s Gone/Rhythm Devils/ The Other One/Black Peter/Sugar Magnolia; One More Saturday Night BONUS TRACKS: Lazy Lightning/Supplication.


 

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GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 35—San Diego, CA 8/7/71, Chicago, IL 8/24/71 (4-CD Set)

The story behind this volume of Dick’s Picks is truly rich—Jerry Garcia gave the 1⁄4” tapes to these shows to Keith Godchaux in order to famil- iarize him with the band’s repertoire. Godchaux then left the tapes on his parents’ houseboat in Alameda, where they remained for nearly 35 years until being discovered by Keith’s brother in 2005! Despite the less-than-optimal storage conditions, the sound on this four-CD set (mastered in HDCD) is stellar, and the fact that these tapes were lost means that soundboard recordings of this tour were very scarce indeed. Includes the entire San Diego show and all that could be salvaged from the Chicago show, plus the end of the 8/6/71 show at the Hollywood Bowl. Never before available in stores!

Songs include DISC ONE (San Diego Set One): Big Railroad Blues; El Paso; Mr. Charlie; Sugaree; Mama Tried; Bertha; Big Boss Man; Promised Land; Hard to Handle; Cumberland Blues; Casey Jones (San Diego Set Two): Truckin’ DISC TWO (San Diego Set Two Cont.): China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider; Next Time You See Me; Sugar Magnolia; Sing Me Back Home; Me and My Uncle; Not Fade Away/Goin’ down the Road Feeling Bad/Jam; Johnny B Goode CHICAGO SHOW: Uncle John’s Band; Playing in the Band; Loser DISC THREE: It Hurts Me Too; Cumberland Blues; Empty Pages; Beat It On down the Line; Brown-Eyed Woman; Saint Stephen; Not Fade Away/Goin’ down the Road Feeling Bad/Not Fade Away; Me and Bobby McGee; Big Boss Man; Brokedown Palace DISC FOUR: Good Lovin’ BONUS TRACKS: The Other One/Me and My Uncle/The Other One; Deal; Sugar Magnolia; Morning Dew; Turn on Your Lovelight

 

 

GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 36—The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 9/21/72 (4-CD Set)

 This 1972 performance comes with a very good pedigree, as Dick Latvala had this show on his short list of candidates for the very first release in the Dick’s Picks series! Includes the complete Philadelphia concert (check out the Dark Star/Morning Dew transition) plus some bonuses from a 9/3/72 show at Folsom Field in Boulder, CO. This four-CD show (mastered in HDCD) is now available at retail for the first time!

Songs include DISC ONE (Set One): Promised Land; Bird Song; El Paso; China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider; Black-Throated Wind; Big Railroad Blues; Jack Straw; Loser; Big River DISC TWO (Set One Cont.): Ramble On Rose; Cumberland Blues; Playing in the Band (Set Two): He’s Gone/Truckin’; Black Peter; Mexicali Blues DISC THREE (Set Two Cont.): Dark Star/Morning Dew; Beat It On down the Line; Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo; Sugar Magnolia; Friend of the Devil DISC FOUR (Set Two Cont.): Not Fade Away/ Goin’ down the Road Feeling Bad/Not Fade Away; One More Saturday Night BONUS TRACKS: He’s Gone/The Other One/Wharf Rat

 

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