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Grateful Dead March 24, 1973
The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA | Listen on archive
27They Love Each Other
Such a bouncy, energetic version. Shit knocks.
Hot hot hot! Surprised the Spectrum didn't burn down
52Box of Rain
Words never do this song justice
28Sing Me Back Home
A shining example of how truly refined, fine, and delicate the Dead could be, especially Keith
Smokin' jam that oozes into a patient, slow build Spanish Jam. This show slays
Poignant, purposeful version.
Just a nice long Spanish Jam. It has a bit more structure than some other ones.
A nice stand alone Stella Blue
8The Race Is On
Lots of fun. Sweet harmonies.
Fine, smooth version from a great show.
Jer sings harmony in parts while whipping out precise 16th-note passages at warp speed. Awesome.
27Here Comes Sunshine
Joyous and radiant. This song just brings on the love. High energy pulse throughout.
29Playin' In The Band
Expansive, exploritory, and spaced out in places, a nice ride and another great from Spring '73.
3Me and My Uncle
Garcia plummets deep to the final climax, a fairly quick but power packed rendition
20China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Frankly, I was quite surprised upon seeing this one had yet to be posted. A seamless and absolutely sick version
One of the all-time great Big Rivers
I know most folks are indifferent re this song, but this type of mid-tempo bouncing shuffle is one of the things I love most about this band.
I know is only 4 minutes long, but you get a 20 minutes jam out of truckin' with a spanish jam included that makes the whole run incredible.
7Don't Ease Me In
Chewy with some super sweet Bobby rhythm licks!
6Johnny B. Goode
The whole band is on fire!
tight vocals and uniform '73 playing
6Looks Like Rain
impassioned '73 jazz LLR
Tight, hard-driving, and full of energy. A great rave up after some thoughtful somber passages before.
Heavens! It took a Dave's Picks to get this on the board! Soft, seductive, dark, and pretty much perfectly realized. Guitar break: shit yeah.
'73 Mexicali? Smokesville, USA.
9Me and Bobby McGee
Tight, energetic, heartfelt rendition of this era staple.
4Beat it on Down The Line
A really solid version of a great underrated little tune.
3U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Really bouncy and funky version