find the best versions of grateful dead songs
Grateful Dead June 26, 1973
Seattle Center Coliseum Seattle, WA | Listen on archive
Facemelt in seattle
7Me and Bobby McGee
Out of THe Other One...beatiful and inspired
11Here 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
11Greatest Story Ever Told
Out of show-opening Casey jones...sweet
7Brown 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
28Playin' 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
10The 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.
6China 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
5They Love Each Other
Fantastic set 2 appearance, one of only a little over a handful.
6Box of Rain
Beautiful early Box Keith is tremendous
This is terriffic whole show is a keeper, great stuff, Phil on full out assault.
7You 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.
1The Race Is On
Clearly the honey year for this tune