Grateful Dead: Candy Man
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, CA, (6/21/71)

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Grateful Dead: Candy Man
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena (10/27/91)

Purely a touring ensemble by 1991 - their final studio album, 1989’s Built To Last was no classic - Grateful Dead were nevertheless as active as they’d ever been, and indeed between 1990 and 1995 the band earned $285 million, second only to The Rolling Stones in tour revenue for the period. Their show at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, on 27th October 91, featuring both Carlos Santana and Gary Duncan on a brace of tracks, was, as-almost-ever, considered extraordinary by fans. Emotional is indeed the word here to describe this show; there is a voodoo to a great many of these songs in terms of their placement and interpretation - Sugar Magnolia to open, a just-ironic-enough Touch of Grey to close the first set. 2nd set is top notch; Gary Duncan's playing is much more prominent than Santana's in the extended Mona-jam, which evokes some great multi-dueling-guitar moments.


Disc 1:
Sugar Magnolia
Walkin' Blues
When I Paint My
Touch of Grey
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Samson and Delilah

Disc 2:
Iko Iko* >
Hey Bo Diddley* >
Mona* >
drums >
space >
The Wheel >
I Need a Miracle >
Wharf Rat >
Good Lovin'
e: Knockin' on Heaven's Door

*with Carlos Santana and Gary Duncan