Saturday Dead: 10.25.79

Words By J-man

1979 was an interesting transitional year for the Dead. They played their first show at Madison Square Garden and shortly to follow Donna and Keith Godchaux performed their final show with the Grateful Dead leaving an open slot on the keys for many Deadhead's favorite keyboardist, Brent Mydland.

The show starts with a fairly solid crowd recording that includes great versions of "Don't Ease Me In", "Cassidy", "Tennessee Jed" and "Deal". However, the second set is where things really get interesting. The recording switches over to a soundboard patch and opens with an incredibly funky "Shakedown Street". Also notable is the "Estimated Prophet>Eyes of The World". The "Drums/Space" section is indeed spacey and left me holding on for dear life.

All in all, a great show from New Haven, CT!

Grateful Dead Live at New Haven Coliseum on October 25, 1979.

Set One: Don't Ease Me In, Cassidy, Peggy-O, El Paso, Brown Eyed Women, It's All Over Now, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, Deal

Set Two: Shakedown Street, Passenger, Friend Of The Devil, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Stella Blue-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues


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