Dick's Picks Volume 6

Dick's Picks Volume 6 is the sixth live album in the Dick's Picks series of releases by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded on October 14, 1983 at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The album, on three CDs, contains the complete show from that night. It was released in October, 1996.

Dick's Picks Volume 6
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 6.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 7, 1996
RecordedOctober 14, 1983
GenreRock
Length177:41
LabelGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Dozin' at the Knick
(1996)
Dick's Picks Volume 6
(1996)
The Arista Years
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
The Music Box3.5/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [3]
Entertainment WeeklyB- [4]

This show was the first Grateful Dead concert that Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio attended.[5] Mike Gordon, Phish's bassist, attended separately.[6] The album was the first to include the song "Keep Your Day Job".[1]

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 label for Dick's Picks Volume 6 reads:

"This compact disc has been digitally remastered directly from the original metal cassette. It is a snapshot of history, not a modern professional recording, and may therefore exhibit some technical anomalies and the unavoidable effects of the ravages of time."

Track listingEdit

Disc one

First set:
  1. "Alabama Getaway" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:06
  2. "Greatest Story Ever Told" (Hart, Hunter, Weir) – 4:52
  3. "They Love Each Other" (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:10
  4. "Mama Tried" (Haggard) – 2:48
  5. "Big River" (Cash) – 6:31
  6. "Althea" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:49
  7. "C.C. Rider" (traditional) – 8:01
  8. "Tennessee Jed" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:33
  9. "Hell in a Bucket" > (Barlow, Weir) – 5:53
  10. "Keep Your Day Job" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:57

Disc two

Second set:
  1. "Scarlet Begonias" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:20
  2. "Fire on the Mountain" (Hart, Hunter) – 16:36
  3. "Estimated Prophet" > (Barlow, Weir) – 13:11
  4. "Eyes of the World" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 17:53

Disc three

  1. "Drums" > (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 5:25
  2. "Spanish Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 13:05
  3. "The Other One" > (Kreutzmann, Weir) – 6:09
  4. "Stella Blue" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:10
  5. "Sugar Magnolia" (Hunter, Weir) – 9:26
Encore:
  1. "U.S. Blues" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:40

PersonnelEdit

Grateful Dead

Production

  • Dan Healy – recording
  • Dick Latvala – tape archivist
  • Jeffrey Norman – CD mastering
  • Michael Conway – photography
  • Gecko Graphics – design

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ruhlman, William. "Dick's Picks, Vol. 6: Hartford Civic Center 10/14/83". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (February 1997) .Dick's Picks Volume 6, The Music Box
  3. ^ The Grateful Dead Album Guide Archived 2013-12-28 at the Wayback Machine, Rolling Stone
  4. ^ A look at Dick's Picks, Volumes One-Six, Entertainment Weekly
  5. ^ "Bobby Weir and Trey Anastasio at the Connecticut Forum", YouTube
  6. ^ "Mike Gordon & Scott Murawski Reddit AMA"