Dick’s Picks Volume 5

Dick’s Picks Volume 5 is the fifth live album in the Dick’s Picks series of releases by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded on December 26, 1979 at the Oakland Auditorium Arena in Oakland, California. It was released in May 1996.

1996 live album by Grateful Dead
Dick’s Picks Volume 5
Live album by

Released May 30, 1996
Recorded December 26, 1979
Genre Rock, jam, folk rock
Length 176:06
Label Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick’s Picks Volume 4
(1996)
Dick’s Picks Volume 5
(1996)
Dozin’ at the Knick
(1996)

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
The Music Box [2]
Rolling Stone [3]
Entertainment Weekly B- [4]

This concert was a benefit for the Seva Foundation, an organization started by Ram Dass and Wavy Gravy. Bob Weir still sits on the advisory board today.

Volume 5 was the first of the Dick’s Picks to contain a complete concert. It was also the first release of a full concert to feature keyboardistBrent Mydland.

Another Grateful Dead album that was recorded at the December 1979 run of concerts at the Oakland Auditorium is Road Trips Volume 3 Number 1.

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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 5 reads:

“This compact disc has been digitally remastered directly from the original half track stereo analog tape. It is a snapshot of history, not a modern professional recording, and may therefore exhibit some technical anomalies and the unavoidable effects of the ravages of time.”

Disc one

First set:
  1. “Cold Rain and Snow” (traditional) – 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 Women” (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:20
  7. “New Minglewood Blues” (traditional) – 7:41
  8. Friend of the Devil” (Garcia, Dawson, Hunter) – 9:37
  9. “Looks Like Rain” (Weir, Barlow) – 8:14
  10. “Alabama Getaway”> (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:58
  11. Promised Land” (Berry) – 4:26

Disc two

Second set:
  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”> (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 8:38
  6. “Drums”> (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 6:03

Disc three

  1. “Drums”> (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 4:22
  2. “Jam 2”> (Grateful Dead) – 6:03
  3. Not Fade Away“> (Petty, Hardin) – 11:52
  4. “Brokedown Palace”> (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:49
  5. Around and Around“> (Berry) – 3:57
  6. Johnny B. Goode” (Berry) – 4:28
Encore:
  1. Shakedown Street“> (Garcia, Hunter) – 13:52
  2. Uncle John’s Band” (Garcia, Hunter) – 2:54

Grateful Dead

Production

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