I still don't see why this album gets so much crap. I have every single Dead album, and about half of the DP releases. Hell, it's nowhere near their best performance/recording. If we were to debate on that, we would be here all night!
But for just coming out of the crapshoot that was 1975, I think this album is alright. Mississippi Halfstep is stellar, and Big River is just as amazing.
I read somewhere, maybe on RUKIND, that they never released it on CD. I never thought of that, but if Gans could get a hold of it and HD it, I think it would make a good CD.