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Brother Esau
April 22, 1983
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum

Standout version with an extended marimba intro that's a dinosaur stomp if I've ever heard one
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Candyman
March 13, 1992
Nassau Coliseum

Jerry is on point in the first set. Excellent version with mournful vocals, crisp effected guitars, and strong Vince. Recommended!
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Black Peter
Sept. 12, 1985
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center

Beautiful! The pain is there, but Jerry is lucid and feeling it. Flows nicely into Throwing Stones
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Row Jimmy
Sept. 12, 1985
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center

Excellent mid-80s version. Jerry is very lucid in this show, heartfelt and floaty version.
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Throwing Stones
Sept. 12, 1985
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center

Love this version. Not jammed out, but incredibly delivered and fun.

Comments

Drums -> Space
May 8, 1984
Silva Hall at the Hult Center

Essential!
Terrapin Station
March 2, 1992
The Omni

deserves infinite upvotes. A superlative version preceding a cerebral, skullf*cking drums space.
Days Between
Oct. 18, 1994
Madison Square Garden

they lead into this from space for about 3-4 minutes. A beautiful, gooey transition. This version should be in the dialogue for best versions. I don't care about the flubs, I care about the vibes!
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Dec. 1, 1966
Studio demo

ditto -- wow!
Bird Song
March 13, 1992
Nassau Coliseum

YES -- thank you! listened to this show today and was blown away. Such delicate interplay that leads outward and back inward in amazingly satisfying ways.