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#1 hoagie

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:48 PM

Everyone has their favorites, here is one of mine that is killer!

http://archive.org/d...16.sbeok.flac16

Bertha-> Good Lovin', Row Jimmy, Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Jack A Roe, Passenger, Finiculi Finicula, Brown Eyed Women, Dancin' In The Streets Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Saint Stephen-> Iko Iko-> Not Fade Away-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Uncle John's Band

#2 hoagie

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:51 PM

The Dancin here is also cookin...

#3 Mik

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:01 PM

The Dancin here is also cookin...


Yeah this whole show rocks!

#4 hoagie

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:05 PM

The sound is unbelievable for an AUD...

The setlist is also a doozy...

First Estimated > Eyes I believe as well...

#5 wheels

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:37 PM

This is like impossible to answer! By late 1973 and thoughout 1974 some of the "Eyes Of The World" played clocked in at 19 minutes give or take. My first live "Eyes Of The World>Estimated Prophet" kicked off the second set @ Nassau on 3/29/1990 and clocked in @ 31 minutes with Branford Marsalis on saxaphone so of course I'm partial to that one specifically.



#6 In A Silent Way

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

6/18/74
2/90/73 (the first ever Eyes, coming out of a masterful segue from Truckin'.
6/30/87 (not spectacular, but there's a nice piano solo after Jerry leaves the stage, plus I was there)
6/17/91 (first set opener for a phenomenal latter-day show)

Like somebody else said, you could close your eyes and point to almost any 1973 or 1974 show in Dead Base and find a good version.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:14 PM

Jazz is Dead played a killer EOTW

#8 insolent cur

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:47 PM

6/18/74
2/90/73 (the first ever Eyes, coming out of a masterful segue from Truckin'.
6/30/87 (not spectacular, but there's a nice piano solo after Jerry leaves the stage, plus I was there)
6/17/91 (first set opener for a phenomenal latter-day show)

Like somebody else said, you could close your eyes and point to almost any 1973 or 1974 show in Dead Base and find a good version.


that 6/17 show was the only show i caught on my birthday.

another great one...just two days before one iasw listed, is 6/16/74 from des moines. wall.of.sound.

#9 In A Silent Way

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:35 AM

Was that the Iowa County Fair Grounds? Is that the show with the insanely long Playing in the Band?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:05 AM

Was that the Iowa County Fair Grounds? Is that the show with the insanely long Playing in the Band?


yup!

if i remember, just before eyes, someone (phil maybe) says "we're not going to play all night, but we're going to play all day."

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:22 AM

People will disagree with me because this is a '90's show but I love this one. I listen to it all the time.The entire set 2 is awesome. I even like the Corina. I skip the " I Fought the Law" encore however.

http://archive.org/d...23.sbeok.flac16

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:57 AM

For older versions, I really like Dane County Coliseum 2-15-1973. There's a really unique Phil bass solo between Dark Star and Eyes. On the youtube the solo starts shortly after the 2nd verse around 2:22. The first few notes that Jerry plays when he joins in with Phil around 2:26 for me are some of the most goose bump raising notes I've ever heard Jerry play. SO PRETTY leading into a great Eyes, which I believe is the 2nd one they ever played. That's one of the amazing things about that era; some of the very first versions played live of new tunes are epic right out of the gate where as later in their career it usually took several shows, sometimes years before a tune found it's legs live. Something like Foolish Heart comes to mind in this regard.



For later versions, MSG from 10-17-1994 is top notch. I was absolutely floored because Jerry just kept going and going and going right from the intro. As with most of that tour, his singing was also really strong. The youtube cuts in about a minute into the tune, but it was right around 25 minutes and I do believe the longest version ever played. Everything else in the set seemed tiny in comparison.



.....though they did finish it off with a great Morning Dew. They somewhat flub the ending as the band wants to end it a bar early at 11:10 and Jerry wants to keep going, but it's still fantastic. Love the little triad chords he uses starting around the 9:20 market. Dare I say really pretty piano work by Vince around the same time.



#13 hoagie

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:03 PM

Thanks for all the replies,I will give a listen to everything that was recommended...

Currently jamming along with the JGB After Midnight, learning these Kahn parts is totally making my morning!

#14 Tabbooma

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:13 PM

aint tellin

#15 PieDoh

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:49 PM

the one with the funky break!

#16 In A Silent Way

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

the one with the funky break!


I'll turn you on sonny to something strong

I'm inspired by this thread to unleash the 2/9/73 version on my unsuspecting radio audience this morning.

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#17 hoagie

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:35 PM

Sounds great IASW!

#18 Lemireacle

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

6/24/1973 - Portland OR

I first came across this version watching the sunrise at moe.down a few years ago, with Liz and our friend Big Mike, listening to the Grateful Dead channel on Sirius, They played the whole segment of Dark Star > Eyes of the World > China Doll which ran over 45 minutes and the whole thing left us floored, but it was the Eyes that really shined!

#19 hoagie

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:58 PM

Always extra special times on that hill! Gonna listen to that a little later today.

My brother and his gf just stayed w Big Mike for the Phish shows out there...

#20 Lemireacle

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

Always extra special times on that hill! Gonna listen to that a little later today.

My brother and his gf just stayed w Big Mike for the Phish shows out there...


Yeah, that was an awesome morning!

Nice!! I heard Colorado was quite the rager of a weekend!