Comes a Time when you really geek out

Comes a Time when you really geek out

Postby ComesATimeGuy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:58 pm

Good Day Fellow Heads,

I wanted to share with you all a project I have been working on. First a quick back-story. I bought the Get Shown the Light box set earlier this year. One gem for me was the Buffalo show from 5/9/77. I had never really listened to it before. It is really great, just as good if not better than Cornell in my opinion. Anyway, while listening to this show, one thing that stood out to me was the "Comes A Time". It was hypnotizing and so full of emotion. Then a few months later, Dead and Co bust out "Comes A Time", with Otiel slaying it btw, and it triggered my fascination with the tune again.

Fast forward a couple months, this song is still bouncing around in my subconscious, I had a thought that this was one of Jerry's finest tunes. I wondered if there were any versions better than the one Buffalo from '77. That curiosity led me to wonder how many times C-A-T was played. I found that number online; there were 65 of them performed by the Dead. Then a few days later I had another thought... I could listen to them all, take notes along the way, and find the ultimate version.

So that's what I did. Over the course of a month I listened to every version of Comes A Time. It was a fascinating journey. It started in Minneapolis in '71 and traveled through space and time to Landover in '94. I experienced an uncommon journey. After finishing all the versions, looking over my notes, and chatting with a friend about it, I decided to write a blog about the project. It is at https://gotanemptycup.wordpress.com/ . Over the next few months I'm going to share some of my thoughts, observations and notes through a series of blog posts.

So if you dig the project and would like to read about some of the things I discovered, please check the blog. I'm going to attempt to add a new post every week.

Lastly, apologies to those who saw this post on Reddit. I hang out over there more often and shared on the GD reddit page earlier today.
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Re: Comes a Time when you really geek out

Postby Searing75 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:25 pm

Buffalo '77 is their best show ever! Minus Sunrise.
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Re: Comes a Time when you really geek out

Postby ac4468 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:16 pm

Searing75 wrote:Buffalo '77 is their best show ever! Minus Sunrise.


Couldn't agree more! Although every show needs a bathroom break before the set closer....
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