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Providence Civic Center - Providence, RI

Set 1:
Beat It On Down The Line
Greatest Story Ever Told
Brown-Eyed Women
Me And My Uncle
Ramble On Rose
Looks Like Rain
Jack Straw
Tennessee Jed
El Paso
Bird Song
Playin' In The Band

Set 2:
Mississippi Half-Step
Big River
Row Jimmy
Eyes Of The World
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let It Grow
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

One More Saturday Night

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brass accompaniement, sweet!

worst horn player I have ever heard. he didn't last long

last Bird Song for 7 years

i think you may have it worng because the horns on this show are bad ass, it the same guys on wake of the flood. thier on point with the deads jams, i am tell yall this a great show - they know what their doing

-brack zown

Agree with brack - great horns. I was there. The horn players came out at the end for sugar mag and sat nite. I've never heard a sugar mag like that since. The horns had some great accent lines.

pardon the pun but the horns truly "blow"...i am glad that those guys tenure in the dead was shortlived!

My gosh, I am pissing myself at those of you who are defending the horns playing in this show. You have to be joking!

i agree, sometimes the horns are a bit out of tune. but in my ears this version of wrs is stellar WITH the horns.
-aoxommoxoa (02/20/2008)

man what the hell is wit all the horns honkin away. sounds like someone parked a v-dub super beatle on stage an jus sat in the driver seat playin along.
-Anonymous (02/01/2009)

(forward: to young to have seen the dead, but am avid dead lover)

I was actually pleasantly surprised by some of the horn work.
Albiet, they kind of ruin truckin, but the jam in Eyes of the World has such a Latin Jazz thing goin on. very good!
I know the Grateful Dead loved to get jazzy in the 73-74 era, and that little segment was definately a joy!

-Rob (01/28/2011)

And in addition, the horns were [sort of] refreshing. It's fun to hear them shake things up a bit every now and again.
-Rob (01/28/2011)

Since it appears that none of the anti-horn comments here come from anyone familiar with the working habits of people who play music for a living, speaking as one, I would like to set the record straight: one of a more creative working musician's biggest pleasures is to step outside the box and break the ice with other musicians onstage. What we have here, most likely, is a case of the Dead inviting some local New England musos to sit in, not bona fide band members whom, as one of you put it, "didn't last long." In any jam situation such as this one, the goal is not absolute stellar perfection - it's for the players to have a good time by "talking" to each other through their instruments, while the audience gets off on being along for the ride. Horns or no horns, the Dead were about the musical journey and the boldness of taking chances nightly, with no guarantee of the outcome. And yes, the horns are out of tune. So were the Grateful Dead's vocal harmonies, about 98% of the time throughout their entire career. Or didn't you notice.
- (10/25/2012)

...Also, having a horn section onstage must have been seen by the band as a unique opportunity to feature sax on "Let Me Sing Your Blues Away" and "Weather Report Suite" as they were on their then-new Wake Of The Flood album, itself a very outside-the-box chance-taking record in every possible sense...
-Still No Nickname Working Musician (10/25/2012)

The possessiveness of the 'Heads is rivaled only by their tin ears. And I concur, W-O-T-F, Workingman's & B-F-A were the best of the studio albums precisely for their departure from a previous iteration.
-LocrianLover (01/30/2013)

I find it funny how people who don't like the horns get offended when someone does. and the people who love the horns could care less that you don't.

This is the sound that was on Wake of The Flood, i would have thought it very silly to go to the trouble and effort of putting horns on your album and then not try to present it live the way you wrote it. If you don't like it, then go listen to another show without horns. The shows with Martin Fierro and Joe Ellis on horns were great, because they boys sounded like they were enjoying it. Most of the people who dislike the horn players are probably disco dead heads. OR, which seems to be the case alot of the time on here, they didn't actually listen to the show and just see an opportunity to complain. Plus,the problem with refering to this band as a rock and roll band is that you expect all rock and roll all the time. THIS IS NOT A ROCK BAND... it's just a band. One that played almost every concievable style of music throughout their career. Hence why they lasted thirty years. Otherwise, you go nuts playing the same way year after year with no change up, thats why most bands don't last... cause not only does the music get stale for the audience after a while, but for the musicians playing it too.

Ask anybody who's a real musician, the boys weren't playing to make you happy, they were playing to make themselves happy and you were just along for the ride. Bobby has even said a couple of times through the years, to the crowd, that they don't do requests. Unless the audience in unison claps the intro to NFA, in which case they have no choice. But No Nickname Working Musician is 100% right with what he said, if you don't like it, you should go back to listening to pop music.
-Murphy (01/16/2014)

the horns on eyes are similar to Bradford's horn sound in '90

-mark (02/15/2014)

Was listening to this on XM today. According to Lemieux, the horn players were with the opening act, Doug Sahm, and sat in on the two nights. For those who care, another "get together' between the same groups
- (09/13/2014)

I was at this show, there was supposed be 2 nights, billed as a dance party, one night got cancelled and this awesome show occurred. Martin Fiero was one of the horn players and it was definitely a party! This show rocked!

- (08/19/2015)

This was a great show to attend and it had nothing to do with the blotter!!
The GD loved to mix it up and so did the crowd. It was the first time I had seen or heard them with horns. who wouldn't want to experience that? It was pure GD experimenting and not playing the same old. The horns and Wake of the Flood plus the lighting was unreal. Providence had very good acoustics for a large arena and was modern - unlike the old Boston Garden.
I have never listened to the tape of this show but I can tell you live we all loved it.
- (03/01/2016)

Aah Yes,,,Martin Fierro (sax) was in The Doug Sahm Band & then,,,,wait for it,,,Legion of Mary. RIP,,,,"Shut-Up"
- (09/29/2016)

Keiths last Bird Song. They squeezed a lot outta this arrangement in just over a year.
-Luke (10/08/2021)

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Band Configuration
(07/16/72 - 10/19/74)

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

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