Pacific Northwest '73–'74: Believe It If You Need It

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Pacific Northwest '73–'74: Believe It If You Need It
A semi-abstract image in the style of First Nations art
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 7, 2018
Recorded1973 – 1974
GenreRock
Length234:30
LabelRhino (R2 572292)
ProducerGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Pacific Northwest '73–'74: The Complete Recordings
(2018)
Pacific Northwest '73–'74: Believe It If You Need It
(2018)
Dave's Picks Volume 28
(2018)

Pacific Northwest '73–'74: Believe It If You Need It is a three-CD live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It contains songs recorded at various concerts in the Pacific Northwest in 1973 and 1974. It was released on September 7, 2018. The songs on the album are excerpted from the 19-CD box set Pacific Northwest '73–'74: The Complete Recordings, which contains six complete shows was released the same day.[1][2][3][4]

Critical reception[edit]

On AllMusic, Fred Thomas wrote, "Culled from several shows taking place in the Pacific Northwest on summer tours of 1973 and 1974, Believe It If You Need It zeroes in on the Grateful Dead in a particularly playful and comfortable phase, with the Deadhead-populated region and the Dead's first taste of financial success giving their playing in this time a more carefree fluidity.... "Playing in the Band" from a 5/21/74 performance at the University of Washington in Seattle is nothing short of epic, even for the Dead.... Even with the odd presentation and occasional performance issues, this set captures the Dead in what would be a short-lived period of playful release, grappling with both sadness and success through some of their most free and searching playing."[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Recorded Venue Length
1. "China Cat Sunflower" > Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter May 19, 1974 Portland Memorial Coliseum
Portland, Oregon
8:38
2. "I Know You Rider" Traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead 5:30
3. "Bird Song" Garcia, Hunter June 22, 1973 P.N.E. Coliseum
Vancouver, British Columbia
14:21
4. "Box of Rain" Phil Lesh, Hunter June 24, 1973 Portland Memorial Coliseum
Portland, Oregon
5:19
5. "Brown-Eyed Women" Garcia, Hunter May 21, 1974 Hec Edmundson Pavilion
Seattle, Washington
5:02
6. "Truckin'" > [a] Garcia, Lesh, Bob Weir, Hunter May 19, 1974 Portland Memorial Coliseum
Portland, Oregon
10:43
7. "Jam" > Grateful Dead 9:58
8. "Not Fade Away" > Buddy Holly, Norman Petty 6:56
9. "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" Traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead 7:01
10. "One More Saturday Night" Weir 4:51
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Recorded Venue Length
1. "Here Comes Sunshine" Garcia, Hunter June 22, 1973 P.N.E. Coliseum
Vancouver, British Columbia
12:11
2. "Eyes of the World" > Garcia, Hunter May 17, 1974 13:24
3. "China Doll"  Garcia, Hunter May 21, 1974 Hec Edmundson Pavilion
Seattle, Washington
5:33
4. "Playing in the Band" Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter 46:32
Disc three
No. Title Writer(s) Recorded Venue Length
1. "Sugaree" Garcia, Hunter May 17, 1974 P.N.E. Coliseum
Vancouver, British Columbia
7:37
2. "He's Gone" > Garcia, Hunter June 22, 1973 11:30
3. "Truckin'" > Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter 26:06
4. "The Other One" > Weir, Bill Kreutzmann 15:43
5. "Wharf Rat" > Garcia, Hunter 7:58
6. "Sugar Magnolia" Weir, Hunter 9:53

Notes

  1. ^ "Tico-Tico" tuning before "Truckin'"

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead

Production

  • Produced by Grateful Dead
  • Produced for release by David Lemieux
  • Mastering: Jeffrey Norman
  • Recording: Rex Jackson (1973), Kidd Candelario (1974)
  • Original art: Roy Henry Vickers
  • Art direction: Roy Henry Vickers, Lisa Glines, Doran Tyson
  • Design: Lisa Glines
  • Photos: Richard Pechner
  • Liner notes: Jesse Jarnow

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shteamer, Hank (June 12, 2018). "Hear Grateful Dead's Epic "Truckin'" Jam from New Pacific Northwest '73−'74 Box". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Bernstein, Scott (June 12, 2018). "Grateful Dead Announces Pacific Northwest '73–'74: The Complete Recordings Box Set". JamBase. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Maxwell, Jackson (June 12, 2018). "Grateful Dead Announce Massive Live Box Set, Pacific Northwest '73–'74: The Complete Recordings". Guitar World. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Pacific Northwest '73–'74: Believe It If You Need It (Best Of)". dead.net. June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Pacific Northwest '73–'74: Believe It If You Need It". AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2018.