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September 16, 1990

Madison Square Garden

 

 
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Dick's Picks 9 review

Dick’s Picks 9 is a complete concert recorded September 16, 1990, at the Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.  This tour is the first after Brent Mydland’s death and is Vince Welnick’s seventh show and Bruce Hornsby’s second.  

The first disc of Dick’s Picks 9 starts  the concert; it begins with “Hell in a Bucket” that certainly got the audience off of their feet. They kept the pace up with their second song “Cold Rain and Snow”; with Garcia holding the funky melody down, Phil adding his phrasing, Bobby with his underneath notes, and Bruce throwing in melodic touches, nice! The rendition of “Tennessee Jed” gets a stunning treatment with superb interaction between Bruce Hornsby and Jerry Garcia during the instrumental.  The song that follows, “Cassidy” is no slouch either with Phil battling Jerry for most interesting musical lines; this dialogue continues into the next song, the set closer, “Deal.” 

The second disc of Dick’s Picks 9 begins set two. It is rock solid from start to finish. The whole band is on, but Phil really leads the way. My favorite part of the disc is the “He’s Gone” > “No MSG Jam.” The closing instrumental in “He’s Gone” takes on a blues mood from the beginning and has hints of “Spoonful” teases throughout.  The “No MSG Jam” includes a hint of  “Morning Dew” and some fun musical interplay between Phil Lesh and Bruce Hornsby. 

While not as good as the preceding disc, the third disc is no slouch. We are treated to an unexpected jam, “Lunatic Preserve,” The best part of the third disc is, no surprise, “Morning Dew.” Jerry and Phil’s musical conversations within it make this version great.  

Dick’s Picks 9 is the first release featuring the band members Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick. My only complaint is that it took them so long to release music with this collaboration. The band is definitely on this evening. Not only are the songs played well they have several unexpected jams. Dick’s Picks 9 is a solid addition to a live Grateful Dead collection. by Barry Small © 
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Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 9 track list
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Disc 1
1. Hell in a Bucket (Barlow / Mydland / Weir) - 7:03
2. Cold Rain and Snow (Grateful Dead) - 6:41
3. Little Red Rooster (Dixon) - 10:21
4. Stagger Lee (Garcia / Hunter) - 8:31
5. Queen Jane Approximately (Dylan) - 7:46
6. Tennessee Jed (Garcia / Hunter) - 10:34
7. Cassidy (Barlow / Weir) - 6:26
8. Deal (Garcia / Hunter) - 9:48

Disc 2
1. Samson and Delilah (Traditional) - 8:09
2. Iko Iko (Crawford / Hawkins / Johnson / Jones / Thomas) - 10:14
3. Looks Like Rain (Barlow / Weir) - 8:46
4. He's Gone (Garcia / Hunter) - 16:26
5. No MSG Jam (Grateful Dead) - 7:50
6. Drums (Hart / Kreutzmann) - 8:58

Disc 3
1. Space (Grateful Dead) - 10:48
2. Standing on the Moon (Garcia / Hunter) - 9:28
3. Lunatic Preserve (Grateful Dead) - 5:44
4. I Need a Miracle (Barlow / Weir) - 5:19
5. Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose) - 13:12
6. It's All over Now, Baby Blue (Dylan) - 7:35

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Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Bruce Hornsby - keyboards, vocals
Vince Welnick - keyboards, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - drums

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Released - October 1997
Tape Archivists - Dick Latvala
Label - Grateful Dead Merchandise

Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 9 review