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Loser
Dec. 11, 1972
Winterland Arena

Solid powerful version where they start gelling perfectly for the set.
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Sugar Magnolia
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

Uptempo, intense, driving statement of holy-fuckiyana rock'n'roll. Not one I usually +1, but this is worth it. The SSDD is dynamite.
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Truckin'
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

Hard-charging diesel burner here. Bobby's nice and high in the mix, so a nice treat. The jam into TOO is brilliant.
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China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

Why no love for this great show? It isn't one of the top 10 for the year - but it's '72 and they're flowing just exactly perfect.
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Bertha
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

A hot rocker with Phil high in the mix. This is a "get up and dance" version with everyone clearly having a blast.

Comments

Dark Star
Nov. 26, 1972
San Antonio Civic Auditorium

So much music packed in here. From the very start you know it's going to be adventurous. There are a few seconds at the beginning where Jerry plays with his tone that you'd usually associate with the whale song segment of a big big Star. Then a big, colorful and coherent jam with a unique (?) melodic 16th note section that flutters and buzzes around the 8 minute mark. The vocals are pristine, and then Phil hits the hyperspace warp overdrive and even the meltdown is precise and purposeful. A great great Dark Star.
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.