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Dick's Picks Volume 17 Dick's_Picks_ Volume_17_Grateful_Dead

September 25, 1991

Boston Garden

 

 
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Order: Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks, Vol. 17: Boston Garden, Boston, MA 9/25/91
 
 

Dick's Picks 17 review

Dick’s Picks volume 17 is a complete concert recorded from their September 25, 1991, performance at the Boston Garden in Boston, MA. There is some bonus filler from March 31, 1991, from Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC.

The first CD includes the complete first set; it has nothing to complain about, though nothing extraordinary.  The most interesting jamming is in "Help" > "Slipknot" > "Franklins Tower."  The "Maybe it was the Roses” > “Dire Wolf" combination is rare, but no big deal.

Set 2 begins on the second disc with "Victim or the Crime."  It is followed by a fine version of "Crazy Fingers" that segues perfectly into "Playing in the Band" and it transitions effortlessly into "Terrapin Station."  This is followed by the most interesting part of the show, the "Boston Clam Jam," which Hornsby dominates and throws in some nice "Terrapin" melodies. 

The set continues on the third disc. It includes a Beatles songs "That Would Be Something."  Jerry sings the song; it is short and melodic, and brings nice twist to the show.  It flows into a "Playin' Reprise" that is great with Bruce throwing in some quick sharp piano runs, though, some of Vince's background coloring is annoying.  The set closes with a Jerry ballad followed by two Bobby show closers.  

As a bonus, we are treated to two songs from March 31, 1991, awesome stuff.  "Samson & Deliliah," is played great, notably the Jerry and Bruce’s interplay throughout the verses.    The closing instrumental has all the band members are going at full force for a two-minute frenzy. It is followed be a stunning 23:31 rendition of "Eyes of the World."

Overall, DP17’s featured show is good, though, the filler is the highlight.  by Barry Small © 
Grade  B + 

Track List

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Disc 1
1. Help on the Way (Garcia/Hunter) - 4:15
2. Slipknot! (Garcia/Godchaux/Kreutzmann/Lesh/Weir) - 5:30
3. Franklin's Tower (Garcia/Hunter/Kreutzmann) - 10:41
4. Walkin' Blues (Johnson) - 6:30
5. It Must Have Been the Roses (Hunter) - 5:45
6. Dire Wolf (Garcia/Hunter) - 3:59
7. Queen Jane Approximately (Dylan) - 7:16
8. Tennessee Jed (Garcia/Hunter) - 7:50
9. The Music Never Stopped (Barlow/Weir) - 8:18

Disc 2
1. Victim or the Crime (Graham/Weir) - 8:24
2. Crazy Fingers (Garcia/Hunter) - 9:38
3. Playing in the Band (Hart/Hunter/Weir) - 9:22
4. Terrapin Station (Garcia/Hunter) - 12:47
5. Boston Clam Jam (Grateful Dead) - 5:37
6. Drums (Hart/Kreutzmann) - 11:04
7. Space (Garcia/Lesh/Weir) - 8:15


Disc 3
1. That Would Be Something (McCartney) - 3:51
2. Playing in the Band (Hart/Hunter/Weir) - 5:23
3. China Doll (Garcia/Hunter) - 5:46
4. Throwing Stones (Barlow/Weir) - 8:59
5. Not Fade Away (Hardin/Petty) - 9:01
6. The Mighty Quinn (Dylan) - 4:43

Filler: March 3, 1991, at Greensboro, NC
7. Samson and Delilah (Traditional) - 7:47
8. Eyes of the World (Garcia/Hunter) - 23:30

Musicians:       

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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 - April 2000
Tape Archivists - Dick Latvala, David Lemieux
Label - Grateful Dead Merchandise