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Dick's Picks Vol. 8: 5/2/70 (Harpur College, Binghamton, NY)


Download links and information about Dick's Picks Vol. 8: 5/2/70 (Harpur College, Binghamton, NY) by The Grateful Dead. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 02:56:51 minutes.

Artist: The Grateful Dead
Release date: 1997
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 24
Duration: 02:56:51
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No. Title Length
1. Don't Ease Me In (Live) 4:38
2. I Know You Rider (Live) 7:53
3. Friend of the Devil (Live) 5:57
4. Dire Wolf (Live) 4:56
5. Beat It On Down the Line (Live) 3:13
6. Black Peter (Live) 7:02
7. Candyman (Live) 1:43
8. Cumberland Blues (Live) 5:47
9. Deep Elem Blues (Live) 7:30
10. Cold Jordan (Live) 2:34
11. Uncle John's Band (Live) 6:28
12. St. Stephen (Live) 3:33
13. Cryptical Envelopment, Pt. 1 (Live) 1:54
14. Drums (Live) 3:28
15. The Other One (Live) 13:56
16. Cryptical Envelopment, Pt. 2 (Live) 8:59
17. Cosmic Charlie (Live) 7:22
18. Casey Jones (Live) 4:45
19. Good Lovin' (Live) 15:10
20. It's a Man's World (Live) 10:04
21. Dancing In the Streets (Live) 15:44
22. Morning Dew (Live) 12:40
23. Viola Lee Blues (Live) 16:36
24. We Bid You Goodnight (Live) 4:59



Once again, Dick picks a great one. Harpur College, 5/02/70, is consistently ranked by Deadheads as one of the band's best shows ever, and it's easy to hear why on this three-hour triple-CD. Crucially, this concert was held after the Dead had recorded their breakthrough album, Workingman's Dead, but a month before it was released. One can imagine the surprise of the audience when the group broke out acoustic guitars and played a first set in what we would now call an "unplugged" format, introducing then-unreleased songs like "Friend of the Devil," "Dire Wolf," and "Uncle John's Band," sometimes backed by New Riders of the Purple Sage members David Nelson and John Dawson. But that hour of wonderful music is only the beginning, and the Dead prove just as inspired when they plug in and launch into their more familiar mixture of updated R&B ("It's a Man's World," "Dancing in the Street") and expansive psychedelia ("St. Stephen," "The Other One"). But beyond all that, it's amazing to hear the band this engaged, joking with the audience and among themselves, seeming far more enthusiastic and spontaneous than they were later in their career. This is an album for people who wonder why Deadheads collect tapes, and also for Deadheads who have worn out their tapes of one of their favorites. (One song, "Cold Rain and Snow," has been deleted, probably more on grounds of quality than timing: it was the least impressive performance in the show.)