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Grateful Dead May 11, 1977
St. Paul Civic Center Arena St. Paul, MN | Listen on archive
11Uncle John's Band
Big version, gets very spacey
15Around and Around
The never stopped Rockin
5/11/77 > 5/8/77 IMHO. Execution is near-perfect. If you like Cornell, check this one out from only three days later and compare.
14Brown Eyed Women
49Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
It's criminal that this hasn't made the list yet. Like super-smooth '77 versions? You MUST hear this.
Inspired, Powerful, and ripping solos throughout, High energy coming from may 77' box
New #1 favorite. Slightly more compact than other amazing '77 versions & so a bit more focused. 2d Garcia solo has no equal.
21Pretty Peggy O
This one just sticks with me....
This hot version from St. Paul is from a very under-rated show that is better than Mosque show IMHO.
18Looks Like Rain
A perfect rendition and maybe best of May 77. Bob and Donna really harmonize well at end. This St. Paul show deserves more hype.
12Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
Nice version with Keith playing organ.
UJB>Isolated Jerry solo>Wharf Rat is epic
If all the others are on here from May, this one shuldn't be forgotten. However, most are tough to differentiate from May 77.
Smokin' promised land. Super tight. Very under-rated show.
This is referred to as Space on the box set. Its the isolated Jerry solo in between UJB and Wharf Rat. All of this show is so sweet.
Pretty fitting encore for this show!
16They Love Each Other
Just perfect like the whole night!
Crisp and nimble
another great version from may of 77
Great loser at this wonderful show!
11Ramble On Rose
perfect version at this most perfect show
7Samson and Delilah
Pure like this whole show
Comes right off a top shelf Scarlet Fire this has some poignant and bright Jerry playing. Really incredible 77 take.