Jun 24, 2016
It took me quite alot of consideration before I decided upon this week's Deadpod. There are a large number of great shows to choose from that took place in the latter part of June over the years, but I decided upon a show from one of my most favorite years - 1973. This show is from June 26th, 1973 the Seattle Center Arena, in Seattle Washington. This show has some issues - the first three songs come from an audience source and I hope you are patient as while the sound quality here is not pristine, the rest of the soundboard tape more than makes up for it. This first set beings with a relaxed and sprightly 'Casey Jones'.. a little different from the set-closing or encore versions you might be accustomed to,. but goes into a high energy 'Greatest Story Ever Told'. Weir shines on these as he does throughout the set. What follows is an amazing number of very well played standards.. highlights to my ears being the 'Jack Straw', the Deal, a wonderful 'China->Rider' and they stretch out their jamming chops on the set closing 'Playin' In The Band'.. just to warm us up for set 2, which we'll experience next week..
Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA (6/26/73)
Casey Jones Greatest Story Ever Told Brown Eyed Women Jack Straw Box of Rain Deal Mexicali Blues You Ain't Woman Enough Row Jimmy The Race Is On China Cat Sunflower I Know You Rider Beat it on Down the Line Loser Playing in the Band
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!!
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