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Grateful Dead ‎– Live At The Cow Palace, New Year's Eve 1976 [Vinyl]

Grateful Dead ‎– Live At The Cow Palace, New Year's Eve 1976 [Vinyl]
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If you're a died-in-the-tie-dye fan, you've probably already heard a tape of this show and will be pleased to know that here it sounds amazing; the entire three hour performance is included, mixed and mastered off of original 16-track live master recordings. If you're not already a Deadhead, Live at the Cow Palace: New Years Eve 1976 is an excellent encapsulation of mid '70s Dead. Recorded in-between 1975's invigorating Blues for Allah and 1977's dreadfully myopic Terrapin Station, it's eminently preferable to the live album Steal Yr Face, and goes a long way towards showing that the critically-maligned Godchaux era had a lot going for it. A few of the songs lumber a bit, but there's a real funkiness and versatility to this segment of the band's career that they never really had at any other time. Several stages of the band's career converge, such that the elastically funky version of the late '70s Dead, the almost jazz-fusion Dead of the early '70s, and the soft cowboy folk sound of 1970 of are all here. It's lovely. --Mike McGonigal

      Format: Vinyl
      Condition: New
      SKU: FRM-74816


      Promised Land

      Written-By – Chuck Berry



      Written-By – Jerry GarciaRobert Hunter


      Mama Tried

      Written-By – Merle Haggard


      They Love Each Other

      Written-By – Jerry GarciaRobert Hunter


      Looks Like Rain

      Written-By – Bob WeirJohn Perry Barlow



      Written-By – Jerry GarciaRobert Hunter


      Playing In The Band

      Written-By – Bob WeirMickey HartRobert Hunter


      Sugar Magnolia

      Written-By – Bob WeirRobert Hunter


      Eyes Of The World

      Written-By – Jerry GarciaRobert Hunter


      Wharf Rat

      Written-By – Jerry GarciaRobert Hunter


      Good Lovin'

      Written-By – Arthur ResnickRudy Clark


      Sampson And Delilah

      Arranged By – Bob Weir


      Scarlet Begonias

      Written-By – Jerry GarciaRobert Hunter


      Around And Around

      Written-By – Chuck Berry


      Help On The Way

      Written-By – Jerry GarciaRobert Hunter



      Written-By – Kreutzmann*, Weir*, Garcia*, Godchaux*, Lesh*



      Written-By – Bill KreutzmannMickey Hart


      Not Fade Away

      Written-By – Charles HardinNorman Petty


      Morning Dew

      Written-By – Bonnie DobsonTim Rose


      One More Saturday Night

      Written-By – Bob Weir


      Uncle John's Band

      Written-By – Jerry GarciaRobert Hunter


      We Bid You Goodnight

      Written-By – Grateful Dead*

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      A+ NYE Show

      It's so hard to rate one Grateful Dead show over so many others when just about every show these guys played had at least some incandescent moments but this is a stellar performance. Just about everything a Deadhead would ever want to hear is played with tons of passion and loads of fire. Highly recommend this set on vinyl!

      Denton K.
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