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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, November 29th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, November 28, 2021

“They’re not the best at what they do…they are the ONLY ONES who do what they do!

Grateful Dead
Alligator Alley Gym, University Of Florida, Gainesville, FL
November 29, 1980
Cassette Audience Master recorded By Jim Wise
Location @ Sound board
Transfer by David Minches
All Editing & Processing in the 24 bit digital domain By Jim Wise 2/15

From one of my favorite years. This is a stunning audience recording, possibly
one of the finest I have ever heard!

Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. tuning
2. Alabama Getaway
3. Promised Land
4. Candyman
5. Minglewood Blues
6. Row Jimmy
7. Mama Tried >
8. Mexical Blues
9. Althea >
10. Lost Sailor >
11. Saint Of Circumstance >
12. Dont Ease Me In

Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. tuning
2. Shakedown Street >
3. Franklin’s Tower >
4. Estimated Prophet >
5. He’s Gone >
6. Truckin’ >
7. Drums >

Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Hammers of Gods/Space >
2. The Other One >
3. Stella Blue >
4. Good Lovin’

5. Casey Jones

There are no reviews of this particular recording. These are from others:
REVIEW: Another Outstanding Alligator Ally Aud
The Jim Wise capture of this show has long been my favorite Audience
Recording on Archive – and maybe just perhaps this one sounds better. To my
ear it has more ‘soundstage’ – aka separation – and a warmer tonality – and I
like that. But mostly, I’ll enjoy revisiting this show over and over again.

REVIEW: Excellent recording…
of a very good show. This sounds more like a matrix; the crowd noise seems
only to complement the very full sound. 5 for the recording, 4+ for the
show…quality stuff. Shakedown is like disco meets the blues.

REVIEW: quit reading this & go listen already…
seriously… this is a damn fine recording, and a smokin’ show on top… great
presence from Brent’s keys… good all around balance, & just enough crowd to
put you right there… you’ll find nothing else better to listen to in the next 30
minutes of aimless browsing, so just hit play already…

REVIEW: My First Show
This was my first GD show and, it was on my 17th birthday to boot! It was the
homecoming weekend in Gainesville at the University of Florida (Go Gators)
and we won the game as I recall. My mother was in town in her RV camping
over by campus and I was visting. She noticed I was a bit antsy and when I
told her that this band (GD) was in town playing over at the gym she
immediately handed me 20 dollars (it was like $12 to get in or something) and
said, go! I sprinted across the campus to the gym getting there about 30
minutes before the show. It was magic–small gym, great crowd (not too
crowded, perfect size) and tons of folks in the back dancing away with colored
ribbons — to this day not sure what that was about–acid? But it was great–and
Stella Blue was a showstopper for me–I can still remember how I felt when
they played that one!

REVIEW: One of my favorite shows,
and a warm, sweet recording.

REVIEW: This show was a balm
I regret that the Gators lost that Saturday on a crazy play in the final minutes.
Bobby’s shout-out before Casey Jones was a salve for those smarting from the
loss. Thank you, Chris Qualmann, for closing the old Alley with this show.

REVIEW: Fantastic on so many levels!!
There are so many dimensions of sound on this recording you feel you could
almost reach out and touch the person next to you.

REVIEW: One of the best Aud’s
By far, one of the best Aud recording I’ve ever come across. Fantastic
Shakedown>Franklin’s>Estimated…clearly a regroovinated time for the band
with Brent aboard. 5+ for the recording!!!

REVIEW: I was there
Final semester of law school at UF, sitting (well, standing) 5 rows from stage.
Took a great b & w photo of Garcia and Weir, printed it in Journalism College
dark room. 29 yrs later my brother finds our ticket stubs! Got the pic and stub
framed. Excellent show, and phenomenal recording. Go Gators!

REVIEW: I’ve Been There
Alligator Alley/Florida Gym was not torn down and is still utilized today. For
any seekers, it is on the opposite side of the football stadium than the
O’Connell Center, adjoining the swimming pool. Go Gators!

REVIEW: stellar 80′
Very nice show.

You get the picture…

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