Grateful Dead Shortlist: October ’87 (Shoreline)

The Grateful Dead played only one run in October 1987. This 100-minute highlights mix pulls from those three Mountainview California shows on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of the month.

Most of the selections come from the first two shows, which have really nicely mixed soundboards that highlight the quality singing and the exquisite musical detailing. 1987 seems to be a notable year for performances that could sell anyone on songs they've never heard in any other version.

If you enjoyed the Save Your Face September '87 mix that focused on great versions with killer Garcia vocals, you'll enjoy many of these tracks on the same terms.

102-minute mp3 mix zipped up here (dates included in song title tags)

  • Cold Rain and Snow
  • Cumberland Blues (w/Maggie’s Farm intro)
  • Me and My Uncle
  • Candyman
  • Bird Song
  • High Time
  • West LA Fadeaway
  • China Cat Sunflower > Rider Jam
  • Hey Pocky Way
  • Lovelight
  • All Along the Watchtower
  • Let It Grow
  • Stella Blue
  • My Brother Esau
  • Brokedown Palace

Edit notes:

I edited “Rider” to an instrumental because there were crackly defects on the source. It’s a hard edit (I’ve done it a few times), and this one isn’t perfect, but there’s always something to be said for not having to listen to “Rider” in order to enjoy the “China Cat” jam.