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chris phillips -
The first set is excellent, very high energy and the second set is decent. Really enjoyed the Sugaree and Passeneger the most. Jerry's fluid playing at this stage of '81 was quite satisfying. It was not duplicated insubsequent years. This Passenger would never have been outdone.
Subject: 81 is 77 Good
I fully agree. To me, 1981 was the 1977 of the Brent years. Brent had finally jelled in the band and Jerry hadn't really declined. Like 1977 and 1974, nearly every show is a good one, and there are some pockets of truly amazing music (see the September Greek run and this NYE run).
I give this one a 4 only because 9/12 and 12/31 set a whole new bar for amazingness.
Subject: Great Show! Tracking note......
Solid show from start to finish. Goofy Bobby rap into Playin is supremely entertaining. A note on the tracking, Baby Blue is located after Deal, so from there on out the tracking is off by one.
Is there a way to download these shows or do we just have to listen to them by stream?
Subject: Deep Elem
Def one of the better versions of this rarely played tune. Band is on it this night,
Subject: Cool over all show
The first set is very good. They get right down to it with a hot Minglewood opener.Highlights include Depp Elem, a smokin Passenger and the Althea> LL Rain> Deal trio, which is excellent. Set two features a beautiful To Lay Me Down.The jam before the Wheel is very good with the rest of the set being quite strong. Brent plays some great Moog sounds the entire set. The encore is missing, drats!
They are so tight during that
Paul Chadwick -
Subject: Best of 1981
This 2nd set is incredible - short, but sweet - a real gem...Bobby does do this adlib on Playin' at Red Rocks - the only other time I have ever heard him talk at that point of playin'
Subject: niceness all around
a nice sound a good mix of tunes everyone is there and the Bobby wanderings at the start of Playin are a joy D/L this Stream it whatever strikes your fancy
Chris U. -
Subject: Keep 'em coming!
"One note of interest: Check out Bobby as they head into the Playin' Jam...one of a kind!!"
Ha! Indeed. Bobby spends a minute or two driftin and dreamin'. I must admit I have not heard of a show where that happens during Playin', before or since.
Burnt Rich -
Subject: Thanks again, Mr. Charlie
Another polished gem from the Shaman of Sound--Charlie Miller. Your efforts are not going un-noticed and are VERY APPRECIATED. This whole show--setlist and performance are top-notch. No weak spots, IMO. One note of interest: Check out Bobby as they head into the Playin' Jam...one of a kind!! Very fine performance this night.
Subject: Smokin 81 Show
a must have imho.killer playin>drums>space>wheel>playin reprise.nice spanish theme at the end playin before drums.enjoy the show and thanks to all involved for the show.tasty nugs.
Joani Walker recorded the MSC. She and I provided David with the tapes.