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China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Oct. 26, 1972
Music Hall

Tight, nice CC. Seems like 1st moment of the set the band is firing on all cylinders. Trans. stretches to great IKYR.
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Bird Song
Oct. 26, 1972
Music Hall

Compelling version with Jerry exploring new ideas. It doesn't quite soar like other Fall '72s, but still stretches out and worth a close listen.
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Truckin'
Oct. 24, 1972
Performing Arts Center

Pity the SQ is so flat, as this one cooks up nice and hot, with some extra melodicism in the outro jam before D>TOO. This show needs a SBD infusion.
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Playin' In The Band
Oct. 24, 1972
Performing Arts Center

hard to believe this big beast hasn't been tagged yet: Experimental, interesting, and at 23min, a nice long ride.
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Box of Rain
Oct. 24, 1972
Performing Arts Center

Only the 2nd one they played after it went into circulation, and it conveys all the emotion and poetry of this wonderful song. Sing something Phil!

Comments

Playin' In The Band
Oct. 26, 1972
Music Hall

This is tremendous. This is a stop everything and listen to it now kinda thing. Somehow I'd never heard this one before tonight, but I'm pretty sure I'll be listening to it many many times now... in a row. There's a lot to it, including a brilliant brilliant Phil/Billy duo that would be hard to find parallels to anywhere else. With all respect to Grendel, I would humbly suggest that Billy sounds more like Tony Williams than Buddy Rich here - more channeling Tony's interactive poetry and muscularity than Buddy's fine-tuned engine at 6800rpm. Jerry's re-entry after the duo must have melted down more than one sensitive brain, and is some of his finest acid-washed genes on tape. Time to listen to it again.
The Other One
Oct. 24, 1972
Performing Arts Center

The only reason this isn't much much higher is the fact that it was recorded from the bottom of a full swimming pool. The Philo Stomp (two rounds) and Tiger Jam blowout are just brilliant, and the He's Gone is just so sweet. Great suite, but a tough AUD.
Dark Star
Jan. 23, 1970
Honolulu Civic Auditorium

Mellow or not, this one doesn't have a note or flam out of place. Everything is recording-studio perfect. What a beautiful night this must of been, full of the mahalo spirit of these magical islands.
Black Peter
Jan. 23, 1970
Honolulu Civic Auditorium

Here in Hawaii for work (!!!) and I just had a few minutes to tune in to some good old Grateful Dead, then remembered this show. Wow, just wow, this is a perfect version. The band is pristine and perfect, the vocals are aching and beautiful. I know I listed it here, and now I'm commenting on it, but jeez if any of you don't know about the Hawaii shows, I recommend you check out this beautiful version: They definitely flowed perfectly with the mahalo spirit. Historically important too, as these were the last shows with Tom Constanten, ending the Aoxamoxoa era and ushering in the Country Dead.
Tomorrow Is Forever
Oct. 23, 1972
Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

Comes as part of a nice down-to-earth half-set after the audience got slingshot past Mars with an epic Star. Donna sounds so good here - this was always her time to shine with Jerry.