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TWO JEWS CHEW ON
THE GRAMMYS
Pass me a knish. (5/24a)
SONY STARS SET
HITS LIST ABLAZE
They're fire. (5/24a)
THE IVORS 2019: ALL THE WINNERS
Theresa May wasn't even on the shortlist. (5/24a)
CROSSCURRENTS: HITSVILLE USA
A Berry important chapter of the story (5/24a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: PLAYOFF FEVER
We're in a generational moment. (5/24a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
Is reggaeton death metal far behind?
Critics' Choice
ROCKS AND ROSES: RHINO’S NEW DEAD TRIPLE SET
5/12/16

 Rhino has been serving up an unbelievable trove of live Grateful Dead recordings for some time now, packaging with the loving care of superfans who are also cultural custodians. The immortal trip-troupe’s summer 1978 show at Colorado’s Red Rocks amphitheater has been legendary since it first emerged as a board capture circulated by tape-traders. Those old “Betty Board” tapes, even after several generations of duplication, still sounded impressive; on this pristine, three-CD issue, Red Rocks 7/8/78, it sounds like you’re there.

The sprawling set finds Jerry, Bob and company taking risks with the material but executing with real finesse. In addition to fine versions of “Bertha,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Dire Wolf,” “Deal,” “Ship of Fools,” “Terrapin Station,” “Eyes of the World” and other stellar originals, there are surprises like Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London,” played with cheeky aplomb. It’s a glimpse at a performance peak during a bumpy phase of the Dead’s career. Glad somebody was taping it.