Week of October 12, 1998
Last of four shows presenting the complete unreleased soundboard recording of February 9, 1973 at the Roscoe Maples Pavilion on the campus of Stanford University.
This was the Dead's first show of the year, and it included the first public performances of seven songs: "Row Jimmy," "Loose Lucy," "Here Comes Sunshine," "They Love Each Other," "Eyes of the World," "China Doll," and "Wave That Flag" (which evolved into US Blues). So the band had lots of new territory to explore in what turned out to be a year full of great performances and deep collective improvisation.
I had to rearrange the songs bit to fit the divided-hour format of the Grateful Dead Hour; that's why "Playing in the Band" was saved for last.
Grateful Dead 2/9/73 Maples Pavilion, Stanford University
WAVE THAT FLAG
UNCLE JOHN'S BAND
AROUND AND AROUND
PLAYING IN THE BAND
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- David Gans