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Dick's Picks, Vol. 1: Tampa, FL 12/19/1973

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Named after the Grateful Dead's vigilant vault keeper Dick Latvala, the Dick's Picks series ultimately encompassed three dozen entries spanning 23 years 1968 -- 1991 of live concert recordings. Inside the debut installment are over two hours of highlights from the band's final 1973 gig December 19 at the Curtis Hixon Convention Center in Tampa, FL. With a surfeit of options to inaugurate the ongoing project, Latvala cited his desire to disseminate items that were "lesser known" by Deadheads and to reveal the sonic splendor of the opener "Here Comes Sunshine" when asked the reasons that he chose this specific date to christen Dick's Picks. It was clear that the entire ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Named after the Grateful Dead's vigilant vault keeper Dick Latvala, the Dick's Picks series ultimately encompassed three dozen entries spanning 23 years 1968 -- 1991 of live concert recordings. Inside the debut installment are over two hours of highlights from the band's final 1973 gig December 19 at the Curtis Hixon Convention Center in Tampa, FL. With a surfeit of options to inaugurate the ongoing project, Latvala cited his desire to disseminate items that were "lesser known" by Deadheads and to reveal the sonic splendor of the opener "Here Comes Sunshine" when asked the reasons that he chose this specific date to christen Dick's Picks. It was clear that the entire evening could not be presented on two CDs. Therefore, Latvala -- with input from a variety of sources, notably bandmember Phil Lesh more about that in a moment -- selected representatives from the first and second sets. Deadhead purists were initially displeased that the concert had been condensed and/or resequenced. Meaning, they wanted every note. In addition to the sublime "Here Comes Sunshine," a potent "Weather Report Suite" and "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" are worthy of investigation. The former for its incisive instrumental explorations, while the latter is notable for the conspicuous absence of the typical "Upon the Rio Grande-O/Upon that lazy river" refrain. The late 1973 lineup of the Grateful Dead is minus contributions from Donna Jean Godchaux vocals -- whose final trimester of pregnancy was not conducive to life on the road. A further point of contention between connoisseurs of the music was the out and out hatchet job done to "Playing in the Band" at the behest of Phil Lesh bass/vocals. A caveat of including the performance was the removal of his bass solo. The centerpiece of disc two is 50 minutes of vintage, uninterrupted and nonstop musical interaction from participants Jerry Garcia guitar/vocals, Keith Godchaux keyboards, Bill Kreutzmann percussion, Bob Weir guitar/vocals, and Lesh. An above average "He's Gone" and "Truckin'" will Weir everlearn the words? land into a rare overhaul of Blind Willie Johnson's "Nobody's Fault but Mine." The short but effective detour through the "Other One" is both preceded and followed by some transcendent spacy jamming that ultimately dissolves as Garcia tugs at the heartstrings with the ballad "Stella Blue." Rounding out Dick's Picks, Vol. 1 1993 is a typical closer of the era -- an energetic update of Chuck Berry's "Around and Around."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2004
  • Label: Grateful Dead / Wea
  • UPC: 081227892722
  • Catalog Number: 78927

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Here Comes Sunshine (14:14)
  2. 2 Big River (5:22)
  3. 3 Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo (7:30)
  4. 4 Weather Report Suite (15:56)
  5. 5 Big Railroad Blues (4:05)
  6. 6 Playing in the Band (21:10)
Disc 2
  1. 1 He's Gone (10:49)
  2. 2 Truckin' (9:18)
  3. 3 Nobody's Fault But Mine (5:52)
  4. 4 Jam (8:10)
  5. 5 Other One (1:56)
  6. 6 Jam (6:11)
  7. 7 Stella Blue (8:45)
  8. 8 Around and Around (5:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grateful Dead Primary Artist
Jerry Garcia Guitar, Vocals
Bob Weir Guitar, Vocals
Keith Godchaux Keyboards
Bill Kreutzmann Drums
Phil Lesh Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
Johnny Cash Composer
Eric Andersen Composer
Mickey Hart Composer
Jerry Garcia Composer
Grateful Dead Composer
Bob Weir Composer
Robert Hunter Composer
Eric Anderson Composer
John Perry Barlow Composer
Donna Jean Godchaux Sound Effects
Bill Kreutzmann Composer
Phil Lesh Composer
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Composer
Dick Latvala Tape Archivist
Traditional Composer
Kidd Candelario Producer, Engineer
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