Dick's Picks, Volume Ten
Grateful DeadInitial release : February 1998
Grateful Dead Records GDCD-4030
Three CD live set compiled from the December 29-30, 1977 shows at Winterland.
The rear cover of Dick's Picks 10 carries the following message.
This release was digitally mastered directly from the original half track 7.5 ips analog tapes. It is a snapshot of history, not a modern professional recording, and although it may exhibit some minor technical anomalies, it is nothing more or less than just exactly perfect.This notes refers to Bob Weir's announcement to the crowd before the start of the show on 12/29/77 as technical problems are being remedied;
We're gonna try to get everything just exactly perfect . . . on account of our new name is the Just Exactly Perfect Brothers Band.The rear cover of Dick's Picks, Vol. 1 carried a similar Caveat Emptor and also a message briefly explaining the reason for the Dick's Picks series;
Dick's Picks differs from our From The Vault series in that we simply did not have access to complete shows (nor the modern mixing capabilities afforded by multitrack tapes) But we think the historical value and musical quality of these tapes more than compensates for any technical anomalies... In other words what you hear is what you get. And what you get ain't bad!The songs on Dicks Picks 10 are taken from the following shows.
December 29, 1977
Dick's Picks 10 was made available as a digital download from Grateful Dead Productions in November, 2005
Bertha from Dick's Picks 10 was included on the promotional sampler;
For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1977 section of the Dead by Date page.
Dick's Picks is a series of archive releases. For a complete list of releases in the series see the Dick's Picks page.
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