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Grateful Dead Aug. 21, 1972

Berkeley Community Theater Berkeley, CA | Listen on archive

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33
Playin' In The Band
Check out the great Jerry and Keith interplay!
8
Friend of the Devil
Jerrys voice sounds so sweet!!!!
16
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
best China Cat solo ever, hello!
14
Black Throated Wind
Full of energy and awesome
14
Me and My Uncle
One of the best
11
Greatest Story Ever Told
Close to if not the Best ever
11
He's Gone
Great summer '72 version. Right up there with Veneta.
4
Jack Straw
Summer '72, a good time for consistently good renditions of jack straw
7
Sugaree
It's not the gnarly 15+ minute versions it would be in later years, but there's something special about these early versions. Sweet/joyful sugareeee
4
Promised Land
Yeeeeaaaaah, summer in Berkeley in 1972, fitting
4
Space
very heady whole show is sweet very deep music in august 1972
6
El Paso
Out of cold Dark Star space. Prankster jukes regardless this one serves itself well.
5
Casey Jones
Phil up the neck and Keith throwing ragtime with Jer and Bob belting out the chorus...this train gets barrelin'.
9
Stella Blue
Wow! Stand alone Stella, Bobby is really on for this one, defintely worth checking out!
8
Deal
Dark Star->El Paso->Space->Deal
4
Sugar Magnolia
Turns into a real shitkicker at full gallop.
3
Beat it on Down The Line
Has one of Jer's longest continuous strings of up-tempo 16th note solo lines (in the changes) I can recall. Wicked fast and right as rain.
6
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Jam out of final chorus plays like waves crashing on the beach....
4
Uncle John's Band
Brilliant outro and high-energy version, a bit more up-tempo than others from the time. All-round sweet show, overshadowed by other giants of Aug. '72
4
Brown Eyed Women
Smooth with wicked edges in all the right places!
4
Ramble On Rose
Emphatic.
1
Mexicali Blues
As good as any '72 version. These Berekley shows are something special.