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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.
7
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
July 10, 1989
Giants Stadium

I have a huge heart for 89/90 era Knockin's, most especially for Jerry's perfect, blissful ambient tone. This one slays exactly as it should
2
Don't Ease Me In
July 10, 1989
Giants Stadium

Usually a bit of a throwaway for me, but this one was lyrically enthusiastic with tight playing

Comments

Scarlet Begonias
April 27, 1985
Frost Amphitheatre

This show is such a treat. Jam has tight staccato style like the clicking of a dial. Chunky goodness
Playin' In The Band
Oct. 10, 1982
Frost Amphitheatre

Not a long version by any stretch, but they accomplish a ton in this ~8 min span to kick off a great set and lay down some sweet, interconnected jamming
Crazy Fingers
Oct. 10, 1982
Frost Amphitheatre

Dusted this show off for the first time in ages and loved the respin. This Playin' > Crazy > Sailor > Saint sequence is melodic butter, with version of CF as the highlight. Such a bute
Dire Wolf
Jan. 22, 1978
McArthur Court, U of Oregon

This is my favorite of all the wolves. So crisp and vibrant. This song serves its role as a first set vibe booster in the best possible way. This version is a “glue guy” performance reason why this is an all-time show
Crazy Fingers
June 23, 1990
Autzen Stadium

I love this second set so much. Gorgeous crazy fingers. Fluid and crystalline