Artwork by Moebius.
- Deal (4:31)
- Loose Lucy (8:04)
- Row Jimmy (instrumental edit) (2:25)
- Sugaree (7:43)
- Eyes of the World (11:22)
- He’s Gone Jam > (6:56)
- Truckin’ (intro & jam) > Other One > Space > (6:40)
- Playin’ in the Band (23:37)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Deadhead in possession of a good 1973 soundboard, must find something to love in it.
This show (and its recording) are quite rightly overshadowed by the following day’s concert, 6/10/73, which ran to 4.5 hours, with three sets, the final one played with the Allman Brothers Band. I’m surprised it hasn’t been released yet; maybe the master tape is missing?
I’ve circled around this day-before show for a long time, chipping away at it, wondering how short it was going to get before I loved every minute of it. That tipping point occurred when I had reduced the original 3.5 hours to 71 minutes. Four songs from each set.
My picks result from the usual, vague combination of performance quality and how well the show’s sound mix does or does not favor a particular song.
A few points of interest:
- “Playin’” begins nearly a minute-and-a-half before the count-in; they walked up to the start of the song as if they were headed for the reprise. Additionally, the jam never spaces out, aside from a brief launching pad for the build to the reprise, so it’s a very long jam.
- This is one of my favorite “Loose Lucys.” It’s so long that I made an instrumental mix of it (posted over here) that runs for 4.5 minutes.
- The “Eyes” is very solid, end-to-end, and quite compact.
- Weir’s guitar has a great, shimmery quality on some songs; check out “Sugaree.”
- Jerry calls for “Space” to turn into “Here Comes Sunshine,” before it turns toward “Playin’” instead. Listen to the very end of “Space” for his plaintive suggestion.