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Grateful Dead Jan. 2, 1972
Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
4Ramble On Rose
Good energy on this version per usual in 'frisco.
"I can sniff you out, like a trackin' hound...", huge jam with breath-taking moments and China Cat in between, absolutely gorgeous....
3Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Smokin' hot version
1Not Fade Away
Very fine NFA > GDTRFB > NFA Sandy
Solid version, with nice work from Keith and some tasty tambourine provided by Pigpen.
One of the earliest Shuffles, and it's a good one. Pig sings some lyrics differently, and I dig the organ/piano combo.
3China Cat Sunflower
A curious Cat peekin' through some Good Lovin'. Not an epic CCS per se, but the transitions in 'n out are as smooth as a Michael Jordan layup. Unique.
The rockin' opener to a really GREAT 1972 show-wish this show could get a formal Dead release.
Solid and soulful. Jerry's voice is on point.
Clanging twanging banger with just enough grit in the gears, could have gone a bit higher, but tight and right in its way. Underrated show here folks.
Fully loaded, hard charger. Tight, uptempo, and jumping.
3Playin' In The Band
One of the last ones with a clear "The Main Ten" jam in it (around 2:50), namely the primordial ooze that becomes the Playin' we know in a few months.
1One More Saturday Night
GD rockin at their best
Maybe it's the mix but Keith's keys really sound extra delicious here