“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, March 15th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, March 14, 2021
“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead
concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway
back. And nobody would complain!”
The Grateful Dead
Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland
March 15, 1990
Master Audience Recorded BY Fitzy, Transfer By Keo!
Nakamichi CM300/CP4 Shotguns > Sony TC-D5M,
Phil Lesh’s 50th birthday.
A soundboard of this show was released in September 1997 as Terrapin Station
Museum collectors cd.
“Terrapin Station (Limited Edition)”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Terrapin Station (Limited Edition) is a triple CD live album by the Grateful Dead
released in 1997. It was recorded on March 15, 1990 — bassist Phil Lesh’s 50th
birthday — at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland, and contained a rare
Beatles cover, “Revolution”. “Revolution” was a favorite song of Lesh’s and had
previously been played at his request. It also features the first performance of
“Easy to Love You” in almost 10 years. The concert performance from the
previous night, recorded at the same venue, can be found on Spring 1990 (The
Other One). Likewise, the concert from the following night, at the same venue, is
contained on Spring 1990. Additionally, the performances of “Walkin’ Blues” and
“Althea” from this show can be found on the live compilation album Without a
If you have listened to my show for any length of time, you know that I don’t
broadcast commercially-released material. That being said, I am not above
featuring either FM or audience recordings of an evening I think many listeners
might not have heard…
Disc 1 – Set 1:
2. Jack Straw >
4. Easy To Love You
5. Walkin’ Blues
7. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
8. Tennessee Jed
10. Don’t Ease Me In
11. China Cat Sunflower >
12. I Know You Rider
Disc 2 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Samson And Delilah >
2. Terrapin Station > Jam >
3. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. I Will Take You Home >
3. Wharf Rat >
4. Throwing Stones >
5. Not Fade Away
6. encore break
There are no reviews of this particular recording. Here are some from others:
REVIEW: Incredible, sick, awesome! Seven stars at least!
This show is close to the best I’ve ever heard. Brilliant.
Excellent show. Check out Terrapin! I don’t usually mention particular songs
because it’s so subjective but I think this version is incredible.
REVIEW: So Glad I Made It….
Was blessed to have done this whole tour back in Spring ’90. Some epic bust outs,
and new found grooves, on the normal rotation. The Cap run was a solid 3-nights
of high energy shows, packed with some truly amazing versions of fan faves, and
tunes bestowed upon us after some serious time out of the rotation. The rebirths of
BTW & Loose Lucy were welcome additions to the mix. And even some set
regulars, like Music Never Stopped, Tenessee Jed and Terrapin, on their
respective nights, were absolutely blistered when played. Feel very fortunate to
have batted a .1000 for this tour. Catching the last Believe It or Not up at Copps,
the Dupree’s at the Knick and the EPIC Nassau Branford set.
REVIEW: Solid Night
Really great playing in this show, everyone is together and has great energy. Easy
to Love You is a treat, Althea and Tennessee Jed are both excellent too.
REVIEW: Go Terps!
Classic run continues with night two. Terrapin, alone, is worth the price of
admission. All-timer. Takes off around 14-15 mins. Haunting Brent keys. The
Greensboro version (3/31/89) — at around 12 mins — from this year’s 30 days of
dead is reminiscent, but never soars as high as this one. Great first set, band firing
on all cylinders, so much that Phil got in on the action with Tom Thumb’s. Hey,
it’s his birthday! Hopping China-Rider to start the second. And even though the
Terrapin rightfully gets all the attention of set two, I absolutely love the sequence
out of space->I will take you home->wharf rat->stones.
REVIEW: fun show.
I wasn’t at this show, never saw any show at this venue unfortunately. but have
always enjoyed listening to this run. The Tennessee Jed is a hoot, the Tom
Thumb’s is high energy, the band and the audience seem to be having a fun night.
Don’t know why I never made it to the Capital Centre, they played some quality
You get the picture…