Search - Grateful Dead :: Dick's Picks, Vol. 3: Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL, 5/22/77

Dick's Picks, Vol. 3: Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL, 5/22/77
Grateful Dead
Dick's Picks, Vol. 3: Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL, 5/22/77
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #2

General consensus points to 1977 as being a particularly rewarding year in the Dead's performance history. Certainly, their musical blend was at its most dynamic--funk, folk, jazz, blues, psychedelia, and even disco seem p...  more »

      
?

Larger Image
Listen to Samples

CD Details

All Artists: Grateful Dead
Title: Dick's Picks, Vol. 3: Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL, 5/22/77
Members Wishing: 14
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arista
Original Release Date: 1/1/1977
Re-Release Date: 10/27/1998
Album Type: Live
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 078221402125, 603497970568

Synopsis

Amazon.com essential recording
General consensus points to 1977 as being a particularly rewarding year in the Dead's performance history. Certainly, their musical blend was at its most dynamic--funk, folk, jazz, blues, psychedelia, and even disco seem perfectly balanced and wrapped in rock urgency--and the actual sonic mix was at its clearest and most organic (thanks largely to Keith Godchaux's piano). This volume comes from a May show in Florida and highlights the band in all its glorious imperfection. "Sugaree," "Wharf Rat," and "Morning Dew" are tender, poignant ballads that typify how the Dead would wring all they could out of even the most delicate songs: deathly quiet and pristine at one moment, bursting with fire and intensity the next. "Lazy Lightning"/"Supplication" and "Estimated"/"Eyes" represent the long-winding jam while "Music Never Stopped" and "Dancin' in the Streets" find them at their grooviest. Also of note is the truncated version (only the end of the suite) of "Terrapin Station," which would emerge on vinyl two months later. Flubbed notes abound, but so do moments of inspiration. --Marc Greilsamer

Similarly Requested CDs

 

CD Reviews

My most important Desert Island Disc.
Ryan McNabb | Ooltewah, TN USA | 05/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This, of any recorded music I own, is my favorite. You can say what you want, but the second disc of this set is among the most exhilerating American music ever recorded. It belongs alongside anything done by Miles or Coletrane, any Hendrix solo, any Delta Blues anthropological treasure. It belongs alongsde the Carter Family, Scott Joplin, John Cage, Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra at their finest. It starts with "Estimated Prophet" and ends up with a cataclysimc "Morning Dew". Absolutely flawless, painfully beautiful, unforgettable. This is what the Dead was all about, what youth is all about, what life is all about. You think I'm overstating it? Listen for yourself."
Quite simple
B. C. | Seneca, South Carolina | 10/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This record made my world stop! I've been listning to the Grateful Dead since I saw them live in '95. Of all of the shows that I've heard I am convinced that this was the night that God Himself touched Jerry Garcia on the head with his finger. "Eyes of the World" on disc two all the way through "Walk Me Out In The Morning Dew" is the finest music that I have ever heard in my entire life. This set changed my outlook on life. It made me realize that music is more than just sound. It is an expression of life itself. The sound is alive and crackling with energy. I've listened to disc two more than 100 times and I know I keep finding something that I've never heard before everytime!"
Flat out Best of the Picks
Jeremy B. Grace | Geneseo, NY USA | 01/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite Dick's Pick, and I really love some of the others. While I normally gravitate to the 72 - 74 era, this show is hands down one of the Dead's most spectacular musical performances. The uninterupted jamming from Estimated through to Morning Dew is a flawless masterpiece of improvisition. This is why I loved that Band!"