Harding Theater 1971 (3Cd) Box set 11/07/71

CD456 - 3 CD
Left Field, 2016

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Harding Theater 1971 (3CD) Box set
San Francisco, CA, 7 November 1971

LEGENDARY LOST GIG FROM 1971 FM BROADCAST RECORDING IN SUPERB QUALITY Keith Godchaux joined Grateful Dead in mid October 1971 as a replacement on keyboards for the ailing Pigpen who was unable to undertake the rigors of touring in the late 71 season. The group were re-energised by this new intake of talent, and the brace of home-turf shows performed at Frisco s Harding Theater across the 6th and 7th November weekend were rarely bettered at this juncture in the Dead s career. The 500 seater Old Harding was a tiny venue for the group at a time when most local shows were either at Winterland or, occasionally, at the Berkeley Community Theater. With the second-night the subject of an FM radio broadcast, the band is in great spirits, chatting it up to the crowd - both in the hall and on the radio - despite technical difficulties a-plenty, most notably in the opening numbers when a problem with monitors and some intermittent dropping of the radio signal during the second cut Brown-Eyed Women is a little irritating. The mix of new and old continues across a delightful three and a half hours with one short break, but the show maintains a dynamic yet relaxed groove throughout that qualifies it as one of the finest and most cherished of the band s early 1970s roster. Presented here across three CDs for the first time, this legendary gig is now available for all to enjoy, some 45 years since that winter night in northern California when the Grateful Dead were the most inventive and creative act on the US touring circuit.


Disc: 1
1. Intro 02:02
2. Truckin' 12:47
3. Brown Eyed Women 07:00
4. Beat It On Down The Line 04:49
5. Hide Away 03:11
6. Sugaree 07:29
7. Jack Straw 06:41
8. Tennessee Jed 07:29
9. Cumberland Blues 07:02
10. El Paso 05:28
11. Big Railroad Blues 04:49
12. Comes A Time 09:54

Disc: 2
1. Mexicali Blues 04:12
2. One More Saturday Night 04:46
3. Ramble On Rose 08:22
4. Me And Bobby McGee 07:47
5. Loser 06:33
6. Sugar Magnolia 06:54
7. Dark Star 15:28
8. Drums 04:18
9. The Other One 05:58
10. Me And My Uncle 03:23
11. The Other One 09:26

Disc: 3
1. Deal 05:55
2. Brokedown Palace 05:43
3. Playing In The Band 09:07
4. Casey Jones 06:14
5. Not Fade Away 07:22
6. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad 08:29
7. Not Fade Away 03:40
8. Johnny B. Goode 04:16
9. Uncle John's Band 07:29

Audio CD (12 Feb. 2016)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Box set
Label: Left Field
ASIN: B01A9U6F90