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Grateful Dead July 25, 1972
Paramount Theater Portland, OR | Listen on archive
24The Other One
Really cool unique jam in the middle
Carries forward the intensely creative force of the TOO before it. A glory.
What makes this one stand out for me is that Bobby is really high on the mix and you get to hear all the cool stuff he's doing.
No such thing as a bad bird song
Hot Cumberland for a hot show
2Playin' In The Band
Longer than Europe versions, but still not the raging beast that would become in following months, still is cool to hear this song morph.
3Black Throated Wind
Bobby is on
1Sing Me Back Home
Absolutelt gorgeous take on the old tune of a death row prisoner. Sung with such passion and depth truly moving.
1Not Fade Away
For a show that sometimes lacks a little energy in places, they end it with quite a bang. This outro is exceptionally good.
1Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Possibly the highest energy piece in the whole show. An excellent jam that left the crowd smiling, for certain.
1China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Overlooked, patient little gemerald.
From the sweet tinkling sounds coming from Jerry and Keith in the first few seconds you know you're in for a sweet version. Gentle, but tight.
suble and funky but still with the classic 72 snarl
Crisp and well-played. Awesome show