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Grateful Dead June 26, 1973
Seattle Center Coliseum Seattle, WA | Listen on archive
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12Me and Bobby McGee
Out of THe Other One...beatiful and inspired
15Here Comes Sunshine
In a song that is typically a highlight reel, this version is no different. Beautiful jam
Laid-back show opener...cool points for the transition into unusual
15Greatest Story Ever Told
Out of show-opening Casey jones...sweet
10Brown Eyed Women
Beautiful, with some very nice work by Weir...slow and tasty
Right around the time of my favorite version (6.30.73) and it is sublime, like everything the Dead touched in mid-73
32Playin' In The Band
Slow, experimental, and awesome
Swingin' and groovin'...Phil takes charge on forgotten first verse..Bob drops an f-bomb but seems to censor himself on "ain't it a shame" line. Funny
15The Other One
A being of pure energy split in two by Me and Bobby McGee.
Purrs along like a smooth stretch of highway. The whole first set has understated beauty. A gem.
12China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Super mellow and smooth, understated grace - like the rest of the first set here - and one cool '73 beauty of a transition to Rider. Overlooked!
Beautiful Tender version from a tremendous show, exquisite
11They Love Each Other
Fantastic set 2 appearance, one of only a little over a handful.
9Box of Rain
Beautiful early Box Keith is tremendous
This is terriffic whole show is a keeper, great stuff, Phil on full out assault.
11You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man
Donna sounds fantastic here, and Jerry just glistens on the guitar backing her up. Great C&W Dead.
powerhouse performance from a top flight show.
5The Race Is On
Clearly the honey year for this tune
3Beat it on Down The Line
I'd say this one's pretty nice.
High energy through out. Keith and Jerry are really feeling it.
Another hot one from '73.
Can be easy to overlook '73 Sugar Mags since they played it so much , but this one's solid.
1Johnny B. Goode
Fun finish to this underrated gem of a show!