Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
April 19, 1978
SBD: SBD > Rm > CD > David Gans Sonic Solutions > C
AUD: (FOB) Sony ECM-250 > Cassette Master (Sony TC-158/Maxell UDXL-II90)
Recorded By Joani Walker
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller.
Matrix by Hunter Seamons:
They come out like gangbusters! And the recordings and this matrix are so pristine, and so
well-mixed, that you will think they are sitting in a semi-circle around you!
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Bertha >
2. Good Lovin’
3. Friend Of The Devil
8. Me And My Uncle >
9. Big River
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Samson And Delilah
2. It Must Have Been The Roses
3. Estimated Prophet >
4. He’s Gone >
5. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. The Other One >
3. Wharf Rat >
4. Around And Around
5. Werewolves Of London
Reviews from this recording:
REVIEW: Great matrix
Tremendous, soft, sweet Peggy-O. It’s nice to have some crowd as well. Towards the last verse of
the song the band brings it waaaay down. Soft drums and a bit of guitar and bass and sweet
singing. Great version. The soundboard of this is fantastic, but if you want some crowd
ambiance, Hunter has mixed up a matrix for you.
REVIEW: Very nice sounding matrix
Brilliant Other One. Excellent Candyman.
From other recordings:
REVIEW: NICE ’78 show!
The boy’s run of the Bertha>Good Lovin’ openings were frequent throughout 1978 and there
were some great ones. Friend, candyman and passenger are sweet cuts from the first set. The
second set is on fire from He’s Gone to Around and Around. Excellent goesintuhs> SMILE!
What is steller though is the drums>space jams. Did someone join the boy’s onstage for this
portion? This is a true Dums Percussion jam with no electros! The steel drums are an welcomed
change from the ordinary.
REVIEW: anyone have info on the time songs were played?
I have been a huge deadhead my whole life and was born 4-19-1978 @ 11:55pm, and wondered
if anyone knows if this show was still in progress at that time, I would love to find out that
werewolves was going on when I was born.
REVIEW: A Stellar
Soulful Jer tunes. First set all tunes played well.Garcia gets gnarly during Deal, unfortunately
right after that Bobby and Donna come a wailing… IMHBTR is so good here folks, so good.Jerry
is communicating vocally so brilliantly. He’s Gone also has unique Garcia vocals. Steel Drums
and percussion jam is cool, The Other One teases along and poof it’s the first verse, Bobby nails
it.Jer tinkers away and it continues to tease along till 6:15 Jer begins the intro >second verse
>then it drizzles out.8:07. Expected honeydripper of a Wharf Rat is next , we then rock out again
with A&A then…to everyone’s surprise a 10+min Werewolves Of London, i believe the first one,
It’s an moment for all to enjoy, if you can tolerate Bobby learning slide that is…
You know your in for a good listen when Jerry is fire like this nite / tour. Just listen to Bertha and
you’ll know. Bob adds some fun little scat to the end of Bertha also .Rest of show and tour is so
hot. We all praise those for bringing us these shows. Example is Charlie Miller for president and
so on. But it’s this crew that has the right sound show after show. To them I give 100 starts for
the time they put into it back then to bring us the time we have now. I huge thanks.
REVIEW: I was not there…lol
This is an excellent sounding recording of a very good show. The cymbals are very crisp in the
mix, and everybody is as where they should be, right to left…Donna’s voice actually hits the
mark…***If you are a fan of good sounding recordings or of the Spring ’78 shows, this is a must
have***…I have become quite a fan of the Spring ’78 run and I am collecting them…and even
within that great wealth of selections this one stands out…I am not going to bore you with the
“and I was there” stories because I wasn’t there…and I am glad that I wasn’t there because I was
just about to finish high school up in Michigan (within reach of many of those shows), and it’s
darn good thing that I wasn’t a Deadhead yet because I managed to graduate with just ½ of a
credit to spare…Spring tour would not have been conducive to a timely graduation 🙂
REVIEW: Deal with it
Ok, wasn’t going to write a review (i’ve begun to develop this sneaking suspicion that the shows
with too many good reviews go on to become an official Grateful Dead release. and for a broke
boho like me, this site is the only way i can afford to listen to the Dead) but then i heard the Deal
and just couldn’t help myself. By far the highest energy Deal i’ve ever heard these folks shred on.
Also, this has got to be one of the finest “Donna” shows i’ve chanced to stumble upon. For the
most part, she sounds great in the mix and keeps the wailing to a minimum. 4 stars just for
Donna on this one.
REVIEW: Don’t wait
I finally got around to listening to this show, as 1978 is not my favorite vintage, and what amazing
performances I had been missing. The first set exemplifies why I love this stuff, and I’m a second set kind
of guy. The subtlety of a lullaby mixed with a runaway train. I can only imagine what this must have
sounded like in the flesh.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
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Remember, folks, to call the venue to see if they are indeed open in the first place, and the event is going on as scheduled, and what protocols are in place.
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Apr. 21st, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill, Fri., Apr. 23rd, 6:00 p.m.
5253 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, 349-4759
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Apr. 25th, 4:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Schmitz Brothers Band:
“Low Country Boill”
Sarasota Outboard Club Inc., Fri., Apr. 23rd, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
1604 Ken Thompson Parkway,388-3500
Nancy’s BBQ Lorraine Corners, Sat., Apr. 24h, 7:00 p.m.
14475 SR 70 East, Lakewood Ranch, 999-2390
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Apr. 20th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 21st, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Apr. 22nd, Jason Haram Group, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 23rd, Rusty Wright Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 24th, Albert Castiglia, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Apr. 18th, Truality Sunday Brunch 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., Apr. 19th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 600 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Apr. 20th, Al Fuller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 21st, Chris Connally, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Apr. 22nd, Hagar & Dugan, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 23rd, Missing Links, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 24th, Mumbo Jumbo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center:
The Bridge Series: Fred Johnson with the Michael Ross Quartet
Thursday, April 15, 7:30pm, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469
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