Sep 19, 2014
This week's Deadpod takes us back to Dijon France for the second set of the band's amazing performance which took place back on 9/18/74. I have however, taken some liberties with this presentation however, as I omitted the first two songs of set 2, Loose Lucy and Big River, because the vocals in these two are hopelessly lost and cannot be heard. In place of those, I decided to include the 3 songs done as a soundcheck for this show - something titled 'Jerry's Space', as well as Cumberland Blues and Brokedown Palace. I'm not always a fan of soundchecks but I do think you'll enjoy these.
The remainder of the second set retains the audio clarity found in set 1, and while this set probably doesn't reach the musical heights of set 1 there is plenty here to enjoy.
The Eyes->China Doll->He's Gone->Truckin' is as all those titles read, quite pleasing, if not mind-blowing. The most interesting jam of the set probably comes out of drums, when Phil leads them in a most interesting Caution jam. Johnny B. Goode to close the set is quite unusual and shows that the boys thought it had been a good days' work, I think.
September 18th, 1974
Parc des Expositions
from set 2:
Peggy-O Me and My Uncle Eyes of the World China Doll He's Gone Truckin' drums Caution Jam Ship of Fools Johnny B. Goode U.S. Blues
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Wake Up To Find Out, the spectacular recording of the famous March 29th, 1990 show that featured the Dead's collaboration with jazz virtuoso Wynton Marsallis.
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