GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 16
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 3:51PM
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  • A Key Volume and the First '60s Concert from the Legendary Series of Live Grateful Dead Recordings

  • One of Dead Archivist Dick Latvala’s Favorite Shows

  • Dick’s Picks Vol.16 Captures a Real Turning Point in the Band’s History, the Premiere of Country- Tinged Material from the Forthcoming Wake of the Flood Album

  • Also Features a Monumental, 90-Minute Medley of “Dark Star”/”The Other One”/”Dark Star”/ ”Uncle John’s Band Jam”/”St. Stephen”/”The Eleven”/”Caution”/”Feedback”

  • A Perfect Companion Set to the Live Dead Album



    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 16—Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 11/8/69 (3-CD Set)

    Reputedly one of Dead archivist Dick Latvala’s favorite concerts, and the first of the Dick’s Picks series to present a ‘60s show, Vol. 16 or, more specifically, disc one of Vol. 16, captures a crucial turning point in the band’s history. There you will find embryonic versions of the songs that were to form Workingman’s Dead, as the group begins to steer away from the psychedelic, blues-based jamming of their early years towards the country-rock pole star that was to guide much of their early ‘70s music (and the friendly hometown crowd at the Fillmore proves the ideal audience for the premiere of the new material). The rest of the show, however, features the earlier incarnation of the band at its finest; in fact, it’s sort of an alternate version of Live Dead, which was recorded about eight months earlier and hit the stores just days after this concert, offering a truly inspired, 90-minute medley of “Dark Star”/”The Other One”/”Dark Star”/”Uncle John’s Band Jam”/”St. Stephen”/”The Eleven”/”Caution”/”Feedback” capped off with a 25-minute “Turn On Your Lovelight” from the previous night. Pivotal performances from a remarkable period of growth for the Grateful Dead.


    Set One

    Good Morning Little School Girl

    Casey Jones

    Dire Wolf

    Easy Wind

    China Cat Sunflower

    I Know You Rider

    High Time

    Mama Tried

    Good Lovin’

    Cumberland Blues



    Set Two

     Dark Star

    The Other One

    Dark Star

    Uncle John’s Band Jam

    Dark Star

    St. Stephen

    The Eleven



    Set Two (cont.)

    Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)

    The Main Ten

    Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)


    We Bid You Goodnight

    Turn On Your Lovelight

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