MOTD: Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 12-15-1972

Today on MOTD we have the Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 12-15-1972.  The recording quality here is an excellent soundboard and this show has some fantastic jamtastic playing!

The Music

Set I

Promised Land, Sugaree, Black Throated Wind, Tennessee Jed, El Paso, Candyman, Big River, China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider, Box Of Rain, Mexicali Blues, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Loser, Playing In The Band, Casey Jones

Set II

Greatest Story Ever Told, Deal, Me And My Uncle, He’s Gone, Truckin’ -> Dark Star -> Morning Dew, Sugar Magnolia, Johnny B. Goode.

Tasting Notes

We get rolling with a Promised Land and nice paced Sugaree – not too fast, not too slow. Note that there are small cuts on Promised and Candyman – but hey – Dig that Big River and Box of rain in the first set is a big treat but hold on to your hats for Set II.  We get a fantastic Truckin wit some sort of spaceship takeoff into another universe where we spiral around a Dark Star, landing solemnly into a Morning Dew.

If you’re in for a chill Friday evening, settle in with some kindness and wrap yourself around this show to keep warm.

Enjoy the Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 12-15-1972