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11/05/79
The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA

Set 1:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Cassidy
Friend Of The Devil
El Paso
Stagger Lee
Passenger
Peggy-O
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Althea
Easy To Love You
Eyes Of The World
Estimated Prophet
Franklin's Tower
Drums
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
Casey Jones

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Comments:

Excellent show! Fair amount of space leading into a GREAT China/Rider to open. And it got better from there! A jazz fanatic friend I took to the show who had never seen the Dead before said the drum solo/duet was the most amazing percussion he'd ever heard.
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the second nite of the dead's philly visit...11/6/79...is widely circulated...the first nite...11/5/79...is not...too bad since 11/5 is the better show. it features an eyes that is fabulous...they jam for nearly 4 or 5 minutes BEFORE jerry even sings the 1st verse!! one of the best eyes ever imho. The eyes>estimated>franklin's jam is truly mind melt stuff!!
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I
Stagger Lee & Peggy-O in the same show, now that's a special treat! Jerry's voice is in another realm of beautiful as well as Brent's in Passenger. Had to check the date because he sounded like Donna for a bit.
Music-Picks up half way and Jerry's fingers are on fire.
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Sugar Magnolia-Audience.

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One of my favorite Eyes! Gotta love that Eyes>Estimated>Franklin's magic! 1979 is an under-appreciated year!
-Andrew (08/31/2009)


This show is beyond beyond. I've been to Philly shows and know how special they can be, and usually are. The legendary Philly Spectrum (soon to be demolished) is/ was as cozy as can be with seating that went up vertically in a hurry. This special night is hovering around the pinnacle of Spectrum shows.

Jerry's vocals are amazing. Coupled with his licks and massaging of Tiger evoke incredible emotion. Brent is mesmerizing. There is no rush in this epic show. The boys are locked in and, along with every Head in the joint, do not want the sonic ride to end any time soon.

The short lived run of "Passenger" is in it's peak and surpasses expectations to kick the party into gear. Peggy-O will bring tears to your eyes. Althea will ease any pain that you have ever had, are having, or ever will have.

The "Eyes Of the World" defines this night - it is simply beyond, beyond others. It never ends, and should not. Jerry ignoring all cues to begin the vocals in this unbelievable gem make it absolutely heavenly.

This show has it all for me and I would have no issue at all with the word "perfect" being associated with it. The 9-21-1972 Spectrum show (Dick's Pick's 36) along with this one are my favorite shows of all time.
-AC Dead Head (09/16/2009)


Estimated>Eyes>Franklin's-Only time played.
8 other times 10-4-80 <> 10-19-89 Franklin's started this combo. I enjoy the up tempo song following to avoid pocket pool.
-Perrinswolf (11/07/2016)


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Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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