Alpine Valley Music Theatre 1988-06-23
Unfortunately no official release, as far I know.
It is available to listen at:
I broke it in two sections as the whole show came up.
I was hoping to find a better recording, imagine my surprise when I saw who taped it. I have second generation cassettes of the show, as Craig is a friend of mine. We were both there. It includes some of my favorites, “It Must Have Been The Roses”, “He’s Gone”, a really fine “Morning Dew”, a rare live performance of “Believe It Or Not” *, and closed the run with “Brokedown Palace”.
*It was never released on an official release, but is on the box set “So Many Roads” minus the lead guitar that Jerry intended to add at a later date.
This show includes two of the three songs I want played at my memorial. Starting with the Crash Test Dummies “At My Funeral”, midway through “He’s Gone” and “Brokedown Palace” at the end.
If you are getting into the Dead, I would also suggest that you check out the Jerry Garcia Band, the double CD released on Arista, just titled “Jerry Garcia Band”. It has what I think is the best version of Dylan’s “Simple Twist Of Fate” and also a fine version of “That Lucky Old Sun”. And Volume 8 of JGB releases, available at the Jerry Garcia website. Check out his artwork, I believe most of it was done with an air brush.
A Betty Board were shows taped by Betty Cantor, taken off the soundboard, I think from the front of the house board. Often the taper section would be given access to the board out in the audience. It would have so many Y-adaptors, I often wondered if the output could drive 10+ tape recorders.
My friend usually taped from his seat, using a pair of Sennhieser mikes. We went to see David Crosby, I think it was his first tour after getting out of prison. He smuggled in his recorder and a mike in each sleeve. He would talk to the people around us, and take their addresses. For being quiet during the songs, he would send them a copy of the tapes.