Grateful Dead Download
Oct 10, 1976 (Set 2)Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Oakland, CA)
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Total Length:
1:17:19
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

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We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Samson And Delilah07:10
  2. 2Brown Eyed Women05:20
  3. 3Playing In The Band11:12
  4. 4Drums02:20
  5. 5The Wheel04:59
  6. 6The Other One09:13
  7. 7Jam05:30
  8. 8Stella Blue12:31
  9. 9Jam02:28
  10. 10Playing In The Band03:08
  11. 11Sugar Magnolia09:03
  12. 12Johnny B. Goode04:25
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Item Number:
  • 50701-7413-AD
Date:
  • Oct 10, 1976 (Set 2)
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Samson And Delilah07:10
  2. 2Brown Eyed Women05:20
  3. 3Playing In The Band11:12
  4. 4Drums02:20
  5. 5The Wheel04:59
  6. 6The Other One09:13
  7. 7Jam05:30
  8. 8Stella Blue12:31
  9. 9Jam02:28
  10. 10Playing In The Band03:08
  11. 11Sugar Magnolia09:03
  12. 12Johnny B. Goode04:25
Total Length:
1:17:19
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals; Bob Weir - guitar, vocals; Phil Lesh - bass, vocals; Keith Godchaux - keyboards; Donna Godchaux - vocals; Bill Kreutzmann - drums; Mickey Hart - drums

1976 was a transitional year for the Grateful Dead. They had reformed after retiring from the road in October of 1974, drummer Mickey Hart had returned to the fold after a five-year absence, and the group was beginning the second major phase of their touring career. The new material developed for their Blues for Allah album the previous year, in addition to new material recorded for Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir's side projects, infused the band with new energy and plenty of fresh material in which to explore and redefine itself.

This Day on the Green concert was presented by Bill Graham and features both the Dead and The Who and provides excellent examples of the Dead at this time, struggling to create a less complex sound that would inevitably disappoint many older Deadheads. However, this new accessibility would eventually open the doors to a much larger audience.

Sunday's Dead sets are a completely different affair that Saturday's, with only two songs repeated from the previous day. This day's show leaned heavily on their more rocking material and could be considered a study in surprising song transitions and juxtapositions.

With the morning set under their belts, they return for their afternoon set ready for exploration. After warming back up with the rockers "Samson and Delilah" followed by "Brown Eyed Women," they launch into another expanded sequence of songs, book-ended by their primary jam vehicle at that time, "Playing In The Band." This entire sequence, which lasts almost an hour, has the band consciously exploring a new type of space. The improvisations and the overall sound of the band relies less on dense explosive energy and instead goes in a direction of airy thoughtful improvisation with a sweet relaxed groove to it. In the middle of this expansive "Playing In The Band," both "The Wheel" and "Stella Blue" surface. This lengthy set closing sequence was never again repeated.

The band returns for an encore of "Johnny B. Goode," before relinquishing the stage to The Who.

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