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Dick's Picks, Volume Thirty Six

Grateful Dead

Initial release : Oct 2005

Grateful Dead Records

A 4 CD set of the complete show from September 21, 1972 in Philadelphia. Plus three bonus tracks from the September 3, 1972 show at Boulder.


Disc 1;

    Set 1

  • Promised Land (Berry)
  • Bird Song (Garcia / Hunter)
  • El Paso (Robbins)
  • China Cat Sunflower > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • I Know You Rider (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
  • Black-Throated Wind (Weir / Barlow)
  • Big Railroad Blues (Lewis)
  • Jack Straw (Weir / Hunter)
  • Loser (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Big River (Cash)
Disc 2;
  • Ramble On Rose (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • Playing In The Band (Weir / Hart / Hunter)

    Set 2

  • He's Gone > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Truckin' (Garcia / Lesh / Weir / Hunter)
  • Black Peter (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Mexicali Blues (Weir / Barlow)
Disc 3;
  • Dark Star > (Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir / Hunter)
  • Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose)
  • Beat It On Down The Line (Fuller)
  • Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Sugar Magnolia (Weir / Hunter)
  • Friend Of The Devil (Garcia / Dawson / Hunter)
Disc 4;
  • Not Fade Away > (Hardin / Petty)
  • Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
  • Not Fade Away (Hardin / Petty)
  • One More Saturday Night (Weir)

    Bonus Tracks: 9/3/72 Folsom Field / Boulder / CO

  • He's Gone > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • The Other One > (Weir / Kreutzmann)
  • Wharf Rat (Garcia / Hunter)

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

  • Original recording producer - Owsley Stanley
  • Tape archivist - David Lemieux
  • CD mastering - Jeffrey Norman
  • Archival research - Eileen Law/Grateful Dead ARchives
  • Booklet notes "On Sound, My Theories and My Techniques" - Bear
  • Cover art, package design - Bob Minkin
  • Photography - Brian Blauser, Deb Trist, Jim Thrower, Grateful Dead Archives
  • Special thanks - Tony Dwyer
  • 1972 newspaper articles included in booklet - Ralph P. Bobb (Times), William K. Mandel (The Bulletin)

The rear cover of Dick's Picks, Vol. 36 carries the following warning;

Caveat Emptor
Dick's Picks Vol. 36 was mastered from the original 1/4" analog sonic journal tapes recorded at 7.5 ips, and were not produced with commercial intentions. However, due to the masterful skill of the recordist, these tapes sound remarkably rich and true to the live sound. Being more than thirty years old, the tapes exhibit some minor signs of the ravages of time, as we all do, but rest assured that everything possible has been done to make them sound as good as possible.
The rear cover of Dick's Picks, Vol. 1 carried a similar message 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!
Related releases

Dick's Picks 36 was made available as a download from Grateful Dead Productions in November, 2005

Dick's Picks 36 was released for the regular retail market by Real Gone Music in 2011.

For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1972 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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