Friday, November 15, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 11/15/13

There is no other month in Grateful Dead History that moves me as much as the music the band made back in November of 1973. Yes I am well aware of how good May of 1977 was, and I do dearly love that period as well, but overall, show in and show out, those played in November of 1973 are simply sublime. I am happy to be able to share this show with you this week and next. So far as I know, there are only 2 shows from this month that have yet to be released commercially - this is one of those two. So far as I know only the second set exists on tape of the other show (11/1/73). While this first set consists mainly of 'songs' and not as much improvisational exploration as some enjoy I think you'll find that the band does much more than simply rehash well worn paths. Garcia finds an opportunity to surprise us in nearly every song, as he does not fail to take advantage of his opportunities to make these songs shine. This is peak Dead, and while there are other times they reach near these summits, I do not think they are often surpassed. 
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.. its a privilege to bring it to you. 
Grateful Dead
San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, CA

Set 1:
Big Railroad Blues
Jack Straw
Mexicali Blues
Here Comes Sunshine
Black-Throated Wind
Cumberland Blues
Row Jimmy
The Race Is On
Brown-Eyed Women
Beat It On Down The Line
Tennessee Jed
El Paso
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Around And Around
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Anonymous said...

Professor - Talk about PEAK - Think about the fact that this show is just 3 days after 11/11/73 and that monster 2nd set. Wow. Beam me back there Scotty!
Thanks for sharing the great music!

Anonymous said...

Great set! I found the vocals to be rather subdued in the mix. But, Keith's piano and Billy's drums were well represented, and so well played. I really enjoyed Jerry's guitar work in El lightning quick, yet so subtle. Another very good Here Comes Sunshine, too. Overall, a fine addition to my collection. Thanks, Professor! And, a special thanks to you for all you do on this Thanksgiving Day!