You've found the right researcher! I have been to more than 500 Dead
shows myself and have thousands of recordings.
Seems like your memory is close. In August '83 they were on the West
Coast, but in June they played the Civic Center Arena in St. Paul on
The setlist was:
Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, West LA Fadeaway, Brother
Esau, Big Railroad Blues, Lazy Lightening into Supplication blues into
Might as Well
Touch of Grey into Samason and Delilah, Ship of Foools, Women are
Smarter, uncle John's Band into Drumz into Space into Throwing Stones
into Black Peter into Going Down the Road Feeling Bad into Saturday
Not a bad setlist!!
Now, if you know how to FTP and have an FTP client such as Smart FTP
or WS FTP (both free - just Google 'em), connect to tol.etree.org with
your email address and "anonymous" for a password. Browse to the 1983
shows and you will find the show!
It will download as a .shn set of files, which are Shortens. They are
lossless compressed from the original and CD quality. If you have
never done this before, go over to www.etree.org and read about
ftp'ing shows. You can get all the free tools you need at that site.
Ok, I just connected and here is the text file there from that show:
Civic Center Arena
St. Paul, Minnesota
Eac >cool edit > shntool > cdwav >shnv3
Eac >shn (secure with proper offsets) by Ernie Dodd
They Love Each Other *
West L.A. Fade Away
My Brother Esau
//Big RxR Blues
Lazy Lightning >
Might As Well
Touch Of Grey >
Sampson & Delilah
Ship Of Fools
Women Are Smarter
Uncle John?s Band > &
Drums // >
Throwin? Stones >
Black Peter >
Goin? Down The Road Feelin? Bad >
One More Saturday Night
It?s All Over Now Baby Blue
* 1:13-1:18 drop out in both channels, 1:33 D/O in RC, pasted in LC
x 3:30 digi spurt
// missing first few notes of Big RxR Blues
& 0:13 digi spurt
// Drums cut, virtually nonexistant
Another installment of The Music Never Stops Project!!
Thanks to Paul B. for the show and Jerry's Kids for the discs!!
You will learn that ACM in the lineage at the top stands for Audience
Cassette Master, for example, so that you can tell the history and
lineage of any recording out online.
Let me know if I can help further.