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Grateful Dead - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO (12,10,71) (3CD)

£28.99
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0603497844456
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Scheduled UK Release date: 1st Oct 2021. Release dates are subject to change.

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Tracklist:
Bertha
Me And My Uncle
Mr. Charlie
Loser
Beat It On Down The Line
Sugaree
Jack Straw
Next Time You See Me
Tennessee Jed
El Paso
Big Railroad Blues
Casey Jones
Good Lovin’
Brokedown Palace
Playing In The Band
Run Rudolph Run
Deal
Sugar Magnolia
Comes A Time
Truckin’
Drums
The Other One
Sitting On Top Of The World
The Other One, Pt. 2
Not Fade Away, Pt. 1
Goin’ Down Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away, Pt. 2
One More Saturday Night

From the first show the Grateful Dead played in St. Louis in 1968 – when “St. Stephen” made its debut – local fans knew the Gateway City’s rich musical heritage had a unique way of coaxing the best out of the band. One of the shortest-lived iterations of the Grateful Dead was the band that existed December 1971 through March 1972. Jerry, Bob, Phil, Bill, Pigpen, and Keith formed a formidable version of the Dead that only played a few shows together before Donna Jean joined as vocalist, and before Pigpen would depart the stage for good in June 1972. What this sextet lacked in quantity of shows it made up for with creativeness, power, and inspiration.

When Pigpen re-joined the Dead on December 1, 1971, after a few months off during which Keith had joined as piano player, the band was now an unstoppably powerful live juggernaut it hadn't been since the height of the Primal Dead era in late 1968-1969. Widely considered one of the best shows from the Pigpen-Keith era of the Grateful Dead, December 10, 1971 in St. Louis has it all: Pigpen singing lead on four songs including an 18 minute version of Good Lovin' and a very rare performance of Run Rudolph Run; a deep dive into the Dead's psychedelic recent past with a monster version of The Other One; plus plenty of the new material from earlier in 1971 like Bertha, Loser, Sugaree, and Playing In The Band. They also hit upon much of the music that would appear the following year on Europe '72, such as Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Mr. Charlie, and One More Saturday Night. And no Dead show of this vintage would be complete without the "hits": Truckin', Sugar Magnolia, and Casey Jones all make appearances. This is truly one of the deepest, most dynamic, exciting, and accessible live shows in the entire Grateful Dead canon.

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CDs
Genre:
Rock & Pop

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