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Grateful Dead April 14, 1978
Cassell Coliseum - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA | Listen on archive
Best of the best of the 77-78 versions. Jerry absolutely ripping licks and vocals ... "Run and See!!" series absolutely off-the-wall, then into S. Mag
16Pretty Peggy O
Apparently, April '78 is the apogee o this tune.
2Looks Like Rain
Jerry does a fantastic Peggy O, slowing everything down, then Bobby and Donna come up with a LLR for the ages; everyone on-point, fantastic!
Nice shuffle. Jerry and Donna's vocals on this sound great (how many times can you find that?)
3The Music Never Stopped
Bob blows some lyrics, but the midsection and outro are fluent and soaring. Lot on the list not as good as this one.
7Dancin' in the Streets
Dancin In the Streets->Drums->Space->The Other One Mad awesome 1978 headiness, Nice Donna and Bobby
A nice little Smokestack Tease after Samson and Delilah and pretty rare considering its 78
Great version with a smooth transition from Me and My Uncle
Great version, powerful performance by everyone
pairs righteously with a mesmerizing Black Peter, Confident and Cock sure Bobby at his best
4Ship of Fools
Overlooked because of magical black peter to come but the band gives it it all on this one. cant believe its not here.
1Dupree's Diamond Blues
Jerry and Donna are nailing those harmonies.
2Samson and Delilah
I know it's cliche at this point but I couln't believe this Samson wasn't on here yet...It's amazing with full blown 78 magic...
3The Other One
Smoking 78 Other One...
1Its All Over Now
Great version. Thank you