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Grateful Dead May 13, 1973
Iowa State Fairgrounds Des Moines, IA | Listen on archive
Mournful, so soulful, sad and joyful at once. Truckin-TOO-Eyes-C.Doll follows
Perfect...out of the best He's Gone these ears have heard
6The Other One
Super-spacey, supersonic, and totally worth the weirdness to get to the Eyes segue...goose bump-inducing
7Eyes Of The World
Yowza...out of DEEP scary space in TOO, this provides a joyful lifting reminder of how great we have it here on Earth
5Here Comes Sunshine
Never a bad '73 version: Listen through the hiss (headphones, folks) for a diamond in the rough. Apparently a rainbow emerged during it, really.
11Playin' In The Band
28 minutes of groove. Playin' at its finest - but the hiss on the archive version is bad. C. Miller cleaned up part of this show - keep going sir!
2Brown Eyed Women
A beauty. Jer's vocals are spot on. Gears up for a mega-epic 2nd half of the set. Listen through the hiss on the archive and enjoy.
China Doll always helped bring us back down. Listen to this one coming after 62+ minutes of high-powered jamming and fully comprehend its beauty.
Garcia on fire
2China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Slice of '73, great Bob and Keith in transition; seems like cleaner copy is in vault...
Slower tempo gives room to move; Phil especially active
1They Love Each Other
1Box of Rain
Really nice and high energy.
Definitely moves along nicely.
1Around and Around
1Looks Like Rain
Excellent quiet spots
2Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
1Greatest Story Ever Told