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Way To Go Home
June 28, 1992
Deer Creek Music Center
The one Vince song I dig. This performance is super-solid. Make sure to listen to Jerry's solo. Something kicked him in the ass- it's a rager!
Dec. 9, 1989
Great Western LA Forum
Surprised the Without A Net version gets no love here. This one has always been one of my favorites, and I go back to it often!
May 6, 1981
A very solid, all-around well-played version. This definitely needs more love!
Feb. 27, 1981
Off of one of Dick's leaked tapes. Wow, great version. There's a nice, clean copy on archive- check it out!
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Dec. 12, 1980
Total sleeper!!!! I came across this version by accident. Good god man- everything about this is perfect! Mountain Jam taboot. LISTEN NOW! Damn...
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April 25, 1971
Greatest Story Ever Told
Sept. 28, 1972
I'm generally skeptical of versions rated highly for gimmicks. (St. Stephen jam, 80,524 beat intro to BIODTL, etc...) but this version smokes even without the nod to Stephen. I think my vote just tied this for first place with Veneta, 16-16.
Oct. 20, 1974
Why was this left off the GD Movie soundtrack?!?!?
Pretty Peggy O
June 17, 1975
Wow, thanks for this suggestion. Very nice.
Feb. 27, 1981
Clean is right- a sleeper for sure, except for coming out of the last solo... I swear they miss the cue on that more than they don't... But still a great one, and better than most above this. Thanks for introducing me to it.
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Loser, Alexandra Palace, Sept. 10, 1974
The Wheel, Madison Square Garden, Sept. 18, 1990
Deal, Hampton Coliseum, March 22, 1987
An absolutely face-melting performance. ...
I'll be forever grateful ...
Wow, this version is ...
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