My last show ever would be a great release - the rain show in Pittsburgh on 6.30.95.
There were 2 shows in Jan 78 in which GD played all Weir tunes because Jer had laryngitis. He made up for it with his playing, and Weir did a fine job as front man. Huntington WV from April of that year is a good one too.
Lots of good 93 shows - a couple at MSG stand out right now. I don't think there are any official releases from 93-95, are there?
I'd buy a compilation of the best of Brent - a good Blow Away gives me chills, and I Will Take You Home is absolutely gorgeous.
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It could be that the Brent Era is awesome because thats when I started, but I don't think so. So any thing from Brent on is okay by me!!!
I to am a huge Brent fan. I think his style and enthusiasm really changed the band,and for the better!! Him and Jerry had chemistry!!!
I to am a fan of the 90's shows. I was at every Richfield show they did in the 90's. Those would be great, especially the one after the cancelled show. 03/14/93
I didn't see the 1st show, but I went to the 2nd. My 1st show thanks to my older bro!!!! Stanley theater sound is awesome!!! Jackstraw, Peggie-O, Cassidy, They Love Each Other, That did it for me, I was on the bus!!!!
I have to agree with Zombie Woof, that 2nd set with the Nevilles was awesome!!!
Generally speaking, anything from the beginning of 1989 'til Brent's death, but more specifically, the 2 RFKs from July 1989 (12th & 13th). A pair of Summer gems right there. Another twosome would be the Hamptons from October '89, which i'm sure have been mentioned countless times here elsewhere.
There are great Boards of this show in circulation. They had to come from somewhere. I really like to see an offical Dead realease of this show in some form, barring iTunes, or another. Last B-more show and a really nice turn people on show for me. Probably best show I had the pleasure of attending.
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We taped this show (I think GRTUD was there as well) and it came out as clear as a sound board. In fact I believe this audience recording is up on btree or some other such site now. The reason I can't remember if GRTUD was there or not was the fact it came off so well. He usually screwed something up or caught more of the drunken rabble non sense than the music. This particular evening the cosmic characters aligned and transposed it's lovely identity to the fine magnetic reasoning of the current technology. What a great "STRANGE - FRANKLIN" in the second set. The first set might not be all that, except for "LET IT GROW" (?). I remember thinking the year before how much the place (venue) looked like a space ship but this was the year it came off the ground. I don't think I ever made it back there again, sadly. GRTUD married Ono, and the fab four of our high school years was never the same. Responsibility, duty, fiscal constraints (jobs & family) laid it all to waste as we ushered in the new era of Big Brother. We all kept up the the "Jones'", in one way or other, if you catch my drift. Great show, though.
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