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Samba In The Rain
Aug. 1, 1994
The Palace

I...can't believe I'm submitting this...but Jerry lays down a very good solo worth hearing once.
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Promised Land
May 27, 1993
Cal Expo

Torched rendition. 5/26 gets all the attention but 5/27 is pretty fucking excellent as well.
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Ship of Fools
May 6, 1989
Frost Amphitheatre

Jerry modifies the intro and delivers a riveting solo later on.
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Let It Grow
Aug. 5, 1989
Cal Expo

Wild version with great work from Jerry and Brent.
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Jack Straw
July 8, 1995
Soldier Field

This, "Saint" and of course "Visions" remarkably solid for 1995.

Comments

China Doll
May 26, 1993
Cal Expo

1991 and 1993 were great years for "China Doll."
Crazy Fingers
May 26, 1993
Cal Expo

Sweeter than sweet. Just an absolutely flawless rendition. Jerry is spinning gold.
Playin' In The Band
May 26, 1993
Cal Expo

Listened to this today because I forgot how damn good this was. From end to end, this one absolutely kills with no fat or fatigue; every section is intricate, interesting and flows seamlessly from one section to another. Jerry is perfect throughout, Phil is a beast, and even Vince adds some tasteful coloring that's among his best contributions to the band. An absolute beast.
Fire On The Mountain
July 3, 1994
Shoreline Amphitheatre

This one needs some serious upvoting. Even for a year that featured some outstanding FOTM's, this one is especially fantastic coming out of a strong for the era "Eyes." As mentioned, it's very chill and patient and has more in common with versions such as 5/21/77 or the Egypt '78 versions. The way they really work their way into the main riff with a mellow, beautiful intro, and it allows it build some serious density as Jerry goes off in the solos. Weir is also providing some fantastic work throughout. The segue into "Box" is perfect. What a pre-Drums: Samson -> Eyes -> Fire -> Box -> Terrapin.
Fire On The Mountain
July 3, 1994
Shoreline Amphitheatre

This one is is surprisingly excellent. Great groove and far less rushed than other 1994 versions.