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Grateful Dead April 1, 1988
Meadowlands Arena East Rutherford, NJ | Listen on archive
12To Lay Me Down
this one stands out
Really smooth version, despite some significant belly aching from Bobby mid song. Solid overall though
7Eyes Of The World
This standout version is out on a Road Trips.
Some missed lyrics but this is the version that does it for me. Jerry's solo on this hits perfectly
18Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
April fools '88! Very fun and rocking Mississippi Half Step. Note the band jamming 'little bunny foo-foo' before they go into it
7New Minglewood Blues
A smoking version on April Fools Day.
very good later rendition
3Let It Grow
the band is on
6When I Paint My Masterpiece
this version is my favorite
9The Other One
Uhh.....this is a SMOKER
awesome . period .
12China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
the china cat is very hot
Near set-ender from Road Trips, Vol. 4, No. 2
Nice stuff going on here, check it out.
13Ballad of a Thin Man
This one does it for me. Highlight of this first set.
Some of those stretched out vocals; jam is to the point, cutting through the rip tide
1Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Groovy, kicked back rendition. Jerry’s is ripping the vocals in this one
2When Push Comes to Shove
The band takes their time and digs into this one more than usual. You can tell they're having a lot of fun.
I think this version should be listened to in comparison to the one right before on 3/27/88. I prefer this one. Road Trips vs. Download Series