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Mission in the Rain
March 17, 1978
Capitol Theatre

Garcia Band- Garcia sings from deep within on this one. He's telling his life story...
I'll Take A Melody
Dec. 6, 1977
The Dome

JGB- Love Garcia's vocals on this! Hint of spring tour '78
Rhapsody In Red
March 17, 1978
Capitol Theatre

JGB- Shredding!!!
June 18, 1978

JGB- SOULFUL! Old testament shit! Fire and brimstone...
Sitting In Limbo
April 3, 1976
Lisner Auditorium

I'm throwing in Garcia Band. Best show of '76! This version transcends.


The Other One
Dec. 29, 1968
Gulfstream Park Race Track

Cucamongo nailed it. F@$! Jerry does indeed attack the audience and leaves no one with a face.
Black Peter
April 14, 1978
Cassell Coliseum - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

More emotive than 10/29/77, therefore better. Black Peter is quite the epic ballad and the emotion Jerry pours into this would make you believe that he was "Laying in his bed and dying".... Just listen to his vocals. Suggestion listen on headphones.;-)
Brown Eyed Women
May 21, 1977
Lakeland Civic Center

This one is definitely supercharged and juicier. It's flowing and gliding right along. Garcia's vocals are on and the band is charging steady right beneath him. Into Garcia's solo you think 20 second solo, 30 second? Okay he's extending, oh and extending! Last licks of this exhuberant then bam, back into solid singing and right into Big Foot County......
Man Smart, Woman Smarter
July 28, 1982
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

If this doesn't get you up off your ass and boogey than I don't know what will and there is no help for you!
Here Comes Sunshine
Dec. 19, 1973
Curtis Hixon Convention Hall

Here Comes Sunshine, indeed. Often think about how this song marked the beginning of an Era. This was pretty much the first track that opened the flood gates to what would become a gush of the grateful deads music from the vault. Think about what has followed from the release of this in 93 to today. Yep Dick, "Here Comes Sunshine!"