Dick's Picks Volume 35

Dick's Picks Volume 35 is the 35th installment of the Dick's Pick's series of Grateful Dead concert recordings. It is a four CD set that contains the complete show recorded on August 7, 1971 at Golden Hall in San Diego, California, and a substantial portion of the show recorded on August 24, 1971, at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. It also includes bonus tracks from August 6, 1971, at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California.

Dick's Picks Volume 35
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 35.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedJune 17, 2005
RecordedAugust 7, 1971
August 24, 1971
August 6, 1971
GenreRock
Length290:56
LabelGrateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 2
(2005)
Dick's Picks Volume 35
(2005)
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 3
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
The Music Box4/5 stars [2]
TheBestOfWebsiteB+ [3]

The album was created using "the houseboat tapes," reel-to-reel soundboard recordings found in 2005 on a houseboat that was owned by Keith Godchaux's parents. The tapes had been there since 1971. Godchaux had been given the tapes to listen to shortly after joining the Grateful Dead, so that he could familiarize himself with the band's repertoire in preparation for their next tour.[4]

Dick's Picks Volume 35 includes the only officially released recording of "Empty Pages", a rarely performed song, written and sung by Pigpen, that is not to be confused with the Traffic song of the same name.

Another live Grateful Dead album recorded during this same concert tour is Road Trips Volume 1 Number 3.

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 35 reads:

"Dick's Picks Volume 35 was mastered directly from the original 1/4 track stereo tapes, which had been stored in less-than-optimal conditions for nearly 35 years. Miraculously, the tapes survived remarkably well, and have been resurrected from the ashes. Some minor sonic anomalies remain, resultant from the ravages of time and the unorthodox storage methods."

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

8/7/71 Golden Hall, San Diego, CA

  1. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 4:02
  2. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 5:40
  3. "Mr. Charlie" (Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Robert Hunter) – 3:44
  4. "Sugaree" (Jerry Garcia, Hunter) – 7:24
  5. "Mama Tried" (Merle Haggard) – 3:05
  6. "Bertha" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:43
  7. "Big Boss Man" (Al Smith, Luther Dixon) – 5:39
  8. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 3:56
  9. "Hard to Handle" (Allen Jones, Al Bell, Otis Redding) – 8:45
  10. "Cumberland Blues" (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Hunter) – 5:36
  11. "Casey Jones" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:53
  12. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Lesh, Bob Weir, Hunter) – 10:08

Disc twoEdit

8/7/71 Golden Hall, San Diego, CA

  1. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:28
  2. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:59
  3. "Next Time You See Me" (William G. Harvey, Earl Forest) – 4:34
  4. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 6:28
  5. "Sing Me Back Home" (Haggard) – 10:50
  6. "Me & My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:39
  7. "Not Fade Away" > (Charles Hardin, Norman Petty) – 6:25
  8. "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" > (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 6:10
  9. "Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 4:08
  10. "Johnny B. Goode" (Berry) – 4:31

8/24/71 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

  1. "Uncle John's Band" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:12
  2. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 5:04
  3. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:09

Disc threeEdit

8/24/71 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

  1. "It Hurts Me Too" (Elmore James) – 7:48
  2. "Cumberland Blues" (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 5:42
  3. "Empty Pages" (McKernan) – 5:22
  4. "Beat It On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:45
  5. "Brown-Eyed Woman" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:11
  6. "St. Stephen" > (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 5:31
  7. "Not Fade Away" > (Hardin, Petty) – 4:08
  8. "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" > (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 8:25
  9. "Not Fade Away" reprise (Hardin, Petty) – 3:13
  10. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Kris Kristofferson, Fred Foster) – 6:18
  11. "Big Boss Man" (Al Smith, Luther Dixon) – 4:30
  12. "Brokedown Palace" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:03

Disc fourEdit

8/24/71 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

  1. "Good Lovin'" (Arthur Resnick, Rudy Clark) – 11:37

8/6/71 Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA [a]

  1. "The Other One" > (Weir, Bill Kreutzmann) – 8:06
  2. "Me & My Uncle" > (John Phillips) – 3:14
  3. "The Other One" (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 6:25
  4. "Deal" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:48
  5. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 7:01
  6. "Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 11:29
  7. "Turn On Your Love Light" (Joseph Scott, Deadric Malone) – 25:42
  1. ^ Five other tracks from this concert were later released on the bonus disc of Road Trips Volume 1 Number 3, one of which had previously been released in an audience recording version on Fallout from the Phil Zone

PersonnelEdit

Grateful DeadEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Rex Jackson – recording
  • David Lemieux – tape archivist
  • Jeffrey Norman – CD mastering
  • Eileen Law – archival research
  • Robert Minkin – cover art and package design
  • Chuck Pulin – photography
  • J.C. Overlock – photography
  • Emerson-Loew – photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Dick's Picks 35: 8/7 & 24/71". AllMusic. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (July 2005). Dick's Picks Volume 35, The Music Box
  3. ^ Small, Barry. Dick's Picks Volume 35, TheBestOfWebsite
  4. ^ Gatta, John Patrick (August 9, 2005). "The Houseboat Tapes, the Fillmore Box and Listening Forward (Part Two of an Interview with Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux)" Archived 2009-01-08 at the Wayback Machine, Jambands.com