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Grateful Dead April 30, 1977
The Palladium New York, NY | Listen on archive
25The Music Never Stopped
Massive version! Was spinning on the treadmill at the gym and felt like I was going to run through the wall. Serious way to open a show!
really builds nicely
58Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Surprised this one is not listed, a great year for Half-Step, this one is worth a listen, a good version.
54Pretty Peggy O
Jerry's vocals really shine in this version along with a really beautiful guitar solo with some nice interplay between Jerry and Bobby.
20Looks Like Rain
Gorgeous, par for the course in '77
28Not Fade Away
15 minute version, part of a St. Stephen-> NFA -> Stella Blue -> St. Stephen sandwhich. GD download series vol. 1
Maybe not the best EVEr but best of the year St.Stephen>NFA>Stella Blue>St.Stephen
10Fire On The Mountain
everyones playing in the heart of gold band!
41Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Sick of saying "How can X not be here" yet but C'mon! Get the digital DL series and start bumpin this up! Smooth Scarlet, killer Fire jams. Early gem!
Over looked gem
Love the double opener, typically great playing from the time. Keith fans esp. should know this Palladium run.
19Its All Over Now
Great early-70s vibe on this (esp. w/ Moore's AUD). Honky-tonk Keith!
Stand-alone version with some great jamming.
Less delicate than many of the top rated, but part of nice sequence that hints at the full set jams to come next month.
8One More Saturday Night
This rages at the end. Crowd loves it.
I typically find the post '72 versions of this song to be a bit of filler, but this one has some nice accents from Keith and some ramp-up ending chaw
Awesome Mama Tried > Me & My Uncle
5Me and My Uncle
Great transition out of Mama Tried! Real cool little western pair in the middle of a fantastic first set
Follows an awesome stretch of Peggy-O, LLR, Half-step. Energetic. Part of a very underrated show.
1Brown Eyed Women
Heading into May '77 on a high note. Extraordinarily locked-in with every member top-shelfing it.