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Grateful Dead March 22, 1973
Utica Memorial Auditorium Utica, NY | Listen on archive
12China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Underrated show and a powerhouse version
Jerry digs deep on this one and the boys deliver a tuned-in together performance
Sure, this song is a throw-away, but it's also a chance for Jerry (and Bill...shit, everyone) to go off
3They Love Each Other
'73 versions much preferred, and this early one comes through big-time
14The Other One
Comes out guns blazing, gets real jazzy and freaky spacy
14Here Comes Sunshine
Another great version on back-to-back nites!!
Lifts you off the ground like an ocean wave: A beautiful, buoyant, Phil-driven jam.
Short and tight, follows a monster Bird Song and develops this great show's great energy.
1The Race Is On
Just great. Fun, fast and tight: like a good horse race, after all.
8Playin' In The Band
Sounds like Phil has ten extra fingers. Time furthur out... way out.
Ballsy and rockin with great energy, flows from HCS and then seamless into a great TOO. It's what's great about Truckin.
11Eyes Of The World
Spring '73 is the fountain of youth for Eyes fans. This brilliant version has the first (?) Slipknot tease around 11:00. Great show all around.
Gold Here. SUBLIME - this is where all the soft touches come together. Bob is especially deft with the underlying patterns. Phil is perfect.
2You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man
Really nice piano jam by Keith.
1Looks Like Rain
Absolutely beautiful. Prime 73.
2Box of Rain
Wonderful. Jerry's guitar is so lyrical.
If you like this song then you'll love this version.
1U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Very enjoyable early version.
1Me and My Uncle
Great high energy 2nd set version.
1One More Saturday Night
Phil bombs on a Saturday night