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Grateful Dead March 28, 1972
Academy of Music New York, NY | Listen on archive
4Not Fade Away
This NFA motors and the GDTRFB is a solid outing, save for some significant caterwauling from Donna Jean
6Black Throated Wind
Nice early version. Jerry hits a sweet spot at the end licks
Wow, this one is a heater
8China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Dick's Picks 30 is a good one... Bo Diddley on Disc 1... This Brokedown on a standout Disc 2
8Looks Like Rain
Beautiful with the pedal steel.
3Big Railroad Blues
Tasty Big Railroad. Great DPn 30 here.
Drivin' version here. This show deserves some more props.
11Two Souls in Communion
Another beautiful version from 1972. This song always seems like Pig's swan song. One of the best versions.
5Hurts Me Too
Over 8 minute version of this real gem.
8The Other One
Dick's Picks 30. Band is about to leave for Europe and gives a preview of the tour's signature jam style. Astonishing.
5One More Saturday Night
Everybody's Dancing At The Old Academy (DP30)
An Energetic Version (DP30)
A more uptempo version where the band really gels nicely. You can hear Pigpen's organ shining on it, which is often lost in the mix.
Absolutely sick Sugar Magnolia->The other one. Highlighted by Keith and Jerry. Really fun energized crowd.
"Thank's Texans" Phil sez to the NY crowd. This one is a rollicking good time. Jer is all over it behind a great Cowboy Bob showcase.
3Playin' In The Band
Shocked it isn't here yet. Did you stop at Donna's beastly howl? If you did, you missed Jerry rip spacetime. Listen up and dig this Playin', really.
Tuneup for Europe.
The best Mr. Charlie from the Academy of Music run of March 1972 (in my opinion) Follows a fantastic "You Win Again"
3Next Time You See Me
A solid version from the Academy run