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Grateful Dead Dec. 7, 1971
Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden New York, NY | Listen on archive
Stellar version. Beautiful Jerry solo
7You Win Again
dank williams would be proud
c'mon people! No Bobby version can can come close to Pig.
13Run Run Rudolph
Give it a spin before Santa comes...Pig does Chuck Berry and Kris Kringle proud!
7Next Time You See Me
Nice intro by Phil
7One More Saturday Night
Exactly how this song should be - rip snorting fast and balls out - unreal take here.
10Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Good time Boogaloo...tight with Billy the Kidd workn' that kit.
13Not Fade Away
Billy delivers a clinic all the way thru this NFA>GDTRFB>NFA
10Cold Rain and Snow
Driving beats with piano fills and organ whispers - gooey '71 medicine
8Beat it on Down The Line
C'mon Weir! How many beats? 19. 19?!!!! We're having fun now.
They catch a groove so pass over that alligator wine. Chuba-chuba.
Jer get's downright snappy on this one.
Oh my, the band interplay is absolutely top notch and so mature. Ultimate boogie-gusto, Jerry givin' his all and singin' with soul. Great shit.
Perfect execution, akin to the Europe '72 version in terms of precision, Kreutzzman is all over the kit. Fiery Garcia licks reaching incredible peaks
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Nice crisp early deal.
10Big Boss Man
Stellar version with some New Speedway riffs at the 3:50 mark.
This version is short, but spot on.
Nothing wrong with this at all, good vocals, solid playing - really nice early version
4Ramble On Rose
Not my favorite tune, but the 71 grove got me interested.
Lyrically precise, energetic playing, and everyone sounds like they're enjoying themselves. What more could you ask for on this one?
3Brown Eyed Women
Tight and sprightly arrangement but slightly more pained and sad vocal than usual, as if he's really thinking about the words he's singing. Lovely.
Some funny banter “no more whistling from the cheap seats”