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Sunday, July 2

Full Audio To Dead and Company's immaculate show to end to their colossus Summer Tour. Listen to Saturday Night in its entirety.

Full Audio To Dead and Company's immaculate show to end to their  colossus  Summer Tour. Listen to Saturday Night in its entirety. 

Thanks to Jambase we rcan elive the night of a thousand stars from Wrinley Field Saturday Night. 

Stream Ain't no women( like the one I got) and get all the 411

GarciaLive Volume Nine: 8-11-1974 Keystone is being released July 28th via ATO/Records. Stream  Ain't no women( like the one I got) and get all the 411 
    Round Records/ATO Records will be releasing Volume 9 in the ongoing Jerry Garcia archival series on July 28th. They have picked a gem of a line up performing an uncirculated show at the historic Keystone in Berkeley. The two CDs feature some rare and interesting covers. Plus, it's one of my favorites lineups with Jerry being joined by Merl Saunders behind the ivory, Bill Krueyzmann keeping time, multi-instrumentalists Martin Fierro, and John Kahn playing bass as he always did for J.G.B. If you want a taste how phenomenal this show is then stream the 17 minute version of The Four Tops original “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I Got)”. 

Order from several packages available for pre-order here.

Disc One/Set One

  1. That’s What Love Will Make You Do
  2. La La
  3. It Ain’t No Use
  4. Mystery Train

Disc Two/Set Two

  1. The Harder They Come
  2. Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)
  3. It’s Too Late
  4. (I’m A) Road Runner
  5. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
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The seventh GD Meet Up At the Movie's is taking place August 1st and featuring July 12, 1989 from RFK. The show has never been released. Get all 411

The seventh GD Meet Up At the Movie's is taking place August 1st and featuring July 12, 1989 from RFK. The show has never been released. Get all 411
   Come August 1st we will be dancing in the aisles of our local movie theater. The 7th Grateful Dead's "Meet-Up at the Movies" will take place on August 1st. The one night exclusive screening will show  the unreleased show from R.F.K that took place July 12, 1989. 

The seventh annual Grateful Dead ‘Meet-Up At The Movies’ screening will take place at theaters across the country on Tuesday, August 1. The one-night only event will an feature a previously unreleased performance of the Grateful Dead’s July 12, 1989 show from RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. Head over to Fathom Events’ website to purchase your tickets and find a theater in your area showing the performance. 

Here are the official details  about this year’s selection for the Seventh annual ‘Meet-Up At The Movies’: 

In celebration of what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday, meet up with friends and fellow Dead Heads in cinemas nationwide for the 7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. This special one-night event features the band’s compete, never-before-seen performance at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. on 7/12/1989. The show also includes a terrific show-opening rendition of the Dead’s biggest hit “Touch Of Grey”, at least one song sung by each of the four lead singers, a very rare second set song and second set opener, and one of the only video recorded versions of “Black Muddy River.”

Dead and Company wrapped a Bow around a epic Summer Tour with another gem. Ship of Fools made its first appearance at Wrigley

Dead and Company wrapped a Bow around an epic Summer Tour with another gem.  I believe in magic! Setlist, Videos, Photos and my 411 
  Dead and Company wrapped up a two night stand and summer tour in phenomenal fashion Saturday night at Wrigely Field. After last night's theatrics, the buzz outside in the lot, was how would they top Friday night? In Grateful fashion they did not try, they simply gave the sold out crowd an entirely different and uniquely magical experience. 
 The tour closer opened with a energetic "Cold Rain and Snow", followed by the coveted western anthem "Jack Straw". Just like the performance from Friday the six piece was dialed in and played every tune like it was their last. "Tennessee Jed" reminded myself my fun was about to come to an end. The next bust out hit me like my first kiss when John Mayer and Oteil led the band through their first "Ship of Fools".
Photo by Ken Barnard 
The haunting rendition dripped with equal parts sorrow and purpose. The rare Jerry gem literally had tears rolling down my face while Mayer nailed the pain this song encompasses. Oteil's lyrics snagged the beauty and hope. Bobby and John picked up their acoustic sticks and finished last night's "Dark Star". The "Friend of the Devil" that followed was also performed acoustically, while the crowd happily help sing the standard. Mayer then got the sold out crowd dancing with the song that turned him deadicated "Althea". The colloquial first set ended with a uplifting version of "Casey Jones". 
Photo Stephen Scott
 The second stanza took flight immediately with the fan favorite "Sugar Magnolia". Bobby had a ball lifting this classic to extreme heights. The much anticipated "Dancing in the Streets" followed and took on the formula of a late sixties version,  has we were all definitely dancing in Chicago. A spacey "Playing in the Band" had all six musicians equally driving this song into that sacred place we all chase. The jam equivalent to a colossal painting. It add colorful layers of improvisation perfection. Then Oteil stepped up to the mic and delivered a cathartic "Comes a Time" that left few dry eyes among the content blessed heads. The boy's all playing as one, proceeded to blow the ivory of the outfield with a monstrous version of 
"Scarlet>Fire". We certainly all had one of those flashes, that we been there before. Then Oteil led the band through a wondrous "Fire on the Mountain" that had the masses dancing in a tribal like fashion. Things got weird as Drums and Space took their place in the night. The extremely trippy jam dissolved into a psychotic "Other One" that had faces melting across the hallowed grounds. Then the only tune that can put an exclamation point on a perfect tour hit me like a dream. The chaos bled profoundly into "Days Between".  Bobby performed the lyrics with resolve while Jeff filled the magestic tune with his sorrowful notes. It was akin to him making love to his ivory. The next song we all knew was coming, but I would not want it any other way. As the band played an uplifting "Not Fade Away".
  Our love is certainly bigger than a Cadillac for this band of destiny. Of course the tour ended with "Brokedown Palace", it was a historic summer tour after all. Just to drive this point home, Bobby finished the night ending his musical sandwich with " Sunshine Daydream" while Fireworks danced across the sky.
 What a weekend, what a tour..... what a fucking band. Our love will certainly not fade away, nor will the memories of this prodigious tour. While across the country we danced to music dripping with exaltation each show. Thanks to the Dead and all good Company! 
Kevin Long 
Photo by Ken Barnard


Ship of Fools 

Cold Rain and Snow 

Not Fade Away

Sugar Magnolia 

Brokedown Palace >SS Daydream

Sunshine Daydream with Firworks