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04/20/83
Providence Civic Center - Providence, RI

Set 1:
Touch Of Grey
Promised Land
Loser
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble On Rose
Me And My Uncle
Cumberland Blues
Looks Like Rain
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

Set 2:
My Brother Esau
Maybe You Know How I Feel
Bertha
Estimated Prophet
Eyes Of The World
Drums
Throwin' Stones
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
Don't Ease Me In

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Comments:

A very good show from a great tour. I have been listening to the entire East Coast Spring ’83 tour and there really has not been a clunker yet, this was show # 9 of the 13 played on that tour. The first set has some high points, with “Cumberland Blues” and “Looks Like Rain” being stellar versions. I loved when they brought back “Cumberland Blues” and put it the tail end of “Me and My Uncle”, in the traditional “Big River” slot, this was the first show with this paring ( of 5 total times played) and it took us by surprise. The set closing “China > Rider” is also well played, and always a treat in the 1st set. The only down side to this show is the 2nd set opener, “My Brother Esau”, played at 10 of the 13 dates on this tour, “The new Bobby Tune” or “Wandering the Land” is what we called it in Hampton. This was the second and last time it would appear in the 2nd set, not a great way to start the set. With the exception of one time in 1986, all six versions of “Maybe you Know” where played during the East Coast Spring ’83 tour and this version rocks. I like this song, don’t know why it was shelved and never really dusted off again. The “Bertha > Estimated > Eyes “ that follows are all well played, without any real highlights, just solid and enjoyable. The meat of this show starts in “Space”; very dark, deep distortion leads to a powerful “Throwing Stones”, with an amazing jam, the final vocals are also strong. Since “Throwing Stones” was not yet mated with “Not Fade Away” to end the set, ( 1st done this tour in Binghamton) it lead to a very good “Morning Dew”, Phil is all over this version, not sung with the passion of the great versions, but still very well played and the final jam builds nicely. A rocking “Sugar Magnolia” closes the set. The final 40-minutes of this show are top notch and make this a valuable addition to your ‘83 collection. I have listened to it twice in the last 4-months after not hearing it since it was at the show almost 30-years ago. The soundboard copy I have did have any annoying digital buzz every now and then and I will looks for a cleaner copy.
- (10/16/2012)


Brent absolutely hit it out of the park on Maybe you know! yeah why they stopped playing that is anyone's guess
- (11/13/2015)


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Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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