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Grateful Dead Jan. 2, 1972

Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive

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4
Ramble On Rose
Good energy on this version per usual in 'frisco.
14
Good Lovin'
"I can sniff you out, like a trackin' hound...", huge jam with breath-taking moments and China Cat in between, absolutely gorgeous....
3
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Smokin' hot version
1
Not Fade Away
Very fine NFA > GDTRFB > NFA Sandy
1
Jack Straw
Solid version, with nice work from Keith and some tasty tambourine provided by Pigpen.
1
Chinatown Shuffle
One of the earliest Shuffles, and it's a good one. Pig sings some lyrics differently, and I dig the organ/piano combo.
3
China 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.
2
Truckin'
The rockin' opener to a really GREAT 1972 show-wish this show could get a formal Dead release.
1
Loser
Solid and soulful. Jerry's voice is on point.
1
Tennessee Jed
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.
1
Mexicali Blues
Fully loaded, hard charger. Tight, uptempo, and jumping.
3
Playin' 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.
1
One More Saturday Night
GD rockin at their best
1
Sugar Magnolia
Maybe it's the mix but Keith's keys really sound extra delicious here