MOTD: Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1-8-1979

MOTD brings you the Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1-8-1979 because today there are no shows on this date in the band’s illustrious history!  Not to be dismayed this gem from 79 is sure to please.

The Music

Set I

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ->Franklin’s Tower, New Minglewood Blues, Candyman, Me And My Uncle -> Big River, Friend Of The Devil, It’s All Over Now, Brown Eyed Women, Lazy Lightnin’ ->Supplication

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias ->Fire On The Mountain, Samson and Delilah, Terrapin Station ->Playing In The Band ->Drums ->The Other One ->Wharf Rat ->Good Lovin ‘, e: U.S. Blues

Tasting Notes

Great quality mix from Charlie Miller here and the Band was feeling the energy from the crowd and it was returned to the music. Half step opener is a cool vibe taking from the Rio Gand-E-O right over to a bouncy Franklin’s.  We have a Candyman! and the Uncle>River duo gets things ripping.  Love a fast-paced BEW too! Set II stands out and speaks for itself.

Enjoy Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1-8-1979