Dave's Picks Volume 14

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Dave's Picks Volume 14
A skeleton Statue of Liberty, wearing a floppy hat, stands in front of the New York City skyline
Live album by
ReleasedMay 1, 2015
RecordedMarch 26, 1972
GenreRock
Length192:42
(bonus disc 70:27)
LabelRhino
ProducerGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
The Best of the Grateful Dead
(2015)
Dave's Picks Volume 14
(2015)
Dave's Picks Volume 15
(2015)
Alternative cover
Cartoon skeleton in a cowboy hat waving a melting cabasa.
Dave's Picks 2015 Bonus Disc

Dave's Picks Volume 14 is a three-CD live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead containing the concert recorded March 26, 1972 at the Academy of Music in New York City[1][2][3][4] It was released on May 1, 2015 as a limited edition of 16,500 numbered copies. Recorded during a seven-day run at the venue, the shows were the final American Grateful Dead shows before the Europe '72 tour commenced.

A bonus disc was included with shipments of the album to 2015 Dave's Picks subscribers, containing performances culled from other nights of the seven-concert run. Additional material from these shows had been released, in 2003, as Dick's Picks Volume 30, and selections from March 22 & 23, 1972 constituted the bonus disc of Rockin' the Rhein.[5]

Dave's Picks Volume 14 was listed at #31 on the Billboard 200 for the week of May 16, 2015.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

On All About Jazz, Doug Collette wrote, "This latest entry in the ongoing archive series features is an unusual selection of tunes, at least insofar as this concert's position in the iconic band's timeline. The now-famous songs that debuted in England and elsewhere the next month are conspicuously absent here ("Jack Straw" is an exception), in place of which appear no less notable numbers such as "Truckin'", "Wharf Rat" and "Sugar Magnolia" plus a clutch of showpieces for keyboardist/vocalist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan."[7]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
First set:
  1. "Greatest Story Ever Told" (Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter) – 5:51
  2. "Cold Rain and Snow" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 6:27
  3. "Chinatown Shuffle" (Ron McKernan) – 3:19
  4. "Black-Throated Wind" (Weir, John Barlow) – 6:24
  5. "You Win Again" (Hank Williams) – 4:50
  6. "Mr. Charlie" (McKernan, Hunter) – 4:12
  7. "Jack Straw" (Weir, Hunter) – 4:57
  8. "Loser" (Jerry Garcia, Hunter) – 6:54
  9. "Looks Like Rain" (Weir, Barlow) – 7:58
  10. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 4:36
  11. "Big Boss Man" (Al Smith, Luther Dixon) – 5:10
  12. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Hart, Hunter) – 12:16
  13. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 4:19
Disc 2
  1. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Arthur Resnick) – 17:15
Second set:
  1. "Truckin'" > (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 18:19
  2. "Drums" > (Bill Kreutzmann) – 3:49
  3. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 23:35
  4. "Me and My Uncle" > (John Phillips) – 3:12
  5. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 5:29
Disc 3
  1. "Wharf Rat" (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:08
  2. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 7:40
  3. "The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)" (McKernan) – 8:23
  4. "Not Fade Away" > (Norman Petty, Charles Hardin) – 5:31
  5. "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" > (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 8:00
  6. "Not Fade Away" (Petty, Hardin) – 2:52
Dave's Picks 2015 Bonus Disc
Academy of Music, New York, NY, March 27, 1972:[a]
  1. "Bertha" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:57
  2. "Brown-Eyed Women" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:54
  3. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:51
  4. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:11
  5. "Cumberland Blues" (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 5:09
Academy of Music, New York, NY, March 21, 1972:
  1. "Truckin'" > (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 11:06
  2. "Drums" > (Kreutzmann) – 3:02
  3. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 17:46
  4. "Wharf Rat" (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:26

Notes

  1. ^ An additional track from this concert was released on Disc 1 of Dick's Picks Volume 30

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead
Production
  • Produced by Grateful Dead
  • Produced for release by David Lemieux
  • Executive producer: Mark Pinkus
  • Associate producers: Doran Tyson, Ivette Ramos
  • CD mastering: Jeffrey Norman
  • Recording: Rex Jackson
  • Art direction, design: Steve Vance
  • Cover art: Micah Nelson
  • Photos: Rosina Rubin, Steve Bedney
  • Tape research: Michael Wesley Johnson
  • Archival research: Nicholas Meriwether
  • Liner notes: Jesse Jarnow

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grateful Dead Announce Dave's Picks Vol. 14", Jambands.com, January 21, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Dave's Picks Volume 14 to Highlight 1972 Grateful Dead Concert in NYC", Live for Live Music, January 20, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Giles, Jeff (January 21, 2015). "Grateful Dead Announce 50th Anniversary Compilation and New Archival Live Set", Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Dave's Picks Volume 14: Academy Of Music, New York, NY (3/26/72)", Dead.net, April 17, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Weir Here: The Best of Bob Weir, Grateful Dead Family Discography. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Billboard 200", Billboard, May 16, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Collette, Doug (July 5, 2015). "Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 14 – Academy of Music, New York, NY, 3/26/72", All About Jazz. Retrieved August 5, 2015.