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Dick's Picks, Vol. 6: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, 10/14/83
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Dick's Picks, Vol. 6: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, 10/14/83
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (4) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #3

Recorded in Hartford, Connecticut, in October 1983, Volume Six catches the band at full throttle. Smack in the middle of their eight-year respite from the studio, this show finds an uninhibited, road-tested band clicking o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Grateful Dead
Title: Dick's Picks, Vol. 6: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, 10/14/83
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arista
Original Release Date: 1/1/1983
Re-Release Date: 10/27/1998
Album Type: Live
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Folk Rock, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands, Psychedelic Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 078221402620

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Recorded in Hartford, Connecticut, in October 1983, Volume Six catches the band at full throttle. Smack in the middle of their eight-year respite from the studio, this show finds an uninhibited, road-tested band clicking on all cylinders, with little regard for anything but energy and effort, still four years away from their remarkable popular resurgence. By 1983 Brent Mydland's keyboard work (especially on Hammond organ) had become an integral component of the group's sound, adding grit and depth. Disc 1 includes sharp readings of their classic country combo "Mama Tried"/"Big River" and lesser-known original "Day Job," but the centerpiece of the set remains the middle disc, on which the Dead stretch their two signature medleys "Scarlet"/"Fire" and "Estimated"/Eyes" for over an hour with nary a misstep. --Marc Greilsamer

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Very very good
Doo Dah Man | Where the climate suits my clothes | 01/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I like this disc alot. Disc one takes a little while to really take off, and the vocals are turned up a little too much, but everything starts to work out fine in no time. in the meantime, turn up the bass and enjoy.without question, disc two is fantastic. i can't decide b/w scarlet>fire on this one or on DP18, but the xylophone on this one is truly genius. and the transmission to fire, when the wah wah pedal finally kicks in, is really amazing. and the gritty, almost-sore-throat vocals of jerry are very cool.but disc three is not to be overlooked. absolutely fantastic version of sugar mag. and u.s. blues is in fine, fine form. it takes a while to get there, but disc three rewards the stalwart"
Great Moments but Overall a Mediocre Pick
Aaron P. Allan | Topanga, CA United States | 12/30/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'm generally a second set guy, and the best of this CD is all on the first disc. In particular, the lead guitar work on "They Love Each Other" is some of Garcia's very best. After a very ragged "Alabama Getaway," the first set is really exceptional. The second disc is mediocre at best, and I disagree with the other reviewers who claim that this is one of the better Scarlett/Fires. I enjoy listening to this pick on occasion, but it certainly does not rise to the top of my list where I would put DP3, DP8 and DP18."
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Aaron P. Allan | 02/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Along with Vol. 3, my favorite of the 18 DP's I've heard so far. Why? The simple
answer is CD 2, with Scarlet/Fire/Estimated/Eyes. The band was really in the
universal musical mind for these songs, an hour that sails and soars. The interplay at
the end of Scarlet Begonias is so thrilling and moving. You wouldn't guess the Dead
would have attained such heights that night - it starts off with a rough sounding
Jerry forgetting the words to Alabama Getaway and later has Day Job, one of the
least inspiring Dead songs I've heard. But there's also a great & sad Althea, and the
drums and jam on CD 3 are excellent."