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Grateful Dead Nov. 7, 1971
Harding Theatre San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
This one is not to be missed...fine time for the band
Early version...full of energy and wonderful Jerry licks
10Me and My Uncle
Right in the middle of the DS>Drums>TOO>MAMU>TOO...the transition is perfect, and the driving bass really brings it home
6Not Fade Away
Thunderous and energetic, just the way to end the show
7Comes A Time
About 2 weeks after it was first played, There is a verse halfway through that was only sung this one time...maybe a hint into the meaning of the song
9Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
4Big Railroad Blues
Tip of the hat to Bill Kreutzmann
Get back Truckin' on!
4Brown Eyed Women
A fun upbeat early version.
A very strong early version.
4Playin' In The Band
An extremely energetic early version, less spacey than later versions but the tightness and energy make up for that.
4One More Saturday Night
my go to version on a perfect night in san francisco
2Beat it on Down The Line
They're having a great time here, you can tell. Even the monitor problems are the source of fun.
Jerry's Strat sound is so perfect here. This whole show (and the 6th) highlight the sound of this era perfectly.
A short but fascinating star, starts way out, filled with melodicism and beauty, almost yearns for the TOO>MAMU to emerge out of it. Give it a chance.
8Johnny B. Goode
This is a killer version among the best if not the best of all time