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The Deadpod

Feb 8, 2019

This week we can forget our troubles with a fine second set from this early 1979 date in Kansas City.

Scarlet starts a little slow, and Jerry's voice cracks a bit here and there, but he really starts soaring around the 3:30 mark. Around the 6:00 minute mark the calypso beat moves in, Donna's background vocals add just enough mystery not to be overpowering, and we float along waiting for the other shoe to drop. Eventually Jerry's notes flutter in like a bee, as the rhythm intensifies; a beautiful transition into 'Fire'. Again, while Jerry's voice is a bit strained, his playing is is unhurried, yet searing.. uplifting. Once you hear these two, you know you're in for a great musical moment. 'From the Heart Of Me' brings us back to Shakedown Street, and  in perspective, we're reminded of what was lost when Donna and Keith left the band. Excellent Jerry solo around the 4:00 min mark of the first one, all around a nice, unhurried jam, the boys spread their wings and you feel the music as it lets them glide into 'Eyes of the World'. Here the soundboard tape is patches with an audience source but there is little loss of fidelity. There's a marvelous, somewhat dark and forboding jam following Drums and a short but interesting Other One. The double encore with a 'Miracle' closer, sure seems to indicate they were having fun that night!



Grateful Dead

Soldier's And Sailors Memorial Hall

Kansas City, KS 2/10/79 - Saturday


Scarlet Begonias [12:33] >

Fire On The Mountain [10:37] ;

From The Heart Of Me [3:31] ;

Estimated Prophet [11:51] >

Eyes Of The World [11:13] >

Space [1:37] >

Drums [6:30#] >

Space [13:38] >

The Other One [6:46] >

Wharf Rat [9:57] >

Sugar Magnolia [8:16]


One More Saturday Night [4:47] ;

I Need A Miracle [6:13]


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