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Grateful Dead May 20, 1973

U.C. Santa Barbara, CA | Listen on archive

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13
Greatest Story Ever Told
Jerry glides over this rocker. Awesome up-tempo and spacey...
8
China 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.
5
They Love Each Other
Most rockin' version I know. The boys sound big and tight throughout this wonderful show.
13
Playin' In The Band
Massive Phil and Jerry co-soloing in a supersonic mindmeld for 19 minutes. Very special with a raw, almost brutish energy.
5
The 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.
2
Sugar Magnolia
Ecstatic, exhuberent, exciting. Great end to a great set.
8
Eyes Of The World
Exactly what I look for in an Eyes. As good as they come.
5
Big Railroad Blues
Seriously massive energy. Love the sloppy solo Jer tosses in during a verse just for shits!
5
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Off the rails, intense blues jamming.
5
Truckin'
This one gets wayyy out there for Truckin after a "Nobody's Fault But Mine" jam before > Drums...PITB-esque
7
Big River
Jerry is perfect and he doesnt stop.
3
Row Jimmy
Fresh, early version at an outstanding concert
4
Jack Straw
Wow - this show is ON!
2
Brown Eyed Women
A giggly, slangy Garcia masterpiece (in sweet show sauce). Goes down EZ.
2
Loser
A slinky ‘73 where the whole band is really on and the solo is great.
2
Bertha
Perfect opener
1
Me and My Uncle
High energy throughout.
1
Tennessee Jed
There ain't no place I'd rather be. Solid 73.
1
The Race Is On
Hot version!
1
Beat it on Down The Line
Honestly one of the best of the whole year. Great solo by Jerry.
1
Mexicali Blues
Scorching
1
Casey Jones
Heater!
1
Stella Blue
Sloppy at places but beautiful.