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Mind Left Body Jam
Dec. 18, 1973
Curtis Hixon Convention Hall

Short but sweet

Comments

Wharf Rat
April 7, 1972
Wembley Empire Pool

One of my favorites. The ending jam soars like a late 70s version but without the clunky “sneaker in the dryer” sound from 2 drummers.
Here Comes Sunshine
Feb. 23, 1974
Winterland Arena

They certainly went out with a bang on this song. It’s crazy that they shelved it for almost 20 years just a few months after they really started to nail it. 11/30/73 is still my favorite though - which isn’t surprising given that Dick’s Picks 14 is my favorite official release ever.
Here Comes Sunshine
Nov. 21, 1973
Denver Coliseum

Grendel, the more I listen to 2/23/74 the more I like it. Not quite as spacey as some late ‘73s that I’m so fond of, but it’s still an absolute top notch version. I think I’ve already voted for it... I’ll listen to it again now. My top 5 (in chronological order) are 11/17/73, 11/21/73, 11/30/73, 12/19/73 and 2/23/74.
Here Comes Sunshine
Nov. 21, 1973
Denver Coliseum

I felt the need to make a second comment on this. This version is worlds better than the 4 versions currently above it (6/22/73, 4/2/73, 11/14/73 and 2/15/73). This is in my top 3 along with 11/17/73 and 12/30/73.
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
May 25, 1977
The Mosque

The more I listen to 5/7/77, 11/6/77 and this one I think this is the best one. 11/6/77 has some missed peaks and a sloppy ending. This one is perfect.