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Grateful Dead July 21, 1972
Paramount Northwest Theater Seattle, WA | Listen on archive
6Playin' In The Band
The jam in between is a fierce romp for four minutes. Short for '72 but gets to a boil.
Chock full of heady summer '72 goodness. It's not quite 04/08, but tasty nonetheless.
9The Other One
A jerry noodle fest, with nice compliments from Keith, Sweet Tiger meltdown following the verses, melts beautifully into a great comes a time
A truly fascinating Billy and Phil duet. Billy plays some amazing runs on the kit with some real tight Phil accompaniment.
Great Show Opener
2Black Throated Wind
Get past murk with good headphones and you find a gem: Bobby's vox perfect, the arc powerful, Jer and Keith possessed.
5China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Unfortunate cut in CC, but the Rider is tremendous. Needs a cleanup bad - Paging Mr. Miller, help out please!
Powerful and emotional, with great coherency and a tight structure. AUD cleanup in need.
Donna's brand new and sounds good. Sorry haters, but she's on here: Check the sweet outro.
Download Series Vol. 10. This version is sparkling. Everything you expect out of a great '72 w/cool OR. vibe. Beautiful midsong drum break & much more
3Comes A Time
Much appreciated, as there soon comes a time when its more sporadic in the repertoire
A solid workout with a well-rendered buildup and a yelping SSDD
1Ramble On Rose
Are there better versions out there? Undoubtedly! But this is still worthy of an entry. Some nice, tinkling piano.
Download Series - An intimate, casual living room Loser. Garcia coming out of the guitar break is divine. Not the actor.
Ho-Hum: Another outstanding 1972 TJ. This gem from the sorta overlooked summer tour. Garcia aces the break, natch. Band - unconscious. Whew! at end.
Surprised this has no votes. This version is played with a level of energy and precision CJ rarely ever got. Great set 2 opener.
2Me and My Uncle
First off Casey Jones > WRS (kinda)> Uncle is a fuckin trip. This Uncle is played at a pace and has a real anger to it.
Bill is pounding and up front in the mix. Around the 3 min mark guitars drop out so its just Bob and drums for that section of the verse
1Weather Report Suite
Just the Prelude, and barely at that. But the banter is funny and the way they smack into Me and My Uncle is heat!!!