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Dick's Picks Volume 10

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Dick's Picks Volume 10
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 10.jpg
Live album by the Grateful Dead
ReleasedFebruary 26, 1998
RecordedDecember 29, 1977
GenreFolk rock, jam band, rock and roll
LabelGrateful Dead
the Grateful Dead chronology
Live at the Fillmore East 2-11-69
(1997)Live at the Fillmore East 2-11-691997
Dick's Picks Volume 10
Dick's Picks Volume 11
(1998)Dick's Picks Volume 111998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Music Box5/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [3]

Dick's Picks Volume 10 is the tenth live album in the Dick's Picks series of releases by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded at Winterland Arena in San Francisco on December 29, 1977, with extra tracks recorded on the following night.[1]

The album omits the songs "It Must Have Been the Roses" and "Sunrise", which followed "Good Lovin'".[1] It also includes the first performance of "China Cat Sunflower" in over three years, which is audibly greeted with applause from the audience.[1] The final four tracks on disc three constitute the songs taken from the December 30 concert.[1]

The show was highly regarded long before its release as a commercial CD, having circulated among bootleg tape traders.

Caveat emptor

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 Volume 10 reads:

"This release was digitally mastered directly from the original half track 7½ ips analog tapes. It is a snapshot of history, not a modern professional recording, and although it may exhibit some minor technical anomalies, it is nothing more or less than just exactly perfect."

Track listing

Disc one

First set:
  1. "Jack Straw" (Robert Hunter, Bob Weir) – 7:05
  2. "They Love Each Other" (Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 7:44
  3. "Mama Tried" (Merle Haggard) – 3:48
  4. "Loser" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:29
  5. "Looks Like Rain" (John Perry Barlow, Weir) – 8:38
  6. "Tennessee Jed" (Hunter, Garcia) – 9:09
  7. "New Minglewood Blues" (Traditional arr. Weir) – 6:05
  8. "Sugaree" (Hunter, Garcia) – 14:18
  9. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 4:35

Disc two

Second set:
  1. "Bertha" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:20
  2. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Artie Resnick) – 6:50
  3. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Mickey Hart, Weir) – 15:48
  4. "China Cat Sunflower" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:39
  5. "I Know You Rider" (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead) – 5:27
  6. "China Doll" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:24
  7. "Playing Jam" (Hart, Weir) – 1:40
  8. "Drums" (Hart, Bill Kreutzmann) – 2:39
  9. "Not Fade Away" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 10:05
  10. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 4:48

Disc three

  1. "Terrapin Station" (Hunter, Garcia) – 10:29
  2. "Johnny B. Goode" (Berry) – 4:36
Bonus tracks -- 12/30/77
  1. "Estimated Prophet" (Barlow, Weir) – 10:46
  2. "Eyes of the World" (Hunter, Garcia) – 15:25
  3. "St. Stephen" (Hunter, Garcia, Phil Lesh) – 9:18
  4. "Sugar Magnolia" (Hunter, Weir) – 9:53


Grateful Dead


  • Betty Cantor-Jackson – recording
  • Dick Latvala – tape archivist
  • Jeffrey Norman – ferromagnetist
  • Gecko Graphics – cover design
  • Ed Perlstein – photography
  • Michael Nash – liner notes

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Ruhlmann, William. Dick's Picks Volume 10 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John (May 1998). Dick's Picks Volume 10, The Music Box
  3. ^ The Grateful Dead Album Guide, Rolling Stone
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