I’ve seen thousands of reviews over the years, but this actually explains “A Deadhead”…
As a new fan of the Dead it was years before I realized the importance of the tears streaming down
the face of the girl beside me. She seemed to be having a religious experience. Now I know why”
College of William & Mary Hall, Williamsburg, VA
September 12, 1973
Master Soundboard Reels to DAT
Mastering by Jamie Waddell and Jim Blackwood
“Equipment break to get Phil’s rig sorted resulted in an impromptu break after Looks Like
Rain (and Roll Out the Barrel),”
El Paso has major mix issues, but The Dead go merrily along. You can hear how separate
instruments are sometimes working totally unto themselves this way…
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Bertha *
2. Mexicali Blues
3. Brown Eyed Women
4. El Paso *
5. Don’t Ease Me In
6. Looks Like Rain **
7. Roll Out The Barrel tuning
Set 1.5(after equipment break)
8. Ramble On Rose
9. Me And My Uncle
10. Bird Song
11. Jack Straw ***
12. Loose Lucy
13. Big River
Disc 2 – Set 1.5 cont’d.:
1. Row Jimmy
2. Let Me Sing Your Blues Away ****
3. Weather Report Suite Prelude >
4. Weather Report Suite Part 1 >
5. Let It Grow ****
6. Around And Around
7. Eyes Of The World >
8. Stella Blue
9. Beat It On Down The Line
10. Casey Jones
11. One More Saturday Night
* mix issues
** missing Here Comes Sunshine
*** missing Loser
**** Martin Fierro – sax, Joe Ellis – trumpet
REVIEW: William & Mary – 1973
A really rough start with Audio difficulties early on but starts to smooth out after “Ramble
On Rose”. Show gets much better after that. A little discrepiency on setlist data between the
sdb recordings from LiveArchive and GD Database & Setlist Program. Between the 3, there
is not a complete agreement on songs played and order of songs. Anyway, still enjoyable to
Reviews from other recordings:
REVIEW: I was there
Dead played night before with reserved floor seats.after encore,Bobby says,”listen,we’re not
doing anything tomorrow night,so let’s have a party,we’re gonna pull out all the floor seats
you guys,give them $5……(yes,$5) at door and enjoy the dance floor!great couple of nights
with my friends from Norfolk
REVIEW: An unexpected delight….
This show was unannounced. The story is Bob, Jerry and the boys were partying pretty hard
at W&M College and decided to stay another night. What a “trip”.
REVIEW: great show
you had to be there bro; great show.
REVIEW: Good music w/ audio problems
Nice sound if only the audio problems didn’t exist. Nothing wrong with the playing tho.
REVIEW: this is a surprisingly good performance
considering how greatly it’s overshadowed by the previous night. Bird Song, Weather Report
Suite, and especially the jazzy, high energy Eyes of the World are all superb.
Haven’t gotten to listen to this whole show yet, but what strikes me most in the first few
songs was the great tempo. In later years, songs like Bertha tended to be played at blazing
speeds, but I personally thing the whole sound was more soulful and had more of a groove
when they played em like they did at this show…really enjoying this show.
REVIEW: second rank, but still enjoyable
This show has some funky audio moments, and it doesn’t quite have the fireworks of the
classic ’73 shows.
But it’s still a good show and an enjoyable listen, once you’ve got one or two of the real ’73
monsters in your collection.
REVIEW: Loosey Lucy
Loose Lucy is very jammy and the entire show is a tad slow, which is just my type of show.
My one wish to the genie: drop me off at age 18 in mid-60’s and let me tour with the Dead.
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