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Just A Little Light
July 4, 1990
This version is extremely delicate yet powerful. Brent is soulful a usual, while Jerry really goes to outer space with his fluttery lead lines.
May 30, 1992
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl
Very tight version, with a SUPER climax. Phil will rattle your teeth with this bomb! One of the best peaks
June 29, 1984
Blossom Music Center
Jerry's intro on this Wheel rivals Kincerbocker 1990. Just beautiful...
April 3, 1991
A standout version from one of the best first sets of the 1990s
Oct. 30, 1990
Very mellow, deep version here. Old man Jerry doing his best. Hornsby adds a lot too
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Sept. 4, 1983
Park West Ski Resort
This 6 minute Spanish Jam features some of the best Weir/Garcia dialogue of the early ‘80s. This SBD is crystal clear. Jerry’s snaky lead runs with Bobs angular counterpoint attack is mind melting!
Dec. 5, 1981
Market Square Arena
I LOVE the way Phil leads this one in...and how locked in they all are as they stomp this version out. A straight fire hoe-down!
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
April 1, 1984
Marin County Veterans Auditorium
Jerry just runs spider fingers all over the fretboard on this Slipknot. These ‘84 versions are amazing.
May 3, 1986
This one is a real tear jerker. Some of the most soulful singing I’ve ever heard.
June 10, 1984
Easily one of the best. High energy and A+ execution. A good version to quiet the naysayers!!
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Might As Well, Community War Memorial Auditorium, Nov. 5, 1977
Big River, Denver Coliseum, Nov. 20, 1973
Let It Grow, Seattle Center Coliseum, Aug. 29, 1982
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