Grateful Dead

May 1977: Get Shown The Light (All Music Edition)


The individually numbered, limited-edition version of the MAY 1977: GET SHOWN THE LIGHT boxed set is now officially sold out. You can still get the remastered audio from all four shows on CD right here. We want to make sure that everyone who wants the music is able to get it! This edition only includes the 11 CDs in four folios and a booklet of liners, housed in a simple slipcase. It will not be numbered.

WHAT'S INSIDE:
Four Complete Shows on 11 discs
Four folios housed in a slipcase
5/5/77 Veterans Memorial Coliseum: New Haven, CT
5/7/77 Boston Garden: Boston, MA
5/8/77 Barton Hall, Cornell University: Ithaca, NY
5/9/77 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium: Buffalo, NY
Sourced from the Betty boards, transferred by Plangent Processes
Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman
Artwork by Grammy-winning graphic artist Masaki Koike
Release Date: May 5, 2017

WHAT DEAD HEADS HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT...

NEW HAVEN 5/5/77
"Here is a prime example of the saying ‘the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’ … It’s called synergy and the Dead wrote the book on it.”

BOSTON 5/7/77
“The music they laid down brought me places I had not been before.”

CORNELL 5/8/77
“...the single best rock performance anywhere, anytime, by anyone.”

“There was just some kind of magical connection this night between the band members and the band and the audience - some texture, or some type of cosmic or celestial force is in the room.”

"This show is, was, and always will be Mecca.”

BUFFALO 5/9/77
"...an awesome display of the Dead’s captivating power"

If you've been following this site for quite some time, then you will know we are often flush with hyperbole when it comes to our releases. We can't help it, really - for we, like you, are Grateful Dead fans above all else. Just like you, we've spent countless hours debating the merits of show over show, year over year. We've kept a watchful eye on your wish-lists and carefully considered how to make - excuse the cliché - your dreams come true. And once we've made our commitments, we are steadfast in our determination to conjure up those dreams fully-formed and nearly perfect. Sometimes these heights cannot be reached without physical and cosmic elements aligning, and that, dear friends, is why it has taken so long for us to bring you THE ONE and the epic shows that surrounded it. No need for even the slightest embellishment here, 5/8/77 Barton Hall, Cornell University: Ithaca, NY, has for decades, been THE resounding favorite; you've said it yourselves - the "holy grail" of Grateful Dead shows. Thanks to the passion and perseverance of Dead Heads like you, we are beyond pleased to finally be able to present this show and its brethren, the fabled four of Spring '77, in sonically pristine condition.

MAY 1977: GET SHOWN THE LIGHT is a collection of what is unanimously believed to be the most sought-after previously unreleased complete shows the Grateful Dead ever played. Collected, traded, and debated for decades, "the beloved Golden Trinity" of Boston, Ithaca, and Buffalo, along with their New Haven prelude, have inspired fans to "get on the bus," converted critics, and even garnered national attention (Cornell was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry). But until now, you've never really heard them quite like this!

The Dead is in the details... how serendipitous is it that the notorious Betty boards were returned to the archive just in time for the 40th anniversaries of these shows? Lovingly sourced from these well-reputed recordings, we invite you to experience four utopian shows just like they happened, to "be inside the music" as engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson intended. Whether you listen to each night on its own or imbibe the whole lot at once, we suspect you'll hear why every note mattered. Much like we were, you will be hard-pressed to determine which of these fine documents - will it be the understated but nuanced New Haven, Boston's festive fantasy vibes, the monumental catharsis of Ithaca, or Buffalo’s dreamy exuberance - is truly "the best." Does it really matter? We think not.

Listening Party: 5/5/77, New Haven, CT

“Peggy-O”
“Estimated Prophet”

Seaside Chat: David Lemieux On May 1977

First Listen: "Morning Dew" 5/8/77

"Mind-roasting"? Don't mind if we "dew." Rollingstone.com's got an exclusive sneak preview of what might be the most magical "Morning Dew" of all time.

Product Details

Show #1
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum - New Haven, CT (5/5/77)


Disc 1
1. Promised Land
2. Sugaree
3. Mama Tried
4. El Paso
5. Tennessee Jed
6. Looks Like Rain
7. Deal
8. Lazy Lightning>
9. Supplication
10. Peggy-O
11. The Music Never Stopped

Disc 2
1. Bertha
2. Estimated Prophet
3. Scarlet Begonias>
4. Fire On The Mountain>
5. Good Lovin’
6. St. Stephen>
7. Sugar Magnolia
8. Johnny B. Goode

Show #2
Boston Garden - Boston, MA (5/7/77)


Disc 1
1. Bertha
2. Cassidy
3. Deal
4. Jack Straw
5. Peggy-O
6. New Minglewood Blues
7. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo>
8. Big River
9. Tennessee Jed
10. The Music Never Stopped

Disc 2
1. Terrapin Station
2. Samson and Delilah
3. Friend Of The Devil
4. Estimated Prophet

Disc 3
1. Eyes Of The World>
2. Drums>
3. The Wheel>
4. Wharf Rat>
5. Around and Around
6. U.S. Blues

Show #3
Barton Hall, Cornell University - Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)


Disc 1
1. New Minglewood Blues
2. Loser
3. El Paso
4. They Love Each Other
5. Jack Straw
6. Deal
7. Lazy Lightning>
8. Supplication
9. Brown-Eyed Women
10. Mama Tried
11. Row Jimmy

Disc 2
1. Dancing In The Street
2. Scarlet Begonias>
3. Fire On The Mountain
4. Estimated Prophet

Disc 3
1. St. Stephen>
2. Not Fade Away>
3. St. Stephen>
4. Morning Dew
5. One More Saturday Night

Show #4
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium - Buffalo, NY (5/9/77)


Disc 1
1. Help On The Way>
2. Slipknot>
3. Franklin’s Tower
4. Cassidy
5. Brown-Eyed Women
6. Mexicali Blues
7. Tennessee Jed
8. Big River
9. Peggy-O
10. Sunrise
11. The Music Never Stopped

Disc 2
1. Bertha>
2. Good Lovin’
3. Ship Of Fools

Disc 3
1. Estimated Prophet>
2. The Other One>
3. Drums>
4. Not Fade Away>
5. Comes A Time>
6. Sugar Magnolia
7. Uncle Johns Band

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Jim, I hate to tell you this....

....but I'm a doctor, not a Senator. Wait. Ass handed backwards. Also, your avatar keeps jumping back amd forth from the Terrapin Mower to the WAYBAK machine. I need a woman bout twice my size....

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Re: Doctor, Doctor

I think you would make one hell of a Doctor VGuy. Don't sell yourself short. I'm sure you'd do just fine.

On the bright side, you'd get lots of free ether, and what could possibly go wrong? And imagine how proud your parents would be. It's a win/win.

Edit: dibs on any extra ether.

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I'm no doctor Gary....

....nor am I your mentor, but your appendix burst days before you realized it? I still have that little thingy on the end of my intestine, but a co-worker of mine had pains during his lunch break, and rushed to the hospital not an hour later with the same diagnosis. Was back to work a week later. Don't ignore your body if it's giving you signs that something isn't right, or someone may end up playing Black Peter at your bedside....get well buddy....

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Gary Farseer Indeed!

What an odyssey Gary. So glad you made it through your ordeal with sense of humor intact. And even got that necessary evil, the internets, back up and running. Your story sure puts it all in perspective! Stop by when you can and best wishes in the coming weeks. Onward dude!

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thanks

for the well wishes. Jim again too funny, "thought it was something I said." Classic!

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Rgergelis alligator

I was still trying to keep my setlist somewhat in the realm of "it was possible", like they could have played those tunes in 1975 (Though they never would have).
As Pig was gone by then I couldn't include his tunes. My totally ridiculous setlist would mix eras for sure, and there definitely would be a monster alligator>caution. In fact a dream show(that was possible) for me would be pretty much any show from August 68-September 70.

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Wow Gary

That was a harrowing experience. Great to see you're on the mend!
Grateful.

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Orange sunshine 2

It's called. The Sunshine Makers. FYI

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Brother Gary

Man...........you know that could have been REALLY BAD! Like CODA bad!
Glad you made the call and got in with time on your side.
Scary story ..............

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@ Gary

Gary, Glad to hear you're on the mend!!!

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What a story GFar.. so happy to see you come out on the other side ok. Wow.. I thought it was something I said. :D

Glad to see you back man.. wow. The same thing happened to a good boating neighbor friend of mine in WV.. but it happened to her in Greece. It was a month in a third world hospital nightmare for her.

Again.. happy to see you come through it.

..and Bobaloo, thanks for the video playlist. I'm on it.

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I'm Still Alive

Hey folks:

I cetinly hope all are well. Long time no post. I sorta have my own Grateful Dead story. The last time I posted was sometime in late December. Me being sorta slow on the uptake, I started feeling bad, thinking I had food poisoning or Noroviris. This went on for several days kinda get feeling better then feel bad. Well on Christmas Day when I was supposed to heading to family's house, I had to call the ambulance. Turns out my appendix had ruptured days before and i was full of infection. I got back to my house Sunday, 12 weeks after entering the hospital. Got the internet thangy going today. Thought I would stop by and say hi to all, and May 77 part 2 looks tasty. Obviously this is a long story of health issues and surgery stuff but in a very real way to me I have my own Grateful Dead story, it's good to be alive again but still have a couple more months of rehab. Sure is a great feeling to drop by and see all the old prankers posting.Unfortunately I doubt I can back and read that many postings, bet there have been some great stories.

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Orange Sunshine

There's a cool movie on a Netflix about 2 acid kings that made that stuff famous. Mentions Bear in the movie. Very entertaining to see them all today. There was a beautiful young dark haired lass in the mix and today she still is a lovely lady.
Now does that mean LSD25 is a youth serum?

I think it's called Sunshine guys or similar, in documentaries.

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Re: Deadicated

Hang in there, it sounds like you did some Orange Sunshine Deadicated. Remember to relax.. everythings going to be fine.. you are probably going to be high like this for another 8 hours or so.

Do you have any Allman Brothers?

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You call the tunes

It's Summer or Fall '72, Pig is fine, Jerry's still playing pedal and they've revived a few and it's the closing night of a three-show run at the newly reopened Fillmore East. It also sports an acoustic set. Duane drops by with Miles and Trane (he's fine, too).

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@BXI'd

Glad you timed it out, cuz looking at the 10 song choices, I thought it would be a 50 minute show....

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Dream Set, pt 2

I really like Direwulf's set:

Set 1:
Scarlet>
The Other One> (first half)
Dark Star> (first verse)
The Wheel

Set 2:
Fire on the Mountain>
The Other One> (second half)
Dark Star> (second verse)
Sing Me Back Home

Encore:
St. Stephen>Eleven>NFA

Set 1: 115 minutes of pure fun
Set 2: 115 more minutes of pure fum
Encore: 45 minutes of even more pure fun.
Total: 4 hours, 35 minutes (I think I got that math right)
Era: Spring 1969 with worm-hole time travels forward to April 1971 for Sing Me Back Home and to May 1977 for Scarlet Begonias and Fire On The Mountain. Based of circulating stories about 5/8/77 over the years.

Hey, it's just a dream, or maybe it just really happened.
CIA, black helicopters, warm spring afternoons that turn into 6 inches of snow within four hours etc...

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@Mr dc

What, no Alligator?

That my man is an old school set list....

btw, back in the day Dc stood for "doob city"' where I come from....

as in hey man, you wanna go to Dc?

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Now for the ridiculous setlist

The first one I posted was somewhat possible for a 1979 show, this one more than likely would've been impossible, if I had to pick a year this could've happened in the most, it would be 1975

Set One
1.Dupree's Diamond Blues
2.Doin That Rag
3.Mountains of the Moon>
4.DarkStar>
5.Slipknot>
6.Other One>
7.Mind Left Body Jam>
7.Cryptical>
9.New Potato Caboose

Set Two
1.Here Comes Sunshine
2. Eyes Of the World>
3. King Solomon's Marbles>
4. St Stephen>
5. The Eleven
6. Clementine>
7. Spanish Jam>
8. Morning Dew

Encore: Rosemary

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Hey JiminMD

If you head back to visit NM, don't miss a side trip to SE Arizona, to the sky islands of the Chiricahua mountains and the Apache Cochise's Stronghold in the Dragoon mountains nearby.

Incredible rock pillar formations, rivaling Utah's, and lightly visited. Cochise hung out in the Dragoons avoiding the US military trying to nab him there way back when. He managed to avoid getting recaptured after he escaped earlier, and is buried in a hidden spot somewhere among the astounding rock gardens and mountain passages of the Dragoons.

The Chiricahuas would have made a good backdrop for a Dead show, sort of like Red Rocks or the Pyramids. A bit too remote though, and probably better off in the silence of the wilderness.

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Love the Dream Set conversation

Great topic!

Surprised no one mentioned:

Playing in the Band>
Uncle John's Band>
Morning Dew>
Uncle John's Band (Reprise)>
Playing in the Band (Reprise)

or

Truckin'>
Drums>
The Other One

BTW, anyone have the number for Rhino Customer Service? Sent an inquiry earlier in the week to them as Phil Collins would say "No response at all"...

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@Poleguy

He's gonna make America Grate again!

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Poleguy for President

He's certainly got celebrity status.

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Pockets Emptied...

...and a phat J hit the ground. Who's in??

Jim - thanks for posting that link, I am headed there right this very moment to take that ridiculousness into my skull.

KFan - I re-read yours like twice, and then had almost the same exact thought - what about pole guy??

VGuy - yours is just about perfect. Gimme 3 hours of that, I'm good. And this fits in perfectly with direwulf's assessment: "I would like to be as cosmically disoriented as possible with maximum jamming."

Fun stuff everywhere today!

Sixtus

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@JiminMD

better avatar!
now that time machine is a reality

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Re: Otis/rgergelis

Ha.. right on Otis.

rgergelis, nice Avatar.

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RSD April 2017

http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases

I'm in line for PNE, Bill Evans, Jaco and Emmylou.....nice variety

re: dream set list

Shakedown
Greatest Story
Mama Tried>
Mexicali (everybody loves a polka)
Never Trust A Woman
Loose Lucy
High Time
Let It Grow>
Casey Jones

Help>
Slip>
Franklin>
Playin>
Ship Of Fools>
Truckin'>
Spoonful>
Drums>
Space>
Gimme Some Lovin>
Wheel>
Playin reprise>
Days Between>
Throwing Stones>
NFA

Day Job.....
Figure I can hit the lot early, gotta work in the morning

Better yet....
We Bid You Goodnight

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@ KeithFan...

... all your dream is missing is the naked pole guy.
I can tell you that he has shown up in a few of my weirder dreams... :)

Peace

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simonrob

recordstoreday.com has the PNE release listed as the deads release, the cover art is very nice. They also have a Ken Kesey Acid Test Album, which sounds like it could be interesting.

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grayfolded.....

right now what i will listen to....into the zone

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Dream Set List

Set 1:
Promised Land
Sugaree
Me And My Uncle
Deal
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Mexicali Blues
Bertha

Set 2:
Playin' In The Band
He's Gone
Jack Straw
Bird Song
Greatest Story Ever Told

Set 3:
Dark Star
El Paso
Sing Me Back Home
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
Casey Jones
One More Saturday Night

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RSD

The PNE vinyl release (2x 180g black vinyl) is a limited edition seemingly to be released on May 5 - same day as GSTL. This is according to Spin. No mention that it is the RSD release (which Spin tend to list after RSD as they do not participate). This then begs the question: What will the RSD release be, if indeed there is going to be one?

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Dream set list

Set One:
Jam
Set Two:
Jam
E:
Cumberland Blues
.
.
....I'm easy to please

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Re: Cumberland>Caution>Viola Lee Blues

Cumberland Blues >
Caution! >
Viola Lee Blues >
Jam >

..alright, Sixtus.. empty your pockets and share with the rest of us that have our feet firmly planted on Planet Earth. :D

It does remind me of a cool show I saw a few years back.. it was 2009 DelFest (great Blue Grass festival they do each year in the foothills of Maryland on the banks of the Potomac river). It was DSO show pre-Futhur. Viola Lee Blues > Cumberland Blues > Viola Lee Blues.. and it was smokin'. A bunch of the Traveling McCourys most notably Ronnie McCoury joined in the fun, I think Sam Bush too. I bumped into our own Johnny361 at last years DellFest. Great festival, kind of a hybrid Bluegrass / Jam Band lineup each year.

Edit: Gotta love the Archive. Looks like they had this there, haven't listened to it in almost 8 years. The second jam in Cumberland is really good.. Looks like Jason Carter, not Sam Bush on fiddle. Just noticed its a Cumberland Blues in Cumberland Maryland. Pretty cool. I remember a wicked hailstorm during this one and I think someone got struck by lightning during the same storm. Good thing they played Cold Rain and Snow.

https://archive.org/details/dso2009-05-24.set2.electric/dso2009-05-24d2t...

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Dream Setlist, hey it's a dream right.

Set 1:
Scarlet>
The Other One> (first half)
Dark Star> (first verse)
The Wheel

Set 2:
Fire on the Mountain>
The Other One> (second half)
Dark Star> (second verse)
Sing Me Back Home

Encore:
St. Stephen>Eleven>NFA

All the other songs can be for the next nights of the run. I would like to be as cosmically disoriented as possible with maximum jamming.

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mixtape

My dream-list

Set 1

Shakedown Street
Bertha
Brown Eyed Women
Cassidy
New Minglewood Blues
Dealer
Bird Song
Lost Sailor - Saint

Set 2

Help-Slip-Franklin
Eyes of the Wordl
Dark Star
St Stephen
Other One
Drums
Space
The Eleven
Stella Blue
Warf Rat
Dark Star

E : Box of Rain

ah yes , gonna mix mysel a tape right with this order....

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re: Dreams and Feedback

Hey Everybody, this is some fun as hell banter going back and forth here and I applaud the many various 'Dream Sets' offered. I always enjoy getting a glimpse of what makes others' tick, so to speak. Interestingly, there is a lot of overlap of certain sequences - which I suppose isn't as surprising as it is reinforcing the notion that there are some very commonly enjoyed threads that tie all of us together through the music.

JeffSmith - you just planted a seed for a potential Sixtus' Pick compilation. Methinks it would be like a 5- or 6- CD set given the number of songs and the fact they would all be quite lengthy - but nonetheless I hadn't yet approached a "pick" like this and it is a very interesting proposition. I will ponder intently.

And, after thinking on this some more, and seeing others' lists and comments I realized I probably left out some other cool sequences that would make fine additions to any list:

Set II
The Music Never Stopped>
Sugaree>
The Music Never Stopped
Cumberland Blues > (here's to you, VGuy)
CAUTION!!!! >
Viola Lee Blues>
JAM>
Here Comes Sunshine>
Bird Song>
Feel Like a Stranger>
Stronger Than Dirt

Encore:
Shakedown>
Uncle John's Band (can anyone say Dick's Pick's 5???)

Sixtus

P.S. The day Job comments are great. I learned over time that it kinda got a bad rap. I don't have any particular affinity for the song and they had stopped playing it by the time I saw my first show in 90, so I lack the personal viewing experience. Funny how universally panned it was though. again, common threads, common threads.

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Re: Davis Mountains

Interesting part of Texas.. unique habitat and a few decent sized peaks. My brother has been there a couple times birding.

One day I will venture back to that part of the US. The New Mexico desert is another area that needs a refresh.. its been since the mid 80's that I visited that wonderful state. I need to retire.

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Pipe Dreams and Time Machines

At first, when Sixtus anted up yesterday with his All-Combo, Top-To-Bottom Show, I thought/hoped maybe it was Volume XII of Sixtus’ Picks. But no. . . Alas, until JimInMD soups up his Time Machine/Mower so it can access parallel universes, we’ll never get to hear that show nor any of the other great Dream Show setlists it inspired. . . For those currently obsessed with 1977, a more accessible setlist is the one at the end of Howard Weiner’s “Grateful Dead 1977” book. His "Terrapin Nation Anthology” is a 3 set show on 6 CDs representing his “best of ’77”. Even if the Terrapin from 3/18 is the only March entry, I am still going to cobble it together. BTW, even though some here were disappointed in this book’s lack of detail about individual shows, it’s still a fun overview that brings that watershed year into sharper focus for those of us who weren’t there (or can’t remember).

And mdboucher’s right on. “Winterland March ’77” (or better yet, “1977: The First Five”) is definitely another Box in Waiting.

BTW, JimInMD: I am located where “Bob” and his Uncle were bound before their detour to Mexico with the gold – in the Davis Mountains (“Sky Islands” surrounded by the Chihuahuan Desert) west of the little town of Fort Davis.

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Dream Set List...

ok... this is fun.
My dream set list has to have Scarlet/Fire, Jack Straw and Morning Dew.

Here Goes:

Bertha ->
Good lovin'
Bird Song
Jack Straw
Brown Eyed Women
Cassidy
China Cat ->
Rider
Deal

Scarlet ->
Fire
Playin' ->
Dark Star ->
The Wheel ->
The Other One ->
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia

E: Brokedown Palace -> We Bid You Goodnight

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Love the Songs Talk

I am really enjoying seeing songs discussed, sequence played, etc. The songs and transitions in the big sequences are appealing to me.

I got my mind blown at the Warlocks/Hampton shows. If you told me they were going to play those songs the day before, I would have forcefully emptied your pockets and made you share whatever it was you were smoking with the rest of us that still had our feet firmly planted on planet earth..

Fun to dream, but I was mostly happy, often pleasantly surprised with what the boys played for us from night to night. What songs were played each night or on a given tour was a big part of the big fun to be had.

Just looking at the unique songs played, my source dead.net (below)

http://www.dead.net/songs

I am seeing 458 unique songs played from this list. Impressive for any band.

My dream setlist spans a 30 year long, continuous show. I got to see a good part of it.. and am listening to rest day by day, week by week. Still high on Dave's Picks 21, but the CD has made its way to the shelf. I'm officially ready for the Felt Forum now.

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@Englishtown NJ 1977

One of the most memorable days of my life, Riders, Tucker and the Dead. Yes, it was indeed hot as balls. To this day it was my all time favorite Not Fade Away. The first set was solid but the second was beyond description, the Terrapin encore really caught me off guard. After a second set like that, I expected a let down for an encore like a 3 minute Johnny B. Goode (not that its a bad song, but overplayed at least the shows I attended), if it was 8 years later a Day Job perhaps....A perfectly crafted setlist, not a clunker in the bunch....
Thanks for the fond memory Mr. Born Cross Eyed!!!!!
Happy Hump Day

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Today's Dream Set List...

1st set

Let the Good Times Roll>Shakedown
Jack Straw
Ramble on Rose
Cassidy
Althea
Promised Land>
Johnny B. Goode (RIP C.B.)
Bird Song
Weather Report pts. 1 and 2>
Let it Grow
Deal

2nd set

China>Rider
Truckin'>Caution Jam>
Eyes>
Estimated
Ship of Fools
Jam>TOO>
Drums>
Space>
Comes a Time
Playin>
NFA>
GDTRFB>
NFA

E: Terrapin > Day Job

...sure to change tomorrow :)

Peace

EDIT: I had to add a Jam after Ship so my set could have that wonderful moment when everyone realizes they are heading into TOO and then waits with bated breath for Phil's base rumbling intro...

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Dream Show

My dream show:

Set 1:
Promised Land
They Love Each Other
Me And My Uncle
Mississippi Half-Step
Looks Like Rain
Peggy-O
New Minglewood Blues
Friend Of The Devil
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Bertha>
Good Lovin'>
Loser
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes Of The World
Samson And Delilah
He's Gone>
Not Fade Away>
Truckin'

Encore:
Terrapin Station

Does this set look familiar?
Yes.
It is September 3, 1977 Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ
NOT Dick's Pick 15, not the radio rebroadcast,
but the original broadcast, original circulation soundboard prior to the release of DiP 15, an audience recording and your own memory if you were in attendance on that very hot, very humid 1st Saturday of September 1977.
We were just to the right, about 20 or more feet from the soundboard/light board, "control tower" structure.

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@ VGuy - RE: The Cars

Those first two albums (The Cars and Candy-O) are pretty much perfect examples of everything right about "New Wave" rock. Great tunes, great songs, great playing...

Love me some Cars, ain't nothing guilty about it :)

Peace

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This would've been a weird show.

Always entertaining to mess around with possible setlists. I think a show like this would have been chill to attend, let's say in 1979.

1. Help/Slip>
2. Franklin's Tower
3. Playing in the Band
4. Althea
5. Cassidy
6. Crazy Fingers>
7. Birdsong
8. Let it Grow

1. Here Comes Sunshine>
2. Darkstar>
3. Eyes of the World>
4. Stella Blue>
5. GDTRFB>
6. NFA>
7. Bid you Goodnight

E: China>Rider

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Chiming in On a Dream Set

Saw someone post a fun Dream Set. I think about that from time to time. Here is a somewhat realistic Dream set that I'd love to hear.

Let's say Winterland is the venue.

Set I

Help On The Way>
Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Feel Like A Stranger
Brown Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues>
Cumberland Blues
To Lay Me Down
Looks Like Rain
Bird Song
Playing In The Band (full tune with reprise)

Set II

Truckin>
Eyes Of The World>
Estimated Prophet>
Terrapin>
Dark Star>
Drums>
Space>
Uncle John's Band>
Dark Star>
Other One>
Death Don't Have No Mercy>
Sugar Magnolia

E: Box of Rain
E: Ripple

I can dream right?

LOL

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Fun songs....

....please indulge me. I saw a '79 Corvette Stingray on the way home. Said to myself, "That's a cool car." Walked in the front door and car was still banging around my brain. Then it came to me, "Vince, remember The Cars?" Guilty pleasure from the '80's.
So, guess what I'm Spotifying?....still fun songs....everyone needs a break every now and then. Back in the day, people said I looked a lot like Ric Ocasek....Shake It Up, in case anyone was wondering....
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Edit. I forgot about one of my favorite song titles with a deeper message. "Tonight, She Comes." Didn't fool me thirty years ago, and it doesn't fool me now....

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@sixtus / Day Job

I like your dream a lot sixtus. Ha Day Job the only song pulled from rotation by popular demand. Can't remember what 80's year it was, one of my 30 show years when people were just leaving if that was the encore. Nowadays since I get to pick my shows it's ok occasionally

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Sixtus Dream Set List

Just needs a Deal encore....

And Day Job second encore
(it's a fun song)

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