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Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 33 (09-10 October 1976, Oakland Coliseum)   Leave a comment

A four-disc set covering both of the Dead’s Day On The Green shows opening for The Who. The Boys are just flat-out, slinky good. The band sounds rested (these are the 37th and 38th shows from a light, 41 show year), and everybody sounds like they are having a great time. I’ll skip the play-by-play sort of review, and simply drop a few general comments.

This is an outstanding recording. For those of you may wonder what the big deal is about a “Betty Board” (a Betty Cantor soundboard tape), DP 33 is about as good as it gets. Excellent levels, balance, and soundstage. Having heard about a third of the DP series, this is easily the best sounding.

Phil is in an absolute stone groove on both nights. Donna is excellent on both nights.

This Dick’s Picks installment is essential for any Deadhead, and a great set for making converts.

Posted 2009/12/30 by MG Nagy in Uncategorized

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