Nov 14, 2014
We're lucky enough to hear the second set from the Dead's performance on 10/29/77 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb Illinois this week. This is a fine recording of a strong set.. Bertha opens with that unique tempo the band was working on at this time and it sounds mighty fine.. Good Lovin' is better than usual.. Friend of the Devil and Estimated are played crisply but for me the magic starts with the jazzy Garcia guitar in Eyes.. very nicely done and one of my favorite versions of this tune during this time. St. Stephen is powerful.. moving into a heavy Not Fade Away.. Black Peter is soulful and sung with great effect. Sugar Magnolia and One More Saturday Night display the band's competence at great Rock N Roll. All in all a fine accompaniment to a Fall day or evening :)
Field House (Northern Illinois U), De Kalb, IL (10/29/77)
Bertha Good Lovin' Friend of the Devil Estimated Prophet Eyes of the World St. Stephen Not Fade Away Black Peter Sugar Magnolia drums Sunshine Daydream One More Saturday Night
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