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September 3, 1977

Raceway Park ~ Englishtown, NJ 

 

 
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Dick's Picks 15 review: Grateful Dead  

Dick's Picks 15 review 

Dick’s Picks Volume 15 is a complete representation of their September 3, 1977, performance at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. It was an outdoor event with over 100,000 in attendance. The New Riders of the Purple Sage and The Marshall Tucker Band were the two warm up acts.  

Dick’s Picks Volume 15’s first disc is set one from the concert. It begins in high gear with a powerful rendition of Chuck Berry's "The Promised Land."  Throughout the set we get a mix of ballads, country, and rock ‘n’ roll. The highlight is “Mississippi Half-Step,” a song that has a unique melody, which is signature Grateful Dead. On it, the whole band really shines, but Phil really hits some good runs. The set closes as it opened, that is, with a burst of energy, with a definitive rendition of their original "The Music Never Stopped." 

The second and third discs of Dick’s Picks Volume 15 include the second set.  It begins in electrifying fashion with the upbeat duo of "Bertha" > “Good Lovin’.”  Untypical in the second set and very well done is "Loser"; although, the "Estimated Prophet" > "Eyes of the World" is the peak of the second disc.  

The set continues on disc three, which has plenty of great moments. “Truckin’” is chosen to close the show and it works extremely well. The band decides to cap the performances off with "Terrapin Station" as the encore, a song that usually is reserved for a prime slot in their set. 

Nineteen Seventy Seven was an outstanding year for the Dead and Dick’s Picks Volume 15 is all the proof you'll need. by Barry Small © 
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Dick's Picks 15 tracks: Grateful Dead
Track List

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Disc 1
 1. Introduction :41
 2. Promised Land (Berry) - 5:08
 3. The Love Each Other (Garcia / Hunter) - 7:41
 4. Me and My Uncle (Phillips) - 3:52
 5. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo 
    (Garcia / Hunter) - 13:34
 6. Looks Like Rain (Barlow / Weir) - 7:52
 7. Peggy-O (Traditional) - 9:18
 8. New Minglewood Blues (Traditional) - 5:20
 9. Friend of the Devil (Dawson / Garcia / Hunter) - 8:13
10. The Music Never Stopped (Barlow / Weir) - 7:03

Disc 2
 1. Bertha (Garcia / Hunter) - 8:35
 2. Good Lovin' (Clark /Resnick) - 6:00
 3. Loser (Garcia / Hunter) - 8:37
 4. Estimated Prophet (Barlow / Weir) - 9:29
 5. Eyes of the World (Garcia / Hunter) - 13:17
 6. Samson and Delilah (Traditional) - 6:40

Disc 3
 1. He's Gone (Garcia / Hunter) - 14:18
 2. Not Fade Away (Hardin / Petty) - 19:58
 3. Truckin' (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh / Weir) - 10:05
 4. Terrapin Station (Garcia / Hunter) - 11:02

Dick's Picks 15 musicians: Grateful Dead
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Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Keith Godchaux - piano
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - drums
Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals

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Released - October 1999
Tape Archivists - Dick Latvala
Label - Grateful Dead Merchandise

Dick's Picks 15: Grateful Dead