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Grateful Dead July 12, 1976

Orpheum Theater San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive

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4
Deal
This whole show rips your face right off...just rockin' with balls-out energy. A great top notch Deal
2
Samson and Delilah
Jerry is totally feelin' it.it's really not fair how hot he is.the band seems to be on the same level,and this Samson rips. Incredibly subtle as well
2
Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
The meat of this version is in the powerful transition between the two songs, driven home with authority by the entire band.
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Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
Magnificent with a typically heady 1976 slipknot, jazzy and funky great 76 sound on this version.
1
Cassidy
Smooth highway. Bobby and Donna in sweet harmony, and with that whiff of grace that marks the best versions of Cassidy out there.
2
New Minglewood Blues
Comes storming out the gate after 5 years on the shelf. The Devils drive this one, but everyone is on, up, and jumping.
1
Sugaree
Kicks off a the second set with a jam that creeps up on you and is suddenly shredding. Cool opener in an under-the-radar show.
4
Dancin' in the Streets
On of the post-haitus ones that stretch and groove and go every-which-way. What a treat.
2
The Wheel
Smooth running, out of a very cool, thematically coherent Drums. Beautiful harmonies. Every Wheel is an elegant treat from '76, and this is a beaut.
2
Candyman
Spare, almost vulnerable take on this classic. Godchaux brings the church and Garcia brings the stained glass. An American beauty.
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Eyes Of The World
Soundcheck! Excellent sound on source provided & brilliant flowing ripping Garcia leads. Classic '76 "backwards" version.
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Tennessee Jed
1976: Your standard issue tipsy, warm-hearted TJ of the period. The guitar break is more conversation than guitar solo. Standard but special.