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Not Fade Away
June 28, 1976
Auditorium Theatre

Beautiful a capella outro here and check out Bobby's polyrythmic harmolodism during the last solo section for a treat.
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Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
June 28, 1976
Auditorium Theatre

High energy and zigzagging, this is a fast one. Supplication is tons of fun, even if they don't quite stick the landing.
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Looks Like Rain
June 28, 1976
Auditorium Theatre

Brilliant rise to a climactic finish. Jerry soloing like a man possessed behind sweet Bobby/Donna '76 harmonies. Nice one.
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Promised Land
June 28, 1976
Auditorium Theatre

Up and jumping show opener from the first note. Keith's solo is brilliant.
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Samson and Delilah
June 27, 1976
Auditorium Theatre

Way up tempo, sparkling and crispy with enough of both the gospel saint and the heretic sinner to make this one much fun. The '76s are just brilliant.

Comments

Candyman
May 2, 1970
Harpur College

Headiest or not, this cooks. Right around three minutes in you can hear them shift gears and flip into overdrive.
Scarlet Begonias
May 21, 1974
Edmundson Pavilion

Ignore the haters. Donna sounds super sweet on this uptempo and funky standalone. Listen to the Charlie Miller (as always) if you don't believe me.
Wharf Rat
June 27, 1976
Auditorium Theatre

Beautiful harmonies, powerful ensemble playing, and a great crisp sound make this one a keeper. Comes out of a killer LIG too.
Eyes Of The World
May 21, 1974
Edmundson Pavilion

Thanks for bringing this immortal show back up. The Lee / Miller AUD is brilliant. Check out how Billy feeds Phil during his solo. God, '74 was a monster year full of peak Dead.
Sugaree
June 28, 1974
Boston Garden

Hey Marvin, I didn't know they toured in '77. Thanks for the heads up! [...] Really brother there's something about this era that I love just a wee bit deeper: Partially its the electric-voodoo influence from Miles Davis with a bit more danger and heaviness that to my ears got scrubbed clean with the (admittedly) more musically precise, "crisp and clean" aesthetic of 1977. (I also like the one-drummer era for the greater freedom Billy had and his almost melodic approach to collective improv). If you post a list of your favorite '77s, I'll go and listen to them all again and maybe I'll change my tune, but until then, I'm mostly an old fogey deadhead who goes apeshit for the pre-hiatus work. Cheers and thanks!