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Grateful Dead Dick's Picks by release date

This page lists the Dick's Picks series in order of their release data. For a list of the Dick's Picks series ordered by recording (performance) date see the Dick's Picks by show date page.



info Dick's Picks, Vol. 1, 1993 : Tampa, 12/19/73
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 2, 1995 : Columbus, 10/31/71
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 3, 1995 : Pembroke Pines, 5/22/77
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 4, 1996 : Fillmore East, 2/13-14/70
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 5, 1996 : Oakland, 12/26/79
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 6, 1996 : Hartford, 10/14/83
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 7, 1997 : London, 9/9-11/74
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 8, 1997 : Binghamton, 5/2/70
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 9, 1997 : Madison Square Gardens, 9/16/90
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 10, 1998 : Winterland, 12/29-30/77
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 11, 1998 : Jersey City, 9/27/72
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 12, 1998 : Providence & Boston, 6/26 & 28/74
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 13, 1999 : Nassau Coliseum, 5/6/81
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 14, 1999 : Boston, 11/30/73 & 12/2/73
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 15, 1999 : Englishtown, 9/3/77
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 16, 2000 : Fillmore Aud, 11/8/69
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 17, 2000 : Boston, 9/25/91
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 18, 2000 : Madison & Cedar Falls, 2/3 & 5/78
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 19, 2000 : Oklahoma City, 10/19/73
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 20, 2001 : Landover & Syracuse, 9/25 & 28/76
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 21, 2001 : Richmond, 11/1/85
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 22, 2001 : Lake Tahoe, 2/23 & 24/68
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 23, 2001 : Baltimore, 9/17/72
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 24, 2002 : Cow Palace, 3/23/74
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 25, 2002 : New Haven & Springfield, 5/10-11/78
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 26, 2002 : Chicago & Minneapolis, 4/26-27/69
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 27, 2003 : Oakland, 12/16-17/92
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 28, 2003 : Lincoln & Salt Lake City, 2/26 & 28/73
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 29, 2003 : Atlanta & Lakeland, 5/19 & 21/77
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 30, 2003 : Academy of Music, NYC, 3/25 & 28/72
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 31, 2004 : Philadelphia & Jersey City, 8/4-6/74
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 32, 2004 : Alpine Valley, East Troy , 8/7/82
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 33, 2004 : Oakland, 10/9 & 10/76
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 34, 2005 : Rochester, 11/5/77
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 35, 2005 : San Diego, Chicago and Hollywood, August 1971
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 36, 2005 : Philadelphia 9/21/72


Dick's Picks was a series of 36 volumes of live Grateful Dead music from the vault.

Generally each volume contains a complete Grateful Dead show (or shows), the majority of a Grateful Dead show (or shows), or a selection of music from a series of consecutive shows.

The releases were sourced from two track master tapes housed in the Grateful Dead vault. Modern mixing methods were not possible and glitches and omissions in the original tapes were carried over onto the released CDs. For this reason Dick's Picks were distributed by Grateful Dead Merchandising and not initially through normal retail outlets.

Dick's Picks Vol. 1 was released in 1993. Band member vetoes delayed the selection and release of a second volume until 1995. Volume 3 followed nearly a year later. From 1997 onward 3 or 4 volumes were released each year.

It appears that DP 36, released in June 2005, was the last release in the Dick's Picks series.

Dick's Picks were named for and were initially organised by Dick Latvala, the custodian of the Grateful Dead tape vault until his death in 1999. From 2000 onwards the vault and the Dick's Picks series was overseen by David Lemieux but the original series name was retained.


Last updated Feb 2008