Dick's Picks Volume 10

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Dick's Picks Volume 10
Live album by the Grateful Dead
Released February 1998
Recorded December 29, 1977
Genre Folk rock, jam band, rock and roll
Length 197:59
Label Grateful Dead GDCD4030
the Grateful Dead chronology
Live at the Fillmore East 2-11-69
(1997)
Dick's Picks Volume 10
(1998)
Dick's Picks Volume 11
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 5/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [3]

Dick's Picks Volume 10 is the tenth live album in the Dick's Picks series of releases by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded at Winterland Arena in San Francisco on December 29, 1977, with extra tracks recorded on the following night.[1]

The album omits the songs "It Must Have Been the Roses" and "Sunrise", which followed "Good Lovin'".[1] It also includes the first performance of "China Cat Sunflower" in over three years, which is audibly greeted with applause from the audience.[1] The final four tracks on disc three constitute the songs taken from the December 30 concert.[1]

The show was highly regarded long before its release as a commercial CD, having circulated among bootleg tape traders.

Caveat emptor[edit]

Each volume of Dick's Picks has its own "caveat emptor" label, advising the listener of the sound quality of the recording. The label for Volume 9 reads:

"This release was digitally mastered directly from the original half track 7½ ips analog tapes. It is a snapshot of history, not a modern professional recording, and although it may exhibit some minor technical anomalies, it is nothing more more or less than just exactly perfect."

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

First set:
  1. "Jack Straw" (Robert Hunter, Bob Weir) – 7:05
  2. "They Love Each Other" (Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 7:44
  3. "Mama Tried" (Merle Haggard) – 3:48
  4. "Loser" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:29
  5. "Looks Like Rain" (John Perry Barlow, Weir) – 8:38
  6. "Tennessee Jed" (Hunter, Garcia) – 9:09
  7. "New Minglewood Blues" (Traditional arr. Weir) – 6:05
  8. "Sugaree" (Hunter, Garcia) – 14:18
  9. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 4:35

Disc two[edit]

Second set:
  1. "Bertha" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:20
  2. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Artie Resnick) – 6:50
  3. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Mickey Hart, Weir) – 15:48
  4. "China Cat Sunflower" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:39
  5. "I Know You Rider" (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead) – 5:27
  6. "China Doll" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:24
  7. "Playing Jam" (Hart, Weir) – 1:40
  8. "Drums" (Hart, Bill Kreutzmann) – 2:39
  9. "Not Fade Away" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 10:05
  10. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 4:48

Disc three[edit]

Encore:
  1. "Terrapin Station" (Hunter, Garcia) – 10:29
  2. "Johnny B. Goode" (Berry) – 4:36
Bonus tracks -- 12/30/77
  1. "Estimated Prophet" (Barlow, Weir) – 10:46
  2. "Eyes of the World" (Hunter, Garcia) – 15:25
  3. "St. Stephen" (Hunter, Garcia, Phil Lesh) – 9:18
  4. "Sugar Magnolia" (Hunter, Weir) – 9:53

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Betty Cantor-Jackson – recording
  • Dick Latvala – tape archivist
  • Jeffrey Norman – ferromagnetist
  • Gecko Graphics – cover design
  • Ed Perlstein – photography
  • Michael Nash – liner notes

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ruhlmann, William. Dick's Picks Volume 10 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John (May 1998). Dick's Picks Volume 10, The Music Box
  3. ^ The Grateful Dead Album Guide, Rolling Stone