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The Deadpod

Mar 4, 2016

Let''s roll into March with a really excellent show from the Spring of 1981. This one comes to us from New York City, March 9th, 1981 Madison Square Garden. From start to finish this is a most excellent show, one of the best in the earlier Brett years. Here in the first set all the songs are tight and well-played. I particularly enjoy the 'Althea' and 'Bird Song' but we are treated to a most welcome 'Deep Elem Blues' and an unusual 'Ramble On Rose -> El Paso'.. one of those unusual combinations the band was experimenting with this year. 

Next week we'll hear the marvelous second set from this beauty...


Grateful Dead 

Madison Square Garden  

New York , NY   3/9/81


Feel Like A Stranger [8:10] ;

Althea [7:56] ;

C C Rider [7:30] ;

Ramble On Rose [7:46] >

El Paso [4:53] ;

Deep Elem Blues [6:23] ;

Beat It On Down The Line [3:18] ;

Bird Song [10:55] ;

New Minglewood Blues [6:52]


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Keep on Truckin'...