Dick's Picks Volume 34

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Dick's Picks Volume 34
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 34.jpg
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released February 14, 2005
Recorded November 5, 1977
November 2, 1977
Genre Rock
Length 210:52
Label Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 33
(2004)Dick's Picks Volume 332004
Dick's Picks Volume 34
(2005)
The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
(2005)The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Music Box 5/5 stars [2]

Dick's Picks Volume 34 is the 34th installment of the Dick's Pick's series of Grateful Dead concert recordings. It is a three CD set that contains the complete show recorded on November 5, 1977 at the Community War Memorial in Rochester, New York. It also includes additional material recorded on November 2, 1977, at the Seneca College Field House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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 34 reads:

"Dick's Picks Volume 34 was mastered directly from the original two-track analog reel-to-reel tapes running at 7.5 IPS. Some minor sonic anomalies remain, due to the unavoidable effects of the ravages of time and the fragile nature of 1/4" analog tape. Additionally, due to a missing reel from November 5, 1977, we have used the PA cassette master tapes from that show to fix the problem."

Track listing[edit]

Disc one

November 5, 1977, Community War Memorial – first set:
  1. "New Minglewood Blues" (traditional, arranged by Bob Weir) – 5:52
  2. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 12:08
  3. "Looks Like Rain" (Weir, John Barlow) – 8:26
  4. "Dire Wolf" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:23
  5. "Mama Tried" > (Merle Haggard) – 2:24
  6. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 7:22
  7. "Candyman" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:54
  8. "Jack Straw" (Weir, Hunter) – 6:28
  9. "Deal" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:45

Disc two

November 5, 1977, Community War Memorial – second set:
  1. "Phil Solo" (Phil Lesh) – 2:06
  2. "Take a Step Back" (Grateful Dead) – 1:06
  3. "Eyes of the World" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:42
  4. "Samson and Delilah" (traditional, arranged by Weir) – 8:43
  5. "It Must Have Been the Roses" (Hunter) – 7:16
November 2, 1977, Seneca College Field House bonus tracks:
  1. "Might as Well" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:35
  2. "Estimated Prophet" > (Weir, Barlow) – 11:08
  3. "St. Stephen" > (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 7:23
  4. "Truckin'" > (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 8:20
  5. "Around and Around" (Chuck Berry) – 8:46

Disc three

November 5, 1977, Community War Memorial – second set, continued:
  1. "Estimated Prophet" > (Weir, Barlow) – 11:13
  2. "He's Gone" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 12:00
  3. "Rhythm Devils" > (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann) – 2:15
  4. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 12:23
  5. "Black Peter" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:02
  6. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 10:54
November 5, 1977, Community War Memorial – encore:
  1. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 5:04
November 2, 1977, Seneca College Field House bonus tracks:
  1. "Lazy Lightnin'" > (Weir, Barlow) – 3:31
  2. "Supplication" (Weir, Barlow) – 5:19

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Dick's Picks Volume 34 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John (March 2005). Dick's Picks Volume 34, The Music Box