Dick's Picks Volume 14

Dick's Picks Volume 14 is the 14th live album in the Dick's Picks series of releases by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded on November 30 and December 2, 1973, at Boston Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. Volume 14 was the last of the Dick's Picks series to be released during the lifetime of the series's namesake tape archivist, Dick Latvala.

Dick's Picks Volume 14
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Live album by
ReleasedJune 18, 1999
RecordedNovember 30, 1973
December 2, 1973
VenueBoston Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts
GenreRock, jam
LabelGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 13
Dick's Picks Volume 14
Dick's Picks Volume 15
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [1]
The Music Box [2]
Rolling Stone [3]

As on Dick's Picks Volume 1, Donna Godchaux does not appear on this set as she had taken a hiatus from touring with the band due to pregnancy.[citation needed]

Enclosure and liner notesEdit

Included with the release is a single sheet folded into thirds, yielding a six-page enclosure. The front duplicates the CD's cover and the back contains a photograph of the venue's marquee that weekend, stating that the band played there three nights and the shows were "sol out [sic]". Inside are three pages of liner notes interspersed with black-and-white photographs of each of the band members and a single page listing the contents of and credits for the release.[4]

Liner notesEdit

The liner notes were written by "Michael J. Sanditen aka Tulsa" and are entitled "Baked in Beantown".

In the notes for the 11/30/73 show, Michael tells of how the band was late and "The curtain opened to an empty stage and a room full of jaws dropping to the floor." After a few hours, once the mic stands were in place, bassist Phil Lesh appeared and apologized to the crowd, saying "You see, we thought we were supposed to be here tomorrow night." Their first song, "Morning Dew", was "more or less a sound check." The author writes that there were "no hard feelings over being late" and it "turned out to be a really cool scene". He finishes this first part of the notes by stating that when the band finished he and his friends left and ventured "out into the snowy rain at 2 am."

In the notes for the 12/02/73 show, Sanditen writes that "the music was seamless" and the "second set had no break in it." He asserts that "from start to finish this was one fine performance with little if any miscues." In the last paragraph, he writes that for the next 23 years he and his friends traveled the country, "from Telluride to Santa Fe and New York to San Francisco," trying to "once more give ourselves the opportunity of reliving our youth".

Tulsa closes his article by writing "We are all linked together by a desire to take a ride like that just one more time."[5]

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

  1. "(Walk Me Out in the) Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 14:29
  2. "Mexicali Blues" (Bob Weir, John Barlow) – 3:46
  3. "Dire Wolf" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 5:09
  4. "Black-Throated Wind" (Weir, Barlow) – 7:01
  5. "Don't Ease Me In" (traditional) – 4:44
  6. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 5:30
  7. "They Love Each Other" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:01
  8. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 23:18

Disc twoEdit

  1. "Here Comes Sunshine" (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:54
  2. "Weather Report Suite" (Weir, Eric Anderson, Barlow) – 14:44 →
  • "Prelude" (Weir)
  • "Part 1" (Eric Andersen, Weir)
  • "Part 2: Let it Grow" (Barlow, Weir)
  1. "Dark Star Jam" (Garcia, Kreutzmann, Lesh, McKernan, Weir, Hunter) – 9:18 →
  2. "Eyes of the World" (Garcia, Hunter) – 19:26 →
  3. "Sugar Magnolia" (Hunter, Weir) – 10:16

Disc threeEdit

  1. "Cold Rain and Snow" (traditional) – 7:21
  2. "Beat It on Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:40
  3. "Brown-Eyed Women" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:48
  • "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (Franklin, Friend)
  • "Beer Barrel Polka" (Brown, Timm, Vejvoda, Zeman)
  1. "Jack Straw" (Hunter, Weir) – 5:21
  2. "Ramble on Rose" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:04
  3. "Weather Report Suite" (Anderson, Barlow, Weir) – 15:54
  4. "Wharf Rat" (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:38 →
  5. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:03 →

Disc fourEdit

  1. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Hart, Hunter) – 12:09 →
  2. "Jam" (Grateful Dead) – 15:39 →
  3. "He's Gone" (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:27 →
  4. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 13:34 →
  5. "Stella Blue" (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:15
  6. "Morning Dew" (Dobson, Rose) – 14:31


Grateful Dead:


  • Bill Candelario – recording
  • Dick Latvala – tape archivist
  • Jeffrey Norman – CD mastering
  • John Cutler – ferromagnetist
  • Gecko Graphics – design
  • Michael J. Sanditen – photography

Recording datesEdit

  • November 30 – Discs 1 & 2
  • December 2 – Discs 3 & 4


  1. ^ Ruhlman, William. "Dick's Picks, Vol. 14: Boston Music Hall 11/30/73 & 12/2/73". AllMusic. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (February 1999). Dick's Picks Volume 14, The Music Box
  3. ^ "The Grateful Dead Album Guide", Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Enclosure included with Dick's Picks Volume 14, 1981, 1999.
  5. ^ Enclosure included with Dick's Picks Volume 14, 1981, 1999.