This 44-minute mix captures the funky, disco side of the Dead on 4/15/83. It was the only show they ever played that included “Feel Like a Stranger,” “Shakedown Street,” and “Supplication” - and they’re all very nice takes!
Additionally, the “Brother Esau” is superb and slinky, and the “Deal” is fiery.
This is a hit and miss show: Great sound, but frequent annoying performance errors, some creaky vocals, and some slow songs that really droop. Dave Lemieux added the show’s “He’s Gone > Bob Star” as a bonus track to “Dave’s Picks” #39.
I think that with these additional tracks, you’ve probably got all you need from this show.
44-minute mp3 mix zipped up here
- Feel Like a Stranger
- Shakedown Street
- My Brother Esau
Cover image swiped from Wicked Grateful. You can buy a sticker here.