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3
I Fought The Law
Aug. 21, 1993
Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon

After the best SOTM ever, Jerry comes out for this wretched encore.. but the first minute or so never fails to put smile on my face.Ultimate version.
3
Close Encounters Jam
Sept. 20, 1982
Madison Square Garden

In the middle of a drums/space then into a great spanish jam. some fine dead moments here
5
Queen Jane Approximately
Aug. 17, 1989
Greek Theatre, U. Of California

Suprised I was actually able to find the best version. Don't believe me? Listen to it. Everyone is tight here. Builds up like no other version.
17
Ballad of a Thin Man
March 27, 1988
Hampton Coliseum

Not one version of this on here? Bobby sings the dylan tune quite well. Deserves some votes.
6
Ship of Fools
April 14, 1978
Cassell Coliseum - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Overlooked because of magical black peter to come but the band gives it it all on this one. cant believe its not here.

Comments

Ballad of a Thin Man
March 27, 1988
Hampton Coliseum

Should have been played more
Jack Straw
Oct. 20, 1984
Carrier Dome, Syracuse U

The greatest jack straw ever right here. Phil in the dome hell yes!!
Sing Me Back Home
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

One of the most beautiful songs ever played perfectly. A top 5 moment in Grateful Dead history.
Eyes Of The World
March 29, 1990
Nassau Coliseum

Amazing version but this is not best ever. Top 5 sure, a must listen. The entire show is really.
Bertha
Aug. 25, 1975
Berkeley Community Theater

Show doesn't exist