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Estimated Prophet
Aug. 4, 1982
Kiel Auditorium

Sharp, feisty version with Jerry and Brent setting up a beautiful, dreamy -> Terrapin
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Space
Sept. 4, 1979
Madison Square Garden

Super heady, effects-drenched Space that suggests what a fall ’79 Dark Star might’ve sounded like.
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Promised Land
Feb. 22, 1974
Winterland Arena

This really gets cookin’! Keith, Billy, and Jerry seem to be playing little rhythmic games, switching up the accents in interesting ways.
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Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Feb. 22, 1974
Winterland Arena

Splendid set closer with delightfully boisterous contributions from Keith and a permeating feeling of real joy.
2
Stella Blue
July 21, 1984
Ventura County Fairgrounds

Sweetly melodic outro, well-played. I really enjoyed this Space > Other One > Stella.

Comments

Weather Report Suite
May 19, 1974
Portland Memorial Coliseum

Felt compelled to note — the Prelude > Part 1 is exceptional. (Nothing against the Let It Grow, of course!)
Candyman
Aug. 29, 1980
The Spectrum

Virtually note perfect … and yes, Jerry’s in great voice, as he is throughout this underrated tour.
Dark Star
Sept. 24, 1972
Palace Theatre

Avant-garde even by the standards of 1972. What a beautiful mindfuck. I just love it.
Tennessee Jed
Sept. 24, 1972
Palace Theatre

I’m on an upvoting spree this first set, which is to say — it’s all so good. Don’t skip any of the short songs on the way to the big jams.
Terrapin Station
Aug. 4, 1982
Kiel Auditorium

This is an exceptionally well-played Terrapin even before they get to the jam. With the jam, this is a reasonable contender for the Top 25. Brent shows off his jazz chops throughout.