“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, June 15th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, June 14, 2020
“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!”
WSLR is slowly coming back with a very sparse number of live studio programmers, albeit with very specific
instructions as to how to protect both ourselves and our fellow WSLR volunteers.
Greek Theater, Unversity of California, Berkeley, CA
June 15, 1985
Matrix: (SBD/AUD mix)
Matrixed by Chris Chappell
Set I: SBD> ?> CD-R (via Randy Griesman)
Set II: SBD >Vault PCM >PCM Clone >Sonic Solutions >Master CD
(edited by David Gans), transfer: (by Joe Samaritano)
AUD: Recorded by the Oade Brothers
Schoeps cmc441 (90deg, 17cm) > Oade M118 > Oade mod SONY PCM-F1
Transferred by Doug Oade
Disc 1 – Set 1:
- Touch Of Gray
- New Minglewood Blues
- Friend of the Devil
- Cassidy >
- Dupree’s Diamond Blues
- Me & My Uncle >
- Big River >
- Might as Well
Disc 2 – Set 2:
- China Cat Sunflower >
- I Know You Rider
- Lost Sailor >
- Saint Of Circumstance >
- Terrapin Station >
- Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
- Space >
- The Wheel >
- Gimme Some Lovin’ >
- Throwing Stones >
- Not Fade Away
- She Belongs To Me
- U.S. Blues
“This is my favorite show from this run, as evident in the double encore which included one of only 9 She
Belongs To Me in 1985 (only other version was in 1966). Minglewood through Dupree’s is sick,
an epic China->Rider for the era, and the transition into Gimme Some Lovin’ is quintessential.
Both SBD sources were synched to the AUD. Set 1 SBD was pitched up on average of 50 cents, and set 2 SBD
was pitched up around 2 cents, except the 2nd encore where I synched the AUD to the SBD because of
a 700 millesecond dropout in the AUD @ 0:42. No EQ was applied, and very spare Waves L2 limiting was
employed to the matrix mix.
Thanks to Randy Griesman for the set 1 SBD source, and to David Gans for the set 2 SBD editing (it really
helped!) and to Joe Samaritano for transferring David’s work. Thanks to Jim and Doug Oade for
recording the wonderful AUD, Doug for transferring it, and Darrin Sacks for tracking it.”
The only other review of this matrix is extremely long, so, after this, all the rest are from the soundboard
Great recording!!!!!!!! Band sounds SWEET!!!!!! Thanks Chappy!!!!!!!! THE ELECTRIC RAINBOW
CHURCH approves this show!
REVIEW: Smokin’ Show
I have always loved this show. It was one of my first clean tapes, and one of the first shows I “shn’d” when the I
got into burning shows. The second set is fantastic – one of the best of the 80’s. No unusual songs or interesting
selection, just the standards played amazingly well. China -> Rider roars, Sailor Saint is perfectly executed, and
Terrapin rises to the occassion. Even Throwin Stones -> NFA is played very well here, probably the best version
I’ve heard of this (too) often played duo. She Belongs to Me? Picture perfect, and can move me to tears. Ah,
IF you want to hear what a well played show sounds like….THIS IS IT. Forget the unusual setlists and the big
emotional hits. Tight consistent smooth playing. It’s like that beer comercial sez….”deceptively smooth yet
REVIEW: what a wonderful birthday present
This show was played on the day I was born, and The Dead must’ve known that a deadhead had entered the
world, because they really tore the place down. Terrapin!!!! My favorite song played on the day I was born.
Must’ve been an omen.
This is without question my favorite China->Rider of the post ’72 era. The sound of this board is orgasmic, with
PHAT Phil bass and a great balance throughout. Also my pick for the best Touch of Gray ever.
REVIEW: Wore This One Out!
It’s reassuring to see others besides myself have happily enjoyed burning this one into their synapses over the
past twenty years – the goose bumps never end. From Bobby “living” the part in Sailor>Saint and Phil’s bombs
you know it must’ve been a party. All players are On in this one!
This is one of the best shows i’ve ever heard, and the sound quality is superb. Go back and carefully listen to the
end portion of sailor into saint, they’re so unbelievably tight. Coupled with the effects they were using that night,
and the quality of the sound, a spiritual experience indeed. I’m extremely thankful to all the people who make it
possible to listen to these shows, God bless them and The Greatful Dead
There are many more, but you get the picture. There are no reviews of the Oade audience recording.