find the best versions of grateful dead songs
Grateful Dead July 18, 1976
Orpheum Theater San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
2Weather Report Suite
Just the Let it Grow portion, but the jam is solid. Nice short drums in the middle of this one
Stellar piece of a phenomenal first set...each member is on top of their game
Super slow and chill...Jerry and Kieth are havin a great time
Extended, beautiful version
15Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
A great version that leads into a cool jam.
6The Other One
Pops up several times in the second set.
Real heady, thoughtful, slide-style licks put this in another stratosphere.
16Let It Grow
Super fast and funky!! Bobby and Donna Sounds great. A very energetic drums in the middle leads to a rippin second half. Awesome second set!!!
9Looks Like Rain
well for starters, Donna is IN TUNE. Also, DONNA IS IN TUNE!
10The Music Never Stopped
1Not Fade Away
Slow and smooth, in a St Stephen sandwich. Very chill and perfectly played
Mammoth 10 minute version, great jam in the middle, worth a listen. Brilliant way to end the perfect second set
6Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
This version is tight. Nice pre-Rio Grande grove and super solid outro. Great tone for Jer and Keith is great.
HOW has this AMAZING Candyman slipped through the cracks on Heady V for this long? People! It's Great!
Note for note perfection. Cassidy was a blazing glory during this whole Summer tour.
2New Minglewood Blues
Maybe not everyone's favorite song (or anyone's), but this is the ballsiest most swaggering one since they busted it out. Great mix helps, too.
5Might As Well
Barnburning storm burster so strong it blows out speakers around 03:30 in. Kicks off the party with Jerry in full form, vox and guitar.
2Samson and Delilah
Full of strut. The band is in perfect form, everyone is on. Precise, strong, and full of swagger.
a personal favorite.