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Grateful Dead June 24, 1973

Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR | Listen on archive

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6
They Love Each Other
Clear melodic jamming, fun and uptempo.
6
Big Railroad Blues
Fun, fast and loose in the joints.
3
The Race Is On
Lovely mid-tempo ensemble singing with Bobby, Donna, and Jerry audible (Keith too?). Great driving bass and piano.
3
El Paso
The boys ripped out some shit-kickin' high energy shredding on this one.
4
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Listen past some sound quality problems for a sweet, thoughtful version - especially the outro.
3
Bertha
Short and sweet with lots of character. This show has mix / sound issues, but is quite worth the listen.
4
Big River
Very hot energy and great soloing, plus it goes into an epic Dark Star. Forgotten concert: But the boys hotted this one up big time.
26
Dark Star
Subtle(!) melodic inventiveness, slow boil for 27 minutes, nice channel separation between Bob and Jerry, Phil solo. A forgotten Dark Star.
10
Eyes Of The World
Builds and builds from subtle spaceyness to a burning jam. Whole show seems overlooked but well worth it.
2
Box of Rain
Tight playing, excellent vocals, polished performance. Summer of '73 in Portland—who could ask for more?
6
China Doll
Ominous thanks to Phil ... clean as well. Another winner.
3
You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man
Folks - I think we have a winner here!!!
1
Promised Land
Great Promised opener at this hot show.
1
Loser
Crisp
1
Sugaree
Classic groovin' 73 version
1
Row Jimmy
73 Jimmy's are special in their own way. Gorgeous version.
1
Beat it on Down The Line
Jer nukes the jam and then Keith nails it
4
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Killer transitional jam without FG. Gives it more heat. Not to be missed.
2
Stella Blue
Delicate version with heavy Phil in the beginning. Pretty outro.
3
Greatest Story Ever Told
Phil is shaking my house as I listen to this