Album of the Day
Dick's Picks Volume 17
As the man charged with combing through the Grateful Dead's tape vault, Dick Latvala kept fans enthralled with a series of archival releases in the 1990s. DICK’S PICKS VOL. 17 features the band's complete September 25, 1991 concert at the Boston Garden in Massachusetts (plus a pair of tracks from a Greensboro, NC show earlier that year) and the triple-disc set is the Dead at their eclectic, improvisational best. Along with such familiar originals as “Playing In The Band,” the group surprised the audience with a first-time performance of Paul McCartney's “That Would Be Something” along with a couple of fine Bob Dylan covers. Of particular note on DICK’S PICKS VOL. 17 is the marvelous interplay between the keyboards of Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick (who was born on this day in 1951).