Do you know about archive.org? You can find quality recordings of almost any Dead show there. Free! Yay internet & all it’s treasures.
Here is an example of how to use it: Al Franken’s favorite version of Althea is from Naussau Coliseum, 5/16/1980. You can actually google just 5/16/80 and you will get a link to this show on archive.org. When you click the link you will be able to listen to the whole show – or just select Althea. Link to that show. Cool or what?
While you’re at it, I recommend this version of Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again from 7-7-89 on youtube. (I loved it when the Dead did Dylan.)
Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
– Jerry Garcia