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05/21/95
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - Las Vegas, NV

Set 1:
Jack Straw
West LA Fadeaway
Little Red Rooster
Ramble On Rose
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
So Many Roads
Promised Land

Set 2:
Samson And Delilah
Unbroken Chain
Eyes Of The World
Corrina
Drums
Space
Spanish Jam
The Other One
The Days Between
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
Liberty

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Comments:

I caught an Unbroken Chain on my last ever Dead show. What a special treat to leave with!
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sadly, this was my last Dead show. Thanks for the memories, guys..............
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While Unbroken Chain is indeed a great song, it was performed with utmost slop in '95...I mean, a total, complete mess each and every time it was played. Jerry was nowhere to be heard. The entire tune was carried by the rhythm section.
-anon


This was also my last show-I didn't continue on tour, thinking instead "there'll be more". Unbroken Chain found me grinning to split my face, with tears streaming at the same time! Wow- same thing's happening as I write this.
Be well.
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8 years later as i write this review ... i remember a serene feeling over the entire crowd.. unbroken chain i will remember the most ..phil was always the inspiration for my playing but i can remember a time when i wished i could play the guitAR.....JUST LIKE JERRY
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As with several of you on this page, this was the last time I saw the Dead. It was beautiful. Unbroken Chain was always an unreal experience. What I take the with me most from the weekend was the Here Comes Sunshine on Friday, watching the clouds clear over the mountains in the distance though the stage. Surreal, I'll never forget it.
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wow. my last show also, and a great one at that. while many people bash all of '95 as a wasted year, to me it was the end of an era, and there were some gems in there like this show. the 1st 2 days were pedestrian shows, but this one sparkled, and the sugar mag close and liberty encore were amazing. thanks for the memories guys!! jake
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more comments as i listen again.
for starters, i can see (more aptly "hear") why i figured there would be more shows to come. the band sounded great, and jerry sounded strong both vocally and musically with little or no vocal flubs. also, the band was still toying around with setlists bringing out a rare "spanish jam" and mixing in classics like "other one" and "sugar mag" with newer (but strong) tunes like "so many roads" (jerry is SCREAMING by the end of this version. it brought me to tears as i listened on 8/9), "days between", and bobs (much maligned but good dance tune) "corrina".

bottom line is this WAS still a GREAT rock band at this time. this was still the BEST rock band.
as a fan, i'd rather see a bad dead show than a great show by anyone else, but this was NOT a bad show.
honestly, i think this show stacks up favorably with much of their 70's material. sure, its tough to beat the '88-'92 ('87 to '93 to be more liberal) period, and '95 like '85 a decade earlier had some rough spots, but it ALSO had gems like this one.
a truly wonderful show, and now 12 years later i appreciate it more. after listening to much of the summer tour that followed, this show REALLY stands out as a shining star of what the GD could still do when they were "on", and make no mistake. they were "on" this day.

jake
-gdjake (09/07/2007)


It was after this show that I said "I will not travel to see the dead anymore" Only shows in the LA area. Tough show, tough weekend of shows.
-Dave (12/05/2008)


I too remember the serene feeling over the crowd. There was a woman doing a beautiful dance to Days Between, one of my most vivid GD memories :) I miss it so much now!
-Anonymous (11/09/2009)


This too for me was my last show but what a great way to go out.

It was my birthday and only show I of the GD I ever saw on my birthday.

It was a weekend of birthdays, my lil brother on Friday , my best friend Sat and mine Sunday.

And to top it off my first back stage passes in 15 years!!!

Yeah Jerry looked bad but he gave us all he had before he left.
-buscameby (02/04/2010)


R.I.P. Jerry and thank you for the memories.
Dave, I'm not sure what you're talking about.
To each his own but this show (and this run to some degree) was top notch and actually made me regret that I HADN'T made any plans to see more shows that year.

As it turns out of course the summer was hit and miss with more misses towards the end but for a few days in Vegas all was well.
Solid playing, passionate vocals and even some stage banter. God bless Jerry and God bless the Good 'Ol Grateful Dead.
-gdjake (08/09/2010)


What is the big freaking deal with Unbroken Chain? It wasn't that good a song to begin with and everyone is just creaming with Deadhead nerdom that they played it, so what? It's not a stellar version.

That said I knew if I look long enough in the '95 section if the archive I'd finally find a show that wasn't either a moribund death march, a Jerry free zone, a sloppy mess or a combination of all three, and this show is it. MUCH better than the previous shows at the Silver Bowl (which were embarrassingly awful except for drums/space). You know something's wrong when the best thing is drums/space. But this show is allright, everybody is present. As far as shows go it's not as good as the worst show of the seventies but I can listen too it without the caveat "it's really good for '95"
- (02/08/2012)


I hear ya as far as that typical caveat. And of course summer '95 was ALMOST entirely an unmitigated disaster. That said there are more than a few nuggets in Spring. This is one, a week later at Shoreline with the Brokedown encore, Tampa (believe it was 4/7), etc. All that said 2/21/95 is a great show for ANY YEAR. Other than a Pavlovian refusal to be objective I believe that show is comparable to the BEST of any era especially taking into consideration it's the best recording of a GD show (inc official releases) I've ever heard. Opens with the only Salt Lake City (where the show took place) and then a FOTD with another Utah reference. Won't go through every song but still 1st set the BTW was above average and the So Many Roads is frikkin amazing. 2nd set Foolish Heart (of course a tune Jerry virtually ALWAYS flubs) is right on the money. I Just Wanna Make Love to You> That Will be Something unique n well done. A shorter Drums/Space translates well to recording and the Visions of Johanna that comes out of it is HANDS DOWN the best ever IMHO. Heck even the Sugar Mags is welcome and done right in this show! LOL. Then encore is another newer tune in Liberty but ALSO hands down best one I've ever heard. Anyway I'd highly recommend you check it out.
-gdjake (07/17/2013)


My right knee is so very sore. Could that possibly mean that we're expecting rain? I wish I lived closer to Tulsa. I've recently discovered arugula. There's a town called Dublin in Georgia, too. I recently purchased an oscillating fan online. I always prefer spring water over purified water. Macadam roads have better gripping quality than asphalt. I had 3 deer in my back yard last nite, but a few moments later, they had vanished. We saw a Native American crying by the roadside last week, and the bloke I was riding with told me that he was tempted to roll down the window and say, "Hey, smoke a peace pipe, chief", but I quietly advised him against it. I have not picked up a Frisbee in years. My allergies prevent me from buying a puppy. Don't ever use a propane turkey fryer in your garage. Very small rocks don't float in water, but sometimes they will in gravy. No one has ever told me I have junk in the trunk. Perhaps someday. I'm handy with a cordless drill, but just the smaller ones. I've been to the top of the mountain ... almost. Bye for now.
-Hoz (12/18/2014)


God I love Spanish Jam
-Dave Fadoul (06/02/2015)


My last live dead show, it was totally magical. Had been super hot all day until clouds and a cool breeze arrived during the show. Became a totally pleasant and surreal experience. Unbroken Chain was incredible, the whole show was incredible!
-Brian (07/04/2015)


This too was my last show #114. 1986-1995
My favorite part of EVERY show was Jerry's first solo. Like he was saying "welcome home" every time.
Unbroken chain was a welcome catch- who cares how well it was played. It was played, and thats good enough for me.
While i would have preferred catching a Ripple instead, i was always happy with whatever i got.
Never saw the Stephen... And i would have taken a buttchered, out of key rendition any day.
Even one with vince singing. Lol.
A grateful dead show is like a box of chocolates... Some people hate coconut.
Miss you jerry.


-Mike c (03/17/2017)


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Band Configuration
(05/19/92 - 07/09/95)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Vince Welnick
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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