Dick's Picks Volume 30

Dick's Picks Volume 30 is the 30th installment of the Grateful Dead's archival series. Just prior to their Europe '72 tour, the Grateful Dead played seven shows at the Academy of Music on 14th Street in New York City. Included in this four CD set is the entire March 28, 1972 performance plus selections from March 25, 1972 and March 27, 1972. The March 25 show (a semi-private party booked by the Hell's Angels and billed as "Jerry Garcia & Friends") featured Bo Diddley as a guest, whose performance, backed by the Grateful Dead, is included in Disc One.[3] Other rarities contained in this volume are the only Grateful Dead live performances of "How Sweet it Is (to be loved by you)", "Are You Lonely for Me" and "The Sidewalks of New York" (played as a brief, instrumental tuning before the encore).

Dick's Picks Volume 30
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Live album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2003
RecordedMarch, 1972
GenreFolk-rock
Psychedelic rock
Jam
Length265:34
LabelGrateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
The Very Best of Grateful Dead
(2003)
Dick's Picks Volume 30
(2003)
The Closing of Winterland
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Music Box4/5 stars[2]

Additional selections from the venue run were later released on the Rockin' the Rhein bonus disc, and on Dave's Picks Volume 14, the latter including the March 26, 1972 performance in its entirety. Additional tracks from the March 27 performance were later released on the Dave's Picks 2015 Bonus Disc

The audio tape almost did not make it into the vault as it was not known to have been recorded. It was found in an old barn and restored by Rob Eaton in 1995.[4]

Track listingEdit

Disc OneEdit

March 25:
  • Tracks 1-5 are Bo Diddley backed by the Grateful Dead
  1. "Hey Bo Diddley" (Bo Diddley) – 4:10[a]
  2. "I'm a Man (Mannish Boy)" (Diddley) – 6:00
  3. "I've Seen Them All" (Diddley) – 7:43
  4. "Jam" (Diddley, Grateful Dead) – 9:59
  5. "Mona" (Diddley) – 3:34
  6. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland) – 7:56
  7. "Are You Lonely For Me" (Bert Berns) – 7:37
  8. "Smokestack Lightnin'" (Howlin' Wolf) – 13:11
March 27:
  1. "Playing in the Band" (Robert Hunter, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir) – 11:10

Note

  1. ^ Listed incorrectly on the release as "Hey! Bo Diddley". The track is actually "Bo Diddley", a different song

Disc TwoEdit

March 28:
First Set:
  1. "Truckin'" (Hunter, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir) – 9:49
  2. "Tennessee Jed" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:45
  3. "Chinatown Shuffle" (Pigpen) – 3:10
  4. "Black-Throated Wind" (John Barlow, Weir) – 6:48
  5. "You Win Again" (Hank Williams) – 5:09
  6. "Mr. Charlie" (Hunter, Pigpen) – 5:02
  7. "Mexicali Blues" (Barlow, Weir) – 4:37
  8. "Brokedown Palace" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:13
  9. "Next Time You See Me" (Frank Forest, William G. Harvey) – 4:52
  10. "Cumberland Blues" (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh) – 6:09

Disc ThreeEdit

  1. "Looks Like Rain" (Barlow, Weir) – 8:06
  2. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 4:09
  3. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 5:25
  4. "China Cat Sunflower" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:05 >
  5. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arr. Grateful Dead) – 6:27
  6. "Casey Jones" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:43
Second Set:
  1. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 13:56
  2. "Sugaree" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:36
  3. "The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)" (Pigpen) – 8:58

Disc FourEdit

  1. "Sugar Magnolia" (Hunter, Weir) – 6:55 >
  2. "The Other One" (Bill Kreutzmann, Weir) – 28:16
  3. "It Hurts Me Too" (Elmore James) – 9:23
  4. "Not Fade Away" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 5:26 >
  5. "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 8:20 >
  6. "Not Fade Away" (Holly, Petty) – 3:35
Encore:
  1. "The Sidewalks of New York" (James W. Blake, Charles B. Lawlor) – 1:10 >
  2. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 4:43


PersonnelEdit

Grateful DeadEdit

Additional musicianEdit

  • Bo Diddley – guitar, vocals on disc 1 tracks 1-5

ProductionEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Dick's Picks Vol. 30: Live at Academy of Music, New York, NY". AllMusic. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (2011). "Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 30 [1972] (Album Review)". musicbox-online.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  3. ^ Jarnow, Jesse. "1972 Tour Notes". Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  4. ^ Paumgarten, Nick (November 26, 2012). "Deadhead: The Afterlife", The New Yorker. Retrieved November 27, 2012.