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Joined: Nov 22 2008
Bird Song question

I asked about this in another thread and still haven.'t found the answer...
Anybody know anything about a version of Bird Song they play occasionally on the Sirius GDC. It doesn't sound like it's live-it's a pretty slow, quiet version, but not as psychedelic as the original Jerry solo. I've checked out alot of websites and haven't found the answer. Even tried emailing Sirius !
Any info would be "grately" appreciated...

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Joined: Jun 8 2007
Best Scarlet>Fire....hands down!

4-13-1983, Patrick Gymnasium, UVM, Burlington

Single note transition between tunes gives me chills just thinkin' about it right now!
The boys were on FIRE that night and 3000 people had a blast!

..even a blind man knows when the sun is shinin' can feel it!..

Joined: Apr 2 2008
3-28-81 Essen, Germany...

...yes, let me once more try to convince you about this spectacular show... the boys had no easy task following The Who on that Rockpalast-night, but they did exceptionally well considering they played for an audience that hardly knew the band by name over here in Germany. You know, german audiences whistle, if they don't like something and there where lots of whistles during 1st set when they were tuning up between songs. People here like that "now we're gonna play our next song, it's called bla-bla-bla one two three four"-attitude. When the set crashed to an end with an incredible powerful Deal, they slowly had gotten into it.
The setlist reads quite conventional, but there really aren't any hang-ups, no vocal lapses, only strong versions, many of them able to turn on any dead-novice! A magnificient Sugaree that really rocks, a Shakedown both long and very potent, the above mentioned Deal, a pre-drums O1 with a very noisy and spacey synth and feedback section before giving way to drums... and the rest from NFA through to Good Lovin' is sheer power and delight throughout!
Pete Townsend sat in during that part; he was so stoned, that they turned down his guitar in the live-mix next to inaudible! (Jerry sent that occasional amused smile to him once in a while...)

So, people; if you still don't own that fantastic show on foreign ground: get it!

Joined: Mar 12 2008
Winterland Row Jimmy 3/20/77

Have a listen

Gone are the days we stopped to decide........where we should go......we just ride.

Joined: Nov 17 2008
o yea couple more EXCELLENT

o yea couple more EXCELLENT must listen DEWs

1972-12-31 w/ david crosby. ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE, crosby deserves a lot of credit because he is a large part to what makes this dew special, jerry bobby, david and phil all flowing together, god i love it!!!!

1972-10-21 - really love this one too, phil is just dropping bombs left and frikkin right

Joined: Nov 17 2008

Jack Straw - 1987-04-06, Dead Set, Goin to Nassau, probably a lot i've forgot too.

High Time - 1981-05-06, anyone else know of a High Time with a guitar solo??????

Let it Grow - DP 25, 1990-09-12, DP32, DP13

China>Rider - DP12, DP31, 1989-07-17

Music Never Stopped - DP18, DP3

NFA - 1977-09-03, 1977-10-11

He's Gone - 1984-03-31

Joined: Nov 17 2008
couple of my favorites

LLR - 1984-03-31 and 1985-11-08 (could be the 5th not the 8th, its one of them, and SMOKING!)

Deal - 1989-07-04, 1989-07-19

The Other One - so many out there but i really love 1978-01-22

Althea - 1990-09-12, 1989-07-19, Terrapin LTD. Goin to Nassau

Sugaree - 1989-07-19

Morning Dew - also, sooo many but DP28, DP3, 1972-09-21, New Years Cow Palace 76-77, 1977-05-08, 1977-05-22 etc....

New Minglewood - 1989-07-18, 1984-03-31

Feel Like a Stranger - 1987-04-06, 1989-07-17, 1984-03-31

ill be back later to post more.

Joined: Apr 2 2008

...from 3/28/81 is both long -nearly 13 mins- and veeeery strong. A flawless version; let alone the little feedback noise...

Joined: Jul 16 2007
favs (this week)

China>Rider 5/19/74
Eyes 9/3/77 & 6/26/74 & 8/13/75
Dark Star 2/13/70
The 11 8/24/68 (Two from the Vault)
Playin 4/26/72 (100yr hall)
Help>Frank 5/22/77
Comes a time 5/4/77
Scarlet>Fire 10/2/77 & 3/22/90
Jam 7/27/73 & 11/20/78
Shakedown 11/20/78
PeggyO 5/7/77
1/2 step 5/7/77
Sugaree 5/22/77 (with out a doubt!)

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Joined: Jun 16 2007
favorite song

My all time favorite Grateful Dead song is "Rosemary" but it was never played live as far as I know. It's just Phil and Jerry and the lyrics are sooooo strange!!! I also like "What's Become of the Baby" but it's hard to whistle or sing in the shower!!! And then there's the "Barbed Wire Whipping Party" but that's another story all together. I just came back from the dentist.

"Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God" ...
... the Books of Bokonon


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