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Grateful Dead April 26, 1983
The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA | Listen on archive
The Boys are having fun...great vocal interplay...good times, great bass.
19Let It Grow
Played at break-neck speed. Has Jerry ever played faster? Phil releases full chordal bombs
12They Love Each Other
A fantastic version from a fantastic show!
25West L.A. Fadeaway
A standout version from a great show.
7It Must Have Been The Roses
The crowd reaction to the first few notes earns it a spot on the list.
8Maybe You Know
First set version of the rare Brent tune, last version before the "meltdown version" 3 years later.
Meaty version out of space with some nice vocal improvisations by Bobby and a killer epilogue jam which flows beautifully into a quick NBF Jam
20Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
WOw can not believe this is not here this is truly amazing the slipknot is possibly the best of the 80's tremendous,Help is 5* and FT peaks many times
Jerry + Brent Throw Down - Tasty
8Me and My Uncle
Perfect Early 80's version - This one's FULL OF PHIL walks and nice Brent color.
12New Minglewood Blues
This one delivers the jam - everyone contributes...after a smokin Shakedown (source:CM)
Skeletons> Helium Hit > Confusion > Clearing
5U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Mega Kick Ass-O-Rama
Off of Dave's Picks 39. One of the earlier pairings with NFA, transition could be hotter, but all in all good jamming
Just the right amount of cowbell. Dave's Picks 39
7Man Smart, Woman Smarter
Brent tickling the ivories and Jerry noodling away, just beautiful. Builds into the drums really nicely. Released on Dave's Picks 39
4Not Fade Away
Nice vocal jam with the crowd taking part, only wish they jammed it longer. Brent sounds amazing on that Hammond, but is anyone surprised? DvP39
Should be here if Me and My Uncle is. Will get you dancing for sure. Fun
Also deserves some love along with space. Great crowd