Friday, May 02, 2008

Dead show/podcast for 5/02/08

This week we have a great new soundboard of a show from a year that's often under appreciated - 1980. This comes to us from August 29th, 1980, when the boys played the Spectrum in Philladelphia. The first set, which we'll hear this week, starts off with a rockin' Alabama Getaway->Promised Land opener. The band proceeds to play a really high energy twelve song first set, nicely played and sounding like they were really listening to one another. Brent fits in very nicely here, as he's really found his spot by now. I really enjoy the Big River, and Row Jimmy, and check out the crazy set closing Deal!!!

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Grateful Dead The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA 8/29/80 - Friday
One Alabama Getaway [4:31] > The Promised Land [4:16] ; Candyman [6:59] ; Me And My Uncle [2:58] > Big River [5:30] ; Row Jimmy [10:05] > Little Red Rooster [7:33] ; Brown Eyed Women [5:03] ; Far From Me [4:10] ; Lost Sailor[6:39] > Saint Of Circumstance [5:59] > Deal [4:29]

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Anonymous said...

Professor --

Oh man... thanks for the fantastic sounds. Memories reman, and the music is as good today as it was yesteryear.

Keep up to terrific work!

And as a suggestion or beg... maybe something from the Radio City run of October 1980 or Saratoga Springs PAC, June 1983? Those were some awesome shows... and awesome times.

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I a enjoying your weekly treats. Makes it more fun that picking them out myslef and gets me to some stuff that I would not normallyu choose to throw in the deck.
Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Another great selection professor I really dig the Calypso marching crescendo in Row Jimmy. Maybe some Jerry band soon? Peace, Daniel

Anonymous said...

Man, every was playing and singing so well here. Jerry sounded great, Bob sounded great, Brent sounded great. Although it was all noteworthy, Sailor > Saint was a highlight for me. Thanks, Professor!