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State Fairgrounds - Des Moines, IA

Set 1:
Promised Land
Mexicali Blues
They Love Each Other
Box Of Rain
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Beat It On Down The Line
El Paso
Row Jimmy
Me And My Uncle
Don't Ease Me In
Around And Around

Set 2:
Tennessee Jed
Big River
Jack Straw
Looks Like Rain
Here Comes Sunshine
Playin' In The Band

Set 3:
Mississippi Half-Step
Greatest Story Ever Told
Brown-Eyed Women
He's Gone
The Other One
Eyes Of The World
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia

Casey Jones

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4 hours 20 minutes! What a monster show. The quality is only OK though. I've downloaded it and am enjoying.
-Steve (07/02/2009)

Set 1

Mexicali Blues - Standard toe tapper.

Beat It On Down The Line - Good boogie.

Me and My Uncle - Standard fun.

Set 2

Tennessee Jed - Worthy.

Big River - I give it 10 Cans of Skoal.

Sugaree - Everyone plays well here.

Here Comes Sunshine - Fantastic Phil down the stretch as always.

Playing In The Band - Cuts in just before "A Man is just a man" lyric. Even w/the cut this particular journey goes on for 28:24. A multifaceted jam that ebbs and flows multiple times along the way. All involved providing nice touches as it moves along. Not as intense as some but just as well played as the rest from '73 up to this point.

Set 3

Greatest Story Ever Told - Freakin' smoking hot version. Awesomeness.

Brown Eyed Women - This brings about feelings of comfort. That feeling at the end of the day when you kick your shoes off.

He's Gone - They take their time here. Nice version.

Truckin' - Great exchanges between Jerry and Phil. The Bill/Phil part is equally cool.

The Other One - Drops into the abyss at the 3+ minute mark. Pretty stuff from Jerry & Bob. Vocals at 10:58. Kaleidoscopic at times. Crazy wah Jerry at a tad past 17 minutes.

Eyes of the World - Sloppy Jerry through the verses/stabilizes during the jam. Gorgeous phrasing from Keith. Some nice work from that Other guitarist as well.

China Doll - A stunner. A knockout. Drop dead gorgeous. The most beautiful melody of all time is found in China Doll (after the "from the fall" line) and here it's played as it should be played..... in a delicate manner. In a show that for me was well below average as a whole....set 3 the music was well executed.

Casey Jones - Rock solid.

Of the 32 songs played the 16 above I would download and spin.

16 of 32 is a grade of 50.00%

Cheers !
-Bloggy Mcgee (09/20/2018)

This show was just released as one of five included in the 2023 box set "Here Comes Sunshine" (along with 5/20/73, 5/26/73, 6/9/73, and 6/10/73). The show was beautifully remastered from original tapes made by Kid Candelario (set 1) and Betty Cantor-Jackson (set 2). The sound is pristine, and Playing In The Band is complete. Really great show!

- (07/06/2023)

Here Comes Sunshine 1973

Disc 1
Promised Land 3:48
Deal 5:11
Mexicali Blues 3:56
They Love Each Other 5:49
Box of Rain 5:36
Loser 6:55
Beat It on Down the Line 3:32
China Cat Sunflower 6:45
I Know You Rider 5:51
El Paso 5:18
Row Jimmy 9:04
Me and My Uncle 3:49
Don't Ease Me In 3:41
Around and Around 4:42

Disc 2
Tennessee Jed 8:12
Big River 5:10
Bertha 6:23
Jack Straw 5:02
Sugaree 7:37
Looks Like Rain 7:37
Here Comes Sunshine 10:37
Playing in the Band 29:10

Disc 3
Mississippi Half-Step 9:17
Greatest Story Ever Told 5:51
Brown-Eyed Women 5:29
Casey Jones 7:42

Disc 4
He's Gone 14:38
Truckin' 13:23
The Other One 19:08
Eyes of the World 16:05
China Doll 6:20
Sugar Magnolia 9:29

-Bookkeeper (07/07/2023)

The Sunshine Daydream box set release has BIODTL before China>Rider. Every setlist I've seen online, including the one on, lists BIODTL after China>Rider. I'm assuming Dave L knows his business and the first set track order on the box set is the actual track order...even though he put Casey Jones at the end of disc 3 to keep the show from spilling onto a 5th disc.

My guess the pre-Sunshine Daydream tracking is related to maximizing tape space - 45 min/side. Rearranging the order (BIODTL after China>Rider) creates a first tape, side A run time of ~43-44 min, while keeping the Sunshine Daydream box set order results in a 34-35 min side A.

Does anyone have other ideas as to the different tracking order?
- (06/03/2024)

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Band Configuration
(07/16/72 - 10/19/74)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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