Grateful Dead: 1983-04-13 A Great 1983 Show   Leave a comment

This is a great show and a great recording from the Internet Archive. Rarely is the band this tight on extended jams.  Phil’s bass absolutely nails these songs.  Jerry and Brent trade exciting licks through out the night. In the first set:

Jack Straw, They Love Each Other and West L.A. Fadaway

sets the tone for the night with Captain Trips firmly in control.  The drums and bass are locked in like sleepy alligators in a Louisiana swamp. The second set opens with Quadratic power set of: 

 Scarlet Begonias –> Fire on the Mountain –> Estimated Prophet –>  Eyes of the World

which runs for almost fifty minutes.  The jam on Scarlet Begonias alone is worth the price of admission. Bob Weir is in fine form on a lovely group effort on Good Lovin.

The briefest review of this night is: how high can these guys get? Wow!  This is a matrix recording processed by the master of the matrix: Hunter Seamons.  Listen to this concert now befor the Dead organization gets around to releasing it with a mega buck price and pulling off the internet. Trust me on this one.

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

  • 01 00:56 Tuning Listen
  • 02 06:58 Jack Straw Listen
  • 03 08:04 They Love Each Other Listen
  • 04 04:18 Beat It On Down The Line Listen
  • 05 07:56 West L.A. Fadeaway Listen
  • 06 02:46 Mama Tried -> Listen
  • 07 06:54 Cumberland Blues Listen
  • 08 07:12 Ramble On Rose Listen
  • 09 04:15 Far From Me Listen
  • 10 06:36 My Brother Esau Listen
  • 11 04:33 Might As Well Listen
  • 12 14:27 Scarlet Begonias -> Listen
  • 13 12:01 Fire On The Mountain Listen
  • 14 11:35 Estimated Prophet -> Listen
  • 15 09:46 Eyes Of The World -> Listen
  • 16 03:44 Maybe You Know* -> Listen
  • 17 07:06 Drums -> Listen
  • 18 09:06 Space -> Listen
  • 19 12:20 Morning Dew -> Listen
  • 20 08:43 Throwing Stones -> Listen
  • 21 09:01 Good Lovin’ Listen
  • 22 06:09 Touch Of Grey Listen
  • Concert Length: 02:01:17

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