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Grateful Dead March 25, 1972
Academy of Music New York, NY | Listen on archive
Very late Smokestack w/ Pig, nice to hear in '72 setting
5Sitting on Top of the World
Just a party that night--billed as Jerry and Friends
17How Sweet It Is
The only currently known GD version.
Definitive version with Bo Diddley. The whole set with him is pretty cool. DP 30.
2Turn On Your Love Light
Pig takes the wheel on a wild ride through the funk dimension. "I know you got it hid away someplace, 'cuz I've been there before."
4Playin' In The Band
Key moment in transforming PITB into a cosmic monster. 9.5 minutes of gooey goodness here. C.Miller's version is the best. Dig in boys.
3Next Time You See Me
Nice extended jam on this one, with Pig driving the band to new heights.
Sweet version with Bo Diddley
2Last Train to Jacksonville
Only Version & Originally Titled Are You Lonely For Me
Rippin’ good over the top exuberant delivery.
Thumping Phil, driving Billy, SUBLIME Bobby work, Jerry drops a quick solo - sometimes it not always about Jerry’s jam - even tho it is ;)
1Black Throated Wind
Another tasty version from a killer stand at the Academy. Bobby hot with the vocal drama.