Friday, January 4, 2013

Full Show Friday: The Grateful Dead 11-24-78

Last year we searched the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and posted them to the site monthly.  That was all well and good but this year RtBE is upping the ante with a show every week to celebrate Full Show Friday's (props to Hidden Track for giving us the name).  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...The Grateful Dead!

How can we not start things off with one of RtBE's favorites? The Grateful Dead have been a part of this site since it's inception (literally our first day of posts) and the only band we would like to start this on going series with.

Today we get a show from the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey from 11-24-1978.  You can stream the show here from Internet Archives as well as watch it below.  The band is cooking from the beginning with a powerful "Jack Straw" starting things. Jerry's voice is a bit more ragged then usual but it can add to songs like on the second track "Sugaree". He was actually getting a case of laryngitis that would force the cancellation of the following nights Philly show. Maybe it was because his voice was shot that he plays a mean guitar on this night...or maybe it is just the fact that he is one of the best ever on that instrument.

Other then Garcia's vocals here and there this is a really solid show and setlist from 78 and anytime a late 70's funk fest of "Shakedown Street" gets rocking I am happy and this one is takes the listener up there. The sound is A quality and the video seems to be professionally shot, so you can enjoy the band in all it's 1978 glory.  Give it a listen and enjoy the ride..until next week...    

Set 1
Jack Straw 0:00:40
Sugaree 0:06:35
Me and My Uncle 0:19:40
Big River 0:22:43
Stagger Lee 0:29:30
Passenger 0:38:00
Candyman 0:43:30
New Minglewood Blues 0:52:30
From the Heart of Me 0:57:30
Loser 1:01:50
Promised Land 1:10:15

Set 2
I Need a Miracle 1:16:00
Good Lovin' 1:20:25
Friend of the Devil 1:27:30
Estimated Prophet 1:37:00
Shakedown Street 1:50:00
Drums 2:02:00
Ollin Arrageed* 2:10:25
Fire on the Mountain* 2:17:00
Sugar Magnolia 2:26:00
E: Johnny B. Goode 2:34:50

* w/ Hamza El Din

Video capture by Dan Sisler
Audio synchronization by Kevin Tobin
Brokedown House Production
Post production video editing by Voodoonola

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