Grateful Dead : Dave's Picks 33 Volume Thirty Three : Northern Illinois University N. Chick Evans Field House - DeKalb, Illinois (IL) - October 29, 1977 (10/29/77 : 10/29/1977) : 3 CD : 2020 (1977/2020) Grateful Dead Productions, Inc. / Rhino (GDP / Rhino) : Limited Edition' Individually-Numbered' Set (of # 22,000) : Brand New / Factory-Sealed!
Grateful Dead 1977 Fall Tour Show in' DeKalb' Illinois! Inside the Chick Evans Field House at Northern Illinois University N. An arguably " Legendary " Prime-Era Dead Show to many Dead Fans - and at times uncontrollable' Feet-Mover' & " Jaw-Dropper " to All! Who are' in-the-know' on their 1977 Huge-Dead-Nights! - where' All' the Planets aligned & the Music!
Well, just' Might As Well' get this simple-fact out the way right here & now... Because when you're a Grateful Dead Fan or, really... Live-Music Fan - and you get your Ticket torn at the Turnstiles Gate?Is undoubtedly the type of Live Concert that you initially walked in there to hear & see with your fingers eagerly-crossed - just Hoping! You were likely Hoping to Hear! In which you were Hopeful! It's no secret & everybody knows that in the Post-Pigpen Era - when " Everyone " in the Band is playing on That-Night - at the Top! As I - like many (or, maybe even' most') life-long Deadheads have always held a special-place in my heart for 1977 Dead!
In the Increasingly-Incredible' Ascension' of Live-Dead from the very-beginning of the Mid-'70's' Post-Hiatus' Dead-Era. This goes back obviously to the Glorious! Because, undoubtedly & without question... There was Always something Critical &' Crucial' to Hear!
- which you absolutely' needed' to Learn-From!! Was just that-type of a' Feeling of Accomplishment! When I first got my hands on the " DeKalb'77 Tapes " - way-back some 30-years-ago here today.And, just being straight forward, up front & honest - despite my Huge-Praise! " for this Show - I always really considered it a " Spots-Show - basically meaning that all things considered & all-throughout the Show - it might not be a' Top-10' Show from 1977 for the Band obviously...
, or even a' Top-20' 1977 Show for the Band - but, in " Spots "... It has The Ways & Means!- to be right up there at The-Top! And, regardless of even that - I've got this Show ranked personally as an Easy! " Top-20 " Show from the 1977 Touring-Year. Right at the very bottom of this Top-20 - but, considering the Tough-Competition!! Of'77 Live-Dead - that is still really one heck of an Accolade!
And, obviously here - you are talking about going up against Spring'77! " which obviously claim-rightfully to' Tons' of the " Top Head-To-Toe Shows " really - which simply don't give' any-ground' - really' anywhere' - and flat-out Hold " Their Ground! - 6/7/77, 6/8/77 & 6/9/77 Winterland!!! And, that's' just' the Spring, May & Summer'77 Tours! And I didn't even come-close to naming Them-All!
Which, brings my to my point about this Show being even More-Impressive! In a different way & in its achievement - with that being just' How It Ranks!
- within the 1977 Fall Tour!! I mean - no joke at all, as I've got it myself Ranking as a just' almost'... Knocking right on the Door too, in all sincerity - in pretty-much the 7th or 8th spot!!
As just like the actual Calendar Year of " 1977 "... Couldn't Live-Forever then like it Still!- but, it's always an interesting study to hunt, scour & ultimately-determine the' actual' (& obviously-arguable) " decline " & all of that. That it was - but, and then... Came the time to Remember, Remember! - and last, but most-definitely not-least - and, more like-it' The-Best! Truly one of the Finest! " Weeks " Ever by the Live Grateful Dead! - just What-Band out there' Ever' does That! So, I don't know - you tell me? Where does " DeKalb'77 " fit in the pecking order of the'77 Dead' Fall Tour'?? Sure-can't forget 9/3/77 Englishtown! - can't really forget 10/1/77 & 10/2/77 Portland - right? Even 10/11/77 " Lloyd Noble " OK! - and then just-before 10/30/77 Bloomington! - 10/29/77 - with the Band throwing an Absolutely-Amazing... Just really starting-off on this Dead-Classic-Night!!
In arguably maybe even 4th gear? And, even though this'77 DeKalb Show could quite easily be considered a " Bob & Phil Show " - Garcia flat-out takes in Over!In the 8 & 10 spots of Set I - with Absolutely-Sizzling!!! Versions of not only Minglewood!! There are indeed some Smoldering! That might even make some of the other Future Bosses? And these' Alone' are why every Garcia-phile out there has to have This-Show!
The Bertha > Good Lovin' are impressively-remarkable " Boogie-Down " Moments! From here-on-out' Everywhere' it is just literally' Perfect! BK & Mick Percussion Hits & Timing! " - with the Good Ol' Grateful Dead 3-Headed String-Instrument " Monster!!! Jerry is clearly' hearing' Phil - playing right-off & on!With One More Saturday Night! As the Encore - as, it really just' had' to be though - Right??
As I sure bet they were so-tempted to possibly just kick it aside? - just go with the flow -- and deliver the Uncle John's > Johnny B. And with all seriousness here really...
Was indeed the type of Fine-Live-Dead-Night!!! And, now Thanks to this G. TRACK LISTING >>> Grateful Dead Recorded' Live' at Northern Illinois University N. Chick Evans Field House - DeKalb, Illinois (IL) : October 29, 1977 (10/29/1977) : Disc 1 : Might As Well Jack Straw Dire Wolf Looks Like Rain Loser El Paso Ramble On Rose New Minglewood Blues It Must Have Been The Roses Let It Grow.
Bertha > Good Lovin' Friend Of The Devil Disc 3 : Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Space > St. Stephen > Not Fade Away > Black Peter > Sugar Magnolia.
Out of Print (2019 GDP / Rhino release) Grateful Dead Dave's Picks 33 Volume Thirty Three Northern Illinois University N. Chick Evans Field House - DeKalb, Illinois (IL) - October 29, 1977 (10/29/1977) Limited Edition / Individually-Numbered Set (of # 22,000) 3-CD Set is Brand New Factory-Sealed! Please see all photos provided. Photos included are of the actual item you will receive. Grateful Dead Fall Tour'77!!!
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