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Promised Land
April 23, 1972
Lyceum Theater

2nd only to Venetta in 1972
2
Turn On Your Love Light
April 24, 1972
Rheinhalle

Doot-doot-doo, doot-doot-doo, doot-doot-doo, doot-dat-dee
8
Deal
Sept. 16, 1978
Sphinx Theatre

Egypt show - best 70s version. Closing 2 minutes of "Don't you let that Deal go down" coda is a raucous affair.
19
Uncle John's Band
April 27, 1971
Fillmore East

From "Ladies and Gentlemen" Fantastic version, better than a dozen others I know from formally released shows and Dick's. Can't believe it's not here.
34
Sugar Magnolia
April 24, 1972
Rheinhalle

Best version: Tight, up-tempo, great mix, Bob's guitar, Bob's vocal, Jerry's solo, Keith's piano, harmony vocals, Bill's drum fill at 3:27

Comments

Wharf Rat
April 7, 1972
Wembley Empire Pool

Wow, this is bliss. Sweet fucking bliss.
Wharf Rat
April 24, 1972
Rheinhalle

The early 70s versions are incredible. The mesmerizing strumming of the opening chords, the perfect vocals from Jerry. This song was meant to be Jerry only singing. Once they started with the harmonies it lost something elemental. The way this one comeshould in out of Dark Star is also just perfect. The two go together.
Sing Me Back Home
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

You think LSD is good, try Jesus
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
April 8, 1978
Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Ysu
Blow Away
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

So good, it's like they ghosted it in. Check out the solo at 4:20....it doesn't get better than this.