Full Show Friday | Grateful Dead In Passaic 1977

Many fans count 1977 as one of the best years in the history of the Grateful Dead and we'd have to agree. The band was firing on all cylinders, had a slew of fantastic new material and delivered exceptional performances nearly every night. For today's Full Show Friday selection we share outstanding black-and-white video from the group's April 27, 1977 show at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ.

While this show isn't among the best of the year, it contains many highlights worth watching including a breath-taking "Sugaree," a standout "Mississippi Half-Step" and a sweetly-extended take on "Estimated Prophet." Then there's the always-reliable, especially in 1977, pairing of "Scarlet Begonias" > "Fire On The Mountain." Keyboardist Keith Godchaux is especially on fire on this night as he switches between piano and a Moog synth. Let's check it out:

Playlist Track Guide: introduction, Promised Land, crowd noise, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, crowd noise, Looks Like Rain, crowd noise, Sugaree, crowd noise, El Paso, crowd noise, Row Jimmy, crowd noise, New Minglewood Blues, banter, Loser, crowd noise, The Music Never Stopped, intermission, Estimated Prophet, crowd noise, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, crowd noise, Ramble On Rose, crowd noise, Samson and Delilah, crowd noise, Terrapin Station, Morning Dew, banter, Johnny B. Goode

[Published on: 8/1/14]

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