Jul 10, 2015
As I pondered what show to bring you this week, in the shadow of the emotion and excitement of last weekend's Fare Thee Well shows, I settled upon this show which marked the band's first visit to one of their very favorite venues, Red Rocks. This took place back on July 7th, 1978, and while I've previously played the next night's show, which is perhaps a bit more famous and of which probably better tapes circulate, I think you'll be entertained by this effort as well, which certainly displayed all of the excitement and energy present on both nights. This first set is exceptionally well played, starting out with a rousing 'Jack Straw' and containing a number of well-played favorites, including 'Candyman', ' Friend of the Devil' and 'Tennessee Jed'. The set closing 'Music Never Stopped' is of particular interest, as it has a wonderful bit of Garcia jamming both at the beginning and the end.. really superb.
The source for this show is a audience/soundboard matrix, as the only circulating soundboard tape is a split mono source with some annoying omissions. I hope you enjoy it.
Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO (7/7/78) Jack Straw Candyman Me and My Uncle Big River Friend of the Devil Cassidy Tennessee Jed Passenger Peggy-O Music Never Stopped
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