Grateful Dead Live at the Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, 1974


Give it a minute to load and please enjoy an hour or so on a spring day in 1974. Stream, above… or just download it HERE!

This is the second half of one of the shows the Dead performed at one of their favorite venues: the renowned Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ. Usually, the band would play for five straight nights.

I made four that year but happened to record the last over WNEW-FM, New York City on a Sherwood s-800 iv(which is pictured to the right of the tape deck in the office) with a Crown 800 Reel to Reel.

*see below.


Unfortunately, the master 10-inch reel was lost (those were lost years!)

1950’s era tape. Still sounds good no shredding!
The “studio”


But I managed to dub the show on 7-inch reels on a Tandberg 3500 Cross Field Machine on very old Scotch 190 tape. I love the interplay between band members and of course, the extremely baked audience. AHYAYAYAYA!



Might as Well

Samson and Delila

Dancing in the Streets

Cosmic Charlie

‘Round and ‘Round

Going Down the Road (Feeling Bad)

One More Saturday Night

*Apologies for using different size reels but I lent the only 7-inch takeup to a buddy!

This may have not been the most exciting shot. Here is a link to some others at the Capitol Theater on Google.