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1
Promised Land
March 16, 1973
Nassau Coliseum

A charged version that starts off a triple-thread run for this massive second set.
2
Cassidy
May 10, 1978
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum

This deserves to be on the map!
2
Deal
March 15, 1973
Nassau Coliseum

It swings to a funky swagger; Jerry is in top form here. I think it's the best Deal from the spring '73 tour!
3
Deal
Dec. 18, 1973
Curtis Hixon Convention Hall

It struts & swaggers in that honey, country-tinged '73 way that we've come to relish & rely on. From one of the best shows from one of the best years.
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Easy Wind
May 7, 1970
DuPont Gym - MIT

A version all true heads should love, or at least hear once.

Comments

Big River
June 4, 1976
Paramount Theatre

^I love '76! This version is pretty stellar, indeed. I'd place it in good company w/ 6/14, 7/17 & 9/28 for the year. Thanks for pointing this one out - I had passed it over all these years. No longer.
Cassidy
June 9, 1976
Boston Music Hall

A lush, delicate version. The Cassidy's of this period are shorter than the readings to come over the next couple years, but in this stage it's sweet and beautifully crafted. A fine vintage.
Brokedown Palace
June 25, 1995
RFK Stadium

^ Right on, brother! "Listen to the river sing sweet songs"...
Brokedown Palace
June 25, 1995
RFK Stadium

^Well said, 'Grendal'. I think Brokedown is one that will carry on through the ages, a true American hymn that fires the spirit and tugs at the heart strings. This song is one that arguably sounded better with age; a bit more season and wisdom in the voices only enhances the emotive feeling. It haunts and soothes... R.I.P. Robert Hunter.
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
Sept. 24, 1976
William and Mary College Hall

Couldn't agree more with the above comments. I still think 8/13/75 is the gold standard for Slipknot in terms of precision, but the Slipknots of '76 are spellbinding for their daring and unbridled spirit for musical exploration.