December 24, 2013

Eyes of the World: A Field Guide (Guest Post)

EYES OF THE WORLD: A FIELD GUIDE
Guest Post by Kell C. Mercer

“Eyes of the World,” with lyrics by Robert Hunter and music by Jerry Garcia, was first performed live by the Grateful Dead on February 9, 1973, at the Maples Pavilion at Stanford University. [1] “Eyes” was performed live by the Grateful Dead 381 times. [2] The song appears on the studio album “Wake of the Flood,” released on October 15, 1973. [3] It was the second single from the album, and was also released as a promo with mono and stereo mixes. [4] “Wake of the Flood” was recorded between August 4 and September 1, 1973. [5] The recorded performance of “Eyes” on “Wake of the Flood” includes guest Benny Velarde [6] on timbales. [7]

I. Musical Origins

Some believe that “Eyes” musically grew out of a thematic jam, known as the “Tighten Up Jam,” which was frequently played during “Dark Star” and “Dancing in the Streets” during 1969 through 1971. [8] Good examples of this jam are found in Dick’s Picks No. 2 during “Dark Star” [9] and Dick’s Picks No. 8 during “Dancing in the Streets.” [10]
The “Tighten Up Jam” comes from the song "Tighten Up," performed by Archie Bell & The Drells.
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wro3bqi4Eb8 ) Archie Bells & The Drells hailed from Houston, Texas. Their single “Tighten Up” was written by Archie Bell and Billy Buttier a/k/a Billy Butler. “Tighten Up” reached #1 on both the Billboard R&B and pop charts in the spring of 1968. It is ranked #265 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and is considered to be one of the earliest funk hits in music history. While the rhythm and tempo of “Tighten Up” and “Eyes of the World” are somewhat similar, the chords and melody are different. Thus, any connection to “Tighten Up” may be coincidental.
Some also note the similarity between “Eyes” and the Bob Weir-led Kingfish song “Hypnotize,” from their 1976 album Kingfish. [11] ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnnl1VFVg3Y )

Blair Jackson asked Hunter and Garcia in 1991, “I gather ‘Eyes of the World’ was an older lyric when the Dead got around to recording it in 1973.”
Hunter: “I’m pretty sure ‘Eyes of the World’ was from Larkspur…”
Garcia: “I don’t remember writing ‘Eyes of the World,’ but I do remember that basically it wanted a samba feel, which it still sort of has. It was kind of a Brazilian thing.”
Hunter: “It has so many lyrics it needed a fast tempo to get them all in.” [12]

Garcia had also been asked about the song in 1977 by Adam Block: “Which songs feel too dated to perform any longer? For instance, when ‘Eyes of the World’ was released, it caught flak from critics for being ‘hippy-dippy.’ Hunter said he agreed, but that, after all, the lyric was five years old when you got around to using it. The song is dated, but you still do it.”
Garcia: “I’ll tell you why. That had been sitting around my desk for years. I would notice it and think, ‘That is such a nicely conceived thing, all the ideas and the way they’re linked together.’ I tried all different ways of setting it to music, none of which I liked very much. Finally I thought of a good way to do it, and it was like, it didn’t matter to me whether it was dated or not. It was an idea that was there, and whenever I did it, I knew I had to do it. It was already in my head, so it didn’t matter what the sense of it was, or whether it communicated that idea to anybody or not.” [13]

II. Lyrics

For the lyrics, see http://www.dead.net/song/eyes-world [14]

Lyrically, the last verse has a notable similarity to a verse from the American folk song “Goodnight, Irene” which was originally recorded by Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter in 1933. The verse:

Sometimes I live in the country,
sometimes I live in town
Sometimes I take a great notion,
to jump into the river and drown.

Whether this is intentional or not is unknown. A portion of the same verse served as the title to a Ken Kesey novel, “Sometimes a Great Notion,” published in 1964. [15]

The chorus may also refer to a line from Blaise Pascal’s 17th-century Pensees: “The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know.” [16]

Garcia faced some challenges in setting these lyrics to music. The chorus is set to a kind of jaunty march that clashes with the natural rhythm of the words. Notice that the first verse has more lines and comes to a different melodic conclusion than the next two verses. It was also a feat to set, to an identical melody, verses with two completely different rhythms and syllable-counts, which is evident if you speak the lines:

“Right outside this | lazy summer home
You ain’t got time to call your | soul a critic, no”
“There comes a redeemer | and he slowly too fades away
There follows his wagon | behind him that’s loaded with clay”

“Right outside the lazy gate | of winter’s summer home”
“The seeds that were silent all burst into bloom | and decay”

The lyrics have been ridiculed, for instance in Rolling Stone’s original review, where the chorus was quoted: “The lyrics on much of Flood plumb new depths of dull-witted, inbred, blissed-out hippy-dippyness… Jonathan Seagull would blush.” [17]
Hunter has written, “What people can't readily understand in my work has been written off as hippy dippy tripping. ‘Eyes of the World’ is a good example -- a young song about resolution of the subject-object conflict with overtones of Santayana.” [18]

Hunter said in the ‘80s, “‘Eyes of the World’ was quite mystical and, I think, a very right song for the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Looking back on it now, it’s kind of dated… It’s a song about compassion, as I understand it. Being able to see things from someone else’s point of view. It’s always a right message, but I think it can be overdone. It can be made corny. Of course, there are eternal verities. You can’t avoid those too much if you want to say something.” [19]

For one lyric interpretation, see Eric Wybenga’s book Dead to the Core, p.100-102.
The meaning of the second verse is discussed by Paul Glass in his chapter "Buddhism  Through the Eyes of the Dead" in the book "The Grateful Dead and Philosophy:  Getting High Minded about Love and Haight." Glass believes that "Eyes" makes reference to one of the "central images of Mahayana Buddhism."  Glass interprets Robert Hunter's "redeemer" as a "bodhisattva bringing all sentient beings to nirvana in a great wagon."  Glass sees the "seeds" in the verse as "karmic seeds" "extinguishing their karmic debt and ending the cycle of rebirth." [19a]

III. Performance History

From its debut in February 9, 1973, except for a brief period coinciding with the touring hiatus from October ’74 to June of ’76, “Eyes” was played regularly through ‘95. The song was played most frequently in ’73, with a total of 49 performances. According to Dead Base, the following represent the number of times played in each year:

‘73 – 49 shows
’74 – 23 shows
’75 – 1 show
‘76 – 11 shows
’77 – 20 shows
’78 – 25 shows
’79 – 22 shows
’80 – 18 shows
’81 – 21 shows
’82 – 13 shows
’83 – 13 shows
’84 – 13 shows
’85 – 16 shows
’86 – 10 shows
’87 – 15 shows
’88 – 17 shows
’89 – 17 shows
’90 – 17 shows
’91 – 15 shows
’92 – 8 shows
’93 – 11 shows
’94 – 17 shows
’95 – 9 shows

In ’73-’74 “Eyes” was frequently paired with “China Doll,” with a total of 24 performances of Eyes> China Doll. Also in ‘73, “Dark Star transitioned into “Eyes” ten times. [20] Two excellent versions of this transition are November 11, 1973 and December 6, 1973. The November ’73 transition includes a “Mind Left Body jam” between “Dark Star” and “Eyes.” (This has been released on the Winterland ’73: Complete Recordings box set.) The December 6, 1973 performance of “Eyes” at Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, follows a 43+ minute “Dark Star” that teases “Wharf Rat” before going into “Eyes.” (This Dark Star> Eyes was released on the Road Trips 2011 bonus disc, out of print now.) [21]
In ’73, “Eyes” more commonly came out of “Truckin’” or “The Other One,” with eleven Other One> Eyes and thirteen Truckin’> Eyes in ’73-74. These pairings would become very rare thereafter, done only a few times in later years. Another common combination in ’73-’76 was Eyes> Stella Blue, which was played 10 times. [22] After ’76, “Eyes” would never again be paired with “China Doll” or “Stella Blue.” [23]
In ’76 and early ’77 the Dead were very flexible in where they placed “Eyes,” but this changed in May ’77. After the debut of “Estimated Prophet” in ’77, Estimated> Eyes was paired 172 times, by far the most common Eyes combo, and the reverse Eyes> Estimated was played 13 times. The Estimated> Eyes> Drums sequence was played 149 times. In 1990 the Dead started becoming more flexible again in “Eyes” placements, and the “Estimated” pairing became rare in the ‘90s.

Garcia talked about the Estimated> Eyes transition in 1988:
"The interesting [transitions] are the ones that have a lot of interim playing possibilities, like 'Estimated Prophet' into 'Eyes of the World' - even though that's one we do a lot. They have an interesting key relationship to each other. You can play an E-major 7th scale against the leading F-sharp minor in 'Estimated Prophet' without changing a note. So it's the same intervals exactly, it's just in different places on the scale. That makes it so you can play through a lot of places. And while we're making that transition we can go from, like, B-minor to C-sharp 7th, to a little E-minor, a little C-major. There are all these possible changes, so that just by changing one or two intervals, all of a sudden they'll work; but sometimes we have to discuss them because they're not all that obvious. It's not obvious what the leading tones are. Also, the rhythmic relationship is very 'off.' So I can find a pulse in there that'll be just a perfect tempo for 'Eyes of the World' regardless of what tempo 'Estimated Prophet' was at, and that makes it interesting for me 'cause it's wide open... If there's a formula that works...we tend to repeat it and do it to death. It depends how many shows you go to - you start to think, 'These guys sure love this transition. They're doing it all the fucking time!'" [23b]

Through the late ‘70s and ‘80s “Eyes” was almost invariably placed in the predrums slot; the Eyes> Drums sequence was played 195 times. Typically the music would trickle out into spacy tinkling to make way for Drums; sometimes in the late ‘70s there would be more full-blown “Spaces” after “Eyes,” and sometimes in the ‘80s there would be little Weir or Brent jams after Garcia left the stage. Starting in 1990, the inevitable transition to Drums became much less common as “Eyes” was more often played earlier in the second set, allowing more varied segues.

“Eyes” was almost always a second set song. “Eyes” was a second set opening song 6 times in the ‘70s (mostly, but not exclusively, pre-hiatus) and 33 times in the ‘90s. Interestingly, in the ‘80s, “Eyes” was never a set opener. The following shows feature a rare first set “Eyes”:
September 8, 1973 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
October 29, 1973 - Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Mo.
June 18, 1974 - Freedom Hall, Louisville, Ky
August 6, 1974 - Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, N.J.
September 21, 1974 - Palais des Sports, Paris, France
October 19, 1974 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, Ca.
August 13, 1975 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, Ca.

The following shows feature an even more rare “Eyes” encore: [24]
October 19, 1973 - Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, Ok.
June 26, 1974 - Providence Civic Center, Providence, R.I.
September 14, 1974 – Olympiahalle, Munich, W. Germany

And then there is the most rare, a first set opening “Eyes” on June 17, 1991, Giant’s Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
https://archive.org/details/gd1991-06-17.mtx.dan.31606.sbeok.flac16

Following the death of Garcia, the song has remained in the regular repertoire of each of the surviving members’ projects, including Ratdog, Phil Lesh & Friends, Mickey Hart Band, Seven Walkers, Rhythm Devils, Furthur, the Other Ones, and The Dead.

IV. Structure

Intro [25]

First Verse/Chorus

First jam

Second Verse/Chorus

Second jam

Third Verse/Chorus

Third Jam

Coda (‘73-‘74)

V. The Coda

In versions played in ’73 through ’74, the third instrumental section would usually conclude with a coda with a different melody, rhythm and tempo. (This coda first appeared in the song’s second performance on February 15, 1973.) Dead scholar David Malvinni describes the coda as featuring “dramatically framed chord changes (accentuated by the bass), and a disorientating pentatonic-based riff in E-flat minor in a 7/8 time signature, phrased as 7+7, yet that ends in 7+6 as the tonality descends by half step to D minor.” [26]
Some have compared this coda to the similar “Stronger Than Dirt” section of "King Solomon’s Mines" from Blues for Allah, but it is a different riff. (On August 13, 1975, an actual “Stronger Than Dirt” follows “Eyes.”) Others have compared the coda to "Slipknot!" Interestingly, on June 20, 1974, the coda segued into an early version of “Slipknot!” and then into "China Doll."
https://archive.org/details/gd1974-06-20.sbd.remaster.105427.flac16
"Eyes" also transitioned into "Slipknot!" on October 20, 1974, at the last of the pre-hiatus shows. (“Slipknot!” would make its next appearance almost a year later, on June 17, 1975, sandwiched in its familiar spot between “Help on the Way” [27] and “Franklin’s Tower.”) The “Eyes” coda was dropped after the October 20, 1974 performance.

David Malvinni provides a detailed analysis of the “Eyes” performance on August 1, 1973, at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ. Malvinni argues that the best “Eyes” were performed during ’73 and ’74, in part because of the coda. (See Malvinni, Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation.) [26] In the August 1, 1973 version, the coda begins at 16:24.
https://archive.org/details/gd1973-08-01.sbd.sirmick.patch-12222.92478.sbeok.flac16
This version, well played from beginning to end, follows a great Dark Star > El Paso, and certainly demonstrates and includes what can be excellent in a ’73 “Eyes.” In the comments at archive.org, it is labeled “one for the ages.”

In addition to dropping the coda, after the hiatus the Dead also dropped the lengthy final instrumental jam sequence with its minor-key chord changes. In the June ’76 versions, most of the jamming takes place before the first verse, with the intro jam generally being about 6 minutes; while in contrast, the outro jam is quite brief or turns immediately into space. Over the next few months, the intro jam shortened again, typically to 2-3 minutes; but the final jam was not expanded again, and never regained its former splendor; instead the Dead generally moved quickly to a transition.

Occasionally “Eyes” would end without a transition to another song, but this was very rare in the '70s. Sometimes in ’76-77 there would still be a separate transitional jam – for instance, on July 17, 1976; September 28, 1976; or December 30, 1977. Sometimes “Eyes” would lead into a lengthy “Space” section, which could be either gentle, or a chaotic freakout – for instance, December 4, 1973; June 30, 1974; September 11, 1974 with Ned Lagin; March 19, 1977; October 29, 1977; January 14, 1978; August 12, 1979; October 25, 1979; November 29, 1979; or September 12, 1981. (Fall ’79 features a few of the noisy meltdowns, which were uncommon after ‘74.) [28]

VI. Tempo Changes

After the hiatus, in addition to losing the coda, the song’s tempo started increasing in June of 1976, [29] until returning to a more languid pace in the spring of 1990 and beyond. (The Dead switched back to the slower tempo in the March 25, 1990 performance.) For a comparison of the different tempos of the song, see the following examples:

November 23, 1973, County Coliseum, El Paso, TX (original pace)
https://archive.org/details/gd1973-11-23.sbd.miller.112801.flac16

April 8, 1978, Veterans Memorial Coliseum (post-hiatus speed up)
https://archive.org/details/gd1978-04-08.sbd.miller.4088.sbeok.shnf

May 10, 1986, Frost Amphitheater, Palo Alto, CA (very fast pace)
https://archive.org/details/gd86-05-10.sbd.hinko.19962.sbeok.shnf

September 17, 1991, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (return to slower pace)
https://archive.org/details/gd1991-09-17.senn-ME80.wklitz.94213.flac16

VII. Track Length

The album version is a very compact 5:20 in length. Versions in ’73 and ’74 could exceed 20 minutes.

March 15, 1973, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (20:47)
https://archive.org/details/gd73-03-15.aud.vernon.13468.sbeok.shnf

June 10, 1973, RFK Stadium, Washington, DC (21:17) [30]
https://archive.org/details/gd1973-06-10.sbd.miller.tobin.patched-89730.90979.flac16

June 30, 1974, Springfield Civic Center Arena, Springfield, MA (23:43)
https://archive.org/details/gd1974-06-30.sbd.tiedrich-skank-andy-stern.216.shnf

Versions in the ‘80s could be well under 10 minutes. In ’86-88 in particular, the average “Eyes” was less than 9 minutes, with some less than 7 minutes long. (October 4, 1987, is perhaps the shortest-ever live version, with Garcia finishing in under 6 minutes, though others come close.)

October 10, 1981, StadtHalle, Bremen, GE (7:43)
https://archive.org/details/gd81-10-10.sbd.jim.12998.sbefail.shnf

February 21, 1982, Pauley Pavilion, Las Angeles, CA (6:41)
https://archive.org/details/gd82-02-21.sbd.dodd.16247.sbeok.shnf

September 3, 1988, Capitol Centre, Landover, MD (6:38)
https://archive.org/details/gd88-09-03.sbd.miller.27749.sbeok.flacf

In the ‘90s, "Eyes" could again exceed 15 minutes. There was a particular resurgence of lengthy versions in ’94.

June 17, 1990, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA (16:00)
https://archive.org/details/gd1990-06-17.aud.savage-wklitz.96420.flac16

September 18, 1990, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (17:33)
https://archive.org/details/gd90-09-18.schoeps-fob.sacks.9772.sbeok.shnf

October 17, 1994, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (25:11)
https://archive.org/details/gd94-10-17.sbd.carr.14615.sbeok.shnf

VIII. Notable Performances

First performance – 2/9/73, Roscoe Maples Pavilion, Palo Alto, CA
https://archive.org/details/gd1973-02-09.sbd.finney.10361.shnf

Second performance, first with Coda – 2/15/73, Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI
https://archive.org/details/gd1973-02-15.112812.sbd.arf.flac16

With Joe Ellis and Martin Fierro – 9/12, 15, 17, 20, 24, 26/73.
Ellis and Fierro had both played on Wake of the Flood and toured with the Grateful Dead during the month of September 1973. Fierro had played with Garcia and Howard Wales on the Hooteroll? album released in November of 1971. Fierro played later with Garcia on solo projects, including Legion of Mary.
William & Mary College, Williamsburg, VA
https://archive.org/details/gd73-09-12.sbd.sly.14010.sbeok.shnf
Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
https://archive.org/details/gd73-09-15.aud-sbd.cotsman.16174.sbeok.shnf
Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY
https://archive.org/details/gd73-09-17.sbd.cotsman.14473.d3fixed.sbeok.shnf
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
https://archive.org/details/gd73-09-20.aud-sbd.cotsman.11618.sbeok.shnf
Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Pittsburg, PA
https://archive.org/details/gd73-09-24.sbd-aud.cotsman.11620.sbeok.shnf
War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY
https://archive.org/details/gd1973-09-26.sbd.mtx.tobin.82879.sbeok.flac16

With Ned Lagin – 9/11/74, Alexandra Palace, London, England
https://archive.org/details/gd1974-09-11.sbd.partial.cribbs.121207.flac16

“Eyes” was played and recorded during rehearsals on May 28-30, 1976, while the Grateful Dead were preparing for the return from hiatus tour which began on June 3, 1976. (Track 9 here is a basic instrumental “Eyes” jam; track 14 is a full vocal take; and track 15 is a mostly instrumental intro jam that cuts off after the first verse.)
https://archive.org/details/gd1976-05-28.rehearsals.gems.82947.flac16

First post-hiatus, sped-up version - 6/9/76, Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA
https://archive.org/details/gd1976-06-09.sbd.miller.95399.sbeok.flac16

Last with Donna and Keith Godchaux – 2/10/79, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
https://archive.org/details/gd1979-02-10.sonyecm.walker-scotton-miller.82239.flac16

First with Brent Mydland – 5/4/79, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
https://archive.org/details/gd1979-05-04.sonyecm.walker-scotton-miller.89120.flac16

Longest Brent Mydland performance (over 22 minutes) – 11/5/79, Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
https://archive.org/details/gd1979-11-05.nak300.sharpless.89053.sbeok.flac16

Last with Brent Mydland – 7/22/90, World Music Theater, Tinley Park, IL
https://archive.org/details/gd1990-07-22.sbd.fix.walker.scotton.miller.115497.flac16

With Branford Marsalis
3/29/90, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
https://archive.org/details/gd1990-03-29.123925.fixed.mk4.flac16
12/31/90, Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
https://archive.org/details/gd1990-12-31.prefm.gans-bucholtz-abrams.GEMS.90102.sbeok.flac16
12/16/94, Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
https://archive.org/details/gd1994-12-16.set2.sbd.lemieux-vernon.34551.sbeok.flac16

With percussionist Airto Moreira -- 2/11/89, Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA
https://archive.org/details/gd1989-02-11.fob.french.sirmick.76125.sbeok.flac16

With Clarence Clemons -- 6/21/89, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
https://archive.org/details/gd1989-06-21.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.83718.sbeok.flac16

First with Vince Welnick – 9/8/90, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
https://archive.org/details/gd1990-09-08.sbd.miller.92241.sbeok.flac16

Three good versions with Bruce Hornsby, who brought a return to the jazzier feel of the Godchaux era versions.
3/20/91, Capital Centre, Landover, MD
https://archive.org/details/gd1991-03-20.mtx.seamons.111794.flac16
3/31/91, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
https://archive.org/details/gd1991-03-31.mtx.south.99386.flac16
9/8/91, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
https://archive.org/details/gd1991-09-08.mtx.haugh.99108.flac16

Final performance – 7/6/95, Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO
https://archive.org/details/gd95-07-06.NEWsbd.30888.sbeok.shnf_shn

For a listing of recommended versions in order of popularity, see:
http://headyversion.com/song/90/grateful-dead/eyes-of-the-world/ [31]

[More below the break.] 

IX. Commercially Released Versions [32]

2/26, 2/28/73 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 28, February 26, 1973, Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska, February 28, 1973, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Studio -- Wake of the Flood, Grateful Dead Records (released October 15, 1973).
The Very Best of the Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead Productions (released September 16, 2003). Contains the Wake of the Flood Studio version.

9/7/73 -- The remastered Wake of the Flood release (March 7, 2006) and the Beyond Description box set (October 2004) from Rhino include a bonus live version of “Eyes” from September 7, 1973, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY.

10/19/73 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 19, October 19, 1973, Oklahoma State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

11/9, 11/11/73 -- Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, Grateful Dead Records, November 9 – 11, 1973, Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California (release date April 1, 2008).

11/17/73 -- Dave’s Picks Vol. 5. November 17, 1973, Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California.

11/30/73 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 14, November 30 – December 2, 1973, Boston Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.

12/4/73 -- Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings Bonus Disc. December 4, 1973, Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH. [No longer available.]

12/6/73 -- Road Trips Vol. 4, No. 3 Bonus Disc. December 6, 1973, Cleveland Public Hall, Cleveland, OH. [No longer available.]

12/10/73 -- Download Series Vol. 8, December 10, 1973 (Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC).

6/16, 6/18/74 -- Road Trips, Vol. 2, No. 3, Wall of Sound 1974, June 16, 1974, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa, June 18, 1974, Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky.

6/26/74 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 12, June 26, 1974, Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, June 28, 1974, Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.

7/31/74 -- Dave’s Picks Vol. 2. July 31, 1974, Dillon Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut.

8/6/74 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 31, August 4 – 5, 1974, Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 6, 1974, Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey.

10/19/74 -- The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, Rhino, October 16 – 20, 1974, Winterland, San Francisco, CA (released October 2004). This contains an edited version (13:01) of the “Eyes” played on October 19, 1974. The complete version from that date (18:31) is included on the So Many Roads box set. (A shorter edit was also included in the Grateful Dead Movie, released in 1977.)

10/19/74 -- So Many Roads 1965-1995, Grateful Dead (release date November 7, 1999). This box contains the complete version of “Eyes” from October 19, 1974, which was edited on the Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack.

8/13/75 -- One from the Vault, Grateful Dead Records, August 13, 1975, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (release date April 15, 1991).

6/9/76 -- Road Trips, Vol. 4, No. 5, June 9, 1976, Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA.

6/18/76 -- Download Series Vol. 4, June 18, 1976 (Capitol Theater) & June 21, 1976 (Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA).

9/28/76 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 20, September 25, 1976, Capital Center, Landover, Maryland, September 28, 1976, Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, New York.

12/31/76 -- Live at the Cow Palace, Rhino, December 31, 1976, Cow Palace, Daly City, CA (release date January 19, 2007).

5/15/77 -- May ’77 Box Set, Rhino, May 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 1977 (release date June 11, 2013). Includes May 15, 1977, St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO.

5/22/77 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 3, May 22, 1977, Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida.

6/8/77 -- Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings, Grateful Dead Records, June 7 – 9, 1977, Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California (release date October 1, 2009).

9/3/77 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 15, September 3, 1977, Raceway Park, Englishtown, New Jersey.

11/5/77 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 34, November 5, 1977, Community War Memorial, Rochester, New York.

12/30/77 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 10, December 29-30, 1977, Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA.

2/3/78 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 18, February 3, 1978, Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, February 5, 1978, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

5/10/78 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 25, May 10, 1978, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut, May 11, 1978, Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.

9/15/78 -- Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978 Bonus Disc, Rhino, September 15 – 16, 1978, Sound and Light Theater, Giza, Egypt (release date September 30, 2008). [No longer available.]

11/5/79 -- Road Trips Full Show: Spectrum 11/5/79 (Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA).

9/4/80 -- Download Series Vol. 7, September 30, 1980 (Springfield Civic Center) & September 4, 1980 (Providence Civic Center).

10/14/83 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 6, October 14, 1983, Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut.

3/27/88 -- Download Series Vol. 5, March 27, 1988 (Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA).

4/1/88 -- Road Trips Vol. 4, No. 2, April 1, 1988, Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

10/8/89 -- Formerly the Warlocks, Grateful Dead Records, October 8 – 9, 1989, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia (release date September 7, 2010).

3/19/90 -- Spring 1990, Rhino, March 16, 19, 22, 26, 30, April 2, 1990 (release date August 31, 2012).

3/19/90 -- Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It, Rhino (released September 24, 2012). This 2 CD set contains the same March 19, 1990 – Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut “Eyes” as the Spring 1990 box set.

3/29/90 -- Without a Net, Arista Records (released September 1990). Contains the March 29, 1990 version of “Eyes” from Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY with Branford Marsalis.

7/8/90 -- View from the Vault, Vol. 1 DVD, July 8, 1990 Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA.

9/18/90 -- Road Trips Vol. 2, No. 1 Bonus Disc, September 18 – 20, 1990, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. [No longer available.]

3/31/91 -- Dick’s Picks Vol. 17, September 25, 1991, Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts. [Filler from 3/31/91 Greenboro, NC.]

X. Performance List

“Eyes” Pairings and Timings For Each Show By Year [33]

2/9/73
Roscoe Maples Pavilion - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Truckin' > Eyes Of The World [17:09] > China Doll

2/15/73
Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI
Dark Star > Eyes Of The World [19:09] > China Doll

2/19/73
International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [20:30] > China Doll

2/21/73
Assembly Hall - University Of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Truckin' > Eyes Of The World [15:10] > Stella Blue

2/22/73
Assembly Hall - University Of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Dark Star > Eyes Of The World [15:42] > China Doll

2/24/73
Iowa Fieldhouse - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Truckin’ > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam > Eyes Of The World > Jam > Sugar Magnolia
[Truckin’>Eyes does not circulate. The circulating SBD contains 9 minutes of the jam after Eyes, which includes a bass solo > Feelin’ Groovy jam.]

2/26/73
Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, NE
Dark Star > Eyes Of The World [19:09] > Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo

2/28/73
Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [17:02] > Morning Dew

3/15/73
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [21:09] > China Doll

3/19/73
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [16:57] > China Doll

3/21/73
Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY
Dark Star > Eyes Of The World [15:48] > Wharf Rat

3/22/73
Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [15:01] > China Doll

3/26/73
Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, MD
Me And Bobby McGee > Eyes Of The World [14:29] > Morning Dew

3/28/73
Springfield Civic Center Arena, Springfield, MA
Dark Star > Eyes Of The World [12:41] > Playing In The Band

3/30/73
Community War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY
Truckin’ > Jam/Space > Eyes Of The World [16:03] > Not Fade Away

4/2/73
Boston Garden, Boston, MA
Weather Report Suite Prelude > Eyes Of The World [15:40] > China Doll

5/13/73
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [15:45] > China Doll

5/20/73
Campus Stadium - University Of California Santa Barbara, CA
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [14:10] > Stella Blue

5/26/73
Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [13:39] > China Doll

6/9/73
RFK Stadium, Washington, DC
Big River; Eyes Of The World [11:21] > China Doll

6/10/73
RFK Stadium, Washington, DC
Eyes Of The World [21:17] > Stella Blue

6/24/73
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
Dark Star > Eyes Of The World [14:35] > China Doll

6/30/73
Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA
Dark Star > Eyes Of The World [19:22] > Stella Blue

7/28/73
Grand Prix Racecourse, Watkins Glen, NY
Stella Blue; Eyes Of The World [19:55] > Sugar Magnolia

8/1/73
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ
Dark Star > El Paso > Eyes Of The World [17:27] > Morning Dew

9/7/73
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
The Other One Jam > Eyes Of The World [18:16] > Sugar Magnolia

9/8/73
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow; Eyes Of The World [15:14] > China Doll

9/12/73
William And Mary Hall - William And Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Around and Around; Eyes Of The World [14:46] > Stella Blue
[Performances from 9/12 - 9/26 are with horns.]

9/15/73
Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
Truckin’ > Drums > Eyes Of The World [17:38] ; Let Me Sing Your Blues Away

9/17/73
Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY
Truckin' > Eyes Of The World [12:57] > Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow

9/20/73
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Truckin' > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam > Eyes Of The World [15:51] > Stella Blue

9/24/73
Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
Truckin' > Nobody's Fault But Mine > Eyes Of The World [13:34] > Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow

9/26/73
War Memorial, Buffalo, NY
Truckin' > Eyes Of The World [15:30] > Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow

10/19/73
Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Eyes Of The World [14:49] > Stella Blue (Encore)

10/25/73
Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI
Dark Star > Eyes Of The World [16:02] > Stella Blue

10/29/73
Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
El Paso; Eyes Of The World [14:31] > China Doll

10/30/73
Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
Stella Blue > Eyes Of The World [17:46] > Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow

11/9/73
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow > Eyes Of The World [15:24] > China Doll

11/11/73
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Dark Star > Eyes Of The World [12:54] > China Doll

11/14/73
San Diego International Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [11:24] > The Other One

11/17/73
Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
El Paso; Eyes Of The World [14:11] > Sugar Magnolia

11/23/73
County Coliseum, El Paso, TX
Me And Bobby McGee; Eyes Of The World [14:47] ; Around And Around

11/25/73
Feyline Field, Tempe, AZ
Around and Around; Eyes Of The World [15:22] > Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow

11/30/73
Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA
Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow > Dark Star Jam > Eyes Of The World [19:20] ; Sugar Magnolia

12/4/73
Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati OH
Eyes Of The World [23:57] > Sugar Magnolia

12/6/73
Cleveland Public Hall, Cleveland, OH
Dark Star > Eyes Of The World [13:57] > Stella Blue

12/10/73
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
Truckin' > Nobody's Fault But Mine > Eyes Of The World [13:20] > Brokedown Palace

12/12/73
The Omni, Atlanta, GA
Me and My Uncle; Eyes Of The World [12:27] > Morning Dew

12/18/73
Curtis Hixon Convention Hall, Tampa, FL
Dark Star > Drums > Eyes Of The World [13:28] > Wharf Rat

2/22/74
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Jack Straw; Eyes Of The World [12:49] > China Doll

2/23/74
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [14:21] > One More Saturday Night

5/17/74
P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver BC, Canada
Truckin' > Nobody's Fault But Mine > Eyes Of The World [11:35] > China Doll

5/21/74
Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle, WA
Around and Around; Eyes Of The World [14:18] > Wharf Rat

6/8/74
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium, Oakland, CA
Playing In The Band; Eyes Of The World [14:49] ; Sugar Magnolia

6/16/74
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA
The Race is On; Eyes Of The World [16:37] > Big River

6/18/74
Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
Mexicali Blues; Eyes Of The World [15:16] > China Doll

6/20/74
The Omni, Atlanta, GA
Truckin' > Jam > Eyes Of The World [19:10] > Slipknot! > China Doll

6/22/74
Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL
El Paso; Eyes Of The World [15:03] > Wharf Rat

6/26/74
Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
Eyes of the World [12:51] (Encore)

6/30/74
Springfield Civic Center Arena, Springfield, MA
Truckin' > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam > Eyes Of The World [23:47] > Stella Blue

7/19/74
Selland Arena, Fresno, CA
Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow > Spanish Jam > Eyes Of The World [16:28] > China Doll

7/27/74
Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, VA
Eyes Of The World (Encore)
[Does not circulate, may not have been played.]

7/31/74
Dillon Stadium, Hartford, CT
Big River; Eyes Of The World [17:46] > China Doll

8/6/74
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ
Jack Straw; Eyes Of The World [18:56] ; The Promised Land

9/11/74
Alexandra Palace, London, England
Seastones > Eyes Of The World [19:19] > Jam/Space [11:55] > Wharf Rat
(with Ned Lagin)

9/14/74
Olympiahalle, Munich, West Germany
Eyes Of The World [14:03] > One More Saturday Night (Encore)

9/18/74
Parc des Expositions, Dijon, France
Me and My Uncle; Eyes Of The World [14:38] > China Doll

9/20/74
Palais des Sports, Paris, France
Truckin' > Eyes Of The World [16:04] > Not Fade Away

9/21/74
Palais des Sports, Paris, France
Me and My Uncle; Eyes Of The World [17:24] > China Doll

10/16/74
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Wharf Rat > Space > Eyes Of The World [14:23] ; Big River

10/19/74
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Mama Tried; Eyes Of The World [18:14] > China Doll

10/20/74
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Promised Land; Eyes Of The World [14:48] > Slipknot! > Stella Blue
[The last minute of Eyes includes the Slipknot riff.]

8/13/75
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
It Must Have Been the Roses; Eyes Of The World [12:08] > Drums > Stronger Than Dirt

6/9/76
Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA
Saint Stephen > Eyes Of The World [15:22] > Jam [1:17] > Let It Grow

6/11/76
Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA
Sugar Magnolia > Eyes Of The World [13:10] > Stella Blue

6/18/76
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
Saint Stephen > Eyes Of The World [12:32] > Drums

6/22/76
Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
Samson & Delilah; Eyes Of The World [12:26] > Dancing In The Street

6/28/76
Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL
Eyes Of The World [12:22] > Bass/Drums Jam [3:17] > Happiness Is Drumming

7/14/76
Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Let It Grow > Eyes Of The World [10:57] > Space Jam [1:47] > Wharf Rat

7/17/76
Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [6:49] > Jam [7:26] > The Other One

9/23/76
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC
Looks Like Rain; Eyes Of The World [12:10] > Samson And Delilah

9/28/76
Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY
Comes A Time > Drums > Eyes Of The World [8:46] > Jam [5:04] > Dancing In The Street

10/15/76
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, LA
Eyes Of The World [10:05] > The Music Never Stopped

12/31/76
Cow Palace, Daly City, CA
Sugar Magnolia > Eyes Of The World [12:22] > Wharf Rat

2/26/77
Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA
Promised Land; Eyes of the World [8:30] > Phil Jam [2:32] > Dancing in the Street

3/19/77
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Eyes Of The World [12:21] > Space [2:43] > Dancing In The Street

4/26/77
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
Dancing in the Street > Drums > Eyes Of The World [12:26] > Samson And Delilah

5/3/77
The Palladium, New York, NY
Friend of the Devil; Eyes Of The World [10:53] > Garcia Space [3:52] > Wharf Rat

5/7/77
Boston Garden, Boston, MA
Estimated Prophet; Eyes Of The World [11:12] > Drums

5/15/77
St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:24] > Drums
[The first Estimated>Eyes.]

5/18/77
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:42] > Drums

5/22/77
Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:31] > Garcia Space [3:15] > Wharf Rat

5/26/77
Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, MD
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:48] > Drums

6/4/77
The Forum, Inglewood, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:45] > Drums

6/8/77
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [19:26] > Drums

9/3/77
Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:55] ; Samson And Delilah

9/28/77
Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:22] > Drums

10/1/77
Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:49] > Dancing In The Street

10/6/77
Activity Center - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:30] > Drums

10/11/77
Lloyd Noble Center - University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [14:19] > Drums

10/29/77
Evans Field House - Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:55] > Space [7:38] > Saint Stephen

11/4/77
Cotterell Gym - Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Playing In The Band > Eyes Of The World [12:49] > Estimated Prophet

11/5/77
Community War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY
Take A Step Back Jam > Eyes Of The World [14:32] > Samson And Delilah

12/30/77
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:26] > Jam [6:03] > Saint Stephen

1/14/78
Bakersfield Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:45] > Space [6:14] > Not Fade Away

1/30/78
Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:56] > Space [6:30] > Stella Blue

2/3/78
Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [15:08] > Playing In The Band

4/8/78
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:54] > Drums

4/12/78
Cameron Indoor Stadium - Duke University, Durham, NC
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:11] > Drums

4/16/78
Huntington Civic Center, Huntington, WV
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:06] > Drums

4/22/78
Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:07] > Drums

5/5/78
Thompson Arena - Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:33] > Drums

5/10/78
New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:11] > Drums

5/14/78
Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [15:57] > Drums

6/4/78
Campus Stadium - University Of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:16] > Drums

6/25/78
Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:11] > Drums

7/5/78
Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:02] > Drums

7/8/78
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [10:47] > Drums

8/30/78
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
The Other One > Eyes Of The World [17:08] > Drums

9/2/78
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [15:54] > Drums

9/15/78
Sphinx Theatre, Giza, Egypt
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:09] > Drums

10/17/78
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:37] > Drums

11/14/78
Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:12] > Drums

11/17/78
Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:29] > Drums

11/21/78
Community War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:31] > Drums

12/12/78
Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:31] > Drums

12/17/78
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:30] > Drums

12/22/78
Dallas County Convention Center Arena, Dallas, TX
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:27] > Drums

12/28/78
Golden Hall - San Diego Community Concourse, San Diego, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:17] > Drums

1/5/79
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [16:12] > Drums

1/7/79
Madison Square Garden , New York , NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:42] > Drums

1/14/79
Utica Memorial Coliseum, Utica, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:31] > Drums

1/17/79
New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:44] > Drums

2/3/79
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:04] > Drums

2/6/79
Tulsa Pavilion, Tulsa, OK
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Drums
[No recording.]

2/10/79
Soldier's And Sailors Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:13] > Space [1:37] > Drums

5/4/79
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [14:29] > Drums

5/7/79
Allan Kirby Field House - Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:37] > Drums

5/11/79
Billerica Forum, Billerica, MA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:35] > Jam [2:04] > Drums

6/28/79
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
Playing In The Band > Eyes Of The World [12:09] > Drums

8/5/79
Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:59] > Drums

8/12/79
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:55] > Jam/Space [9:15] > Drums

8/31/79
Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:49] > Drums

9/5/79
Madison Square Garden , New York , NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:26] > Drums

10/25/79
New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:01] > Space [3:48] > Drums

10/31/79
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [15:20] > Space [3:55] > Drums

11/5/79
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Easy To Love You; Eyes Of The World [22:35] > Estimated Prophet

11/23/79
Golden Hall - San Diego Community Concourse, San Diego, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:54] > Space [1:46] > Drums

11/29/79
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [16:02] > Space [8:13] > Drums

12/7/79
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
China > Rider; Eyes Of The World [12:29] > Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance

12/27/79
Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
Samson and Delilah; Eyes Of The World [11:39] > Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance

3/30/80
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:50] > Drums

5/2/80
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Feel Like A Stranger > Eyes Of The World [7:16] > Drums

5/8/80
Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:49] > Drums

5/16/80
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Eyes Of The World [9:54] > Drums

5/29/80
Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, IA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:14] > Space [4:30] > Drums

6/8/80
Folsom Field - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:25] > Jam [4:07] > Drums

6/14/80
Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, WA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:56] > Drums

8/19/80
Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:23] > Drums

8/27/80
Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:18] > Drums

8/30/80
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:01] >Drums

9/4/80
Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:08] > Drums

9/26/80
Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:03] > Drums

10/4/80
Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:23] > Drums

10/10/80
Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:46] > Drums

10/18/80
Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:29] > Drums

11/26/80
Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [15:48] > Drums

12/12/80
Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA
He's Gone > Eyes Of The World [9:38] > Drums

12/27/80
Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [15:54] > Drums

2/27/81
Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:23] > Drums

3/13/81
Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:27] > Drums

3/21/81
Rainbow Theatre, London, England
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:11] > Drums

4/30/81
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:49] > Drums

5/5/81
Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:24] > Drums

5/9/81
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:31] > Jam [4:06] > Drums

5/15/81
Athletic Center - Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:03] > Drums

7/2/81
The Summit, Houston, TX
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:33] > Drums

7/7/81
Kansas City Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:59] > Drums

7/10/81
St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:52] > Space [3:16] > Drums

7/14/81
McNichols Arena, Denver, CO
Truckin' > Eyes Of The World [13:18] > Drums

8/12/81
Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:32] > Drums

8/16/81
McArthur Court - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [6:31] > Jam [2:10] > Drums

8/27/81
Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:09] > Drums

9/12/81
Greek Theatre - University of California, Berkeley, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:42] > Space [7:35] > Drums

9/30/81
Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Drums
[Eyes is cut from the circulating SBD; only the last 1:36 is left.]

10/10/81
Stadt Halle, Bremen, West Germany
Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Eyes Of The World [7:41] > Drums

10/17/81
Hippodrome, Paris, France
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:40] > Drums

11/30/81
Hara Arena, Dayton, OH
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:57] > Drums

12/6/81
Rosemont Horizon Arena, Rosemont, IL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:33] > Drums

12/28/81
Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
Ship of Fools; Eyes Of The World [9:32] > Drums

2/17/82
Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:13] > Drums

2/21/82
Pauley Pavilion - University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [6:41] > Drums

3/13/82
Centennial Coliseum, Reno, NV
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:44] > Drums

4/3/82
Scope, Norfolk, VA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:35] > Never Trust A Woman

4/8/82
Onondaga Auditorium, Syracuse, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:21] > Drums

4/18/82
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
Playing In The Band > Eyes Of The World [10:36] > Drums

5/23/82
Greek Theatre - University of California, Berkeley, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [6:55] > Jam [1:49] > Drums

7/31/82
Manor Downs, Austin, TX
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:53] > Jam [2:40] > Drums

8/10/82
Iowa Fieldhouse - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Eyes Of The World [13:10] > Drums

9/9/82
Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:03] > Drums

9/17/82
Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:53] > Drums

10/9/82
Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:03] > Drums

12/26/82
Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:37] > Drums

3/26/83
Aladdin Hotel Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:25] > The Other One

4/13/83
Patrick Gymnasium - University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:38] > Maybe You Know

4/20/83
Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:31] > Drums

5/13/83
Greek Theatre - University of California, Berkeley, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [17:59] > Drums

6/21/83
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:07] > Drums

8/20/83
Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:40] > Drums

8/29/83
Silva Hall - Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, OR
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:11] > Drums

9/2/83
Boise Pavilion - Boise State University, Boise, ID
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:23] > Jam [3:11] > Drums

10/9/83
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:30] > Man Smart, Woman Smarter

10/14/83
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [17:33] > Drums

10/20/83
The Centrum, Worcester, MA
Samson and Delilah; Eyes Of The World [12:21] > Drums

10/31/83
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:55] > Drums

12/31/83
San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:14] > Drums

3/29/84
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:05] > Drums

4/6/84
Aladdin Hotel Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
Drums > Space > Eyes Of The World [8:41] > Jam [1:40] > Truckin'

4/17/84
Niagra Falls Convention Center, Niagra Falls, NY
Man Smart, Woman Smarter > Jam > Eyes Of The World [10:55] > Drums

4/26/84
Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:48] > Space [2:04] > Never Trust A Woman

5/7/84
Silva Hall - Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, OR
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [14:49] > Drums

6/12/84
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:28] > Drums

6/23/84
City Island, Harrisburg, PA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:39] > Drums

6/27/84
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:19] > Why Don't We Do It In The Road

7/14/84
Greek Theatre - University of California, Berkeley, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:18] > Drums

7/21/84
Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA
Truckin' > Eyes Of The World [12:07] > Drums

10/5/84
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:33] > Drums

10/14/84
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:25] > Space [8:09] > Drums

10/30/84
Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:52] > Drums

2/18/85
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA
Spoonful > Eyes Of The World [11:51] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad

3/9/85
Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
I Need A Miracle > Eyes Of The World [11:48] > Drums

3/25/85
Springfield Civic Center Arena, Springfield, MA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:04] > Drums

4/1/85
Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:32] > Drums

4/8/85
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:25] > Drums

4/27/85
Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Scarlet Begonias > Eyes Of The World [9:05] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad

6/21/85
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:10] > Drums

6/27/85
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
Feel Like A Stranger > Eyes Of The World [9:15] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad

7/14/85
Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:29] > Drums

9/3/85
Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Eyes Of The World [10:42] > Don't Need Love

9/5/85
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:01] > Drums

9/10/85
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:46] > Never Trust A Woman

10/25/85
Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:16] > Drums

11/8/85
Community War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:37] > Drums

11/11/85
Brendan Byrne Arena , East Rutherford , NJ
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:35] > Drums

11/22/85
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:15] > Drums

2/11/86
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA
Iko Iko; Eyes Of The World [7:34] > Drums
(with Neville Brothers percussionists)

3/20/86
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:47] > Jam [4:42] > Drums

3/27/86
Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [15:36] > Drums

4/1/86
Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:43] > Drums

4/12/86
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Laguna Hills, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:44] > Drums

4/21/86
Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:51] > Brent/Drums Jam [7:19] > Maybe You Know

5/10/86
Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:33] > Drums

12/16/86
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet [12:38] > Eyes Of The World [6:32] > Drums

12/30/86
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:28] > Drums

1/28/87
San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
Drums > Space > Eyes Of The World [6:38] > Black Peter

3/2/87
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:52] > Drums

3/27/87
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:02] > Drums

4/2/87
The Centrum, Worcester, MA
Looks Like Rain; Eyes Of The World [6:52] > Drums

4/17/87
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Laguna Hills, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:48] > Drums

6/13/87
Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:22] > Drums

6/26/87
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:50] > Drums

6/30/87
Kingswood Music Theatre, Maple, ON, Canada
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [6:26] > Jam [3:01] > Drums

7/7/87
Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, VA
Looks Like Rain > Eyes Of The World [8:09] > Drums

8/15/87
Town Park, Telluride, CO
Looks Like Rain; Eyes Of The World [8:23] > Drums

8/22/87
Calavaras County Fairgrounds, Angel's Camp, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:12] > Drums

9/11/87
Capital Centre, Landover, MD
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:22] > Drums

9/15/87
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:12] > Drums

10/4/87
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [6:14] > Drums

12/27/87
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:28] > Drums

2/16/88
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA
Playing In The Band > Eyes Of The World [6:10] > Jam [2:20] > Drums

3/17/88
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:38] > Drums

3/27/88
Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:16] > Drums

4/1/88
Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:58] > Drums

4/7/88
The Centrum, Worcester, MA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:57] > Drums

4/14/88
Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:44] > Drums

5/1/88
Frost Amphitheater Stanford U., Palo Alto, CA
Samson and Delilah; Eyes Of The World [8:33] > Drums

6/17/88
The Met Center, Bloomington, MN
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:02] > Drums

7/3/88
Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:08] > I Will Take You Home

7/30/88
Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:37] > Drums

9/3/88
Capital Centre, Landover, MD
Man Smart, Woman Smarter > Eyes Of The World [6:38] > Drums

9/12/88
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Man Smart, Woman Smarter > Eyes Of The World [9:57] > Drums

9/22/88
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:53] > Drums

10/2/88
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [7:54] > Drums

10/18/88
Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:32] > Drums

12/9/88
Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:48] > Drums

12/29/88
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Playin' (Reprise) > Eyes Of The World [8:27] > Drums

2/11/89
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA
Drums > Space > Eyes Of The World [9:37] > I Need A Miracle
(with percussionist Airto Moreira)

3/27/89
The Omni, Atlanta, GA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:45] > Drums

4/8/89
Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
Looks Like Rain > Eyes Of The World [10:56] > Drums

4/13/89
Rosemont Horizon Arena, Rosemont, IL
Looks Like Rain > Eyes Of The World [9:17] > Drums

4/17/89
Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, MN
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [8:54] > Drums

4/30/89
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Laguna Hills, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [13:54] > Drums

5/6/89
Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Playing In The Band > Eyes Of The World [9:37] > Drums

6/21/89
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:40] > Drums
(with Clarence Clemons)

7/2/89
Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA
He's Gone > Eyes Of The World [10:49] > Drums

7/12/89
RFK Stadium, Washington, DC
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:05] > Drums

7/18/89
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
Man Smart, Woman Smarter; Eyes Of The World [9:57] > Drums

8/4/89
Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
Cumberland Blues > Eyes Of The World [9:16] > Drums

8/17/89
Greek Theatre - University of California, Berkeley, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:09] > Drums

10/8/89
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Victim Or The Crime > Eyes Of The World [8:57] > Drums

10/15/89
Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:24] > Drums

10/19/89
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:44] > Drums

12/28/89
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Looks Like Rain; Eyes Of The World [10:42] > Drums

2/25/90
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [9:29] > Drums
[After this, Estimated>Eyes become rare.]

3/19/90
Civic Center, Hartford, CT
Playing In The Band > Eyes Of The World [14:42] > Drums

3/25/90
Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
Eyes Of The World [13:19] > Samson And Delilah

3/29/90
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Eyes Of The World [16:14] > Estimated Prophet
(with Branford Marsalis)

6/10/90
Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
Box Of Rain; Eyes Of The World [14:55] ; Playing In The Band

6/17/90
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Playing In The Band > Eyes Of The World [15:52] > Drums

6/23/90
Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Eyes Of The World [15:24] > Looks Like Rain

7/8/90
Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
Samson And Delilah > Eyes Of The World [14:45] > Estimated Prophet

7/14/90
Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Eyes Of The World [14:09] > Estimated Prophet

7/22/90
World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:56] > Drums

9/8/90
Coliseum, Richfield, OH
Eyes Of The World [17:16] > Estimated Prophet

9/18/90
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Eyes Of The World [17:33] > Estimated Prophet

10/20/90
Internationales Congress Centrum, Berlin, Germany
Eyes Of The World [11:19] > Samson And Delilah

10/28/90
Zenith, Paris, France
Victim Or The Crime > Eyes Of The World [10:41] > Estimated Prophet

12/4/90
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Eyes Of The World [13:02] > Saint Of Circumstance

12/13/90
McNichols Arena, Denver, CO
Saint Of Circumstance; Eyes Of The World [11:59] > Drums

12/31/90
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Not Fade Away > Eyes Of The World [15:43] > Dark Star
(with Branford Marsalis)

2/21/91
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Drums > Space > Eyes Of The World [14:03] ; Throwing Stones
(with Airto Moreira on percussion)

3/20/91
Capital Centre, Landover, MD
Eyes Of The World [20:27] > Foolish Heart

3/31/91
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
Samson And Delilah; Eyes Of The World [23:28] > Playing In The Band

4/8/91
Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL
Eyes Of The World [16:29] > Man Smart, Woman Smarter

5/5/91
Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
Eyes Of The World [14:26] > Man Smart, Woman Smarter

6/11/91
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
Victim Or The Crime; Eyes Of The World [15:13] ; Looks Like Rain

6/17/91
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Eyes Of The World [14:19] > Walkin' Blues

6/28/91
Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO
Eyes Of The World [13:24] > Picasso Moon

8/13/91
Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
Saint Of Circumstance > Eyes Of The World [13:34] > Drums

9/8/91
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Samson And Delilah ; Eyes Of The World [14:22] ; Saint Of Circumstance

9/17/91
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Samson And Delilah; Eyes Of The World [14:04] > Drums

9/21/91
Boston Garden, Boston, MA
Saint Of Circumstance > Eyes Of The World [16:14] > Drums

9/26/91
Boston Garden, Boston, MA
Saint Of Circumstance > Eyes Of The World [12:45] > Drums

10/30/91
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Eyes Of The World [13:47] > Estimated Prophet

12/31/91
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Not Fade Away > Eyes Of The World [11:53] > Estimated Prophet

3/5/92
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Eyes Of The World [14:44] > Way To Go Home

3/18/92
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Eyes Of The World [13:22] > Corrina

5/24/92
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Eyes Of The World [15:54] > Samson And Delilah

5/30/92
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
Eyes Of The World [11:42] > Way To Go Home

6/9/92
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
Way To Go Home ; Eyes Of The World [13:47] > Drums

6/18/92
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
Man Smart, Woman Smarter; Eyes Of The World [12:33] ; Looks Like Rain

12/3/92
McNichols Arena, Denver, CO
Playing In The Band > Eyes Of The World [9:29] > Corrina

12/11/92
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Looks Like Rain > Eyes Of The World [10:41] > Corrina

1/26/93
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Man Smart, Woman Smarter; Eyes Of The World [12:37] > Estimated Prophet

3/10/93
Rosemont Horizon Arena, Rosemont, IL
Eyes Of The World [10:50] > Way To Go Home

3/20/93
The Omni, Atlanta, GA
Eyes Of The World [14:21] > Looks Like Rain

3/27/93
Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
Eyes Of The World [12:04] > Estimated Prophet

4/4/93
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Eyes Of The World [9:18] > Samson And Delilah

5/25/93
Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
Eyes Of The World [16:16] > Looks Like Rain

6/11/93
Buckeye Lake Music Center, Hebron, OH
Eyes Of The World [11:58] ; Playing In The Band

9/8/93
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [12:32] > Drums

9/16/93
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [10:20] > Drums

9/29/93
Boston Garden, Boston, MA
Eyes Of The World [18:08] ; Looks Like Rain

12/13/93
San Diego International Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
Way To Go Home; Eyes Of The World [16:51] > Drums

2/26/94
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Eyes Of The World [15:53] > Estimated Prophet

3/6/94
Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavillion, Phoenix, AZ
Playing In The Band > Eyes Of The World [10:52] > Drums

3/24/94
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Eyes Of The World [16:56] ; Looks Like Rain

3/31/94
The Omni, Atlanta, GA
Eyes Of The World [19:03] ; Saint Of Circumstance

4/7/94
Miami Arena, Miami, FL
Eyes Of The World [22:03] ; Playing In The Band

6/17/94
Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Rain; Eyes Of The World [15:12] > Samba In The Rain

6/26/94
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
Victim Or The Crime > Eyes Of The World [19:23] ; Box Of Rain

7/3/94
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Samson And Delilah; Eyes Of The World [12:19] > Fire On The Mountain

7/17/94
RFK Stadium, Washington, DC
Victim Or The Crime > Eyes Of The World [11:05] > Samson And Delilah

7/24/94
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Way To Go Home; Eyes Of The World [18:17] > Eternity

9/16/94
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [11:45] > Drums

9/29/94
Boston Garden, Boston, MA
Playing In The Band > Eyes Of The World [16:20] > Estimated Prophet

10/11/94
USAir Arena, Landover, MD
Eyes Of The World [21:19] ; Man Smart, Woman Smarter

10/17/94
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Eyes Of The World [25:11] > Man Smart, Woman Smarter

12/1/94
McNichols Arena, Denver, CO
Way To Go Home; Eyes Of The World [14:48] > Drums

12/11/94
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Samba In The Rain; Eyes Of The World [14:08] > Drums

12/16/94
Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Eyes Of The World [20:06] ; Samba In The Rain
(with Branford Marsalis)

2/20/95
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Box Of Rain; Eyes Of The World [10:52] > Playing In The Band

2/26/95
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World [15:58] > Drums
(with David Murray)

3/24/95
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
Man Smart, Woman Smarter; Eyes Of The World [12:55] > Drums

4/1/95
The Pyramid, Memphis, TN
Saint Of Circumstance > Eyes Of The World [11:20] > Drums

4/7/95
Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL
Eyes Of The World [16:05] > Saint Of Circumstance

5/21/95
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
Unbroken Chain; Eyes Of The World [12:30] > Corrina

6/4/95
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Unbroken Chain; Eyes Of The World [10:48] > Drums

6/18/95
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Samson And Delilah; Eyes Of The World [11:09] > Drums

7/6/95
Riverport Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO
Eyes Of The World [19:16] ; Unbroken Chain

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FOOTNOTES

[1] Dodd, David. "Greatest Story Ever Told: Eyes of the World," Dead.net, May 9, 2013.
http://www.dead.net/features/greatest-stories-ever-told/greatest-stories-ever-told-eyes-world
[2] Ibid.
[3] Ibid.
[4] http://deaddisc.com/disc/Eyes_WRS.htm
[5] According to Stephen Peters’ book What A Long Strange Trip (p.130), “Wake of the Flood” was originally to be titled “You Are the Eyes of the World,” but I have not found an original source for this.
[6] Velarde was a Bay Area timbalero, composer and band leader. For more information, see http://www.salsacrazy.com/salsaroots/bennyvelarde.htm
[7] http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-264333.html
[8] A good analysis and history of the “Tighten Up Jam” is found at http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2010/01/deads-early-thematic-jams.html
[9] Starting at about 13:25.
[10] Starting at about 6:00.
[11] See “The Dead’s Early Thematic Jams” at The Grateful Dead Guide (January 8, 2010) .
[12] From “Hunter/Garcia Words/Music,” Golden Road, spring 1991 – see Jackson, Goin’ Down the Road, p.227
[13] Adam Block, “Garcia on Garcia,” BAM magazine, December 1977. (They were discussing why songs lasted in the Dead repertoire; Garcia mentioned, “The ones that are longest-lived are the ones that are least specific.”)
[14] It has been decided not to reprint the full lyrics here. In at least one early performance of the song (February 28, 1973, on Dick's Picks Vol 28), in the first line Garcia sings "Right outside this lazy country home." http://whitegum.com/~acsa/introjs.htm?/~acsa/songfile/EYESWORL.HTM
[15] http://www.dead.net/features/greatest-stories-ever-told/greatest-stories-ever-told-eyes-world
[16] http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/eyes.html
[17] http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/wake-of-the-flood-19740103
[18] http://www.hunterarchive.com/files/mailpages/mailbag10.17.96.html (See also Jessica Wahman’s essay “Eyes of the World: Santayana’s Ontology Set to Music” in the book “The Grateful Dead and Philosophy.”)
[19] The source is uncertain. This comes from either Jeff Tamarkin’s “The Greatest Stories Never Told,” Relix, April 1986; or Robert O’Brian’s “Robert Hunter’s Romance of the Rose,” Rockbill, September 1985. (It is quoted in Oliver Trager’s American Book of the Dead, p.117, as being from the “1986 interview with Robert O’Brian for Relix.”)
[19a] Paul Glass, "Buddhism Through the Eyes of the Dead," The Grateful Dead and Philosophy: Getting High Minded about Love and Haight (ed. Steven Gimbel), page 135
[20] This does not include the Dark Star Jam>Eyes of 11/30/73 or the Dark Star>Drums>Eyes of 12/18/73.
[21] The show is also available here: https://archive.org/details/gd1973-12-06.sbd.miller.105560.flac16
[22] Stella Blue> Eyes was played once, on October 30, 1973.
[23] Actually, there was an Eyes>Space>Stella>Franklin’s on January 30, 1978.
[23b] From "Garcia: Listen to the Music Play," Golden Road, fall 1988; see Jackson, Goin' Down the Road p.6-7. In 1990, Phil commented on the possibilities for different transitions: "We haven't really explored a lot of the variables, getting step-wise from one tune to another, in the sense of key and modulation. You change one note in the scale, from, say G-sharp to G-natural in an A scale, and you can go smoothly from 'Eyes of the World' to 'Uncle John's Band.' But usually we don't take the time to do that sort of thing. Usually the tunes are just juxtaposed brutally." (From "We Want Phil!: An Interview," Golden Road, summer 1990; see Jackson, Goin' Down the Road, p.172.) As it turned out, the Dead never did do Eyes>Uncle John's.
[24] Deadbase lists an “Eyes” encore on July 27, 1974 in Roanoke, Va., but this is doubtful and unconfirmed. It is not on tape or reported by witnesses.
[25] The intro was much shortened in the ‘80s, often to just a few bars, to the point where it could no longer be considered a separate section; but expanded again in the ‘90s.
[26] David Malvinni, Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation (Scarecrow Press, 2013), p.156
[27] This particular version of “Help,” the first ever performed live, was instrumental. “Help” with lyrics would not debut until August 13, 1975, at the Great Music Hall in San Francisco, CA.
[28] This is just a partial listing of examples. A full catalogue of Eyes>Spaces has yet to be made, where the “Space” is distinct from the usual transition or disintegration into Drums. (It would be a useful list.)
[29] The speed of “Eyes” noticeably increases over the course of several June ’76 performances.
[30] On the 6/10/73 audience tape, during the brief presong tuning, an audience member calls out “Eyes of the World” and the crowd greets the intro warmly – months before it was released on album. This shows what an impression the new song had made after a single east-coast tour.
[31] Forum threads on fan favorites also abound, such as: http://transitiveaxis.forumup.us/viewtopic.php?t=614
[32] As of December 10, 2013. For additional recordings from the Tapers Section, post-GD bands, and cover versions, see: http://whitegum.com/~acsa/introjs.htm?/~acsa/songfile/EYESWORL.HTM and http://deaddisc.com/songs/Eyes_Of_The_World.htm
[33] A note about timings and transitions: Timings are based upon information available at deadlists.net. Where timings were not available at deadlists.net, information was obtained from shows available on archive.org or, where commercially available, from the released information. Timings can vary depending on tape speeds. The symbol (>) traditionally indicates a transition where one song segues into the next. By contrast, the symbol (;) indicates more or less a full stop before the next song begins. Generally (but not in every case), I have utilized the indicator found at deadlists.net. Full suites are generally not listed, only the songs before and after Eyes. When no song is listed before Eyes, it starts the set.

15 comments:

  1. This is a remarkable study of Eyes. A very nice Christmas present. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the only Estimated-> Eyes that came to a full stop and didn't segue into Drums or another song is Englishtown 9-3-77.

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  2. To pick nits, although the 2/26/73 version is on Dick's Picks, they have patched a segment of it from the 2/22/73 version.

    Is Eyes the only Dead song to make its live debut in the second set jam? Seems like every other second set staple they introduced in the 70's (He's Gone, Help-Slip-Franklin, Estimated, Terrrapin, Scarlet-Fire) had some test runs in the first set.

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    1. Yes, I believe it is, although of course that's not considering the '60s debuts. Some of the '70s staples like Playin' or Scarlet didn't originate as jam-songs, but drifted into the second sets as they expanded. Eyes is unique for the '70s in starting out as a nearly 20-minute jam-song right from the debut.
      There are a few reverse cases - Bird Song, Music Never Stopped, or Let It Grow originally could appear in either set, but over time became mostly first-set fixtures even as the jams grew.

      By the way, someone should make a list of all the Dick's Picks patches. I know there are quite a few, but I've never seen them all listed together.

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    2. I did not know about the patch!

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  3. Great post. Thank you. A few interesting early 80's Eyes' to note are:

    4/3/82 Norfolk Scope. The Scope is/was an enormodome of an arena. The boys were clearly having fun with the acoustics. Out of Estimated, Eyes of the World took on a slow bossa nova feel. Clearly spontaneous and most interesting.

    4/17/84 Niagra Falls Civic Center. Great show overall. Long jam post 'Man Smart' that looked like it was heading toward drums. Bobby left the stage. Jerry game him the eye and kept right on. I labelled my tape 'Jerry, Phil, Brent, Billy, Mickey Jam'. Bobby runs back out at first notes of Eyes.

    Thanks again for this great research.

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  4. The 'Eyes' from 11 September 1974 in London was particularly impressive. I was there, and was utterly baffled by the 'Seastones' which started the second set, but when Phil and Ned were joined by the rest of the band, things really took off, and when they eventually arrived at 'Eyes' the band seemed to be flying along in great form for ages before slowing down into 'Wharf Rat'. I have an unofficial CD recording of this, indeed of the whole gig, but it's a shame that this sequence wasn't included on Dick's Picks, Volume VII.

    Dr Paul

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  5. Great article! My favorite eyes are the rare slower tempo ones played during the time periods when eyes was usually speeded up. For example 2/3/78 and 5/13/83

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  6. This is a nice piece of work. Thank you.

    As regards the outro portion from the Feb. '73 'Eyes', what is known about how the boys worked it out? For example, in the 2/9/73 version we can hear 'nucleotides' of it floating around in the primordial ether but, as you document, it isn't until 2/15/73 that we get a full, albeit very tentative, treatment; however, on 2/21/73 it is barely hinted at, and in its place is a more formless jam. They must have been discussing it and working it out on the bus/plane, at soundcheck, etc. during this time. Has anyone ever asked the boys about this?

    Also, not to be a pedant but, under the commercial releases section, the version from Dicks Picks 17 (Boston '91) is 'filler' from 3/31/91 Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Again, thank you for this 'Field Guide'.

    Merryjerry

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    1. Thanks for the catch; fixed it.

      I don't recall anyone in the band talking about the post-Eyes jam, though it's possible someone might have asked about it sometime in later years. (Phil would be the most likely to even remember it.)
      For that matter, any discussion of how they worked out any piece of music is pretty rare.

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    2. 'For that matter, any discussion of how they worked out any piece of music is pretty rare.'

      Interesting, for sure. What would be fun would to have the boys (or one of them, anyway) sit down for an interview in which they are played specific thematic jams ('Tighten Up', etc.) and then really prompted to open up and speak about the origins, etc. of these pieces. Kind of like, but not really, what the jazz pianist Ethan Iverson does with his blindfold listening test on his blog (An example: http://dothemath.typepad.com/dtm/interview-with-wynton-marsalis-part-2.html).

      Take care,
      Merryjerry

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    3. Regarding the outro, what i've picked up from playing along with it a bunch of times, is that after the bass solo which followed the third verse, they would start veering from the E major scale the song is in, which is identical to C# natural minor scale, into C# dorian minor, which simply requires a change of one note, the A to a B flat, go off on that, and on a dime go back to the E major, Then after a couple of back-and-forth transitions like that, go into G# dorian minor, related to E major in that G# is the 3 note in the E major scale, then go into E flat dorian minor in 7/7 which then jumps to D dorian minor in 7/6 and back and forth, finishing with the latter, which then sets up a transition into China Doll, which is in D melodic minor. Timing is everything, everyone has to make the change simultaneously.

      Interesting thing re origin is the similarity of Eyes to both What's Going On and Mercy, Mercy Me, both in E major. The Dead did do the former during the rainforest benefit show in Radio City in September '88 with Hall and Oates singing.

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    4. David Malvinni's new book "Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation" has a section on Eyes where he goes extensively through the chords in the song & jam, p.156-158 - somewhat like you do, though too long to quote here.

      In the early '80s, Mickey Hart was asked what had sparked off the Spanish Jam, and had to be reminded that a piece off Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain had been the inspiration: "God! Those things just come out! Those are really not planned. That really comes out when we are jamming. I forgot even where that came from! I didn't even think about that, but you're right, that's where that did come from... I knew I recognized it from someplace!" [Swing 51 #7, 1983]
      But when Lesh was asked around the same time about the Spanish Jam at the Carousel in '68, he immediately remembered it: "That was our Sketches of Spain take, it was part of our act at the time. I wish we still played like that." [Comstock Lode #9, 1980]
      On the other hand, when David Gans specifically asked Lesh about the Mind Left Body jam, Lesh dismissed the idea that it was based on anything and said it was "only four chords."

      So if you want to hear about the origins of the thematic jams, it depends what bandmember you ask...

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    5. Malvinni's book sounds VERY interesting. Thanks! Good to know that i more or less get it.

      Makes sense Lesh would have a better idea about Spanish Jam, he listened extensively to Miles Davis in the years before the Dead. The main story is that Bob brought the idea to the band, but Lesh did do a short trumpet "sample" from it (in the days before sampling as we know it) on the album version of Born Cross Eyed.

      And likewise, Jerry was the one who brought in Mind Left Body, be its origin in the work with Baron Tollbooth and the Chrome Nun sessions or from listening to McCartney's debut album. There are two different stories regarding the origin of Caution, one tracing it to riding in a car and hearing the opening riff from Them's Mystic Eyes on the radio, which is similar,while he other (from Lesh) being that of riding in the train and being inspired by the sound of the wheels' motion along the rails (hence the title).

      Jeff S

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    6. The minor 3rd or G#m jam that preceded the Ebm jam in 73-74' is also used in the first 4 or 5 Eyes of June 76'...usually in the opening jam.

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