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Grateful Dead May 25, 1974

Campus Stadium, UCSB Santa Barbara, CA | Listen on archive

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12
Big River
Jerry absolutely catches fire! Killer version
21
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Absolutely smoking China Cat
15
Truckin'
Oh man can't forget this one! Electric Truckin' jam into some awesome, spacey almost Playin' territory before they land on a great Let It Grow
5
Deal
NRG
17
Wharf Rat
Heavy, soaring outtro jam on this Rat
7
Scarlet Begonias
Great early version, Donna and Jer are on. Sorry my version sounds like they played in a tin can, though.
2
Sugar Magnolia
Majorly kick ass ending
4
Sugaree
Swings and rocks you back and forth so sweetly. Not my favorite Dead song, but this one is just a beaut.
5
Around and Around
Everyone hits the pocket and it's Full Tilt Boogie for the last minute - WOW.
9
Let It Grow
Nice segue in from the deep Truckin' Jam. There's a lot packed into this fairly short version. One of the best GD tunes!
4
Feelin' Groovy Jam
Bands flyin everywhere on the CC jam into this. Listen and I swear you can smell this show too.
2
Promised Land
Picks right back up on the C Berry rock-n-roll, a la ‘74
3
Ship of Fools
Love these earlier ones...
1
El Paso
Captures the galloping urgency and drive of the story
1
Tennessee Jed
Also crushes...
2
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Great start to this amazing show!