The New Deal
Roosevelt Stadium - July 7, 1974 - 3BR 142 - SB 6

Track List:

  1. Smile
  2. Let it Grow
  3. Let it Rain
  4. Willie and the Hand Jive / Get Ready / Presence of the Lord
  5. Badge
  6. Tell the Truth
  7. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
  8. Little Queenie
  9. Crossroads

Comments: Another sonic masterpiece from 3BR, this one sourced directly from the master reels, and then subjected to the Professor's sonic wizardry. This is one of the '74 tour shows where everyone was having fun, an enjoyable performance that can be listened to over and over. As was the case at the time, the audience were fond of throwing things on stage, and EC quips "If you are gonna throw things, throw MONEY!". Perhaps the show is a bit more cohesive because EC hadn't had too much, er, "refreshment" before the show - during the band introduction, he says "It's time for a drink ... it's been too bloody long!" and then proceeds to compliment the audience "you're looking good ... I can't see any of you, but you're looking good!". Freddie King guests on "Have You Ever Loved a Woman", in a great duet performance, followed by the usual craziness of "Little Queenie" and a businesslike performance of "Crossroads". Recommended.