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Drums -> Space
July 4, 1989
Rich Stadium

An inspired drums segment from the Devils and a serviceable space segment. Worth the spin
4
Crazy Fingers
June 16, 1991
Giants Stadium

Perfect full band gelling in a dramatic end jam portion, leading effortlessly into China > Rider
1
Greatest Story Ever Told
July 12, 1987
Giants Stadium

Why the dead chose to neuter the peak jam inherent in early incarnations of this song is one of the most perplexing mysteries ever. This is crisp tho
1
Black Peter
June 6, 1991
Deer Creek Music Center

This hit me perfectly. Well paced, lyrically nailed the poignancy, peak was driven. Nice late-era Peter
4
Stella Blue
July 12, 1987
Giants Stadium

I was surprised to look back and see how relatively short this version was, because it had wonderful pace and the punch was ferocious.

Comments

Promised Land
March 26, 1987
Hartford Civic Center

Even the Promised Land cranks in this show. Big ending peak and crowd is going bonkers
When Push Comes to Shove
March 26, 1987
Hartford Civic Center

On paper, this first set gets a "meh" and a shrug, but I cannot stop listening to it on the latest Dave's. Every song is given the proper treatment and the boys are ON. This song, one I never gave any real attention to, is played with power and joy. Now I wish they played it more often - has the bounce similar to "Might as Well" - I def dig it
Desolation Row
March 26, 1987
Hartford Civic Center

Perfectly executed
Touch of Grey
March 27, 1987
Civic Center

Epic moment, definitive version. Impossible to listen and not get tingly
West L.A. Fadeaway
March 27, 1987
Civic Center

This one crushes. Jerry absolutely layering the goodies on in the solos and fantastic Bobby work on rhythm during the verses to set the tone. Remember this one from tapes and always dug, but haven’t heard in ages til the release just now. Def upper echelon version!