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Grateful Dead Oct. 31, 1971

Ohio Theatre Columbus, OH | Listen on archive

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198
Dark Star
Amazing Tighten Up sequence before Sugar Magnolia
28
St. Stephen
This one builds up quite a head of steam...
9
One More Saturday Night
Paced, it lulls you into thinking it's not gonna explode. When it does, sounds like it can't wait 4 the future. Concise, Jer teases rite > St Stephen.
54
Not Fade Away
Legendary must hear version!
54
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Beautiful and inspired
10
Playin' In The Band
Hard blistering acid rock with the '71 country vox. 6 minutes, but with the seeds within it that would become Playin' as we know it in '72.
6
El Paso
Jerry is just doing his own thing..
3
And We Bid You Goodnight
No words, just the melody at the 6 minute mark of one of the best GDTRFB ever
11
Loser
Anthemic version with great chorus vocals. Could be the closing music for a great western movie.
7
Jack Straw
Strange, almost experimentally slower version with some problems, but different guitar lines. Almost a novelty.
5
Casey Jones
Like the Jack Straw earlier, they take a slower deliberate pace to create a new vibe. Here you can hear them jam with over the sound of a train. Cool.
7
Brown Eyed Women
All comes together tightly here with awesome KG accents to some stellar playing.
4
Bertha
An energetic, well mixed 71Bertha that's been missed somehow. Keth had been in the band for only a month but already fitting in very well.
4
Deal
Perfect tempo and playing on this 71 version from a really good halloween show.
4
Big Railroad Blues
Just about as good as this song ever got. Just the right tempo and mix. Keith was adding some delightful honkytonk piano, and he was just a month in!
1
Comes A Time
Some alternate lyrics here? Great version though, Jerry's vocals are on point
1
Feelin' Groovy Jam
You can tell that they're really feeling this one Dicks Picks 2 version. Love it ❤️
6
Me and My Uncle
Bobby puts on the snarling spiteful chaw and the band is lightning tight. The banter after is fun too.
2
Mexicali Blues
Just a spot on, super high energy rendition. Phil vocals add quite a bit here too!