The Grateful Dead have released a new archival live album featuring their memorable performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on July 8, 1978. The album features 22 songs spanning two hours and fifty minutes.
Widely considered one of the band's best shows, the first set includes a high tempo, 1-2 punch of "Bertha" into "Good Lovin." Other songs played that were consistently in the Grateful Dead setlist for years include "Dire Wolf," "New Minglewood Blues," and "Deal."
The second set packs a hefty punch with four of the eight songs eclipsing the ten minute mark. In a rare move for the band, they would play a three song encore of "Terrapin Station," "One More Saturday Night," and Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London."
Below, you can watch an interview with Paul Epstein from the Twist & Shout record store in Denver, CO talking about the significance of this release and his memories of the concert:
Pick up Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (7/8/78) on Amazon. You can also stream the full LP above, via Spotify.
The band are also releasing a box set of their complete July 1978 recordings, which you can pick up on the Grateful Dead's official web store at dead.net.
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