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Grateful Dead Nov. 17, 1971
Albuquerque Civic Auditorium Albuquerque, NM | Listen on archive
24The Other One
Other One > Me and My Uncle > Other One
Faster than any other I know, and rip-roaringly good. Sound quality is B though (FM to mic to cassette).
13You Win Again
Such a sweet rare treat.
11Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
This one smokes - they work up a major head of steam here. Big Phil in the mix.
9Ramble On Rose
Pretty unique as an encore
12Not Fade Away
Really the honey year for this tune. Killer version.
Tasty Truckin opener
Hot jam in the middle ... good compact early version (now Dave's 26).
9Big Railroad Blues
A fresh, hoppin' four minutes of GD
7Beat it on Down The Line
Great version from Dave’s 26
Everything is so crisp and up beat in this first set. Great clean 8 minute sugared. I am aware its not 77, tho.
Relatively short, given later incarnations, but this one has wonderful energy behind it, deliberate playing, and a delicate finish
Drop dead gorgeous, lithe, and restaurant quality perfect.
7Me and My Uncle
Two things: (1) the middle of a searing Other One > MAMU > Other One fest and (2) Garcia loses his mind (or mine) at the end of the solo.
IMO you can always tell the headiness of a show by how much love and care and attention goes into songs like Deal &This is one is right on point
Dazzling, ripping version. DP 26. Godchaux channeling his inner Little Richard
There’s something about the pluck of this early version. Fresh and surprising even if you’ve heard a billion Jack Straws.
7Me and Bobby McGee
Phil and Billy really drive this one. Astonishing energy.
Breakneck speed and blazing energy!
5Playin' In The Band
An early short version, coming in at about 7 minutes, but the jam is intense and wonderful.
I like this song
4One More Saturday Night
One more One More Saturday Night