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March 14, 1983

Club Front
San Rafael, California

This is a fabulous piece from the studio. Here the Dead are rehearsing Help> Slip> Franklin's - not played as a suite since 1977 - and Brother Esau, which had yet to be played live. Both will be broken out on the first show of the year, March 25th.

It is neat to listen to the boys repeatedly working through both tunes. In the former, they are sort of settling back into half forgotten little jams, while in the latter they are actually figuring out the tune. There is also some interesting banter (isn't all banter interesting?) throughout.

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