Grateful Dead Live at Ventura County Fairgrounds on 1982-07-18


Grateful Dead, “Grateful Dead Live at Ventura County Fairgrounds on 1982-07-18,” Grateful Dead Archive Online, accessed February 8, 2016,


Set 1

New Minglewood Blues
Friend Of The Devil
Mama Tried ->
Mexicali Blues
Ramble On Rose
Looks Like Rain ->

Set 2

Samson And Delilah ->
Franklin's Tower
Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Ship Of Fools
Crazy Fingers ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Not Fade Away ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Sugar Magnolia

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction ->
Brokedown Palace


  • I obtained this show in the mid-90s when I was living in Santa Barbara, just up the coast from the show site. I traded with a guy somewhere on the central coast - San Luis Obispo, I think - who claimed his copy was right off the AUD master, making mine 2nd gen. He SWORE me never to circulate it, ever, and he was a real prick about it. The thought recently occurred to me that the tape was made by Dan Healy or other band personnel at the board, which would explain both the superior quality and the attempt to restrict circulation, but I have no evidence of that. This is a crisp recording, previously uncirculated and an upgrade to both versions currently available on LMA. A wonderful show featuring one of the very best Losers ever, and the first Crazy Fingers since 76.

    Patch info:

    Patched with Senn 441 FOB recording by Ohr Weinberg, shnid 17030 via LMA.

    Patches include crowd and opening few seconds of Minglewood, first few notes of FOTD, six minutes of drums and :05 of Brokedown Palace, as well as various transitions and tuning breaks.

    Location of microphones must have been close to Ohr's mics. Nearly all the same crowd sounds are audible on both.


  • 161:12.16

Donor and Provenance:

  • Master cassette -> metal cassette x 2 -> CD-R (Sony K717ES -> Marantz CDR500) -> Audacity -> FLAC; Pitch adjusted - 1% to match patch source.

Accession Number:

  • gd1982-07-18.fob.unknown.vansant.100203.flac16

Archival Resource Key:

  • ark:/38305/g4bv7h6k


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