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Fall 73



Dark Star
Feb. 23, 1968
Kings Beach Bowl

Dick's Picks 22 anyone?? 68 tone is honestly incredible, and this is a perfect example
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Feb. 14, 1970
Fillmore East

How is this not here?? Dicks picks 4... a classic primal china>rider no doubt.
Promised Land
May 26, 1972
Strand Lyceum

Grate version... listen carefully at the beginning you can hear Jerry yell "put your acid in!"


Dark Star
Oct. 19, 1973
Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena

I think this Dark star is the best of 73, better than the 11/11 version. This is a top 5 all time show right here.
Brokedown Palace
Sept. 27, 1972
Stanley Theatre

Hands down the best version. Not even a competition. No version remotely touches this, Dead Set is good but nowhere near the perfection displayed here. The vocals are passionate as I've ever heard, the playing perfect from all members. Just brilliant.
Row Jimmy
Oct. 19, 1973
Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena

Hands down best Row Jimmy. Jerry's tone is perfection on this show. I agree with above comment, this song (along with everything else) is way better with the single kit.
Dark Star
Sept. 10, 1974
Alexandra Palace

This is the most underrated dark star on this entire list. This is a top 5 all time ds. Take another listen people. It doesn't get anymore psychedelic than this. This is hands down the best DS of 74, and a top 3 all time version of the classic DS>dew combo. Dick picked it for a reason.
Playin' In The Band
Sept. 11, 1974
Alexandra Palace

This is some of the most psychedelic shit they ever played, period. If someone said to me this was the best playin jam ever, I couldn't argue with them.