Grateful Dead 1989-03-27 and 1989-03-28 at The Omni Theater   Leave a comment

There are over 2,000 concerts of the Grateful Dead available on the Internet Archive.   Some nights it’s good and other nights its great. The tour for 1989 is marked by some great shows and these are two of them.

1989-03-27

The rhythm section (Lesh, Kreutzmann and Hart) is firing on all cylinders (and is well recorded).  Jerry and Brent are locked into a tight dance, trading leads like nobody’s business.  The second set includes a phenomenal run of:

Scarlet Begonias –> Fire On the Mountain –> Estimated Prophet –> Eyes of the World

Which I clock at just under 30 minutes of almost continuous lead work by Jerry.  Not bad for an old, fat man. I understand from other more informed than me that this is last time this 4 song combination was played by the band.  Taking a break for Drums and then returning for Space, Jerry again takes center stage with great versions The Wheel, Standing on the Moon and an encore of U. S. Blues.

Not to be missed if you love the Grateful Dead’s post 1970’s work. So live from the Internet Archive, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.

The Omni: 1989-03-27

  • 01 01:43 Tuning Listen
  • 02 08:26 Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo -> Listen
  • 03 09:19 Walkin’ Blues Listen
  • 04 06:32 Built To Last Listen
  • 05 04:45 We Can Run Listen
  • 06 07:59 Queen Jane Approximately Listen
  • 07 07:31 Candyman Listen
  • 08 07:45 Cassidy Listen
  • 09 06:32 Touch Of Grey Listen
  • 10 09:30 Scarlet Begonias -> Listen
  • 11 11:25 Fire On The Mountain Listen
  • 12 11:05 Estimated Prophet -> Listen
  • 13 08:53 Eyes Of The World -> Listen
  • 14 10:36 Drums -> Listen
  • 15 07:54 Space -> Listen
  • 16 05:29 The Wheel -> Listen
  • 17 03:51 I Need A Miracle -> Listen
  • 18 06:33 Standing On The Moon -> Listen
  • 19 09:27 Turn On Your Lovelight Listen
  • 20 05:44 U.S. Blues Listen

Concert Length: 01:47:59

1989-03-28

Although not reaching the heights of 3-27, The Dead returned to the Omni on the next night for another fine set. This is a little less Jerry centric. The opening set starts with the great combination:

Let The Good Times Roll –> Franklin’s Tower –> Feels Like a Stranger

The second set includes the combo:

Playin In the Band –> Foolish Heart.  Taking a break for Drums and Space the full band returns with :

Gimme Some Loving’ –> Wharf Rat

More mellow then 03-27 but variety is the space of a Dead Head’s life.

The Omni: 1989-03-28

  • 01 00:56 Tuning Listen
  • 02 03:44 Let The Good Times Roll -> Listen
  • 03 09:16 Franklin’s Tower -> Listen
  • 04 09:06 Feel Like A Stranger Listen
  • 05 06:12 Stagger Lee Listen
  • 06 10:05 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again Listen
  • 07 08:06 Ramble On Rose Listen
  • 08 11:19 Let It Grow -> Listen
  • 09 03:33 Don’t Ease Me In Listen
  • 10 01:33 Tuning Listen
  • 11 07:05 Samson And Delilah Listen
  • 12 06:59 Ship Of Fools Listen
  • 13 13:18 Playing In The Band -> Listen
  • 14 08:15 Foolish Heart -> Listen
  • 15 08:14 Drums -> Listen
  • 16 13:30 Space -> Listen
  • 17 06:07 Gimme Some Lovin’ -> Listen
  • 18 09:32 Wharf Rat -> Listen
  • 19 08:54 Throwing Stones -> Listen
  • 20 11:38 Not Fade Away Listen
  • 21 05:47 – Listen

Concert Length: 01:44:09

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