Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks 18

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GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 18—Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 2/3/78 Uni-Dome, University of N. Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 2/5/78 (3 CD-Set)
  • Dick’s Picks Vol.18 Was One of the Most Enthusiastically Received Releases in the Entire Series, and the First to Feature Music from a 1978 Show 

  • Features an Amazing Pairing of “Scarlet Begonias” and “Fire on the Mountain” 


Grateful Dead fans are by a nature an enthusiastic lot, but their reactions to the original release back in 2000 of this Dick’s Pick, the first to feature music from a 1978 show, were ecstatic even by their standards, with some long-time Deadheads labeling it the best concert in their collection (and that designation included both “official” and “unofficial” recordings)! Sparking the critical hosannas was the truly revelatory “Scarlet Begonias”/”Fire on the Mountain” pairing from the Cedar Falls show (this 3-CD set actually contains excerpts from three shows: the 2/3/78 Madison show, an uncredited 2/4/78 Milwaukee show and the 2/5/78 Cedar Falls date), but “The Other One” from Cedar Rapids is easily one of the most intense versions extant, and the “Estimated Prophet”/”Eyes of the World”/”Playing in the Band”/”The Wheel”/”Playing in the Band” medley from Madison presents the band at their seamless, exploratory best. Out of print for years and a good place to start for the newly initiated.

Disc One

1. Bertha

2. Good Lovin’

3. Cold Rain and Snow

4. New Minglewood Blues

5. They Love Each Other

6. It’s All Over Now

7. Dupree’s Diamond Blues

8. Looks Like Rain

9. Brown-Eyed Woman

10. Passenger

11. Deal

12. The Music Never Stopped

Disc Two

1. Estimated Prophet

2. Eyes of the World

3. Playing in the Band

4. The Wheel

5. Playing in the Band

6. Johnny B. Goode

Disc Three

1. Samson and Delilah

2. Scarlet Begonias

3. Fire on the Mountain

4. Truckin’

5. Drums

6. The Other One

6. Wharf Rat

7. Around and Around

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