Grateful Dead

Featured Show: May 12, 1977

Take a closer look at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL (5/12/77), the second show in our May 1977 boxed set.

Listening Party

MAY 12, 1977

"Estimated Prophet"

David Lemieux on May 12, 1977


Show #2
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL (5/12/77)

Disc 1
1. Bertha [7:16]
2. Me and My Uncle [3:04]
3. Tennessee Jed [9:32]
4. Cassidy [5:05]
5. Peggy-O [7:52]
6. Jack Straw [5:45]
7. They Love Each Other [7:47]
8. New Minglewood Blues [5:20]

Disc 2
1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo> [9:54]
2. Dancing In The Street [14:19]
3. Samson and Delilah [7:07]
4. Brown-Eyed Women [5:28]
5. Estimated Prophet [9:25]
6. Sunrise [3:46]

Disc 3
1. Terrapin Station> [10:13]
2. Playing In The Band> [8:36]
3. Drums> [4:06]
4. Not Fade Away> [14:15]
5. Comes A Time> [10:20]
6. Playing In The Band [7:00]
7. Johnny B. Goode [4:18]


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Joined: Jun 4 2007
double dipping

only real complaint about this show's inclusion is that the "meat" of this show (mississippi>dancin', terrapin > playing reprise) was released as a bonus disc back with the Winterland '77 box set. Would like to have seen another untouched/unreleased show as part of this set.

Joined: Jul 5 2007
i cant wait for the package

it's odd...without arguing what show or period produced the most exciting music (probably a silly exercise), I should say this period moves me so much. It was the time when I first experienced a lot of shows and some kind of weird muscle memory thing happens. #excited

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Joined: Dec 25 2009
I expect this new Fall 77 box

Will be a lot like DP 29. I like DP 29. I will like this box.

While '77' is one of my favorite years with those "Sunrises" and "Passenger"s and all the other nice, tight stuff the band is doing I do understand when certain heads say "Yes, I'll take it -- But it's not my favorite year."

The thing is, with these selections you know you are going to hear The Grateful Dead playing well and in good voice also. Why wouldn't they release such fare for us?

And yes, we are spoiled rotten by Rhino. The Rolling Stones is actually charging about $500 for a three disc set from 73 that includes all kinds of extra crap like a watch. $10 a disc vs. $167 a disc.

Thank you Rhino.

Joined: Jul 6 2007
All Good Things

This is a Vent, Pass me the milk or go back to pasture! Theese past three years have been exiting as it regards to Grateful Dead releases. Theese past three years the realeases have been a Great Comfort. I made eight shows from 7-4-90 to 6-23-93. I made one show in the parking lot at deer creek circa 92. The following night I heard feel like a stranger as my ride was leaving with me, because the ride was mad at being rejected for a scalped ticket. , more later, I got to set up the listening party again!

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
can't wait

Nice Estimated. Easy tempo. Technically perfect. This box set is going to make a great soundtrack for the summer.

wilfredtjones's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
once they pick all the cherries...

...I bet they will open the entire vault for streaming. There will be a pay wall probably. I looked at my collection and it's quite a mass!


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