Dick's Picks 4
Home ] Pig Pen Thru T.C. ] Pig Pen Post T.C. ] Keith '71 - '72 ] Keith '73 - '74 ] Keith '75 - '79 ] Brent '79 - '86 ] Brent '87 - '90 ] Hornsby Welnick ] Compilations ]

SEARCH
Home
Download Series Family Dog
Dick's Picks 4
Bear's Choice
Family Dog 4/18/70
Dick's Picks 8
Road Trips Vol 3 No. 3
Three From The Vault
Ladies and Gentlemen
Skull and Roses
Road Trips Vol 1 No. 3
Dick's Picks Volume 35

Set Lists

Musicians

Notes

Dick's Picks Volume 4 Dick's_Picks_ Volume_Four_Grateful_Dead

February 13 & 14, 1970

Fillmore East ~ New York City

 
 
 
Dick's Picks direct from the GD
Order: Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks, Vol. 4: Fillmore East, New York, NY 2/13-14/70
 
Dick's Picks Volume 4 review

Dick's Picks 4 review

Dick’s Picks Volume 4 is a compilation of two special nights at the Fillmore East, in New York City, February 13 and 14, 1970. Both of these concerts had three sets, they began and ended with electric segments with an acoustic set in between. None of the acoustic material is included on this release, but it does have set three from both evenings. The encore from February 13, “And We Bid You Goodnight” is excluded, though that song is included from the following evening.  Additionally, disc one has “Casey Jones” from set one of February 14.  For space considerations, the sequence of “Dark Star” > “The Other One” was separated between discs one and two.   

The second electric set from February 13 clocks in at over an hour yet has only three songs. The set is balanced with Garcia leading “Dark Star,” Weir leading “The Other One,” and Pig Pen leading “Turn On Your Lovelight.” All three renditions are better than exceptional, but the “Dark Star” is over the top.  It begins melodically setting the tone for a thirty-minute musical journey with nearly ten minutes elapsing before the first words. After, long space jams ensue. They briefly burst back into the melody before diverting back to a jam with hints of “Cosmic Charlie” arriving and then disappearing as mysteriously as it appeared, only to be replaced with a high powered jam that merges miraculously into “The Other One.”  

The second electric set from the February 14 is less intense than the previous evenings. Its theme relies more on songs rather than jams to entertain the crowd.  The first disc of Dick’s Picks Volume 4 begins the set and all five songs are superb, “Dancing in the Streets,” China Cat Sunflower,” > “I Know you Rider,” “High Time,” > and “ Dire Wolf,” setting the stage for a splendid evening of music. 

The real meat of the set is the 60 minutes of non-stop music on the third disc. It begins deliciously with “Alligator” laying the foundation that hits many high points within. The “Not Fade Away” goes into an extended jam throwing out a taste of the “Mountain Jam” before settling into a rare “Mason’s Children” and finally a great version of “Caution.”  

Dick’s Picks Volume 4 is superb. Both of the featured sets from these two nights in February 1970 are memorable in their own right.  You may want to complement this release with Bear’s Choice as it has several songs from the acoustic sets and first electric sets. by Barry Small © 
Grade 

Dick's Picks Volume 4 musicians
Track List

 Top of Page

Disc 1
1. Introduction (Zacherie) - 1:51
2. Casey Jones (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:29
3. Dancing in the Street (Gaye / Hunter / Stevenson) - 9:30
4. China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:09
5. I Know You Rider (Traditional) - 5:04
6. High Time (Garcia / Hunter) - 6:51
7. Dire Wolf (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:23
8. Dark Star 
   (Garcia / Hunter / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 29:41

Disc 2
1. That's It for the Other One (Grateful Dead) - 30:07
2. Turn on Your Love Light (Malone / Scott) - 30:27

Disc 3
1. Alligator (Hunter / Lesh / McKernan) - 3:55
2. Drums (Hart / Kreutzmann) - 12:31
3. Me and My Uncle (Phillips) - 3:14
4. Not Fade Away (Holly / Petty) - 13:56
5. Mason's Children (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh / Weir) - 3:53
6. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) (Grateful Dead) - 14:25
7. Feedback (Grateful Dead) - 8:40
8. We Bid You Goodnight (Traditional) - 2:00

Dick's Picks Volume 4 review
Musicians:       

Top of Page

Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Pigpen (Ron McKernan) - keyboard, vocals, harmonica
Bill Kreutzmann - percussion
Mickey Hart - percussion

Dick's Picks Volume 4 notes
Notes:

Top of Page

Released 1996
Label - Grateful Dead Merchandise
Tape Archivist - Dick Latvala
Liner Notes - Bear (Owsley Stanley)

Dick's Picks Volume 4 review