Red Rocks 7/8/78

Red Rocks 7/8/78

by Grateful DeadGrateful Dead

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Overview

"It was great, but DON'T TELL ANYBODY." One taper wrote these words to another back in the day when Grateful Dead concerts were traded through an underground railroad, each successive dub lessening the audio quality. The show in question took place on July 8, 1978 at Colorado's Red Rocks, the last gig of the Dead's summer tour. Generally, 1978 is thought to pale in comparison to 1977 but this particular show earned a legendary reputation due to its exuberance: the first set starts running with "Bertha" and the energy doesn't let up, not even when the band slides into a worn, weary "It Must Have Been the Roses" and "Wharf Rat" or when Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart set out on an intricate, intense "Rhythm Devils." If any Dead show could be called a full-on party -- when they get to the concert-closing "Werewolves of London," it feels like a triumph -- it's this, and while the good times are infectious, what lingers is how the band is exceptionally tight on this night. Whether they're boogying to blues and rock & roll or stretching to the edge of space, everybody feels in sync and the results are exhilarating. No wonder tapers wanted to keep this one to themselves: it's the kind of show that you want to be your own personal favorite.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2016
Label: Grateful Dead / Wea
UPC: 0081227946876
catalogNumber: 554486
Rank: 6712

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grateful Dead   Primary Artist
Mickey Hart   Drums,Group Member
Jerry Garcia   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Bob Weir   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Donna Jean Godchaux   Vocals,Group Member
Keith Godchaux   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Bill Kreutzmann   Drums,Group Member
Phil Lesh   Electric Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Marty Robbins   Composer
Mickey Hart   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer
Grateful Dead   Arranger,Producer
Bob Weir   Arranger,Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
John Perry Barlow   Composer
Betty Cantor-Jackson   Engineer
Bill Kreutzmann   Composer
Phil Lesh   Composer
Paul Pope   Artwork
Warren Zevon   Composer
Waddy Wachtel   Composer
LeRoy Marinell   Composer
Mark Pinkus   Executive Producer
Steve Vance   Art Direction
Rudy Clark   Composer
Michael Wesley Johnson   Tape Research
Traditional   Composer
David Lemieux   Liner Notes
Arthur Resnick   Composer
Doran Tyson   Art Direction

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