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Grateful Dead Oct. 30, 1972

Ford Auditorium Detroit, MI | Listen on archive

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3
Bird Song
From a Bear audience tape. Really good for '72.
2
Tomorrow Is Forever
another that should've been played alot more
5
Playin' 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.
1
Uncle John's Band
Nice UJB encore with a nice extended jam to send the folks off with a smile on their faces. Really heady
1
Ramble On Rose
A really top shelf run through of ROR. Jerry on fire vocals excellent and just rips the solos.
2
Black Throated Wind
Motown gets a real hot BT Wind Bobby with gusto
1
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Brilliant, crisp ideas and tight ensemble playing on a warm Bear AUD. Just exactly perfect.
1
Box 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.
1
Truckin'
Hot steam. Starting around 5:30 Jerry blisters the world with fire.
1
Candyman
The total package, with everything this song was meant to have: Sadness, menace, self-consciousness, braggadocio, regret. A beautiful performance.
1
Mississippi 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.
1
Not Fade Away
Bob going insane, repeatedly screaming NOT FADE AWAY!!!!!!!!!!
1
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Amazing that this song from this year hasn't been posted yet.
1
Sugar Magnolia
The band tries to kill the pre-SSDD jam, but Jerry is having no part of it and he plays on.
1
Greatest Story Ever Told
Another hot one from 1972.
1
Around and Around
Jerry kills and Bobby screaming it makes it.
1
Promised Land
Maybe better than Veneta. Focused, driven, intense. Crackling with energy.
1
Mexicali Blues
Fast, tight, crisp and groovy.
1
Don't Ease Me In
Crackling with energy and goodness.
1
Jack Straw
Beautif vocals. Well played. If you're distracted, this will still make you bob your head.
1
Big River
Overlooked show. This is still 1972 and the band still kicks butt. It's not just all about Europe.
1
El Paso
Duh. It's 1972. Bob nails it.
1
Sugaree
Damn - this is one of those sweet under the radar versions.
1
Deal
Easily one of the best from 1972.
1
Me and My Uncle
Yeah, it sounds like they are in an empty barn, but it's still good.
1
Bertha
Swifty rocker to open the show.