Screengrab via Grateful Dead "Truckin'" 10/30/1980
The latest installment in the ongoing Grateful Dead “All The Years Live” video series is available now on the band’s YouTube channel. The new archival release comes in the form of a rendition of “Truckin'”, from October 30th, 1980, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The song came during what was technically the Dead’s third set of the evening, as they played an early acoustic set followed by two electric sets later in the evening, and also joins “Heaven Help The Fool” as the second release from 10/30/1980 to be included in the “All The Years Live” series.
Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux notes in the video’s description,
From the penultimate show of the Radio City Music Hall run in 1980, Truckin’ was also a great song to launch the second set jam. During this period, Truckin’ was generally slotted in one of two places: before the Drums/Space sequence, sending the Dead into an uninterrupted hour-long segued sequence of music, or coming out of Space. Toward the end of the 1980s, it was used almost exclusively in the former slot, but the latter placement of Truckin’ always began a wonderful, uninterrupted, and long sequence of Dead magic.