Dick's Picks Volume 5

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Dick's Picks Volume 5
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 5.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedMay 30, 1996
RecordedDecember 26, 1979
GenreRock, jam, folk rock
Length176:06
LabelGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 4
(1996)
Dick's Picks Volume 5
(1996)
Dozin' at the Knick
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Music Box4/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [3]
Entertainment WeeklyB- [4]

Dick's Picks Volume 5 is the fifth live album in the Dick's Picks series of releases by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded on December 26, 1979 at the Oakland Auditorium Arena in Oakland, California. It was released in May 1996.

This concert was a benefit for the Seva Foundation, an organization started by Ram Dass and Wavy Gravy. Bob Weir still sits on the advisory board today.

Volume 5 was the first of the Dick's Picks to contain a complete concert. It was also the first release of a full concert to feature keyboardist Brent Mydland.

Another Grateful Dead album that was recorded at the December 1979 run of concerts at the Oakland Auditorium is Road Trips Volume 3 Number 1.

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 label for Volume 5 reads:

"This compact disc has been digitally remastered directly from the original half track stereo analog tape. It is a snapshot of history, not a modern professional recording, and may therefore exhibit some technical anomalies and the unavoidable effects of the ravages of time."

Track listing[edit]

Disc one

First set:
  1. "Cold Rain and Snow" (traditional) – 6:44
  2. "C.C. Rider" (traditional) – 6:43
  3. "Dire Wolf" (Garcia, Hunter) – 3:58
  4. "Me and My Uncle"> (Phillips) – 2:59
  5. "Big River" (Cash) – 5:59
  6. "Brown-Eyed Women" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:20
  7. "New Minglewood Blues" (traditional) – 7:41
  8. "Friend of the Devil" (Garcia, Dawson, Hunter) – 9:37
  9. "Looks Like Rain" (Weir, Barlow) – 8:14
  10. "Alabama Getaway"> (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:58
  11. "Promised Land" (Berry) – 4:26

Disc two

Second set:
  1. "Uncle John's Band"> (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:14
  2. "Estimated Prophet"> (Barlow, Weir) – 14:11
  3. "Jam 1"> (Grateful Dead) – 6:01
  4. "He's Gone"> (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:03
  5. "The Other One"> (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 8:38
  6. "Drums"> (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 6:03

Disc three

  1. "Drums"> (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 4:22
  2. "Jam 2"> (Grateful Dead) – 6:03
  3. "Not Fade Away"> (Petty, Hardin) – 11:52
  4. "Brokedown Palace"> (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:49
  5. "Around and Around"> (Berry) – 3:57
  6. "Johnny B. Goode" (Berry) – 4:28
Encore:
  1. "Shakedown Street"> (Garcia, Hunter) – 13:52
  2. "Uncle John's Band" (Garcia, Hunter) – 2:54

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead

Production

  • Betty Cantor-Jackson - recording
  • Dick Latvala - tape archivist
  • Jeffrey Norman - CD mastering
  • Jay Blakesberg - photo
  • Gecko Graphics - design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlman, William. "Dick's Picks, Vol. 5: Oakland Auditorium Arena 12/26/79". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (November – December 1996). Dick's Picks Volume 5, The Music Box
  3. ^ The Grateful Dead Album Guide, Rolling Stone
  4. ^ A look at Dick's Picks, Volumes One-Six, Entertainment Weekly