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2
Johnny B. Goode
Sept. 3, 1980
Civic Center

Jerry in full guitar hero mode, and he can barely keep up with himself. They played FAST in '80.
12
Days Between
March 11, 1993
Rosemont Horizon

Slow build but the outtro solo is worth it. Jerry shreds it to pieces. Amazing. Make sure you get the Matrix - it's a VAST improvement.
12
Space
March 11, 1993
Rosemont Horizon

Ken Nordine Space - definitely worth a listen.
5
So Many Roads
March 11, 1993
Rosemont Horizon

Pretty bad lyrical flubs, but fluent and decisive solo
2
It Must Have Been The Roses
June 28, 1974
Boston Garden

No solo, but lots of beautiful little nuances hiding in the verses. Standout performance by every supporting member.

Comments

Stella Blue
March 24, 1973
The Spectrum

Crazily underrated. Try focusing on Weir a little (kind of quiet and to the left). He’s having a night.
They Love Each Other
March 24, 1973
The Spectrum

This may be it. Had to stop what I was doing to listen more than once.
They Love Each Other
March 24, 1973
The Spectrum

Beautiful one here. Makes me question my post-hiatus preference.
Playin' In The Band
Oct. 15, 1983
Civic Center

This one just "clicked" for me today. A truly inspired Playin' from an era I usually overlook. Special from about 3 minutes in right up until the end.
Johnny B. Goode
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara

I think this is actually the best. It's admittedly mellow, but Jerry is dialed in. Consistently sharp and inventive playing throughout. I don't think there's one lead line that's completely by the book.