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Promised Land
Dec. 15, 1978
Boutwell Auditorium

They are playing in Birmingham, the song mentions Birmingham, mass crowd hysteria ensues. Hot version though, so justifiable
Sugar Magnolia
April 11, 1978
Fox Theatre

Really melodic jam, which builds incrementally in velocity and intensity - then, screaming sunshine daydream
May 16, 1978
Uptown Theater

Very heady jam segment in this one. Show is a sleeper from May
May 14, 1978
Providence Civic Center

The latter half of a great on-two punch to kick off the show (1/2 step preceding), this Cassidy is an absolute bute. Bob/Jer communication is tight
New Minglewood Blues
May 12, 1980
Boston Garden

Jerry rips a sick intro solo. Hyped up energy


He's Gone
Dec. 28, 1990
Coliseum Arena

This exemplifies why i come to this site. Jam is spot on. Beautiful vocals, bluesy filthy guitar, then a hypnotic guitar/piano jam to close. Very choice and up vote for sure!
Looks Like Rain
May 17, 1977
Memorial Coliseum

Keith is the hands down MVP of this version, hitting a cascade of tinkling ivories. Very, very heady!
Aiko Aiko
April 11, 1978
Fox Theatre

Band is having a ton of fun with this version, nearly shouting the lyrics. Super slinky, rollicking tempo. Very choice
April 7, 1978
The Sportatorium

Dap on this one, Jerry definitely takes his time and climbs to goodness in this.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
April 11, 1978
Fox Theatre

Firstly, WOW. Great, great S>F. Definitely needs more upvotes. As many mention, the wind up at the close of Fire is tremendous - raw energy, boys are locked, cocked, and rocking. But, preceding this is a delicate, well crafted Scarlett, which deserves dap. Several times the jam is brought to a whisper. Very purposeful, thoughtful version. All around, incredibly strong S>F and begs further attention