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Dick's Picks, Volume Five

Grateful Dead

Initial release : May 1996

Grateful Dead Records GDCD-4024

Three CD version of the complete December 26, 1979 show from Oakland.


Disc 1

  • Cold Rain And Snow (Grateful Dead)
  • C.C. Rider (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
  • Dire Wolf (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Me and My Uncle (Phillips)
  • Big River (Cash)
  • Brown-Eyed Women (Garcia / Hunter)
  • New Minglewood Blues (Traditional arr. Weir)
  • Friend Of The Devil (Garcia / Hunter / Dawson)
  • Looks Like Rain (Weir / Barlow)
  • Alabama Getaway (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Promised Land (Berry)
Disc 2
  • Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Estimated Prophet (Weir / Barlow)
  • Jam 1 (Grateful Dead)
  • He's Gone (Garcia / Hunter)
  • The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
  • Drums (Hart / Kreutzmann)
Disc 3
  • Drums (Hart / Kreutzmann)
  • Jam 2 (Grateful Dead)
  • Not Fade Away (Petty / Hardin)
  • Brokedown Palace (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Around and Around (Berry)
  • Johnny B. Goode (Berry)
  • Shakedown Street (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter)

  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass
  • Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals

  • Recorded by - Betty Cantor-Jackson
  • Tape Archivist - Dick Latvala
  • CD mastering - Jeffrey Norman
  • Photography - Jay Blakesberg
  • Design - Gecko Graphics

  • Recorded Live: December 26, 1979 at the Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, CA

The rear cover of Dick's Picks 5 carries the following message.

Caveat Emptor:

This compact disc has been digitally remastered directly from the original half track stereo analog tape. It is a snapshot of history, not a modern professional recording, and may therefore exhibit some technical anomalies and the unavoidable effects of the ravages of time.
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 5 was made available as a download from Grateful Dead Productions in November, 2005

Dick's Picks 5 was released on vinyl by Brookvale Records in a limited edition of 2000 copies in 2014.

Dick's Picks 5 was released for the regular retail market by Real Gone Music in June 2015.

Shakedown Street and Uncle John's Band from Dick's Picks 5 were included on the promotional sampler;

For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1979 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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