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Grateful Dead Sept. 24, 1972
Palace Theatre Waterbury, CT | Listen on archive
24China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
As Dick himself said of how this China Cat is born, "[it] is worth any effort to hear."
Air this one out and enjoy the ever-changing soundscapes. "Outstanding"-- Dick Latvala
25Playin' In The Band
Both more nuanced and multi-textured than your typical PITB jam. Great stuff!!!
These fall Birdsongs from 72 are just so pure!
Just a sweet sounding 72 sugaree here!
10Black Throated Wind
Killer year for this tune and does not disappoint.
18Tomorrow Is Forever
30 Trips version. Solid outing from Donna and Jerry.
They tear this one up. Just clean and crisp.
12Friend of the Devil
I really dig this version. Bouncy and understated. Bobby and Keith with excellent supportive rhythmic contributions. Jerry with country twang vocals
10Big Railroad Blues
Rare opener and just hot as hell.
This Jed is perfect.
Particularly good contributions from Bill and Keith on this one, and Bobby and Jerry duelling solos at one point! Really swinging version
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?!'
7Brown 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.
Driven version. Purposeful, biting, and strong, with a high-tension wire energy. They meant business.
Masterclass from the Philzone here. He tears this one up.
6Greatest Story Ever Told
Bouncy, Phil-ful opener to great second set thta features one of best Dark Stars ever
Highly exemplary of the era
4One More Saturday Night
Phil-bop-and-crush to end an epic (DS-CC) show
Second song of this great show, continuing the hot start after a rare Big Railroad opener...
Another excellent '72 version. Seems like this show is one of the most under-the-radar great '72 shows...
1Beat it on Down The Line
I've yet to find a bad one from '72...
Nice, brief one towards the end of a great DS
3Me and My Uncle
Typically great '72 version, falling between a great "Tomorrow Is Forever" and an epic DS