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Sugaree
Oct. 28, 1972
Cleveland Public Hall

Not a song I usually get so swept up by, but on this one Jer's vocals are just perfect, capturing the sweetness and sorrow of the lyrics. A beaut.
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China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Oct. 28, 1972
Cleveland Public Hall

High-powered and tight. This show has nothing but complaints about the mix on the archive. Listen to the Ashley transfer, and see what you've missed.
1
Tomorrow Is Forever
Oct. 27, 1972
Veterans' Memorial Hall

Such sweet harmony, such sweet sentiment - turning on a dime after the white-hot Dew. Shows the beautiful country chops Donna at her best brought.
2
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Oct. 27, 1972
Veterans' Memorial Hall

Jam starts at around 05:45, never fully forms. Am I crazy? This sounds like NFBM and it continues about 3min into TOO. Very very cool stuff here.
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Greatest Story Ever Told
Oct. 27, 1972
Veterans' Memorial Hall

Electrifying set opener (I think) that shows off that St. St. connection brilliantly.

Comments

Playin' In The Band
Oct. 28, 1972
Cleveland Public Hall

Better without headphones. Mix problems are less obvious in an ambient environment. Sad about the cut, though: Jerry is carving wormholes through spacetime while Billy plays every sound in the forest and every wave in the ocean across infinite eons.
Box of Rain
Oct. 28, 1972
Cleveland Public Hall

Tighter than the 09th and 26th, and only the third one performed apart from the '70 show. Quite beautifully performed, even if Billy's drums are a bit high in the mix.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Oct. 28, 1972
Cleveland Public Hall

...the Bertha Board, natch.
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Oct. 2, 1972
Springfield Civic Center

A clear and strong statement of the NFBM melody, tighter and more deliberate than the 26th and 27th versions.
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Oct. 27, 1972
Veterans' Memorial Hall

Went back to the 26th and 2nd of October, which are more often cited as the first NFBM jams of '72. The 2nd has a clearer statement of the melody, leaving no doubt what Jerry was thinking. But this one is much much clearer to my ears than the 26th, just the night before. It doesn't start with a straight statement, though, so may have slipped through the cracks. For those interested, here is a brilliant essay by a deep scholar on "The Dead's Early Thematic Jams", which is pretty cool. http://deadessays.blogspot.ch/2010/01/deads-early-thematic-jams.html