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Space
Oct. 9, 1980
Warfield Theater

One of the craziest, spaciest, and wacky versions you’ll ever hear
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Feelin' Groovy Jam
Oct. 17, 1974
Winterland Arena

The final version from an epic China>Rider. Doesn’t get any better
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Positively 4th Street
July 10, 1973
The Keystone

One of the best versions of this song that Jerry did. There seems to be 2 guitar players on this track. Anyone have any info on that?
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She Belongs To Me
Oct. 16, 1985
The Catalyst

Kevin Tobin just put out a nice video of this Garcia/Kahn show with great audio. I didn’t know they played this one as a duo. Great version!
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Little Red Rooster
April 15, 1983
Community War Memorial Auditorium

Surprised this version isn’t on here. Bobby’s vocals and playing are great, and Brent’s verse and solo really make this a top tier version

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Here Comes Sunshine
Feb. 23, 1974
Winterland Arena

Real standout from the new Dave’s Picks. Jerry is shimmering, great Bob and Phil interplay/synchronization in the jam. Last version until the 90s, went out with a bang!
Brokedown Palace
May 1, 1977
The Palladium

Beautiful solo, one of Jerry’s best on this song. Hard to believe this is an almost 3 year bust-out, it’s played to perfection!
Eyes Of The World
Oct. 14, 1983
Hartford Civic Center

The new Seamons matrix really brings this version to life. A total group effort, but Jerry & Brent are extra present on this version. Edges out 9/2/83 for me, another top version from this year
Eyes Of The World
Sept. 7, 1973
Nassau Coliseum

Maybe my favorite Eyes jam, at least from this era. They take it places that are seldom heard in other versions. Jerry just goes off, with Phil and Bobby not too far behind. At around 9:02 Billy gets quiet and let’s Jerry one of the most rewarding licks I think he’s ever played. Top 5 version imho, seek this one out
Eyes Of The World
Feb. 23, 1974
Winterland Arena

Very excited for the Dave’s release. They put this one up as a teaser. This is absolutely incredible. Super melodic and flowing Jerry and Keith solos, Phil is going off, Billy and Bobby holding the fort, everything you could want. Small Slipknot! teases here and there in the jam. Great sound quality to boot!