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 #15872  by d-v-s
 Fri May 04, 2007 9:27 am
I'm listening to DP vol 1 (12-19-1973) now, and I realized that the "Here Comes Sunshine" that starts this album is by far the best I have ever heard!!

I could also say that the "Eyes of the World" from the So Many Roads boxset (same as the Greatful Dead Movie) from 19 Oct 1974 is the best that I've ever heard.

Perhaps there are better, but I like to think that the best Scarlet-Fire that I've heard is on the 5-8-77 bootleg.

I'm kinda curious - What other BESTS are there? I know you could argue that all the music is pretty smokin', but I'm just looking for the best of the best.

 #15875  by jck_strw
 Fri May 04, 2007 9:49 am
Eyes - 10-19-74
Peggy-O - 5-9-77
Sugar Magnolia - 4-11-78
Tennessee Jed - 5-9-77
Scarlet - 11-6-77
Morning Dew - 10-18-74
HC Sunshine - 2-15-73

There's a section in the back of my Deadbase where you put the dates of your favs. Those are the only ones I can remember off hand.

 #15878  by strumminsix
 Fri May 04, 2007 10:08 am
jck_strw wrote:Eyes - 10-19-74
Peggy-O - 5-9-77
Tennessee Jed - 5-9-77
HC Sunshine - 2-15-73
Totally agree those are in my top 5 for the songs!

 #15879  by d-v-s
 Fri May 04, 2007 10:35 am
Cool - since you both agree that HC sunshine from 2-15-73 is top 5, any tips on where I can get a copy of it? Is it commercially available, or do I need to download somewhere?

 #15888  by tigerstrat
 Fri May 04, 2007 12:52 pm
Kind of a broad topic, don'chyathink? I wouldn't know where to even begin... I need boundaries!!!

Best "You Don't Have To Ask" 3/25/66
Best "Midnight Hour" 9/3/67 (I think it might be on Fallout From The Phil Zone)

 #15889  by BlobWeird
 Fri May 04, 2007 12:53 pm
Tennessee Jed Europe 72
Peggy-O 12-27-77
Scarlet>Fire 5-8-77
Truckin' 11-6-77
Eyes Dead movie
Morning Dew Dead movie
China Rider 9-11-73
Mississippi Halfstep 9-11-73
Stagger Lee 12-31-78
New Minglewood Blues Dead Set
The Eleven Fillmore 3 disc box set
Death Dont Fillmore 3 set
They Love Each Other 2-3-78

Too many more songs to list lol. But check those out. Excellent stuff there.

 #15892  by AugustWest
 Fri May 04, 2007 1:44 pm
This thread could go on forever becuase everyone disagrees on every song. However there was a mix that someone put together that was a version of the "most popular" version (according to deadbase) of almost every gateful dead song. I downloaded the mix a few years back but I don't know from where. And I leant it to a friend to get them into the dead. So I don't even have it in my possesion. However I know it exist somewhere.

 #15895  by GratefulFloyd
 Fri May 04, 2007 5:27 pm
that Here Comes Sunshine from DP1 is just mindblowing, one of my all-time favorite dead songs, just gives me a rush or something. also in that song, jerry plays a riff that is also in the Dark Star from 9-19-70 (IMO, one of the essential dark stars as well). and i keep seeing the Eyes of the World from the movie on here, and i'll admit it is one of my faves, but what about the Eyes from DP 14? its amazing

 #15897  by jck_strw
 Fri May 04, 2007 5:54 pm
Gack! I can't believe I forgot:

Sing Me Back Home - 8-27-72

 #15910  by Shooster
 Sat May 05, 2007 10:57 am
My personal favorite Half-Step is 5-7-77. I mean Jerry just takes off .... Goddamn!

 #16167  by grateful4booze
 Fri May 11, 2007 5:46 pm
My favorite Here Comes Sunshine is from Kezar Stadium 5/26/73.

You forgot the best Hard To Handle: Hollywood Palladium 8/6/71,

and the best Easy Wind: Calebration TV show 8/30/70.

 #16170  by jck_strw
 Fri May 11, 2007 7:01 pm
grateful4booze wrote: You forgot the best Hard To Handle: Hollywood Palladium 8/6/71,
You're right, I did forget HtH. But no way it's 8-6-71. It's 4-27-71. :)

I just listened to it again and there's no way there's a better version.

 #16208  by grateful4booze
 Sat May 12, 2007 12:21 pm
4/27 and 4/29/71 are great. I think the 8/6/71 version is better in the way they build it up, and it's an audience show so you can hear the crowd freaking out. They're all good to me. I would like to find the best Easy Wind.

 #16225  by jdasa
 Sun May 13, 2007 1:59 am
My favorite Good Lovin' is the one with Pigpen's Brooklyn Bridge rap at end. I think it was a show from 1970 in Princeton, NJ.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

This was one of the first tapes I ever had of the Dead, but I haven't heard or seen it for a long time. The setlist also had Bertha, GDTRFB, King Bee, Big Boss Man and others (in particular order).