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Grateful Dead Oct. 31, 1971
Ohio Theatre Columbus, OH | Listen on archive
Amazing Tighten Up sequence before Sugar Magnolia
This one builds up quite a head of steam...
6One More Saturday Night
Paced, it lulls you into thinking it's not gonna explode. When it does, sounds like it can't wait 4 the future. Concise, Jer teases rite > St Stephen.
40Not Fade Away
Legendary must hear version!
32Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Beautiful and inspired
5Playin' In The Band
Hard blistering acid rock with the '71 country vox. 6 minutes, but with the seeds within it that would become Playin' as we know it in '72.
Jerry is just doing his own thing..
3And We Bid You Goodnight
No words, just the melody at the 6 minute mark of one of the best GDTRFB ever
Anthemic version with great chorus vocals. Could be the closing music for a great western movie.
Strange, almost experimentally slower version with some problems, but different guitar lines. Almost a novelty.
Like the Jack Straw earlier, they take a slower deliberate pace to create a new vibe. Here you can hear them jam with over the sound of a train. Cool.
5Brown Eyed Women
All comes together tightly here with awesome KG accents to some stellar playing.
An energetic, well mixed 71Bertha that's been missed somehow. Keth had been in the band for only a month but already fitting in very well.
Perfect tempo and playing on this 71 version from a really good halloween show.
1Big Railroad Blues
Just about as good as this song ever got. Just the right tempo and mix. Keith was adding some delightful honkytonk piano, and he was just a month in!