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Estimated Prophet
Dec. 30, 1986
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center

Yes, 1986. Surprised myself, but this is just about Exactly Perfect, and only 2 weeks after Jerry's return. Segues right into a great Eyes.
1
Eternity
March 21, 1994
Richfield Coliseum

Nobody is more surprised than me to describe this song as heady, but they killed it this night.
4
Space
Jan. 25, 1993
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Marathon 21-minute version - Great all the way through leading into Watchtower. The first 7-8 minutes are spectacular.
10
Throwing Stones
Oct. 31, 1991
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Coming out of the Kesey Dark Star>Last Time>SOTM the band beats the hell out of this before leading into NFA.
3
Stella Blue
March 31, 1987
The Spectrum

Astonished that this isn't listed. Part of UJB>Miracle>Stella>A&A coming out of a beautiful Space. The solo is absolutely gorgeous!

Comments

Franklin's Tower
May 22, 1977
The Sportatorium

A really good version, coming off a somewhat sloppy Help into a fantastic Slipknot. But the thing that always strikes me about this is that around the 11:30 mark, Keith begins playing the Foolish Heart riff.
Desolation Row
March 31, 1987
The Spectrum

Love Bob's two "oops" during this challenging song. Very well played.
Candyman
March 31, 1987
The Spectrum

Great audience reaction throughout, especially when Jerry reaches the "Candyman's in town" line. The Spectrum always seemed like home court, and this is the first post-coma performance at a great (and criminally under-appreciated) show.