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Monday, April 25, 2016

Cincinnati: Weird and Wild December 4 1973 Show


I have never seen this reported but this show may have replaced a cancelled show from June 15, 1973 (which is a weird date, 5 days after the June 10 show in DC and 7 days before the Vancouver show on 6-22).




I don't know about you Jim from Cincinnati but it sure looks like it was worth the wait to me. Most of this show fits on Disc 10, the Bonus Disc, in the Winterland 1973 Box Set.  A 23 Minute 12/73 Eyes!

According to Jim, "The band played like robots this night", but they must have been soul crushing December 1973 robots since you get an amazing compact version of a show during the bands peak.

Johnny B. Goode ; Sugaree ; Me And My Uncle ; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; El Paso ; Deal ; Big River ; Tennessee Jed ; Truckin' > Stella Blue ; Around And Around

Eyes Of The World > Sugar Magnolia > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Casey Jones

Encore One More Saturday Night

Bonus Disc

December 4, 1973, Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio:
  1. "China Cat Sunflower" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:58 >
  2. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:57
  3. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 8:48 >
  4. "Stella Blue" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:15
  5. "Eyes Of The World" (Garcia, Hunter) – 13:38 >
  6. "Space" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Kreutzmann, Godchaux) – 9:36 >
  7. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 6:17 >
  8. "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 9:45 >
  9. "Casey Jones" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:17


1 comment:

Gr8fulTed said...

I was in the Cinci Gardens on 12/4/73: it was a long brutal wait, sitting on the temporary floor on top of the hockey ice beneath, with bright lights above, frisbees flying, all while on acid! I think there was a problem between the arena's hired help and the Dead's road crew. Remember, they were hauling around a large array of speakers and amps just prior to implementing the infamous Wall of Sound in March 1974. After the short 2nd set, limited by the local curfew, the crowd boo'd and hollered, causing Bobby to come back out and suggest we contact the promoter, Belkin?, if we didn't like it!