One from the early 80’s-era, and the first featured show on The Dead Zone from outside the U.S. This show in Barcelona was the last of 14 European dates the Grateful Dead played in October before heading back stateside to finish out 1981. During our show on JEMP Radio, we highlighted most of the second set, which opened with a wicked upbeat (borderline disco-tempo) “Scarlet Begonias,” running straight through to the usually-ethereal (and this is no exception) “Stella Blue.” They even threw in a location-appropriate “Spanish Jam.”
This is also the first Dead Zone installment that featured a listener-suggested show. So thanks to Kevin Whalen from Boston, MA for throwing this one out there for inclusion. As we often say, we haven’t heard ’em all, but we’d sure like to try. Check out the Barcelona show in its entirety below, and dig some ’81. And don’t furgit: You got a favorite show you’d like us to feature on an upcoming DZ, shoot us a note, or hit us up on Twitter.