Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
May 8, 1977
Barton Hall - Cornell University
I'm just gonna say it: the transition from scarlet to fire is straight up dull compared to later versions. the SBD is great quality but this show is only considered to be so great because for a while it was all you guys had. It's tight, it's great, it's still the dead, it's not that exciting sounding it really isn't, and this song and how it's the overwhelming favorite on this site is a perfect example of this bias towards official releases, the longer they go back the more you guys can't get your favorite word "definitive" out of your head when you hear it. This transition from scarlet to fire is almost nothing honestly.