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Best of Playing In The Band
The Top 10 Versions of Playing In The Band:
8/27/72 - Old Renaissance Faire Grounds, Veneta, OR - STREAM SBD
12/31/72 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA - STREAM SBD
Historically Significant:2/18/71 - Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY (first) - STREAM SBD
3/23/74 - Cow Palace, Daly City, CA (Wall of Soundcheck Playing Palindrome) - STREAM SBD
5/21/74 - Hec. S. Edmundson Pavilion, U. of Wa., Seattle, WA (longest) - STREAM SBD
10/16/74 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA - STREAM SBD; MTX
7/29/88 - Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, CA (first full Playing since 1976) - STREAM SBD
7/5/95 - Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO (last) - STREAM SBD
Despite our best efforts, there are times when a show or song version gets overlooked. This can be for a host of reasons, the most likely being, because at the time of the project a source wasn't available, or the available source may be deemed un-listenable. I can't possibly fathom how we managed to overlook the version this update will highlight. It seems impossible that it wouldn't have been immediately brought up and subsequently drooled over. My only guess is that at the time of the Playing project, the source had been pulled from archive with the boatload of other 1972 shows that were pulled during 2004-2005. If it were a hidden gem from the mid-80s I'd be willing to admit the possibility that, it simply never got listened to. However, this being a 1972 Playing, there is no way it would have been passed over, as to anyone remotely interested in the GD pantheon knows, 72 was the year of Playing In The Band. The Top 10 list is what it is so I won't be altering it, but from here on, Playing In The Band from 1972-10-26 will be listed in addition to the versions already listed. It is just jaw dropping.
Playing In The Band
Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Some folks trust to reason, others trust to might
Some folks look for answers, others look for fights
Standing on a tower, world at my command
In the version on "Rolling Thunder", Bob Weir sings "... others trust to sight"
The Annotated "Playing In The Band"