Dick's Picks, Volume Five
Grateful DeadInitial release : May 1996
Grateful Dead Records GDCD-4024
Three CD version of the complete December 26, 1979 show from Oakland.
The rear cover of Dick's Picks 5 carries the following message.
This compact disc has been digitally remastered directly from the original half track stereo analog tape. 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.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 5 was made available as a download from Grateful Dead Productions in November, 2005
Dick's Picks 5 was released on vinyl by Brookvale Records in a limited edition of 2000 copies in 2014.
Dick's Picks 5 was released for the regular retail market by Real Gone Music in June 2015.
Shakedown Street and Uncle John's Band from Dick's Picks 5 were included on the promotional sampler;
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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