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Grateful Dead July 22, 1972
Paramount Northwest Theatre Seattle, WA | Listen on archive
Garcia as engaging as can be in voice and playing. A beautiful version.
Post 1974 they turned the mid-tempo groove into a ballad and the song lost it's luster. This version hits hard.
4China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Jerry gives these vocals that extra little something. They are on this version well played and tightly jammed
This Dew is one Jerry highlight after another. Sung with that extra little something and the guitar playing is spine tingling excellence. A powerful
1Black Throated Wind
Excellent version from a hot Seattle summer show.
1You Win Again
Rare audience version of this sweet little ditty !
A solid and sweet rockin' version. The band is smooth and tight, recording a solid A-
1Big Railroad Blues
Hard chargin' driver here. They kicked this one in the pants.
2Playin' In The Band
A thing of (overlooked) beauty. Tight, muscular and coherent. It never drags. A perfect '72 Playin' here.
1Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Not too polished yet, but full of that new-song exhuberence. Great key work from Keith, and a funforall Reeeee-o Grand outro.
Slow star builds up huge head of steam and a slamin' jam. Ends funny, unsure whether >He's Gone or something else. Nice version, overlooked show.
2Uncle John's Band
Sweet Jerry intensive version from '72.
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