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Grateful Dead Dec. 11, 1972
Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
Fantastic Dark Star->Stella Blue.
Smoking Dark Star melts into a fantastic Stella Blue.
5Me and Bobby McGee
Unique version. Great vocals with Jerry singing backup. Classic '72 sound.
5Friend of the Devil
Short and sweet. Not lickety-split quick pickin' à la 1970-71 and certainly not a slow-as-cold-molasses 80's style either, but nice and right. A gem.
5Playin' In The Band
Expansive and spacious with brilliant flashes. Has a few bad AUD patches in need of a fix but well worth the ride.
6Tomorrow Is Forever
A sweet and rare country torch ballad showing off just what they were thinking bringing the Godchaux on board the bus.
Incredibly delicate version. Garcia very much in the forefront
A great version from a great show.
14Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Surprised this hasn't made the list. Jerry rocks it out at the end of this early version!
8Box of Rain
One of the better Box of Rain,well sung nicely played. Cos the vocals are so important to this song I would wish others to hear it and vote it up.
2Me and My Uncle
Jerry Jam Uncle following killer Half Step.
3Big Railroad Blues
Not long running time; but Jer pulls the hillbilly switch early
Solid powerful version where they start gelling perfectly for the set.
Shredding goodness, coming late in the set after a killer Star>Stella. Great show all around.
1China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
They all shine
1Around and Around
This one crackles with energy. Bobby really lets it rip.
A hot show opener with Jerry really leaning into the vocals