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The Deadpod

Jun 28, 2013

Here is a show that is on many folks' Desert Island list of shows they absolutely must have.. its from 40 years ago, back on June 22nd, 1973 at PNE Coliseum in Vancouver British Columbia.. This is clearly one of the classics from that great year, and I was surprised when I realized I hadn't featured this on the Deadpod before.. even thought this is the last Deadpod before July 4th, I think a great version of Jack Straw like the one in this first set quite fits the patriotic theme, even if the show was played in Canada ;) 

Now there are rough patches here an there... the Bertha starts out with a pretty rough audience patch.. but have patience... it will be generously rewarded with a show that is very fine sounding and features some of the band's best ensemble playing of that glorious year.. In this first set the highlights for me include a beautiful jammed out Bird Song, Row Jimmy and the aforesaid mentioned Jack Straw, a GREAT China->Rider.. and a beautiful Playin' In The Band..  the thing is, the second set just gets better.. but you'll have to wait till next week for that one........ ;) 

Grateful Dead

P.N.E, Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, XCAN (6/22/73) Bertha Beat it on Down the Line Deal Mexicali Blues Box of Rain Bird Song The Race Is On Sugaree Looks Like Rain Row Jimmy Jack Straw China Cat Sunflower I Know You Rider Big River Tennessee Jed Playing in the Band
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