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Submissions

1
Throwing Stones
April 13, 1983
Patrick Gymnasium, U of Vermont

Searching for some direction and having fun doing it
2
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Sept. 16, 1972
Boston Music Hall

Rousing! 72's got many of the best/ favorites
2
You Win Again
Sept. 16, 1972
Boston Music Hall

Musta been great to have caught one of these; this one delivers, great stuff
2
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
June 28, 1988
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Signature, spiraling leads and strong delivery, a fitting sign-off to SPAC run
2
Bird Song
Sept. 24, 1987
The Spectrum

Welcome aboard - with amazing mix and quality

Comments

Samson and Delilah
June 10, 1976
Boston Music Hall

Practically got a hand cramp scrolling for this one... they tear it up like a pack of wolves
Cassidy
May 25, 1977
The Mosque

Musician's high -- effortlessly and enjoyably riding the wave on top of their game
Jack Straw
July 21, 1974
Hollywood Bowl

The sauntering pace seems to invite and provide space for the increasing barrage of notes that emerges during this era, quickens the tempo, and tends to inform the emphasis on these parts in future years.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
March 30, 1973
Rochester Community War Memorial

This version of the pairing is genius. Totally overlooked is right. A pathetic assemblage of votes so far.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
July 31, 1971
Yale Bowl, Yale University

So many great ones – and differences among eras. Still, a paltry three votes? Aggressive/ Phil running the lane here. Boot it up the list.