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The Deadpod

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. 





Grateful Dead
September 18th, 1974
Parc des Expositions
Dijon, France



Jerry's Space

Cumberland Blues

Brokedown Palace


from set 2: 

Me and My Uncle
Eyes of the World
China Doll
He's Gone
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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