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Grateful Dead Oct. 19, 1972
Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO | Listen on archive
6Comes A Time
Killer version a year after it's first performance.
Wonderful breakdown in this one...Keith steps up very nicely!
16The Other One
Two huge swells in this one. The first is a very funk jam led by Keith and Billy. The next involves a manic peak by Jerry. Worth checking out
Booming peak jam, then a flawless segue back into TOO
8Greatest Story Ever Told
Seriously high octane. A very subtle St Stephen lick by Jerry in the closing jam
4Black Throated Wind
Bobby giving it 100% Killer
4Friend of the Devil
Wonderfully upbeat with one hell of a swing to it.
3Me and My Uncle
Phil just assaults this with a bomb fest.
HOT Truckin'->Drums->The Other One 1972 Magic in full effect.
3Don't Ease Me In
Sweet rocker here.
Band recovers from a flubbed BTW and charges forward with this powerful rocker. Jerry and Keith's interplay as it rises is spectacular.
Recording is good, with Keith and Phil high in the mix. Everyone is switched way on, and the jamming shows perfect unity.
5China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Sweet version with an innovative transition. The whole band was on, but Keith and Phil are high in the mix and brilliant..
For a song that was effectively out of rotation at this point, they pulled it off with sing-round-the-campfire sweetness. Jerry growls it out.
3Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
One of the rare versions that stands apart with or without its NFA bread.
3Not Fade Away
Fade Away. Not.
Bob Assured.... Rocks.... Keith's piano way up in the mix
Lovely Lilting Version of Tennessee Jed.... Surprised that it wasn't here already!
Great Gritty version.... again amazed that this version of Jack Straw was never up here before!!!
A superb version of Mexicali Blues... Keith very prominent.... Surprised it hasn't had a mention till now.... Listening to this on 24/192KHZ
Lovely tender Rendition... listening to 24bit/192 KHZ version obviously helps!!!
Hot first set closer
1Beat it on Down The Line
Really great solo from Jerry — fast, banjo-style picking
1Around and Around
Keith is awesome on this one...
Phil joins him about two-thirds of the way through...can't wait to get to TOO