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Dave's Picks Volume 17


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Dave's Picks Volume 17
Two men with skull heads, in formal attire, operate mechanical devices. In the foreground is the Wall of Sound concert sound system, and roses.
Live album by Grateful Dead
ReleasedFebruary 1, 2016
RecordedJuly 19, 1974
VenueSelland Arena, Fresno, California, USA
GenreImprovisational Rock
Length197:29
LabelRhino
ProducerGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA 11/10/1967
(2016)
Dave's Picks Volume 17
(2016)
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 4/25/77
(2016)

Dave's Picks Volume 17 is a three-CD live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It contains the complete concert recorded on July 19, 1974 at Selland Arena in Fresno, California. It was produced in a limited edition of 16,500 numbered copies, and released on February 1, 2016.[1][2][3]

Each year a different person creates the album cover art for the Dave's Picks albums. For 2016 the designated artist is Justin Helton.[4]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [5]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, writing on AllMusic, said, "... the repertoire... doesn't distinguish this show as much as its muscular, elastic snap, where the band is equally eager to delve into funky murk and launch into outer space.... the real pleasure of the Fresno 1974 show is how it showcases everything the Dead could do at that moment—the burnished folk, the old-time rock & roll, the country and funk—and shows that the band was still finding ways to turn the whole thing inside out and back again."[5]

Track listing

Disc 1
First set:
  1. "Bertha" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 6:33
  2. "Mexicali Blues" (Bob Weir, John Barlow) – 4:06
  3. "Deal" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:55
  4. "Beat It On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:45
  5. "Row Jimmy" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:20
  6. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Kris Kristofferson, Fred Foster) – 6:28
  7. "Scarlet Begonias" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:52
  8. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 4:39
  9. "Tennessee Jed" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:54
Disc 2
  1. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 29:14
Interlude:
  1. "Seastones" (Phil Lesh, Ned Lagin) – 15:13
Second set:
  1. "Brown-Eyed Women" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:11
  2. "Me and My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:11
  3. "It Must Have Been the Roses" (Hunter) – 5:54
  4. "Jack Straw" (Weir, Hunter) – 5:28
Disc 3
  1. "He's Gone" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:55
  2. "U.S. Blues" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:55
  3. "Weather Report Suite" > – 18:47
    • "Prelude" (Weir)
    • "Part 1" (Weir, Eric Andersen)
    • "Let It Grow" (Weir, Barlow)
  4. "Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 9:35
  5. "Eyes of the World" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 16:32
  6. "China Doll" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:33
  7. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 5:21

Personnel

Grateful Dead

Production

  • Produced by Grateful Dead
  • Produced for release by David Lemieux
  • CD mastering: Jeffrey Norman
  • Recording: Kidd Candelario
  • Art direction, design: Steve Vance
  • Cover art: Justin Helton
  • Photos: Kirk West
  • Liner notes: Nicholas G. Meriwether

References

  1. ^ Bernstein, Scott (November 3, 2015). "Grateful Dead To Release Dave's Picks Volume 17 Fresno Wall of Sound Show", JamBands.com. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "New Grateful Dead Dave's Picks Vol 17 Highlights Wall of Sound Era", Live for Live Music, November 4, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Dave's Picks Volume 17: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA 7/19/1974", Dead.net, January 22, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Everett, Matthew (January 21, 2016). "Local Designer Justin Helton Named 2016 Artist in Residence for the Grateful Dead's Dave's Picks Series", Knoxville Mercury. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Dave's Picks Volume 17 at AllMusic. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
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