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Man Smart, Woman Smarter
April 7, 1985
The Spectrum

Dialed in, rocking hard, a just-right vocal breakdown with a slamming tight finish!
Easy Wind
Aug. 30, 1970
KQED Studios

Totally locked in and tight, tight, tight!
Promised Land
July 19, 1990
Deer Creek Music Center

Brent is wailing the B3 and the ending crescendo is Allmans-esque with Phil dropping massive bombs. Excellent close to set 1.
Promised Land
Dec. 31, 1987
Oakland Coliseum Arena

"Good evening and a very Happy New Year to you all" after a real nice Bertha>Promised opener
Foolish Heart
April 28, 1991
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl

It took Foolish a few years to really develop. Phil is doing it up in a well developed jam crescendo with a very tasty solo from Jerry.


Loose Lucy
July 1, 1973
Universal Amphitheatre

Super slow tempo, if you are into that kind of version
Loose Lucy
Nov. 11, 1973
Winterland Arena

Too bad they get confused about how to tend the song, otherwise a near perfect version.
Row Jimmy
Jan. 1, 1965
Rich Stadium

I agree, there really should be a limit of the number of versions of one song one person can list. No more than 5, I'd say.
Dire Wolf
July 8, 1978
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

I know what gettinmyslice is getting at and I agree: If people submit so many different versions, it dilutes the point of this website which, in my mind, is to narrow down the massive number of versions of a song to the very top versions. If there were a limit to the number of versions one person could submit, (I'd say no more than 5 versions of a given song per person) we'd have a tighter and shorter list of all time versions instead of a very long list that includes the top versions and many ones that might be notable for some reason but really aren't contenders for the all time killer heady version. There are pros and cons to both approaches, of course, but I'd prefer limits for the reasons I stated
Samson and Delilah
Dec. 29, 1988
Oakland Coliseum Arena

I was at this show and when Brent laid into that Hammond, there was huge wave of electricity that went through the whole crowd, people were FEELIN' it!