In the Summer of 1989, word was out that the Grateful Dead were recording their summer tour for an upcoming live album. Thankfully, word later spread that they were also recording the magnificent Fall Tour of 1989. And then the equally great Spring Tour of 1990. Just before the Dead split for Europe in the Fall of 1990, they surprised their fans with the release of the long-awaited live album, showing off their late-Brent era excellence. Mixed from the 24-track analog master tapes, the album was a sonic wonder, filled with some of the best material played by the Dead on the last tours featuring Brent Mydland, who would pass away before the album was completed. Included on the album is a beautiful rendition of Dear Mr. Fantasy, a late addition to the track list, as a tribute to Brent, to whom the album is dedicated. Also of note is the famous “Eyes Of The World” from Nassau Coliseum with Branford Marsalis, a ripping “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider,” and classic first set material from the era, including “Althea,” “Cassidy,” and “Let It Grow.” A sonic masterpiece and energetic tour de force.
3LPs of live Dead! Over two hours of historic performances from October 1989-April 1990. Newly Mastered by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer David Glasser. Produced for release by David Lemieux.