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Monday, August 8

"They aren't the best at what they do, they're the only ones who do what they do" This night, they were the best band playing. MSG 9-10-91

"They aren't the best at what they do, they're the only ones who do what they do" This night, they were the best band playing. 
MSG 9-10-91 
Today's show is by far the easiest choice of shows I've picked. It started in 90 and almost all of 91' were great tours. This is one of the best shows as an octet. The players all stay out of each other's way. There is plenty of room for everyone to solo and tastefully hold back and let each member step up and do their thing. Naturally, it's a famous show and I don't believe you're a deadhead if you've never heard it. Still, what better way to start the nineties than with a masterpiece because although there were quite a few bright spots most people agree they could tell Jerry was on his last legs. Hindsight is 20/20 though and that didn't stop you from buying tickets, did it? This show speaks for itself but the Branford and Jerry during "Standing on the Moon" along with the "Help>Slip>Frank" and of course, the "Dark Star" all make this a classic. Marsalis sits in the whole show.  There is some great work on keys by Hornsby, egging on Garcia, during,"It Takes a Train to Laugh". Add the always welcome addition of "Black Throated Wind" and it's a show where the music is better than the setlist, and the setlist is FANTASTIC!

Written by: Greg Heffelfinger



Setlist:
MSG NY,NY (courtesy of archive.org)
9-10-91

SET 1
Shakedown Street
C.C. Rider >
It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
Black-Throated Wind
High Time
Cassidy
Deal

SET 2
Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower
Estimated Prophet >
Dark Star >
Drums >
Space >
Dark Star Reprise >
I Need A Miracle >
Standing On The Moon >
Turn On Your Love Light

ENCORE
It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Source DSBD>DATs>CDRs>EAC>SHN
Lineage unknown
Transferred by Darrin Sacks and Bill Tetzeli

Notes

Entire show with Branford Marsalis

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