Monday, August 22, 2016

The Perfect Show, Berkeley, August 24, 1972





I have only been familiar with this show since October, 2009, but to me, this is The Perfect Show.
Well, all of 1972 is off the charts, but this little show at Phil's high school in the Berkeley Community Theater is simple Perfect.  It's interesting that the next time on August 25 might have been the Just Exactly Perfect Show, however it's missing much of what I expect is the best part of the show. And of course the trip up to Oregon followed. :)

For some reason, when I listen to this night, it just feels right, it feels perfect to me. It's the playing, it's the singing. it's the rare Dark Star>Morning Dew (more on that soon!). It's everything. It's perfect.

From the GD Newsletter August 1972, Guess Santa Barbara Bowl didnt happen :)
SET 1
The Promised Land
Sugaree
Jack Straw
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Me And My Uncle
Bird Song
Beat It On Down The Line
Tennessee Jed
Playing In The Band
Casey Jones
SET 2
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Women
Truckin'
Dark Star >
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia
Ramble On Rose
Greatest Story Ever Told
Sing Me Back Home
One More Saturday Night
ENCORE
Uncle John's Band






You can see that many people above and below agree with me.

http://www.deadlistening.com/2009/10/1972-august-24-berkeley-community.html

https://dailydoseofdead.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/today-in-grateful-dead-history-august-24-1972-berkeley-community-theater-berkeley-ca/

http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2009/12/some-overlooked-shows-from-1972.html

http://liveforlivemusic.com/news/dark-star-orchestra-to-recreate-berkeley-1972-grateful-dead-show-blocks-away-from-original-concert/

http://cryptdev.blogspot.com/2012/08/grateful-dead-august-1972.html

http://headyversion.com/show/650/grateful-dead/1972-08-24/

https://www.gdao.org/items/show/251553

http://moderndeadhead.blogspot.com/2010/02/grateful-dead-berkeley-august-1972.html

https://archive.org/details/gd72-08-24.sbd.miller.18093.sbeok.shnf