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Grateful Dead Dec. 14, 1980
Long Beach Arena Long Beach, CA | Listen on archive
A classic version from a classic run.
Perfect pace and groove. Super hot ending jam starting by blasting the main lick full band full force. Awesome Jerry licks to complete.
How this is not considered the best Loser I'll never know. Absolutely insane Jerry solo ending with an EXPLOSION into "Last fair deal..."
Wonderful interplay. Short and focused. Sounds like the band becomes one organism.
A great version out of a great Estimated Prophet.
2Little Red Rooster
Another great one with Matt Kelly guesting
A spectacular take on Candyman. Jerry is just brilliant here.
2Looks Like Rain
Beautiful, an exceptional first set, the ending trio of Candyman->LL Rain->Don't Ease is wonderful, Great show
4Cold Rain and Snow
Set two opener has a fantastic swing to it courtesy of Mr. Lesh. Sweet Brent, and Jerry is on top of it.
This is a fantastic nearly flawless version, sweet jams and excellently sung by Bobby. Very polished performance
2Drums -> Space
With special guests Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. Fantastic trippy stuff.
1The Other One
nice long outer space intro sounds like you are on MArs than Phil explodes and it's like a thousand blasts of light they just take off for a wildburst
Karate Chop! Miller/aud for the bone crushing pummeling.
2Greatest Story Ever Told
Energy to Burn
Ripping opener of an outstanding three-night run. Jerry on fire.