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Grateful Dead May 10, 1978
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum New Haven, CT | Listen on archive
2Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Scarlet starts off slow, but picks up after to first solo to an amazing jam into Fire, which turns into a crazy whoop an' holler
21Pretty Peggy O
Gentle, melodic version. Sweet
Jerry's solo builds fantasticly to a huge melodic power peak. One of the best Jerry solos I've ever heard on this song BY FAR.
The "middle solo" in this version is just stunningly climactic!
Jerry has an amazing, towering solo after the "I'm sure she's been true to you" verses...flies like a bird.
From DP 25, Opens show at New Haven. Takes no prisoners. Extra shot of Jerry heading in bridge jam. Kinda surprised it's not on a list of 90+ Straws
15The Other One
Amazing Other One coming out of drums. No build-up, all energy. Garcia blasts off between the verses and takes it to the stratosphere.
9Let It Grow
Jerry shreds this one up.
This Bertha cooks. Definately deserves to be here. Jerry forgets the last verse, but the less Jerry sings, the more Jerry plays.
12Eyes Of The World
Creatively energetic Eyes out of a fantastic Estimated. Featured on DP-25. Sparkling Usborne matrix may be better than Dick's
5They Love Each Other
This is a gorgeous version. This whole show warrants a listen.
Ripped like a mutha. Hot Af show.
Smoking hot, how is this not one here?! Some great solos from Jerry, good bit of Keith in the middle. Comes out of a fast mamu, what's not to like!
This deserves to be on the map!
4Ramble On Rose
Dick's 25 ...
Rhythm Devils on point here...DP 25
5Me and My Uncle
One of the tightest versions
1Drums -> Space
ambitious, abstract, and involved in the multi-dimensional trappings. Plenty of curiosity but tethered to that amazing 2nd-set logic
1U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
honored to submit this. Absolutely ferocious encore