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10/08/84
The Centrum - Worcester, MA

Set 1:
Iko Iko
Beat It On Down The Line
Candyman
C.C. Rider
Bird Song
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication
Deal

Set 2:
Terrapin Station
Samson And Delilah
I Just Wanna Make Love To You
I Need A Miracle
Drums
Truckin'
Wharf Rat
Not Fade Away

Encore:
U.S. Blues

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Comments:

worth the download. Very long and good version of Terrapin
-LaughingBones


Laughing Bones knows his sh*t....


-Bossgobbler (11/23/2013)


Second to last Lazy Lighnin' for some reason Supplication lived on while the lightnin' faded away.
-Murphy (12/09/2013)


Internet archive provides a couple decent reviews of this show. I made a brief comment on 10-9-84. Over 3 decades since the GD fall 1984 tour and still amazed.

10-8-84 and 10-9-84 were different shows - both with deep value. 10-8-84 was a lot looser with an occasional flaw, but 10-8-84 has something only a hand full of shows in the second half of the Dead's career had -- some serious jamming beyond the typical GD concert (which are known for their instrumental interplay). I am writing this review because this show stands out. Not a perfect show. Not one of the great shows. But certainly a very unique show.

The first set is well-played although Iko may be a little low key at points. 1st set has some lengthy versions of CC Rider (8:23), Birdsong (12:00), LL > Supplication clocks in at 9:43 -- about 75 seconds longer than the typical pairing and Deal 7:53. All interesting versions. Killer takes of BIODTL and Candyman.

2nd set is obviously unique opening with an excellent version of Terrapin Station and a nice jam at the end (15:10). There is an early hint at Samson, but the band is not able to fluidly segue into the song. They circle around and more direct attack the intro. Next is I Just Want To Make Love To You -- played only 4 times in their career. This is played fast, with great Brent vocals, and ends up a jammed out version into Miracle. Then Miracle is jammed out with a lengthy instrumental that changes a fe times before drums. Mainly noodling at the end, but this pre-drums way more than a minute or two of unique ensemble interplay. Jerry just rips Make Love To You -- blistering!! Make Love To You >> Miracle and the jam out to drums is nearly 24 minutes. Small issue here is vocally Bob has trouble with Miracle, especially the 2nd verse. Too bad.

Drums nd space are full-front and well-performed (about 18 mins). Truckin' comes sneaking out of space and is well-sung and well-played. Nice segue into Wharf Rat that is also well-performed and again segued into into a hot NFA. Excellent trifecta post-space -- 26 mins.

Yes, there are shows where an 18 minute Birdsong has been played or the 45 minute PITB or an interesting jam after Terrapin into drums, but for the GD 1980s this is a definitely quite unique performance.

I doubt the will ever be an official release, but would be interesting with 10-9-84. Lots of amazing music between these 2 concerts let alone the rest of Fall 84. Glad I was there!

Sorry for the lengthy review, but this show really required it.
--Taper Mike (12/01/2020)


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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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