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Dick's Picks Volume 13 is a live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It contains the complete show recorded on May 6, 1981 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.[4]

Dick's Picks Volume 13
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 13.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 5, 1999
RecordedMay 6, 1981
VenueNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York
GenreRock, Jam
Length206:55
LabelGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 12
(1998)
Dick's Picks Volume 13
(1999)
Dick's Picks Volume 14
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Music Box4/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [3]

Bob Weir dedicated "He's Gone" to Bobby Sands, a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) who died on a hunger strike while imprisoned in HM Prison Maze on May 5, 1981.

Caveat emptorEdit

Each volume of Dick's Picks has its own "caveat emptor" label, advising the listener of the sound quality of the recording. The one for Volume 13 reads:

"This release was digitally remastered directly from the original cassette tapes. It is a snapshot of history, not a modern professional recording, and may therefore exhibit some minor technical anomalies and the unavoidable effects of the ravages of time."

Track listingEdit

Disc one
First set:
  1. “Alabama Getaway” (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 5:01
  2. “Greatest Story Ever Told (Mickey Hart, Hunter, Bob Weir) – 4:25
  3. “They Love Each Other” (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:08
  4. “Cassidy” (John Barlow, Weir) – 5:17
  5. “Jack-A-Roe” (traditional) – 4:55
  6. Little Red Rooster” (Willie Dixon) – 9:32
  7. Dire Wolf” (Garcia, Hunter) – 3:26
  8. “Looks Like Rain” (Barlow, Weir) – 9:05
  9. “Big Railroad Blues” (Noah Lewis) – 3:54
  10. “Let It Grow” (Barlow, Weir) – 10:07
  11. “Deal” (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:33
Disc two
Second set:
  1. “New Minglewood Blues” (traditional) – 7:15
  2. “High Time” (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:48
  3. “Lost Sailor” > (Barlow, Weir) – 6:14
  4. “Saint of Circumstance” (Barlow, Weir) – 42:47
  • The song "Saint of Circumstance" ends at 6:35. After 1 minute of silence (6:35 - 7:35), there are two live hidden songs (both recorded on November 1, 1979; Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York): the first live hidden song is "Scarlet Begonias" (7:35 - 26:05); the second hidden song is "Fire on the Mountain" (26:05 - 42:47).
Disc three
Second set, continued:
  1. “He's Gone” (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:53
  2. “Caution / Spanish Jam” > (Grateful Dead) – 15:24
  3. “Drums” > (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 7:23
  4. “Jam” > (Grateful Dead) – 3:42
  5. “The Other One” > (Grateful Dead) – 6:04
  6. “Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad” > (traditional) – 5:32
  7. “Wharf Rat” > (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:18
  8. Good Lovin'” (Rudy Clark, Arthur Resnick) – 7:45
Encore:
  1. “Don't Ease Me In” (traditional) – 3:27

PersonnelEdit

Grateful Dead:

  • Jerry Garcia – lead guitar, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann – percussion
  • Phil Lesh – bass, vocals
  • Bob Weir – guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Hart – drums
  • Brent Mydland – keyboards, vocals

Production:

  • Dick Latvala – tape archivist
  • Gecko Graphics – design
  • Dan Healy – recording
  • Jeffrey Norman – CD mastering
  • John Cutler – magnetic scrutinizer
  • Jim Anderson – photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ruhlman, William. "Dick's Picks, Vol. 13: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 5/6/81". AllMusic. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (July 1999). Dick's Picks Volume 13, The Music Box
  3. ^ The Grateful Dead Album Guide Archived 2013-12-28 at the Wayback Machine, Rolling Stone
  4. ^ Dick's Picks Volume 13 at the Grateful Dead Family Discography