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Grateful Dead April 19, 1978

Veterans Memorial Auditorium Columbus, OH | Listen on archive

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4
Cassidy
Always love Garcia's guitar dancing around the vocals in this tune. Listen to the scrub at the end of the first solo break!
5
Deal
This whole first set is played with energy and passion; Deal gets real hot -- heady Donna and Bobby screams at the end!
8
Estimated Prophet
Really groovy, jazzy Jerry jamming, segues into a nice He's Gone.
14
Werewolves of London
First time played often has some magic in it; this is no exception, especially something this cheeky; long, too, like they don't know how to close it
7
Big River
Segues perfectly out of MAMU and rolls along beautifully til Jerry goes ballistic on the last solo. Must hear.
7
Wharf Rat
Smooth, pretty, and emotional. Jerry is in top form, singing beautifully throughout.
3
Good Lovin'
Great Betty board, no major highlights but recall for sure that Good Lovin'/Bertha smoke
5
Bertha
Betty Board
7
Pretty Peggy O
Another great version from April '78. The Miller AUD is great too.
5
Candyman
1978: Prime weather for Candyman. This performance, like many from then, highlights the bleak world of the narrator. Garcia's break: spidery.
2
Me and My Uncle
Garciia packs epic multitudes into his brief guitar solo. Check out this WAY under the radar MAMU>BigRiver pairing. One of the best ever.
4
Friend of the Devil
This FotD is a beauty. The vocals are sweet, and the solos flow like butter; just amazing.
1
Samson and Delilah
Rip-roarin'
4
The Other One
Coming in big after a fantastic Drums>Space.
1
He's Gone
Rumor has it he’s still gone
1
Passenger
setlist is bonkers, they're smashing the first set
1
Space
elastic, serpentine, walls of the cave smeared with battle stories hidden by shadows.