Red Rocks: 7/8/78

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Red Rocks: 7/8/78
A skull and some roses on the ground, in front of a red sandstone outcropping
Live album by
ReleasedMay 13, 2016
RecordedJuly 8, 1978
VenueRed Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colorado
GenreRock
Length170:08
LabelRhino
ProducerGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Dave's Picks Volume 18
(2016)
Red Rocks: 7/8/78
(2016)
July 1978: The Complete Recordings
(2016)

Red Rocks: 7/8/78 is a three-CD live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It was recorded on July 8, 1978, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. It was released on May 13, 2016. The same concert was also released as part of the box set July 1978: The Complete Recordings.[1][2][3][4][5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [6]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, writing on AllMusic, said, "If any Dead show could be called a full-on party — when they get to the concert-closing "Werewolves of London", it feels like a triumph — it's this, and while the good times are infectious, what lingers is how the band is exceptionally tight on this night. Whether they're boogying to blues and rock & roll or stretching to the edge of space, everybody feels in sync and the results are exhilarating."[6]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
First set:
  1. "Bertha" > (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 6:43
  2. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Artie Resnick) – 6:40
  3. "Dire Wolf" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:07
  4. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 4:24
  5. "It Must Have Been the Roses" (Hunter) – 7:16
  6. "New Minglewood Blues" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 6:09
  7. "Ramble On Rose" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:34
  8. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 4:37
  9. "Deal" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:26
Second set:
  1. "Samson and Delilah" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 7:44
  2. "Ship of Fools" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:29
Disc 2
  1. "Estimated Prophet" > (Bob Weir, John Barlow) – 13:08
  2. "The Other One" > (Weir, Bill Kreutzmann) – 8:51
  3. "Eyes of the World" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:34
  4. "Rhythm Devils" > (Mickey Hart, Kreutzmann) – 10:29
  5. "Space" > (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir) – 5:03
  6. "Wharf Rat" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:43
  7. "Franklin's Tower" (Garcia, Kreutzmann, Hunter) – 10:38
  8. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 9:31
Disc 3
Encore:
  1. "Terrapin Station" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:54
  2. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 5:13
  3. "Werewolves of London" (LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon) – 6:44

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead
Production
  • Produced by Grateful Dead
  • Produced for release by David Lemieux
  • Executive producer: Mark Pinkus
  • Associate producers: Doran Tyson, Ivette Ramos
  • Rhino legal: Patti Coleman
  • Recording: Betty Cantor-Jackson
  • Tape restoration: Rob Eaton
  • Mastering: Jeffrey Norman
  • Tape-to-digital transfer: John K. Chester, Jamie Howarth
  • Art direction, design: Steve Vance, Doran Tyson
  • Artwork: Paul Pope
  • Photos: Keith Stieduhar
  • Tape research: Michael Wesley Johnson
  • Archival research: Nicholas Meriwether
  • Liner notes: David Lemieux

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 177

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cornell, Jeff (March 15, 2016). "The Grateful Dead to Release July 1978: The Complete Recordings", Radio.com. Retrieved May 14, 2016. "The band will also release a stand alone three-disc set of their complete July 8, 1978 show at Red Rocks, which will be available on May 13 as well. The show is widely considered one of the greatest concerts in Grateful Dead history."
  2. ^ Shteamer, Hank (March 15, 2016). "Hear Grateful Dead's Sublime "Wharf Rat" From First-Ever Red Rocks Run", Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 14, 2016. "The complete July 8th, 1978, Red Rocks show will also be available as a separate three-CD set.... The three-CD release of the July 8th Red Rocks show will be available at all physical and digital retailers on May 13th."
  3. ^ Hermansky, Fred (March 17, 2016). "The Grateful Dead Releasing 12-Disc Box Set of Live Recordings from July 1978 in May", ABC News. Retrieved May 14, 2016. "The full complete July 8, 1978, concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre also will be released on May 13 separately as a three-CD set and digital download, and will be sold at retail outlets and online music sellers, as well as at Dead.net."
  4. ^ Bernstein, Scott (March 15, 2016). "Grateful Dead to Release July 1978: The Complete Recordings", JamBase. Retrieved May 14, 2016. "A 3-CD set containing the Grateful Dead’s July 8th, 1978 performance is also due out May 13."
  5. ^ "Grateful Dead Announces Massive July 1978: The Complete Recordings Box Set", Live for Live Music, March 15, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016. "There will also be a 3-CD set for just the 7/8/78 Red Rocks as well."
  6. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Red Rocks: 7/8/78 at AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "Grateful Dead Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2016.