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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
Promised Land
Dec. 15, 1978
Boutwell Auditorium

They are playing in Birmingham, the song mentions Birmingham, mass crowd hysteria ensues. Hot version though, so justifiable
Sugar Magnolia
April 11, 1978
Fox Theatre

Really melodic jam, which builds incrementally in velocity and intensity - then, screaming sunshine daydream
May 16, 1978
Uptown Theater

Very heady jam segment in this one. Show is a sleeper from May
May 14, 1978
Providence Civic Center

The latter half of a great on-two punch to kick off the show (1/2 step preceding), this Cassidy is an absolute bute. Bob/Jer communication is tight


Big River
Dec. 10, 1973
Charlotte Coliseum

Keith comes through in the cobra clutch, as Jerry dances on the leads. Choice
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.