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Grateful Dead Oct. 2, 1972

Springfield Civic Center Springfield, MA | Listen on archive

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3
Truckin'
surprised this Truckin' -> Nobody's Fault but Mine Jam -> Drums -> Jam (w. Feelin Groovy) hasn't been mentioned. one of my favorites
14
Bird Song
Jerry's ideas are entirely inspired and the band follows along to the ether.
4
Take A Step Back
Bobby is pretty good on this one. It's right after 'Promised Land'.
5
Morning Dew
The satisfying conclusion of a good sequence. A sibling of 11/13/72.
5
Feelin' Groovy Jam
Super interesting jam out of a surprising Truckin' > NFBM jam > Drums > Feeling Groovy jam. The first few min of keys/drum/bass after drums is $$$$
2
Brown Eyed Women
Acres of deep 1972 swing, anchored by Phil and Billy, well sung by Jerry, and beautifully accented by Keith and Bobby.
4
Tomorrow Is Forever
Donna as Dolly Parton, Jerry as Porter Wagoner: What more do you want? This should be heard by Donna haters everywhere.
1
Tennessee Jed
Bites down hard, with a potent electric twang, plus Keith is full of surprises here.
2
Big Railroad Blues
One of the best I know. Hard chargin' and up tempo hot stuff.
1
Playin' In The Band
I have trouble understanding why this isn't already here, other than the embarrassment of riches that is Fall '72.
2
Jack Straw
Really nice, mellow version.
1
Don't Ease Me In
Wow - this really swings!
1
Sugar Magnolia
Lots of peaks and grooves!!!
1
Johnny B. Goode
One of the best hidden gems you will ever hear.
1
Beat it on Down The Line
Jerry, Bob and Keith give it more than usual.
1
Black Throated Wind
A perfectly rendered, tightly orchestrated soaring arc from one of the most inexplicably underated shows of Fall '72. Listen in: Bobby's in pure form.
2
Cumberland Blues
Tight frolic, without the verge-of-chaos coal car vibe from the era. Bobby's contrib. is spot on, and Jer drops a "Went to Toledo" quote.
6
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
How in the world did this fall through the cracks?
2
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Uptempo, funky and different.
2
He's Gone
Extra-special sauce on this one: The outro goes into a long unique jam before the gospel bit. The band is completely unified.
2
Greatest Story Ever Told
Peak era for GSET. Jerry spontaneously combusts into a string-shredding inferno.