Grateful Dead - Transmission Impossible (3CD)


Renowned for having regularly performed concerts that ran in excess of three hours, when the occasion demanded such -such as at all-star benefit gigs - Grateful Dead could still bring the house down when playing sets lasting between an hour and ninety minutes. This triple disc sets features three such occasions from the Dead's glorious catalogue of live broadcast recordings, which prove the above without exception. Kicking off on Disc One with an early show for the band, from November 1966, recorded at Bill Graham's Fillmore, with the gig benefiting the venue itself, which was losing money at the time. Disc Two features the group's set at the Cambodian Refugee Benefit in 1980, held at the Oakland Coliseum Arena, and again organized by Bill Graham, in support of those who'd had to flee their homes following the 1979 invasion of Cambodia by Vietnam. The set is concluded with Disc Three which, somewhat ironically, features the Grateful Dead's appearance at the Bill Graham Tribute Concert held in Golden Gate Park, organized in the wake of the great man's tragic death, following a helicopter crash on October 25th 1991.

Disc 1:

Introduction/Cold Rain And Snow
High Heeled Sneakers
Pain In My Heart
Beat It On Down The Line
Cream Puff War
The Same Thing
He Was A Friend Of Mine
Dancing In The Street
Smokestack Lightning
I'm A King Bee
In The Midnight Hour
Disc 2:

Franklin's Tower
New Minglewood Blues
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain
Don't Ease Me In
Playing In The Band
Drum Solo
Not Fade Away
Sugar Magnolia (Featuring Carlos Santana)
Disc 3:

Tuning, Comments & Introduction
Hell In A Bucket
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Wang Dang Doodle (with John Popper)
Proud Mary (with John Fogerty)
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Sunshine Daydream
Forever Young (with Neil Young)
Touch Of Grey