Dick's Picks Volume 36

Dick's Picks Volume 36 is the 36th and last installment of the Dick's Picks series of Grateful Dead concert recordings. It is a four-CD set. This release contains the Dead's complete show recorded on September 21, 1972 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It also includes three bonus tracks from September 3, 1972, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, to round out the release on disc four.

Dick's Picks Volume 36
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 36.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedOctober, 2005
RecordedSeptember 21, 1972
September 3, 1972
GenreRock, country rock, jam
Length279:10
LabelGrateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 6
(2005)
Dick's Picks Volume 36
(2005)
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 7
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Music Box4.5/5 stars[2]
TheBestOfWebsiteA+[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 36 reads:

"Dick's Picks Vol. 36 was mastered from the original 1/4" analog sonic journal tapes recorded at 7.5 ips, and were not produced with commercial intentions. However, due to the masterful skill of the recordist, these tapes sound remarkably rich and true to the live sound. Being more than thirty years old, the tapes exhibit some minor signs of the ravages of time, as we all do, but rest assured that everything possible has been done to make them sound as good as possible."

ArtworkEdit

The album cover art for Dick's Picks Volume 36 was created by Bob Minkin. Drawn with the aid of computer software, it depicts an abstract image, and is part of a series of similar art works used for Dick's Picks volumes 31 through 36. Minkin is a San Francisco-based graphic designer who received a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

9/21/72 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA — First Set

  1. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 3:50
  2. "Bird Song" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 13:40
  3. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 5:06
  4. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:28
  5. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 6:49
  6. "Black-Throated Wind" (Bob Weir, John Barlow) – 6:47
  7. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 4:02
  8. "Jack Straw" (Weir, Hunter) – 4:52
  9. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:12
  10. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 4:42

Disc twoEdit

9/21/72 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA — First Set

  1. "Ramble On Rose" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:34
  2. "Cumberland Blues" (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Hunter) – 7:40
  3. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 16:47

9/21/72 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA — Second Set

  1. "He's Gone" (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:18
  2. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 11:51
  3. "Black Peter" (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:39
  4. "Mexicali Blues" (Weir, Barlow) – 3:26

Disc threeEdit

9/21/72 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA — Second Set

  1. "Dark Star" > (Garcia, Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Lesh, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Weir, Hunter) – 37:08
  2. "Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 12:10
  3. "Beat It On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:34
  4. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:02
  5. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 8:30
  6. "Friend of the Devil" (Garcia, Dawson, Hunter) – 3:37

Disc fourEdit

9/21/72 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA — Second Set

  1. "Not Fade Away" > (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 5:57
  2. "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" > (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 7:26
  3. "Not Fade Away" reprise (Hardin, Petty) – 3:31
  4. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 4:56

9/3/72 Folsom Field, Boulder, CO

  1. "He's Gone" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:30
  2. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 28:57
  3. "Wharf Rat" (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:16

PersonnelEdit

Grateful DeadEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Owsley Stanley – recording
  • David Lemieux – tape archivist
  • Jeffrey Norman – CD mastering
  • Eileen Law – archival research
  • Bear (Owsley Stanley) – liner notes
  • Bob Minkin – cover art and package design
  • Brian Blauser – photography
  • Deb Trist – photography
  • Jim Thrower – photography
  • Grateful Dead Archives – photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Dick's Picks, Vol. 36". AllMusic. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (December 2005). Dick's Picks Volume 36, The Music Box
  3. ^ Small, Barry. Dick's Picks Volume 36, TheBestOfWebsite