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Grateful Dead June 24, 1973
Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR | Listen on archive
12They Love Each Other
Clear melodic jamming, fun and uptempo.
10Big Railroad Blues
Fun, fast and loose in the joints.
7The Race Is On
Lovely mid-tempo ensemble singing with Bobby, Donna, and Jerry audible (Keith too?). Great driving bass and piano.
The boys ripped out some shit-kickin' high energy shredding on this one.
7Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Listen past some sound quality problems for a sweet, thoughtful version - especially the outro.
Short and sweet with lots of character. This show has mix / sound issues, but is quite worth the listen.
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.
Subtle(!) melodic inventiveness, slow boil for 27 minutes, nice channel separation between Bob and Jerry, Phil solo. A forgotten Dark Star.
16Eyes Of The World
Builds and builds from subtle spaceyness to a burning jam. Whole show seems overlooked but well worth it.
8Box of Rain
Tight playing, excellent vocals, polished performance. Summer of '73 in Portland—who could ask for more?
Ominous thanks to Phil ... clean as well. Another winner.
7You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man
Folks - I think we have a winner here!!!
Great Promised opener at this hot show.
Classic groovin' 73 version
73 Jimmy's are special in their own way. Gorgeous version.
5Beat it on Down The Line
Jer nukes the jam and then Keith nails it
9China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Killer transitional jam without FG. Gives it more heat. Not to be missed.
Delicate version with heavy Phil in the beginning. Pretty outro.
9Greatest Story Ever Told
Phil is shaking my house as I listen to this
Unique, trippy energy on the intro. Mellow vibes throughout.
4Looks Like Rain
Sweet and soft and beautiful.
2Around and Around
What a crazy sound.
2One More Saturday Night
Gets good by the end.