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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

China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Sept. 24, 1972
Palace Theatre

This is an all-round gorgeous version of both songs with creative, melodic, dance-yer-face-off jamming throughout. Could be much much higher on the chart here. Plus, as stated above, the transition from DS to China Cat is thoroughly brilliant.
Dark Star
Sept. 24, 1972
Palace Theatre

Beautiful ever-changing soundscapes indeed. And then Phil nukes the world around 13:30 before going gliding into 10minute jazzospheric jam and then finally getting into the astral goo-globes and space grasshoppers with some serious string grinding and a brilliant contribution from Kieth. Wow. Just wow.
Friend of the Devil
Sept. 24, 1972
Palace Theatre

Plus excellent banter before it.
Playin' In The Band
Sept. 24, 1972
Palace Theatre

Uptempo, but with some wicked jams that get a bit dark in places. Still, it's a blazing hot Playin' that should get more love than it has here. The Jerry Moore AUD on the archive covers the unpatched gap on the more popular soundboard version.
Bird Song
Sept. 24, 1972
Palace Theatre

This one has a muscular, intense energy to it. Comparing this show to the one the night before is no contest. They were on all night here.