Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks 15

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Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks 15

3 CD set from Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey on 9/3/77. The first Dick's Picks to be released in the HDCD format.

Jerry Garcia - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Donna Godchaux - Vocals
Keith Godchaux - Keyboards
Mickey Hart - Drums
Bill Kreutzmann - Drums Phil Lesh - Bass, Vocals
Bob Weir - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Disc One:
Introduction by John Scher
Promised Land (5:08) Berry
They Love Each Other (7:41) Hunter, Garcia
Me & My Uncle (3:52) Phillips
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (13:35) Hunter, Garcia
Looks Like Rain (7:52) Weir, Barlow
Peggy-O (9:18) Trad. Arr. by Grateful Dead
New Minglewood Blues (5:21) Trad. Arr. by Grateful Dead
Friend of the Devil (8:13) Garcia, Hunter, Dawson
The Music Never Stopped (7:03) Weir, Barlow

Disc Two:
Bertha > (8:36) Hunter, Garcia
Good Lovin' (6:00) Resnick, Clark
Loser (8:37) Hunter, Garcia
Estimaed Prophet > (9:30) Weir, Barlow
Eyes of the World (13:17) Hunter, Garcia
Samson and Delilah (6:40) Trad. Arr. by Bob Weir

Disc Three:
He's Gone > (14:19) Hunter, Garcia
Not Fade Away > (20:07) Petty, Hardin
Truckin' (10:06) Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter
Terrapin Station (11:02) Hunter, Garcia

Recorded By Betty Cantor-Jackson
Tape Archivist Dick Latvala
CD Mastering by Jeffrey Norman
Ferromagnetist John Cutler Design by Gecko Graphics
Photography by Jim Anderson, John Oliver, GD Archives

HDCD provides higher resolution when played in an HDCD-equipped CD player, and offers superior sound when played in regular CD players. HDCD CDs can be played in all CD players.

Blair Jackson's review: *****
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The Dead were famous for blowing the Big Ones (Monterey Pop, Woodstock, Egypt), but at this concert, played for more than 100,000 people at a racetrack in New Jersey, they rose to the occasion and kicked ass. Set one is not my favorite selection of tunes, for the most part, but the playing is often spectacular, particularly on the definitive versions of “Mississippi Half-Step” and “The Music Never Stopped.” Yow!

The second set is a scorcher, too, with a rousing “Bertha” > “Good Lovin’,” charged run-throughs of “Estimated Prophet” and “Eyes of the World,” a relentless 19-minute “Not Fade Away,” and a “Terrapin” encore. There’s an energy to this entire affair that is positively electric, and something of a departure from the typical, somewhat mellow ’77 vibe. A great show.