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 that recently surfaced.

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. Thanks to all involved in getting this out there for us to enjoy. Let's check it out:

Set One:
The Promised Land
Looks Like Rain 14:25
Sugaree 22:33
El Paso 34:44
Row Jimmy 39:30
New Minglewood Blues 49:15
Loser 54:31
The Music Never Stopped 1:02:53

Set Two:
Estimated Prophet 1:19:47
Scarlet Begonias 1:28:35
Fire On The Mountain 1:36:51
Good Lovin' 1:44:24
Ramble On Rose 1::50:00
Samson And Delilah 1:57:25
Terrapin Station 2:05:01
Morning Dew 2:15:25
Encore: Johnny B. Goode 2:38:57
Video: Thanks to BGA LLC
Audio: WNEW simulcast taped by Jerry Moore and transferred by Rob Berger

Audio synchronization and video editing by Voodoonola

[Published on: 3/28/14]

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