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1
Bertha
Nov. 14, 1978
Boston Music Hall

Amazing solo, just when you think Jerry's done he explodes with some lightning fast hyperpicking
2
Eyes Of The World
Dec. 22, 1978
Dallas County Convention Center Arena

You can tell this was a great rendition but this AUD is just way too muddy. An aggressive EQ might do this one some good
1
Shakedown Street
Dec. 15, 1978
Boutwell Auditorium

No SBD but this AUD is actually quite fantastic. This is a superb version, totally worth your time
4
Eyes Of The World
Nov. 14, 1978
Boston Music Hall

Words to describe this one: gentle, tranquil, just beautiful. Criminally underrated. Talkin 25 to life criminally underrated.
1
Bertha
Oct. 18, 1978
Winterland Arena

There's some intentional stutters in the solo that the whole band picks up on and its magical. On fire, not sure how this wasn't already here

Comments

Eyes Of The World
April 2, 1973
Boston Garden

This is a beautiful performance, not sure why I'm only just now listening. First two solos are knocked out of the park-- listen for Keith's delicate, beautiful backing in the second solo. Outro smokes as has been pointed out already. Top shelf '73
Estimated Prophet
Aug. 12, 1981
Salt Palace

Awesome. Stellar outro jam
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Aug. 12, 1981
Salt Palace

Incredible! This is sitting at 13 votes? Massive, bouncy scarlet with an A1 bridge solo. When it comes to scarlet begonias I always look for that "bounce" in the intro, and this one's got it in spades. Most incredible though is the transition; it's very erratic coming into fire, but also somehow very smooth. Everyone is trying to do something different but it somehow ends up oddly cohesive, in a manner only the dead could pull off. The drummers are throwing in all kinds of snare fills, Jerry is gingerly transitioning, and Phil is fragmenting the fire riff. Totally awesome. The fire that follows is no slouch either-- Jerry gets that tone spectrum flowing and it starts to smolder.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Oct. 4, 1981
Rainbow Theater

This is a very sweet rendition. Brent's even got an almost Kraftwerk vibe going in the transition-- definitely one of my fav tones I've heard from him so far. The transition overall is just really awesome. Jerry also sounds great vocally and the solos really sparkle in a nice, mellow kind of way. Needs more attention, 7 votes def not a fair spot for this one. Slowly realizing now how much I've overlooked the 80s. Fantastic rec
It Must Have Been The Roses
Sept. 28, 1975
Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park

Awesome rec. I’m not that familiar with JGB so that was a definite eye opener for sure. The jam in that reminded me a lot of the 9/3/77 NFA where it’s just peak all the way through. Jerry is just not letting up, and that’s gotta be the fattest tiger tone I’ve ever heard. You can tell he’s super into it from the beginning and the jam goes the distance as a result. Just awesome