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Go To Nassau
Download Series 7
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Dick's Picks 32
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|Download Series Volume
- Springfield, MA
- Providence, RI
Downloads: link below
9/3/1980 - Springfield, MA - Set 1 and
9/4/1980 - Providence, RI - Set 2
Download Series Vol. 7's featured show from September 3, 1980, in Springfield, MA
included in its entirety on the first two discs. It features five tracks from
the record the released that year, Go To Heaven.
Also included is a third disc, which comprises most of the second set
from the following evening.
the first set includes standard performances (each version can't be
the best). The highlights include
inspired performances of "Mama Tried" > "Mexicali Blues."
The transition to them from
a solid "Franklin's Tower" is well executed. Garcia's solos during
"Mexicali Blues" emphasize some excellent guitar runs. If
I was guitarist I'd want to master this style of playing. Following is
an excellent rendition of "Althea" that features nice
musical interplay as well as Jerry in fine vocal form. Kudos to Bobby throughout the set as he
pushes the band, is energized, and seems to be in all the right places.
second set begins on disc one with a strong showing of "Feels
Like a Stranger." I think of this as Bobby's answer to Jerry's
song "Shakedown Street;" the Grateful Dead's two songs with the most funk.
The jam that follows "Saint of Circumstance" adds some
space is "He's Gone," which was hinted
at during the pre-drums "jam." That is the beginning of a
generous helping of music that is generally upbeat, with a sweet
ballad, "Black Peter" in the middle. The Chuck Berry
numbers to close the set are highly jubilant.
third disc has music that was performed on 09/04/80, at the Providence Civic Center
in Providence, RI, and it is exceptional! A few "warm-up" songs
are missing that start the set. The music begins with an electrifying
"Supplication Jam" that melts into a great "Estimated
Prophet." The ending jam of it features Jerry peeling the
most fluid notes one can imagine off of his guitar strings. The
"Eyes of the World" is rapid, but good jams are abundant
so whose to complain. Because of the missing songs, "Drums"
arrive quicker than expected. Believe it or not, the post drums
material is just as scrumptious as the music that precedes it. A
tight performance by all accounts, with Jerry being particularly on
fire. The jams in "Wharf Rat", "GDTRFB," and
"Good Lovin'" are all superb. This is worth repeated, this
disc is exceptional.
Download Series Vol. 7
sure packs a lot of music onto its three discs. The sound quality is nice and the fact that 1980 soundboards are not as abundant as other
years further adds to its appeal.
This CD is further proof that Jerry's playing in 1980 is
exceptional, whether with the Grateful Dead or with the Jerry Garcia
Band that is documented nicely on After
Picks 21 includes the some great (assuming you like "Morning
Dew") filler from the 9/2/80 show. The cd states that
this is all that exists in the vault from this show.
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9/3/1980 - Springfield, MA
9/4/1980 - Providence, RI
9/3/80 Springfield, MA
1 Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo> (Garcia,
2 Franklin's Tower> (Garcia, Kreutzmann, Hunter)
3 Mama Tried> (Haggard)
4 Mexicali Blues (Weir, Barlow)
5 Althea> (Garcia, Hunter)
6 Little Red Rooster (Dixon)
7 Candyman (Garcia, Hunter)
8 Easy To Love You (Mydland, Barlow)
9 Let It Grow> (Weir, Barlow)
10 Deal (Garcia, Hunter)
start set 2:
11 Feel Like A Stranger (Weir, Barlow)
1 High Time (Garcia, Hunter)
2 Lost Sailor> (Weir, Barlow)
3 Saint Of Circumstance > (Weir, Barlow)
4 Jam > (Grateful Dead)
5 Drums with Brent > (Hart, Kreutzmann, Mydland)
6 Rhythm Devils > (Hart, Kreutzmann)
7 Space > (Garcia, Lesh, Weir)
8 He's Gone > (Garcia, Hunter)
9 Truckin' > (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter)
10 Black Peter > (Garcia, Hunter)
11 Around and Around > (Berry)
12 Johnny B. Goode (Berry)
13 Brokedown Palace (Garcia, Hunter)
9/4/80 Providence, RI (set 2)
1 Supplication Jam > (Weir, Barlow)
2 Estimated Prophet > (Weir, Barlow)
3 Eyes Of The World > (Garcia, Hunter)
4 Rhythm Devils > (Hart, Kreutzmann)
5 Space > (Garcia, Lesh, Weir)
6 The Other One > (Weir, Kreutzmann)
7 Wharf Rat > (Garcia, Hunter)
8 Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > (Trad. Arr. By
9 Good Lovin' (Resnick, Clark)
10 US Blues (Garcia, Hunter)
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Jerry Garcia: Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mickey Hart: Drums
Bill Kreutzmann: Drums
Phil Lesh: Electric Bass
Brent Mydland: Keyboards, Vocals
Bob Weir: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
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Released - Nov. 2005
Grateful Dead Download Series
Recording by Dan Healy
Mastering by Jeffrey Norman
From the Grateful Dead
Dead Download Series Volume 7 - 9/3 & 4/80
Download Series Vol. 7 came about while working on the
new "Dead Ahead" DVD.
We found ourselves immersed in
1980, one of the Grateful Dead's most under-appreciated years.
Although some of the many great shows of the year are missing from
the vault (including the bookends of Download Vol. 7, 9/2/80
in Rochester and 9/6/80 in Lewiston), we were thrilled to
find the master soundboard tapes for the entirety of the 9/3 show
from Springfield and the second set of the Providence show from 9/4.
Unfortunately, there's no sign of the missing first set from 9/4.
The music on Download Vol. 7 is typical of 1980:
precise, inspired, energetic and downright outrageous
at times. From the opening "Mississippi
Half-Step>Franklin's Tower" combo (finally seeing its
first live release) to the closing "U.S. Blues," these
three CDs worth of music contain everything you could
ask for from 1980: tender Garcia ballads masterfully
played ("Althea," "Candyman," High Time,"
"Black Peter," "Brokedown Palace" and
the new songs from Go To Heaven ("Easy To Love You,"
"Feel Like A Stranger" and "Lost Sailor>Saint Of
Circumstance") and a whole pile of classic-era
Grateful Dead songs, including "Let It Grow,"
Truckin'," "Eyes Of The World," "The Other
"Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad."