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Grateful Dead Oct. 31, 1971

Ohio Theatre Columbus, OH | Listen on archive

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126
Dark Star
Amazing Tighten Up sequence before Sugar Magnolia
16
St. Stephen
This one builds up quite a head of steam...
6
One 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.
34
Not Fade Away
Legendary must hear version!
27
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Beautiful and inspired
5
Playin' 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.
4
El Paso
Jerry is just doing his own thing..
3
And We Bid You Goodnight
No words, just the melody at the 6 minute mark of one of the best GDTRFB ever
5
Loser
Anthemic version with great chorus vocals. Could be the closing music for a great western movie.
4
Jack Straw
Strange, almost experimentally slower version with some problems, but different guitar lines. Almost a novelty.
3
Casey Jones
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.
5
Brown Eyed Women
All comes together tightly here with awesome KG accents to some stellar playing.
1
Bertha
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.
1
Deal
Perfect tempo and playing on this 71 version from a really good halloween show.
1
Big 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!