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Grateful Dead May 23, 1972

Strand Lyceum London, UK | Listen on archive

Users have designated the following versions as heady!
9
Comes A Time
Nice 'n soothing in the post-mania spot following DS>Dew
17
Dark Star
Fantastic Dark Star->Morning Dew.
16
Morning Dew
Great Dark Star->Morning Dew!
11
Sitting on Top of the World
Wonderful and full sound!
8
Bo Diddley
between not fade away.
4
Good Lovin'
I really think this a cool version. Jazzed out in the middle. Tight w/o too much wasted rap.
5
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Smokin' version aside from the cool sequence of GDTRFB>NFA>Bo Diddley>NFA. Def worth a listen.
5
Not Fade Away
Deserves to be listed. The whole GDTRFB>NFA>Bo Diddley>NFA is super tasty!
3
Chinatown Shuffle
A nice brisk Shuffle. One of the finest.
5
Mexicali Blues
Jaunty goodness, with tasty Garcia jams throughout.
2
Promised Land
Love me some of that Europe '72 goodness. The band could do no wrong on this tour.
2
Jack Straw
The Europe '72 goodiebag isn't empty yet.
2
Next Time You See Me
Tender, very tight version. Pigpen killin' on the harp and Jerry's tone is epic
4
He's Gone
Hot as a pistol, but cool inside. That's how I'd describe this version.
3
Ramble On Rose
Try to walk the linee
3
Drums
part of absolutely legendary Dark Star drum duet in the middle. This is heady primal stuff. Some of the finest moments from Europe
5
Playin' 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.
4
Me 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.
5
Black 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.
6
China 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.
6
Big Railroad Blues
Utterly gobsmacked that this ain't here yet: It's a furious barnburner. Full of get up and go.
4
Sugar Magnolia
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.
2
Casey Jones
Not Flashy, Just Exactly Perfect Though
3
Sugaree
Note & vocal perfect...favorite '72
4
Mister Charlie
Europe 72 version..... totally shreds
1
Tennessee Jed
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!