Having amassed a quite ridiculous amount of Grateful Dead bootlegs over the years, choosing a show for their first appearance on the A.D.’s Live Upload Series was no small feat. One of the first criteria was that it had to be a show that has not yet had any sort official release (Dick’s Picks Series, etc.). Also, I wanted to go with a recording with pristine sound, as I can hardly stand fuzzy audience recordings anymore. Having knocked those two out, I was pleased to learn that one of my favorite late ’70s Dead shows was in the clear: Cornell University: 5-8-77, Ithaca, New York.
Recorded at the school’s Barton Hall, this is a prime example of the band at their late ’70s zenith. My interest in the band wanes in their ’80s and beyond output, but throughout the 1970’s they remained both an artistic and Live force to be reckoned with. Ditch your tye-dyed pre-conceptions and get on board.
**Great version “Morning Dew” here.
MP3: New Minglewood Blues
MP3: Loser
MP3: El Paso
MP3: They Love Each Other
MP3: Jack Straw
MP3: Deal
MP3: Lazy Lightnin’ > Supplication
MP3: Brown Eyed Women
MP3: Mama Tried
Row Jimmy
Dancin’ in the Streets
Scarlet Begonias>Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
St. Stephen>Not Fade Away
Morning Dew**
MP3: One More Saturday Night
Related Posts:
Live Upload Series I :: James Booker
Live Upload Series II :: Steely Dan
Live Upload Series III :: The Meters
Live Upload Series IV :: My Morning Jacket
Live Upload Series V :: Ryan Adams
Live Upload Series VI :: The Meters II
Live Upload Series VII :: Undertow Orchestra
Live Upload Series VIII :: Foamfoot (1-8-94)
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