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Touch of Grey
Oct. 14, 1988
Why we love this band. Every little new nuance in each version. Love the way Garcia sings, "Oh well the Touch of Grey.." and the way he pronounces it.
Dec. 31, 1972
Trippy underwater solo like the 2/24/73 version. Only a couple months away and the resurrection of this tune starting up.
April 9, 1987
About as fine as a version you'll get. This one is absolutely soaring. 3/20/77 second solo like. I mean just listen. It's inspired big time!
Man Smart, Woman Smarter
July 28, 1982
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Put's you right there https://archive.org/details/gd1982-07-28.138613.beyerm201.holbrook.flac2448/gd1982-07-28beyerm201.24s2t01.flac
Dec. 23, 1970
Ripping version as are most from 70. First half of the tune is the Mickey and Billy Show. Second half is all screaming Garcia leads... Smokes!
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May 19, 1974
Portland Memorial Coliseum
Turn On Your Love Light
Dec. 29, 1968
Gulfstream Park Race Track
This show is in your face. Garcia's leads are screaming throughout the whole gig. This is what heavy metal was before heavy metal. He attacks the audience.
June 9, 1977
I remember probably 15 years ago pulled up into the Safeway parking lot in North Boulder and had this cranking. Got out of the car and a lady next to me had a huge smile on her face getting into her car groceries in hand and said “they don’t do it like that anymore”.
Dec. 11, 1969
Phil just bombs the shit out of this one!
Feb. 14, 1968
Only drawback to this one is super quiet Pig vocals.
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Tennessee Jed, Texas Christian University, Nov. 14, 1971
Me and My Uncle, Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden, Dec. 6, 1971
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider, Madison Square Garden, Sept. 4, 1979
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