Listening to this right now - 10/21/83 Wharf Rat. INDEED worth a listen and re-listen many times over. Solid.
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)
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.
The Scarlet Fire of the famous Cornell University show at Barton Hall is amazing. That is all
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
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!
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.
There's a second set one from Oakland in '91 (12-28) that I've always liked. The song probably peaked in '89-'90.