tigerstrat wrote:is this question about what Garcia used live in concert... or in the studio on Go To Heaven?
Good question - I heard the tune on Sirius a week or so ago and I think it was indeed the studio version from Go To Heaven, but I am more interested in the live approach.
This raises a really good discussion, which may have already been hashed out already or could deserve a new topic thread: Preference for studio material vs. live material?
For me, I only ever listened to the studio stuff way back in the day when I was first getting into the band and going through each album, but I have always relied on my tapes and now the archive, Sirius and bit torrent for live material. Even when going to shows starting in 84 and then heavy from Spring 87 until Brent died in Summer of '90, my preference was always live shows, SBD or audience.
But I can totally see an application of the studio material for learning, as it could be viewed as pretty much the definitive refernce for the song or solo, as the live versions are all over the place depending on year and mood of the band
. So I can see how the studio material would be helpful to get grounded when learning tunes, but I still go straight to the live material.
A long winded answer to your question - it's the live version(s) I'm interested in