Dick's Picks Volume 36

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Dick's Picks Volume 36
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 36.jpg
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released October, 2005
Recorded September 21, 1972
September 3, 1972
Genre Rock, country rock, jam
Length 279:41
Label Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 6
Dick's Picks Volume 36
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 7
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 4.5/5 stars[2]
TheBestOfWebsite A+[3]

Dick's Picks Volume 36 is the 36th and last installment of the Dick's Picks series of Grateful Dead concert recordings. It is a four CD set. This release contains the Dead's complete show recorded on September 21, 1972 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It also includes three bonus tracks from September 3, 1972, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado to round out the release on disc four.

This release is known to have a patched cut in the original soundboard tapes. This occurs when soundboards are missing parts of a song and those creating the release attempt to fill in the gap with audio from an audience source or from an entirely different show. Track 6 on Disc 3, "Friend of the Devil", contains a portion of the "Friend of the Devil" played on 1972-09-27 (Dick's Picks 11), which occurs from 00:00 to 00:28. It is unknown if there are other fixed cuts on this release.

Album cover[edit]

The album cover art for Dick's Picks Volume 36 was created by Bob Minkin. Drawn with the aid of computer software, it depicts an abstract image, and is part of a series of similar art works used for Dick's Picks volumes 31 through 36. Minkin is a San Francisco-based graphic designer who received a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

9/21/72 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA — First Set

  1. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 3:50
  2. "Bird Song" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 13:40
  3. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 5:06
  4. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:28
  5. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 6:49
  6. "Black-Throated Wind" (Bob Weir, John Barlow) – 6:47
  7. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 4:02
  8. "Jack Straw" (Weir, Hunter) – 4:52
  9. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:12
  10. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 4:42

Disc two[edit]

9/21/72 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA — First Set

  1. "Ramble On Rose" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:34
  2. "Cumberland Blues" (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Hunter) – 7:40
  3. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 16:47

9/21/72 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA — Second Set

  1. "He's Gone" (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:18
  2. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 11:51
  3. "Black Peter" (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:39
  4. "Mexicali Blues" (Weir, Barlow) – 3:26

Disc three[edit]

9/21/72 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA — Second Set

  1. "Dark Star" > (Garcia, Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Lesh, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Weir, Hunter) – 37:08
  2. "Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 12:10
  3. "Beat It On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:34
  4. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:02
  5. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 8:30
  6. "Friend of the Devil" (Garcia, Dawson, Hunter) – 3:37

Disc four[edit]

9/21/72 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA — Second Set

  1. "Not Fade Away" > (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 5:57
  2. "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" > (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 7:26
  3. "Not Fade Away" reprise (Hardin, Petty) – 3:31
  4. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 4:56

9/3/72 Folsom Field, Boulder, CO

  1. "He's Gone" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:30
  2. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 28:57
  3. "Wharf Rat" (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:16


Grateful Dead[edit]


  • Recording – Owsley Stanley
  • Tape archivist – David Lemieux
  • CD mastering – Jeffrey Norman
  • Archival research – Eileen Law
  • Liner notes – Bear
  • Cover art and package design – Bob Minkin
  • Photography – Brian Blauser, Deb Trist, Jim Thrower, Grateful Dead Archives
  • Special thanks to – Tony Dwyer

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 36 reads:

"Dick's Picks Vol. 36 was mastered from the original 1/4" analog sonic journal tapes recorded at 7.5 ips, and were not produced with commercial intentions. However, due to the masterful skill of the recordist, these tapes sound remarkably rich and true to the live sound. Being more than thirty years old, the tapes exhibit some minor signs of the ravages of time, as we all do, but rest assured that everything possible has been done to make them sound as good as possible."


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Dick's Picks Volume 36 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John (December 2005). Dick's Picks Volume 36, The Music Box
  3. ^ Small, Barry. Dick's Picks Volume 36, TheBestOfWebsite