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Grateful Dead June 28, 1974
Boston Garden Boston, MA | Listen on archive
91Weather Report Suite
If unfamiliar, check this immediately. Jam goes the distance
52U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
comin out of the BEST JAM EVER into a nice pre-lyrics jam, puttin the lid on the bottle of this epic show
73Mind Left Body Jam
This version is the standard. All other versions are compared to this one.
34To Lay Me Down
Another cool version.
30Ship of Fools
A nice encore version.
Smooth as silk, as melodic as they come. Kicks off a classic 2nd set also...
I love how Jerry tricks out his background vocals on this one.
A fantasticly jazzed out version, Garica's long slithering solo is the longest to date...
22Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
3 excellent Garcia solos, instead of the usuall 2. A perfect way to close out this legendary 2nd set!
May-June '74 might be my top time for Sugaree. This just builds up to so much intensity. Great stuff.
Sea Stones: Space noise electronica with Phil & Ned. Not for everyone, but sends me into well into the interstellar place.
Very laid back but sooo tasty. Jerry's lines are so supple.
5It Must Have Been The Roses
No solo, but lots of beautiful little nuances hiding in the verses. Standout performance by every supporting member.
7Let It Grow
super heady- check this one out!
I know this is apart of the 27 minute MLTB Jam, but clearly half way into it...it becomes DS. An amzing 27 minutes, regradless!
3Beat it on Down The Line
Not just high-energy but a little manic and dangerous. Listen for some sneaky fills by Keith.
4Me and Bobby McGee
Played fast, sounding almost triumphant. Very cleanly played with some attention-grabbing Jerry.
2Around and Around
5Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
How has this not been submitted yet? Listening to the Hunter Matrix just released from 2020. Listen to this with headphones.
3Me and My Uncle
Dick’s Picks 12 version
Great version from the day after the release of Mars Hotel