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The definitive overview of the Dead's celebrated live show releases. Hosted by music journalist and podcaster Steven Hyden and fellow music journalist Rob Mitchum, this series will chronicle each live release, breaking down the historical context of the show while discussing musical, political, and sports-related trends of the time. Brought to you by Osiris Media.

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In this week’s episode we return to the Dick’s Picks cannon for our second of three shows in the set from the hallowed month of September 1972. Just ten days prior to the Dick’s Picks Vol. 11 show from 9/27/72 in Jersey City, NJ, we hear the band play a similar setlist while highlighting a different centerpiece jam. It’s a classic example of The Grateful Dead in a peak month, which showcases the best of the band while highlighting the subtle differences between the band at their best.  Disc One is a standard ride through ‘72 dead with staples like “Sugaree,” “Black-Throated Wind,” and “Tennessee Jed” scattered throughout, all played standard-great. The peak of the disc is found in “Bird Song,” that, while it doesn’t reach its heights of the DP11 or (coming soon) DP36 versions, is still quite blissful. One Disc Two we’re treated to a 20min exploration of “Playing In The Band” before excellent takes off “Truckin’” and “Loser” kick off Set II. Disc Three is highlighted by a monster “He’s Gone -> The Other One.” The former caps off at 39 min, it’s the longest jam in the entire DP Set and showcases a band on a musical high, shifting gears, embracing risk, weaving in and out of ideas, and displaying their overall penchant for exploration during this period. Like so much of September 1972, we hear two versions of The Dead. One is still breaking out of its shell, reveling in the post-European Tour bliss, moving forward as the unit we’d know through the 70s. The other is already looking ahead to the acid jazz explorations that would define their best experimentations until their hiatus in 1974.  36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT Check out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investments Visit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase Check out the Nugs Live Stream of Bob Weir & Wolf Bros at Red Rocks from June 8-12. Visit Nugs.net/36 for tickets --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Vol. 24 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, June 14!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we take a momentary pause from our march through the Dick’s Picks series to discuss one of the best (some would say the best) live performance of all time: Bob Dylan & The Hawks 05/17/1966 concerts from the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, UK, known throughout history as the “Royal Albert Hall” Concert. Catching Dylan in the midst of a creative peak, just weeks prior to the release of his monumental album, Blonde On Blonde, and just months before he’d disappear from live performances for 8 years, it’s an incredible peek into an artist challenging the norms of his era, battling with an audience of imbeciles, and playing some of the best rock & roll ever made with The Hawks. Disc One is a complete acoustic set, which shows Dylan playing songs from Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and the yet-unreleased Blonde On Blonde. Every song has a claim for The Greatest Dylan Song of All Time, but highlights are found in the languid “Visions Of Johanna,” the haunting “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” the wild and atonal “Desolation Row,” and the stunning energy in “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Disc Two opens with stray guitar riffs before launching into “Tell Me, Momma.” From there we’re off. One of the greatest sets of rock & roll ever played. Reworking old songs like “I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met,” “Baby Let Me Follow You Down,” and “One Too Many Mornings” as well as blasting tunes from his latest releases, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat,” Dylan battles his audience for the whole set, chastising them “It used to be like this….now it goes like that….” “...If only you wouldn’t clap so loud…” and forcing some of the best rock music ever played upon their ears. The boo’s are hurtled from afar from a crowd of fucking morons who want Dylan to be the Dylan they want them to be, and all the while the band plays louder and tighter and groovier. The set peaks following a searing “Ballad Of A Thin Man” with an audience member calling Dylan “Judas!” before Dylan responds with: “I don’t believe you….you’re a liar,” before instructing The Hawks to “Play it fucking loud!” They do just that, and one of the greatest versions of “Like A Rolling Stone” is unleashed on the world.  The show is an absolutely stunning picture of Dylan, who, at 24, was at an early creative peak - some would say his highest - and on the tail end of a 18mo dive into amphetamine abuse. Strung out, exhausted, angry, but writing some of the best music he ever will, he combines all of this into a dual performance, acoustic/electric, that showcases the sheer genius of Dylan, and the lasting legacy of his craft. 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. Special Curveball logo design by Mark Dowd. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT Check out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investments Visit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 23 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, May 31!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we jump back in time to February 1968 for a pair of shows - unheard prior to their Dick’s Picks Release - from the King’s Beach Bowl in King’s Beach, California. Primordial Dead. We hear the band working through a number of tunes that would find their way onto Anthem Of The Sun while experimenting with dynamic-less jamming. As Steve notes at the top, this show kicks off at 11 before ending up at 35. It’s a wild ride.  Disc One opens with a near-20min jam off “Viola Lee Blues” and doesn’t look back. Both discs in this set flow with thematic precision & youthful vigor that defines the overall period for the dead. From there, we hear Pigpen croon on “Hurts Me Too” before segues take over in “Dark Star -> China Cat Sunflower -> The Eleven> Turn On Your Lovelight” and finally a wild “Born Crosseyed -> Spanish Jam.” In Disc Two we hear the early power of “Morning Dew” before Pigpen lets loose again in a massive “Good Morning Little School Girl.” From there we’re back into the segues, as we hear part of the band’s Anthem Of The Sun segment in “That’s It For The Other One -> New Potato Caboose -> Alligator -> China Cat Sunflower -> The Eleven -> Alligator> Caution -> Feedback.” The volume closes with noise & sonic energy as the visceral power of the Grateful Dead comes through with tape hiss, piss, and vinegar. We’re not yet at the foundation of The Dead, we’re somewhere just before the Live Dead/Workingman’s Dead/American Beauty era that would set the band up for their 25yr period of greatness. The sounds are weird, the jams are heavy, and the songs aren’t fully formed. We can hear The Dead in there, ready to break out of their shell.  36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT Check out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investments Visit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to our Curveball Show in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, May 17!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we dive into the heart of the 1980s for a complete show at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmon, VA on November 1, 1985, as well as a segment of the September 2, 1980 show at Community War Memorial in Rochester, NY. The main show finds the band competing with the intense vibe of the scene and working to will the crowd back from the brink. As a result, it features some of the most unique setlisting we’ve heard featured on a Dick’s Picks release, regardless the era. In the 1980’s segment, we hear the band toying with “Space.” before showcasing Brent’s initial impacts on the band, through a stunning “Morning Dew.” Disc One gives us our third “Dancing In The Streets” in the last two releases. The remainder of the set is upbeat, and updated takes on 70’s Dead classics here with their full band from the 80’s. Disc Two might be the most mellow set in Dick’s Picks history as “Samson & Delila” is really the only upbeat song of the night. What follows is an hour of deeply methodical and meditative music that only makes sense when one knows the intensity of the events of the night. “High Time>He’s Gone -> Spoonful>Comes A Time>Lost Sailor>Drums -> Space -> Saint Of Circumstance” bridges the second and third discs in stunning fashion. In Disc Three we move from the contemplative to the wedding party as “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “She Belongs To Me” and “Gloria” cap off a weird set that has to be heard. Finally, the set ends with a segment from 9/2/80 with a deeply engaged “Space” fading into “Iko Iko” before a stunning “Morning Dew” and “Sugar Magnolia” closes things down. It’s a wild and unique release in the overall catalogue, one that showcases The Dead at their most 80’s in 1985. This episode is dedicated to Thoughts On The Dead. 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT Check out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investments Visit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 22 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, May 3!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we explore 1976 for the first time in the series with two shows culled together from the Fall of 1976: September 25, 1976 from the Cap Centre in Landover, MD, and September 28, 1976 from the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, NY. Offering a peek into the transition the Dead was embarking on as they returned to the road, we hear new songs debut, old songs return, the band tighten up, and jams flow with more song-oriented focus, rather than atmospheric jamming. Disc One, in Landover, hears the band showcase energy and tightness as “Bertha” and “New Minglewood Blues” hit on a high. “Let It Grow” features the jamming peak of the disc. Disc Two provides insight into what 1971 Dead would sound like mid-decade as older tunes return, while in the midst of a fluid set. Highlights include a pre-77 “Dancing In The Streets” groove, a “Scarlet Begonias” with a “Fire” jam, some five months before the debut of “Fire On The Mountain,” and a languid “St Stephen/NFA” suite. Disc Three kicks us up to Syracuse with a few repeats, and great playing in “New Minglewood Blues” + another killer “Let It Grow,” this time segueing into “Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad.” Disc Four might be the peak of the whole release with a transcendent segment that reads: “Playing In The Band -> The Wheel -> Samson & Delila -> Comes A Time> Drums -> Eyes Of The World -> Orange Tango Jam -> Dancing In The Streets -> Playing In The Band.” A full “Playing” suite Set II, a great preview of the highs of 77/78. 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT Check out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investments Visit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 21 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, April 19!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we dive back into Fall 1973 Dead for an exploration of Dick’s Picks Vol. 19 from October 19, 1973 at the Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A single-show snapshot of The Dead as they launched into their lauded Fall 1973 Tour, we hear the musical explorations and immediate brilliance which would lead to two previous Dick’s Picks releases in Vol. 1 and Vol. 14.  Disc One features some quality, albeit slowed down, performances of some of the band’s favorite tracks from the era, with excellent takes on “Sugaree” and “Tennessee Jed.” Disc Two kick’s off with a wild, near-20min take on “Playin’ In The Band” alongside a fiery take on “China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider.” Disc Three is the gem of the release, with a 25min “Dark Star -> Mind Left Body Jam” kicking things off before moving into “Morning Dew” and a hot “Sugar Magnolia''. A double encore closes out the release with a phenomenal ‘73 “Eyes Of The World” moving into “Stella Blue” before “Johnny B Goode” sends us on our way with a Berry Bookend. It’s a great way to jump back into Season 3 of 36 From The Vault! 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- We are proud to be sponsored by The Latin Dead who seek to channel the music of The Grateful Dead through Latin & Jazz influences. Get on the bus at http://musicbenefactors.com/latindead We’re thrilled to be sponsored by Grady’s Cold Brew. Use Promo Code: VAULT Check out Green Future Wealth and mention OSIRIS to get a free report on your existing investments Visit Sunset Lake CBD and use promo code VAULT for 20% off your purchase --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 20 in anticipation of our next episode, which will drop on Monday, April 5!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In Season One we tuned up & jammed out. In Season Two we extended Summer into Fall while exploring some of the best Dick’s Picks in the larger catalogue. Now, in Season Three, we’re aging vets, greying at the edges & ready for however many triple Berry’s you’ve got for us.  Welcome back to Season 3 of 36 From The Vault. We’ll be covering Dick’s Pick’s 19-27 + a Curveball episode we can’t wait to announce! We’re getting into some new years of the Dead as 1968, 1976, 1985 & 1992 all make their first appearances in the series! It’s a fascinating look at the enduring legacy of the series as well as some uncharted eras in Dead history which only further reveal the depth of the overall band.  Season Three begins Monday, March 22! 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 19 in anticipation of our next episode - our SEASON THREE PREMIER on Monday, March 22!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 18, a midwestern compilation from February 3, 1978 at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin, February 4, 1978 at the Milwaukee Auditorium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and February 5, 1978, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Just six weeks on from the magical year of 1977, we find The Dead fusing their disco-dead sound with expert & lengthy jams, giving the run a mixed feeling of 1973 meeting 1977. Pieced together like a standard Set I for the era with a double-pack of Set II jam vehicles, this is a joyous compilation that gives one a true sense of what The Grateful Dead were up to in the Winter of 1978. Disc One opens with the back-to-back combo of “Bertha” and “Good Lovin’” before we dive into a seasonally appropriate “Cold Rain & Snow.” Elsewhere, “Deal” shines in the lively rock of late-70’s Dead. Disc Two is a masterpiece as the late-70’s combo of “Estimated Prophet> Eyes Of The World” before “Playin’ In The Band” jams for nearly 25min in a fusion of the late-70’s groove & early-70’s psychedilia. From there we hear the first “The Wheel” of the Dick’s Picks series before returning to “Playin’.” Disc Three provides a bonus Set II to the overall show, with a scorching “Scarlet -> Fire” that concludes with a jam heavy “Truckin’ -> Drums -> Other One> Wharf Rat.” All the flavors of Winter/Spring 1978 are represented here in a compilation that matches Dick’s Picks 4, 12 and 14 for its mastery of encapsulating an era. 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- In honor of the Dicks Picks series’ first appearance of “The Wheel” in Volume 18, we have a very special sponsor for this episode, the Chicago-based On Tour Brewing Company! Chicago area locals can also order for pickup or no-contact delivery, and On Tour is extending the $5 off to online orders over $30 with the Promo Code: 36VaultOnTour Please check out Synlanwn at: https://www.synlawn.com/36ftv/ Visit Section 119 at: Section119.com and enter the Promo Code: 36FROMTHEVAULT Please visit Sunset Lake CBD at: sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the Promo Code: VAULT15 --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 19 in anticipation of our next episode - our SEASON THREE PREMIER - which will drop in early 2021!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 17 from the Boston Garden in Boston, MA on September 25, 1991. In addition, this show features two bonus tracks from Charlotte, NC on March 31, 1991. Midway through a fantastic run at the Garden, and in some of the last shows the band would play with Bruce Hornsby, this is a great peek into the consistency of The Dead in 1991, and the benefits of playing extended gigs during this period. Steve & Rob are joined by Dead Archivist, David Lemieux, who made this his first pick in the series, for a fantastic conversation about the Grateful Dead organization & his approach to picking releases.  Disco One opens with a hot “Help -> Slip -> Franklin’s” before “It Must Have Been The Roses” and “Dire Wolf” provide the surprise Double Jerry dip. Disc Two flows with jamming precision. Kicking off with the dimly lit “Victim Or The Crime,” the disc peaks with the “Playing -> Terrapin” jam session, which only goes to showcase the similarities of the two songs. Disc Three opens with the rare cover of Paul McCartney’s “That Would Be Something,” before diving into an endless run of Set Closers. The bonus material is highlighted by one of the best “Eyes Of The World” of the 90’s, and one of the best versions of it we’ve featured on the show. An absolute gem to spin, it showcases the experimental communication of the Hornsby years.  36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- Join the 10 million who have tried Harry’s. Claim your special trial offer by going to HARRYS.COM/36FTV. Please check out Synlanwn at: https://www.synlawn.com/36ftv/ Visit Section 119 at: Section119.com and enter the Promo Code: 36FROMTHEVAULT Please visit Sunset Lake CBD at: sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the Promo Code: VAULT15 --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 18 in anticipation of our next episode - our SEASON TWO FINALE - which will drop on Monday, November 16.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 16 from the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on November 7 and 8, 1969. PRIMAL DEAD! Coming just a few weeks shy of the Altamont Festival & the end of the 1960’s, we hear The Dead in a period of growth and transition. Just three months later they’ll be performing what many consider their greatest shows of all time (2/13-14/70 at the Fillmore East), we hear the seeds of that show, while also taking a reflective look back at their thematic brilliance of the 1960s. In Disc One, we hear an early, up-beat & extended take on “Dire Wolf,” a fiery “China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider,” and the first ever “Cumberland Blues.” Disc Two is up there with the best of the entire series as “Dark Star” jams deep before transitioning into a stunning segment which reads: “-> The Other One -> Dark Star -> Uncle John’s Band Jam -> Dark Star -> St. Stephen -> The Eleven.” Displaying their fluidity during the era, while also preluding some of their lengthy excursions from the early 70’s, it’s a monumental jam segment & should be a standard CD in every Deadhead’s car. Finally, in Disc Three, we throw the reigns to Pigpen while hearing some of the wildest psychedelic/blues jamming in Dead history.  36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- Join the 10 million who have tried Harry’s. Claim your special trial offer by going to HARRYS.COM/36FTV. Please check out Synlanwn at: https://www.synlawn.com/36ftv/ Visit Section 119 at: Section119.com and enter the Promo Code: 36FROMTHEVAULT Please visit Sunset Lake CBD at: sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the Promo Code: VAULT15 --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 17 in anticipation of our next episode which will drop on Monday, November 2.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we momentarily diverge from our trek through the larger Dick’s Picks series to chat about one of the best live bands of the last 30 years, who inadvertently took some important cues from The Grateful Dead: Radiohead. Diving into their performance from June 17, 2006 at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, we explore the ways in which the band structures their gigs, their approach to road-testing certain tunes, and their own brand of experimentation within their live show.  The show is highlighted by an expertly-crafted setlist which focuses on their career as a whole while previewing some of their best tracks off their soon-to-be-released (at the time) 7th album, In Rainbows. Opening with “There There” before launching into “2+2=5” and “15 Step” set the tone for the night. Elsewhere, “Videotape” has perhaps its strongest performance ever, while “Dollars and Cents,” “The National Anthem” and “How To Disappear Completely” showcases the band’s ability to stretch out ideas in the live setting. Within their extended double encore, the band dips into their Kid A/Amnesiac period for excellent takes on “Pyramid Song,” “Like Spinning Plates,” “Idioteque” and the show closing “Everything In Its Right Place.” 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- Join the 10 million who have tried Harry’s. Claim your special trial offer by going to HARRYS.COM/36FTV. Please check out Synlanwn at: https://www.synlawn.com/36ftv/ Visit Section 119 at: Section119.com and enter the Promo Code: 36FROMTHEVAULT Please visit Sunset Lake CBD at: sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the Promo Code: VAULT15 --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 16 in anticipation of our next episode which will drop on Monday, October 19.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 15, from Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ on September 3, 1977. One of the biggest Dead shows of all time, we dive back into the halcyon year of 1977, hearing the band play a greatest hits type of show following their cancelled Summer Tour after Mickey’s car accident. Highlighted by tight playing and a killer setlist, it’s one of the most popular Dick’s Picks ever released.  Disc One is highlighted by a brilliant “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” and a gorgeous “Friend Of The Devil.” On Disc Two “Bertha” and “Eyes Of The World highlight the first half of the second set,” while on Disc Three “He’s Gone” fades into a unique jam before easing into a stunning take on “Not Fade Away.” A jam that wouldn’t have felt out of place in 1970, it hears The Dead exploring the darker terrain that fit the early 1970’s more than the Disco era. It’s a great overall snippet of The Dead at another peak period just passed their first hiatus.  36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- Join the 10 million who have tried Harry’s. Claim your special trial offer by going to HARRYS.COM/36FTV. Please check out Synlanwn at: https://www.synlawn.com/36ftv/ Visit Section 119 at: Section119.com and enter the Promo Code: 36FROMTHEVAULT Please visit Sunset Lake CBD at: sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the Promo Code: VAULT15 --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Radiohead’s Bonnaroo 2006 Performance in anticipation of our next episode which will drop on Monday, October 5.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 14, from the Boston Music Hall in Boston, MA on November 30 and December 2, 1973. The first ever four-disc Dick’s Picks, this dives back into the world of late-1973 - a particularly brilliant period in Dead history - for the first time since Dick’s Picks Vol. 1. It is also the last volume in the series that Dick Latvala was alive for its release. Please take a moment to remember the man who brought us this incredible peek into the world of the greatest band in the land.  Across four discs we hear a great representation of two different shows from the era. Disc One opens with “Morning Dew” before seeing strong takes on “Dire Wolf,” “Black Throated Wind” and “Big River.” The first of two “Playin’ In The Band’s” closes out. In Disc Two we’re treated to a phenomenal suite of GD jamming in “Weather Report Suite -> Dark Star Jam> Eye’s Of The World” while the disc’s opener, “Here Comes Sunshine” is the first we’ve heard since DP1. Disc Three mirrors the first, however goes a touch deeper in a phenomenal “Weather Report Suite> Wharf Rat -> Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodelo.” The volume closes with a killer Fourth Disc highlighted by an incredible 25+min “Playin’ -> He’s Gone> Truckin’> Stella Blue>Morning Dew.” Overall, it matches Dick’s Picks Vol. 7 and 12 in its ability to showcase what made the 1973/74 peak of The Dead so strong.  Steven and Rob focus on their appreciation for Dick Latvala, the ability for The Dead to jam as one during this period, the slippery slope of Dead Fandom, the copisms of Phil, and the brilliant moments of Jerry’s slide. 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- Join the 10 million who have tried Harry’s. Claim your special trial offer by going to HARRYS.COM/36FTV. Please check out Synlanwn at: https://www.synlawn.com/36ftv/ Visit Section 119 at: Section119.com and enter the Promo Code: 36FROMTHEVAULT Please visit Sunset Lake CBD at: sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the Promo Code: VAULT15 --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 15 in anticipation of our next episode which will drop on Monday, September 21.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 13, from Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on May 6, 1981. A return to the 80’s & the Brent era, this is a puzzling installment in the larger volume that features a lot of repeated tracks, before showcasing some stellar jamming in a bonus segment late in the show. Highlighting Set I, we hear an inspired Brent on “Alabama Getaway,” and a fiery Jerry on “Jack-A-Roe,” before the two collaborate for a fantastic jam in “Deal.” In Set II we hear the first “Lost Sailor -> Saint Of Circumstance” of the Dick’s Picks series, before the latter fades into a 30+min wild bonus segment of “Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain” from 1979, which heard Brent push his ideas on the band to fascinating results. Returning to Nassau, the “He’s Gone -> Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks) -> Drums -> Jam -> The Other One -> Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad> Wharf Rat” segment is filled with surprises and improv, making it a highlight for the era and the volume. In the dark ages of the early-80s, this volume showcases what made this era confounding and also fascinating all at once.  Steven and Rob focus on the joy/challenge of virtual tour listening projects, the band’s songwriting shifts & creative malaise at this time, the curiosities of Bob Weir’s political beliefs, and the best shows that surrounded this version. 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- Join the 10 million who have tried Harry’s. Claim your special trial offer by going to HARRYS.COM/36FTV. Please check out Synlanwn at: https://www.synlawn.com/36ftv/ Visit Section 119 at: Section119.com and enter the Promo Code: 36FROMTHEVAULT Please visit Sunset Lake CBD at: sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the Promo Code: VAULT15 --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 14 in anticipation of our next episode which will drop on Monday, September 7.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome back to Season 2 of 36 from the Vault: SUMMER TOUR! In Episode 13 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 12, from the Providence Civic Center in Providence, RI on June 26, 1974 and the Boston Garden in Boston, MA on June 28, 1974. A return to the wondrous year of 1974, as well as the compilation format in the DP series, this is a fan favorite, and one of the strongest versions to date. Filled with rare tracks and massive jams, it’s one of the more unique versions in the series, and a perfect snapshot of where The Dead were in Summer 1974. Kicking things off with an extended “China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider” sets the tone for the collection. Rounding out disc one with a 50-min segment that reads: “Truckin’ -> The Other One -> Spanish Jam -> Wharf Rat -> Sugar Magnolia” concludes one of the best single discs The Dead have ever released. Later we hear a snippet of the experimental jam in “Seastones” before another incredible 50min segment of “Weather Report Suite -> Jam -> US Blues” highlights the third disc. All in all it’s a truly thematic volume which showcases The Dead’s successes with The Wall Of Sound as well as their heavy focus on improvisation in 1974.  Steven and Rob focus on the eternal greatness of “China>Rider,” the brilliance of compilation Dick’s Picks, the desire to hear a full “Seastones,” the band’s impending hiatus, and the beauty of mid-70’s Warren Beatty’s hair, seen best in the film “The Parallax View.”  36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- Join the 10 million who have tried Harry’s. Claim your special trial offer by going to HARRYS.COM/36FTV. Please check out Synlanwn at: https://www.synlawn.com/36ftv/ Visit Section 119 at: Section119.com and enter the Promo Code: 36FROMTHEVAULT Please visit Sunset Lake CBD at: sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the Promo Code: VAULT15 --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 13 in anticipation of our next episode which will drop on Monday, August 24.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Season 2 of 36 from the Vault: SUMMER TOUR! In Episode 12 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 12, from The Stanley Theater in Jersey City, NJ on September 27, 1972. Our first 1972 show in the series - and the first of three from September ‘72 in the larger Dick’s Picks Cannon, this is one of the best full shows we’ve heard thus far. Filled with great song selections, and huge jams, this is a peek into the world of The Dead post-Europe, post-Pigpen, as they were incorporating more jazz and psychedelia into their jams, and were fully connected behind the drumming of Bill Kreutzmann. The show opens with a rare “Morning Dew.” Typically a Set II closer, its appearance here overshadows Set I with an ominous feel. Later, “Bird Song” drifts like a dream before the set ends in wild fashion with a ripping “China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider” followed by an abstract take on “Playin’ In The Band. In Set II “He’s Gon” jams in a focused & medidative style before “Dark Star” hooks up for an ethereal and breezy take on the expansive jam vehicle. Elsewhere, “Cumberland Blues” rips unexpectedly, while “Attics Of my Life” offers the emotional resolution needed following a show like this.  Steven and Rob focus on the impact of Europe & shows like Veneta on the band in 1972, and the transition they were about to go through as they moved into 1973 & 1974, two renowned years in Grateful Dead history.  36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  --- Join the 10 million who have tried Harry’s. Claim your special trial offer by going to HARRYS.COM/36FTV. Please check out Synlanwn at: https://www.synlawn.com/36ftv/ Visit Section 119 at: Section119.com and enter the Promo Code: 36FROMTHEVAULT Please visit Sunset Lake CBD at: sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the Promo Code: VAULT15 --- Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 12 in anticipation of our next episode which will drop on Monday, August 10.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Season 2 of 36 From The Vault: SUMMER TOUR! In Episode 11 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 10, from The Winterland in San Francisco, CA on December 29 at 30, 1977. A celebratory volume that checks a lot of boxes fans had been asking for through the first ten volumes of the series. The show feels like a party at The Winterland as the nights tick off from one of the most accomplished years in their history. Featuring outstanding versions of “Jack Straw” and “Sugaree” in Set I, it also sees “Loser” make its DP Debut. In Set II, the band weaves together a suite within “Playing In The Band” before dropping their first “China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider” since 1974. Encoring with “Terrapin Station” was a special nod to the venue and the year. And as a special treat, we got a snippet from December 30, in the form of “Estimated Prophet,” a fantastic “Eyes Of The World,” “St. Stephen” and “Sugar Magnolia.” Steven and Rob focus on the aura of The Winterland, the impact of 1977 on their sound, the transition to the 1980s, the impact of bustouts on The Dead’s shows, and the greatness of Linda Ronstadt. 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Brian Brinkman. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  Join the 10 million who have tried Harry’s. Claim your special trial offer by going to HARRYS.COM/36FTV. Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 11 in anticipation of our next episode which will drop on Monday, July 27.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We wanted to get everything just exactly perfect....and now we're ready for our SUMMER TOUR! Welcome back to Season 2 of 36 From The Vault. We'll be covering Dick's Picks 10-18 + a Curveball episode we can't wait to announce! The years 1974 and 1977 come back into focus while we take our first dip into the 60's, while introducing listeners to 1972, 1978, and 1981 among more! It's a killer run of Dick's Picks and we cannot wait to dive in. Summer Tour begins Monday, July 13!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In Episode 9 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 9, from Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY on September 16,1990. A confounding volume which sees The Grateful Dead just two months on from the loss of their beloved keyboardist, Brent Mydland. Here they’re introducing two new keyboardists to the mix - Vince Welnick & Bruce Hornsby, while still very much mourning Brent. What follows is a fascinating, albeit uneven performance which features standout performances of “Tennessee Jed,” “Looks Like Rain,” and “He’s Gone. Fusing these unique takes with odd setlist selections and weird sonic experimentations, this is one of the least revered, but strangely insightful peeks into the Dead in a period of mourning, transition, and still fantastic music. Steven and Rob focus on the transition of The Dead from their late-80’s/Spring-90 Peak to their four year descent to July 1995, the strange setlisting of this show, the benefits of compilation Dick’s Picks vs full shows, and whether or not Phil Jackson was in the crowd at the show. 36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced by Brian Brinkman, and mastered by Matt Dwyer. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 10 in anticipation of our next episode which will drop at the onset of Season 2 in mid-Summer. Thanks for listening to Season 1!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In Episode 9 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 8, from Harpur College in Binghamton, NY on May 2,1970. A fascinating volume which sees The Grateful Dead just four months on from their phenomenal run at Fillmore East, documented in Dick’s Picks Vol. 4. Here we see them feature their newest songs, set to be recorded for Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, in their acoustic set, while allowing their electric set as a review of their career through the 1960s. In the acoustic set, songs like “Friend Of The Devil,” “Dire Wolf,” and “Black Peter” sound raised from the dirt. It’s a peek towards where The Dead will go in the early 70s, as many of their best songs will debut over the next three years. In the electric set, we hear the psych-rock freak-outs of the 60s on their last legs, as “Good Lovin’,” “Viola Lee Blues” and “Dancing In The Streets” showcase the best of The Dead we’re leaving behind. Historically, this may be the biggest transition we’ve heard from The Dead in the entire Dick’s Picks series. Steven and Rob focus on the decision Roberts must make with their name, the explosion of ideas between Garcia/Hunter, what The Dead would do to push themselves forward in the early 70s, and much more.  36 from the Vault is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced by Brian Brinkman, and mastered by Matt Dwyer. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee.  Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to Dick’s Picks Volume 9 in anticipation of our next episode on May 18.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Clayton Douglas

Really enjoyed the first episode!!! look forward to more.

Jan 23rd
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