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July 12, 1989
RFK Stadium

The Drums is fine/good, but this one is great to cleary hear some spunion shout "holy fucking, SHIT!" on the SBD. Someone's mind = blown... Priceless
Bird Song
July 9, 1989
Giants Stadium

Very inspired playing. Jazzy swing from the rhythm devils, Lesh is barreling down the low end, and Jerry dancing the leads to a powerful conclusion
New Minglewood Blues
Sept. 6, 1983
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

This one takes a bit before the boys get their footing, but once they do, LOOK OUT. Choice peak in this throbber
Alabama Getaway
Sept. 6, 1983
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

SCREAMING start to the show. Boys attack like rabid dogs. Great Brent solo in here. Welcome to Red Rocks!
Uncle John's Band
Sept. 6, 1983
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

This one opens up nicely, and continually unfolds, into a seamless segue into PITB reprise


Nov. 8, 1969
Fillmore West

Honestly, i find this one a bit aimless, meandering ,and a tad underwhelming. Lesh has several beast moments that kill and the Main Ten portion is perfect, but the Caution sections are a bit too loose and flailing. The show in total is near perfect, though, and certainly worth the lauding in the Dead cannon
The Eleven
Nov. 8, 1969
Fillmore West

For me, this is the definitive version. Several movements in jamming, and the psychedelic jazz at the ending is pure fire. Love this one.
Playin' In The Band
Feb. 3, 1978
Dane County Coliseum

Coincidentally, i also spun this yesterday and yes, this is spacey, but maintains coherency. It doesn't dissolve in cacophony, and stays fluent, focused, and psychedelic throughout. Certainly a very worthy versions and the following Wheel is choice taboot!
The Music Never Stopped
May 13, 1978
The Spectrum

Jerry's solo in the middle is magnificent. His series of descending notes are wonderful, then strong gallop to a peaky, fan-y finish. Not the tightest version necessarily, but a goodie for sure.
Feb. 5, 1978
Uni Dome, U of Northern Iowa

The initial solo is instant Jerry touches with spine tingling results.