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Sugar Magnolia
Oct. 15, 1984
Civic Center

HOT!!!! A stand-out version of an incessantly-played song.
St. Stephen
Oct. 21, 1971
Auditorium Theatre

An extremely beautiful version. Love Keith's piano on this one. On one of the best Dave's Picks (Vol. 3).
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Dec. 20, 1969
Fillmore Auditorium

The transition jam is so hot it could melt your flesh right off!
Picasso Moon
Sept. 9, 1991

Show opener of the second show of a fantastic MSG run - what could go wrong? Answer: nothing.
Touch of Grey
June 16, 1990
Shoreline Amphitheatre

Can't believe this one isn't on here! I've always considered the View from the Vault III version to be the best.


U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
April 12, 1978
Cameron Indoor Stadium

Holy shit, Jerry!
Stella Blue
Dec. 19, 1973
Curtis Hixon Convention Hall

One of the all-time great versions of one of the all-time great Dead songs from one of their all-time great second set jams. Everything just falls beautifully into place.
The Other One
Oct. 22, 1971
Auditorium Theatre

Simply an incredible journey. One of my personal favorite That's It For the Other Ones.
Feel Like A Stranger
June 26, 1993
RFK Stadium

Yeah, this one is kickass! Stumbled upon it by chance - has to be the hottest one I've heard from the Vince era. Not that it rivals Hampton '89 or anything, but it's a powerhouse jam vehicle right out of the gates! Don't underestimate '93...
Mexicali Blues
May 24, 1972
Strand Lyceum

Come ON!!! Let's be honest here.