find the best versions of grateful dead songs

please login or register.


George Matters



Morning Dew
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

Sure it's only a tease that's aborted for El Paso, but it's Veneta, so it has to be the best!
Just A Little Light
Oct. 15, 1989
Meadowlands Arena

High energy. Part of a very underrated show.
Oct. 15, 1989
Meadowlands Arena

Melodic and intense, by far my favorite space melts into Stella. Very underrated show.
Stella Blue
Oct. 15, 1989
Meadowlands Arena

Highlight of an underrated show.
Black Peter
Dec. 1, 1979
Stanley Theater

Slow and intense.


Visions of Johanna
July 8, 1995
Soldier Field

One of the reasons "on this night Jerry had no problem remembering all the lyrics to visions of Johanna" is that they were using teleprompters in 1995.
Why Don't We Do It In The Road
April 7, 1985
The Spectrum

Revolution and Tomorrow Never Knows are my favorite Beatles covers, although none even come close to the JGB Dear Prudence.
Uncle John's Band
June 17, 1991
Giants Stadium

This is by far my favorite post-Brent show, and the phenomenal Truckin>Speedway>UJB sequence with Dark Star weaved throughout all three songs is the highlight of the show.
Morning Dew
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

This should get more votes than Blow Away at least.
Dark Star
April 14, 1972
Tivolis Koncertsal

This is my favorite Dark Star. The post-verse jam including the Feelin Groovy part it morphs into from about 19 mins to 25 mins might be my favorite single Grateful Dead jam of all. This one is the perfect length at 29 mins. There's enough time to properly explore all of the themes and throw in a little space to boot without dragging or including the unlistenable non-musical noise that tend to infest the longer versions.