headyversion

find the best versions of grateful dead songs

please login or register.

FreedomHaul

Grateful Novice

+11099


Submissions

3
Around and Around
Dec. 19, 1978
State Fairgrounds Coliseum

I usually hate Berry berries in the last slot, but they murder many of these this year
9
Not Fade Away
Dec. 19, 1978
State Fairgrounds Coliseum

romper stomper TOO>Stella>NFA!
2
Stella Blue
Nov. 25, 1979
Pauly Pavillion

Fantastic end to this segment. Whole thing's worth a listen.
2
Truckin'
Nov. 25, 1979
Pauly Pavillion

> out of D/S. Sounds like the hint some towards Stella in Space, and I dug the left turn into Truckin first.
2
He's Gone
Nov. 25, 1979
Pauly Pavillion

Solid version with some lovely passages at the end.

Comments

I Know You Rider
May 1, 1970
Alfred College

One of the best acoustic versions. Fun fact: this song uses basically the same chords as Morning Dew, and you can hear the similarities during this slower acoustic versions.
Deep Elem Blues
May 1, 1970
Alfred College

this whole show needs love!
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Feb. 17, 1973
St. Paul Auditorium

China Cat very good not great, until that country rock rainbow appears at the end. Rider is phenomenal, dig Jerry's lines ca. 45 seconds in.
Here Comes Sunshine
Feb. 17, 1973
St. Paul Auditorium

I'd agree that none of the performances individually is an all-timer, but the transitions are something else entirely. complete Oneness.
Dancin' in the Streets
April 14, 1978
Cassell Coliseum - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

This year's very hit or miss for me, but when it works, it works. Good playing from all involved, I especially liked Bobby's record scratch-strumming.