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Grateful Dead Jan. 31, 1978
Uptown Theater Chicago, IL | Listen on archive
8Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
A brezzy show opener, lots of beauty here
13Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Super mellow transition from Scarlet to Fire
5Let It Grow
2They Love Each Other
Everything good about '77 just keeps rolling here.
1Samson and Delilah
The band tears into this.
The transition into the "Terrapin Station" material is particularly strong, with powerful playing from Keith.
2Playin' In The Band
Exploratory version right out of "Terrapin." Donna sounds great, and Phil leads the jam.
2Drums -> Space
If this had been tracked along with the preceding "Playin,'" everyone would have said "of course." This whole second set is killer.
Ends a great Set II sequence. Listen to the drummers play along with the whistle blower in the audience!
Builds to a nice climax after some interesting lines from Garcia. Whole show is worth a listen.
Dreamy, motionless rendition on a sea of individual human reactions [audience tape]. A wonderful time for this gem.