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Dick's Picks, Volume Thirty Five

Grateful Dead

Initial release : June 2005

Grateful Dead Records

A 4 CD set of the complete show from 7 August 1971 in San Diego, all that was salvageable of the 24 August, 1971 show in Chicago, and over an hour from the 6 August, 1971 show at the Hollywood Palladium.

Tracks

Disc 1

    San Diego 8/7/71

  • Big Railroad Blues (Lewis)
  • El Paso (Robbins)
  • Mr. Charlie (McKernan / Hunter)
  • Sugaree (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Mama Tried (Haggard)
  • Bertha (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Big Boss Man (Smith / Dixon)
  • Promised Land (Berry)
  • Hard To Handle (Redding / Jones / Isbell)
  • Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh)
  • Casey Jones (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Truckin' (Garcia / Lesh/ Weir / Hunter)
Disc 2
  • China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter)
  • I Know You Rider (Traditional)
  • Next Time You See Me (Harvey / Forest)
  • Sugar Magnolia (Weir / Hunter)
  • Sing Me Back Home (Haggard)
  • Me And My Uncle (Phillips)
  • Not Fade Away (Petty / Hardin)
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad (Traditional)
  • Jam (Grateful Dead)
  • Johnny B Goode (Berry)

    Chicago 8/24/71

  • Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Playing In The Band (Weir / Hart / Hunter)
  • Loser (Garcia / Hunter)
Disc 3
  • It Hurts Me Too (James)
  • Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • Empty Pages (McKernan)
  • Beat It On Down The Line (Fuller)
  • Brown-Eyed Woman (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Saint Stephen (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • Not Fade Away (Petty / Hardin)
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad (Traditional)
  • Not Fade Away (Petty / Hardin)
  • Me And Bobby McGee (Kristofferson / Foster)
  • Big Boss Man (Smith / Dixon)
  • Brokedown Palace (Garcia / Hunter)
Disc 4;
  • Good Lovin' (Resnick / Clark)

    Hollywood 8/6/71

  • The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
  • Me And My Uncle (Phillips)
  • The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
  • Deal (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Sugar Magnolia (Weir / Hunter)
  • Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose)
  • Turn On Your Lovelight (Scott / Malone)
Musicians

  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - organ. harmonica, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Credits

  • Recording engineer - Rex Jackson
  • Tape archivist - David Lemieux
  • CD mastering - Jeffrey Norman
  • Archival research - Eileen Law/Grateful Dead Archives
  • Photography - Chuck Pulin, J.C. Overlock, Emerson-Loew
  • Cover art, package design - Robert Minkin
  • Booklet notes - Dennis McNally
  • Extra special thanks to Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Zion Godchaux, Brian Godchaux, Jean Godchaux
  • Introduction to "The Other One" on CD four is from an audience source recorded by Harvey Kaslow and Craig Todd. We thank Harvey and Craig for generously allowing us to use this segment
Notes

The tapes of these shows were given to Keith Godchaux in 1971 by Jerry Garcia to familiarise him with the recent repertoire before joining the band. Keith left the tapes on his parents' houseboat in Alameda, where they stayed for 35 years. The box of tapes was discovered on the houseboat in 2005 and returned to the Grateful Dead vault.

The rear cover of Dick's Picks, Vol. 35 carries the following warning;

CAVEAT EMPTOR
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 anomalies remain, resultant from the ravages of time and the unorthodox storage methods.
The rear cover of Dick's Picks, Vol. 1 carried a similar message and also a message briefly explaining the reason for the Dick's Picks series;
Dick's Picks differs from our From The Vault series in that we simply did not have access to complete shows (nor the modern mixing capabilities afforded by multitrack tapes) But we think the historical value and musical quality of these tapes more than compensates for any technical anomalies... In other words what you hear is what you get. And what you get ain't bad!
Related releases

Dick's Picks 35 was made available as a digital download from Grateful Dead Productions in November, 2005

Dick's Picks 35 was released for the regular retail market by Real Gone Music in 2011.

For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1971 section of the Dead by Date page.

Dick's Picks is a series of archive releases. For a complete list of releases in the series see the Dick's Picks page.

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