According to estimates, 600,000 music fans converged at Watkins Glen, New York.

THE BAND
Watkins Glen Festival 1973 [no label, 4CD]

Live at the Raceway, Watkins Glen, New York, July 27, 28, 1973. New, previously uncirculated, very good audience recording.

This is what davmar77, who shared this show, said:

“What we have here is a new and previously unheard source and I must say, it’s about the most complete and best sounding version yet. Included here is part of the sound check by the band from the night before, their entire set from the main day and the closing jam with members of The Band, The Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead… As far as I can tell, this is the complete closing set.”

Thanks to Jim Cooper, Arti and mitchell+1 for braving the bouncers to record this show in trying conditions. As always big thanks to davmar77 for sharing it on the net.

Disc 1
Friday, July 27, 1973
The Sound Check
Track 101. Instrumental
Track 102. audience
Track 103. Instrumental
Track 104. audience
Track 105. Don’t Do It
Track 106. audience
Track 107. W. S. Walcott Medicine Show

Disc 2
Saturday, July 28, 1973
The Concert – Part I
Track 201. audience/tuning
Track 202. Instrumental
Track 203. audience
Track 204. Introduction – Sam Cutler and Bill Graham
Track 205. Goin’ Back To Memphis
“We’ve got a visitor” (comments about parachutist who sadly would die)
Track 206. audience
Track 207. Lovin’ You Is Sweeter Than Ever
Track 208. The Shape I’m In
Track 209. The Weight
Track 210. Stage Fright
Track 211. I Shall Be Released
Track 212. Don’t Do It
Track 213. Endless Highway
Track 214. Genetic Method
Track 215. Chest Fever

Disc 3
Saturday, July 28, 1973
The Concert – Part II
Track 301. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Track 302. Across The Great Divide
Track 303. Instrumental
Track 304. Holy Cow
Track 305. audience
Track 306. Life Is A Carnival
Track 307. Saved
Track 308. Up On Cripple Creek
Track 309. audience
Track 310. Share Your Love
Track 311. Wheels On Fire
Track 312. W. S. Wolcott Medicine Show
Track 313. Slippin’ And Slidin’
Track 314. audience
Track 315. Rag Mama Rag

Disc 4
Saturday, July 28, 1973
The Concert – Part III (after the main event)
Summer Jam – various members of The Band, Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead
Track 401. A Change Is Gonna Come (first take)
Track 402. A Change Is Gonna Come
Track 403. Rick and crowd converse
Track 404. Rainin’ In My Heart
Track 405. “It hasn’t been planned”
Track 406. Tuning and direction as various musicians converge and proceed to mill about and play
Track 407. Have You Ever Been Mistreated (Richard Manuel vocal)
Track 408. “Go away Jerry”
Track 409. Da Di De Day (Rick vocal)
Track 410. Not Fade Away
Track 411. “Level Checking”
Track 412. Let Me Wrap You In My Warm And Tender Love (Rick and Jerry vocals)
Track 413. Reelin’ And Rockin’
Track 414. “We want our money back”
Track 415. Mountain Jam
Track 416. Amazing Grace
Track 417. Amazing Grace
Track 418. Mountain Jam

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