Jan 18, 2019
While I missed the 40th anniversary of this one by a week, it's certainly a show that merits listening to, even if (or perhaps because) it only exists in a very good audience format. This one comes from January 10, 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY. While the first set, which we will hear this week, is not as outstanding as next week's Set 2, it is certainly enjoyable, in my opinion and has some nice highlights.
The boys start out by taking us to the Promised Land, which gets everyone up on their feet. The Dire Wolf makes his appearance, then a very nice Mama Tried>Mexicali Blues with some nice Garcia flourishes throughout. Jerry's voice is a little strained at time, to my ears, but he makes up for it in the Tennessee Jed that follows with some excellent solo work inside. While this time marks the end of the great Keith and Donna period, Donna does some very nice work on the 'Looks Like Rain' that follows. This long first set has some ebb and flo, but don't miss the fine 'Loser' which marked the last appearance of 'Sweet Susie', or the powerful 'Music Never Stopped' that closes the set - classic Dead.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY 1/10/79 - Wednesday
The Promised Land [4:27] ;
Dire Wolf [3:52] ;
Mama Tried [2:38] >
Mexicali Blues [4:10] ;
Tennessee Jed [8:27] ;
Looks Like Rain [7:58] ;
Stagger Lee [7:15] ;
El Paso [4:15] ;
Row Jimmy [12:07] ;
Passenger [5:12] ;
Loser [7:57] ;
The Music Never Stopped [7:36]
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It seems that ol' man Winter is blowing in this weekend - hope you stay warm and dry!
Be careful out there!
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