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Hartford Civic Center - Hartford, CT

Set 1:
Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
They Love Each Other
Mama Tried
Big River
C.C. Rider
Tennessee Jed
Hell In A Bucket
Day Job

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Eyes Of The World
Spanish Jam
The Other One
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues

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Dick's Picks 6

jerry sounds like he's not there for the first set - 2nd makes up

this show confirms my theory that dick made his picks by a lottery system

this particuular scarlet/fire is the most inspired version i've ever heard. Jerry was simply in the zone.

i dont know what you people are talking about.. that 2nd set is incredible. they were all connected. my favorite version of scarlet>fire. the Estimated>Eyes makes me speechless everytime i hear it.

best show of '83. confirmed.


Now I remember why I faded away from the GD from 1982 to 1988... Garcia (notably the voice) just ain't there.
-Laurent (11/17/2009)

This is the show where Trey says he was converted from Metalhead to Deadhead.
-Anonymous (03/30/2010)

spanish jam, Daddy likey
-steve (09/16/2010)

This is a Dick 's Pick because of the 2nd set.
-Anonymous (08/06/2012)

Set 1 - has plenty of problems lyrically - clearly Dick didn't choose this show based on what was going on here. Highlights worth noting: TLEO, Mama Tried > Big River, Althea > C.C. Rider (what a cool solo from Bobby!). The rest just doesn't gel.

Set 2 - THIS IS THE GOODS. Probably the best overall set of '83 - just gets better and better as it rolls along - 100% dynamite.
- (10/13/2012)

Jerry's brilliance lurks not only in the huge epic jams of the Dead's canon but also in the nooks and crannies of shorter songs. I disagree that this was Dicks sixth pick because of the second set, I think it was for more subtle work in the first set. This show is not phenomenal and the sound quality is not great, BUT listen to Jerry's phrasing during his solo in TLEO, a song no one really talks about. It is heartbreakingly beautiful, a flawless expression of musical genius. Crescendos of bliss rain out of his instrument for a short moment of time. Hands down the best TLEO I've heard. Likewise the Althea here is sensational and archetypal - my favorite version of that song as well. These two versions of these two great songs are offerings from the Dead gods to be placed in your alltime best setlist. For me, better versions of all the other songs in this set can be found elsewhere. Sure the early eighties shows are spotty...this show is totally spotty but its proof that you just need to relax and keep listening because there are gems to be found even in the midst of spotty shows.
- (06/09/2013)

Ok I take it back. The second set is dynamite too. This whole show is pure GOLD!
- (06/17/2013)

Druid, people don't talk about TLEO because i think everyone secretly hates that they changed from a fast version to a laid back slower one. Pitty, jerry gets more intricate with his interludes every time.
-Murphy (11/04/2013)

CC Rider's solo(s) also merit another listen IMHO.
- (12/29/2014)

In Aug. '83, I moved to CT. 10-14-83 my 1st GD show and wow! Really fine fall '83 tour. Just re-listened to DP 6 again. I have a whole new appreciation. Set 2 is beyond words; there is so much occurring and in the end acts as a whole. No one has mentioned Alabama; Jer misses some lyrics, but his playing is uncanny.
- (09/18/2015)

Trey Anastasio 1st show
"like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat"
-Anonymous (02/20/2016)

Solid show from a very good fall '83 tour. As others have noted, Jerry is a little worse for the wear and forgets a significant number of lyrics through the first set: Day Job is especially sloppy. That said, the guitar leads are fiery and wonderful: check TLEO and Big River, where Jerry almost solos through the cue for Bob to continue singing. Second set is the business, with the always welcome Scarlet > Fire > Estimated > Eyes quartet and a lovely Spanish Jam > Other One > Stella Blue sequence post-Drums. P.S. Who's Trey Anastasio?
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (03/04/2019)

Dick's Picks 6

Disc 1

Alabama Getaway 6:06
Greatest Story Ever Told 4:53
They Love Each Other 9:10
Mama Tried 2:49
Big River 6:31
Althea 8:49
C.C. Rider 8:01
Tennessee Jed 8:33
Hell In A Bucket 5:53
Keep Your Day Job 5:57

Disc 2

Scarlet Begonias 14:20
Fire on the Mountain 16:36
Estimated Prophet 13:11
Eyes of the World 17:54

Disc 3

Drums 5:25
Jam 13:06
The Other One 6:10
Stella Blue 9:10
Sugar Magnolia 9:26
U.S. Blues 5:41

-Bookkeeper (07/23/2019)

This show is a monster...The Scarlet>Fire Estimated>Eyes OMG! Favorite versions of each. This Eyes has Jerry rolling and bubbling and twisting, sounding like fractals spinning and swirling in space. It's truly something to behold....
- (06/22/2021)

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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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