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Denver Man
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Re: Longest & Best Scarlet > Fire

#114352 2 years, 9 months ago
I'm partial to 1980 Scarlet Fires, mainly because the Fires are so friggin good that year. However the 2 songs together were rarely more than 20 minutes total. But as mentioned, length doesn't always matter hahaha
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Denver Man
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Re: Longest & Best Scarlet > Fire

#114354 2 years, 9 months ago
Pretty sweet 3rd set on 10/27/80 at RCMH:

Truckin'-> Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> I Need A Miracle-> Bertha-> Johnny B. Goode,
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B-Rad
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Re: Longest & Best Scarlet > Fire

#114469 2 years, 9 months ago
Just catchin up...here is that Copps S>Fire:
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Re: Longest & Best Scarlet > Fire

#114484 2 years, 9 months ago
Checks in right at about 30 minutes. One of the best LIVE S>F I have ever seen and easily one of the best of 1991.

Grateful Dead Live at Richfield Coliseum on 1991-09-04
www.archive.org/details/gd91-09-04.sbd.gardner.5558.sbeok.shnf

I remember that 1990 COPPS show was good - But that is about all I recall. 1992 was no slouch either! I DO remeber that COPPS had the best freakin Shakedown scene for that time. Police walking around plastered in stickers from head to toe - shaking hands. OH Canada.....
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Re: Longest & Best Scarlet > Fire

#114486 2 years, 9 months ago
Denver Man wrote:
I'm partial to 1980 Scarlet Fires, mainly because the Fires are so friggin good that year. However the 2 songs together were rarely more than 20 minutes total. But as mentioned, length doesn't always matter hahaha


Fox Theatre been mentioned? So amazingly good (especially the transition from S to F):
Grateful Dead Live at Fox Theater on 1980-11-30
www.archive.org/details/gd80-11-30.sbd-a...acks.2416.sbeok.shnf

Short by the standards of this thread but brevity is the soul of wit.....right?
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Re: Longest & Best Scarlet > Fire

#114549 2 years, 9 months ago
Not that it was the longest or the bestest but a really cool one that comes to mind is the one in Jamaica. Never saw one at sunrise before. I just loved the jam in between the Scarlet and Fire, Jerry held back the first notes of Fire till the sun shone it's first rays over the mountain backdrop. Got great pictures! The one above 3/22/90 is one of my favs. also.
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dr bakes
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Re: Longest & Best Scarlet > Fire

#114567 2 years, 9 months ago
9-2-78 Giants because as someone said the transition is stunning. and I was there.
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Re: Longest & Best Scarlet > Fire

#117751 2 years, 8 months ago
Although Help>Slip>Frank, a close second I'm thinking the Scarlet>Fire is my favorite combo. This 11-30-80 is the goods, I think this recording a bit better than the link provided previously:
www.archive.org/details/gd1980-11-30.nak...r.90497.sbeok.flac16
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patchmyfurthur
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Re: Longest & Best Scarlet > Fire

#117757 2 years, 8 months ago
The Dead Projects site is down? hmmm well I have the list from this site Heady Version: headyversion.com/song/315/grateful-dead/...ire-on-the-mountain/

Can't wait to hear the one on the new Dave's Picks, from 5/25/77. And I just heard the one from Portland 10/2/77 which was no snoozer, albeit 22 minutes.
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Re: Longest & Best Scarlet > Fire

#117781 2 years, 8 months ago
[quote="patchmyfurthur" post=117757]The Dead Projects site is down? [quote]

Looks like it's up. Here is their Top 10 (with my notes):

5/8/77 - Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY > ummmm.....no. Honorable mention for me.

4/24/78 - Horton Field House, IL. Univ., Normal, IL > listen to Booby play lead on Fire. Very good > Bobby Weirs best ever!

9/2/78 - Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ > One of the best transitions to Fire (along with FOX 11/30/80)

2/3/79 - Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN > Beautiful sound. My favorite Scarlett ever. Fire has Reggae tones.

11/1/79 - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY > 39 minute Scarlett Fire!!! Scarlett just goes + goes...rings on her fingers and chicken on her shoes?!?

2/27/81 - Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL > good but overrated. Jerry is too into the Turkish. Great Source/Sound.

7/31/82 - Manor Downs, Austin, TX - SBD > This is the real deal and belongs in the top 10!!!

4/23/83 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT > 2nd Best Scarlet fire....for 1983!

6/18/83 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY > Another real deal > Top 10 material. Sorry if you are an '83 hater.

3/22/90 - Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada > I saw it but didn't remember much. After listening to it again, it is a freaking monster. Top 10....um.....maybe.

You can't go wrong with any of these. Some other ones to mention are:

10.2.77 -- 10.10.80 -- 3.22.87 -- 7.7.89 -- 6.7.91 -- 9.4.91 (personal entry)
If anybody wants versions of ANY mentioned, PM me.
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