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Grateful Dead Oct. 30, 1972
Ford Auditorium Detroit, MI | Listen on archive
From a Bear audience tape. Really good for '72.
2Tomorrow Is Forever
another that should've been played alot more
5Playin' In The Band
Spacey and exploratory 20 minute beauty right here. Great plying by both Jerry and bobby on this one slightly spooky for Halloween.
1Uncle John's Band
Nice UJB encore with a nice extended jam to send the folks off with a smile on their faces. Really heady
1Ramble On Rose
A really top shelf run through of ROR. Jerry on fire vocals excellent and just rips the solos.
2Black Throated Wind
Motown gets a real hot BT Wind Bobby with gusto
1China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Brilliant, crisp ideas and tight ensemble playing on a warm Bear AUD. Just exactly perfect.
1Box of Rain
Levels all a bit off, AUD a bit murky, but damned if this isn't the most glorious ensemble yowp this song can be. Joyous and loving: It's all there.
Hot steam. Starting around 5:30 Jerry blisters the world with fire.
The total package, with everything this song was meant to have: Sadness, menace, self-consciousness, braggadocio, regret. A beautiful performance.
1Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
A solid, sweet rocker. Seems like MHUT had matured in '72 by this point to the stand-alone anchor that it remained until the end.
1Not Fade Away
Bob going insane, repeatedly screaming NOT FADE AWAY!!!!!!!!!!
1Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Amazing that this song from this year hasn't been posted yet.
The band tries to kill the pre-SSDD jam, but Jerry is having no part of it and he plays on.
1Greatest Story Ever Told
Another hot one from 1972.
1Around and Around
Jerry kills and Bobby screaming it makes it.
Maybe better than Veneta. Focused, driven, intense. Crackling with energy.
Fast, tight, crisp and groovy.
1Don't Ease Me In
Crackling with energy and goodness.
Beautif vocals. Well played. If you're distracted, this will still make you bob your head.
Overlooked show. This is still 1972 and the band still kicks butt. It's not just all about Europe.
Duh. It's 1972. Bob nails it.
Damn - this is one of those sweet under the radar versions.
Easily one of the best from 1972.
1Me and My Uncle
Yeah, it sounds like they are in an empty barn, but it's still good.
Swifty rocker to open the show.