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Grateful Dead – In And Out Of The Garden: Madison Square Garden ’81 ’82 ’83 (2022) [24-192]

In And Out Of The Garden: MSG ’81 ’82 ’83 (aptly named after the line in “St. Stephen,” which the band played live for the first time in four years at the October 11, 1983, MSG show) offers a front-row seat to the Dead in the early 1980s, an overlooked and underestimated era of rebirth for the band. This is a 17-CD boxed set that celebrates the band’s rich history at “the world’s most famous arena,” introducing six previously unreleased shows recorded at MSG between 1981 and 1983.

Madison Square Garden, the world-famous New York City arena, was a home away from home for the Grateful Dead, a reliable sanctuary where the band would ultimately play 52 shows, a record at the time. The venue’s fine acoustics, combined with the fans’ unbridled energy, consistently brought out the best in the Dead.

At the band’s 2015 induction ceremony into Madison Square Garden’s Walk Of Fame, Bobby Weir said, “This place was both horrifying and titillating with an audience that was discerning but ravenous. We had to rise to the occasion every time.” And as Jerry Garcia famously said, “Madison Square Garden was ‘juiced.’ It had an energy unlike any other venue the Grateful Dead played, particularly of this size, owing to the symbiotic relationship between the Dead, the Dead Heads, and New York City itself, says Grateful Dead legacy manager and archivist David Lemieux. “The Dead didn’t play the Garden until 1979, almost the midpoint of their performing career. but once they got rolling, they made it a home away from home, playing 10 shows in the next 15 years. These performances from 1981, 1982, and 1983 are six of the best the Dead played at the Garden, any of which could have been released on their own. We’re thrilled, though, to allow these six complementary shows to be housed together, each one its own story, its own event, but all contributing to the story that is the entirety of the Dead’s 52 show run at Madison Square Garden.”

Heads:
They got on the bus to the Port Authority, rode in on the Long Island Railroad and the New Jersey Transit line. They traveled North, South, and West on the 1, 2, and 3 subway lines, their numbers growing as they descended upon Penn Station. Some rolled up in those iconic New York yellows. Some walked excitedly through the bright lights of Broadway and Times Square, meeting up with old friends on the way and picking up a few new ones too as they ascended The Garden’s stairs. Maybe you were among them – lightly buzzed on the way in, fully aglow on the way home. New York City was in its prime and damn if the Grateful Dead wasn’t going to rise up to meet it! If you were there, we call on you to join us as we recapture that MSG magic and if you weren’t, we invite you along on the epic journey that is In And Out Of The Garden: MSG ’81 ’82 ’83

Madison Square Garden – March 9, 1981
Madison Square Garden – March 10, 1981
Madison Square Garden – September 20, 1982
Madison Square Garden – September 21, 1982
Madison Square Garden – October 11, 1983
Madison Square Garden – October 12, 1983

Mastered by Jeffrey Norman
Recordings by Dan Healy
Restored and Speed-Corrected audio by Plangent Processes

Digital Download via Dead.net

Release Date: September 23, 2022

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – March 9, 1981
Set 1

  1. Feel Like A Stranger 9:07
  2. Althea 7:52
  3. C.C. Rider 8:00
  4. Ramble On Rose > 7:41
  5. El Paso 5:31
  6. Deep Elem Blues 7:03
  7. Beat It On Down The Line 3:58
  8. Bird Song 11:15
  9. New Minglewood Blues 7:02

Set 2

  1. China Cat Sunflower > 9:33
  2. I Know You Rider > 6:11
  3. Samson And Delilah 7:32
  4. Ship Of Fools 8:57
  5. Estimated Prophet > 13:50
  6. Uncle John’s Band > 11:46
  7. Drums > 10:32
  8. Space > 7:30
  9. The Other One > 7:47
  10. Stella Blue > 9:50
  11. Good Lovin’ 6:51
    Encore:
  12. U.S. Blues 5:32

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – March 10, 1981
Set 1

  1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > 11:29
  2. Franklin’s Tower > 10:51
  3. Me And My Uncle 3:56
  4. It Must Have Been The Roses > 6:14
  5. Little Red Rooster 6:44
  6. Don’t Ease Me In 4:04
  7. Lazy Lightning > 3:21
  8. Supplication 6:33
  9. Brown-Eyed Women > 5:15
  10. Looks Like Rain > 9:09
  11. Deal 7:13

Set 2

  1. Scarlet Begonias > 11:20
  2. Fire On The Mountain > 15:10
  3. Lost Sailor > 6:03
  4. Saint Of Circumstance > 6:37
  5. Jam > 2:57
  6. Drums > 10:20
  7. Space > 2:34
  8. The Wheel > 5:45
  9. China Doll > 6:54
  10. Truckin’ > 8:29
  11. Sugar Magnolia 9:26
    Encore:
  12. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction > 6:10
  13. Brokedown Palace 6:01

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – September 20, 1982
Set 1

  1. Shakedown Street > 12:08
  2. New Minglewood Blues 7:26
  3. Candyman > 6:06
  4. El Paso 5:10
  5. Dupree’s Diamond Blues 6:04
  6. It’s All Over Now 8:01
  7. Never Trust A Woman 7:04
  8. Row Jimmy 10:36
  9. Throwing Stones > 5:55
  10. Keep Your Day Job 5:25

Set 2

  1. Scarlet Begonias > 11:59
  2. Fire On The Mountain 9:27
  3. Man Smart (Woman Smarter) 6:47
  4. Terrapin Station > 11:42
  5. Drums > 8:05
  6. Space > 6:38
  7. Spanish Jam > 2:41
  8. Truckin’ > 6:12
  9. The Other One > 6:00
  10. Stella Blue > 7:52
  11. Sugar Magnolia 8:46
    Encore:
  12. Touch Of Grey 6:51

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – September 21, 1982
Set 1

  1. Playing In The Band > 10:39
  2. Crazy Fingers > 10:05
  3. Me And My Uncle > 3:00
  4. Big River 6:27
  5. West L.A. Fadeaway 8:21
  6. Beat It On Down The Line 3:29
  7. Loser 7:19
  8. Looks Like Rain 8:48
  9. China Cat Sunflower > 7:11
  10. I Know You Rider 5:31

Set 2

  1. Touch Of Grey > 6:47
  2. Samson And Delilah 8:12
  3. High Time 8:13
  4. Estimated Prophet > 13:29
  5. He’s Gone > 10:54
  6. Drums > 6:20
  7. Space > 8:38
  8. Throwing Stones > 6:09
  9. Not Fade Away > 7:12
  10. Black Peter > 9:33
  11. Good Lovin’ 9:51
    Encore:
  12. U.S. Blues 5:07

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – October 11, 1983
Set 1

  1. Wang Dang Doodle 7:48
  2. Jack Straw 5:36
  3. Loser 7:45
  4. Me And My Uncle > 3:16
  5. Mexicali Blues 4:48
  6. Bird Song 11:58
  7. Hell In A Bucket > 5:44
  8. Keep Your Day Job 4:49

Set 2

  1. China Cat Sunflower > 6:48
  2. I Know You Rider 7:51
  3. I Need A Miracle > 4:55
  4. Bertha > 6:07
  5. Jam > 3:36
  6. China Doll > 8:18
  7. Drums > 12:36
  8. Space > 11:12
  9. St. Stephen > 6:47
  10. Throwing Stones > 9:28
  11. Touch Of Grey 7:17
    Encore:
  12. Johnny B. Goode 4:27

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – October 12, 1983
Set 1

  1. Cold Rain And Snow 7:03
  2. New Minglewood Blues 9:14
  3. Ramble On Rose 7:23
  4. My Brother Esau 5:27
  5. It Must Have Been The Roses 6:14
  6. Cassidy 6:17
  7. Cumberland Blues 10:14
  8. Looks Like Rain > 8:39
  9. Might As Well 4:39

Set 2

  1. Help On The Way > 3:53
  2. Slipknot! > 10:05
  3. Franklin’s Tower 14:44
  4. Man Smart (Woman Smarter) 7:35
  5. He’s Gone > 13:00
  6. Drums > 10:19
  7. Space > 14:30
  8. Truckin’ > 7:46
  9. Black Peter > 9:11
  10. Not Fade Away 9:20
    Encore:
  11. Revolution 5:15

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12 thoughts on “Grateful Dead – In And Out Of The Garden: Madison Square Garden ’81 ’82 ’83 (2022) [24-192]

  1. Camphor

    RE: 3/9:
    Charlie Miller : The pitch needed -0.9% when matched to my on pitch sbd source

    Charlie Miller : the levels were unbalanced by about 3db, sometimes more sometimes less but i fixed song by song

    He will look at 3/10 next.

  2. TGOGD

    I thought this might show up today! Thanks mang. Any speed / pitch correction on this, or is this just as released? Somebody mentioned it sounded a bit fast as released. Just curious so I can make note.

    You Rock bro!

    1. Bufford T Justice Post author

      As is… and that was work. They sent out 10-12-83 only at first and ppl kinda fumed.
      That’s why it’s late.
      I read as well that 3-9-81, at least, was @ 1% fast.
      Strange days

      1. TGOGD

        Yeah Brother! 33 GB. Crazy they aren’t pitch corrected this stuff even after Charlie Miller told em it was fast, before release. Hmmm. But you, what you do, perfect!
        Woot!

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