Grateful Dead: Spring 1990 (The Other One)

CD427 - 23 CD box set
Rhino records 2014

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Grateful Dead:
Spring 1990 (The Other One)

Some consider Spring 1990 the last great Grateful Dead tour. That it may be. In spite of outside difficulties and downsides, nothing could deter the Grateful Dead from crafting lightness from darkness. They were overwhelmingly triumphant in doing what they came to do, what they did best - forging powerful explorations in music. Yes, it was the music that would propel their legacy further, young fans joining the ranks with veteran Dead Heads, Jerry wondering "where do they keep coming from?" - a sentiment that still rings true today, a sentiment that offers up another opportunity for an exceptional release from a tour that serves as transcendental chapter in the Grateful Dead masterpiece.

With Spring 1990 (The Other One), you'll have the chance to explore another eight complete shows from this chapter, the band elevating their game to deliver inspired performances of concert staples ("Tennessee Jed" and "Sugar Magnolia"), exceptional covers (Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece" and the band's last performance of the Beatles' "Revolution") and rare gems (the first "Loose Lucy" in 16 years) as well as many songs from Built To Last, which had been released the previous fall and would become the Dead's final studio album. Also among the eight is one of the most sought-after shows in the Dead canon: the March, 29, 1990 show at Nassau Coliseum, where Grammy®-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis sat in with the group. The entire second set is one continuous highlight, especially the breathtaking version of "Dark Star."

For those of you who are keeping track, this release also marks a significant milestone as now, across the two Spring 1990 boxed sets, Dozin At The Knick, and Terrapin Limited, the entire spring tour of 1990 has been officially released, making it only the second Grateful Dead tour, after Europe 1972, to have that honor. Due to ship out September 9.

Features:
144-page paperback book with essays by Nicholas G. Meriwether and Blair Jackson
A portfolio with three art prints by Jessica Dessner
Replica ticket stubs and backstage passes for all eight shows
8 complete shows on 23 discs:
3/14/90 Capital Centre, Landover, MD
3/18/90 Civic Center, Hartford, CT 3/21/90 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario
3/25/90 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
3/28/90 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
3/29/90 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (featuring Branford Marsalis)
4/1/90 The Omni, Atlanta, GA
4/3/90 The Omni, Atlanta, GA

Recorded by long-time Grateful Dead audio engineer John Cutler
Mixed from the master 24-track analog tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir's TRI Studios
Mastered to HDCD specs by David Glasser
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 9,000

- 159 tracks, of which over half are unique songs - First-ever live performance of The Band's "The Weight" - Features the sought after 3/29/90 Nassau Coliseum show with Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis

"Every single show on this tour was exceptional, the type that had you walking out scratching your head about the omnipresent greatness of the performances."
- David Lemieux

"Each of the shows included here adds another link to the chain; each of them sketches another segment that suddenly, subtly changes everything, simply by being: showing, saying, beckoning with another set of moments, frozen in time, filled by some of the most distinctive music the Dead ever played. Here is more proof of why Spring 1990 matters; but then there is more. Each show answers another question; each show fills in another part of the tapestry that weaves together the Spring 1990 tour."
- Nicholas G. Meriwether

"Of all the guest musicians who shared the Dead's stage through the year - and they were many and varied - none embodied both the Dead's adventurous, questing spirit and their obsession with beautiful melodies and accessible structures quite like Branford did."
- Blair Jackson

"When I agreed to sit in with the Dead in 1990, I didn't know what to expect, aurally or visually. What I experienced was what I remembered music to be in my younger years, something that I'd felt was lost long ago. Process over product. No set lists, light shows and costumes required, but music first. It's an experience I will always remember with great fondness."
- Branford Marsalis

Setlists:

Show #1 Capital Center, Landover, MD (3/14/90)
Disc 1
1. COLD RAIN AND SNOW [6:56] 2. FEEL LIKE A STRANGER [7:44] 3. NEVER TRUST A WOMAN [6:27] 4. MAMA TRIED> [2:31] 5. BIG RIVER [5:21] 6. LOOSE LUCY [6:56] 7. STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN [8:50] 8. ROW JIMMY [10:17] 9. LET IT GROW [11:54]
Disc 2

1. CRAZY FINGERS> [8:12] 2. PLAYING IN THE BAND> [10:27] 3. UNCLE JOHN'S BAND> [8:05] 4. JAM> [7:12] 5. DRUMS> [7:38] 6. SPACE> [6:34] 7. DEAR MR. FANTASY> [5:53] 8. I NEED A MIRACLE> [4:07] 9. BLACK PETER> [7:53] 10. TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT [6:01] 11. BLACK MUDDY RIVER [6:00]

Show #2 Civic Center, Hartford, CT (3/18/90)
Disc 1
1. SHAKEDOWN STREET> [12:45] 2. LITTLE RED ROOSTER [9:28] 3. STAGGER LEE [5:29] 4. ME AND MY UNCLE> [3:08] 5. MEXICALI BLUES [5:22] 6. FRIEND OF THE DEVIL [8:44] 7. JUST A LITTLE LIGHT [5:55] 8. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [5:32] 9. RAMBLE ON ROSE [8:02] 10. THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED [7:38]
Disc 2

1. IKO IKO [8:08] 2. LOOKS LIKE RAIN [8:27] 3. HE'S GONE> [8:56] 4. TRUCKIN'> [8:54] 5. SPOONFUL> [7:19] 6. DRUMS [6:52]
Disc 3

1. SPACE> [11:23] 2. THE WHEEL> [5:49] 3. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER> [6:06] 4. MORNING DEW [11:32] 5. U.S. BLUES [5:31]

Show #3 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3/21/90)
Disc 1
1. MISSISSIPPI HALF-STEP UPTOWN TOODELOO [8:33] 2. NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES [7:36] 3. FAR FROM ME [5:05] 4. QUEEN JANE APPROXIMATELY [6:29] 5. LOOSE LUCY [7:27] 6. VICTIM OR THE CRIME> [8:07] 7. STANDING ON THE MOON> [8:00] 8. PROMISED LAND [4:53]
Disc 2

1. HEY POCKY WAY [7:10] 2. CRAZY FINGERS> [07:38] 3. CUMBERLAND BLUES [5:30] 4. ESTIMATED PROPHET> [11:51] 5. HE'S GONE> [12:42] 6. DRUMS> [9:37]
Disc 3
1. SPACE> [7:39] 2. I NEED A MIRACLE> [4:16] 3. WHARF RAT> [8:41] 4. THROWING STONES> [8:59] 5. TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT [6:51] 6. KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR [7:10]

Show #4 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany NY (3/25/90)
Disc 1
1. GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD> [4:06] 2. TOUCH OF GREY [6:42] 3. WANG DANG DOODLE [7:22] 4. NEVER TRUST A WOMAN [7:36] 5. JACK-A-ROE [4:36] 6. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [5:27] 7. BIRD SONG [13:08] 8. LET IT GROW [11:36]
Disc 2

1. EYES OF THE WORLD> [13:26] 2. SAMSON AND DELILAH [7:47] 3. CRAZY FINGERS> [7:21] 4. TRUCKIN'> [7:43] 5. SPOONFUL> [5:37] 6. DRUMS [9:59]
Disc 3

1. SPACE> [8:58] 2. I WILL TAKE YOU HOME> [4:18] 3. GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD> [6:58] 4. BLACK PETER> [9:09] 5. AROUND AND AROUND [6:45] 6. THE MIGHTY QUINN (QUINN THE ESKIMO) [4:40]

Show #5 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (3/28/90)
Disc 1
1. COLD RAIN AND SNOW> [6:29] 2. NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES [7:27] 3. EASY TO LOVE YOU [5:48] 4. HIGH TIME [6:14] 5. QUEEN JANE APPROXIMATELY [6:32] 6. LOOSE LUCY [6:11] 7. CASSIDY> [6:06] 8. DEAL [8:18]
Disc 2

1. FOOLISH HEART> [10:21] 2. LOOKS LIKE RAIN> [8:09] 3. CUMBERLAND BLUES> [5:50] 4. THE WEIGHT [5:46] 5. HEY POCKY WAY> [X:xx] 6. DRUMS [11:17]
Disc 3

1. SPACE> [9:22] 2. THE OTHER ONE> [6:52] 3. WHARF RAT> [10:35] 4. GOOD LOVIN' [7:52] 5. REVOLUTION [4:55]

Show #6 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (3/29/90)
Disc 1
1. JACK STRAW> [6:15] 2. BERTHA [6:59] 3. WE CAN RUN [6:04] 4. RAMBLE ON ROSE [8:08] 5. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [6:02] 6. BIRD SONG> [13:05] 7. PROMISED LAND [4:46]
Disc 2

1. EYES OF THE WORLD> [16:33] 2. ESTIMATED PROPHET> [14:47] 3. DARK STAR> [18:19] 4. DRUMS [10:22]
Disc 3

1. SPACE> [7:53] 2. DARK STAR> [2:46] 3. THE WHEEL> [4:23] 4. THROWING STONES> [9:25] 5. TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT [7:41] 6. KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR [8:24]

Show #7 The Omni, Atlanta, GA (4/1/90)
Disc 1
1. TOUCH OF GREY [6:41] 2. WALKIN' BLUES [6:27] 3. JUST A LITTLE LIGHT [6:12] 4. CANDYMAN [7:20] 5. ME AND MY UNCLE> [3:05] 6. BIG RIVER [5:28] 7. ALTHEA [8:09] 8. VICTIM OR THE CRIME> [9:55] 9. TO LAY ME DOWN> [9:24] 10. THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED [7:55]
Disc 2
1. CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER> [5:33] 2. I KNOW YOU RIDER [4:51] 3. SHIP OF FOOLS> [7:50] 4. MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER> [7:54] 5. DRUMS [7:30]
Disc 3
1. SPACE> [11:48] 2. DEAR MR. FANTASY> [5:42] 3. HEY JUDE> [2:37] 4. TRUCKIN'> [7:00] 5. STELLA BLUE> [10:21] 6. SUGAR MAGNOLIA [9:15] 7. IT'S ALL OVER NOW BABY BLUE [7:40]

Show #8 The Omni, Atlanta, GA (4/3/90)
Disc 1
1. SHAKEDOWN STREET [12:15] 2. HELL IN A BUCKET> [6:17] 3. SUGAREE [11:24] 4. WE CAN RUN [6:55] 5. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [5:17] 6. ROW JIMMY [10:11] 7. PICASSO MOON [7:14] 8. TENNESSEE JED> [7:39] 9. PROMISED LAND [4:42]
Disc 2
1. ESTIMATED PROPHET> [14:03] 2. SCARLET BEGONIAS> [6:57] 3. CRAZY FINGERS> [8:06] 4. PLAYING IN THE BAND> [11:40] 5. DRUMS [8:17]
Disc 3
1. SPACE> [6:56] 2. I WILL TAKE YOU HOME> [4:17] 3. GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD> [6:14] 4. THROWING STONES> [8:42] 5. NOT FADE AWAY [7:27] 6. WE BID YOU GOODNIGHT [3:14]

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