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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!
11
Easy Wind
Aug. 30, 1970
KQED Studios

Totally locked in and tight, tight, tight!
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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.
6
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
3
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.

Comments

The Music Never Stopped
Nov. 6, 1977
Broome County Arena

the middle section jam is longer than in versions from May '77 but the ending is still smokin'! Might be my fave version from 1977.
Brown Eyed Women
Dec. 27, 1977
Winterland Arena

Some people like mellow, laid-back Dead. I like aggressive passionate hard rocking Dead. This Brown Eyed Women is the later, freaking awesome! Love the squeals Jerry is getting out of his guitar, a great stinging tone and intense soloing, brilliant!
High Time
May 16, 1980
Nassau Coliseum

This version is on the official release Go To Nassau and the sound quality is superb. Fantastic vocals on this one and solidly played. All of that combined make this a go-to version! :)
Candyman
Oct. 3, 1987
Shoreline Amphitheatre

Jerry's "underwater" guitar effect on the solo sounds fantastic and the whole band is really driving it, drummers are pounding away, sweet vocals, very strong all around.
Bird Song
July 15, 1984
Greek Theatre - University of California

Brent and Jerry are really playing off one another on this version, well, Phil and Bobby and drummers are, too, its a really nice ensemble version, deliberate and energetic wandering in this tasty jam!