To me, the Dead never got better than their 1976-77 period, where we had Cornell, the first Terrapin Station shows, and some phenomenal Eyes jams. But a close second for me is their early 1970s period, including some ’96 shows. Like this one. From April 5, 1969, at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, CA, where they played so many of their best psychedelic shows, this is cut from a soundboard.
Dupree’s Diamond Blues ->Mountains Of The Moon ->Dark Star ->St. Stephen ->The Eleven ->Turn On Your Lovelight
Hard To Handle ->Cosmic Charlie, China Cat Sunflower ->Doin’ That Rag, Cryptical Envelopment ->Drums->The Other One ->Weather Report Suite Tease->Cryptical Envelopment ->The Eleven ->It’s A Sin, Alligator ->More Drums ->Feedback ->
And We Bid You Good Night