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So, what are your all-time greats?

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Hi Everyone. Only got into The Dead about 4 years ago thanks to a good friend (and lifetime fan) taking me under his wing. I have a "favorites" CD that I burned that I listen to in the car mostly (I.e. good driving tunes) and would welcome everyone's comments as to my selection, here goes:

1) Oh Boy, Manhattan Center, 1971
2) Next Time You See Me, Fillmore East, 1971 (Ladies and Gentlemen)
3) Ain't It Crazy (The Rub), Fillmore East, 1971 (Ladies and Gentlemen)
4) Big River, Great American Music Hall, 1975
5) Franklin's Tower, Great American Music Hall, 1975
6) Promised Land, Stanley Theatre, 1972
7) Me And My Uncle, Jarhunderthalle, 1972
8) Sugar Magnolia, Fillmore West, 1977 (New Years Eve)
9) Hard To Handle, Hollywood Palladium, 1972
10) Playin' In The Band, Jarhunderthalle, 1972
11) Truckin', Fillmore East, 1971 (Ladies and Gentlemen)

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Yes

Listening to this right now - 10/21/83 Wharf Rat. INDEED worth a listen and re-listen many times over. Solid.

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3/9/81 Bird Song

I simply love this version. A lot of people talk on the one from Cole Field House a couple days prior, and that version is about 4 minutes longer, but this one does it more for me. -edit- P.S. marye You missed a spam (way forgiveable) about 30 posts up (samson77)

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hey Billy

Check out how Jerry makes his guitar sound like a steel drum on the way back into the St. Stephen reprise. One of those 'imprint' moments for me.

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5-8-1977 Scarlet Fire

The Scarlet Fire of the famous Cornell University show at Barton Hall is amazing. That is all

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Black Peter 12-13-80 Long

Black Peter 12-13-80 Long Beach- by far the best I've heard . Top 5 show which also has my favorite Deal

So Many Roads 9-18-94 Shoreline Ampitheater- one last extra solo and Jerry's vocal just gets me every time. Kills the Soldier's Field version on the So Many Roads box IMHO.

Peggy-O and Althea 3-14-81 Hartford- still ranks as my favorite show overall,although the more I listen the closer others get

Shakedown .>Franklin's 11-29-1980, another stellar show

Morning Dewand BEW Barton Hall May '77
Stella great late version 11-29-94 Denver

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Standing on the Moon

8-21-93
12-6-89

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Franklin's Tower; 3/12/81; Boston Garden

Go ahead, laugh all you want. But don't laugh too hard until you go to archive or you've dusted off your own source and listened to it -- cause I may be the one laughing at you!

I usually don't go in much for this "Best Version Ever" beauty contest stuff but this "Franklin's" does it's best!

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Louisville 7/6/90

View from the Vault has a piece from Louisville KY that includes a real good Standing on the Moon. Headyversion voters prefer 8/21/93 from Eugene OR.

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Best version EVER?