grateful dead 3/16/90 landover spring 1990 box
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Grateful Dead – 3/16/90 Landover (Spring 1990 box #1)

Was buying this box set a bad idea? I think anyone who just spent $200 on a set of six Grateful Dead concerts from 1990 would ask the same thing as they open up the package. I’m typically all about…

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grateful dead 3/19/90 hartford spring 1990 box
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Grateful Dead – 3/19/90 Hartford (Spring 1990 box #2)

With a six-show box set, the only responsible thing to do is to build a personal compilation of favorite tracks. Where the first night of the Spring 1990 box (3/16/90 Landover review) made it hard to leave much out of…

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grateful dead 3/22/90 hamilton ontario spring 1990 box
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Grateful Dead – 3/22/90 Hamilton, ON (Spring 1990 box #3)

The Dead played roughly 2,300 shows from the time they started¬† down that golden road to unlimited devotion through 1995, and devotees recorded all but maybe a couple hundred in one form or another. So it’s unlikely — highly unlikely…

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grateful dead 3/26/90 albany spring 1990 box
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Grateful Dead – 3/26/90 Albany (Spring 1990 box #4)

We’re over the hump in the six-show Spring 1990 box as the caravan survives customs and rolls into New York’s capital. After the collection’s second “Hell In A Bucket” opener (better than the first), 3/26/90 proceeds to a gangly but…

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grateful dead 3/3/90 uniondale spring 1990 box
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Grateful Dead – 3/30/90 Uniondale, NY (Spring 1990 box #5)

The¬†middle night at Nassau wasn’t kidding around. Fantastic first-set setlist, followed by “Eyes > Estimated > Dark Star” pre-drums. Branford Marsalis sitting in for “Bird Song” and then all of the second set. Good enough that “Eyes Of The World”…

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grateful dead 4/2/90 Atlanta - Spring 1990 box
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Grateful Dead – 4/2/90 Atlanta (Spring 1990 box #6)

While the other five shows were the last nights in their respective cities, the middle night at the Omni took the honors to end the Spring 1990 box. So it’s hard not to look at the next night and notice…

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Jerry Garcia Band / Jerry Garcia Band (Archives)

The first and only live JGB album released while its namesake was alive, Jerry Garcia Band remains the benchmark for all the others that would come to see the light of day after ’95. It wasn’t random, either, that this…

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