This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of what some call the greatest single Grateful Dead show ever. While I might not go that far, it certainly was a remarkable occasion and one well worth reliving. While the band is firing on all cylinders as was often the case during this remarkable year, its clear that there is something special in the water this day. The 'Field Trip' as its been known is a very special afternoon and evening of remarkable improvisational psychedelic music. During this week's first set, listen as the band weaves its way from some wonderful but fairly standard versions of first set tunes until the upshift into a fantastic China Cat Sunflower.. the transition into I Know You Rider lets us know the band has stepped it up and is taking us on a special voyage. The frantic pace of the last two songs, Mexicalli and Bertha, ends set 1 and we're left wondering what will come next. Truly a remarkable version, it sets the audience up for an extraordinary shared experience in set 2, which we'll hear next week.
Grateful Dead 8-27-1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds Veneta OR
(Benefit for Springfield Creamery)
Me & My Uncle
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower >>
I Know You Rider
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
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Enjoy my friends.
PS I originally was going to include Playin' In the Band on this week's show, but it was mistakenly not included - I will include it in next week's set. Sorry about that!