Dick's Picks Volume 32

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Dick's Picks Volume 32
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 32.jpg
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released July 20, 2004
Recorded August 7, 1982
Genre Rock
Length 156:40
Label Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead
Dick's Picks Volume 32
Beyond Description (1973–1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Music Box3/5 stars [2]

Dick's Picks Volume 32 is the 32nd installment of the Dick's Pick's series of Grateful Dead concert recordings. It is a two-CD set that contains essentially one complete show, recorded August 7, 1982 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin.

Alpine Valley, an outdoor theater in the rural, southeastern part of the state, was well known among Deadheads of the era. 1982 was the first year that the band played multiple days at the venue. It is also the site of the Grateful Dead concert video Downhill From Here.

The album contains the only officially released electric version of "On the Road Again". In an oddity of sorts, Jerry Garcia helps sing a few lines during "One More Saturday Night". The band uses a seven beat count for "Beat It On Down the Line", and during "Ship of Fools", Garcia sings the variant line "with 30 years upon my head". Due to time constraints of the CD format, the show's encore performance is presented at the end of the first disc, rather than chronologically following the second set.

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 32 reads:

"By now, after 11 years and 31 previous volumes of Dick's Picks, most of you ignore these dire audio warnings. Therefore, every once in a while I need to remind you of the inherent problems of some of our music sources. The master for Alpine 8-7-82, is a cassette... yes, the lowly, forgotten cassette. It is quite well preserved, but it is a sonically limited cassette none-the-less. In addition to that, because of overriding considerations at the time of the show, this mix is bass instrument shy. That being said, this is a great show, and that's the foremost DP consideration, right? So, let the music and performance jump out and grab you, and enjoy! - Love, JN"

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
First set:
  1. "The Music Never Stopped" > (Bob Weir, John Barlow) – 4:19
  2. "Sugaree" > (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 9:51
  3. "The Music Never Stopped" reprise (Weir, Barlow) – 4:00
  4. "Me and My Uncle" > (John Phillips) – 3:02
  5. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 6:12
  6. "It Must Have Been the Roses" (Hunter) – 5:51
  7. "C.C. Rider" (traditional, arranged by the Grateful Dead) – 7:34
  8. "Ramble On Rose" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:31
  9. "Beat It On Down the Line" > (Jesse Fuller) – 3:11
  10. "On the Road Again" (traditional, arranged by the Grateful Dead) – 3:04
  11. "Althea" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:56
  12. "Let It Grow" (Weir, Barlow) – 11:39
  1. "U.S. Blues" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:16
Disc Two
Second set:
  1. "China Cat Sunflower" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:42
  2. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by the Grateful Dead) – 7:43
  3. "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" (Span) – 8:29
  4. "Ship of Fools" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:39
  5. "Playing in the Band" > (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 11:15
  6. "Drums" > (Hart, Bill Kreutzmann) – 5:31[a]
  7. "Space" > (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir) – 5:31[a]
  8. "The Wheel" > (Garcia, Kreutzmann, Hunter) – 5:51
  9. "Playing in the Band" > reprise (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 4:09
  10. "Morning Dew" > (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 10:11
  11. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 4:59[a]


  1. ^ a b c Edited version of performance


Grateful Dead


  • Dan Healy – recording
  • Jeffrey Norman – cd mastering
  • David Lemieux – tape archivist
  • Eileen Law – archival research
  • Robert Minkin – photography, cover art and package design
  • Bill Turley – photography


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Dick's Picks Volume 32 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John (November 2004). Dick's Picks Volume 32, The Music Box