Grateful Dead

Auditorium Theater - October 22, 1971

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Auditorium Theater

October 22, 1971

Chicago, IL US

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GD Radio PlayBack of show in 2012

On the first day of the New Year 2012, GD Radio broadcast a soundboard mix-down this show. Thank You again GD Radio crew
I'll now listen to your broadcast and simply id some tracks for my own reference

Grateful Dead @ Chicago’s Auditorium Theater
October 22, 1971

Set :
Bertha
Me and My Uncle
Tennessee Jed
Jack Straw
Lose
Playing In The Band
Sugaree
Beat It On Down The Line
Black Peter
Cold Rain and Snow
Me and Bobby McGee
Comes A Time
Ramble On Rose
Cumberland Blues
That’s It For The Other One
DeaL
Sugar Magnolia
Casey Jones

encore
Johnny B Goode

monster piano playin w/Keith thru-out the set *

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Dave's Picks Volume 3

This show has been released as Dave's Picks Volume 3, August 2012.
Discs 1 & 2 are 10/22/71 and disc 3 is from 10/21/71.

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10/22/71 Chicago
Dave’s Pick # 3

Set 1
-Bertha: Jerry’s timing with the lyrics is a little off; solo 3:35 – 4:20, takes off like a rocket, excellent
-MM Uncle: Keith at home on songs like this, old-west piano player
-Tenn Jed: Jerry still learning the lyrics; a little faster tempo; solo 4:15 – 5:50 , excellent, peaking nicely in the middle, much longer than you expect; very fresh version; a highlight
-Jack Straw: different, slower intro; you can sense Jerry trying to figure out how to play the lead on this one; not much to the solo
-Loser: another one where Keith feels at home; very good, one of those songs that works well early on
-Playing: Bobby still learning lyrics/delivery; Jam 3:05 – 4:15, Jerry veers off but comes back to the main theme pretty quickly, still very interesting and well done, back to lyrics at 4:45; 6:05 total
-Sugaree: no real solo but well done
-BIODTL: ok, band seems to lose it in the middle of the solo
-Black Peter: good solo 2:55- 3:55; good peak in the middle of the song
-Mexicali: Phil is really doing a lot of backup singing; solid
-Cold Rain: very good
-Me & Bobby McGee: very good solo
-Comes a Time: good solo 4:20 – 5:05; extra verse
-Saturday Night: high energy set-closer

Highlights: Bertha, Tenn Jed, Playing
VG set 1

Set 2
-Ramble: 2 good solos, Jerry really puts effort into the vocals (as he has done for every one of his things)
-Cumberland: very good 1st solo: Jerry explodes during the 2d solo, flying fingers: a highlight
-That’s It for the Other One: Cryptical, band working as one, drums at 2:05, tension builds, drums goes on a bit too long, Billy gives the cue and at 7:35 Phil’s familiar thundering bass is unleashed, very powerful from the outset; no rush to arrive at the 1st verse, very pretty notes from Keith, slows down around 10:20 mark but slowly speeds up, faster, faster, wow!; back to main theme and first verse at 11:58; the 2d jam gets spacier, by 14:40 we are definitely into space, interesting notes from Jerry around 16:45, Keith is doing just fine, cacophony around 18:20, calm soothes us at 19:20, pretty notes from Bob too, Jerry starts hinting back to the main theme around 19:55, very cool Other One jam around 21:20 with Keith racing Jerry, at 22:15 Jerry again returns to noodling with the main theme, then quiet, what’s next? Phil’s bass at 22:55 and we’re back to the main theme, which is just as powerful as the intro and 1st jams; second verse at 24:45; Cryptical Reprise at 25:30, instrumental outro is quite nice, band doesn’t seem to want it to end; Great version; 28min+ total
-Deal-smooooooth transition from the Cryptical Reprise; 2 good but unexceptional solos; very well-played by the band
-Sugar Mag: jam 3:05- 4:43, Jerry still has something left, very nice
-Casey Jones: Jerry is losing his voice, excellent short solo
-JBG: calm but very good solos, nice show-ender

Highlights: Cumberland, That’s It for the Other One (including transition to Deal)

Overall: Everything is well played, band has lots of energy, newer songs sound fresh, Keith settles in nicely, Jerry gives 100% in his vocals, and highlights are excellent. VG show, 9/10

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Auditorium Theater - October 22, 1971