find the best versions of grateful dead songs

please login or register.


millennial head



Estimated Prophet
March 29, 1983
Warfield Theater

Hot outro resolves into a brief contemplative space before yielding to Drums.
Queen Jane Approximately
March 28, 1990
Nassau Coliseum

Sparkling, energetic version. The first set of the Nassau run is a great one!
Its All Over Now
Oct. 20, 1978
Winterland Arena

Grooves smartly with excellent contributions from each member. The whole first set is hot and worth a listen.
Oct. 20, 1978
Winterland Arena

Jerry and Donna sound great in this uptempo version. Jerry's solo smokes too, of course.
Black Peter
May 13, 1978
The Spectrum

Sweet bluesy outro jam. Spring ’78 was very good to poor Peter.


Let It Grow
Oct. 2, 1977
Paramount Theatre

Very exploratory in parts! I can’t think of many late-’70s versions that are this adventurous.
Estimated Prophet
Nov. 4, 1979
Civic Center

Even by the standards of ’79, this is a *great* Estimated. Enjoy.
Sugar Magnolia
July 24, 1987
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium

Sugar Mag seemingly was a good fit for the band’s strengths in ’87. It really shines in crisp renditions like this one.
Ramble On Rose
April 29, 1984
Nassau Coliseum

This might be the highlight of the first set, but it's a really well-played set all around. Try the chasingwilma recording for set I (there's a SBD for set II).
Scarlet Begonias
Sept. 11, 1974
Alexandra Palace

The technical glitch I can overlook, but Bobby’s noticeably out of tune in stretches of the jam. I can’t upvote, but I can recommend you hear this at least once to appreciate the good aspects, which are significant.