The Grateful Dead Live at Soldier Field on 1995-07-09
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Touch Of Gray, Little Red Rooster, Lazy River Road, When I Paint My Masterpiece*, Childhood's End, Cumberland Blues, Promised Land
Shakedown Street, Samson & Delilah, So Many Roads, Samba In The Rain, Corrina, Drums, Space, Unbroken Chain, Sugar Magnolia
E: Black Muddy River, Box Of Rain
* Weir on acoustic
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|Touch Of Grey|
|Little Red Rooster|
|Lazy River Road|
|When I Paint My Masterpiece|
|Samson And Delilah|
|So Many Roads|
|Samba In The Rain|
|Unbroken Chain ->|
|Black Muddy River|
|Box Of Rain|
-- Disc change is seamless
-- Fare you well, fare you well, I love you more than words can tell...
- 2011-07-03 12:00:28
- Dat (Tascam DA-20) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
- Chicago, IL
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- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Soldier Field
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: my $.02
Subject: End of an era....
Subject: Final Show
When it seems like the night will last forever
And there's nothing left to do but count the years
When the strings of my heart start to sever
And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears
I will walk alone by the black muddy river
And dream me a dream of my own
I will walk alone by the black muddy river
And sing me a song of my own
And sing me a song of my own
In The Greatest Stories Ever Told Series, David Dodd writes: "I have been told that, if you listen carefully, you will hear Garcia sing "last muddy river" at one point in the performance, as if he knew, as if he was quite conscious of what he was singing. I can't bring myself to listen to it for myself right now, but maybe I will." Read more: http://www.dead.net/features/greatest-stories-ever-told/greatest-stories-ever-told-black-muddy-river.
Subject: Listen to Phil's Passion on Box
Subject: So Many Roads
Subject: Last show
Also thanks to this site for bringing back good times and good memories !! I miss you Jerry. If not for you my life wouldn't be the same.
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Subject: Five-Star Masterpiece
Bobby's acoustic guitar and Jerry's trademark noodling behind it, make this Masterpiece a top-ten of all time for the band.
Argue if you want, flat out deny it, but put on your headphones, and listen, no-really listen to this version of a Bob Dylan classic.
Bob remembers all the words, his phrasing is perfect between the chords, and a struggling Jerry steps out from the cellar with perfect fills, excellent chord-change harmonies, and for all intents and purposes, nails this song.
Yeah, the rest of the show is sub-par, and yes, you can really hear the band driving the train through the underbrush, just praying it stays on the rails.
If you are only going to listen to one song in this show, make it this one, and you will not be disappointed.
Subject: Drums and Space are terrific
Subject: So Many Roads...
For anyone to gives this show 5 stars would be placing the final show among such shows as 5/8/77, 8/27/72, 02/14/68, 7/8/78, 02/18/71, 06/10/73, 04/29/71, 09/21/72, 02/09/73, 06/10/73, 02/24/74, 10/20/74, etc. (in no particular order) you get the point. I'm not trying to open a pandora's box of 'best shows' or 'best eras' (sorry for not including any 80's or 90's shows, I admittedly and biasly just like the 60's & 70's Dead better).
Let's just face it people, this show sucked!!!
Props to all of you posters who recognize that. As a young head, by standards, trying to sift through 30 years of music to find the stuff dreams are made of, it's sad to see this show pop up as a 'show I need to hear.' Sorry, but my Dead experience would be much better with out this this tape in my collection.
But wait, there is one moment, like in many shows...
This So Many Roads is by far the best of all 55 they played.
I have not heard all of them, I admit, but have heard a lot of them. It is epic, transcendent, creepy, beautiful, and poetic in its utmost form. As cliche as it sounds, it's like Jerry is saying goodbye. He's singing about all his years and the roads he's been down to find peace in this life, that we all share, just the same.
Now Jerry is where billions have gone before him, and will all end up after him.
Thank you Jerry. For being human and being willing to fail and succeed if front of thousands of people on a regular basis. It makes us all know that life is not about perfection and bliss, just trying to get there as often as possible.
Subject: Either you were on the bus
Regardless, it's been well-noted that the Dead inadvertently went out on a very low note on this date, this tour (where you can hear the board tentatively turn Jer up or back down). This show in particular is commonly mentioned as one of the trainwreck shows along with Boreal, Highgate, and...well you know which ones. But there ARE several, I'm-crappin'-you-negative, gen-u-wine great moments from '95, even a couple from this show (I'm wondering what a matrix might add). It's just a bit harder to dig through the choss and find them in '95 than '85. But the blessing that is the archive provides that opportunity with modern ease as do the grateful uploaders who work their deadicated remastering magic. But, taking the performance on its own merits...
1st Set: D+
2nd Set+: C-
1 & 1/2 Stars
*Right in the middle of a groaner 1st set is a fine Masterpiece. Who knows why Bobby, king lyric flubber, ever thought he should take on wordy Dylan songs but this one is nailed.
*The 2nd set plays like a creaky 1st set (heavy on monotone new songs and full stops) but So Many Roads is the version correctly selected for the So Many Roads box set (albeit in edited form, at the 5:00 mark, removing a solo) and is the type locality because it keeps getting better and the emotion of the situation will brick you.
*Drums were consistently the most adventurous in the decline era.
The Miller source is immaculate. The 2nd best board source is the Gardner - though the high end is over-saturated it's a bit better than the 7233 source.
Subject: Not finished listening yet,
Rest of show: a lot of imperfections in the Chain and Sugar Mag, but all in all one of the greatest sets you'll hear from '95. Miller's rendition is awesome as usual.
Subject: The Grateful Dead
Subject: thank you!
download this and as many shows (especially Charlie Miller shows) as you can while they are still free!!
Subject: The End
What a great piece by hb_scone in the big review thread.
The encores sometimes bring me to tears. I still have my tics for the '95 September Boston Garden shows. Eventually, when we are all hopefully in heaven, I'll be able to use those tics.
It's just heartbreaking to hear Jerry dying on stage. The clarity makes it better & worse, but I'm glad we have it.
I do miss him so very much.