Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Acoustic Dead

For an entire month in October 1980, the Grateful Dead took over Radio City Music Hall in New York city for a series of shows which culminated with the excellent official releases "Dead Set" and "Reckoning".

Besides the month-long residency, what made these shows so special is that each of them began with a set of all acoustic music; something The Dead hadn't done live since 1970. The release "Reckoning" captures those acoustic sets magnificently and if you don't own it, it is a must have for music fans; whether you're into The Dead or not.

Luckily, the 10-31-80 show was video simulcast to theaters around the country and of course, is widely bootlegged. Thanks to the magic of You Tube, I present some of the acoustic set highlights.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends.

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