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Grateful Dead April 2, 1973
Boston Garden Boston, MA | Listen on archive
25Brown Eyed Women
57Here Comes Sunshine
first boston garden show; this one melts into space>bobby mcgee
58Eyes Of The World
Lightning fast and hot, last few minutes are especially jaw-dropping!
Passionate and heartfelt with beautiful ensemble vocals. Bobby's spider rap follows.
28Playin' In The Band
An extensive, long strange trip. Hot in places, then trippy and spaced out. Fast. Phil and Jerry in total unity.
27Me and Bobby McGee
Out of a 20 min mindbent HCS this is a sweet, heartfelt chillout. Great '73 sound.
Delicate an gentle - coming after a twisting rocketship of an Eyes, saying, "everything will be okay folks if we can just all come down together...."
24Greatest Story Ever Told
I always thought that Summer '74 was the best period for this tune but this version is sick.
Jerry and Keith trade some slinky solos in this gem
18Box of Rain
Box of Rain usually pales in comparison to the studio version but this is great rendition from a excellent show
hot heady stuff
9U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Pass the cheese!!!!
9Weather Report Suite
Only the prelude. It serves as the transition between a +20 min HCS>Bobby McGee and eyes>china doll
One of the stongest and cleanest JS I have heard. Bobby is spot on here.
15You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man
Donna is hot hot hot
12Ramble On Rose
Lovely, like everything in this epic show.
Very well played start to finish, Bobby is high in the mix for once, really good playing all round
Well played like every song of the show. Hot and heady
Not normally a huge fan of this live, but it gets really hot in the last few minutes. So good
10Don't Ease Me In
Crisp and right
6And We Bid You Goodnight
2nd one in a few years. Seemed appropriate to close the run with this.
7Beat it on Down The Line
Tight, inspired, and full of ideas. A stand-out version from a stand-out show.
8Looks Like Rain
A minute into this one and I'm wondering how it's not on here. Great audio, Bobby belting his heart out, worth checking out
4Me and My Uncle
Great '73 version
great vocals and super tight
Haunting and beautiful
3Feelin' Groovy Jam
Perfect peak 73 jamming
3Around and Around
Rare middle of second set appearance with a hot ending
2Johnny B. Goode
Keith kills it. Hot encore to a classic.
Kicks off an epic 34-song show in style with an excellent solo from Keith!