“There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead Concert!”
Grateful Dead Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, VA July 8, 1987 SBD -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> FLAC All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller This is from Healy’s Ultra Matrix mix
Disc 1 – Set 1:
Disc 2 – Set 2:
Reviews from this recording: REVIEW: 7-8-87 Sweet show. Exelent C Miller remaster. Could use a little more bass for those of us with small shelf stereos with no subwoofer.
REVIEW: Thanks Charlie Miller
When the Dead took a break while touring with Dylan in the mega-stadiums it was usually something special.
See the Pitt Civic Center (7-6-87) and Roanoke show before this.
REVIEW: Sleepy southern town
I was at both of these shows.Tickets were hard to come by,small venue.In a summer of huge stadium shows,this
was a nice stop!I don’t want to go on forever(blah,blah,blah)but this is a sweet show for 87’Jerry was gettin’ it
this night.Solid show all in all>nice Estimated.Give it a whirl for sure!!
REVIEW: Lots of crowd noise for a soundboard…
Great show, good recording, but is it really a soundboard?
REVIEW: great happy scarlet& high fire !! “LIVE MATRIX by healy
wonderful crowd surge thru fire VERY high for 87 !!! @4:30 into fire it hits a peak BOTH band &Audience
that gives me shivers the “specialness of it” with crowd surge thru 6min !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i think healy
needs some credit for producing what i see &hear is a Livematrix, he seems to had mic’ed the audience in a very
lite way as to only hear the totallity ,not some guy clappin or talkin. i was there , as good as 7/6 87 pitts with
REVIEW: this one sounds weird
I think, I could be wrong, that this sounds muffled the saaame way most recordings of 10/12/84 sound, facility
walls were likely shaking and sound was bouncing off the walls-one of those “U had to be there” events. Maybe
a better recording exists but doubt it considering the source of this one… RR Blues is one of my top 200 favorite
songs so can’t go wrong with that. 3 stars for sound bouncing off the walls, blame someone not sure who…..not
CM not DH…blame the cement walls. Show is 6 stars.
Reviews from other recordings: REVIEW: I’m Partial My very first show in my hometown of Roanoke. It is without question, a very very well played show. The crowd goes abosuletely nuts in the 2nd set, it’s fun to just hear them and the excitement.
REVIEW: I’m partial too
I drove down from my hometown of DC with a bunch of friends for these shows. The Roanoke Times called the
concerts the “cultural event of the year.” It was an unexpectedly friendly and mellow scene and I got the sense
that there were a lot of locals in the audience who were super psyched and ate up everything the band gave
them. This show and the one the night before were top notch. The band seemed to be having fun. I blew out the
pipes the previous night but the music beat my hangover. The highlights from the first set are Cumberland
Blues, Big RR Blues and Let it Grow. The second set is a sentimental favorite. The Scarlet-Fire is pretty short
but tight. Crazy Fingers out of space just killed me and this trucking is one of my all-time favorites for that
song. Same with Sugar Mag – a solid, energy-filled rendition.
REVIEW: Wish You Were Here
This show was bouncing off a great show in Pittsburgh 7.6.87 and was in the middle of the Dead/Dylan
run….One of the few without Dylan. It was a stretch your arms and have fun show. Everyone — band especially
— was happy to be where they were, when they were. i.e. Jerry healthy. This is the only time I remember them
playing Roanoke, which was a neat town and arena, like Hampton, but even smaller. And the town was totally
unprepared for the masses but I think handled us well. 7.10.87 was the reunite with Dylan at JFK in Philly.
REVIEW: Outta be famous.
Here it is, an 80’s show that actually features an inspired post Space portion.
The entire show is real nice. Garcia is on point on his ballads on this night. It’s hard for me to believe this is
from ’87. Seriously tasty good.
My favorite show! I have special memories of listening to this show. A small venue for east coast standards.
Roanoke is in a beautiful setting by the Appalachian Mtns. This is great ’87. The first set is loose and trippy. The
second set is strongly approached and powerful. Listen to the crowd go nuts, they were having fun that night…
There are some cool echo effects on the vocals sprinkled throughout. “truckin'” is hot. “Comes A Time” pulls at
the heartstrings. WOW….
REVIEW: Out of this world
This was the first of fifty Dead shows I attended in my life, and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Additionally and most importantly, it is an amazing show, especially the first-set song selections and the second
set “Scarlet-Fire.” The booming drum sound in the small (10,000 seat) Roanoke Civic Center is incredible, and
Garcia’s guitar work during the transition between “Scarlet” and “Fire” makes this well worth multiple listens.
This is a gem!
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Florida Mountain Boys: Linger Lodge, Sat., July 13th, 7:00 p.m. 7205 85th St. Ct. East, Bradenton, 755-2757
Kettle Of Fish: Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., July 10th, 7:00 p.m. 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., July 11th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., July 12th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Schmitz Brothers Band: Casey Key Fish House, Sat., July 13th, 4:00 p.m. 801 Blackburn Point Rd., Osprey, 966-1901
Ship Of Fools: Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., July 14th, 3:00 p.m. 19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
The Blue Rooster: Tues., July 9th, Synia Carroll, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Wed., July 10th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Thurs., July 11th, Mr. Sipp, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Fri., July 12h, Joel DaSilva and The Midnight Howl, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sat., July 13th, JAri and The Alibis, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sun., July 14th, Truality gospel brunch, Noon to 2:30 p.m. 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
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July’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., July 29th, The Dunn Deal/Deserie & Jim,
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