Dick's Picks Volume 34

Dick's Picks Volume 34 is the 34th installment of the Dick's Pick's series of Grateful Dead concert recordings. It is a three CD set that contains the complete show recorded on November 5, 1977 at the Community War Memorial in Rochester, New York. It also includes additional material recorded on November 2, 1977, at the Seneca College Field House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dick's Picks Volume 34
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 34.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedFebruary 14, 2005
RecordedNovember 5, 1977
November 2, 1977
GenreRock
Length210:52
LabelGrateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 33
(2004)
Dick's Picks Volume 34
(2005)
The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [1]
The Music Box [2]

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 one for volume 34 reads:

"Dick's Picks Volume 34 was mastered directly from the original two-track analog reel-to-reel tapes running at 7.5 IPS. Some minor sonic anomalies remain, due to the unavoidable effects of the ravages of time and the fragile nature of 1/4" analog tape. Additionally, due to a missing reel from November 5, 1977, we have used the PA cassette master tapes from that show to fix the problem."

Track listingEdit

Disc one

November 5, 1977, Community War Memorial – first set:
  1. "New Minglewood Blues" (traditional, arranged by Bob Weir) – 5:52
  2. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 12:08
  3. "Looks Like Rain" (Weir, John Barlow) – 8:26
  4. "Dire Wolf" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:23
  5. "Mama Tried" > (Merle Haggard) – 2:24
  6. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 7:22
  7. "Candyman" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:54
  8. "Jack Straw" (Weir, Hunter) – 6:28
  9. "Deal" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:45

Disc two

November 5, 1977, Community War Memorial – second set:
  1. "Phil Solo" (Phil Lesh) – 2:06
  2. "Take a Step Back" (Grateful Dead) – 1:06
  3. "Eyes of the World" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:42
  4. "Samson and Delilah" (traditional, arranged by Weir) – 8:43
  5. "It Must Have Been the Roses" (Hunter) – 7:16
November 2, 1977, Seneca College Field House bonus tracks:
  1. "Might as Well" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:35
  2. "Estimated Prophet" > (Weir, Barlow) – 11:08
  3. "St. Stephen" > (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 7:23
  4. "Truckin'" > (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 8:20
  5. "Around and Around" (Chuck Berry) – 8:46

Disc three

November 5, 1977, Community War Memorial – second set, continued:
  1. "Estimated Prophet" > (Weir, Barlow) – 11:13
  2. "He's Gone" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 12:00
  3. "Rhythm Devils" > (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann) – 2:15
  4. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 12:23
  5. "Black Peter" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:02
  6. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 10:54
November 5, 1977, Community War Memorial – encore:
  1. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 5:04
November 2, 1977, Seneca College Field House bonus tracks:
  1. "Lazy Lightnin'" > (Weir, Barlow) – 3:31
  2. "Supplication" (Weir, Barlow) – 5:19

Note : The set list for the November 2, 1977 concert at Seneca College Field House in Toronto, Ontario was:[3]

First set:: "Promised Land"[A] · "They Love Each Other"[A] · "Me and My Uncle"[A] · "Big River"[A] · "Candyman"[A] · "Looks Like Rain"[A] · "Ramble On Rose"[A] · "Lazy Lightnin'"[B] · "Supplication"[B] · "Might as Well"[B]
Second set: "Samson and Delilah" · "Ship of Fools" · "Good Lovin'" · "Sunrise" · "Scarlet Begonias"[A] · "Fire on the Mountain"[A] · "Estimated Prophet"[B] · "St. Stephen"[B] · "Truckin'"[B] · "Around and Around"[B]
Encore: "Terrapin Station"[A]
[A] Included in Dave's Picks Volume 12
[B] Included in Dick's Picks Volume 34

PersonnelEdit

Grateful Dead

Production

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

See alsoEdit

  • Dave's Picks Volume 12 - Features the complete show from November 4, 1977, as well as selections from November 2 during the same stretch of shows.
  • Dave's Picks Volume 25 - Features the complete show from the night of November 6, 1977 during the same stretch of shows.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Dick's Picks, Vol. 34: 11/5/77 Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY". AllMusic. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (March 2005). Dick's Picks Volume 34, The Music Box
  3. ^ Scott, John W.; Dolgushkin, Mike; Nixon, Stu. (1999). DeadBase XI: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists. Cornish, New Hampshire: DeadBase. p. 39. ISBN 1-877657-22-0.