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Grateful Dead Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre Jersey City, NJ | Listen on archive
6Me and My Uncle
Perfect, self-contained, blues-infused, stellar vocals, 14+ minutes of bliss. Extra fun: Check out the "Birdsong" riff about 10 secs. into the intro
14It's All Over Now Baby Blue
This is a soulful, passionate version with fantastic Jerry vocals, PHIL, and some tight soloes & jams.
7Playin' In The Band
Sweet version with long Jer and Bobby double solo. Hits all the '73 highs: tight, long jam, with lots of Jerry's fast-mellow and space bugs.
4Tomorrow Is Forever
5The Other One
Powerful and dissonant with some crazy squeals coming from Jerry's guitar. This is a crazy highly improvisational the other one, Fantastic, Real HOT!
Jerry is on fire..so is everyone else
3Cold Rain and Snow
Always loved this one early in the first set, 'cause it meant the boys meant business. This one has a loose, comfortable sound, but with high energy.
Crisp, articulate, deliberate. This is as strong a statement about what this song could be in '72 as I know. Airplay levels of concision.
5Around and Around
Usually a toss-off for me, and maybe it's Chuck Berry's passing that makes me think of it, but this version kicks serious ass. Deliberate and strong.
2Johnny B. Goode
R.I.P. Chuck Berry
3You Win Again
Perfect execution on this sweetheart of a tune.
3Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Jerry channels George Harrison like nobody's business. The solo at 2:45 gently weeps, guys. Check it out.
Nice version that melts into a beautiful jam
Typical Cumby; on fire
1Black Throated Wind
1Greatest Story Ever Told
Just two days before one of the consensus favorites, this version is BLAZING.