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Jack Straw
Oct. 31, 1980
Radio City Music Hall

Opens the first electric set from the last (and best) show from the 8 night run at NYC's Radio City Music Hall. Its nomination is long overdue!
Eyes Of The World
Oct. 17, 1978
Winterland Arena

This should be on the map. Follow it to find the treasure!
Me and My Uncle
June 8, 1974
Coliseum Stadium

Alert! This one not a throw-away. The best one of '74, no foolin'. Played with a perfect balance of gusto, gumption & grit.
Promised Land
March 16, 1973
Nassau Coliseum

A charged version that starts off a triple-thread run for this massive second set.
May 10, 1978
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum

This deserves to be on the map!


The Other One
Aug. 22, 1972
Berkeley Community Theatre

Phil leaves his tire tracks all over you back on this whopper. What a week this was in Grateful Dead history!
Feb. 5, 1978
Uni Dome, U of Northern Iowa

Still no comments, eh? This one left everyone speechless I guess! Energetic, yet about as tight as a Truckin' can get for the era. It rocks with a nice, swirling ending jam before drums, and no vocal flubs, to boot! Along with 4/21, this Truckin' is top-shelf for '78.
Not Fade Away
Jan. 22, 1978
McArthur Court, U of Oregon

High octane version (whole second set smokes).
The Other One
Feb. 28, 1973
Salt Palace

Yes, best source available. Phil's "Big Brown" sounds warm, rich, thunderous. Feb '73 = Pure bliss.
Dark Star
Sept. 21, 1972
The Spectrum

^Nice to hear, darkstar67. Yeah, if there is a silver lining to the present shelter-in-place situation many of us are in, it's that it affords many of us more time to listen, love, analyze and discuss the music of the good ol' Grateful Dead! Might as well, might as well...