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Submissions

4
Eyes Of The World
Sept. 2, 1983
Boise Pavilion - Boise State University

Not too speedy, well jammed and ends with a one of kind improv between Bobby, Brent and the drummers.
1
Terrapin Station
Nov. 30, 1979
Stanley Theater

The solos in Lady with a Fan are fucking beautiful.
1
The Music Never Stopped
Dec. 17, 1978
Fox Theatre

Delicate, sweet playing in the midsection and a good outro. The linked source is not great, but there is a SBD.
2
Tennessee Jed
Nov. 13, 1978
Music Hall

Thunderous climax. The last two minutes of the song are tight.
2
The Music Never Stopped
April 14, 1978
Cassell Coliseum - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bob blows some lyrics, but the midsection and outro are fluent and soaring. Lot on the list not as good as this one.

Comments

Dark Star
June 17, 1991
Giants Stadium

I'm surprised this hadn't been posted yet. The teases are unique and while this isn't some '69 DS, it's cool in its own right.
Friend of the Devil
Dec. 30, 1983
Civic Auditorium

Very nice. Bob takes a rare solo in between Brent and Jerry.
Sugaree
March 28, 1981
Grugahalle

I think this is top 10 and the video certainly helps to make that case. It's hard to watch the second solo and say otherwise. If, on the other hand, videos existed of, say 12/28/79 and a bunch of others, we would have a different landscape to be sure.
Eyes Of The World
Sept. 11, 1974
Alexandra Palace

I like the matrix for this one. The reverb of the AUD makes the dreamy intro even dreamier.
Wharf Rat
July 27, 1973
Grand Prix Racecourse

Filthy. I don’t hear fotm or franklins. I just hear the good stuff.