Dick's Picks Volume 28

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Dick's Picks Volume 28
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released April 20, 2003
Recorded February 26 and 28, 1973
Genre Jam
Folk-rock
Psychedelic rock
Length 5 Hr 4 Min 5 Sec
Label Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
View from the Vault, Volume Four
(2003)
Dick's Picks Volume 28
(2003)
Dick's Picks Volume 29
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[2]

Dick's Picks Volume 28 is an album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. Released on four CDs on April 20, 2003, it is the 28th installment of the Dick's Picks archival series. It was recorded on February 26, 1973 at the Pershing Municipal Auditorium in Lincoln, Nebraska and on February 28, 1973 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.[3]

Dick's Picks Volume 28 includes two early versions of "They Love Each Other" with an additional verse.

The album liner notes list Ron "Pigpen" McKernan as one of the band members "in spirit". A few days after these concerts, on March 8, 1973, Pigpen died at the age of 27.

This release is known to have a patched cut in the original soundboard tapes. If certain soundboards are missing parts of a song those creating the release will attempt to patch the cut if possible. Sometimes this is from an audience source or from an entirely different show. Unfortunately there is no database for these fixed soundboards and hence is up to the listeners to stumble upon such a discovery. Track 3 on Disc 2, Eyes of the World, contains a portion of the Eyes of the World played on 1973-02-22 which occurs at 2:40 to 4:34 on the track. Track 5 on Disc 4, Morning Dew, contains a patch from the version of Morning Dew played on 1973-06-29, which occurs from 00:45 to 1:17 on the track. It is possible that there are other fixed cuts on this release.

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 28 reads:

"Dick's Picks Volume 28 was mastered directly from the original analog 2 track tapes, running at 7.5 ips. Although these 30 year old tapes have held up remarkably well, they may exhibit some very minor effects of the ravages of time. However, we've done all we can to ensure your listening pleasure".

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "The Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 3:36
  2. "Loser" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 6:58
  3. "Jack Straw" (Hunter, Bob Weir) – 5:17
  4. "Don't Ease Me In" (traditional, arr. Grateful Dead) – 4:01
  5. "Looks Like Rain" (John Barlow, Weir) – 7:24
  6. "Loose Lucy" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:04
  7. "Beer Barrel Polka" (Lew Brown, Wladimir Timm, Jaromir Vejvoda, Vaclav Zeman) – 1:07
  8. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 4:00
  9. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Mickey Hart, Weir) – 17:23
  10. "They Love Each Other" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:51
  11. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 4:36
  12. "Tennessee Jed" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:03

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Greatest Story Ever Told" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 5:26
  2. "Dark Star" (Hunter, Garcia, Hart, Bill Kreutzman, Phil Lesh, Pigpen, Weir) – 25:23
  3. "Eyes of the World" (Hunter, Garcia) – 19:09
  4. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:00
  5. "Me and My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:26
  6. "Not Fade Away" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 6:34
  7. "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 7:52
  8. "Not Fade Away" (Holly, Petty) – 3:02

Disc Three[edit]

  1. "Cold Rain and Snow" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 6:30
  2. "Beat it On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:23
  3. "They Love Each Other" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:54
  4. "Mexicali Blues" (Barlow, Weir) – 4:03
  5. "Sugaree" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:03
  6. "Box of Rain" (Hunter, Lesh) – 5:18
  7. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 4:42
  8. "He's Gone" (Hunter, Garcia) – 12:06
  9. "Jack Straw" (Hunter, Weir) – 4:48
  10. "China Cat Sunflower" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:20
  11. "I Know You Rider" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 5:46
  12. "Big River" (Cash) – 4:26

Disc Four[edit]

  1. "Row Jimmy" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:27
  2. "Truckin'" (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh, Weir) – 12:02
  3. "The Other One" (Kreutzman, Weir) – 15:07
  4. "Eyes of the World" (Hunter, Garcia) – 17:02
  5. "Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 12:40
  6. "Sugar Magnolia / Sunshine Daydream" (Hunter, Weir) – 9:11
  7. "And We Bid You Goodnight" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 3:05

Recording dates[edit]

  • February 26 – discs 1 & 2
  • February 28 – discs 3 & 4

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Recording – Bill Candelario
  • CD mastering – Jeffrey Norman
  • Tape archivist – David Lemieux
  • Cover art & package design – Robert Minkin
  • Photography – Brad Temkin, Rich Weiner, Ron sullivan
  • Deadhead newsletter design – Mary Ann Mayer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Dick's Picks Volume 28 at Allmusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John. Dick's Picks Volume 28, The Music Box, July 2003
  3. ^ Dick's Picks Volume 28 at the Grateful Dead Family Discography