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Grateful Dead Feb. 22, 1974
Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
10Eyes Of The World
Nice Tight 74 Eyes with awesome phil bass solo
just plain good
incredible 3 night run!! sound is amazing, a very soulful moving version.
A standout version from a great show.
5Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Nice groovy outro. Great show, good vibes.
1Attics of My Life
a cool version during the sound check.
11It Must Have Been The Roses
The first live version played with a more country feel.
9They Love Each Other
May be the best of the early versions. Has that '73 bounce, but with something a little extra.
35Playin' In The Band
Can't believe this isn't listed! Really massive verison with not one, but two slipknot teases. Jerry is on fire!!
Listen to this, then listen again for Jerry's solo: Come back and tell me Big River is a "throw away" song, cause he damn-well tears it up here.
6Black Throated Wind
A powerful triumph, just exploding with intense jamming and emotion. Real dynamite here.
Solid and sweet, with some beautiful slide solos and nice vocals, Donna included.
8Nobody's Fault But Mine
This one has more of an Other One-ish feel than most...they seem like they're pushing for it but end up going in a completely different direction
12China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Twangy on top and chubby below. Phil's mighty sonics in the second break of CCS could be dangerous--don't listen to this while ice fishing!
First known soundcheck, interesting to hear the boys try to get the 7/8 time right.
4Me and My Uncle
4Brown Eyed Women
Fun to listen to, love these '74 BEW's!
Down 'n' dirty 74.
4Ship of Fools
Premiere of this stately Jerry ballad.
5U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
I'm uncle sam, how do you do? Off and running tonight at Winterland, the premiere of US Blues.
A very good '74 el paso. Phil is consistenly strong this night. Great tempoo! Bobby's lyrics are strong on this one as well. Good recording.Listen! :)
2Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Splendid set closer with delightfully boisterous contributions from Keith and a permeating feeling of real joy.
This really gets cookin’! Keith, Billy, and Jerry seem to be playing little rhythmic games, switching up the accents in interesting ways.
A Keith stunner! Laying it down on this swingin’ version to nearly close the show. Yowza!
4Uncle John's Band
Most solid version ever > loses steam > gets back on track for a walloping finish!
Really exploratory one!