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Dick's Picks, Volume Twenty Four

Grateful Dead

Initial release : February 2002

Grateful Dead Records GDCD-4044

Two CD set of music from the March 23, 1974 show at the Cow Palace, Daly City.


Disc 1

  • U.S. Blues (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Promised Land (Berry)
  • Brown-Eyed Woman (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Black-Throated Wind (Weir / Barlow)
  • Scarlet Begonias (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Beat It On Down The Line (Fuller)
  • Deal (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Cassidy (Weir / Barlow)
  • China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter)
  • I Know You Rider (Traditional)
  • Weather Report Suite
    Prelude (Weir)
    Part I (Weir / Andersen)
    Part II (Let It Grow) (Weir / Barlow)
Disc 2
  • Playing In The Band (Weir / Hart / Hunter)
  • Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose)
  • Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Playing In The Band (Weir / Hart / Hunter)
  • Big River (Cash)
  • Bertha (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Wharf Rat (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Sugar Magnolia (Weir / Hunter)

  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - piano
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals

  • Recording - Bill Candelario
  • Tape archivists - Dick Latvala, David Lemieux
  • CD mastering - Jeffrey Norman
  • Archival research - Eileen Law/Grateful Dead Archives
  • Cover art and design - Tina Carpenter
  • Cover photography - Brad Perks, Kim Steele, Jeremy Woodhouse
  • Wall of sound photos - Mary Ann Mayer
  • Layout design - Robert Minkin
  • Booklet notes - Bear
  • Special thanks - Bruce Ede, Dorene Will - Cow Palace

  • Recorded on March 23, 1974 at the Cow Palace, Daly City

The rear cover of Dick's Picks, Vol. 24 carries the following warning;

Dick's Picks Volume 24 was mastered from the original 2 track analog source tapes recorded at 7.5 IPS. Some minor sonic anomalies remain, but as much as is humanly and mechanically possible has been done to make this recording as good as it can be. Enjoy.
The rear cover of Dick's Picks, Vol. 1 carried 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!
Related releases

Dick's Picks Vol. 24 was originally only available by mail order from Grateful Dead Merchandising and other selected outlets. It was released through regular retail distributors in September 2004.

Dick's Picks 24 was made available as a download from Grateful Dead Productions in November, 2005

Dick's Picks 24 was released for the regular retail market by Real Gone Music in 2013.

For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1974 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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