Dick's Picks Volume 24

Dick's Picks Volume 24 is the 24th installment of the popular Grateful Dead archival series. It contains selections from the March 23, 1974 concert at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The two-disc, vault release is mastered in HDCD.

Dick's Picks Volume 24
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 24.jpg
Live album by
Grateful Dead
ReleasedFebruary 11, 2002
RecordedMarch 23, 1974
GenreRock
Length151:17
LabelGrateful Dead Productions
Grateful Dead chronology
The Golden Road (1965–1973)
(2001)
Dick's Picks Volume 24
(2002)
Postcards of the Hanging
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [1]
Jambands.com(favorable) [2]
The Music Box[3]
Rolling Stone [4]

This was a significant show in Dead history, being the first to use an essentially complete version of the Wall of Sound setup. A short-lived sound system, it was diminished after less than two years due to high maintenance, transportation and assembly costs. They began work on it in 1973 and smaller versions of the system were used right up until this show. Also featured are the first performances of "Scarlet Begonias" and "Cassidy".

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 label for volume 24 reads:

"Dick's Picks Vol. 24 was mastered from the original 2 track analog source tapes recorded at 7.5 ips. Some minor sonic anomalies remain, but as much as is humanly and mechanically possible has been done to make this recording as good as it can be. Enjoy."

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

  1. "U.S. Blues" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 6:16
  2. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 4:04
  3. "Brown-Eyed Women" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:27
  4. "Black-Throated Wind" (John Barlow, Bob Weir) – 7:04
  5. "Scarlet Begonias" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:14
  6. "Beat It On Down The Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:46
  7. "Deal" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:29
  8. "Cassidy" (Barlow, Weir) – 4:09
  9. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:41
  10. "I Know You Rider" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 6:02
  11. "Weather Report Suite" (Eric Andersen, Barlow, Weir) – 15:34

Disc twoEdit

  1. "Playing in the Band" > (Hunter, Mickey Hart, Weir) – 14:11
  2. "Uncle John's Band" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 9:16
  3. "Morning Dew" > (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 12:31
  4. "Uncle John's Band" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:27
  5. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 4:11
  6. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 5:54
  7. "Bertha" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:35
  8. "Wharf Rat" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 9:29
  9. "Sugar Magnolia" (Hunter, Weir) – 8:57[a]

Note

  1. ^ Edited version of performance

PersonnelEdit

Grateful Dead

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Dick's Picks, Vol. 24: Cow Palace, Daly City, CA 3/23/74". AllMusic. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Alford, Dan. "Dick's Picks 1-25: A Guide to the Silver Mine" Archived 2008-02-09 at the Wayback Machine, Jambands.com, August 25, 2005
  3. ^ Metzger, John. Dick's Picks Volume 24 review, The Music Box, June 2002
  4. ^ The Grateful Dead Album Guide Archived 2013-12-28 at the Wayback Machine, Rolling Stone