The Grateful Dead – The 1983 Tapes On The Internet Archive   29 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.

The 1983 Concert Tapes

1983-01-24 – Stone House Studio – Rehearsals Listen

1983-01-31 – Stone House Studio – Rehearsals Listen

1983-02-01 – Stone House Studio – Rehearsals Listen

1983-02-06 – Stone House Studio – Rehearsals Listen

1983-03-14 – Club Front – Rehearsals Listen

1983-03-25 – Compton Terrace Amphitheatre Listen

1983-03-26 – Aladdin Theatre Listen

1983-03-27 – Irvine Meadows Listen

1983-03-29 – Warfield Theater Listen

1983-03-30 – Warfield Theatre Listen

1983-03-31 – Warfield Theatre Listen

1983-04-09 – Hampton Coliseum Listen

1983-04-10 – Morgantown Civic Center Listen

1983-04-12 – Broome County Arena Listen

1983-04-13 – The Patrick Gymnasium, U of Vermont Listen

1983-04-15 – War Memorial Auditorium Listen

1983-04-16 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1983-04-17 – Meadowlands Arena Listen

1983-04-19 – Alfond Arena – University of Maine Listen

1983-04-20 – Providence Civic Center Listen

1983-04-22 – Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum Listen

1983-04-23 – Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum Listen

1983-04-25 – The Spectrum Listen

1983-04-26 – The Spectrum Listen

1983-05-13 – Greek Theatre – University of California Listen

1983-05-14 – Greek Theatre – University of California Listen

1983-05-15 – Greek Theatre – University of California Listen

1983-06-18 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center Listen

1983-06-20 – Merriweather Post Pavilion Listen

1983-06-21 – Merriweather Post Pavilion Listen

1983-06-22 – City Island Listen

1983-06-24 – Dane County Coliseum Listen

1983-06-25 – St. Paul Civic Center Listen

1983-06-27 – Poplar Creek Music Theater Listen

1983-06-28 – Poplar Creek Music Theater Listen

1983-07-30 – Ventura County Fairgrounds Listen

1983-07-31 – Ventura County Fairgrounds Listen

1983-08-20 – Frost Amphitheatre – Stanford University Listen

1983-08-21 – Frost Amphitheatre – Stanford University Listen

1983-08-26 – Memorial Coliseum Listen

1983-08-27 – Seattle Center Coliseum Listen

1983-08-29 – Silva Hall, Hult Center Listen

1983-08-30 – Silva Hall, Hult Center Listen

1983-08-31 – Silva Hall, Hult Center Listen

1983-09-02 – Boise Pavillion Boise State University Listen

1983-09-04 – Park West Ski Resort Listen

1983-09-06 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre Listen

1983-09-07 – The Red Rocks Ampitheatre Listen

1983-09-08 – The Red Rocks Ampitheatre Listen

1983-09-10 – Downs of Santa Fe Listen

1983-09-11 – Santa Fe Downs Listen

1983-09-13 – Manor Downs Listen

1983-09-18 – Nevada County Fairgrounds Listen

1983-09-24 – Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Listen

1983-10-08 – Richmond Coliseum Listen

1983-10-09 – Greensboro Coliseum Listen

1983-10-11 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1983-10-12 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1983-10-14 – Hartford Civic Center Listen

1983-10-15 – Hartford Civic Center Listen

1983-10-17 – Olympic Arena Listen

1983-10-18 – Cumberland County Civic Center Listen

1983-10-20 – The Centrum Listen

1983-10-21 – The Centrum Listen

1983-10-22 – Carrier Dome, Syracuse U Listen

1983-10-30 – Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium Listen

1983-10-31 – Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium Listen

1983-12-27 – San Francisco Civic Center Listen

1983-12-28 – San Francisco Civic Center Listen

1983-12-30 – San Francisco Civic Center Listen

1983-12-31 – San Francisco Civic Center Listen

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