The Wall of Sound played havoc with the Grateful Dead's 1974 summer show 45 years ago due to the sheer time to take apart, transport and reassemble the speakers.
It is appropriate then, on a couple fronts, that this three-disc set concludes a near thirty minutes of untitled jam immediately preceded by a quarter hour of rhythm guitarist Bob Weir's "Weather Report Suite."
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/dicks-picks-volume-12-grateful-dead-grateful-dead-productions-review-by-doug-collette.php (you can listen above)
You can take 50 minutes of set two between Sugar Magnolia and Sunshine Daydream and simply write Weather Report>US Blues. But the > in the middle is a once-only highlight of the Grateful Dead's entire career.
Obv the Dead loved Massachusetts in June (or anytime). But this is my favorite Mass Dead ever.
Boston Globe, 12-31-1998
Mps of the show are:
1st Sugar Sunshine split
12/10/1973 Charlotte Sugar Magnolia > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:44] > Sunshine Daydream [3:50]
1st full set Sugar Sunshine split. This split was also popular at Boston shows with 3 of the first 6 at Boston shows
Sugar Magnolia [6:00] > Scarlet Begonias [8:35] ; Big River [4:48] ; To Lay Me Down [7:43] ; Me And My Uncle [2:37] ; Row Jimmy [8:01] ; Weather Report Suite Prelude [1:16] > Weather Report Suite Part 1 [4:09] > Let It Grow [10:11] > Space > Mind Left Body Jam > Jam [27:39] > U.S. Blues [8:30] ; The Promised Land [3:00] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [8:16] > Sunshine Daydream [3:37] (from deadlists.com)
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