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The Deadpod

Oct 15, 2021

What a great Scarlet>Fire on this week's Deadpod!  This comes to us from the second set of the band's performance at Madison Square Gardin on October 14, 1994. 

This opening Scarlet>Fire is clearly the highlight of the show, clocking in at over 30 minutes of intensive, improvisational joy. You probably won't believe that they could hit on all cylinders like this at this point of the band's history but just sit back and enjoy. I am particularly impressed by the pace of the arrangement and how they don't take a breath through this.. amazing. You can hear some of the loud, standing ovation the crowd sent back after the end of Fire..

The rest of the set for the most part is no slouch either. I enjoyed Bobby's 'Look Like Rain' and while 'Samba' is one I'd rather skip, I am happy to include 'Corrina' which features a nice jam into Drums and Space. 'Attics' always provides an emotional hit, and while we can hear how far Jerry has aged here and in the 'Liberty' encore, I feel this one is well worth hearing. I hope you do too. 


Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden New York , NY
10/14/94 - Friday

Scarlet Begonias [9:14] >
Fire On The Mountain [22:03] ;
Looks Like Rain [8:05] ;
Samba In The Rain [6:51] ;
Corrina [17:02] >
Drums >
Space [17:18] >
I Need A Miracle [5:16] >
Attics Of My Life [5:23] >
Turn On Your Love Light [5:43]
Liberty [5:45]  

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