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Greatest Story Ever Told
July 12, 1987
Giants Stadium

Why the dead chose to neuter the peak jam inherent in early incarnations of this song is one of the most perplexing mysteries ever. This is crisp tho
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Black Peter
June 6, 1991
Deer Creek Music Center

This hit me perfectly. Well paced, lyrically nailed the poignancy, peak was driven. Nice late-era Peter
4
Stella Blue
July 12, 1987
Giants Stadium

I was surprised to look back and see how relatively short this version was, because it had wonderful pace and the punch was ferocious.
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Knockin' On Heaven's Door
July 10, 1989
Giants Stadium

I have a huge heart for 89/90 era Knockin's, most especially for Jerry's perfect, blissful ambient tone. This one slays exactly as it should
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Don't Ease Me In
July 10, 1989
Giants Stadium

Usually a bit of a throwaway for me, but this one was lyrically enthusiastic with tight playing

Comments

Shakedown Street
April 26, 1983
The Spectrum

Super confident Jerry, but Phil laying down those icky thump bombs make this for me. Just takes over toward the end.
The Wheel
April 25, 1983
The Spectrum

Really dig the 1-2 min jam into Playin’. Some interesting stuff going on
Eyes Of The World
July 14, 1990
Foxboro Stadium

Great eyes. Phil and Jerry driving hard in 2nd to last jam so nicely, both throwing down their lines and gelling.
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Feb. 11, 1969
Fillmore East

Def short, but serious bouncy blues. Pig in fine form
Dancin' in the Streets
Dec. 31, 1971
Winterland Arena

Blasts off new years celebrations right out of the gate! The only version played in '71 and last one until '76. Smoldering energy