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Take A Step Back
April 17, 1984
Niagara Falls Convention Center
A dark, echoey recommendation to step back before dropping into Help>Slipknot>Franklin's
Its All Over Now
April 3, 1987
Blistering, high speed ENERGY! Almost feels like a different song with this tempo, but by far my favorite version. This whole show is insane.
Oct. 19, 1989
Very powerful vocals from Bobby! SOLID!!!! then it gets nice and spacey/experimental before dissolving into a fairly energetic latter-years Eyes
Dec. 31, 1989
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
New Year's '89>'90?! Yes, pretty please! The crowd is totally into it. Check out the build up before the song starts (matrix recording recommended)
April 29, 1977
Bouncy/Shuffly and Inspired! God save the child who rings that bell!!!
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Might As Well
Oct. 29, 1977
Evans Field House, Northern Illinois University
There's a new Dave Usborne matrix of this show on the archive, and it sounds really, really good. I love his matrixes btw. Check out his matrix of 3/26/90!
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
June 22, 1976
Aaaah the crowd is soo pumped and into it!!!!
Samson and Delilah
May 12, 1977
So fun to listen to the audience source of this version. It's so good!!! So so so so so so much energy!!!!!
May 22, 1977
Her voice actually sounds rather pretty in this version.
Dec. 31, 1987
Oakland Coliseum Arena
What a real shame, and a head-scratcher, that they edited this out of the concert DVD... This one smokes!
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Jack Straw, Strand Lyceum, May 25, 1972
Big Boss Man, Strand Lyceum, May 25, 1972
I Know You Rider, Strand Lyceum, May 25, 1972
good ole grateful dead
And then the drop ...
It's a travesty they ...
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