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Mexicali Blues
Feb. 28, 1973
Salt Palace

So good you can practically see the border town.
4
Me and My Uncle
Nov. 17, 1971
Albuquerque Civic Auditorium

Two things: (1) the middle of a searing Other One > MAMU > Other One fest and (2) Garcia loses his mind (or mine) at the end of the solo.
3
Cryptical Envelopment
Nov. 17, 1971
Albuquerque Civic Auditorium

Drop dead gorgeous, lithe, and restaurant quality perfect.
1
Candyman
May 1, 1980
Greensboro Coliseum

Clear To Hell - Hear how a luscious Candyman absorbs a crowd in NC.
1
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Feb. 23, 1971
Capitol Theater

Lately I think of Port Chester. Fab 4 Alignment. Limber. Ambidextrous.

Comments

Tennessee Jed
Jan. 22, 1978
McArthur Court, U of Oregon

Great in-the-pocket pace and guitar dynamics in this Jed - a favorite from a wicked show.
Cold Rain and Snow
June 17, 1976
Capitol Theater

Silky Cold Rain - Garcia patiently waits for holes to open and then takes what the defense gives him. Such a classic Garcia, silvery '76 guitar break that sounds almost like you walked in in the middle of a conversation. And the sound of the Betty is wow.
Big River
March 24, 1973
The Spectrum

Garcia makes this one extra especial.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Dec. 18, 1973
Curtis Hixon Convention Hall

Where has this one been? Jeezo-fuck! Band's like a swiss watch and Weir is absolutely speaking in tongues at times. Love his playing in this one. The jam at 2:30 or so just absolutely slays. Weir & Garcia running crossing patterns - back & forth.
Dark Star
July 31, 1971
Yale Bowl, Yale University

Dark Star as living tissue. You can sense at about 5:30 that they have no idea what's coming down the pike, almost clueless - but that cluelessness leads to a conversation among people patiently working out a puzzle. Garcia kickin' it with the LP-JR. Much of it is 4-piece - a rock band line-up. Instead of limiting its color palette, the skeleton crew sounds freed up in very new ways. I love the Spring/Summer '71 Grateful Dead.