Dave's Picks Volume 2

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Dave's Picks Volume 2
A crow, perched on top of the Wall of Sound concert sound system, listening to the music
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released May 1, 2012
Recorded July 31, 1974
Genre Rock
Length 216:40
Bonus disc: 75:25
Label Rhino
Producer Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Dave's Picks Volume 1
(2012)
Dave's Picks Volume 2
(2012)
Dave's Picks Volume 3
(2012)
A "skull and roses" skull, with the words "Dave's Picks", inside a "steal you face" skull
Dave's Picks 2012 Bonus Disc

Dave's Picks Volume 2 is a three-CD live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It was recorded on July 31, 1974, at Dillon Stadium in Hartford, Connecticut.[1][2][3][4] It was released on May 1, 2012.

The album contains the complete July 31, 1974 concert, except for "Seastones". This musical piece was written by Ned Lagin. It was performed by Lagin and Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh between the second and third sets of the concert.[5] "Seastones" is a loosely structured composition, partially improvised in performance, that is an early example of electronic music, with many of the sounds generated using synthesizers and computers. Part of the June 28, 1974 performance of "Seastones" was included in Dick's Picks Volume 12.

Dave's Picks Volume 2 was the second in the Dave's Picks series of Grateful Dead archival releases, the successor to the Road Trips series.[6] It was a limited edition of 12,000 copies,[1] all but 2,500 of which were pre-sold with the 2012 Dave's Picks subscription series.[7]

A bonus disc was included with shipments of the album to 2012 Dave's Picks subscribers. This disc contains tracks recorded on July 29, 1974 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
First set:
  1. "Scarlet Begonias" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 8:21
  2. "Me and My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:14
  3. "Brown Eyed Women" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:49
  4. "Beat It On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:38
  5. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:01
  6. "It Must Have Been the Roses" (Hunter) – 5:24
  7. "Mexicali Blues" (Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow) – 3:45
  8. "Row Jimmy" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:51
  9. "Jack Straw" (Weir, Hunter) – 5:12
  10. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:03
  11. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:56
  12. "Around and Around" (Chuck Berry) – 5:03
Disc 2
Second set
  1. "Bertha" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:38
  2. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 5:13
  3. "Eyes of the World" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 18:30
  4. "China Doll" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:47
  5. "Promised Land" (Berry) – 3:29
  6. "Ship of Fools" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:19
  7. "Weather Report Suite" – 17:08
  • "Prelude" (Weir)
  • "Part 1" (Weir, Eric Andersen)
  • "Let It Grow" (Weir, Barlow)
Third set:
  1. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 4:54
  2. "Ramble On Rose" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:27
  3. "Greatest Story Ever Told" (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 5:56
Disc 3
  1. "To Lay Me Down" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:09
  2. "Truckin'" > (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 17:53
  3. "Mind Left Body Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 7:24
  4. "Spanish Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 5:40
  5. "Wharf Rat" (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:31
  6. "U.S. Blues" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:01
  7. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 5:43
Encore:
  1. "Uncle John's Band" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:26
Dave's Picks 2012 Bonus Disc
July 29, 1974, Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland:
  1. "Sugaree" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:03
  2. "Weather Report Suite" – 19:31
  • "Prelude" (Weir)
  • "Part 1" (Weir, Andersen)
  • "Let It Grow" (Weir, Barlow)
  1. "He's Gone" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 13:24
  2. "Truckin'" > (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 8:16
  3. "Nobody's Fault but Mine" > (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 4:02
  4. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 8:55
  5. "Spanish Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 4:44
  6. "Wharf Rat" (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:23

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead
Production
  • Produced by Grateful Dead
  • Produced for release by David Lemieux
  • Executive producer: Mark Pinkus
  • CD mastering: Jeffrey Norman
  • Recording: Kidd Candelario
  • Archival research: Nicholas Meriwether
  • Tape research: Michael Wesley Johnson
  • Cover art: Scott McDougall
  • Photos: James R. Anderson, John Cantamessa, Mike Thut
  • Art direction and design: Steve Vance
  • Liner notes essay "Wave That Fla-ag..." written by Blair Jackson

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. Dave's Picks Volume 2 at AllMusic. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  2. ^ "The Grateful Dead's Europe '72 Brackets, Dave's Picks Volume 2", Jambands.com. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  3. ^ "Dave's Picks Volume 2 Gallery", dead.net. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "Dave's Picks Volume 2 Track Listing", dead.net. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  5. ^ Scott, John W.; Dolgushkin, Mike; Nixon, Stu. (1999). DeadBase XI: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists. Cornish, NH: DeadBase. p. 33. ISBN 1-877657-22-0. 
  6. ^ Bernstein, Scott (October 24, 2011). "Dave's Picks Will Replace Road Trips in 2012", Glide magazine. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  7. ^ Jackson, Blair (April 11, 2012). Dave's Picks Volume 2, dead.net. Retrieved April 11, 2012.