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Grateful Dead June 18, 1976
Capitol Theatre Passaic, NJ | Listen on archive
36Mission in the Rain
Not sure why this Jerry track didn't stay in rotation. This one is the goods
9Not Fade Away
NFA is the melodic meat to the St Stephen sandwich. Nice flowing rendition
6Looks Like Rain
the first rain i ever heard..totally arresting..even better than europe 72 bonus track W/Jerry steel!
Meaty Stephen->NFA->Stephen->Eyes sequence, totally hot filled with inspiration and energy, Loads of Keith great jazz feel.
Awesome 1976 Crazy Fingers, such a gorgeous tune
16Eyes Of The World
There's a beautiful 16mm video of this on YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf1dNTexCL4. Some absolutely beautiful runs by Jerry here
Beautifully smooth rendition. A great 16mm video of it exists on YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf1dNTexCL4
2Samson and Delilah
Love these ’76 Samsons – Phil’s thumpin, vid posted!
As much as I love May 77 Sugarees, Spring 76 is where it's at for me. Subtlety, separation, and Garcia's whispery, silver-dipped guitar breaks.
Great, long Big River with awesome interplay between Jerry and Keith. Always a great jam from Download series Vol. 4
3U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Another 'best' from this great show
5The Music Never Stopped
Fun and formidable opener.
In a show where the band was on throughout, this is a nice cap on a hot second set
From Download Series 4...really surprised this isn't here...smooth
Nice version from the June 76 run
Part of one of my favorite first sets of the year
This thang rocks... super slow but the solo kicks ass. Groovin' hard.