Dick’s Picks Vol. 2 — 10/31/71, Columbus, OH


Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In episode 2 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 2. Recording at the Ohio Theater in Columbus, OH, on October 31, 1971. We hear the band riffing on the “Tighten Up” Jam midway through a 23-minute “Dark Star.” Continuing with a fluid second set comprised of “St. Stephen” and a lengthy “Not Fade Away -> Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad -> Not Fade Away,” it’s one of the more compact and narrative second sets of the early-70s. 

Steven and Rob focus on the challenges of selecting these shows, the overall approach to introducing Deadheads to lesser-known recordings, and the practice of incorporating thematic jams into their “Dark Star” jams to help push their jamming forward. In addition, they highlight one of Keith’s first gigs with the Dead. 

36 from the Vault is produced by Osiris Media. It is edited and produced by Brian Brinkman, and mastered by Matt Dwyer. All music composed by Amar Sastry, unless otherwise noted. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of 36 from the Vault is RJ Bee. 

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