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Grateful Dead Oct. 29, 1973
Kiel Auditorium St. Louis, MO | Listen on archive
34Eyes Of The World
One where everything went just exactly perfect. Firey version, brimming with full band communication
13Greatest Story Ever Told
Keith is all over this one
A perfect version
Out-friggin-standing 18 min. space/jazz jam out of this Truckin'...then a brief drums segment into a blistering Other One
A beautifully rendered rare treat with a nice emotional arc and sweet harmonies.
21The Other One
A massive, heavy, rocketship of a performance: Explosive liftoff, mining expedition to deep space, smoking craters, then a long sweet fast ride home.
Exploratory and energetic, coming in the heart of an hour-long jam. Great musicality and clear communication between the boys here.
Awesome version, Jerry has a cool feedback/sustain part during the solo that just gets me every time. Segues into a killer GSET.
9Black Throated Wind
a total knockout
Hits a moment of near complete silence. A beautiful segue from eyes into china doll.
5Brown Eyed Women
Attention. To. Detail. - ESP Weir. Not the world's greatest recording, but the band is bubbly & effortless.
Energetic, electric, loud!!! The whole band is firing on all cylinders. Red hot!!!!
4Don't Ease Me In
Strong country kicker. Wolf's leads peal out over Keith's barrelhouse piano accompaniment.
6The Race Is On
The short, country-style numbers sound so good in this set. There's a lot of good music in this show even before the big jams arrive.
The whole band creates a seamless, burbling groove. (Listen for Phil pushing through the small spaces Bobby leaves.) Mesmerizing.
Man, Keith adds so much to this song.
This one's all Jerry.
4Around and Around
It went down down down
4Beat it on Down The Line
Potent Keith dancin' all over that pianer
Hot closing rendition with some fast-paced Keith playing
They really attack it as opposed to sauntering through it…one of the most energetic I’ve heard! Don't let an audience tape scare ya...
Pretty trippy one bridging the gap between an epic Truckin' and a pretty great TOO