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Grateful Dead April 2, 1973
Boston Garden Boston, MA | Listen on archive
13Brown Eyed Women
31Here Comes Sunshine
first boston garden show; this one melts into space>bobby mcgee
29Eyes Of The World
Lightning fast and hot, last few minutes are especially jaw-dropping!
Passionate and heartfelt with beautiful ensemble vocals. Bobby's spider rap follows.
16Playin' In The Band
An extensive, long strange trip. Hot in places, then trippy and spaced out. Fast. Phil and Jerry in total unity.
15Me and Bobby McGee
Out of a 20 min mindbent HCS this is a sweet, heartfelt chillout. Great '73 sound.
Delicate an gentle - coming after a twisting rocketship of an Eyes, saying, "everything will be okay folks if we can just all come down together...."
12Greatest Story Ever Told
I always thought that Summer '74 was the best period for this tune but this version is sick.
Jerry and Keith trade some slinky solos in this gem
6Box of Rain
Box of Rain usually pales in comparison to the studio version but this is great rendition from a excellent show
hot heady stuff
3U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Pass the cheese!!!!
4Weather Report Suite
Only the prelude. It serves as the transition between a +20 min HCS>Bobby McGee and eyes>china doll
One of the stongest and cleanest JS I have heard. Bobby is spot on here.
4You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man
Donna is hot hot hot
3Ramble On Rose
Lovely, like everything in this epic show.
Very well played start to finish, Bobby is high in the mix for once, really good playing all round
Well played like every song of the show. Hot and heady
Not normally a huge fan of this live, but it gets really hot in the last few minutes. So good
3Don't Ease Me In
Crisp and right
1And We Bid You Goodnight
2nd one in a few years. Seemed appropriate to close the run with this.
1Beat it on Down The Line
Tight, inspired, and full of ideas. A stand-out version from a stand-out show.