Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks 8 CD033 - 3 CD
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks 8
3 CD's from the epic Harpur College, Binghamton, NY show on 5/2/70.
Recorded by: Bob Matthews
A favorite show among tape collectors for many years, this three-CD package contains a lively acoustic set — probably the best from beginning to end I've ever heard — and two powerhouse electric sets. Standouts include one of the last versions of "Viola Lee Blues," a 29-minute voyage through "That's It for the Other One," and stellar jams on "Dancing in the Streets" and "It's a Man's Man's World." The vocals are fairly rough in spots (no surprise there), but the playing is the Dead at their best. The version of "St. Stephen" is cut at the beginning (the master tape was incomplete) and both electric sets are in mono, while the acoustic set is stereo, for reasons unknown. Mono or stereo, it's awesome.