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Sugaree
Sept. 9, 1972
Hollywood Palladium

Smooth as butter, this one. Note for note beauty.
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Bird Song
Sept. 3, 1972
Folsom Field, University of Colorado

Don't let the murky and C+ sound stop you from this gem. Would someone with C. Miller's phone number ask him about this show, please?
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Sugaree
Sept. 3, 1972
Folsom Field, University of Colorado

Continues one of the great stretches of peak Dead right after Veneta. Great jam, B- sound quality though.
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Black Throated Wind
Aug. 25, 1972
Berkeley Community Theatre

Flawless. It just leaves me breathless how good this show is.
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Friend of the Devil
Aug. 25, 1972
Berkeley Community Theatre

Sparkles. Has an electric country sound that just crackles with energy. Perfect execution.

Comments

Friend of the Devil
Sept. 9, 1972
Hollywood Palladium

Nice mid-tempo version, neither the shit-kickin' bluegrass tempo nor the narcotic ballad of later years. If you squint your ears a bit, it almost sounds like a Mexican paso double, which works just fine. Plus it has that "let's do it differently and see if it works" feel that showcases everyone going a bit bananas all at once. Cool find.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Sept. 9, 1972
Hollywood Palladium

Long, interesting transition jam. Sleuth gets it right again. In the ocean of China>Riders, this is one of the sweet spots.
Bird Song
Sept. 9, 1972
Hollywood Palladium

This one is stealthy: It starts pretty relaxed, but before you know it, you've set the time machine to "furthur" and you're floating above the clouds, or maybe you are the clouds. This is the goods.
Black Throated Wind
Sept. 9, 1972
Hollywood Palladium

A bit like the Bird Song before it, this one starts pretty mellow. They're laying back on the beat pretty much, and you might not expect it to go into as intense an emotional build-up as it does. When it comes, though, it's a volcano. Great version.
Playin' In The Band
Sept. 9, 1972
Hollywood Palladium

Some Playins cover a lot of ground, others go really deep into one or two main themes, but this one does both. It's a brilliant, coherent and deeply exploratory Playin' that never goes entirely insane. Should be on anyone's must-listen list, and I know I'll be coming back to it for a couple more close listens before moving on. Oh, and happy new year my stealthy heady family. Love, the Carrion Crow.