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State Fairgrounds - Des Moines, IA

Set 1:
Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
Beat It On Down The Line
Scarlet Begonias
Black Throated Wind
El Paso
It Must Have Been The Roses
Jack Straw
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Around And Around

Set 2:
Ship Of Fools
U.S. Blues
The Race Is On
Eyes Of The World
Big River
Playin' In The Band

Set 3:
Tennessee Jed
Me And My Uncle
Greatest Story Ever Told
Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam
Wharf Rat
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad

Casey Jones

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In set 1, there should be a China>Rider after Jack Straw. China>Rider ended set 1, and US Blues starts set 2, not Ship of Fools. I have Ship coming after GSET. I have a soundboard that flows, only 2 obvious splices. The end of set 1 and set are very clear. Bobby announces that they will "take a little break."
Hope this helps!

Despite the mix-up in the set list and the frequent mixing problems, this show rocks! Too many great moments to list. Definitely one of my all-time favorites!

Typically fantastic 1974 Eyes of the World transitions so smoothly into Big River that you may forget where you left your head. Very unusual pairing executed so very well. Yeee-HAA! And a 30 minute Playin' in the Band!

one of my "pinnacle" dead experiences...attending this show was truly see the "wall of sound" looming over the stage was quite a sight to behold...when the boys started playing a cold, gray day cleared up...the sun came out and things warmed up...the show itself was absolutely incredible...each song and each set seemed to build upon the the time they ripped into one of the all time great gdtrfb's all of our minds were melted!!!

Does anyone hear an II HURTS ME TOO tease in Nobody's Jam? Or am I hallucinating

I love this 3 set masterpiece of a a Gratwful Dead show from my favorite year...1974!

my sister's birthday and she thinks the show is over-rated, what a chach bastard

Yes I heard it too. And yes, this could be the best Eyes of the World of all time. It's super hot, quite long and epicaly transitions into Big River like never before-or since...
-Dark Star

The China->Rider is over 16 minutes and
the jamming is unlike any other I've heard. Scarlet and Nobody's Jam are also great!

i don't know if i am trying to "recapture my youth" or what but i recently "rediscovered" this wonderful show that i attended oh so many years ago!
all my original comments above still apply but i need to mention that the set list above needs to be corrected since following jack straw is one of the all time great china>riders!! i was reading fz's comments about it being a 16 minute version and i was skeptical since even the longer china>riders usually don't go much past 13 or so minutes but when i listened to it i noted that it clocked in at a bit over 16 minutes and wow what an incredible jammed out version it is!!
this show is truly a classic!

I've listened to the 'Eyes-River' combo at least 500 times, and will listen to it at least another 500 times.

I wasn't there but my sister was. She said it was amazing. I wish I could have been there.

This China Cat -> Rider is the one all others are to be measured by.

"Thanks a billion" for this show!!

Is Ned on keys at all in the 3rd set?

BIODTL-8 beats to first lick
"if you shut up a second, we can tune up" Phil says, "you guys don't follow orders to good" Bobby chimes in before El Paso.
Ship of Fools follows Greatest.


One of my fav. IMHBTR of all time. Really tight, a little funky and R&B ish. Billy really taps those drums just perfectly and controls the song while Phil hits each note rather perfectly.

It's good, really good : )

-Scott (03/18/2009)

what, no mention of the sick nobody's fault jam? I LOVE '74!
-vologases (09/01/2009)

5 degrees outside, afternoon sun coming thru the windows, sitting by the woodstove ripping some tubes of kind and listening to the Playin. Ahhh..this must be heaven
-Capt Kirk (01/06/2011)

I wish to Hell they hadn't chopped this show for official release. June 74 is so fricking good and this show is so fricking good god I'd love the whole show in context.
-Spilled Milk Crier (08/21/2014)

As arranged on Road Trips release:

Disc 1

China Cat Sunflower 10:37
I Know You Rider 4:52
The Race Is On 3:23
Eyes of the World 20:09
Big River 5:43
U.S. Blues 5:35
Playing in the Band 28:54

Bonus Disc

Deal 6:02
Greatest Story Ever Told 5:31
Truckin' 8:09
Nobody's Jam 12:45
Wharf Rat 9:36
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad 8:16

-Bookkeeper (12/24/2018)

Very unique jam transitioning into Big River, after bobby starts the big river cue. One of a kind cosmic country jam. So much more to be said about the show
-Luke (04/22/2021)

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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

Note: Band configuration is across specified time period. Configuration for particular show may have differed.

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