Phil Lesh has been paying tribute to the various years in the Grateful Dead’s storied career, as part of his personal 50th anniversary celebration at Terrapin Crossroads. Having successfully navigated through 1965 through 1971, Lesh and company turned to 1972 last weekend, playing back-to-back shows that mirrored setlists from two shows in 1972.
The first, on March 28th, was a tribute to the Dead’s show on March 26, 1972, from the Academy of Music in New York, NY. Almost 43 years to the day, Lesh brought out Jeff Chimenti, Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, and Ezra James, along with guests Alex Koford and Ross James to recreate the classic performance. Lesh started the show with a brief 1972 history lesson, talking about their expansive Europe tour, before diving right into the material. Setlists are below.
Full audio from the first night, courtesy of Quinfolk:
The second, on March 29th, paid tribute to the Dead’s performance on December 10, 1972 at the Winterland in San Francisco. The same lineup stuck the setlist entirely, with Stu Allen and Grahame Lesh trading off vocal duties throughout the night. Additionally, Jeanette Ferber joined in for “Playin In The Band” and “Sugar Magnolia,” adding something special to the evening’s performance.
You can watch the second 1972 show here, courtesy of Youtube user Samwise Gamgee:
Phil Lesh & Friends ~ Terrapin Crossroads ~ March 28, 2015 ~ March 26, 1972
Set One: Greatest Story Ever Told, Cold Rain & Snow, Chinatown Shuffle, Black Throated Wind, You Win Again, Mr. Charlie, Jack Straw, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Big Railroad Blues, Big Boss Man, Playin’ In The Band
Set Two: Truckin’ > Drums > The Other One > Me & My Uncle > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Sugar Magnolia, The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion), Not Fade Away > Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad > Not Fade Away
Phil Lesh & Friends ~ Terrapin Crossroads ~ March 29, 2015 ~ December 10, 1972
Set One: Cold Rain & Snow sa, Beat It On Down The Line gl, Don’t Ease Me In sa, Black Throated Wind gl, Bird Song sa, El Paso gl, Around and Around gl, Tennessee Jed sa, Big River gl, Box of Rain pl, Candyman sa, Bertha sa, Playing In The Band gl*, Casey Jones sa
Set Two: Promised Land gl, Stella Blue sa, China Cat Sunflower sa > I Know You Rider all, Truckin’ gl > The Other One gl > Deal sa, Jack Straw sa gl > Sugar Magnolia gl * > Ramble on Rose sa, Johnny B. Goode gl
Encore: donor rap, Uncle John’s Band all
* w/Jeannette Ferber on vocals