iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Dick's Picks Vol. 33: 10/9/76 & 10/10/76 (Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland, CA) by Grateful Dead, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Dick's Picks Vol. 33: 10/9/76 & 10/10/76 (Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland, CA)

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

After their touring sabbatical (November '74 through June '76), the Grateful Dead returned to the road with a renewed enthusiasm, returning with several formerly abandoned classics — such as "St. Stephen" and "Dancing in the Streets" — adding a few numbers that would ultimately remain in their repertoire. Most notably, "Might as Well" and "The Wheel" from Jerry Garcia's (guitar/vocals) solo songbook and Bob Weir's (guitar/vocals) "Lazy Lightning"/"Supplication," a coupling that Weir initially worked up with Kingfish. Dick's Picks, Vol. 33 (2004) captures two consecutive performances at the Oakland Coliseum Stadium on October 9 and 10, 1976. This marked only the second run that the band had played in their native Bay Area since '74. With Mickey Hart (percussion) back in the fold, the Grateful Dead are as rhythmically sinuous as ever, retaining their lissom nature and instantaneous penchant for improvisation. Prime examples include the intricate improvisation in "Scarlet Begonias" — which had yet to be linked to "Fire on the Mountain" — and pretty much the whole of set two on October 9. Beginning with a sublime "St. Stephen" that sandwiches an equally limber "Not Fade Away," the musicians drive steadily through an incendiary "Help on the Way"/"Slipknot," detouring into a percussive duet between Kreutzmann and Hart before tumbling headlong into a Weir-led arrangement of Rev. Gary Davis' "Samson and Delilah." The jam returns into "Slipknot," followed by a feisty "Franklin's Tower" before ending up in an inspired "One More Saturday Night." The show on the 10th offers up another helping of "Cassidy," "Promised Land" and "Samson and Delilah," as well as impressive — if not downright boogie-a-fied — readings of "Dancing in the Streets" with a tender "Wharf Rat" center. Another top-shelf second set that is dominated by "Playing in the Band" with a lyrical version of "The Wheel," a simply lilting "Stella Blue" and a loose and laid-back "Sugar Magnolia" that is corralled into a considerable finale.

Customer Reviews

My 1st Dead Show!

This is the day I became a DeadHead, saw both shows where the Dead backed up The Who! A Chicago boy in California with a beautiful blonde ( now my wife of 30 years) listening to The Dead and The Who all day long on a 80 degree day. So I can't be objective about this show, to have this show available on I-Tunes is too good to be true.

Great day in the sun

It must have been very weird for the Dead to open a show and have to play so early in the day. Needless to say, they killed that day. I still have a poster of the show that brings back very fond memories. Truthfully, I can't remember a lot....but remembered the vibe very well. I was so happy to see that the show was finally released. I attended the Saturday show. So glad I now have the Sunday show also!!

Chaka, Brah

This is one of the better Dick's Picks I've heard so far, the sound quality is great. "Scarlet" and "Slipknot Pt. 1" are among the best respective versions I've heard. Lots of songs for the price. I'm guessing this was during the "Wall of Sound" era, In my opinion this is a good buy. Redtony23

Biography

Formed: 1965 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Rock's longest, strangest trip, the Grateful Dead were the psychedelic era's most beloved musical ambassadors as well as its most enduring survivors, spreading their message of peace, love, and mind expansion across the globe throughout the better part of three decades. The object of adoration for popular music's most fervent and celebrated fan following -- the Deadheads, their numbers and devotion legendary in their own right -- they were the ultimate cult band, creating a self-styled universe all...
Full Bio