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May 25, 1977
I love this lush performance. Donna is at her best.
Comes A Time
May 9, 1977
Definitely the most impressive Comes a Time I've heard. I hear Jerry channeling Clapton on this one...as if he's going for "that ultimate Clapton solo that Clapton never played."
The Other One
May 25, 1977
Of all the major improv vehicles of the Dead, The Other One has always been the one most apt to bore me because because it just sort of drags out the same minor chord for hours and hours. This post-hiatus One at the Mosque is an exception!
New Minglewood Blues
May 8, 1977
Barton Hall - Cornell University
This performance gets top marks from everyone, but I've never found a version of Cornell '77 in which Bob's vocals are not very low in the mix on the kick-off number.
April 6, 1982
I was there for this one. 16 years old at the time. 30 years later, this colossal Shakedown Street is about the only thing I remember specifically. I regard hearing the "Philly Shakedown" as one of the most profound musical experiences of my life.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
June 26, 1974
Providence Civic Center
The 1974 China Cats are quite distinct from earlier ones. This one is amazing - especially Phil. His backing vocal is also excellent.
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Big River, Roosevelt Stadium, Aug. 1, 1973
Terrapin Station, Internationales Congress Centrum, Oct. 19, 1990
Brown Eyed Women, Oakland Auditorium Arena, Aug. 5, 1979
This Dave’s is so ...
Man this show is ...
Cmon this solo is ...
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