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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Grateful Dead, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, 3-09-1981 (SBD)

Here is an amazing Grateful Dead show from the early 80s.  Garcia sounds great on this.  Honestly you need to hear this.  One of those nights where Garcia just lights it up.  This is why I say, anything without Garcia is not the Grateful Dead. 
Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
 March 9, 1981
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
-- Slight "Wheel" tease before Good Lovin'
Set 1:
d1t01 - Feel Like A Stranger
d1t02 - Althea ->
d1t03 - C.C. Rider
d1t04 - Ramble On Rose ->
d1t05 - El Paso
d1t06 - Deep Elem Blues
d1t07 - Beat It On Down The Line
d1t08 - Bird Song
d1t09 - Minglewood Blues
Set 2:
d2t01 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d2t02 - I Know You Rider ->
d2t03 - Samson And Delilah
d2t04 - Ship Of Fools
d3t01 - Estimated Prophet ->
d3t02 - Uncle John's Band ->
d3t03 - Drums ->
d3t04 - Space ->
d3t05 - The Other One ->
d3t06 - Stella Blue ->
d3t07 - Good Lovin'
d3t08 - U.S. Blues


  1. Great choice AZ. By the way, I was at the next night's show, which also features some inspired playing! Hope all is well my good friend!

  2. i totally agree,without Garcia,it is NOT the Grateful Dead..thanks AZ :-)

  3. Great performance! Truly Gracia lights it up! Thanks for posting.

  4. Nice post AZ !
    I love your picks. I'm a 'Donna & Keith' man myself really but
    I've been thinking I should start dipping into the Brent years.
    Good place to start - great show!!