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The Wheel
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

Totally overlooked. One of the sweetest of the year. Rolls in at almost 6 min, closing a beaut set. I'm setting this to auto replay now. Check it out!
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Cosmic Charlie
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

Overlooked! Comes out of a smokin' LIG and has that smokey, slinky, silky smolder of the best of '76.
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Samson and Delilah
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

More and more I'm convinced that the earliest Samsons are the best. So confident, so full of strut and swagger. Any other era with such consist force?
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Promised Land
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

Keith and Jerry are manic pinball flippers bouncing their solos off each other here. Fun set closer.
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Brown Eyed Women
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

Smooth and satisfying, rouses the crowd right up too. What a sweet show this is.

Comments

The Music Never Stopped
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

Slightly mellower tempo than some of the wild barn-burners of the time, but this lends itself to a sharp and spiffy show opener with a beautiful swimming interlude vocal (Donna haters notwithstanding) and great crowd pleasing starter. Summer '76 was some brilliant peak Dead, rolling out their next act. Don't skip this one.
Playin' In The Band
June 22, 1976
Tower Theatre

How the Dead can be simultaneously so understated and mellow, yet so tweakingly far out and experimental is one the musical mysteries. This is just wild stuff - it has all the electric-Miles feel mentioned above, but it has that unmistakable high-speed, low-altitude cruising. Around minute 18, after the short proto-FTM jam, Jerry just takes off and skims the treetops. Freeform beauty ensues as they move towards The Wheel.
Crazy Fingers
June 22, 1976
Tower Theatre

Spanish Jam in the outro is so beautiful. What a treat the heads got in Boston.
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
June 22, 1976
Tower Theatre

Great up-and-jumping opener and you can tell from the first moments that they were much tighter than the previous night. Both are great and classic shows, but they're just musically more in sync to this head's ears.
The Music Never Stopped
June 22, 1976
Tower Theatre

Beautiful interlude section before the last out jam. Jerry's cruising at high speed behind the swimming ooohs and ahhs in great beauty.