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.
1973-11-14 San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, CA Set 1: Big Railroad Blues Jack Straw Sugaree 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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