Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks 8 CD033 - 3 CD

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Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks 8

3 CD's from the epic Harpur College, Binghamton, NY show on 5/2/70.

Jerry Garcia: Lead Guitar, vocals
Mickey Hart: Drums
Bill Kreutzmann: Drums
Phil Lesh: Electric bass, vocals
Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan: Organ, harmonica, vocals
Bob Weir: Rhythm Guitar, vocals

Disc One:
Don't Ease Me In
I Know You Rider
Friend of the Devil
Dire Wolf
Beat it on Down the Line
Black Peter
Cumberland Blues
Deep Elem Blues
Cold Jordan
Uncle John's Band

Disc Two:
St. Stephen
Cryptical Envelopment
The Other One
Cryptical Envelopment
Cosmic Charlie
Casey Jones
Good Lovin'

Disc Three:
It's a Man's World
Dancing in the Streets
Morning Dew
Viola Lee Blues
We Bid You Goodnight

Recorded by: Bob Matthews
Tape Achivist: Dick Latvala
CD Mastering: Jeffery Norman
Ferromagnetist: John Cutler
Album Design: Gecko Graphics
Band Photo: Morris Zwerman
Special Thanks to:Ron Drumm and Katie Ellis

Blair Jackson's review: *****
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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.