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Fall 73

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Dark Star
Feb. 23, 1968
Kings Beach Bowl

Dick's Picks 22 anyone?? 68 tone is honestly incredible, and this is a perfect example
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China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Feb. 14, 1970
Fillmore East

How is this not here?? Dicks picks 4... a classic primal china>rider no doubt.
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Promised Land
May 26, 1972
Strand Lyceum

Grate version... listen carefully at the beginning you can hear Jerry yell "put your acid in!"

Comments

Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Oct. 19, 1973
Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena

Best ever version right here. Until someone shows me one that shreds harder, this is absolutely the definitive version. Englishtown is a joke compared to this show.
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Sept. 3, 1977
Raceway Park

10/19/73 Half-Step takes a massive shit all over this englishtown version, and every one of these overrated 77 half-steps. Seriously, go listen to these two versions back to back, there's no competition whatsoever. The 73 version shreds so much harder. You people are high. Also, I 100% agree with Keith Godchaux's comment above, letting Keith go was the biggest mistake they ever made outside of taking Mickey back into the band.
Dark Star
Oct. 19, 1973
Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena

I think this Dark star is the best of 73, better than the 11/11 version. This is a top 5 all time show right here.
Brokedown Palace
Sept. 27, 1972
Stanley Theatre

Hands down the best version. Not even a competition. No version remotely touches this, Dead Set is good but nowhere near the perfection displayed here. The vocals are passionate as I've ever heard, the playing perfect from all members. Just brilliant.
Row Jimmy
Oct. 19, 1973
Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena

Hands down best Row Jimmy. Jerry's tone is perfection on this show. I agree with above comment, this song (along with everything else) is way better with the single kit.