Dick's Picks Volume 35

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Dick's Picks Volume 35
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released June 17, 2005
Recorded August 7, 1971
August 24, 1971
August 6, 1971
Genre Rock
Length 290:56
Label Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 2
(2005)
Dick's Picks Volume 35
(2005)
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 3
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars [2]
TheBestOfWebsite B+ [3]

Dick's Picks Volume 35 is the 35th installment of the Dick's Pick's series of Grateful Dead concert recordings. It is a four CD set that contains the complete show recorded on August 7, 1971 at Golden Hall in San Diego, California, and a substantial portion of the show recorded on August 24, 1971, at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. It also includes bonus tracks from August 6, 1971, at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California.

The album was created using "the houseboat tapes," reel-to-reel soundboard recordings found in 2005 on a houseboat that was owned by Keith Godchaux's parents. The tapes had been there since 1971. Godchaux had been given the tapes to listen to shortly after joining the Grateful Dead, so that he could familiarize himself with the band's repertoire in preparation for their next tour.[4]

Dick's Picks Volume 35 includes the only officially released recording of "Empty Pages", a rarely performed song, written and sung by Pigpen, that is not to be confused with the Traffic song of the same name.

Another live Grateful Dead album recorded during this same concert tour is Road Trips Volume 1 Number 3.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

8/7/71 Golden Hall, San Diego, CA

  1. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 4:02
  2. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 5:40
  3. "Mr. Charlie" (Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Robert Hunter) – 3:44
  4. "Sugaree" (Jerry Garcia, Hunter) – 7:24
  5. "Mama Tried" (Merle Haggard) – 3:05
  6. "Bertha" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:43
  7. "Big Boss Man" (Al Smith, Luther Dixon) – 5:39
  8. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 3:56
  9. "Hard to Handle" (Allen Jones, Al Bell, Otis Redding) – 8:45
  10. "Cumberland Blues" (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Hunter) – 5:36
  11. "Casey Jones" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:53
  12. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Lesh, Bob Weir, Hunter) – 10:08

Disc two[edit]

8/7/71 Golden Hall, San Diego, CA

  1. "China Cat Sunflower" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:28
  2. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:59
  3. "Next Time You See Me" (William G. Harvey, Earl Forest) – 4:34
  4. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 6:28
  5. "Sing Me Back Home" (Haggard) – 10:50
  6. "Me & My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:39
  7. "Not Fade Away" (Charles Hardin, Norman Petty) – 6:25
  8. "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 6:10
  9. "Jam" (Grateful Dead) – 4:08
  10. "Johnny B. Goode" (Berry) – 4:31

8/24/71 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

  1. "Uncle John's Band" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:12
  2. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 5:04
  3. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:09

Disc three[edit]

8/24/71 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

  1. "It Hurts Me Too" (Elmore James) – 7:48
  2. "Cumberland Blues" (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 5:42
  3. "Empty Pages" (McKernan) – 5:22
  4. "Beat It On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:45
  5. "Brown-Eyed Woman" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:11
  6. "St. Stephen" (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 5:31
  7. "Not Fade Away" (Hardin, Petty) – 4:08
  8. "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 8:25
  9. "Not Fade Away" reprise (Hardin, Petty) – 3:13
  10. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Kris Kristofferson, Fred Foster) – 6:18
  11. "Big Boss Man" (Al Smith, Luther Dixon) – 4:30
  12. "Brokedown Palace" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:03

Disc four[edit]

8/24/71 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

  1. "Good Lovin'" (Arthur Resnick, Rudy Clark) – 11:37

8/6/71 Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA [a]

  1. "The Other One" (Weir, Bill Kreutzmann) – 8:06
  2. "Me & My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:14
  3. "The Other One" (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 6:25
  4. "Deal" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:48
  5. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 7:01
  6. "Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 11:29
  7. "Turn On Your Love Light" (Joseph Scott, Deadric Malone) – 25:42
  1. ^ Another track from this concert was released on Fallout from the Phil Zone

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Recording – Rex Jackson
  • Tape archivist – David Lemieux
  • CD mastering – Jeffrey Norman
  • Archival research – Eileen Law
  • Cover art and package design – Robert Minkin
  • Photography – Chuck Pulin, J.C. Overlock, Emerson-Loew
  • Special thanks to – Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay, Zion Godchaux, Brian Godchaux, Jean Godchaux, Harvey Kaslow, Craig Todd

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 35 reads:

"Dick's Picks Volume 35 was mastered directly from the original 1/4 track stereo tapes, which had been stored in less-than-optimal conditions for nearly 35 years. Miraculously, the tapes survived remarkably well, and have been resurrected from the ashes. Some minor sonic anomalies remain, resultant from the ravages of time and the unorthodox storage methods."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Dick's Picks Volume 35 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John (July 2005). Dick's Picks Volume 35, The Music Box
  3. ^ Small, Barry. Dick's Picks Volume 35, TheBestOfWebsite
  4. ^ Gatta, John Patrick (August 9, 2005). "The Houseboat Tapes, the Fillmore Box and Listening Forward (Part Two of an Interview with Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux)", Jambands.com