Postcards of the Hanging

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Postcards Of The Hanging
Live album by The Grateful Dead
Released March, 2002
Recorded June 10, 1973 - March 24, 1990
Genre Rock
Label Grateful Dead / Arista
The Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 24
(2002)
Postcards Of The Hanging
(2002)
Dick's Picks Volume 25
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[2]

Postcards Of The Hanging is a compilation album by the Grateful Dead. It consists entirely of Bob Dylan covers, including a performance of "Man Of Peace" with the Grateful Dead backing Dylan.[3] As the tracklist was chosen by Bob Weir, most of the songs featured his lead vocals. This is in contrast to Garcia Plays Dylan which features Dylan covers with Jerry doing lead vocals.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Dylan

  1. "When I Paint My Masterpiece" - 6:11
  2. "She Belongs to Me" - 7:20
  3. "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" - 4:29
  4. "Maggie's Farm" - 6:13
  5. "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" - 8:07
  6. "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" - 7:35
  7. "Ballad of a Thin Man" - 6:40
  8. "Desolation Row" - 9:55
  9. "All Along the Watchtower" 5:44
  10. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" - 7:23
  11. "Man of Peace" - 5:51

Bonus disc[edit]

The first release included a limited 2-track bonus CD.

  1. "Queen Jane Approximately" - 6:12
  2. "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)" - 4:02

Recording dates[edit]

  • "When I Paint My Masterpiece" - October 11, 1989 at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, NJ
  • "She Belongs To Me" - September 15, 1985 in Chula Vista, CA
  • "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" - July 12, 1989 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC
  • "Maggie's Farm" - October 3, 1987 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA
  • "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again" - July 16, 1988 at The Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA
  • "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" - June 10, 1973 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC
  • "Ballad Of A Thin Man" - April 1, 1988 at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, NJ
  • "Desolation Row" - March 24, 1990 at The Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY (see also Dozin' at the Knick, Spring 1990 and Without a Net for more from this concert)
  • "All Along The Watchtower" - July 4, 1989 at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY (later also released on Truckin' Up to Buffalo in remixed form)
  • "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" - December 3, 1981 at Dane County Coliseum in Madison,WI
  • "Man Of Peace" - June 9, 1987 (Rehearsal for Dylan & The Dead summer tour) in San Rafael
  • "Queen Jane Approximately" - December 29, 1988 at The Oakland Coliseum, CA
  • "The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)" - December 30, 1985 at The Oakland Coliseum, CA

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Engineers - John Cutler and Bill Candelario
  • Mix - Jeffrey Norman
  • Compilation producer - David Gans
  • Tape archivist - David Lemieux
  • Mastering - Joe Gastwirt
  • Art direction - Geoff Gans
  • Illustration and design - Emily Burnham
  • Album coordination - Cassidy Law
  • Photography - Ken Friedman

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
2002 The Billboard 200 120[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jarnow, Jesse. Postcards of the Hanging at Allmusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John. Postcards of the Hanging, The Music Box, May 2002
  3. ^ Postcards of the Hanging at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  4. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Grateful Dead". Retrieved March 1, 2009.