The Grateful Dead – The 1980 Tapes On The Internet Archive   30 comments

The Grateful Dead Concert Tapes On The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead is a great collection of concert tapes. There are over 2,000 unique concerts. There are multiple recordings of most concerts. This series attempts to provide a simple interface to this collection by selecting one recording for each concert on a given date. Preference is given to tapes processed by the great Charlie Miller and sound board tapes. Not all shows are well recorded but the there are great moments here. Dig in and enjoy! You didn’t have to be there. Good Luck.

The Grateful Dead Version 2.0  ( 1979 – 1990 )

With the departure of the Godchaux’s in 1979, Brent Mydland joined the Grateful Dead on keyboards starting on  April 16, 1979.  Brent continued with the band throughout the eight’s and played his last show with the Grateful Dead  was on 23 July 1990.  The Grateful Dead, although dominated by the (non-leader) Jerry Garcia, are always defined by the keyboard player and how he interacts musically (on keyboards and on backing vocals) with Jerry. With the addition of Brent the band moved from the bluesy, slow, highly controlled style of the 1970 to a more open, faster and ultimately funk / R&B approach.  Just listen to the transformation of Scarlet Begonia / Fire On The Mountain from its classic form in the late 1970s with a version played later in the 1980s.  The crowds and arenas were bigger with 10s of thousands packing in to show.  The sound system and the sound board recordings improve dynamically, especially with the introduction of digital recording technology (DAT).  Jerry was hospitalized in 1986 in a diabetic coma induced by bad life style choices (to say the least) and with the help of Merl Saunders had to learn to re learn how to play the guitar.

In This Series:

____ 1970 1980 1990
____ 1971 1981 1991
____ 1972 1982 1992
____ 1973 1983 1993
____ 1974 1984 1994
____ 1975 1985 1995
1966 1976 1986 ____
1967 1977 1987 ____
1968 1978 1988 ____
1969 1979 1989 ____

Additional details of the Internet Archive Collection and how these lists were generated can be found here.

My blogs on individual Grateful Dead show can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Dark Star performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Scarlet Begonia -> Fire On The Mountain performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

For additional details of the Internet Archive Collection and how these lists were generated see my blog post <a href=”https://dlr2008.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/grateful-dead-the-1966-tapes-on-the-internet-archive/”>here</a&gt;. For my blogs on individual Grateful Dead show see <a href=”https://dlr2008.wordpress.com/?cat=75701″>here</a&gt;.

For additional details of the Internet Archive Collection and how these lists were generated see my blog post here. For my blogs on individual Grateful Dead show see here.

1980

1980-01-13 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1980-03-30 – Capitol Theatre Listen

1980-03-31 – Capitol Theater Listen

1980-04-01 – Capitol Theatre Listen

1980-04-28 – Boutwell Auditorium Listen

1980-04-29 – Fox Theatre Listen

1980-05-01 – Greensboro Coliseum Listen

1980-05-02 – Hampton Coliseum Listen

1980-05-04 – Baltimore Civic Center Listen

1980-05-06 – Rec Hall, Penn State U Listen

1980-05-07 – Barton Hall – Cornell University Listen

1980-05-08 – Glens Falls Civic Center Listen

1980-05-10 – Hartford Civic Center Listen

1980-05-11 – Cumberland County Civic Center Listen

1980-05-12 – Boston Garden Listen

1980-05-14 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1980-05-15 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1980-05-16 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1980-05-29 – Des Moines Civic Center Listen

1980-05-30 – Milwaukee Auditorium Listen

1980-05-31 – Metropolitan Sports Center Listen

1980-06-05 – Compton Terrace Amphitheatre Listen

1980-06-07 – Folsom Field – University of Colorado Listen

1980-06-08 – Folsom Field – University of Colorado Listen

1980-06-12 – Portland Memorial Coliseum Listen

1980-06-13 – Seattle Center Coliseum Listen

1980-06-14 – Spokane Coliseum Listen

1980-06-19 – West High Auditorium Listen

1980-06-20 – West High Auditorium Listen

1980-06-21 – West High Auditorium Listen

1980-06-29 – Pauley Pavilion Listen

1980-07-01 – San Diego Sports Arena Listen

1980-08-16 – Mississippi River Festival Listen

1980-08-17 – Kansas City Municipal Auditorium Listen

1980-08-19 – Upltown Theater Listen

1980-08-20 – Uptown Theater Listen

1980-08-21 – Uptown Theatre Listen

1980-08-23 – Alpine Valley Music Theater Listen

1980-08-24 – Grand Center Listen

1980-08-26 – Cleveland Public Auditorium Listen

1980-08-27 – Pine Knob Music Theatre Listen

1980-08-29 – The Spectrum Listen

1980-08-30 – The Spectrum Listen

1980-08-31 – Capital Centre Listen

1980-09-02 – War Memorial Auditorium Listen

1980-09-03 – Springfield Civic Center Listen

1980-09-04 – Providence Civic Center Listen

1980-09-06 – Maine State Fairgrounds Listen

1980-09-25 – Warfield Theater Listen

1980-09-26 – Warfield Theater Listen

1980-09-27 – Warfield Theatre Listen

1980-09-29 – Warfield Theater Listen

1980-09-30 – Warfield Theatre Listen

1980-10-02 – The Warfield Theater Listen

1980-10-03 – Warfield Theatre Listen

1980-10-04 – Warfield Theater Listen

1980-10-06 – Warfield Theater Listen

1980-10-07 – Warfield Theater Listen

1980-10-09 – Warfield Theater Listen

1980-10-10 – Warfield Theatre Listen

1980-10-11 – Warfield Theater Listen

1980-10-13 – Warfield Theater Listen

1980-10-14 – Warfield Theater Listen

1980-10-18 – Saenger Performing Arts Center Listen

1980-10-19 – Saenger Performing Arts Center Listen

1980-10-22 – Radio City Music Hall Listen

1980-10-23 – Radio City Music Hall Listen

1980-10-25 – Radio City Music Hall Listen

1980-10-26 – Radio City Music Hall Listen

1980-10-27 – Radio City Music Hall Listen

1980-10-29 – Radio City Music Hall Listen

1980-10-30 – Radio City Music Hall Listen

1980-10-31 – Radio City Music Hall Listen

1980-11-26 – The Sportatorium Listen

1980-11-28 – Lakeland Civic Center Listen

1980-11-29 – Alligator Alley Gymnasium, U of Florida Listen

1980-11-30 – Fox Theatre Listen

1980-12-06 – Mill Valley Recreation Center Listen

1980-12-12 – Swing Auditorium Listen

1980-12-13 – Long Beach Arena Listen

1980-12-14 – Long Beach Arena Listen

1980-12-26 – Oakland Auditorium Arena Listen

1980-12-27 – Oakland Auditorium Arena Listen

1980-12-28 – Oakland Auditorium Arena Listen

1980-12-30 – Oakland Auditorium Listen

1980-12-31 – Oakland Auditorium Arena Listen

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