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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, October 19th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, October 18, 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.

And WSLR has now opened new Studio “B”, adjacent to the Joe Jacco On-Air Studio, wherein we will
be able to alternate shows in-house without programmer contacts.

Grateful Dead
Saenger Performing Arts Center, New Orleans LA

October 19, 1980
AUD: 2x Beyer M160’s > Sony TC-D5, 20-foot spread, front edge of balcony.

Recording & transfer by Richie Stankiewicz, edits by Andrew F.

Disc 1 – Set 1:

  1. On The Road Again
  2. Jack-A-Roe
  3. Dark Hollow
  4. Rosalie McFall
  5. Cassidy
  6. Birdsong
  7. Heaven Help The Fool
    Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie [Missing]
  8. //Ripple

Disc 2 – Set 2:

  1. crowd
  2. Jack Straw
  3. They Love Each Other
  4. Mama Tried >
  5. Mexicali Blues
  6. Candyman
  7. Passenger
  8. Row Jimmy >
  9. Looks Like Rain
  10. Tennessee Jed
  11. Promised Land

Disc 3 – Set 3:

  1. Scarlet Begonias >
  2. Fire On The Mountain
  3. Samson & Delilah
  4. Terrapin Station >
  5. Brent Jam >
  6. Drums >
  7. Space >

Disc 4 – Set 3 cont’d.:

  1. Truckin’ >
  2. Wharf Rat >
  3. Sugar Magnolia >
  4. Good Lovin’


  1. Brokedown Palace

Reviews from this recording:
REVIEW: Sound quality
Wow. Beyer Mics were the perfect match for this room.
* for sound quality in electric sets alone.

REVIEW: grate pull in N O
really nice sound.thank you for taping!!!!!

Wonderful. I’ve been listening to the Dead on the Archive for about three years, and I’m pretty sure this is
the best sounding show I’ve ever heard, both in terms of sound and playing.

REVIEW: Love it
Love it love love it. Great theater good sound.

Reviews from other recordings:
REVIEW: great set
love the pre drums in this. sound is good for an aud also

REVIEW: Electric homecoming
4 of us drove down from Virginia for these two shows. Scored 5th row center seats for both nights at the
door. don’t even ask me how that’s possible. This show, the second night, was a monster. So much
emotion, the boys hadn’t played here since their bust 10 years earlier, and some of the locals were pissed,
some came to mock the ‘country mellow dead’ and some came to bathe once again in the majesty of the
music. Sandoz helped. The whole second set is electric. The Terrapin just explodes, Truckin’ is power
packed, Wharf Rat is gospel followed by soaring bombs, and then the wrap up, Sugar Mag into Good
Lovin, left everyone spent. Brokedown encore, just exactly perfect.

REVIEW: 66 songs 2 nights
All my friends were there and will tell you these were the 2 greatest shows every witnessed. The Music
energy and venue were incredible. Fire on the mountain was a highlight. Not to mention the Acoustic sets
each night.

REVIEW: bread crumb
I have had this show’s acoustic set on tape (!?) for years. Nice to hear the whole show.

REVIEW: Thank you!
My favorite Tennessee Jed ever. As it was mentioned before, it’s awesome to have a complete AUD from
this show where the taper doesn’t talk the whole time.

REVIEW: New Orleans Or Bust…ed
Grate Taping Job Under Hostile Conditions. You’d Think The Dead Would Be A Li’l Easier On Busting
People In New Orleans. I Was Told They Were Hauling ’em Out By The Handfuls. Mr. Stankiewicz And
Beyer As Usual Bring Home The Bacon, And This One Sizzles With Low Heat. So It Comes Out Just So.
May The Goddess Bless The Tapers As They Have Blessed Us. Thanks, For Always Grateful.