Screengrab via Grateful Dead "They Love Each Other" 12/27/1983
The latest installment in the ongoing “All The Years Live” video series from the Grateful Dead is available now on the band’s YouTube channel. The new archival release features a performance of “They Love Each Other” from the Dead’s concert on December 27th, 1983 at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium in California. The arrival of this version of the tender Hunter/Garcia love song comes one day before Valentine’s Day and showcases a fond midpoint in the band’s career where they could still play smaller rooms like the Civic Auditorium before mainstream success and the excesses of the road began to ravage the group.
As Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux notes in the video’s description,
One of the few songs in the Dead’s repertoire that underwent a dramatic rearrangement during its lifetime, similar to Friend Of The Devil and Loose Lucy. In 1973, They Love Each Other appeared in a peppy arrangement, with a very cool bridge. It was then dropped, only to return in 1976 in a much slower arrangement, without the bridge. It was recorded for Jerry’s Reflections album.
Watch the Dead’s performance of “They Love Each Other” from December 27th, 1983 at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium below.
Grateful Dead – “They Love Each Other – 12/27/1983
The arrival of the pro-shot “They Love Each Other'” is the latest installment in the Dead’s ongoing archival video series. Previous editions of the band’s weekly “All The Years Live” series have included: