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1
Not Fade Away
March 24, 1993
Dean Smith Center

Very hot version. Gets bogged down in too many bop-bops, but the mid-jam is fiery at this great 1993 show.
2
Black Throated Wind
May 12, 1991
Shoreline Amphitheatre

Another great 1991 version. On the new 30 Days of Dead for 2019 along with a smoking "Deal."
1
Morning Dew
June 26, 1994
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl

In no way does this compare to the Mount Rushmore version on 3/27/94, but a solid take with a very good finale.
1
The Other One
June 20, 1983
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Coming out of Bob's "Bob Star" rap. Not the leanest, meanest, longest or most jammed out version, but good in its own way and Jerry does some work.
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Uncle John's Band
March 27, 1995
The Omni

Talk about a sleeper...along with the "PITB" before it, this is probably the last time the Grateful Dead really went the distance in terms of jamming.

Comments

Feel Like A Stranger
Dec. 28, 1989
Coliseum Arean

Bob's vocals are so ballsy here! Great jam, too.
Dark Star
June 10, 1973
RFK Stadium

Only 11 minutes into this one and already I've been transported.
The Other One
April 6, 1982
The Spectrum

Given how ridiculously short it is, this one packs a huge whallop; it is indeed quite nerve wracking, Jerry is furious here.
Aiko Aiko
Oct. 27, 1991
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Epic version that doesn't quit. The Aiko -> Mona is 25 minutes of Bruce era Dead at its absolute best.
Mona
Oct. 27, 1991
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

This really needs more love thrown its way. If it hadn't been posted only fairly recently it would probably get more love. One of their best post-Brent excursions.