- You can hear the taper dragging his microphones apart and across the front of the stage for the perfect stereo sound on an audience tape.
- Once you get past Bertha, the sound is pristine.
- Box of Rain – short but great.
- BIRD SONG is my candidate for greatest version ever. Two unique jams, ebbs and flows and pristine tone and instrument separation. Just a delicate, wonderful piece.
- Sugaree wails.
- Row Jimmy shows off all of the band’s instruments and highlights the interplay between the members. Some of the back and forth is magical for such a simple tune.
- Unfortunately, China Cat Sunflower is cut and I Know You Rider is spotty.
- Big River is upbeat and features some great mini-solos.
- Playin’ in the Band is also a favorite, just a massive, smokin’ version with everyone tearing into it.
- A stellar Here Comes Sunshine opens the second set. The first part of the song is actually recorded in mono – when the stereo comes back, lookout.
- He’s Gone is sublime.
- Truckin’>Jam>The Other One>Jam>Wharf Rat is spectacular. The band just kicks it up a notch between Truckin’ and The Other One. Incredible work and Phil bombs galore.
Keep in mind, the Dead played 34 songs at this performance (33 on this recording) – these are just the highlights. Enjoy the ridiculously good audience tape here: https://archive.org/details/gd73-06-22.aud.weiner.gdADT19.16889.sbeok.shnf