Dick's Picks Volume 29

Dick's Picks Volume 29 is an album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. The 29th installment of the "Dick's Picks" archival series, it was recorded May 19, 1977, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and May 21, 1977, at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida. The six-CD release is the longest album in the series and the only one with more than four CDs.

Dick's Picks Volume 29
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Live album by
ReleasedJuly 22, 2003
RecordedMay 19 and 21, 1977
GenreRock
Length420:26
LabelGrateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 28
(2003)
Dick's Picks Volume 29
(2003)
The Very Best of Grateful Dead
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Music Box5/5 stars[2]

The album contains all of both concerts, except for the encore of the Florida show ("U.S. Blues"). Also included are five unlisted bonus tracks, recorded October 11, 1977 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Additional material from this concert later appeared on Road Trips Volume 1 Number 2.

More music from the band's fertile April/May 1977 tour can be found on Dick's Picks Volume 3, To Terrapin: Hartford '77, Dave's Picks Volume 1, 30 Trips Around the Sun, Download Series Vol. 1, May 1977, Fallout from the Phil Zone, the reissue of Terrapin Station, and May 1977: Get Shown the Light.

Track listingEdit

Disc OneEdit

May 19, 1977 – First Set:
  1. "The Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 6:14
  2. "Sugaree" > (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 16:21
  3. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 5:04
  4. "Peggy-O" (traditional, arr. Grateful Dead) – 8:34
  5. "Looks Like Rain" (John Barlow, Bob Weir) – 8:59
  6. "Row Jimmy" (Hunter, Garcia) – 11:29
  7. "Passenger" (Peter Monk, Phil Lesh) – 3:59
  8. "Loser" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:38

Disc TwoEdit

May 19, 1977 – First Set:
  1. "Dancing in the Streets" (Marvin Gaye, Ivy Joe Hunter, William Stevenson) – 13:47
May 19, 1977 – Second Set:
  1. "Samson and Delilah" (traditional, arr. Weir) – 8:00
  2. "Ramble on Rose" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:38
  3. "Estimated Prophet" (Barlow, Weir) – 10:09
October 11, 1977 bonus tracks:
  1. "Not Fade Away" > (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 16:39
  2. "Wharf Rat" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 13:41
  3. "Around and Around" (Berry) – 8:36

Disc ThreeEdit

May 19, 1977 – Second Set:
  1. "Lady with a Fan" / "Terrapin Station" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 11:43
  2. "Playing in the Band" > (Hunter, Mickey Hart, Weir) – 11:07
  3. "Uncle John's Band" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 11:47
  4. "Drums" > (Hart, Bill Kreutzmann) – 5:28
  5. "The Wheel" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:24
  6. "China Doll" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:50
  7. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 10:33

Disc FourEdit

May 21, 1977 – First Set:
  1. "Bertha" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:22
  2. "Me and My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:52
  3. "They Love Each Other" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:10
  4. "Cassidy" (Barlow, Weir) – 5:21
  5. "Jack-A-Roe" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 7:00
  6. "Jack Straw" (Hunter, Weir) – 6:13
  7. "Tennessee Jed" (Hunter, Garcia) – 9:41
  8. "New Minglewood Blues" (trad., arr. Weir) – 5:38
  9. "Row Jimmy" (Hunter, Garcia) – 11:28

Disc FiveEdit

May 21, 1977 — First Set:
  1. "Passenger" (Monk, Lesh) – 4:16
  2. "Scarlet Begonias" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 11:44
  3. "Fire on the Mountain" (Hunter, Hart) – 12:53
May 21, 1977 — Second Set:
  1. "Samson and Delilah" (trad., arr. Weir) – 7:45
  2. "Brown-Eyed Women" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:32
October 11, 1977 bonus tracks:
  1. "Dancing in the Streets" > (Gaye, I. Hunter, Stevenson) – 17:38
  2. "Dire Wolf" (Hunter, Garcia) – 3:52

Disc SixEdit

May 21, 1977 — Second Set:
  1. "Estimated Prophet" > (Barlow, Weir) – 11:27
  2. "He's Gone" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 15:36
  3. "Drums" > (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 4:09
  4. "The Other One" > (Kreutzmann, Weir) – 11:39
  5. "Comes a Time" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 11:52
  6. "Saint Stephen" > (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh) – 4:37
  7. "Not Fade Away" > (Holly, Petty) – 11:15
  8. "St. Stephen" > (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh) – 1:46
  9. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 5:01

PersonnelEdit

Grateful DeadEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Betty Cantor-Jackson – recording
  • Jeffrey Norman – CD mastering
  • David Lemieux – tape archivist
  • Eileen Law – archival research
  • Robert Minkin – cover art and package design
  • Jim Anderson – photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Dick's Picks Vol. 29: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA". AllMusic. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (2011). "Grateful Dead – Dick's Picks Volume 29 / May 1977 (Album Review)". musicbox-online.com. Retrieved August 20, 2011.