Oct 10, 2014
As far as I know, this was the Dead's only performance in Spain, and while I recall wearing this tape out at one time I hadn't thought about it for some time, until I came across it again searching for a show for this week's 'pod. I'm thrilled to have rediscovered it. There's plenty of energy here as the band, and Garcia, seem pumped for the end of this European tour. This set starts off plenty hot with Jack Straw leading into a sparkling Franklin's Tower. Even the cowboy tunes shine from Garcia's treatment. Loser then goes into a jamming CC Rider with Weir giving some great vocals. The Passenger features some great Phil bombs throughout. Who doesn't like Althea and Jerry shreds on this one.. The Let it Grow is phenomenal, and one of the best of the year for sure.. and we've just finished set 1, set 2 is even better.. next week..
Sports Palace, Barcelona, Spain (10/19/81)
set 1: Jack Straw-> Franklin's Tower Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues Loser-> C.C. Rider Tennessee Jed Passenger Althea-> Let it Grow
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