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Cumberland Blues
Dec. 7, 1971
Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden

Perfect execution, akin to the Europe '72 version in terms of precision, Kreutzzman is all over the kit. Fiery Garcia licks reaching incredible peaks
7
Tennessee Jed
Dec. 7, 1971
Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden

Oh my, the band interplay is absolutely top notch and so mature. Ultimate boogie-gusto, Jerry givin' his all and singin' with soul. Great shit.
38
He's Gone
July 2, 1989
Sullivan Stadium

This blew my mind at the movies, the vocal jam at the end was insane on the big screen

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Playin' In The Band
Feb. 3, 1978
Dane County Coliseum

Goodness gracious, this thing was spacey.. Approaches that free-spacey modal jazz territory quite gracefully. Beautifully sheds the darkness as it ascends up into overtones of the The Wheel.
Eyes Of The World
Nov. 11, 1973
Winterland Arena

Ahh. Been awhile since i've been on this site. This particular Eyes, been givin' me a source of joy for a long, long time now. Jam after 2nd verse is a melodic masterpiece. Fall 1973, da best GD tour.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
April 3, 1987
The Centrum

absolutely explosive. The life after death tour. Spring '87 under the radar heater
Brown Eyed Women
April 14, 1972
Tivolis Koncertsal

Gimme a break, perfect execution deserves at least top 5. Definitive version. This version turned a lot of people onto the Dead in the day.
Eyes Of The World
Nov. 30, 1973
Boston Music Hall

Been my current favorite for this past summer.. Second jam is off the rails, best ever on my list. Jerry is playing like a saxophonist screaming up to the heavens and after you've been brought to a wonderful musical vista and a perfect ending to the musical excursion, Garcia brings you back home with the all too wonderfully familiar "sometimes we live no particular way but our own". Perfect