Grateful Dead Live at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium on 1977-05-09
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Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Cassidy, Brown Eyed Women, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Big River, Peggy-O, Sunrise, The Music Never Stopped
Bertha, Good Lovin', Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> The Other One-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Comes A Time-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Uncle John's Band
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|Help On The Way ->|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|The Music Never Stopped|
|Ship Of Fools|
|Estimated Prophet ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Not Fade Away ->|
|Comes A Time ->|
|Uncle John's Band|
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- This is a remaster of shnid=8304
-- The patches aren't perfect but they're a lot better
-- Thanks to everyone who worked on this before me
- 2013-01-20 13:46:47
- Sony PCM501ES (Analog Out) -> DBX-1 Decoder> Sony PCM501ES (Analog In) ->Dat (48k/Analog In) -> Sound Forge -> SHNMastering Info:SHN -> FLAC
- Buffalo, NY
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- Charlie Miller
Subject: Nodding at you
This is me nodding at you.
Subject: 3rd show in Holy Trilogy, always compared to 2nd
The "trilogy" is weighty due to the fame of the meat in the sandwich: Barton. This show is the slightly less consistent of the three - and probably the lesser known as a result - but still has rocket high points and an incredible 1st set. Seems like everybody discovers this show eventually, out of the curiosity of being "the show after". The trilogy is good enough throughout that the appeal will likely be swayed by just finding your favorite setlist. That said, there are two other equal or better three-in-a-rows in '77: 12-27>12/30; 5/19>5/22; & the best two back-to-backs ever (both A+): 5/21/77 and 5/22/77
5/7/77 - B+ A few more high points; less flowing
5/8/77 - A- Most consistent show; best flow; fewer highest points
5/9/77 - A- Least consistent but biggest high points
Not that ranking these is a necessary exercise - you have all three, you listen to them annually and apply them as salve for life's ailments. You don't master them, you simply live in the same time/space as them. You cogitate alongside them, ruminate, live inside them, lay on their couches and occasionally dust in their corners. Sometimes you take them out to dinner and they do the same. When you're too baked, they drive. They remind you when it's 4: 19, and they are always up for a road trip.
First Set. The 1st set of this show is better than the 2nd (since it's one of the best 1st sets ever, that's unsurprising). Like much of May '77, they're hot from the start. Slipknot! is ferocious for this early in a show. There's a slight dip from Cassidy to Mexicali but that's only relative. The rest is absolute gold. Tennessee is bouncy-jolly and on Big River Jer plays like he's fighting a marlin, reeling and running, reeling some more; and the solo is a glorious mess. Peggy-O is almost perfect, followed by a Sunrise that's in the top 3, and a Music Never Stopped that catches fire - on the official there's a 26sec edit (@ 6: 41), right at the peak of the solo. This is patched with AUDs on the best sources.
Second Set. The set is great, but FWIW it's the most inconsistent set of the Holy Trilogy. It starts funkier than usual, but with an oddly mellow Bertha. Good Lovin' even gets a bit sloppy, but it's followed by an A+ Ship. Brisk, crisp beats back Bobby arpeggios and slide-offs, making it one of the best versions ever. After a nearly perfect Estimated Prophet, the Other One is the best one of the tour; maybe the year. On the official release, Not Fade is patched with 8Jun77 from 1: 40 > 2: 07. Maybe not the whopper from the day before, but still great, with an end jam that's bluesy and interesting. After NFA the set flags somewhat, with the exception of this Comes a Time. As much as this was played it was rarely this solid and never had an end jam quite like this. The last couple never really gel.
1st Set: A+
2nd Set: B
Overall = 5 stars
Entire 1st set is one big career highlight with just a slight dip in the middle
Ship of Fools - Best of '77?
Estimated - excellent
The Other One - one of year's best
Comes a Time - even if it isn't a fave this will win you
SOURCES: The 123480_sbd_miller SBD has all the gaps excellently patched with AUDs, and is the best one (of so many out there) - I think. May 1977: Get Shown adds little to this source, cuts the tunings, edits half the solo from MNS, and uses another show to patch NFA.
guit30 - thank you; glad I've helped - it depends what for
Subject: Excellent show,best recording,sound quality.
Want to say that I really appreciate the reviews of "Mind Wandering", reviewer below me , He is an excellent review source. Is there any way to contact him?
Subject: Don't you see!!!
Probably in the order played
Ship of Fools
Comes a Time
When they are just jamming during Comes a Time
it reminds me of some very laid back jazz
that I might have picked out at Tower Records back in the Day. i am sure i could play that for most non-heads and they would have no clue that it is the Dead.
Also if anybody can hear Donna sing SUNRISE and not be impressed it is kinda like looking at the beauty of a fine rose or smelling its wonderful fragrance but then only complaining about its thorns.
*Slipknot tethers together what may very well be THE rendering of the H>S>F suite. Amazing. Certainly begins the show with a bang.
*NFA > Comes a Time is one of the most gorgeous pieces of music from the tour. The former is shamelessly groovy (better than Cornell, dare I say)...the transition is on a dime, and listen to the final notes drift off - only a band in total, absolute control over its own material.
So Buffalo, yeah....great as usual for May.
Subject: Speaking as a musician....
Sounds like they succeeded in that regard!
Subject: 36 years ago today..
Thanks to again Charlie Miller - your shows are the best time and time again on archive.
Subject: Thank you!!
Subject: A classic upgraded