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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, October 18th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Grateful Dead
The (Fabulous) Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
October 18, 1972
gd1972-10-18.sbd.matera.123571.sbeok.flac16
Based on gd72-10-18.sbd.weir.7295.sbeok.shnfMO
Further remastering by Phil Matera via Cool Edit 2000
Unknown source (probably shnid 7295)
(see Phil Matera’s notes below)

This is so friggin’ funny, folks!!! I have had this show in the bag and ready to broadcast
for many weeks, and I just this past Thursday evening found out that there will be an
upcoming 7-date release soon, and it will include this show(and also on vinyl!):

“LOS ANGELES – From the first show the Grateful Dead played in St. Louis in 1968 –
when “St. Stephen” made its debut – local fans knew the Gateway City’s rich musical
heritage had a unique way of coaxing the best out of the band. The seven complete
concerts collected in “LISTEN TO THE RIVER: ST. LOUIS ’71 ’72 ’73” capture the
shows that cemented the bonds between St. Louis and the Dead.

The set includes previously unreleased concerts recorded on: December 9 and 10, 1971
at the Fox Theatre; October 17-19, 1972 at the Fox Theatre; and October 29 and 30,
1973 at Kiel Auditorium. Each show was restored, and speed corrected using Plangent
Processes with mastering by Jeffrey Norman.

Dead.net will also exclusively release LIGHT INTO ASHES: FOX THEATRE, ST. LOUIS, MO (10/18/72) as a double-LP on 180-gram custom vinyl. Limited to 7,200 copies, the set features an exceptional hour-plus jam plucked from the Grateful Dead’s October 18, 1972 show at the Fox.”

Bobby is way high in the mix and tends to distort somewhat, but very listenable. Makes listening to the interplay between Jerry and Bobby much easier. Phil and Keith are down the center. I really like this mix!

Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Bertha
2. Me and My Uncle
3. Don’t Ease Me In
4. Mexicali Blues
5. Brown Eyed Women
6. Beat It On Down the Line
7. Bird Song
8. Big River
9. Loser
10. Jack Straw
11. Big Railroad Blues
12. El Paso

Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. China Cat Sunflower >
2. I Know You Rider
3. Playin’ In the Band >
4. Drums >
5. Dark Star >
6. Morning Dew >
7. Playin’ In the Band

Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Deal
2. Promised Land
3. Brokedown Palace
4. One More Saturday Night >
5. Casey Jones

Reviews from this recording:
REVIEW: bobby big in the mix — a good thing
as per notes, there’s a slight distortion in bob’s guitar channel and adds (very pleasantly) to the cumulative sound. china cat>rider and playin’ are excellent. am def gonna tag this show

REVIEW: back to the fox
beautiful job, phil…….nice soundstage

REVIEW: –
This is apparently a somewhat famous show, and for 72, yes it’s good. I’m not a big
71-72 guy, as I think their sound was too brittle and clean to be all that pleasant.
This changed a lot in 73. I guess the Playing in the Band sandwich is noteworthy.
The Dark Star is really boring, with none of the Gibson Les Paul thickness or the
Irwin Wolf gain boost. Even not being a fan of the year, I’ve heard better from 72.
Way better.

Reviews from the weir-based recording:
REVIEW: Smokin show
This show has something for everyone. The first set is pretty much a standard(read:
hot) set for ’72. The main highlight of this show is probably the best musical
performances I have ever heard, period. The Playin jam is quite nice with some fast
paced jamming from the band and Billy providing the perfect backdrop for the rest
of the boys to dance around. This segues into a short drum solo which leads into
Phil opening up one of the best Dark Stars EVER. This Dark Star should be
heard…I really cant describe it. Dew is up next and contains a very beautiful
closing jam that perfectly segues back into Playing.

REVIEW: fantastic playing > dark star > creshendoes! wow!
bobby’s up in the mix at times
jerry shines in spacy jam and in rolling notes with kieth in playin & dark star, bass
jam & feeling groovy (or uncle john’s band???) jam, really stellar , really in the
transition between 72 & 73, not honey, a bit more raw, but finely worked
nonetheless.

REVIEW: personally….
hey…all the shows the dead did in 72 smoke ass…..!!! this recording however
features loud rhythm guitar {too loud} by bobby the masta blasta…jerry’s vocals are
very low…..

REVIEW: One of the best shows of a peak year
This show has been in circulation for such a short time that it seems to be virtually
unknown, but wow, this is absolutely stellar stuff! Not only is the song sequence a
dream, but the playing is appropriately inspired to be sure. Hard to say which you’ll
like better, the Playin or the Dark Star. I love the mix, by the way; for once Weir’s
turned up as loud as everybody else is, and you can actually hear everything he’s
playing.

REVIEW: Kind 72′
Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile 🙂

REVIEW: It all comes back now
I was going to Kansas University and knew that I had to catch some of these shows
at the Fox in St. Louis. Had tickets for the 17th and the 19th but after the first show
didn’t leave town knowing that I had to see them all. Met Bear backstage and he
got me in early for this show, had my choice of seats. Three of the best nights of
my life, and this show was the night. So glad to be able to hear it again after all
these years.
It’s actually a rather delicate show. And of course the best bass solo that I’ve ever
heard from Phil. Highly recommended

REVIEW: Great Playing bad mix
Playin’>Drumz>Dark Star>Bass Solo>Feelin’ Groovy Jam>Morning Dew>Playin’
is Great Great Great Stuff!! Jams flow and have great feel. Just wish Jery was up in
the mix. Phil is stong in the mix (Which is great) just way too much Bobby. Seems
to wash out some of Jerry Soloing. God this would be heaven with Bobby and
Jerry reversed in the mix!! Still well worth many listens!! Still have to rate the
show a 5 just for the above mentioned Sandwich!!

Many more…you get the idea…

Notes from Phil Matera:
“As always, I started “remastering” with the intent of doing it quickly, but
adequately enough to my ears. That is never enough (as I am sure you
musical editing freaks are aware) so I went through a number of iterations to
get a very much enhanced recording. I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely
(imho) that this came out.

One thing that made it difficult to make it sound pristine, is that there
is an inherent distortion on the right channel. What I like about the distortion,
is that it is mostly on Weir’s guitar, and it gives him a more distinctive sound.

All tracks were balanced via Cool Edit. The amplitudes of many tracks
were very low. These were all brought up to a reasonable level. Jerry
was way low in the mix, so a bit of the balance was edged towards the left
channel. All tracks were Quick-Filtered to bring out more of the highs
and bring back the sorely missing bass lines.

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Big Top Brewing Company, Fri., Oct. 22nd, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
6111 Porter Way, Sarasota, 371-2939

Kettle Of Fish:
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Oct. 24th, 4:00 p.m.
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Naughty Monk Brewery, Fri., Oct. 22nd, 7:00 p.m.
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Schmitz Brothers Band:
Casey Key Fish House, Sat., Oct. 23rd, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
801 Blackburn Point Rd., Osprey, 966-1901

Ship Of Fools:
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19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Motorworks Brewing, Sun., Oct. 24th, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892

Uncle John’s Band:
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19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

The Blue Rooster:
Wed., Oct. 20th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 21st, Slim & The Perkolators, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 22nd, Big Al and the Heavyweights, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 23rd, Travis Wanvig, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., Oct. 18th, Alvis Brothers Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 19th, Al Fuller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 20th, Marvin Hagar, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 21st, Made In America, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Oct.l 22nd, Missing Links, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 23rd, Gin & Juice Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

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Jess Klein, Sat, Oct. 23rd, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 members • $18 general • $9 students (Ages 13+)
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469

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