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El Paso
Sept. 12, 1981
Greek Theater

Jerry trying to untie one of his "knots" really tears into this version.
March 14, 1981
Hartford Civic Center

Never really a favorite but this one made me sit up and take notice
Pretty Peggy O
Nov. 1, 1979
Nassau Coliseum

Everybody's in the groove on this sweet version
June 18, 1983
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

One of my favorite versions. When they open with a Bertha like this, you know you're in for a hell of a ride.
Let It Grow
Sept. 26, 1981
Buffalo Auditorium

It's sooo cliche, the "I can't believe this version isn't represented" but it truly applies here. Incendiary LIG from an amazing show.


Not Fade Away
May 12, 1977
Auditorium Theatre

Great call! Pity there's not a board available on the Archive for this show. The tape issues can make this a bit of a rough listen but it's well worth the effort.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
June 18, 1983
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Been listening to this show in the car all week and it just gets better. Love Brent in the background with a repeating, muzak sort of ditty that sounds a lot like "I can see clearly now (The rain is gone)". Bobby starting the refrain on Fire a couple of verses too early then repeating it just like it's supposed to be there. This is top ten material for sure! Poke around on the versions of this show....A couple of the CM remasters aren't bad at all. If I remember right, the occasional audience roars you hear were in response to Mother Nature backing Jerry with some righteous lightning bolts.
Franklin's Tower
Sept. 11, 1981
Greek Theater

Very tasty Franklin's. Another great show at the Greek.
Playin' In The Band
Sept. 18, 1974
Parc des Expositions

The jam is this Playin' is seriously heady. A little Dark Starish in spots and something that sounds very Shakedownish to these ears a little after the 12:00 mark. This is some jazzed up Dead at their trippiest.
Friend of the Devil
Oct. 17, 1983
Olympic Center

Beautiful. I was revisiting this show for the killer versions of Sugaree and Deal and when FOTD rolled around I was thinking; Man.......that's sweet, I wondered where it was sitting here. Very surprised to find it languishing in the basement.