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Around and Around
May 4, 1979
Hampton Coliseum

Not usually my song, but this one cranks into hyper speed, with Brent preaching on the organ and Jerry nailing the licks
May 4, 1979
Hampton Coliseum

Not the longest version, but hot with some interesting diversions into different territory than a normal Truckin'. Segues effortlessly into Stella
May 4, 1979
Hampton Coliseum

Fiery version - Jerry is ON. Mothership on hype. Worthy of a focused spin
Terrapin Station
May 6, 1990
California State University Dominguez Hills

Powerful ~16 min version with strong Chill Lesh prominence
Bird Song
Oct. 9, 1980
Warfield Theater

Fluttering acoustic beauty from the Warfield


Franklin's Tower
Dec. 4, 1979
Uptown Theater

This is a true highlight of the new DP release. Band clicks during this Frank and the following jam has wonderful interplay between Jerry and Brent.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Dec. 3, 1979
Uptown Theatre

I have a bit of a different take on this. I was super excited for the new DP release, as I personally love '79, especially Nov-Dec. I found this version really sluggish and lacking spark. The Scarlett was approached with near reluctance and Bobby's slide offers little to the supportive structure. The Fire picks up, but has devastating audio cuts that take you out of the momentum the band was gaining. I'll obviously spin again, many times, but was relatively underwhelmed following Lemieux talking this up so hard in the seaside chat.
Eyes Of The World
May 4, 1979
Hampton Coliseum

Jerry and Brent get lock step early in this magnificent version. Peppy rendition for the first time in the mothership
The Weight
July 23, 1990
World Music Theatre

RIP Brent. His final lyrics are tear jerking in context
Cumberland Blues
July 17, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Brent playing like he’s possessed. His link up with Jerry is positively electric. Crusher of a version