Dick's Picks Volume 15

Dick's Picks Volume 15 is the 15th live album in the Dick's Picks series of releases by the Grateful Dead. It features the complete show recorded on September 3, 1977 at the Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. Also appearing at the event were the New Riders of the Purple Sage and the Marshall Tucker Band.

Dick's Picks Volume 15
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 15.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 18, 1999
RecordedSeptember 3, 1977
VenueRaceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey
GenreRock, Jam
Length176:43
LabelGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 14
(1999)
Dick's Picks Volume 15
(1999)
So Many Roads (1965–1995)
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
The Music Box4/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars [3]

Comparisons to unofficial releases reveal that there is an edit to the song "He's Gone," removing a mistake by Garcia where he repeated the song's chorus rather than singing the bridge.

This was the first Dick's Picks released after the death of Dick Latvala for whom the series is named. The liner notes include a picture of Latvala with the following message:[4]

People of Earth...
Greetings from the great beyond. I am contacting you at this time to assure you that all is well and to let you know that Dick's Picks shall continue in my absence just as before. My plans for future releases are well known to my teammates and they have sworn with their blood to remain true to the cause. I hope this release will alleviate any doubts concerning my posthumous powers.

— The Archivist formerly known as Dick

This is the first Dick's Picks to use the High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) CD format.

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

  1. "Introduction" (Scher) – 0:41
  2. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 5:08
  3. "They Love Each Other" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 7:41
  4. "Me & My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:52
  5. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo" (Garcia, Hunter) – 13:34
  6. "Looks Like Rain" (Bob Weir, John Barlow) – 7:52
  7. "Peggy-O” (traditional) – 9:18
  8. "New Minglewood Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 5:20
  9. "Friend of the Devil" (Garcia, John Dawson, Hunter) – 8:13
  10. "The Music Never Stopped" (Weir, Barlow) – 7:03

Disc twoEdit

  1. "Bertha" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:35
  2. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Arthur Resnick) – 6:00
  3. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:37
  4. "Estimated Prophet" > (Barlow, Weir) – 9:29
  5. "Eyes of the World" (Garcia, Hunter) – 13:17
  6. "Samson and Delilah" (Rev. Gary Davis) – 6:40

Disc threeEdit

  1. "He's Gone" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:18
  2. "Not Fade Away" > (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 19:58
  3. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 10:05
  4. "Terrapin Station" (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:02

PersonnelEdit

Grateful Dead:

Production:

  • Dick Latvala – tape archivist
  • Gecko Graphics – design
  • Betty Cantor-Jackson – recording
  • Jeffrey Norman – CD mastering
  • John Cutler – magnetic scrutinizer
  • Jim Anderson, John Oliver – photography
  • Martha Megill – liner notes; from Asbury Park Press September 6, 1977.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ruhlman, William. "Dick's Picks, Vol. 15: Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ 9/3/77". AllMusic. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (February 2000). Dick's Picks Volume 15, The Music Box
  3. ^ The Grateful Dead Album Guide Archived 2013-12-28 at the Wayback Machine, Rolling Stone
  4. ^ "Dick's Picks, Volume Fifteen". Grateful Dead Family Discography. Retrieved July 1, 2019.