1986/07/02 Akron, OH AUD

Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Grateful Dead – Mega-rare restored five-LP monster vinyl set with extras “Joint Ventures” Rubber Bowl, Akron Ohio 1986-07-02 AUD (Happy Thanksgiving Dime!)

Well well well, that’s a mouthful…

What you are getting on the vinyl set is believed to be the entire performances of Dylan and Petty, plus most of the Grateful Dead set. The first four tracks of the Dead’s performance are missing, but not to worry they have been included from one of the Internet Archive sources so you may have the entire show.

The title of this box set has two meanings. The first of course is that all three bands are performing together at times in various combinations. You get Dylan with Petty’s band, Dylan with the Dead, and the Dead performing Dylan without him, and also without Jerry. The second meaning refers to the fact that recording this show was a coopertative effort, that there is more than one taper in wildly different places in the audience. The recording is clear but of inconsistent quality, ranging from very good to excellent.

Now on to the performances themselves. Perhaps the best of them is Tom Petty. He sounds cool, relaxed, and is having a great time. Dylan as some of you may remember was going through somewhat of a personal identity crisis at the time. As a result, the man sounds like a speeding bullet freight train. He is over-the-top energetic with a slightly hoarse voice. I loved the show he gave on this night, but you can feel the demon forces pushing.

Now, on to the Grateful Dead. The beginning and middle are fine, then we get to “Desolation Row”. Jerry (for reasons probably health-related) walks off the stage and Weir carries on without him. It’s a unique performance, and quite good. But the group’s energy begins to suffer and the “Box Of Rain” encore is a bit painful to listen to. I’ve seen reviews of their set on this night, with some calling it their worst show ever. I can’t agree at all with that based upon just a clinker of an encore, it sure was fun getting to that point.

Setlist as played (corrected from album, but please supply additional corrections if needed)

Bob Dylan and the Hearbreakers

Shake A Hand
Positively 4th Street
Clean Cut Kid
I’ll Remember You
Trust Yourself
Lucky Old Sun
Masters Of War

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Straight Into Darkness
Rock Me
The Wait
Breakdown

Bob Dylan Solo

To Ramona
One Too Many Mornings
It Ain’t Me Babe

Bob Dylan and the Heartbreakers

I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know
Band Of The Hand
When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky
Lonesome Town
Ballad Of A Thin Man

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Even The Losers
Spike
Don’t Do Me Like That
Refugee

Bob Dylan and the Heartbreakers

Rainy Day Women #12 & #35

Seeing The Real You At Last
Across The Borderline
I And I
Like A Rolling Stone
In The Garden
Blowin’ In The Wind
Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache

Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

The Grateful Dead

Alabama Getaway (NOT ON VINYL, IN EXTRAS FOLDER)
Greatest Story Ever Told (NOT ON VINYL, IN EXTRAS FOLDER)
They Love Each Other (NOT ON VINYL, IN EXTRAS FOLDER)

The Grateful Dead with Bob Dylan

Little Red Rooster (NOT ON VINYL, IN EXTRAS FOLDER)
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (order switched with following on LP)
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Dylan and Garcia split vocals)(order switched with previous on LP)

The Grateful Dead

Candyman
Me And My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Don’t Ease Me In
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Playing In The Band (mostly without Garcia)
Desolation Row (without Garcia)
Drums
Space
Truckin’
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia
E: Box Of Rain

Notes: As indicated, this is the setlist for the night. “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” was put at the end of side six and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” was put at the beginning of side seven, but the order is switched for LP space purposes.

And there you have it.

The source for the extras is AUD->DAT->CDr->SHN->TLH->FLAC and is SHNID 12934 (sbeok). It’s been converted from SHN to FLAC.There were no sector boundary errors to begin with.

Lineage: Various AUD recorders ->? ->LP set -> Sound Forge-> click and crackle removal->FLAC via TLH, level 6, sectors aligned and verified, FLAC integrity checked.

Enjoy!

A DoinkerTape

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