Dick's Picks Volume 23

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Dick's Picks Volume 23
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released October 2001
Recorded September 17, 1972
Genre Rock
Length 206:35
Label Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Nightfall of Diamonds
(2001)
Dick's Picks Volume 23
(2001)
The Golden Road (1965–1973)
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]

Dick's Picks Volume 23 is a three-CD album by the rock group the Grateful Dead. It is the 23rd installment in the Dick's Picks series of live archival recordings. It was recorded on September 17, 1972 at the Baltimore Civic Center in Baltimore, Maryland.[4] It contains the complete concert, except for the encore, which was "One More Saturday Night".[5]

Dick's Picks Volume 23 was released in 2001. It contains the longest CD version of the song "The Other One" to date, clocking in at nearly 40 minutes.

More music from this period can be found on Dick's Picks Volume 11 and Dick's Picks Volume 36.

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 one for Volume 23 reads:

"Dick's Picks Twenty-Three was mastered from the original 1/4" analog tapes, running at 7.5 ips. The mix you hear was done live to two-track at the show, and the results are remarkable. We hope you'll dig it as much as we do."

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
First set:
  1. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 3:39
  2. "Sugaree" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 7:59
  3. "Black-Throated Wind" (John Barlow, Bob Weir) – 6:34
  4. "Friend of the Devil" (John Dawson, Hunter, Garcia) – 4:19
  5. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 5:11
  6. "Bird Song" (Hunter, Garcia) – 10:55
  7. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 5:22
  8. "Tennessee Jed" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:05
  9. "Mexicali Blues" (Barlow, Weir) – 3:57
  10. "China Cat Sunflower" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:18
  11. "I Know You Rider" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 6:16
Disc two
  1. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Mickey Hart, Weir) – 18:48
  2. "Casey Jones" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:12
Second set:
  1. "Truckin'" (Hunter, Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir) – 12:19
  2. "Loser" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:20
  3. "Jack Straw" (Hunter, Weir) – 5:22
  4. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:38
  5. "Me and My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:16
Disc three
  1. "He's Gone" (Hunter, Garcia) – 10:21
  2. "The Other One" (Bill Kreutzmann, Weir) – 39:07
  3. "Sing Me Back Home" (Merle Haggard) – 10:50
  4. "Sugar Magnolia/Sunshine Daydream" (Hunter, Weir) – 9:25
  5. "Uncle John's Band" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:22

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Recording – Owsley Stanley
  • Mastering – Jeffrey Norman
  • Tape archivists – Dick Latvala, David Lemieux
  • Archival research – Eileen Law
  • Cover art, design & photos – Tina Carpenter
  • Cover photos – Ed Degginger, David DeNoma
  • Band photos – Mary Ann Mayer
  • Layout design – Robert Minkin

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Dick's Picks Volume 23 at Allmusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John. Dick's Picks Volume 23, The Music Box, April 2002
  3. ^ The Grateful Dead Album Guide, Rolling Stone
  4. ^ Dick's Picks Volume 23 at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  5. ^ Scott, John W.; Dolgushkin, Mike; Nixon, Stu. (1995). DeadBase IX: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists. Cornish, NH: DeadBase. p. 26. ISBN 1-877657-18-2.