"Since its inception in 1993, the Dick's Picks series has been a Deadhead's dream come true - peak Grateful Dead performances, selected by the Dead's intrepid vault archivist Dick Latvala, using his own amazing ears and the good advice of the GD tape collecting community, and made available for the first time ever on compact disc. This is the real, raw stuff, heard just as the band played it, without any overdubbing or "fixing it in the mix" - while some technical anomalies may remain, the performance quality and historical significance of these releases make them essential additions to any Grateful Dead collection. The discs have been digitally mastered from the original 2-track source tapes by the Dead's technical wizards, and the results are astonishing, yielding recordings with an immediacy and clarity that far surpasses even the best tapes in circulation."
- from the web page

A series of live Grateful Dead releses, collected from The Vault.

Named after former GD tape archivist Dick Latvala, who managed the Vault for untill his death a few years ago. Currently there are more than 20 Dick's Picks shows.

The Dead and Grateful Dead Merchandising have tried to keep these Cd-sets afforfdable keeping the price on a 3 disc set to under $20.

The tapes are old 2-track master tapes made over the years documenting more than 1,200 Grateful Dead concerts.

Volume 25 (4 CDs)
Veteran’s Memorial Colliseum, New Haven, CT 5/10/78 &
Springfield Civic Center Arena Springfield, MA 5/11/78

Volume 24(2 CDs)
Cow Palace, Daly City, CA 3/23/74

Volume 23(3 CDs)
Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore MD 9/17/72

Volume 22(2 CDs)
Kings Beach Bowl, Kings Beach Lake Tahoe, CA / February 23 & 24, 1968

Volume 21(3 CDs)
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA 11/1/85

Volume 20 (4 CDs)
Capital Centre, Landover, MD 9/25/76 & Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY 9/28/76

Volume 19 (3 CDs)
Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK 10/19/73

Volume 18 (3 CDs)
Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 2/3/78 & Uni-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA 2/5/78

Volume 17 (3 CDs)
Boston Garden, Boston, MA 9/25/91

Volume 16 (3 CDs)
Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 11/8/69

Volume 15 (3 CDs)
Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ 9/3/77

Volume 14 (4 CDs)
Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA 11/30/73 & 12/2/73

Volume 13 (3 CDs)
Nassau Coliseum, Nassau, NY 5/6/81

Volume 12 (3 CDs)
Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI 6/26/74 & Boston Garden, Boston, MA 6/28/74

Volume 11 (3 CDs)
Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ 9/27/72

Volume 10 (3 CDs)
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA 12/29-30/77

Volume 9 (3 CDs)
Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY 9/16/90

Volume 8 (3 CDs)
Harpur College, Binghamton, NY 5/2/70

Volume 7 (3 CDs)
Alexandra Palace, London, England, September 1974

Volume 6 (3 CDs)
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT 10/14/83

Volume 5 (3 CDs)
Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, CA 12/26/79

Volume 4 (3 CDs)
Fillmore East, New York, NY 2/13-14/70

Volume 3 (Two CDs)
Sportatorium Pembroke Pines, FL 5/22/77

Volume 2 (One CD)
Ohio Theatre Columbus, OH 10/31/71

Dick's Picks Volume 1(Two CDs)
Curtis Hixon Convention Center Tampa, FL 12/19/73

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