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Black Throated Wind
Nov. 26, 1972
San Antonio Civic Auditorium

In spite of muffled sound in need of a cleanup, this one has all the swagger and triumph of the best of '72. BTW fans take heed!
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China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Nov. 24, 1972
Dallas Memorial Auditorium

Surprised not to see this here. The trans has extra oomph to it and the band sails along in perfect sync. Great fun.
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Brown Eyed Women
Nov. 24, 1972
Dallas Memorial Auditorium

Pristine and fun. There's a cogent, almost album-tight quality to it.
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Loser
Nov. 22, 1972
Austin Municipal Auditorium

The mix is off at first, vocals lost, but hang in there and you'll hear one of Jerry's most heavy metal solos on Loser ever. Absolute shredder.
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Sugaree
Nov. 22, 1972
Austin Municipal Auditorium

Fantastic show opener, meaning business straight out of the gate. Solid, swinging pulse and great keywork from Keith.

Comments

Playin' In The Band
Nov. 26, 1972
San Antonio Civic Auditorium

Terribly underrated. This is a continuous flood of muscular musicality. At 'only' 19 minutes it's a bit shorter than some of the other titanic PiTBs of the era, but it's a hardened gem of condensed dark-matter within which there are whole worlds to explore.
Bird Song
Nov. 26, 1972
San Antonio Civic Auditorium

Listen through the muffled soundboard for a perfect statement of what Bird Song could be. Jerry's first solo is note-for-note perfect, followed by a swimming, swirling ensemble exploration both understated and clear-headed. Keith's cloudsounds are a thing of beauty.
Sugar Magnolia
Nov. 24, 1972
Dallas Memorial Auditorium

This is the Sugar Mag you've been looking for. This is the bliss. It's sooooo easy to overlook a Sugar Mag, but do you remember heads what it felt like to dance in a massive circle of love to a killer SM/SSDD with 15 or 20 thousand of your best friends all in sync and all in love? Give it a whirl, and remember how good it felt and feels....
Truckin'
Nov. 24, 1972
Dallas Memorial Auditorium

Always check the Truckin' to get an instant report on how on the boys were on any given day. The excited screech (Bobby? Phil?) setting the fuse under Jer's solo at around 5:00 tells you all you need to know: This was a powerhouse for a band perfectly synced up and totally switched on. I think this show's only drawback is the bass-heavy channel mix with little keyboards. Other than that, this whole show is a gem and the Truckin' just rocks.
Box of Rain
Nov. 24, 1972
Dallas Memorial Auditorium

I'd say this is the tightest one they'd ever played (except the record) to date. It's a bit faster, and the whole ensemble is perfectly tight around one of Phil's stronger vocal executions.