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Grateful Dead Sept. 21, 1973
The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA | Listen on archive
5Weather Report Suite
Prime fall '73, featuring Martin Fierro and others on horns, it really goes
They really mean it on this one
3One More Saturday Night
Fierce and sweet...rockin' out
7Here Comes Sunshine
Takes off quickly, Jerry is tight
8Playin' In The Band
Subtle, simmering, with slow, steady intensity. To my ears this show has mix issues and needs re-work - but definitely worth it.
Stunning w/ great Phil solo into TOO. A 2nd set from heaven: LIG>He's Gone>Truckin>TOO>Wharf Rat. Don't be put off by 1st set flubs, listen to this!
11The Other One
A must-hear. Goes through four or five melodic/rhythmic innovations, odd time sigs and a MLBesque jam outro. Avoid Lai's version with a nasty cut.
4Let It Grow
Horn Section of Fierro and Ellis with nice touches on this. Might be an acquired taste but if you like it check out the Legion of Mary stuff.
3Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
final one in philly comes out of a hot playin'
Jerry and Keith generate so much soul here. Blue. Sad. Beautiful. The crowd response to the emotion just adds to the sweetness. ✌
1Big Railroad Blues
Really solid one to start the night
1Brown Eyed Women
Mellow with great melodies.
Nice bluesy version with passionate vocals by Jerry.