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Grateful Dead May 20, 1973
U.C. Santa Barbara, CA | Listen on archive
13Greatest Story Ever Told
Jerry glides over this rocker. Awesome up-tempo and spacey...
13Here Comes Sunshine
8China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Really tight and uptempo. Jerry sings through a cold, but energetic and inspired guitar work. Perfect transition into Rider.
5They Love Each Other
Most rockin' version I know. The boys sound big and tight throughout this wonderful show.
13Playin' In The Band
Massive Phil and Jerry co-soloing in a supersonic mindmeld for 19 minutes. Very special with a raw, almost brutish energy.
5The Other One
Starts like a rocket, lands on Mars bigtime, then light-speed re-entry to a killer Eyes in under 10 minutes after a balls-out Truckin. Great set.
Ecstatic, exhuberent, exciting. Great end to a great set.
8Eyes Of The World
Exactly what I look for in an Eyes. As good as they come.
5Big Railroad Blues
Seriously massive energy. Love the sloppy solo Jer tosses in during a verse just for shits!
5Nobody's Fault But Mine
Off the rails, intense blues jamming.
This one gets wayyy out there for Truckin after a "Nobody's Fault But Mine" jam before > Drums...PITB-esque
Jerry is perfect and he doesnt stop.
Fresh, early version at an outstanding concert
Wow - this show is ON!
4Box of Rain
2Brown Eyed Women
A giggly, slangy Garcia masterpiece (in sweet show sauce). Goes down EZ.
A slinky ‘73 where the whole band is really on and the solo is great.
1Me and My Uncle
High energy throughout.
There ain't no place I'd rather be. Solid 73.
1The Race Is On
1Beat it on Down The Line
Honestly one of the best of the whole year. Great solo by Jerry.
Sloppy at places but beautiful.