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2
Friend of the Devil
Oct. 25, 1989
Miami Arena

Played pretty fast (for the slow version) and heavy with MIDI and spirited playing. Not to everyone’s taste, perhaps, but I like it!
1
Ramble On Rose
Oct. 22, 1989
Charlotte Coliseum

Sparkling rendition. Fans of upbeat '89 versions like 7/7 should check this out.
1
Estimated Prophet
Aug. 4, 1982
Kiel Auditorium

Sharp, feisty version with Jerry and Brent setting up a beautiful, dreamy -> Terrapin
1
Space
Sept. 4, 1979
Madison Square Garden

Super heady, effects-drenched Space that suggests what a fall ’79 Dark Star might’ve sounded like.
1
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.

Comments

Me and My Uncle
May 24, 1972
Strand Lyceum

Jerry lets himself get carried away to great results.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
July 4, 1990
Sandstone Amphitheatre

The transition is abrupt, and Jer messes up some of the lyrics. If you can get past that, this is a great version! Both halves are played with panache and are stuffed with interesting passages.
The Other One
Feb. 23, 1974
Winterland Arena

My favorite thing about this version is listening to Keith synthesize Jerry's brand-new Slipknot lines on the fly.
Ramble On Rose
Feb. 23, 1974
Winterland Arena

HUGE version right here. Heavy but never lumbering. The whole band is in peak form, although I’d be remiss if I didn’t single out one PHILIP LESH.
Cumberland Blues
June 23, 1974
Jai-Alai Fronton

Probably one of the latest versions to suggest the old Viola Lee Blues jams. One of the breaks really gets primal. Phenomenal.