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Grateful Dead Dec. 10, 1971

Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO | Listen on archive

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8
Run Run Rudolph
dunno what Run is but Run Rudolph Run aint here and this one rocks
12
Comes A Time
A great early version
7
Casey Jones
A lot like the wild December 2 Casey, without the extra solo at the end. A fantastic, complete build-up. Keith goes nuts. Great energy!
7
Sugar Magnolia
This is a great sleeper; a hidden gem. Bobby sings it so well, and is, like, on key and stuff! High energy taboot. Gotta check it out!!!
9
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
China Cat Jam > GDTRFB - pure breakneck beauty
10
Big Railroad Blues
really nice '71 version, just saying
9
Good Lovin'
Pigpen gives this a lovelight-esque rap
7
Loser
A triumphant, anthemic version that shows another, powerful side to it. Great piano work gives it a nice flavor.
12
Sugaree
Sharp as a tack with lots of energy and a strong pulse. Clear they were having a great time.
8
Sitting on Top of the World
Buried in the extraterrestrial outer reaches of an immortal TOO this emerges, brings a 'how's they do that?!' vibe then disappears back into chaos.
10
The Other One
An immortal. Very experimental, so many melodic fragments amongst the splintered cosmos - they pull a surprise out of the hat. Check it out.
6
Truckin'
Bobby and Keith have a really brilliant exchange in the background here. Great version.
8
Not Fade Away
Dec '71 NFA-GDTRFB-NFAs are all powerful statements of the band's essential unity. I love how China Cat peaks out atcha during the jams.
11
Brokedown Palace
Real nice set 2 Brokedown.
3
Me and My Uncle
From the time when first set songs were played with a pressing sense of emergency.
8
Mister Charlie
Nice and funky. Pigpen and the backup vocals sounding great.
4
Beat it on Down The Line
Go on, rock on now.
6
El Paso
Just like the night before, Bob nails it.
7
Bertha
Yeah - nice little boogie to open the show.
6
Jack Straw
This one will grab your attention and get your head bobbing.
5
Next Time You See Me
A good example of how the shorter Pigpen tunes can still be really good.
5
Tennessee Jed
These early versions, Jerry has some problems remembering when to sing the right lyrics.
3
Playin' In The Band
Awesome near 7 minute Playin that starts to go out there as it would much more in a few months. Really interesting period for the band imo
4
Deal
Nice early version from the new box set!
1
Drums
Nice one in an excellent suite at a great show!