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Sugaree
Dec. 8, 1973
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke U

As a queen sits down, knowing that a chair will be there,/ Or a general raises his hand and is given the field-glasses
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Big River
Dec. 4, 1973
Cincinnati Gardens

Dictionary entry: 1973 Big River - effortless & downstream. Exhibit A.
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Jack Straw
June 10, 1973
RFK Stadium

Relaxed and joyous space-age electric guitar semi-ballad.
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Bertha
Feb. 21, 1971
Capitol Theater

Warp speed, precise, slightly unhinged, and driving into the greenish-blue evening.
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Jack Straw
Oct. 30, 1971
Taft Auditorium

Godchaux leads a version that seethes with the excitement of a new song.

Comments

Feel Like A Stranger
May 1, 1981
Hampton Coliseum

Hello envelope filter of my dreams! A sparkling, dreamy, light-on-its-feet Stranger from a favorite 80s show. A favorite 80's venue. And, yes, a really detailed, open audience tape. The more to follow Garcia down the rabbit hole a little bit.
Deal
April 4, 1971
Manhattan Center

Yez. That's the one I'm cruising on. A sneaky great show (butting up against some more heralded siblings).
Deal
May 1, 1981
Hampton Coliseum

Thanks darkstar67! Out of the blocks this one cooks! Garcia in dandy form.
Deal
April 4, 1971
Manhattan Center

This is a neat, sweet Deal. Just a little swagger but also still feeling it out. The rhythm section controls the dynamic, really pushes and pulls.
Dark Star
Aug. 21, 1968
Fillmore West

When Garcia changes pickups at about 1:48, the game is completely on. Already Dark Star is unlike any song in its graduating class - you can hear the excitement of a newly mastered song, but you can also hear some of what's the come over the next couple of years. + Love these '68 Dark Stars for the Pigpen textures; in a way, his organ is most space age bachelor pad of the entire enterprise. Such a lovely touch.