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The Deadpod

Apr 16, 2021

We have a very fine second set this week from the Grateful Dead's performance at the Hartford Civic Center on April 18, 1982. While the show is known for the famous 'Earthquake Space' that Phil creates following drums, the interplay throughout is wonderful from all the members of the band and this fine recording captures that fun and joy completely. I would draw your attention in particular to the wonderful 'Samson and Delilah' here. Bob and Jerry really spice this one up wonderfully. It's a fine set list in its entirety including a nice 'Playin' In the Band' and 'Eyes of the World', the later a bit faster than its 70s versions but still having the capacity to make our spirts soar. 

The post-drums setlist is no snoozer either, with 'The Other One' leading into a fine 'Black Peter'. 'Sugar Mag' leads into a nice 'Playin' reprise, and they end with a spirited 'Sugar Magnolia'. After all this I think they can be excused for the 'Don't Ease' encore ;) 



Grateful Dead
Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, CT
4/18/82 - Sunday

Cold Rain And Snow >
Samson And Delilah ;
Ship Of Fools ;
Playing In The Band >
Eyes Of The World >
Drums >
Space (1) >
The Other One >
Black Peter >
Sugar Magnolia >
Playing In The Band >
Sunshine Daydream


Don't Ease Me In

Comments     (1) Earthquake Space 

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I hope this finds everyone doing well and feeling the warmth of Spring. 

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