CBM 1020: GRATEFUL DEAD ‘High Time In The Old Town’

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Source: Chicago, Auditorium Theatre – October 21st, 1971

Description & rating from Hot Wacks:  Side 1: Casey Jones/ West Texas Cowboy/ Melody
Side 2: Do Yourself A Favour/ Sugar Magnolia/ On Top Of The World/ Johnny B. Goode                     R: “Poor mono”

Complete set list:

Truckin’, Loser, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Playin’ In The Band, Big RR Blues, Jack Straw, Cumberland Blues, Comes A Time, Mexicali Blues, Frozen Logger, Cold Rain And Snow, One More Saturday Night Casey Jones, Me & My Uncle, El Paso, Dark Star-> Sitting On Top Of The World-> Dark Star-> Me And Bobby McGee, Brown Eyed Women, Ramble On Rose, Sugar Magnolia, Not Fade Away-> Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad-> Not Fade Away, E:Saint Stephen-> E: Johnny B. Goode

The full show can be found here for free and in excellent quality:

http://archive.org/details/gd71-10-21.sbd.cotsman.5071.sbeok.shnf

Comment by a Deadhead who knows his stuff: “This was my first Dead tape, recorded on reel-to-reel off the radio (WGLD Oak Park / Chicago). A personal favorite! An amazing, well balanced Betty mix, a secondary mix done separately for the radio off the board. More present, almost in your face, than the Northrop 10/19 radio mix, even though the halls were of equal size (4,000 capacity). Keith is firing on all cylinders for this, only his second gig with the band. – brilliant stuff! The Dark Star into Sittin’ On Top Of The World features some brilliant jams and transitions reminiscent of Fillmore East 4/29/71 – love the brief China Cat tease. I agree with Caspersvapors, Cumberland, Jack Straw, Loser, Comes A Time among others all have a special vibe and immediacy that must be due to Keith feeling comfortable and the band embracing him enthusiastically. Most definitely worth checking out.”

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