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04/23/77
Springfield Civic Center - Springfield, MA

Set 1:
Sugaree
Cassidy
Loser
New Minglewood Blues
Row Jimmy
Me And My Uncle
Ramble On Rose
It's All Over Now
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain

Set 2:
Estimated Prophet
Bertha
The Music Never Stopped
Help On The Way
Slipknot!
Franklin's Tower
Around And Around
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away

Encore:
One More Saturday Night

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Comments:

Great Show!!!!! The boys were on this night. Quality headphones recomended.
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I second that.....
....IMO.. a scarlet>fire..light years ahead of Cornell....
-Anonymous


this show is one of the best of '77 imho. it is mellow and yet intense at the same time...does that make sense? well if you listen to it i think it will. i particularly love the long slow Row Jimmy...donna sings beautifully on it...the entire second set is a work of art...it builds and builds...amazing!!
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this show is pure '77 heat. only minor flaw is that the boys take a long time to tune their instraments, but that's what the foreward button is for. STELLAR PERFORMANCE from start to finish!
-TN Jed


personally i think it is one of the best shows ever. the only show ever to have a scarlet/fire and a help/slipknot/franklins tower. also one of the best versions of bertha, all in all very "chill"

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hi mr. charlie...i agree with you that this is one incredible show...but your statement about it being the "only" show ever with a scarlet>fire and help>slip>franklins is not true.

there were actually 9 shows that included both of those famous jams....here they are...4/23/77, 6/15/90, 10/31/90, 10/31/91, 5/31/92, 4/2/93, 10/1/94, 2/24/95 and 5/26/95.

i was able to look that information by utilizing this very setlist program site.

my guess is that 4/23/77 is probably a much superior show to any of the other shows listed...but...it wasn't the only show that had a scarlet>fire and help>slip>franklins.
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Best Scarlet>Fire of the year, best GDTRFB from '77 as well.....talk about tension, release, tension, release.

Help>Slip>Frank is a monster as well. Definately a must have!
-Donna Jean


"Well there ain't nothing wrong with the way she moved!!" ( With Authority )Nice Scarlet - Fire
-Anonymous


I never really minded the "what seemed like forever" tuning of the instruments TN Jed, it helped build the anticipation. What, are in a hurry or something?

Just my take.
-stp


Best GDTRFB of '77 hands down; best Ramble as well; and, for good measure, one of the all-time great Scarlets.

I was beating off during the show, I cut a hole in my pocket and kept spitting in my hand.
-Art Glass


Cassidy and Loser set the tone for the mellow yet tightness as described above. The solo in Loser is noteworthy. I detected "Rainy Day woman" tease with Keith's tuning.

-Perrinswolf (05/02/2007)


I was at the 5/26/95 show in Seattle with BOTH Scarlet>Fire and the Help>Slip>Franklin's= TOTALLY KILLER!

- (06/29/2008)


My favorite show hands down.jerry kills it during sugaree/franklins tower/and the music never stopped.everybody was on fire for scarlet begonias especially keith. I thought everything was perfect except help on the way which started fairly crappy. If youve never heard this show or havent heard it in a while do yourself a big favor find some time to hear it again. If you only have a few minutes put on scarlet begonias really loud and listen to something slightly north of pefection.
- (07/18/2008)


this is 77..when werent they on
-steve (01/28/2009)


Currently on Sirius/XM 10/5/09
-Anonymous (11/06/2009)


One all time favorite shows. Everyone raves about Cornell but this show is a real gem
- (02/21/2010)


first post-hiatus "me and my uncle," the dead's most commonly played song reintroduced back into the standard repertoire.
-dr. doug e. fresh (07/29/2010)


Second only to Cornell '77, this show was the best of 1977 (and may arguably be BETTER than Cornell... apples and oranges).
Not only was the band tight and coordinated, not only was there NO mistakes, not only is the sound quality supreme, not only is the TUNING in tune, not only is the setlist BADASS!!, not only is the energy extreme- BUT
BUT also, the drummers are in a fury and each song is a rhythmic delight.
Ladies and Gentlemen... this is the Grateful Dead, the finest band in the land, and this show is the epitome of their essence.
Also... this show contains the greatest scarlet>fire they ever played

- (11/11/2011)


This was my very first show. I knew very little about the band and was pretty much dragged and cajoled to Springfield. I was hearing almost all of these songs for the first time and the band didn't even bother to stop playing between songs. I watched a group of five cops dancing like crazy throughout the show - never saw or heard such things before.

Listening to this again, no wonder my life path took a sharp turn that night!
- (04/24/2012)


Cornell, Buffalo, Boston.....who cares which one of the Spring 77 shows was best. This one is certainly great just like so many in that 45 day span so listen to it over and over again. The show has a different feel to it than the early/mid May spectacle. It's so smooth. I agree the set list is something because Jerry dominated the night much more than usual. Scarlet/Fire, better than Cornell....I don't know about that but it's a real piece of work. The recoding is really something. It's was a great concert.
- (05/31/2012)


the setlist posted is out of order for the 1st set
Sugaree
Cassidy
Loser
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble On Rose
Me And My Uncle
Row Jimmy
It's All Over Now
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
-Anonymous (11/15/2012)


All The Music Never Stopped in 77 are amazing. The jams at the end of the song show Jerry had the chops to hang with any guitarist of that time. And you had some serious rock n' roll guitarists back then. Don't get me wrong, I loved Jerry for being Jerry and the way he played, but his talent was so strong he could play anything with anybody and be totally on. New musicians, either sitting in or joining the band (like when Brent came), always took him to a new level.
-Steve (02/12/2014)


5/10 minute ride from my town. 3rd Fire ever, nailed it. no worries back then, bringing back great memories. Dead forever, forever Dead
-Brian Damage (09/05/2014)


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Band Configuration
(10/20/74 - 02/17/79)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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