06-16-1990

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mountain View, California

A perfect Let The Good Time Roll starts the action. And singing “we are going to stay here til we soothe our soul, if it takes all night long” was more than appropriate given that residents near the amphitheater had been petitioning to stop the venue from allowing bands – particularly the Dead – to play into the evening. After that, we get a rare first set Truckin’, the first one since 1985. And it is a treat as the boys are locked in and dealing with a ferocious jam in the latter half before heading into Touch. A couple songs later, Brent brings some beautiful keys to Friend of the Devil, adding to Jerry’s lucid vocal delivery. A bright Cassidy follows before we get the second to last Big Boss Man. Though Jerry is no Pig, he makes it his own, and the crowd roars its approval of the rarity. The boys then follow-up with an oddly placed One More Saturday Night to see the first half out.

Recording info
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Identifier:
gd1990-06-16.147584.sbd.ultramatrix.pearson.miller.flac24
Source:
Ultra Matrix SBD > Cassette Master (TDK MA-X90)
Notes:
Notes: — Recorded by Don Pearson — This was my 100th Grateful Dead show — There’s a monster 27 minute jam in Terrapin Station — Two sets of masters were used to make this show complete
Description:
Set I
Let The Good Times Roll >
Truckin’ >
Touch Of Grey
Mama Tried >
Big River
Friend Of The Devil
Cassidy
Big Boss Man
One More Saturday Night
Set II
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
We Can Run
Estimated Prophet >
Terrapin Station >
Drums >
Space >
China Doll >
Sugar Magnolia
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

Comment
Jerry Garcia – Guitar
Bob Weir – Guitar
Brent Mydland – Keyboards
Phil Lesh – Bass
Bill Kreutzmann – Drums
Mickey Hart – Drums
Lineage:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi CR-7A) > Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.6 MHz) > KORG AudioGate 4 > Samplitude Pro X4 Suite > FLAC/24
Transferrer:
Charlie Miller
Play
Pause
Back
Forw.
Volume
00:00
1
Tuning
01:26
2
Let The Good Times Roll
03:54
3
Truckin’
10:06
4
Touch Of Grey
08:53
5
Mama Tried
02:36
6
Big River
07:23
7
Friend Of The Devil
09:39
8
Cassidy
06:55
9
Big Boss Man
07:49
10
One More Saturday Night
05:27
11
Tuning
00:35
12
China Cat Sunflower
10:19
13
I Know You Rider
05:34
14
We Can Run
06:01
15
Estimated Prophet
13:04
16
Terrapin Station
42:19
17
Drums
03:48
18
Space
00:17
19
China Doll
06:26
20
Sugar Magnolia
08:25
21
Encore Break
01:26
22
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
07:39
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To open the second half, China Cat lights off, reaching some fertile fields where Jerry turns to a righteous MIDI horn sound. The Rider that follows is a good deal shorter than its mate, but the boys still range. Afterwads, We Can Run comes. And though the rendition has its issues, particularly flubbed and missing lines, it is always great to hear Brent rile the crowd with his passion. On the heels of We Can Run, the band turns to Estimated, which is a tour de force. Healey provides some of his most productive effects, adding to a meandering, but determined, wonky jam. And that winding course eventually leads to Terrapin, layered and rich. The playing gets all the more dark and disturbed as Terrapin goes on, descending into a drum-heavy, bubbling jam. And, as anyone who has watched View From the Vault III knows, Jerry never turns the stage over to the drummers, who continue to explore alongside his MIDI play. After over thirty minutes of jamming and space, Jerry tiptoes into China Doll, which broadens out to becomes resplendently melancholic. But the phantasm of death and mourning is finally lifted as the boys rush headlong into Sugar Mags to take the set out. And then they come out for Baby Blue, a consummate end to the meditative and inventive second half of the night.

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