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Deal
Sept. 14, 1974
Olympiahalle

The first several songs of the show are AUD only, but the performances, as in this Deal, are note perfect.
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Jack Straw
Sept. 14, 1974
Olympiahalle

As hot as the other blazing Jack Straws from late ’74. Don’t miss out on these wild first set performances.
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It Must Have Been The Roses
Sept. 11, 1974
Alexandra Palace

Brimming with confidence, this version has noticeable snap /-
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Samson and Delilah
June 21, 1976
Tower Theater

These super fresh June '76 Samsons are delightful. Don't overlook this one.
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Brokedown Palace
Oct. 12, 1989
Meadowlands Arena

The old encore favorite is executed with both ease and precision. Clean, bright Brokedown here.

Comments

Morning Dew
April 26, 1983
The Spectrum

Powerful Dew!
Space
April 26, 1983
The Spectrum

Wow! Brent and Jerry sound they’re playing funeral music at one point. Really weird, which is a good thing.
The Wheel
April 25, 1983
The Spectrum

As has been said, there’s a unique (if brief) jam between The Wheel proper and Playin’ that makes this version worth hearing.
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Feb. 22, 1974
Winterland Arena

Damn, Keith is ALL over this show. Check out that perfectly timed chromatic run leading up to the drop into A major. Then he switches to electric (Fender Rhodes) for the delicate start of the Rio Grande-o section. But the whole band’s sense of dynamics is just expert here, and that may be just as sweet as the extra few minutes of jamming we’d get in a ’77 version. “YMMV.”
Playin' In The Band
Feb. 22, 1974
Winterland Arena

It doesn’t get much better than this. Even with the stiff competition of 1974, I’d say this is one of the best versions of the year.