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Grateful Dead Aug. 21, 1972

Berkeley Community Theater Berkeley, CA | Listen on archive

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16
Playin' In The Band
Check out the great Jerry and Keith interplay!
3
Friend of the Devil
Jerrys voice sounds so sweet!!!!
11
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
best China Cat solo ever, hello!
12
Black Throated Wind
Full of energy and awesome
10
Me and My Uncle
One of the best
8
Greatest Story Ever Told
Close to if not the Best ever
5
He's Gone
Great summer '72 version. Right up there with Veneta.
1
Jack Straw
Summer '72, a good time for consistently good renditions of jack straw
4
Sugaree
It's not the gnarly 15+ minute versions it would be in later years, but there's something special about these early versions. Sweet/joyful sugareeee
1
Promised Land
Yeeeeaaaaah, summer in Berkeley in 1972, fitting
1
Uncle John's Band
Brilliant outro and high-energy version, a bit more up-tempo than others from the time. All-round sweet show, overshadowed by other giants of Aug. '72
2
Space
very heady whole show is sweet very deep music in august 1972
2
El Paso
Out of cold Dark Star space. Prankster jukes regardless this one serves itself well.
2
Casey Jones
Phil up the neck and Keith throwing ragtime with Jer and Bob belting out the chorus...this train gets barrelin'.
2
Stella Blue
Wow! Stand alone Stella, Bobby is really on for this one, defintely worth checking out!
3
Deal
Dark Star->El Paso->Space->Deal
2
Sugar Magnolia
Turns into a real shitkicker at full gallop.
1
Beat it on Down The Line
Has one of Jer's longest continuous strings of up-tempo 16th note solo lines (in the changes) I can recall. Wicked fast and right as rain.
2
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Jam out of final chorus plays like waves crashing on the beach....
1
Brown Eyed Women
Smooth with wicked edges in all the right places!