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Winterland Arena
San Francisco, California

’73 was a very fine year, and this show is the cream of that turn around the sun. The first set is extraordinary, topped only by the second half and its epic Dark Star> Mind Left Body> Eyes> China Doll. It all opens with a relaxed and mellow version of Promised Land, allowing you to really feel the dirt and grime of the hard traveling and the pure ecstasy of making it into LA. A song later, Bobby comes back on a furious Greatest Story. Sugaree and Black Throated Wind are excellent as well; it is really hard to find an even just good song in the whole lot. And the Weather Report Suite at the end is as heady as they come. Jerry is just spectacular, leading the band on a hardcore jazz session throughout the Let It Grow...