This bootleg is a recording of one of these six concerts, the venue being the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon and took place on July 19, 1987. The day before the concert there was a record rainfall. Concert day was a record high heat day. . . Humid and Hot. It was amazing that the Dead could even play in such conditions. The atmosphere was festive and sweaty, the portable showers set up near the back of the stadium got a fair amount of use. A skywriter wrote 'IMPEACH REAGAN' during The Grateful Dead's concert bracket, which got the crowd going.
This concert has been released as a bootleg under many titles: 'Bridget's Album' (Pharting Pharoao Records), 'In The Heart Of Oregon'. (Flamingo Records), 'Mad Mystic Hammering' (B & W Records) and 'Together We’re Strong' (Archive Series); and also officially as 'Dylan & The Dead' in 1989.
The sound on this 70+ minute CD is pretty good, maybe a 8/10 (although Dylan's vocals on the first 3-4 tracks are a little faint), and if it was any better it would be as good as the official release 'Dylan & The Dead'. The audience applause in between songs has been expertly edited to allow the full show to be presented. It is a shame that Dylan doesn't like to banter with the audience but I guess he's too focused on remembering the lyrics to his songs. This CD, along with companion Vol. 1 (does anyone have this?), was manufactured in Australia.
Concert Review (by Augy)
I remember and from my recordings I have in storage, this was the most interesting of the three west coast Dylan/Dead performances, although Oakland was probably best overall. I was particularly enthused about the rare numbers they played at each show, but this one especially!
Namely, "Heart of Mine" I just love that tune ! It has just a beautiful, although repetitive chord progression.
|Autzen Stadium Eugene 1987|
|Dylan & Garcia|
|Dylan & The Grateful Dead, 1987|
This post consists of MP3's (320kps) ripped from my JOKER CD bootleg and includes full album artwork. The track listing for this concert indicates that they played 2 songs for their encore "Touch of Grey" and "All Along The Watchtower".
For some reason "Touch Of Grey" is missing from this bootleg which is strange, as there would have been room on the CD for its inclusion.
Nevertheless, the other 14 tracks are all here for your enjoyment.
01 Maggie's Farm
02 Dead Man Dead Man
03 Watching the River Flow
04 Simple Twist Of Fate
05 Ballad Of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
06 Stuck Inside Of Mobile
07 Heart Of Mine
08 It's All Over Now Baby Blue
09 Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
10 Queen Jane Approximately
11 Ballad Of A Thin Man
12 Highway 61 Revisited
13 Tangled Up In Blue
14 All Along The Watchtower
Bob Dylan — vocals, guitar
Jerry Garcia — lead guitar, backing vocals
Bob Weir — guitar, backing vocals
Brent Mydland — keyboards, backing vocals
Phil Lesh — bass
Mickey Hart — drums
Bill Kreutzmann —drums
Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead Live Link (141Mb)