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Listen To The Grateful Dead & Bob Dylan Perform Three Sets Together, On This Day In 1987

Back in 1987, Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead teamed up for an unforgettable summer tour. Dylan had been coming off a series of unsuccessful releases, and first teamed up with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for a tour. Dylan and the Dead would perform in both 1986 and 1987, though the July 1987 series would ultimately make its way onto the live album releases.

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While the live album was written off as underwhelming, there’s still a lot to love about the show on July 24th, 1987 at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, CA. After two great sets of the Grateful Dead to get things going, it was the third set that featured the full collaboration between Dylan and Dead members. Jerry Garcia really works his magic in the Dylan catalog, and the rest of the band members give their all for the performance. It’s a true testament to their musicianship to be able to support Dylan and his unique style, but this show sees the Dead really pulling together for the cause.

Fortunately, we have some taped audio to reflect back on this great performance. Listen to the full show, streaming below, via taper Russ Cansler:

SETLIST: Grateful Dead & Bob Dylan | Oakland-Alameda Coliseum | Oakland, CA | 7/24/87

Set 1

Funiculi Funicula
Tico Tico Tuning
Jack Straw ->
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
My Brother Esau
Friend Of The Devil
Me And My Uncle ->
Big River
When Push Comes To Shove
Far From Me
Cassidy ->
Deal

Set 2

Hell In A Bucket ->
Scarlet Begonias
Playing In The Band ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Uncle John’s Band ->
Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
I Need A Miracle ->
Bertha ->
Sugar Magnolia

Set 3

The Times They Are A-Changin’
Man Of Peace
Maggie’s Farm
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
I Want You
Highway Revisited
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Shelter From The Storm
Slow Train
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore
Touch Of Grey
All Along The Watchtower