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Grateful Dead May 21, 1974

Edmundson Pavilion Seattle, WA | Listen on archive

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Playin' In The Band
46 min playin
7
Eyes Of The World
Overshadowed by the monster second set Playin', this deserves more attention. Tight playing, tons 'o energy, and Phil is massive and funky. Check it!!
4
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
The boys were still inspired after that 46min Playin' and it shows. Possibly the best US Blues I know of. Don't overlook it or the rest of the show!
5
Sugar Magnolia
Are you kidding me?!? This just blazes white hot. Whole 2nd set is just a supernova.
7
Wharf Rat
A musical triumph capping an amazing 2nd Set. Soaring, almost Bird Songish intensity to the ensemble soloing. Perfect.
3
Mexicali Blues
One of many high-high-energy versions from '74.
2
Deal
'74 was a great year for the short barroom-type numbers.
4
Ship of Fools
Jerry's voice is crisp, his playing is sharp, and Keith does a great job with atmospheric organ fills
2
Big River
Freight train of energy
3
It Must Have Been The Roses
Personal favorite so far; Clean, strong vocals (SBD & matrix versions)
2
Money
I think this final version has a nice rocking groove should not have given up on this.
2
Let It Grow
Not the powerhouse of the early 1980's versions but more beautiful floating on a beautiful guitar tone from Jerry, solid full band performance! 1974!!
5
Brown Eyed Women
They catch the groove sweetly on this one.
5
China Doll
Phil all over this one - Jer and Keith crush the outro...
3
Around and Around
Money version, this is a hot show throughout rocking version
3
Johnny B. Goode
Another rocker given a litlle something extra in 1974, Keith and Jerry are really smoking on this version.
2
Scarlet Begonias
Great stand alone Scarlet before it found it's life partner in fire. Memorable show, surprising not to see it here.
2
The Race Is On
Tight rn through real standout performance by Keith and Donna as well as Bobby, Many countryish tunes this night than a 46 min Playin'
4
Weather Report Suite
Real nice suite, Jazzy and soft Bobby is on top of his game this evening.