Grateful Dead Live at Boston Music Hall on 1976-06-09
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Cold Rain And Snow
The Music Never Stopped
They Love Each Other
Looks Like Rain
Ship Of Fools
The Promised Land
Saint Stephen ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Let It Grow ->
Let It Grow
Brown Eyed Women
Lazy Lightnin' ->
Samson And Delilah
It Must Have Been The Roses
Dancing In The Street ->
Wharf Rat ->
Around And Around
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|Cold Rain And Snow|
|The Music Never Stopped|
|They Love Each Other|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Ship Of Fools|
|The Promised Land|
|Saint Stephen ->|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|Let It Grow|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Lazy Lightnin' ->|
|Samson And Delilah|
|It Must Have Been The Roses|
|Dancing In The Street ->|
|Wharf Rat ->|
|Around And Around|
Sony ECM-99A -> Master Cassette -> Dat -> CD (shnid=5982) supplies:
Cold Rain And Snow (0:00 - 0:42)
Big River (1:29 - 2:24)
Saint Stephen (0:00 - 0:59)
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- 2008-10-23 13:45:53
- Set 1: CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> FLAC Set 2: CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC
- Boston, MA
- Run time
- Set 1: SBD -> Master Cassette -> CD, Set 2: SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> Sonic Solutions -> CD
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Boston Music Hall
Subject: 70's Dead!
Subject: Your rain falls like Crazy Fingers...
Did not see any mention here in the reviews but the transition from Eyes>Let it Grow is sweet!!!
Wheel to the storm and FLY.
Subject: bean town 76 '
* Cassidy's little jam at the end is *such* a tease - it's cool seeing the band trying out potential jams but knowing when to pull back at the right time.
* The minor-key Spanish-like drop in Crazy Fingers is one of the most gorgeous passages the band ever explored - and to END in that space takes some serious balls. Man, oh man!
* Listen to Big River rev up like a radio dial; the band keeps pushing this thing more and more until it is *just so*, a little faster than usual - listen to them push HARD to keep it there!
* 2nd set is incredible. That opening suite is 40 minutes of absolutely essential *danceable* Dead; If you, ever find yourself falling into a lazy routine with this band, your bag of chips and R. Crumb retrospective out a bit too often, just play this suite as therapy - stand up and get a groove on! And while it is fun to hear the crowd oohing and ahhing over the return of St. Stephen, the jam they play on this thing ALWAYS trumps the surrounding circumstances of the song's revival. It is remarkable by any standard of this song, especially when they wrap the final verse back around it!
* Even more of that crazy boogaloo funk-cool: Samson (I mean, faaaaack....), Dancin', Supplication, A&A. Just get up, yo!
This is a prime example of the Dead in '76; certainly one of the best shows of the year as far as I'm concerned.
Subject: St. Stephen!
Subject: differences in opinion
This version is excellent and as nice as all the 76 ones. You have St. Stephen on top of that, so...no one's complaining then come in and shut the door.
Subject: Holly Eyes!!
Subject: This one is slammin
The fidelity on this is incredible. A couple of Aud. patches, and it was 76, but it is still stellar. Phil, Bob and Jerry are mixed just right--you can pretty much always hear just exactly what each of them is doing. Thank you yet again Charlie Miller--you do incredible work--listened to several versions of this show and yours just sparkles.
Also agree that Crazy Fingers usually didn't live up to its potential. Usually. On this night it sure has hell did. Freaking sublime.
Subject: subtlety is key
I think the best of set 1 is the beautiful Looks Like Rain and perfectly delivered Ship of Fools. Agreed that this version of Crazy is top shelf, if you like the song, which I don't.
Set 2 is completely inspired. St.Stephen opens hot, but the best part is the jam....Eyes into Let It Grow is seemingly a natural but did they ever do it before or after?...I'd have to check...Agree that this Eyes is all-time memorable, so is Let It Grow. Smoking set 2, really, great song selection, ebb and flow, Jerry's playing is so relaxed and conversational during this period. Finally, Franklin encore! Mercy me! Good stuff. Too much down time in set one drops it down from four stars.
Subject: An underated run from THE underated year
This show in particular is titanic. After a slowish start, the band begins to fire on all cylinders. The worst performances here are merely great while the high points, which are too numerous to mention, are some of the best of their kind. Just to try and pigeonhole a couple, I'll say that I believe that this Crazy Fingers could possibly be the best one they ever performed. The Saint Stephen>Eyes>Let It Grow is absolutely sublime and I wouldn't be shy about listing it in my all-time favourite Dead performances. Just listen to the crowd explode at the beginning of St. Stephen. The drummers completely rule of this version of Let it Grow... Bill just attacks the intro. Phil is out from and in charge through the whole show as well. And that gorgeous Charlie Miller sound...
Just listen to me, gushing like a schoolgirl. Just listen to this show and then the rest of
Subject: one of the prototypical Crazy Fingers
6-3 is beautiful but a little lethargic compared to this version.
6-14 is the other obvious 'best ever' contender when you're talking about versions with really clean sources. This one's a brilliant mix and very clean performance with great feeling & a nice transitional outro jam. A must-hear for fans of the song.
7-13 features another beautiful outro jam, longer than this one or 6-14, but the source is degraded (quite listenable though). Not the Bertha source, the other one is better IMO. The song performance (before the jam) is perhaps the most on-point and inspired of all!
9-30 has another sick outro jam but mumbled lyrics. Very cool but the flubs put it a step below.
For Brent era versions, the best I know of by far is 7-8-87 Roanoke, one of only two versions to come out of Space and a really superior rendition overall with a clean vocal delivery and wonderful feel. Unfortunately there's no A quality source for that under-the-radar show.
So if you like the Fingers, you've come to the right show, and those are my recommendations if you need more...YMMV and all that, so listen and decide for yourself! Enjoy!
Subject: Great SHow and Tour
Oh, and can someone tll me what "sick quality" means? Is that good or bad? I never once heard that phrase on tour.
Subject: Oh wow man...
Subject: Everybody's Dancin'.....
Subject: Just plain Epic........
After a somewhat shaky start, by the middle of Scarlet the band is cooking, and they rarely let up until the final notes of Franklin's Tower have evaporated.
One of the main highlights for me is the stunning version of Crazy Fingers, although I wish Jerry's vocals were a little louder. But, I know how the song goes, and his serene playing more than makes up for the quiet vocals. I would have loved to hear where the band would have taken this song in '77, as the melody really lends itself to jamming, as this one proves. It could have become like another Sugaree. But it's hard to imagine a better version than this. The rest of the first set is above-average for '76, overall, but nothing to get all hysterical about.
The second set, however, is one of the best of '76, imo, and next to 9/27's face-melter, this one may be my favorite. Overall, it's not my favorite setlist, but setlists can be very decieving, as we all know.
When the first notes of St. Stephen play, their first in almost five years, the crowd goes absolutely INSANE! Sends chills up my spine. I'm actually glad the first minute is from an AUD, because it really sucks you in to the crowd, allowing you to feel what it must have been like to have been there that day to hear it. Then, much like 5/8/77's Minglewood, the sbd kicks in at the perfect time.
Eyes of the World may be the best mid-late 70's version I've ever heard, and I've heard a lot. I like how they perform it with that sudden shift while jamming, where it gets a little freakier, which they rarely did from '76 on. It is, however, in the opening jam instead of the closing jam, but it still rocks the jam session.
The other highlight is Wharf Rat, performed to perfection here. The slow breakdown in the middle actually gave me the chills, which is hard to do considering the countless different versions of the song I've heard. Then I nearly lost it when they broke into the "fly away" section. As Bob would say, "just exactly perfect."
The fact that this is my longest review proves what a great show this is, especially if you're a '68-'77 snob like me. This just might be the start of my first ever "'76 phase!"
As always, anything with Charlie Miller's name on it is gonna be excellent, sound-wise and performance-wise.