Grateful Dead – Palo Alto, CA (02/09/73)

Grateful Dead
Roscoe Maples Pavilion
Stanford University
Palo Alto CA

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I have five sources for this show, you can read the info here.

–SET 1–
101-d1t01 – The Promised Land 3:09
102-d1t02 – Row Jimmy 7:14
103-d1t03 – Black Throated Wind 6:35
104-d1t04 – Deal 4:29
105-d1t05 – Me & My Uncle 3:04
106-d1t06 – “get the bugs out night” 0:54
107-d1t07 – Sugaree 7:37
108-d1t08 – Looks Like Rain 6:21
109-d1t09 – Loose Lucy 6:33
110-d1t10 – Beer Barrel Polka 1:03
111-d1t11 – Mexicali Blues 3:18
112-d1t12 – Brown Eyed Women 5:05
113-d1t13 – El Paso 4:32
114-d1t14 – Here Comes Sunshine 9:34
115-d2t01 – Playing In// The Band 18:42

–SET 2–
201-d2t02 – “The Rainbow Makers” 2:09
202-d2t03 – China Cat -> Rider 10:29
203-d2t04 – Jack Straw 4:39
204-d2t05 – “dead battery” 0:14
205-d2t06 – //They Love Each Other 4:36
206-d2t07 – Truc//kin’ -> 7:43
207-d2t08 – Eyes Of The World -> 18:51
208-d2t09 – China Doll 6:01
209-d3t01 – Big River 4:48
210-d3t02 – Ramble On Rose 6:24
211-d3t03 – Box Of Rain 5:07
212-d3t04 – Wave That Flag 6:09
213-d3t05 – Sugar Magnolia 9:05
214-d3t06 – Uncle John’s Band 7:14
215-d3t07 – Around And Around 5:00

216-d3t08 – Casey Jones 6:47

The sound setup at this show was the first version of the Wall of Sound. Sound mixing problems at the board during Promised Land. According to reports from an eyewitness, this was the result of half the speakers frying.

The first Eyes has quite a bit of exploratory jamming without dropping to that Dm riff (or whatever you want to call it), which is present to some degree in all other known ’73 versions of the song. Jerry plays
the chord on the final notes of the song before changing to China Doll. By February 15, the change had been worked out. Before Sugar Magnolia, Bob says, ” This one’s our new single, broke big as hell in Pittsburgh…that’s the truth, too.”

The show has the first performances of Loose Lucy, Here Comes Sunshine, They Love Each Other, Eyes Of The World, China Doll and Wave That Flag.

This is a solid and energetic show, with each song getting as full a performance as possible. A slew of new songs performed as though they had been performed for years, particularly songs that would grow into staples of sets.

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