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Grateful Dead Oct. 29, 1977
Evans Field House, Northern Illinois University Dekalb, Il | Listen on archive
74Might As Well
High energy opener Very spirited and rocking right off the bat. Start of a great night in Dekalb!
outstanding black peter. i think it gets my #1 vote, check it out
86Eyes Of The World
Starts out Jazzy, explorative, takes its time, 3 minute intro, then blasts off into the stratosphere with intense Garcia-led jamming
There are longer versions, but none has a better bridge jam than this one. My favorite version ever--must listen!
Sweet bass drop-ins by Phil on intro; extended Garcia solos in bridge jam; very intense and fun
With all due rfespect to Barton Hall & others, this is the best version out there (IMO). Bluesy, rockin', jammin', just exactly perfect
Best ever. No fooling. Don't miss Mickey and Billy dueling each other at the frenzied end jam before heading into SSDD. Whole version insane!
26New Minglewood Blues
Of course these can't compare to the early Good Lovin's, but this is a hot version in a HOT show...
23Not Fade Away
Really Good Version
A standout version from a great show.
76Let It Grow
Probably the best LIG of 1977 and my favorite stand-alone version!
15It Must Have Been The Roses
Almost every song from this show could be nominated for a "best ever." This heartfelt "Roses" is no exception.
From the show that never stops giving--a spacey-jazzy-goeey-Wah-Wah-chunk-fest-of-Jerry.
21Looks Like Rain
Bobby is on, but Jerry is on-er
20Ramble On Rose
Epic, energetic version!
24Friend of the Devil
High quality solos by Keith and Jerry.
9One More Saturday Night
Like every other song from this, my favorite all-time show, it's a best-of candidate. Just rocks hard.
Every song from this show should be on here. This Loser is certainly deserving, solo is on point.
Everything from this night is well above average. And listen to Keith!
Whopping late '77 version of this, the Dead intuitively coasting the waves of the atmosphere's collective imagination.