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Little Red Rooster
Nov. 28, 1980
Lakeland Civic Center
This version is a raging BEAST! If you've never heard it, you're in for a treat.
Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
May 8, 1977
Barton Hall - Cornell University
This otherwise great version is spoiled for me by Keith's choice of keyboard tone - it's too synthy and repetitive. May 22nd is just exactly perfect in every way.
Comes A Time
July 17, 1976
I love this version. Listen closely a ways into the post-song jam and Phil turns it into an 11/4 pattern (123-123-123-12). I've never heard another time (outside of The Eleven itself) where the band played in an 11-beat pattern. And they make is sound perfectly rehearsed. Stunning work.
Black Throated Wind
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds
A fine version, but do yourself a favor and listen to 11.17.72. Best I've ever heard, imho.
April 27, 1977
Check out the video of this version on youtube! What a treasure to have video of this level of band chemistry. What an ending... totally amazing.
One More Saturday Night
April 8, 1972
Wembley Empire Pool
Technically, the 2nd show of the Europe 72 run :) While I like this version the best of this amazing run, there are other endings that are more ballistic - like 5.3.72.
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Franklin's Tower, Hampton Coliseum, Oct. 8, 1989
Johnny B. Goode, Fox Theatre, Oct. 17, 1972
Uncle John's Band, Fox Theatre, Oct. 17, 1972
Cool version,strong vocals with ...
Jerry's ragged vocals add ...
Sweet + innocent early ...
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