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some of my favs.....

what is now DP 6:
10.14.83 - Set II is IT!
2.26.77 - Swing Aud; First Terrapin & Estimated; beyond the pale
5.77 - cannot go wrong in this month/year
If you like slower, mellow Dead, check out 1976, the music is slow langid and flowing. That entire years reminds me of what the Lady with a Fan would look like.
Shows from Europe 1972; Fillmore East 1971
Anything or Everything from the Summer of 85; 11.1-2.85 VA Dead, of course :-)
Summer 89-Spring 1990; Band in peak form going new places; much material to recommend.
and 1991 with Bruce is terribly underrated, mostly due to the death of Brent, I feel.

I still think that the shock of Brent's death took a long time for the fans to come to terms with. Jerry had the music and Bruce to help him out. I felt lost for the longest time and it wasnt until several shows into 91 (3.31 to be exact), that I felt the fit.
Sorry I cant be more specific, my memory HATES me now.

But the guys and gals on this site will not let you down. I am a mere mortal in the presence of grateness on this site~
Cheers.

“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”

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correction to above dates

Fillmore West Run was 2/27, 2/28, 3/1, 3/2 1969 not 2/26.

Feb. 11 -14 my esential East Coast run, agree with neddles on how incredible this run was/is.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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the 80's

leadbelly, I'll try to get you a list! I'm not with my music this week, but watch for a PM next week!

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10-21-78

I'm with leadbelly on this. All five nights were awesome but my favorite out of the bunch is 10-21. The post drums sequence makes me shudder,cry,laugh and shout. Leaves me with a great big smile every time I listen.

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my essential run

Feb. 11 - 14 1970
2/13/70 gets all the press, but all three nights are epic to me.
special guests...acoustic sets...and mindbending jams.
the epitome of the good ol' grateful dead.

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The Holy Grail

February 26, 27,March 2,3 1969
The Fillmore West Run
Start here

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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The 80's

Thanks to the mods for putting up this topic! Okay, now I have a question. I have a giant hole concerning goods shows from the 80s (only DPs, official releases, and a show from july 84). My knowledge of the Brent years is sorely lacking. Any 80's recommendations?

As for an essential show or run of shows I'll throw out the "From Egypt with Love" run in Oct '78 at the Winterland. I think these are kind of underrated shows. I was completely unaware of them until they were mentioned in passing by crazyfingers on the old message boards (BTW thanks crazyfingers!). It's the last great run with Donna and Kieth. Everyone is really on. Great, great playing.
Yo Soy Boricua!

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