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Dick's Picks, Volume 26

Grateful Dead

Initial release : October 2002

Grateful Dead Records GDCD-4046

Two CD set of music from shows on Electric Theater, Chicago on April 26, 1969 and Labour Temple, Minneapolis on April 27, 1969.


Disc 1

  • Dupree's Diamond Blues (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Mountains Of The Moon (Garcia / Hunter)
  • China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Doin' That Rag (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
  • The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
  • The Eleven (Lesh / Hunter)
  • The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
  • I Know It's A Sin (J & M Reed)
  • Turn On Your Lovelight (Malone / Scott)
  • Me and My Uncle (Phillips)
  • Sitting On Top Of The World (Carter / Jacobs)
Disc 2
  • Dark Star (Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir / Hunter)
  • St. Stephen (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • The Eleven (Lesh / Hunter)
  • Turn On Your Lovelight (Malone / Scott)
  • Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose)

  • Tom Constanten - keyboards
  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - electric bass, vocals
  • Ron 'PigPen' McKernan - percussion, harmonica, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals

  • Recording engineer - Owsley Stanley
  • CD Mastering - Jeffrey Norman
  • Tape Archivists - David Lemieux
  • Archival Research - Eileen Law/Grateful Dead Archives
  • Design, layout - Robert Minkin
  • Special thanks to Becky and Gary Halonen

Dupree's Diamond Blues, Mountains Of The Moon, China Cat Sunflower, Doin' That Rag, Cryptical Envelopment, The Other One, The Eleven, The Other One and I Know It's A Sin are from the show at the Electric Theater, Chicago on April 26, 1969. These are highlights, not the complete show.

Turn On Your Lovelight, Me and My Uncle, Sitting On Top Of The World, Dark Star, St. Stephen, The Eleven, Turn On Your Lovelight and Morning Dew are from the show at the Labor Temple, Minneapolis on April 27,1969. This is the complete show.

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 26 was made available as a download from Grateful Dead Productions in November, 2005

Dick's Picks 26 was released for the regular retail market by Real Gone Music in 2012.

For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1969 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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