Ed & Lerry’s Grateful Dead Tour Journal: 12/4/73

December 4, 1973
Venue:Cincinnati Gardens
Show Details

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Apparently this show was released as a “bonus disc” for the people who pre-ordered the Complete Winterland 73 box set. It’s not available from any other source. We had a lot of trouble tracking this one down, and only got to listen to it after we finished the rest of the tour. This gets an “Un-Stealie” award from Lerry and Ed. We would like to re-quote one of Lerry’s favorite quotes from 11-21-73:
“It’s truly unfortunate that greedy people have found a way to monetize what should be free forever.”
https://archive.org/details/gd1973-11-21.sbd.miller.88612.sbeok.flac16

Lerry: Well, it is hard to get much of a feel for the show as a whole since we only have 9 songs available to us (due to greedy people), but it sounds, in general, like a below average December 1973 show.  This one is a bit on the sloppy side, perhaps.  Billy and Phil have some questionable segments.  However, there were some good jams.  Stella Blue was great.  Space (the jam after Eyes) was pretty awesome. Apparently the band was several hours late and played a shorter set than normal.  From the pieces we get to hear, it sounds a bit like they were distracted or something.

Favorite quote:
“GDP, what you are doing is like taking a complete set of encyclopedias and tearing a few of the most important pages out every once and awhile.”
https://archive.org/details/gd1973-12-04.sbd.miller.86845.flac16

Ed: Totally agree. Hard to get feel of the show, but it seems sloppy/rushed.
I love this conspiracy theory:
“Reviewer: He Live’s – – April 28, 2008
Subject: not this show
compare it to the bonus disc from the winterland 73 box set.
this is not from that show.”
https://archive.org/details/gd73-12-04pt.sbd.elliot.11799.sbeok.shnf

Next show: 12/6/73 Grateful Dead

Previous show: 12/2/73 Grateful Dead

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