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Grateful Dead Set Gives Classic 1978 Show an Official Release

Grateful Dead: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, 7/8/78A show from one of the The Grateful Dead’s earliest stands at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre has finally received an official release as a three-CD set after circulating among fans for decades.

As always, Phil Lesh holds down the low end on the set, simply called Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, 7/8/78. The show’s audio is pulled from the Betty Boards, as the recordings made by former band engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson are known.

While the show has been given a stand-alone release, it is also included in a larger set, called July 1978: The Complete Recordings, which features five complete shows on 12 discs. The other shows are July 1, 1978 at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri; July 3, 1978 at St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, Minnesota; July 5, 1978 at Omaha Civic Auditorium: Omaha, Nebraska, and July 7, 1978 at Red Rocks. The Complete Recordings is only available as part of a signed, numbered limited edition of 15,000.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, 7/8/78 is available on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, 7/8/78 Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. Bertha
  2. Good Lovin’
  3. Dire Wolf
  4. El Paso
  5. It Must Have Been The Roses
  6. New Minglewood Blues
  7. Ramble On Rose
  8. Promised Land
  9. Deal
  10. Samson and Delilah
  11. Ship Of Fools

Disc 2:

  1. Estimated Prophet
  2. The Other One
  3. Eyes Of The World
  4. Rhythm Devils
  5. Space
  6. Wharf Rat
  7. Franklin’s Tower
  8. Sugar Magnolia

Disc 3:

  1. Terrapin Station
  2. One More Saturday Night
  3. Werewolves Of London