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Grateful Dead May 12, 1981

Veterans' Memorial Coliseum New Haven, CT | Listen on archive

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7
He's Gone
Dedicated to Bob Marley...nice emotional touch
3
Estimated Prophet
Loose and funky
4
It Must Have Been The Roses
Heard this yesterday and blew me away, an absolute gem!
7
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
A cheesy video of this kickass version would have Garcia playing atop a steam locomotive as it barrels down the track.
8
Shakedown Street
Hot and spicy funk
1
Ship of Fools
The whole band was so on this night. Jerry's pouring emotion in this one. Check it out.
6
Althea
Sweet and funky
1
Alabama Getaway
Sizzling opener, hot show
1
Greatest Story Ever Told
typical opening pairing well executed here
4
Pretty Peggy O
Real nice one
4
The Other One
Short but an intense ball of energy loaded with sizzling energetic runs by everyone.
7
Wharf Rat
Haunting, well rendered on this evening
2
Space
Numerous "Lively Up Yourself" teases within this short space--follows a "He's Gone" dedicated to Bob Marley
1
Drums
He's Gone->Drums->Space, usually get bored with the longer drums but this one is truly special, real fast and powerful, gets so trippy after 4:15
1
Don't Ease Me In
closes out the show the day after Bob Marley died, great organ, before getting into it BW says "he was a powerful poet and a general revolutionary"