Dick's Picks Volume 28

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Dick's Picks Volume 28
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 28.jpg
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released April 20, 2003
Recorded February 26 and 28, 1973
Genre Jam
Folk-rock
Psychedelic rock
Length 304:05
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 principally recorded February 26, 1973 at the Pershing Municipal Auditorium in Lincoln, Nebraska, and February 28, 1973 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.[3]

Contents & Liner Notes[edit]

Dick's Picks Volume 28 contains most of two concert performances from February 26 & 28, 1973. It includes two versions of "They Love Each Other", in its original arrangement, which featured an additional bridge. For other songs that were played both nights, only one version is included. The February 26 version of "Promised Land" is used and the following versions from February 28 are used: "Beat it On Down the Line", "Mexicali Blues", "El Paso", "Box of Rain", "China Cat Sunflower", "I Know You Rider" & "Row Jimmy". Additional songs from February 26 are known to be missing.[4]

The album cover continues the postage stamp theme begun with Dick's Picks Volume 26. Liner notes list vocalist/keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan as one of the band members "in spirit", as he had, at this time, been too ill to play with the band for eight months. He died, age 27, about a week after these concerts, on March 8, 1973.

As with all releases in the Dick's Picks series, the notes also contain a "Caveat Emptor", this time reading:

"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]

February 26, 1973 – Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska[edit]

Disc 1

First set:
  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[a]
  8. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 4:00
  9. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Mickey Hart, Weir) – 17:23
Second set:
  1. "They Love Each Other" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:51
  2. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 4:36
  3. "Tennessee Jed" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:03

Note

  1. ^ A brief tuning from the February 22, 1973 concert at University of Illinois

Disc 2

  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[a]
  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

Note

  1. ^ Contains a patch from the February 22, 1973 concert at University of Illinois

February 28, 1973 – Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah[edit]

Disc 3

  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 4

  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[a]
  6. "Sugar Magnolia" (Hunter, Weir) – 9:11
  7. "We Bid You Goodnight" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 3:05

Note

  1. ^ Contains a patch from the June 29, 1973 concert in Los Angeles

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
  4. ^ The Archives: Salt Palace - February 28, 1973, Dead.net, retrieved February 3, 2016