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Grateful Dead May 23, 1972
Strand Lyceum London, UK | Listen on archive
13Comes A Time
Nice 'n soothing in the post-mania spot following DS>Dew
10Uncle John's Band
Fantastic Dark Star->Morning Dew.
Great Dark Star->Morning Dew!
13Sitting on Top of the World
Wonderful and full sound!
between not fade away.
I really think this a cool version. Jazzed out in the middle. Tight w/o too much wasted rap.
8Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Smokin' version aside from the cool sequence of GDTRFB>NFA>Bo Diddley>NFA. Def worth a listen.
9Not Fade Away
Deserves to be listed. The whole GDTRFB>NFA>Bo Diddley>NFA is super tasty!
A nice brisk Shuffle. One of the finest.
Jaunty goodness, with tasty Garcia jams throughout.
6Two Souls in Communion
Love me some of that Europe '72 goodness. The band could do no wrong on this tour.
The Europe '72 goodiebag isn't empty yet.
3Next Time You See Me
Tender, very tight version. Pigpen killin' on the harp and Jerry's tone is epic
Hot as a pistol, but cool inside. That's how I'd describe this version.
4Ramble On Rose
Try to walk the linee
part of absolutely legendary Dark Star drum duet in the middle. This is heady primal stuff. Some of the finest moments from Europe
7Playin' In The Band
Everything from 5/23-5/26 is heady to me...check the mellow vibe that settles in around the 8:00 mark. Followed by some nice Jerry messin' around.
5Me and My Uncle
Tight version. Surprised it's not on here, like the rest of this sweet show (my new sleeper favorite, along with 5/13, 4/11)...dig that organ.
8Black Throated Wind
Is there a single one from '72 that doesn't end in triumph? This song just got better and better throughout Europe. Surprised this wasn't here yet.
8China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
A more rocking version than others from the time, and oddly overlooked. Jumps off Cat right away into the long transition. Energetic stuff here.
7Big Railroad Blues
Utterly gobsmacked that this ain't here yet: It's a furious barnburner. Full of get up and go.
Gets pretty hard rock in places. This whole show, actually, has a high voltage rock vibe unlike all others on the tour. Underrated show all round.
Not Flashy, Just Exactly Perfect Though
Note & vocal perfect...favorite '72
Europe 72 version..... totally shreds
An almost forgotten Jed! This is well played and well recorded. Pig even plays organ on this one. Suprising ommision from such a stellar show!