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Greatest Story Ever Told
April 24, 1984
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum
The best performance of this song since 1972? Jerry belts out a sweet Candyman afterwards.
Looks Like Rain
Feb. 17, 1973
St. Paul Auditorium
Keith steps in when Jerry's guitar channel literally dies. Very nice, Mr. Godchaux.
Feel Like A Stranger
Oct. 4, 1980
Lots of great versions of this song, but the Dead Set one is in pure Go To Heaven form. Brent's synth work is amazing.
April 8, 1972
Wembley Empire Pool
Unreal this hasn't been submitted yet. The version from Steppin Out. Like Garcia is reading off sheet music for the solos. Outstanding version.
May 26, 1993
Wha? This isn't on here? Clocking in at 36:25 following the insane PITB. Keeps your attention all the way through. Very good MIDI by Mickey.
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May 11, 1977
St. Paul Civic Center Arena
Jerry just goes off here, peaking. A rare moment, similar to the "Close Encounters" solo out of "The Other One" 1/22/78. The studio-session quality "Wharf Rat" that follows really tops things off.
Aug. 4, 1974
Philadelphia Civic Center
LET PHIL SING! Also, if you listen to the "Scarlet Begonias" performed just before this, you may find God.
June 7, 1977
Also, sweet distortion tone on the Travis Bean at the end.
June 7, 1977
Correct, OP. These are confirmed "altered" shows. The photos of Bobby in the boxed-set, all bug-eyed and smiling, are hilarious, for those of us who like to snicker about these things (~):-}
Jan. 24, 1970
Honolulu Civic Auditorium
A lot of really smooth work here from Garcia. He just melts down those Bakersfield solos.
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Beat it on Down The Line, Boston Garden, June 28, 1974
Crazy Fingers, Civic Center, April 4, 1985
Morning Dew, The Omni, March 26, 1995
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