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2
Comes A Time
Oct. 27, 1971
Onondaga War Memorial

A classic! The version that first struck that special chord in me
14
Wharf Rat
Aug. 4, 1974
Philadelphia Civic Center

cool jam > passionately played emotive song > mellow and sweet jam > rockin' tune
3
Dupree's Diamond Blues
April 17, 1983
Meadowlands Arena

Some really fun key work by Brent. Jammin' fun vibes all first set
3
Cassidy
April 17, 1983
Meadowlands Arena

Awesome syncopation and rhythms by Phil and the drummers. I listen to many a Cassidy's and this one really stuck out to me for some reason, try it out
4
Brother Esau
April 17, 1983
Meadowlands Arena

Really rockin' and just an all around fun vibe. Lot of energy from everyone. whole first set is killer!

Comments

Brown Eyed Women
March 20, 1977
Winterland Arena

Whoa! That first solo is when Garcia is just getting starting, just listen to his excitement going into that following verse. Then of course the rest of the team pick up on all that energy and lead it to magnificence!
St. Stephen
June 24, 1970
Capitol Theatre

Some guy in the audience sounds like he's about to lose his shit as their doing that quiet build out of DS and into the opening of St Stephen. I would too after hearing everything that preceded!
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
April 17, 1983
Meadowlands Arena

Wild energy, great builds, fantastic second set opener. This whole show is just full of a fun, upbeat, jammin' vibe, I love it. Really... CHECK IT OUUUT!
Samson and Delilah
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

Sweet intro jam! Such an odd tempo to try and shift an improvisation into, but the boys sure did it splendidly!
Dark Star
May 25, 1972
Strand Lyceum

I'd say go indirectly too... as in starting from the UJB nearly 40 minutes prior!! What a piece of music!