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Grateful Dead Sept. 24, 1972

Palace Theatre Waterbury, CT | Listen on archive

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15
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
As Dick himself said of how this China Cat is born, "[it] is worth any effort to hear."
22
Dark Star
Air this one out and enjoy the ever-changing soundscapes. "Outstanding"-- Dick Latvala
9
Playin' In The Band
Both more nuanced and multi-textured than your typical PITB jam. Great stuff!!!
8
Bird Song
These fall Birdsongs from 72 are just so pure!
4
Sugaree
Just a sweet sounding 72 sugaree here!
5
Black Throated Wind
Killer year for this tune and does not disappoint.
8
Tomorrow Is Forever
30 Trips version. Solid outing from Donna and Jerry.
4
Sugar Magnolia
They tear this one up. Just clean and crisp.
7
Friend of the Devil
I really dig this version. Bouncy and understated. Bobby and Keith with excellent supportive rhythmic contributions. Jerry with country twang vocals
5
Big Railroad Blues
Rare opener and just hot as hell.
3
Tennessee Jed
This Jed is perfect.
6
Big River
Particularly good contributions from Bill and Keith on this one, and Bobby and Jerry duelling solos at one point! Really swinging version
5
Promised Land
Good 30 Trips version, particularly good due to the banter at the end of the song 'What would you do if we started shouting requests at you?!'
1
Brown Eyed Women
Nifty '72 BEW sets-up a lovely, exploratory PITB...hold on to your hats for set 2, with a criminally underrated top 10 of all-time Dark Star.
2
Loser
Driven version. Purposeful, biting, and strong, with a high-tension wire energy. They meant business.
2
Bertha
Masterclass from the Philzone here. He tears this one up.
1
Greatest Story Ever Told
Bouncy, Phil-ful opener to great second set thta features one of best Dark Stars ever