Always a favorite among Deadheads, while Halloween doesn't happen until Monday I thought it only appropriate to share one of the classic Halloween performances with you this week. This set is one of two the band played on Halloween, 1970 from the gym at the State University of New York at Stoney Brook. A fine show, as most are from this era, it starts with quite a rare treat - 'Till the Morning Comes' - sadly they don't do the very best with this, but then we get a great 'Hard To Handle'. The China->Rider is especially enjoyable (although marred with a nasty cut at the end ). Some of the other highlights include an electric 'Dark Hollow', a nicely done 'Brokedown Palace' and the very last performance of 'Viola Lee Blues'. This is far from the best version of this, but it is interesting to see them go into 'Cumberland Blues' out of it.
This is raw Dead, not polished, not the best performance of this classic year, and probably not the best recording of this year that one can find, yet I think its great fun to hear and hope you do as well...
University Gymnasium - State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY 10/31/70a - Saturday
Till The Morning Comes [3:24];[0:31] ;
Hard To Handle [7:53];[0:45] ;
Mama Tried [2:28];[0:35] ;
China Cat Sunflower [2:55] >
Jam [1:56] >
I Know You Rider [3:11#] %
Dire Wolf [3:47];[0:39] ;
Cold Rain And Snow [6:06];[0:33] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:19];[0:35] ;
Dark Hollow [2:53];[0:41] ;
Brokedown Palace [5:11];[0:29] ;
Viola Lee Blues [9:00] >
Cumberland Blues [4:16] >
Uncle John's Band [5:48]
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Have a fun and safe holiday!!
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