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Grateful Dead Dec. 31, 1972

Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive

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14
Truckin'
Epic version from an epic show!
3
Sugaree
A groovin' hot version.
23
The Other One
Monstrous version emerging out of Truckin'. Includes Stephen Stills on guitar.
5
Sing Me Back Home
Cant beat this New Years Eve vocals are perfect and spot on!!!!
8
Mexicali Blues
Quick and Energetic
7
Sugar Magnolia
David Crosby's rhythm guitar gives this a unique sound. It reminds me of the old "Juicy Fruit" commercials.
14
Playin' In The Band
Searing and expansive. Hot as can be
2
Big River
Man, could they tear this song up or what!!
2
Around and Around
NYE opener, hot early version
4
Box of Rain
Sweet NYE early version of Box of Rain. Wonderful unheralded NYE show, nice clean recording up on archive, nice show.
2
Johnny B. Goode
Ripping and rocking set two NYE ender, early new years morning. Must have been a great time.
2
Promised Land
They really tore into this tune in 1972 this NYE version is no exception, Great Phil bombs throughout, hot guitar solo. Short but ripping everyone on!
2
One More Saturday Night
Screaming and ripping this NYE show to a brillant powerful close at the local skating rink. A powerhouse performance for a powerhouse show!
2
Deal
A super-fun frolicing romp. They just seem to have loved playing this tune.
7
Brown Eyed Women
Dec. '72 turns out to be a nice little peak for BEW. Perfect shuffle, air-play tightness, great soloing, just enough country. Bobby nicely audible.
2
Jack Straw
Like every other song in the first set, this is just pristine, air-play level perfection. Beautiful fills by Keith here, too.
2
Uncle John's Band
Uptempo, powerful, strong vocals. This is top shelf UJB. With David Crosby for that extra oomph, and with a tigh outro, it's strangely not here yet.
3
Candyman
Trippy underwater solo like the 2/24/73 version. Only a couple months away and the resurrection of this tune starting up.
4
Don't Ease Me In
Ah the joy, in them tearing it up and us getting to listen!
2
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
the only maxwell XL-II I ever wore out