Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks 9

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Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks 9 CD

3CD's from Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY on 9/16/90.

Jerry Garcia: Lead Guitar, vocals
Mickey Hart: Drums
Bruce Hornsby: Keyboards
B ill Kreutzmann: Drums
Phil Lesh: Electric bass, vocals
Bob Weir: Rhythm Guitar, vocals
Vince Welnick: keyboards

Disc One
Hell in a Bucket (7:03)
Cold Rain and Snow (6:42)
Little Red Rooster (10:21)
Stagger Lee (8:32)
Queen Jane Approximately (7:47)
Tennessee Jed (10:35)
Cassidy (6:26)
Deal (9:48)

Disc Two:
Samson and Delilah (8:10) Iko Iko (10:15)

Looks Like Rain (8:47)
He's Gone > (16:26)

No MSG Jam > (7:50) Drums > (8:59)

Disc Three: Space > (10:49)
Standing on the Moon > (9:28)
Lunatic Preserve > (5:45)
I Need A Miracle > (5:19)
Morning Dew (13:12)
It's All Over Now Baby Blue (7:35)

Recorded By: Dan Healy
Tape Archivist: Dick Latvala
CD Mastering: Jeffery Norman
Ferromagnetist: John Cutler
Package Design : Gecko Graphics
Photography: Susana Millman
Thanks to : Local One I.A.T.S.E.
Madison Square Garden and John Scher

Blair Jackson's review: ****
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Like many people, I would have loved to have seen either (or both) of the final two Garden shows (9/19 and 9/20) from this epic series come out on CD; in my view they are superior shows. But this set still shows the septet with Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby at its combustible best during what many acknowledge was one of the Dead's best runs in the '90s. Excellent versions of "Cassidy," "Deal" and "Cold Rain and Snow" appear in the first set, though that set is marred for me by an annoying reverb slap on one of the snare drums that gives a number of songs a leaden quality, and over-loud keyboard lines by newcomer Vince (not his fault; it's the mix). Fortunately that echo-y snare is nowhere to be heard in the second set, which is a marvel, loaded with spectacular jamming after "He's Gone," before and after "Standing on the Moon" and during "Iko Iko." Garcia coaxes all sorts of interesting MIDI sounds out of his axe, from horns to pipe organ. "Morning Dew" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" are delivered with great authority and sensitivity.