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Grateful Dead April 3, 1970
Field House, U. of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH | Listen on archive
4Deep Elem Blues
Acoustic version with very sweeeeet vocals.
4The Other One
The Cryptical following "he had to die" refrain is stunning. Try not to be washed away by Mickey and Billy's percussive tide. Cosmic Chuck ain'
8The Other One
The Cryptical following "he had to die" refrain is stunning. Try not to be washed away by Mickey and Billy's percussive tide. Cosmic Chuck follows
2China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Jerry stumbles a bit during the transition, but a powerful early version.
Premiere version from the middle/acoustic set. Audible buzz on the SBD, but worth the historic interest and for Jerry's wordless penultimate verse.
3Not Fade Away
Short, hot, right into a killer "Lovelight"
3Turn On Your Love Light
NFA > Lovelight. Pigpen and Bobby trade ideas towards the end.
What a treat.
Comes out of a powerful early "TOO."
6Dancin' in the Streets
Churning and meandering, flowing tightening up and raveling back
Nice patient build-up prior to classic Cryptical explosion!
4Friend of the Devil
Fast acoustic pickin' with alternative lyrics. Sounds almost like a 12-string in places. Is that possible?
1Wake Up Little Susie
This tune is so sweet
Laid back acoustic
1Uncle John's Band
Another great acoustic version