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Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre

Jerry channels George Harrison like nobody's business. The solo at 2:45 gently weeps, guys. Check it out.
1
You Win Again
Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre

Perfect execution on this sweetheart of a tune.
3
Around and Around
Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre

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.
3
Bird Song
Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre

Crisp, articulate, deliberate. This is as strong a statement about what this song could be in '72 as I know. Airplay levels of concision.
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Cold Rain and Snow
Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre

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.

Comments

Bird Song
Nov. 22, 1972
Austin Municipal Auditorium

Cucamonga007: Just saw that you recommended this to me, and man oh man, thanks brother. It blazes and soars, no matter what DonnieMT has to say and kvetch about it. The musical confidence they bring to Bird Song at this stage in its development is unworldly. Consider that they're going to drop it from rotation a year later. What did they finish with it? This is a "clean" version, like the one on 26.09.72 that you've really got to check out if you want to discover an unknown gem that shouldn't be, rather than a Dark Starish sprawler. In any case, thanks again, man.
Bird Song
Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre

Fer G*d's sake, Heads: Listen to this now!
Deal
Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre

Jerry's solo is like a high-voltage cable cut loose and flailing wildly, arcing and dancing on the edge of crazy.
Me and My Uncle
Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre

Glad to see this here. A hard-biting uptempo number with inspired adrenaline.
He's Gone
Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre

An uptempo, creative and melodic version. The outro solo ideas over the vamp are fresh and fun. Audience was in for a treat on this night....