Dick's Picks Volume 30

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Dick's Picks Volume 30
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 30.jpg
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released October 30, 2003
Recorded March, 1972
Genre Folk-rock
Psychedelic rock
Jam
Length 265:34
Label Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
The Very Best of Grateful Dead
(2003)The Very Best of Grateful Dead2003
Dick's Picks Volume 30
(2003)
The Closing of Winterland
(2003)The Closing of Winterland2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[2]

Dick's Picks Volume 30 is the 30th installment of the Grateful Dead's archival series. Just prior to their Europe '72 tour, the Grateful Dead played seven shows at the Academy of Music on 14th Street in New York City. Included in this four CD set is the entire March 28, 1972 performance plus selections from March 25, 1972 and March 27, 1972. The March 25 show (a semi-private party booked by the Hell's Angels and billed as "Jerry Garcia & Friends") featured Bo Diddley as a guest, whose performance, backed by the Grateful Dead, is included in Disc One.[3] Other rarities contained in this volume are the only Grateful Dead live performances of "How Sweet it Is (to be loved by you)", "Are You Lonely for Me" and "The Sidewalks of New York" (played as a brief, instrumental tuning before the encore).

Additional selections from the venue run were later released on the Rockin' the Rhein bonus disc, and on Dave's Picks Volume 14, the latter including the March 26, 1972 performance in its entirety. Additional tracks from the March 27 performance were later released on the Dave's Picks 2015 Bonus Disc

The audio tape almost did not make it into the vault as it was not known to have been recorded. It was found in an old barn and restored by Rob Eaton in 1995.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

March 25:
  • Tracks 1-5 are Bo Diddley backed by the Grateful Dead
  1. "Hey Bo Diddley" (Bo Diddley) – 4:10[a]
  2. "I'm a Man (Mannish Boy)" (Diddley) – 6:00
  3. "I've Seen Them All" (Diddley) – 7:43
  4. "Jam" (Diddley, Grateful Dead) – 9:59
  5. "Mona" (Diddley) – 3:34
  6. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland) – 7:56
  7. "Are You Lonely For Me" (Bert Berns) – 7:37
  8. "Smokestack Lightnin'" (Howlin' Wolf) – 13:11
March 27:
  1. "Playing in the Band" (Robert Hunter, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir) – 11:10

Note

  1. ^ Listed incorrectly on the release as "Hey! Bo Diddley". The track is actually "Bo Diddley", a different song

Disc Two[edit]

March 28:
First Set:
  1. "Truckin'" (Hunter, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir) – 9:49
  2. "Tennessee Jed" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:45
  3. "Chinatown Shuffle" (Pigpen) – 3:10
  4. "Black-Throated Wind" (John Barlow, Weir) – 6:48
  5. "You Win Again" (Hank Williams) – 5:09
  6. "Mr. Charlie" (Hunter, Pigpen) – 5:02
  7. "Mexicali Blues" (Barlow, Weir) – 4:37
  8. "Brokedown Palace" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:13
  9. "Next Time You See Me" (Frank Forest, William G. Harvey) – 4:52
  10. "Cumberland Blues" (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh) – 6:09

Disc Three[edit]

  1. "Looks Like Rain" (Barlow, Weir) – 8:06
  2. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 4:09
  3. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 5:25
  4. "China Cat Sunflower" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:05 >
  5. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arr. Grateful Dead) – 6:27
  6. "Casey Jones" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:43
Second Set:
  1. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 13:56
  2. "Sugaree" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:36
  3. "The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)" (Pigpen) – 8:58

Disc Four[edit]

  1. "Sugar Magnolia" (Hunter, Weir) – 6:55 >
  2. "The Other One" (Bill Kreutzmann, Weir) – 28:16
  3. "It Hurts Me Too" (Elmore James) – 9:23
  4. "Not Fade Away" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 5:26 >
  5. "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 8:20 >
  6. "Not Fade Away" (Holly, Petty) – 3:35
Encore:
  1. "The Sidewalks of New York" (James W. Blake, Charles B. Lawlor) – 1:10 >
  2. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 4:43


Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Additional musician[edit]

  • Bo Diddley – guitar, vocals on disc 1 tracks 1-5

Production[edit]

  • Betty Cantor-Jackson – recording
  • Jeffrey Norman – CD mastering
  • David Lemieux – tape archivist
  • Eileen Law – archival research
  • Robert Minkin – cover art, package design, photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay (2011). "Dick's Picks, Vol. 30 - Grateful Dead | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Metzger, John (2011). "Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 30 [1972] (Album Review)". musicbox-online.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Jarnow, Jesse. "1972 Tour Notes". Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Paumgarten, Nick (November 26, 2012). "Deadhead: The Afterlife", The New Yorker. Retrieved November 27, 2012.