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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, April 2nd, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, April 1, 2018

“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”

Grateful Dead
The Centrum, Worcester, MA

April 2, 1987
SBD > Cassette Master > Cassette
Cassette Master (Sony TC-WE475) > Sony R500
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
Thanks to Steve Marcus for the cassettes

Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. tuning
2. Cold Rain And Snow >
3. New Minglewood Blues
4. Dupree’s Diamond Blues
5. Far From Me
6. Me And My Uncle >
7. Mexicali Blues
8. When Push Comes To Shove
9. Beat It On Down The Line
10. Bird Song >
11. The Music Never Stopped

12. crowd/tuning
13. Black Muddy River

Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Scarlet Begonias >
2. Fire On The Mountain
3. Looks Like Rain
4. Eyes Of The World >
5. Drums >
6. Space >
7. Gimme Some Lovin’ >
8. The Wheel >
9. Black Peter >
10. Around And Around >
11. Good Lovin’

There are some thirteen versions of this evening in the Archive, with almost no reviews. These reviews are from
Charlie Miller’s version:
REVIEW: Worcester Centrum Downloads
I guess this is a matrix probably from the FM broadcast of the show. As to the excess crowd noise: I had a
soundboard from an ’85 centrum show and the crowd noise is just as loud. I think the boys liked to play here and
the crowd was always jacked up. I was at this show, my second, and it was and still is in the top 3 for me. I only
made it to 49 shows after this, but I always matched up the scarlet/fire to this one….this one always wins!

I didn’t do this matrix, it’s from the band’s tapes. They were mixing a lot of audience in the board mixes for the
recordings on this tour.

Well if this is a soundboard it’s the most Audience soundboard I’ve ever heard but honestly I wouldn’t have it
any other way for this show. The energy of the the crowd to band and back is that intense. The best example of
what it was like to be at a dead show I’ve heard yet. If you are looking for rip roaring GD look no further this is
it, start to finish. Thank you CM and all involved with this recording. Didn’t realize CM did matrix very nice
Wow bgthebear, this was also my 2nd show and yes I too consider this a benchmark S-F.
Thanks for the clarification CM. Makes sense now I kinda like it actually although I guess it means, since they
did it this way, there is not much chance of a pure soundboard version appearing.

REVIEW: Birdsong through Fire
I’ll admit to whatever bias comes with having attended this show, in my earliest days as a head. True too, that
the first half of set 1 and post drums is standard fare on paper. That said, lots of the versions of commonly
played songs are well done and energetic. The guts of this show rocks, though. the 40 minutes of music of
birdsong, music never and scarlet fire is absolutely top notch stuff – comparable with versions that make peoples
favorites lists.

Encore is on end of 1st Set to fit show on 2 discs


“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…

Florida Mountain Boys:
JR’s Old Packinghouse Cafe, Fri., Apr. 6th, 7:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Apr. 4th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Apr. 5th, 5:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232

Motorworks Brewing, Fri., Apr. 6th, 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892

Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Apr. 8th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Schmitz Brothers Band:
JDub’s Brewing Company, Fri., Apr. 6th, 7:00 p.m.
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, 955-2739

The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Apr. 2nd, Pedro Arevalo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Apr. 3rd, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 4th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Apr. 5th, Bryan Lee “Braille Blues Daddy”, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 6th, Victor Wainwright & The Train, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 7th, Victoria Ginty & Ladyhawke, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Apr. 8th, Truality gospel brunch, 12:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Apr. 2nd, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., Apr. 3rd, George Worthmore
Wed., Apr. 4th, Frankie Lombardi
Thurs., Apr. 5th, Heather Downie Band
Fri., Feb. Apr. 6th, Florida Mountain Boys
Sat., Apr. 7th, Bonfire Jam Band
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Mar. 26th, George Worthmore and Richard Smith.
Next month’s Sailing Squardon concert is Mon., Apr. 30th, Curtis & Loretta.

Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30

1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
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