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April 29, 1984
Nassau Coliseum

Unusual, long Space for the era. Fans of Feedback will enjoy this one.
Drums -> Space
Feb. 17, 1982
Warfield Theater

Carnival of sounds and textures. Wild stuff.
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Sept. 10, 1974
Alexandra Palace

Pummeling version with Phil cranked UP in the mix.
Row Jimmy
Oct. 29, 1973
Kiel Auditorium

The whole band creates a seamless, burbling groove. (Listen for Phil pushing through the small spaces Bobby leaves.) Mesmerizing.
The Race Is On
Oct. 29, 1973
Kiel Auditorium

The short, country-style numbers sound so good in this set. There's a lot of good music in this show even before the big jams arrive.


Drums -> Space
Sept. 16, 1990
Madison Square Garden

This is stupendous and makes me want to revisit all the MSG ’90 Drums>Spaces. Don’t overlook this the next time you hit play on this classic set.
Dancin' in the Streets
Oct. 1, 1977
Paramount Theatre

I actually found the last few minutes the most impressive. Jerry switches his guitar tone and the whole jam immediately takes on new colors and textures. Great version.
Shakedown Street
June 22, 1991
Soldier Field

A few passages transported me back to a Good Lovin’ jam from 20 years earlier, which I was not expecting. Anyway, this is great Grateful Dead.
The Music Never Stopped
May 3, 1977
The Palladium

Verrrry sharp, hot jam. Check out the great MOTB AUD.
Bird Song
Aug. 5, 1971
Hollywood Palladium

Brisk, understated, lovely. I need to do more exploring, but I can’t recall enjoying a ’71 Bird Song more than this.