Grateful Dead : July 1978 - The Complete Recordings! 12-CD Box Set : Five (5) Complete Shows! Limited Edition Individually-Numbered Set (of # 15,000) : Artwork by Cartoonist Paul Pope! 2016 (1978/2016) Grateful Dead Productions, Inc./ Rhino (GDP / Rhino) - (R2 554485) : Summer Tour Grateful Dead! Offered here is the Stellar! Grateful Dead - July 1978 : " The Complete Recordings " 12-CD Box Set!!! Release which most definitely caught me by surprise! While I keep thinking that a " Radio City & Warfield'80 " Box Set release at least in some-form...
In the meanwhile - I keep getting pleasantly-blindsided by more unexpected Live-Dead Magic! " The " Complete " Recordings of the July'78 " Run For The R... I mean hey, let's face it... Any Deadhead worth their weight in " Dead Tapes " has been Heavily-Rocking! These 7/7/78 & 7/8/78 Red Rocks Shows for Decades!
(and, so-well' circulated' too) that you could pretty much' count-on' hearing them as an enjoyable background " Soundtrack " in the Parking Lot and/or on... Back in the Good Ol' G. I did my fair-share and then some... Of Touring back in the day - and, when it was all said & done... I'd probably have to say that I saw more Shows at the Coliseum Oak-Town!Maybe the Good Ol' Cap Centre! Coming in a real close second, when I was a young lad. I'd betcha my bottom-dollar that I never walked the lot more then 3-Shows straight - at Either! Without hearing Red Rocks 7/7/78 and/or 7/8/78 properly " Blaring " at least somewhere in " The-Lot "!!! A Dead-Fan " Favorite " from all walks of life, pretty much' Ever-Since'... July 7th & 8th, 1978!!! These were indeed the Very-First! - of the 20-Total that the Band ever played there. And, these are indeed Two (2) Shows that many knowledgeable Dead Fans will indeed solemnly-swear to be two of the Very-Best! Shows of the Grateful Dead 1978 Touring-Year.
Though I do " personally-prefer " 1/22/78 Hah!!! I guess I have always had to kind of somewhat agree with the keen opinion of the fellow Dead Fan masses. Start really comparing these Shows pound-to-pound " in-depth ", and you will find Both!
Of these Red Rocks Shows in the 1978 " Top 10 " (or, real-darn-close) all things considered, no matter really how you might try to slice & dice it. At least to me & my Dead Fan ears - This!
Is just-exactly what makes this " July'78 " Box so unique, essential - and vital from a Late-'70's G. As all of a sudden, you are all-caught up on (& promptly addicted-to) the Three (3) Entire-Shows!!! Red Rocks'78 Live G. I previously only owned 3 of the 5 sets on tape, and there are some heavy-Heavy! Duty surprises lurking everywhere in these Pre-Red Rocks'78 Shows...
" Terrapin > Playin' > Drums "! Loser - " Deal > Music "!
- " Scarlet > Fire " & Werewolves! - Deal, Samson & " Truckin' > Iko > Around "! The Band was on a Serious! Leading up to the Climatic Red Rock Shows, and for the most-part... Most serious Dead Fans have yet to even-Hear!
A majority of this amazing music, until... - better late, than never! As " Majestic " as the 1977 Touring-Year was...1978, at times shows a bit more down & dirty' Grit' - and, in my opinion... " Grit " can have a Huge! 77-type " Silky-Smooth " most of the time + a little less " Disco Dead " tones + Garcia's " Growing " Tone!
And obviously new love-affair with his MXR Distortion + fueled tonality' Script' Logo! - one of the Finest!
In Rock & Roll History, when it comes to " as-juicy-as-desired " light/medium distortion tones... And Jerry was all-about Mastering! I mean hey, we're all trying our best, right? And sometimes, a little dirtier - is a little better - and, at least I say... A way " key " component to the thorough'78 G.
A " Near-Perfect " July'78 G. Just to be a' picky' Deadhead for a brief-second Ha! This would have been a " Perfect " Summer'78 Box Set if the' powers that be' would have just went " one-more-show " back in time... You know, the one with the Ken Babbs! It wasn't in " July ".
You might have needed a Spaceship to even get there. " July 1978 Complete-Recordings " Box Set!!!!!TRACK LISTINGS >>> July 1, 1978 (7/1/1978) : Arrowhead Stadium - Kansas City, Missouri (MO) : " Show #1 ": CD 1 : Set I Entire-Show (' Long-Set') : Bertha > Good Lovin' Tennessee Jed Jack Straw Friend Of The Devil Me And My Uncle Big River CD 2 : Terrapin Station > Playing In The Band > Rhythm Devils > Space > Estimated Prophet > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Around And Around Encore : Johnny B. Goode Also Played : Missouri / Waylon Jennings!
& Jesse Colter / Willie Nelson! July 3, 1978 (7/3/1978) : St. Paul Civic Center - St.
Paul, Minnesota (MN) : " Show #2 ": CD 1 : Set I : New Minglewood Blues Loser Looks Like Rain Ramble On Rose Mexicali Blues > Mama Tried > Peggy-O Cassidy Deal > The Music Never Stopped CD 2 : Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain Dancing In The Street > Drums > Space > Not Fade Away Stella Blue > Sugar Magnolia. Blues Encore 2 : Johnny B.
Item Condition : This Grateful Dead July 1978 : The Complete Recordings Box Set 12 CD / Limited Edition Individually Numbered Set (of # 15,000) - Featuring Paul Pope (Cartoonist) Artwork 2016 Grateful Dead Productions, Inc. A Most-Definite " Plus " for the Collector!
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