Today In Grateful Dead History: August 26, 1971 – Gaelic Park, Bronx, NY

yankeestealie I know Gaelic Park is nowhere near Yankee Stadium, but since this 1971 show is the only time the Grateful Dead played in the Bronx, I’m posting this picture anyway.

Musically, there isn’t much to report from this particular date in history – there’s not a lot of jamming, that’s for sure.

We do have good versions of Hard to Handle and Good Lovin’ in the first set, even though Hard to Handle is somewhat marred by tape problems.   The highlight of the second set (and the whole show for that matter) is The Other One which is really on fire with monster licks from everyone and huge Phil Lesh runs all over the place.  Speaking of Phil, this is one of those shows that features him high in the mix throughout, so if you’re looking for the Phil Zone, look no further.

This soundboard is the best of the recordings, but it’s still not great:  https://archive.org/details/gd1971-08-26.sbd.fixed.miller-rolfe.32351.sbeok.flac16

P.S. – I didn’t have time to post yesterday’s 1993 show from the Shoreline Amphitheater but it’s a good one with pretty awesome 1993 versions of Scarlet Begonias>Fire on the Mountain and Estimated Prophet>Terrapin Station making it sound like a strange alternate 1977 performance.

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