Favorite Blow Away (2 actually): Riverfront Coliseum 4/89 - dude got caught up in the moment during the Brent rap and got on stage, had to be escorted off. 10/26/89 - right after Estimated and right before Dark Star, weird placement and an over the top version
Favorite Estimated (2 again): the aforementioned 10/26/89 - some spacey jamming before they open set 2 with it. 9/2/80 - a spiraling solo from Jer that I wish would never end.
Favorite Bertha: 12/31/87 - the band comes out firing, great solo
"Got a few wrinkles but that's OK, hang out in the breeze and they'll blow away"
There are so many
and they change so often
I am always finding a version of "x" song I love more than another.
And there is the "live vs version"
Shakedown - 3.30.87
Ripple - 9.3.88
come immedately to mind.
Rats, gotta get back to the mine............
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!” - unknown
Dead to the Core
The Wheel from The Fox in Atlanta. 11-30-80 Can't be topped. You must listen to the space into it.
China Rider 9-11-73
1/2 Step 9-11-73
Saturday Night Dead Movie
Bird Song 8-27-72, Reckoning
Dark Star 12-31-78, DP 2, 11-11-73
Eyes Dead Movie
Music Never Stopped DP 18
Row Jimmy 5-8-77
Comes A Time DP 29
They Love Each Other DP 18
Brokedown Palace Dead Set
Black Peter 4-14-78, 9-21-72
Other One - MSG '79 Soooo much energy ! (At least on my Tape)
Mission In the Rain - Boston Music Hall 75?
Encore : Satisfaction / Brokedown Palace (My FIRST show and in TAPERS SECTION) MSG 3/10/81
Also Shakedown 1982 Philly Spectrum is a favorit of mine...
best ever for me was the 2nd set opener at Roosevelt on 8/06/74 included on the recent Dicks Picks.
Jack Straw -- 01/11/79
Scarlet>Fire - 05/17/77
The Eleven - 03/01/69
Wheel - 03/29/90
China>Rider - 11/14/73
BTW - 11/14/73
Casey Jones - 05/13/72
Mr. Charlie - 05/03/72
1/2 Step - 11/06/77
H>S>F - 02/26/77
Touch - 11/10/85
Just to name a few.
If you get a chance check out the 12/26/79 UJB. The solo is amongs of the most emotive playing I've heard from Jerry.
Ooops, this was meant in reply to the first post on UJB. I thought it would just go to that person.
Ever hear the 3/27/87 Touch?
I was at the show in Hartford. For whatever reason the band and crowd really clicked on that one. I was on the floor about 10 rows back and the roar was magnificent.