Dick's Picks Volume 20

Dick's Picks Volume 20 is the 20th installment of the popular Grateful Dead archival series. It documents the majority of the concerts on September 25, 1976 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland and September 28, 1976 at the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York.

Dick's Picks Volume 20
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 20.jpg
Live album by
Grateful Dead
ReleasedJanuary 23, 2001
RecordedSeptember 25 & 28, 1976
GenreRock, jam, folk rock
Length5:06:09
LabelGrateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
Ladies and Gentlemen... the Grateful Dead
(2000)
Dick's Picks Volume 20
(2001)
Dick's Picks Volume 21
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Music Box4/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars [3]

It is mastered in HDCD from the original recordings by Dan Healy. The recordings are from a period when the band was transitioning out of their long touring hiatus, trying out new songs on the road, and welcoming back second drummer, Mickey Hart. The last-ever performance of "Cosmic Charlie" is on this installment. Though not represented on this release, "Bertha" was also performed on the 28th, and "It's All Over Now" on the 25th. The show from the night before the latter concert was released on Dave's Picks Volume 4.

Track listingEdit

September 25, 1976 – Capital Center, Landover, MarylandEdit

Disc 1

  1. "Bertha" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 5:27
  2. "New Minglewood Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 4:49
  3. "Ramble On Rose" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:11
  4. "Cassidy" (Bob Weir, John Barlow) – 4:43
  5. "Brown-Eyed Woman" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:56
  6. "Mama Tried" (Merle Haggard) – 2:49
  7. "Peggy-O" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 9:41
  8. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:18
  9. "Let It Grow" (Weir, Barlow) – 12:26
  10. "Sugaree" (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:01[a]
  11. "Lazy Lightning" -> (Weir, Barlow) – 2:53
  12. "Supplication" (Weir, Barlow) – 4:37

Notes

  1. ^ Approximately 11.5 seconds of the beginning edited with a patch from another performance

Disc 2

  1. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:28[a]
  2. "Dancing in the Street" -> (Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter, William "Mickey" Stevenson) – 12:43
  3. "Cosmic Charlie" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:39
  4. "Scarlet Begonias" (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:07
  5. "St. Stephen" -> (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Hunter) – 4:12
  6. "Not Fade Away" -> (Norman Petty, Charles Hardin) – 9:57[b]
  7. "Drums" -> (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 3:34
  8. "Jam" -> (Grateful Dead) – 2:05
  9. "St. Stephen" -> (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 2:03
  10. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 9:40

Notes

  1. ^ Edited with a patch from the October 9, 1976 performance featured on Dick's Picks Volume 33
  2. ^ Edited with a patch from another performance

September 28, 1976 – Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, New YorkEdit

Disc 3

  1. "Cold Rain and Snow" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 6:36
  2. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 5:55
  3. "Cassidy" (Weir, Barlow) – 4:33
  4. "Tennessee Jed" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:37
  5. "New Minglewood Blues" (Lewis) – 6:06
  6. "Candyman" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:25
  7. "It's All Over Now" (Bobby Womack, Shirley Jean Womack) – 6:40
  8. "Friend of the Devil" (Garcia, John Dawson, Hunter) – 8:44
  9. "Let It Grow" -> (Weir, Barlow) – 11:41
  10. "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 9:14

Disc 4

  1. "Playing in the Band" -> (Weir, Hart, Hunter) – 10:40
  2. "The Wheel" -> (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:07[a]
  3. "Samson and Delilah" -> (trad., arr. Weir) – 8:01
  4. "Jam" -> (Grateful Dead) – 5:40
  5. "Comes a Time" -> (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:50
  6. "Drums" -> (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 4:58
  7. "Eyes of the World" -> (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:39
  8. "Orange Tango Jam" -> (Grateful Dead) – 4:46
  9. "Dancing in the Street" -> (Gaye, I.J. Hunter, Stevenson) – 9:15[b]
  10. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Hart, Hunter) – 5:06
  11. "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) – 4:33

Notes

  1. ^ Contains a patch from the October 1, 1976 performance in Indianapolis
  2. ^ Edited version with second verse excised

PersonnelEdit

Grateful DeadEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Dan Healy – live recording
  • Dick Latvala – tape archivist
  • David Lemieux – tape archivist
  • Jeffrey Norman – CD mastering
  • Eileen Law/Grateful Dead Archives – archival research
  • Ed Perlstein – photography
  • Tina Carpenter – cover art and design
  • David DeNoma – cover photos
  • Bob Minkin – special thanks

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Dick's Picks Vol. 20: Live at Capital Centre, Landover, MD and Onondaga County War Memorial, Syrcause, NY". AllMusic. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (2011). "The Music Box: Grateful Dead – Dick's Picks Volume 20 (Album Review)". musicbox-online.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  3. ^ The Grateful Dead Album Guide Archived 2013-12-28 at the Wayback Machine, Rolling Stone