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December 26, 1979

Oakland Auditorium Arena

 

 
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Dick's Picks Volume 5 review  

Dick's Picks 5 review

Dickís Picks Volume 5 was recorded at the Oakland Auditorium Arena on December 26, 1979. This is a year that incorporated dramatic changes for the Grateful Dead as they replaced keyboard player Keith Godchaux with Brent Mydland.  This release gives us an early taste of that period of their career.  It is a complete show with no filler. 

The first set of Dickís Picks Volume 5 fits on the first disc.  There are many high moments. Perhaps the best playing of the set are the two songs to close it. During the solo of "Alabama Getaway" Jerry gives it all he has, even still, Phil tops him.  The energy carries over to the set closer "The Promised Land." 

The second disc begins set two and the theme is carved with the first song, a fan favorite,  "Uncle Johns Band" that is performed brilliantly. It flows into "Estimated Prophet" where we begin to notice the difference in styles with the addition of Brent.  There is much more great music within the first segment of the set, notably a great "The Other One," that includes Philís famous bass line introduction. 

The third disc is outstanding too, but not quite as juicy as the second.  We get an early "Space Segment."  The ballad they chose to play, "Brokedown Palace" sounds good and Brent's adds nice touches both with keyboards and back up vocals.  However, the real treat of the disc is the encore.  They perform one of my favorite songs "Shakedown Street," a rendition to be proud of. To end the song they smoothly transition back to where set two began, "Uncle Johns Band."  It is surely a treat to hear this pulled off.  

Dickís Picks Volume 5 is not one to pass by. There are many good treasures on this.  In addition to good versions of the songs the set list is unique and the sound quality clear. by Barry Small © 
Grade  A - 

 
Dick's Picks Volume 5 review
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Disc 1
 
1. Cold Rain and Snow (Grateful Dead) - 6:44
 2. C.C. Rider (Traditional) - 6:43
 3. Dire Wolf (Garcia / Hunter) - 3:58
 4. Me and My Uncle (Phillips) - 2:59
 5. Big River (Cash) - 5:59
 6. Brown Eyed Woman (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:20
 7. New Minglewood Blues (Traditional) - 7:41
 8. Friend of the Devil (Dawson/Garcia / Hunter) - 9:37
 9. Looks Like Rain (Barlow/Weir) - 8:14
10. Alabama Getaway (Garcia / Hunter) - 6:58
11. Promised Land (Berry) - 4:26

Disc 2
 1. Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter) - 10:14
 2. Estimated Prophet (Barlow/Weir) - 14:11
 3. Jam 1 (Grateful Dead) - 6:01
 4. He's Gone (Garcia / Hunter) - 10:03
 5. The Other One (Kreutzmann / Weir) - 8:38
 6. Drums (Hart / Kreutzmann) - 6:03


Disc 3
 
1. Drums (Hart / Kreutzmann) - 4:22
 2. Jam 2 (Grateful Dead) - 6:03
 3. Not Fade Away (Holly / Petty) - 11:52
 4. Brokedown Palace (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:49
 5. Around and Around (Berry) - 3:57
 6. Johnny B. Goode (Berry) - 4:28
 7. Shakedown Street (Garcia / Hunter) - 13:52
 8. Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter) - 2:54

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Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Brent Mydland - keyboards vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - drums

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Released - May 1996
Tape Archivists - Dick Latvala
Label - Grateful Dead Merchandise

Dick's Picks Volume 5 review