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Monkey and the Engineer
May 1, 1970
Alfred College

Short but crystal clear compared to some of the others previously nominated. http://archive.org/details/gd1970-05-01.sbd.miller.95683.sbeok.flac16
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
March 25, 1990
Knickerbocker Arena

3/25/1990 = best GDTRFB ever end of story. Guitar solo and energy mainlined from Heavan to Jerry's fingers. Def is Better than 10/18/1974 Winterland.


Morning Dew
May 26, 1972
Strand Lyceum

Nice, thanks!
Morning Dew
May 26, 1972
Strand Lyceum

Love the Europe '72 Dews but Vocals are better on the 77 Barton Hall Show tht on thei one from The Strand '72. I couldn't figure out if the Europe 72 Dew was actually 5/23/1972 or 5/26/1972. Has anyone else determined this? Voals sound more solid on 5/26 so I'm assuming that's the one on the CD. I have the entire 72 tour but when you import Europe 72 it just says "live in London". Doesn't say which day.
Black Peter
March 25, 1990
Knickerbocker Arena

Perfect Tempo and... I LOVE the combo of Bret Mydland's dirty pirate voice with Old Gandalf-Jerry on this one. In a world where 1977 and 1972 rule the chatter, this Black Peter and So Many Roads (7/9/95) embody the peaceful, reflective, winding down mellow old Jerry to me. Plus it rocks. RUN AND SEE.
New Minglewood Blues
Feb. 26, 1977
Swing Auditorium

I like this better than Barton hall 5/8/77 for two reasons: 1.) Sound Quality is better on this one (no 100% clean copies out there of Barton MInglewood) 2.) Slower Tempo. I Kind of like it slightly slower and funkier in this 2/26/1977 version rather than the hard charging 5/8/1977 which, of course, amaze-balls as well, no doubt.
Friend of the Devil
Sept. 20, 1970
Fillmore East

Love the slow folky Friend of 9/20/1970. Crystal clear recordings out there easily amped.