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Grateful Dead Sept. 24, 1972

Palace Theatre Waterbury, CT | Listen on archive

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22
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
As Dick himself said of how this China Cat is born, "[it] is worth any effort to hear."
31
Dark Star
Air this one out and enjoy the ever-changing soundscapes. "Outstanding"-- Dick Latvala
20
Playin' In The Band
Both more nuanced and multi-textured than your typical PITB jam. Great stuff!!!
19
Bird Song
These fall Birdsongs from 72 are just so pure!
9
Sugaree
Just a sweet sounding 72 sugaree here!
10
Black Throated Wind
Killer year for this tune and does not disappoint.
16
Tomorrow Is Forever
30 Trips version. Solid outing from Donna and Jerry.
6
Sugar Magnolia
They tear this one up. Just clean and crisp.
11
Friend of the Devil
I really dig this version. Bouncy and understated. Bobby and Keith with excellent supportive rhythmic contributions. Jerry with country twang vocals
8
Big Railroad Blues
Rare opener and just hot as hell.
7
Tennessee Jed
This Jed is perfect.
9
Big River
Particularly good contributions from Bill and Keith on this one, and Bobby and Jerry duelling solos at one point! Really swinging version
7
Promised Land
Good 30 Trips version, particularly good due to the banter at the end of the song 'What would you do if we started shouting requests at you?!'
6
Brown Eyed Women
Nifty '72 BEW sets-up a lovely, exploratory PITB...hold on to your hats for set 2, with a criminally underrated top 10 of all-time Dark Star.
7
Loser
Driven version. Purposeful, biting, and strong, with a high-tension wire energy. They meant business.
4
Bertha
Masterclass from the Philzone here. He tears this one up.
5
Greatest Story Ever Told
Bouncy, Phil-ful opener to great second set thta features one of best Dark Stars ever
3
Jack Straw
Highly exemplary of the era
3
One More Saturday Night
Phil-bop-and-crush to end an epic (DS-CC) show
1
Mexicali Blues
Second song of this great show, continuing the hot start after a rare Big Railroad opener...
2
El Paso
Another excellent '72 version. Seems like this show is one of the most under-the-radar great '72 shows...
1
Beat it on Down The Line
I've yet to find a bad one from '72...
1
Drums
Nice, brief one towards the end of a great DS
2
Me and My Uncle
Typically great '72 version, falling between a great "Tomorrow Is Forever" and an epic DS