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Grateful Dead Dec. 2, 1971

Boston Music Hall Boston, MA | Listen on archive

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10
Casey Jones
Boston Music Hall - Band forgot how to end it and started back up again; crowd goes crazy when mirror ball lit up
4
Big Railroad Blues
Number one of the big 3
10
One More Saturday Night
Number 3 of the big 3. Best 3 song set ender ever!!!
12
Mister Charlie
Short but funky and awesome
10
Smokestack Lightnin'
Crystal clear pigpen!!!
1
Playin' In The Band
Pushes against the melody: Late '71 and the song's potential is about to burst free in the months ahead. You can feel it, and it's good.
6
Brokedown Palace
Sweet as honey. Holds together in perfect harmony and never drags.
1
El Paso
On fire
3
Turn On Your Love Light
Pulsing and free. Bill sounds like he has triple the arms. Pig sweats some blues, Garcia liquifies. Lock yourself in, strap up, and don't look back.
1
Jack Straw
Up tempo and forceful jamming. A strong version.
1
Uncle John's Band
Shredding solo over the 7/4 section and lots of dark power here, though there are some mix issues and maybe some tape speed wobble. Clean versions?
5
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
More '71 style jams here - nice workout.
1
Johnny B. Goode
Rockin' encore in Boston.