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The Grateful Dead – The 1989 Tapes On The Internet Archive   32 comments

The Grateful Dead Concert Tapes On The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead is a great collection of concert tapes. There are over 2,000 unique concerts. There are multiple recordings of most concerts. This series attempts to provide a simple interface to this collection by selecting one recording for each concert on a given date. Preference is given to tapes processed by the great Charlie Miller and sound board tapes. Not all shows are well recorded but the there are great moments here. Dig in and enjoy! You didn’t have to be there. Good Luck.

The Grateful Dead Version 2.0 ( 1979 – 1990 )

With the departure of the Godchaux’s in 1979, Brent Mydland joined the Grateful Dead on keyboards starting on April 16, 1979. Brent continued with the band throughout the eight’s and played his last show with the Grateful Dead was on 23 July 1990. The Grateful Dead, although dominated by the (non-leader) Jerry Garcia, are always defined by the keyboard player and how he interacts musically (on keyboards and on backing vocals) with Jerry. With the addition of Brent the band moved from the bluesy, slow, highly controlled style of the 1970 to a more open, faster and ultimately funk / R&B approach. Just listen to the transformation of Scarlet Begonia / Fire On The Mountain from its classic form in the late 1970s with a version played later in the 1980s. The crowds and arenas were bigger with 10s of thousands packing in to show. The sound system and the sound board recordings improve dynamically, especially with the introduction of digital recording technology (DAT). Jerry was hospitalized in 1986 in a diabetic coma induced by bad life style choices (to say the least) and with the help of Merl Saunders had to learn to re learn how to play the guitar.


In This Series:

____ 1970 1980 1990
____ 1971 1981 1991
____ 1972 1982 1992
____ 1973 1983 1993
____ 1974 1984 1994
____ 1975 1985 1995
1966 1976 1986 ____
1967 1977 1987 ____
1968 1978 1988 ____
1969 1979 1989 ____

Additional details of the Internet Archive Collection and how these lists were generated can be found here.

My blogs on individual Grateful Dead show can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Dark Star performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Scarlet Begonia -> Fire On The Mountain performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

The 1989 Grateful Dead Tapes

1989-02-05 – Henry J Kaiser Convention Center Listen

1989-02-06 – Henry J Kaiser Convention Center Listen

1989-02-07 – Henry J Kaiser Convention Center Listen

1989-02-10 – Great Western Forum Listen

1989-02-11 – Great Western Forum Listen

1989-02-12 – Great Western Forum Listen

1989-03-01 – The Club Front – Grateful Dead Studio Listen

1989-03-27 – The Omni Listen

1989-03-28 – The Omni Listen

1989-03-30 – Greensboro Coliseum Listen

1989-03-31 – Greensboro Coliseum Listen

1989-04-02 – Pittsburgh Civic Arena Listen

1989-04-03 – Pittsburgh Civic Arena Listen

1989-04-05 – Crisler Arena – University of Michigan Listen

1989-04-06 – Crisler Arena – University of Michigan Listen

1989-04-08 – Riverfront Coliseum Listen

1989-04-09 – Freedom Hall Listen

1989-04-11 – Rosemont Horizon Listen

1989-04-12 – Rosemont Horizon Arena Listen

1989-04-13 – Rosemont Horizon Arena Listen

1989-04-15 – Mecca Listen

1989-04-16 – Mecca Listen

1989-04-17 – Metropolitan Sports Center Listen

1989-04-28 – Irvine Meadows Listen

1989-04-29 – Irvine Meadows Listen

1989-04-30 – Irvine Meadows Listen

1989-05-06 – Frost Amphitheatre – Stanford University Listen

1989-05-07 – Frost Ampitheater Listen

1989-05-27 – The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium Listen

1989-06-18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1989-06-19 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1989-06-21 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1989-07-02 – Sullivan Stadium Listen

1989-07-04 – Rich Stadium Listen

1989-07-07 – JFK Stadium Listen

1989-07-09 – Giants Stadium Listen

1989-07-10 – Giants Stadium Listen

1989-07-12 – RFK Stadium Listen

1989-07-13 – RFK Stadium Listen

1989-07-15 – Deer Creek Music Center Listen

1989-07-17 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre Listen

1989-07-18 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre Listen

1989-07-19 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre Listen

1989-08-04 – Cal Expo Amphitheatre Listen

1989-08-05 – Cal Expo Amphitheatre Listen

1989-08-06 – Cal Expo Amphitheatre Listen

1989-08-17 – Greek Theatre – University of California Listen

1989-08-18 – Greek Theatre – University of California Listen

1989-08-19 – Greek Theatre – University of California Listen

1989-09-29 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1989-09-30 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1989-10-01 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1989-10-08 – Hampton Coliseum Listen

1989-10-09 – Hampton Coliseum Listen

1989-10-11 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1989-10-12 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1989-10-14 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1989-10-15 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1989-10-16 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1989-10-18 – The Spectrum Listen

1989-10-19 – The Spectrum Listen

1989-10-20 – The Spectrum Listen

1989-10-22 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1989-10-23 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1989-10-25 – Miami Arena Listen

1989-10-26 – Miami Arena Listen

1989-12-06 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Listen

1989-12-08 – Great Western Forum Listen

1989-12-09 – The Fabulous Forum Listen

1989-12-10 – Great Western Forum Listen

1989-12-27 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Listen

1989-12-28 – Coliseum Arean Listen

1989-12-30 – Oakland Coliseum Arena Listen

1989-12-31 – Oakland Coliseum Arena Listen

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

Grateful Dead – 1989-10-09 At Hampton Coliseum   Leave a comment

Many people really like the performances of the Grateful Dead in 1989.  October had a very good run of shows:

1989-10-01 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1989-10-08 – Hampton Coliseum Listen

1989-10-09 – Hampton Coliseum Listen

1989-10-11 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1989-10-12 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1989-10-14 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1989-10-15 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1989-10-16 – Brendan Byrne Arena Listen

1989-10-18 – The Spectrum Listen

1989-10-19 – The Spectrum Listen

1989-10-20 – The Spectrum Listen

1989-10-22 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1989-10-23 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1989-10-25 – Miami Arena Listen

1989-10-26 – Miami Arena Listen

The 1989-10-09 show at Hampton Coliseum is outstanding. Here is the set list for that night:

  • 01 01:59 Tuning Listen
  • 02 07:52 Feel Like A Stranger Listen
  • 03 05:22 Built To Last Listen
  • 04 09:30 Little Red Rooster Listen
  • 05 08:06 Ramble On Rose Listen
  • 06 06:41 We Can Run Listen
  • 07 04:39 Jack-A-Roe Listen
  • 08 11:26 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again Listen
  • 09 11:13 Row Jimmy Listen
  • 10 08:12 The Music Never Stopped Listen
  • 11 04:05 Tuning Listen
  • 12 10:42 Playing In The Band -> Listen
  • 13 12:05 Uncle John’s Band -> Listen
  • 14 02:20 Playing In The Band Reprise -> Listen
  • 15 19:22 Dark Star -> Listen
  • 16 09:11 Drums -> Listen
  • 17 07:41 Space -> Listen
  • 18 08:34 Death Don’t Have No Mercy -> Listen
  • 19 04:37 Dear Mr. Fantasy -> Listen
  • 20 03:47 Hey Jude -> Listen
  • 21 10:19 Throwing Stones -> Listen
  • 22 06:52 Good Lovin’ Listen
  • 23 02:28 Crowd/Tuning Listen
  • 24 05:32 Attics Of My Life ListenConcert Length: 02:20:35

What a night it must have been. You can read commentary on the Hampton Coliseum shows here.

Posted 2012/02/23 by Cloud2013 in 1989, Grateful Dead

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1989-08-19 – Another Great Performance By The Grateful Dead At the Greek Theater   Leave a comment

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I like the 1989 concerts (and I like Brent’s singing during these shows), and the Greek Theater was the downloadsite of many great performances. This August 19th concert was the third of a three day run at the Greek Theater in 1989 and bobweirthe only one with a clean sound board recording (processed by the great Charlie Miller). The prior two concerts can be found on the Internet Archive here and here.  The first set include interesting vocals by  We Can Run (Brent)    and a great first set ov vocals from Bob.

Listen to the concert now

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The second set has a very tight (although short) run of:

and then turns to

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Nice!

Jerry was great this day.

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Grateful Dead – Greek Theatre, University of California at Berkeley – 1982

Grateful Dead 1989 Perfomances   2 comments

Table of Contents

1989 Tour Statistics & Notes

Spring 1989 California

Spring 1989 East Coast

Dead.Net Releases From 1989

  • 890704 Truckin’ Up To Buffalo Rich Stadium
  • 891016 Nightfall Of Diamonds  Meadowlands Arena
  • 890707  Crimson White & Indigo – JFK Stadium
  • 1989 – 1990 Without a Net
  • Alpine Valley Music Theater in 1989  DVD

West L.A. Fadeaway Alpine Valley Music Theater in 1989

The Buffalo and Meadowlands concerts are not, in my opinion, the best of 1989.  Nightfall of Diamonds in particular falls short of being a great show.   However, like all Dead.Net releases the sound remixing is great.  The vocals are far richer on these releases than on the more raw tapes found on the Internet Archive.   Crimson White & Indigo is based on the  89/07/07 JFK Stadium Concert.   This is a Dead.Net release which I do not own, so I am going on what I hear on the raw non-sound board recordings on the Internet Archive.  The show includes a  nice Scarlet Begonia ->Fire On The Mountain combination and a ‘big arena’ sound that some may find exciting.  Without A Net was produced by Phil.  Three cuts are from 1989.    The production seems a little ‘cold’ to me.  There is a DVD concert video which is a lot of fun: Alpine Valley Music Theater in 1989 DVD you can rent this at many video stores (or watch clips of the concert DVD available on YouTube and elsewhere).

Internet Archive Dead Soundboard Recordings – 1989

There are some interesting shows here and some fantastic (and unique)  performances of individual songs.  Brent and Jerry are interacting with amazing grace.  Phil is flying.  Jerry is in fine voice and guitar form.  I am listing in this section only shows on the Internet Archive with sound board recordings for 1989.  There are other gems out there on the Internet Archive which are available only in audience recordings.  I have concentrated here on Soundboard (and where possible, Matrix) recordings of these two tours.

Internet Archive Usage Notes

In a prior post I explained two ways to capture “streaming media” off the Internet Archive.  In this post I will give some pointers on finding Grateful Dead recordings on the Internet Archive.  A good place to start is the Grateful Dead Collection Home Page.  Try the link:  Grateful Dead Shows on This Day in History.  Listen to what others are downloading.

The Internet Archive supports an advanced search option.  You can use the search templates provided here to narrow your search.  Just change the date and/or target song phrases to match your needs and paste the text into the search Box.

Template:

collection:(GratefulDead) AND date:1989-??-??

returns all Grateful Dead recordings for 1989

Template:

collection:(GratefulDead) AND date:1989-??-?? AND (subject:”Soundboard” OR subject:”Matrix”)

returns all Grateful Dead recordings for 1989 in either soundboard or Matrix format

Template:

collection:(GratefulDead) AND date:1989-??-?? AND (subject:”Soundboard” OR subject:”Matrix”) AND “Fire On The Mountain”

returns all Grateful Dead recordings for 1989 in either soundboard or Matrix format of Fire On The Mountain

Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain in 1989

In general this song series is not as strong here as in the golden years (1977-1981), but interesting none the less.


Fantasy Dead Sets: 1989.  What’s On My IPOD

  • California Earthquake: The Spectrum 891020
  • Touch Of Gray: Truckin’Up To Buffalo
  • I’m A Man: Great Western LA Forum 891210
  • Feels Like A Stranger: Cal Expo Amphitheater 890806
  • West L.A. Fadaway:  Giants Stadium 890708
  • Bird Song: Cal Expo Amphitheater (Hear Jerry ‘play’ the flute – guitar driven Synclavier. Unbelievable!!) 891209
  • The Wheel: Great Western LA Forum 891210
  • The Other One: The Spectrum 891020
  • Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain:  Cal Expo Amphitheater 890806
  • Estimated Prophet: The Omni 890327
  • Not Fade Away: Truckin’Up To Buffalo
  • Build To Last: Nightfall Of Diamonds
  • All Along The Watchtower: Truckin’Up To Buffalo
  • Around And Around: Crisler Arena 890406
  • Breakdown Palace: Crisler Arena 890406
  • West L.A. Fadeaway :  Shoreline 891020
  • Feels Like A Stranger: Hampton Collage 891009

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