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Grateful Dead Sept. 26, 1972
Stanley Theatre Jersey City, NJ | Listen on archive
8Me and My Uncle
Perfect, self-contained, blues-infused, stellar vocals, 14+ minutes of bliss. Extra fun: Check out the "Birdsong" riff about 10 secs. into the intro
17It's All Over Now Baby Blue
This is a soulful, passionate version with fantastic Jerry vocals, PHIL, and some tight soloes & jams.
12Playin' In The Band
Sweet version with long Jer and Bobby double solo. Hits all the '73 highs: tight, long jam, with lots of Jerry's fast-mellow and space bugs.
6Tomorrow Is Forever
7The Other One
Powerful and dissonant with some crazy squeals coming from Jerry's guitar. This is a crazy highly improvisational the other one, Fantastic, Real HOT!
Jerry is on fire..so is everyone else
6Cold Rain and Snow
Always loved this one early in the first set, 'cause it meant the boys meant business. This one has a loose, comfortable sound, but with high energy.
Crisp, articulate, deliberate. This is as strong a statement about what this song could be in '72 as I know. Airplay levels of concision.
7Around and Around
Usually a toss-off for me, and maybe it's Chuck Berry's passing that makes me think of it, but this version kicks serious ass. Deliberate and strong.
6Johnny B. Goode
R.I.P. Chuck Berry
7You Win Again
Perfect execution on this sweetheart of a tune.
4Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Jerry channels George Harrison like nobody's business. The solo at 2:45 gently weeps, guys. Check it out.
Nice version that melts into a beautiful jam
Typical Cumby; on fire
4Greatest Story Ever Told
Just two days before one of the consensus favorites, this version is BLAZING.
4Black Throated Wind
Chuggin' along, plenty of Phil to love here.
Still full of energy at the end of an amazing show!
I think '71-'72 was probably the peak for this song...
They could hardly screw up the "hard" songs in Fall '72, much less EP
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