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Eyes Of The World
April 1, 1986
Providence Civic Center

Typically fast but very lively and fluidly jammed version.
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Estimated Prophet
April 1, 1986
Providence Civic Center

Awesome version with Bobby all but blowing his voice out on the screams. On 30 Days of Dead sandwiched between Shakedown and Eyes.
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Drums -> Space
Aug. 3, 1982
Starlight Theatre

I can't believe I'm the first to submit this. Such a killer segment, especially "Space" with its incredible Spanish jam that's one of the best.
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Man Smart, Woman Smarter
July 23, 1990
World Music Theatre

Smoking version. Killer Brent vocals. Jerry nails the solo.
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Terrapin Station
July 23, 1990
World Music Theatre

Brent's last. Great version with a great jam.

Comments

Eyes Of The World
March 20, 1991
Capital Centre

Magical version that demands more love. Same with the "Foolish Heart" that follows.
Dark Star
Dec. 12, 1992
Oakland Coliseum

This one made it to the latest 30 Days so I figured it had to be worth a listen. This is a very good twilight era "Dark Star" with an excellent acid jazz breakdown where Vince especially shines. Not as good 3/20/92, but at 13 minutes it's a lengthy version that gets out there. Coupled with the 12 minute reprise on 12/16 (Dick's Picks 27), you have a good 20 minute of satisfying "Dark Star." Probably the last truly expansive version before 5-7 minute versions became the norm.
Terrapin Station
July 22, 1984
Ventura County Fairgrounds

This is a great version.
Terrapin Station
Nov. 28, 1980
Lakeland Civic Center

Yea, this one hits the sweet spot. Less intense, "cozy" is indeed the right word. It's like a warm blanket or a cool summer breeze. Love this one.
Smokestack Lightnin'
July 23, 1990
World Music Theatre

Best one I've heard. Jerry's solo is divine.