Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks 6

CD031 - 3 CD

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Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks 6

Well, now he's gone and done it - intrepid Grateful Dead tape vault archivist Dick Latvala has taken the plunge into the vast waters of the band's 1980s output. This complete-show, three-CD set, recorded at the Civic Center in Hartford, CT on 10/14/83, is the first non-70s show in the Dick's Picks series.

Jerry Garcia - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mickey Hart Drums
Bill Kreutzmann Drums
Phil Lesh - Bass, Vocals
Brent Mydland - Keyboards, Vocals
Bob Weir - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Disc One:
Albama Getaway>
Greatest Story Ever Told
They Love Each Other
Mama Tried>
Big River
Tennessee Jed
Hell in a Bucket>
Keep Your Day Job

Disc Two:
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes Of The World>

Disc Three:
Spinach Jam>
The Other One>
Stella Blue>
Sugar Magnolia
U.S Blues

As always, this is from the original, raw two-track tape, straight off the soundboard. In this case, the resident technical wizards had to work overtime, because for the first time they were working with a cassette tape rather than the customary reel to reel master. But, being wizards, they've beautifully captured the ragged-but-right essence of things and dragged it kicking and screaming into the digital domain.

Among the highlights here are stellar performances of "Althea," "Scarlet Begonias> Fire On The Mountain," "Eyes Of The World," "Sugar Magnolia" and plenty more, including the first-ever recorded release of the long-lost Hunter/Garcia gem "Day Job," and the sinuous, exotic-sounding "Spinach Jam".