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The Deadpod

Aug 24, 2012

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. I've included the first song from the remarkable second set, Playing In The Band. 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)



Promised Land


Me & My Uncle


Black Throated Wind

China Cat Sunflower >>

I Know You Rider

Mexicali Blues


From Set 2:

Playin' In The Band

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