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Grateful Dead April 29, 1971
Fillmore East New York City, NY | Listen on archive
35Hard to Handle
Young but nicely developed, and passion going out to Janis
BEST EVER HANDS DOWN, PIGS ON FIRE!!!!!!!!
21Cold Rain and Snow
I really don't need to say anything!
14Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
One of the best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe the best of the early ones.
2Playin' In The Band
A nice short one early in the song's development.
3All New Minglewood Blues
Strong version to close down the Fillmore East.
19And We Bid You Goodnight
A great "long" version.
3Johnny B. Goode
Hot version of Greatest Story Ever Told->Johnny B. Goode!
A great opening version for the band's last Fillmore East show.
A sweet version from the band's last Fillmore East show.
6Hurts Me Too
A really great version.
9Me and My Uncle
Skull & Roses version.
Also just about pretty damn perfect too. Follows a super-macho Hard to Handle and the combination shows so much of the emotional breadth of the Dead.
6Me and Bobby McGee
My new favourite version, and I never choose "favourites". Passionate perfect Bobby, the band so tight, Jer's perfect harmony, Phil driving it all.
12New Minglewood Blues
Closing down the Fillmore East in fine form.
10I Second That Emotion
So Sweet. One of the greatest overall shows of any band, EVER.
1China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
This one is the sound of a band that knows it can do pretty much anything. Smooth and fiery.