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The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA

Set 1:
Cold Rain And Snow
Promised Land
C.C. Rider
Brown-Eyed Women
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Big Railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
It's All Over Now
Might As Well

Set 2:
Shakedown Street
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance
Terrapin Station
The Other One
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia

Baby Blue

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This is the greatest show I ever saw of many.

Agreed, great show. After a fairly short show the night before, they pulled out all the stops. Great opening tune on a night filled with harsh weather conditions.

My first Dead show ever - been hooked since. Great second set that I was lucky enough to get a copy of. Still know the cord in Shakedown that sealed me being a deadhead.

My first tape and it was a soundboard!..converted it to cd recently..(thank you alan s)....Truckin-other one-morning dew simply awesome!

I was snowed out of NYC, where I live. Stuck in Philly, tuning on the radio, heard China Cat, heard the DJ say that "Well, NYC is snowed out, but the show is on here tonight". I went to the Spectrum, bought a ticket. Probably my 60th show. A great one. During intermission, I ran into a guy from my NYC neighborhood who hda moved away 15 years earlier.

I remember there was a blizzard going on during the show and watching the snow through the Spectrum windows.... The Cold Rain & Snow was a givin' for that night. It took us 4 hours to drive back to NY.
- (05/27/2008)

Relatively new Dead Head at this time. Remember walking in light snow from parking lot to Spectrum Great opening song and it kept getting better. Without a doubt, the best show I have ever seen!
- (03/29/2009)

Best sailor-saint i've ever heard shakedown jams at the end heard this on gd hour gans broke in after shakedown and says 'i hate breakin into a continues sequence of songs but this set goes on uninterupted for an hour and a half and i have to break somewhere' is there any wonder we love this band
-Stagger lee (06/30/2009)

My 1st show - changed my life
- (04/18/2010)

I was at this show and the guy that said he watched a blizzard rage outside while the the dead played must have been on some good acid cause their was no blizzard in philly that night. the city of brotherly love was given only a glancing blow by a monster east coast storm . in philadelphia and points east and south the late winter storm dumped a lot of cold rain and some wet snow as well as very high winds . by showtime the storm was gone from the philadelphia area and all that remained were high very cold winds and an occasional snow flurry. hence the opener of 'cold rain and snow" was well chosen. new york city on the otherhand was indeed nailed by a blizzard but as i said it had no effect on the philadelphia show!
- (02/23/2011)

Morning Dew-Top notch version...Jerry's vocals r spot on as well as his in full swing & it's not the end of the set yet!!!
-Perrinswolf (06/17/2011)

Will be Road Trips vol. 4, no. 4. Great second set!
-Ed (07/19/2011)

Pretty good show; the RT release sounds very professional, and certainly they've cleaned up a lot of the pervasive problems from the soundboard.

Set 1 - Looks Like Rain is a beaut. The rest of the set is solid, if not amazing - they don't really bust out into anything but don't forget the lyrics too badly, either...

Set 2 - Shakedown, yes! Morning Dew - of course. The latter is undoubtedly the reason this show was released officially.

I actually like the filler from the previous night better on the official release. But there's nothing really to complain about here - good show from a great year.
- (04/06/2014)

Went to couple hundred shows in the early 1980's especially in 1982 and this was definitely my favorite show. It also happened to be local for me. Was way into the taper seen at the time. Drove through some harsh weather and place was only 3/4 full. Opening with Cold Rain was awesome. Listen to the "conversation" between Jerry's guitar and Brent's piano during Shakedown. Phil lets out a whopper of a bass note that shook the building during Terrapin and it is my favorite Morning Dew. Except for Cornell 77 which I wasn't at. Just a great vibe.

- (02/14/2015)

My first and only Dead show. Living in Lawrenceville NJ for the winter and my cool landlord bought me a ticket as a birthday present. A carload of us headed out in the middle of a raging snowstorm. I was literally blown away by the show. We got back home late and couldn't get up the long driveway to the old farmhouse. We had to wade through knee high snow drifts a half mile in the middle of a blizzard. Grateful not to be Dead.
- (09/29/2019)

Road Trips Volume 4 Number 4

Disc 1

Cold Rain and Snow 6:05
Promised Land 5:22
Candyman 6:28
C.C. Rider 8:49
Brown-Eyed Women 5:36
Mama Tried 2:24
Mexicali Blues 4:50
Big Railroad Blues 4:01
Looks Like Rain 8:50
Jack-A-Roe 4:55
It's All Over Now 6:59
Might As Well 4:24

Disc 2

Shakedown Street 13:16
Lost Sailor 6:20
Saint of Circumstance 6:32
Terrapin Station 11:58
Rhythm Devils 12:07
Space 8:49

Disc 3

Truckin' 6:42
The Other One 2:11
Morning Dew 12:09
Sugar Magnolia 8:52
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 7:30

-Bookkeeper (04/13/2020)

Not a lot of boundary pushing here, but a really solid show that is nothing but listening bliss. I especially like the Shakedown - Lost Sailor - Saint sequence.

I understand that there are issues/limitations with the recording quality from most of the 1980's official Vault library, but I think a boxed set from this era (early 80's) is long overdue. I'd love to see/hear it come to fruition.
- (07/16/2020)

A fantastic show. It was “Onion”snowstorm as the old timers called it. Next day snow was gone. Rambunctious Might as Well to end 1st set that pours gas ⛽️ on the 2nd !!! My mouth was open for weeks.
- (08/06/2020)

40th anniversary of this show, and a very very good show indeed. From start to finish, the band was in high spirits and fine form.

I want to note that the Morning Dew was a breakout for Philadelphia at the time. I had never seen one played (I had been to about 10 shows at the time).

The last Morning Dew played in Philadelphia prior to this show was almost 10 years prior (Spectrum 9/21/72). There were only a few Morning Dews played within 100 miles of Philadelphia in the years prior to 4/6/82 (Passaic 1977, Landover 1979, Uniondale 1980). So most Philadelphia-based Deadheads my age had never seen it played live. When Jerry played the first notes of Morning Dew, the crowd roared. And it was a very good version.

Funny thing is that after this, the Grateful Dead then went on to play Morning Dew in Philadelphia in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992 and 1994. :-)
- (04/06/2022)

Probably the best show of 1982 but my opinion is very biased. 6 inches of snow that day, super sketchy drive for a bunch of teenagers!

Run me out in the cold rain and snow!
-80s Head (06/09/2023)

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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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