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Sitting on Top of the World
March 24, 1988
Omni Coliseum

This was soundchecked at a show sometime in ‘88; this date may not be accurate. Look for the “GD Home Movies” video on YouTube from LoloYodel
Throwing Stones
Sept. 5, 1989
Hartford Civic Center

Opening for JGB w/ Rob Wasserman. Very good acoustic version with great vocals from Bob.
The Harder They Come
Aug. 29, 1987
French's Camp

This is probably the best one I’ve heard JGB do. Jerry’s vocals are superb, almost 78 like. The jam in the middle is essential.
Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie
Dec. 6, 1980
Mill Valley Recreation Center

Not played since the Warfield/RCMH run, and it shows a little, but overall it’s still pretty good
Terrapin Station
Feb. 14, 1986
Henry J. Kaiser Center

Jerry screws up the lyrics on Lady With a Fan, but overall this is a pretty good version. The outro jam is pretty unique also.


May 19, 1977
Fox Theatre

This one is really good. The solos are like butter. Very clean.
Morning Dew
April 15, 1978
William and Mary College Hall

Since this show has been announced for a Dave’s this year, I’ve decided to hold off on listening to the show until it arrives. One exception has been made, the Dew. This one is truly gorgeous. It’s long, well played, and the vocals are on point. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the show. I also have a feeling they’ll throw in some of 4/12/78 as bonus material.
Jack Straw
May 8, 1977
Barton Hall - Cornell University

Listening to this show again, and I’m pretty sure someone yells “Dark Star!” before the song starts. Great version
Let It Grow
June 9, 1976
Boston Music Hall

Love hearing the audience shouting out songs at the end. I Know You Rider! Mountains of the Moon! Wharf Rat! Dark Star!
Eyes Of The World
June 9, 1976
Boston Music Hall

Really love the opening jam on this one. Has a ‘74 like jam, and it goes on for around 8 minutes before the singing starts. Goes into a very good Let it Grow