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El Paso
Aug. 21, 1972
Berkeley Community Theater

Out of cold Dark Star space. Prankster jukes regardless this one serves itself well.
Black Peter
April 12, 1970
Fillmore West

Mellow and cool. This one follows one of those Dancin's that'll knock your teeth out. This peter cools off the flames. Ghostly coolness.
Turn On Your Love Light
March 24, 1970
Pirates World

This has it all. Pig on top, tight frantic lines, tension, build, and crowd back and forth. Serious sequence here starting with the High Time.
Eyes Of The World
Oct. 20, 1974
Winterland Arena

To think for a moment, this upon its completion, this Eyes, was to be the last ever. Think of the emotion, energy, power. One can only imagine.
Viola Lee Blues
March 20, 1970
Capitol Theater

Packs a hell of a punch. A later version, 70' but solos as it should.


Dark Star
July 25, 1974
International Amphitheater

Drips with jazzy interludes and nautical submarine excursions, including, a moment where Garcia lands on a Slipknot phrase. Doesn't lose itself, and descends into a Stella Blue that shatters, an exploration here, really.
Rosalie McFall
Sept. 20, 1970
Fillmore East

Carrion_Crow-- 100% with you on this show and year. There is something righteously authentic about these acoustic sets. The eclectic essence of the band I believe hit a pinnacle in terms of psychedelic infused americana. To me 1970 is the realest year for the group. All the love, hope, and ideas set forth all mixed into a medley of folky acid drenched greatness, such sweet sweet music, this Rosalie and Ripple and To Lay Me Down (with that mysterious piano-- is that Jerry playing?), and also that-- Friend of The Devil, Oh fucking man is that friendly or what! To me that and 9-27-72 are the best of the bunch for that tune. But just a sublime set, one of those that just smacks you in the face with a bucket full of fairy dust and magic mixed with water and acid, a powerful dose suffused right through the roots of your hair. Gotta be considered one of the best acoustics.
Greatest Story Ever Told
March 31, 1973
War Memorial

I did hear the St. Stephen tease Nonoyolker picked up, but perhaps to make sure, somebody else should pitch in and see what they hear.
Turn On Your Love Light
Sept. 19, 1970
Fillmore East

A legendary rap and version, crowd is stuck to the ceiling nuts and the whole band is whirling in a cosmic swirl of telepathy.
Not Fade Away
Sept. 19, 1970
Fillmore East

Group crowd enlightenment, collectively, individually, and spiritually, one of those versions of a song that kicks so much ass that once finished with a listening episode, one nearly, as if automatic, feels the deep twangs of a hidden nostalgia rooted deep in a past time, a powerful groping feeling, the power of this NFA is unbridled and unharnessed. Free with emotion and love; essential listening.