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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, March 30th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, March 29, 2020

Grateful Dead
Greensboro Coliseum,, Greensboro, NC
March 30, 1989
UltraMatrix SBD > Cassette Master (TDK MA-XG90)

Recorded by Don Pearson and Dan Healy
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
Two sets of masters were used to make this show complete

A very delicate recording of a very electric evening!

Disc 1 – Set 1:

  1. tuning
  2. Bertha >
  3. Jack Straw
  4. Row Jimmy
  5. Blow Away
  6. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  7. Bird Song >
  8. Promised Land

Set 2:

  1. tuning
  2. China Cat Sunflower >
  3. I Know You Rider

Disc 2 – Set 2 cont’d.:

  1. Looks Like Rain >
  2. He’s Gone >
  3. Drums >
  4. Space >
  5. The Other One >
  6. Stella Blue >
  7. Sugar Magnolia
  8. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

REVIEW: My First Show
Forever imprinted on my memory. Not only my first show, but also my first dose. Trekked down by car from
Connecticut with Pete Alegi (a long ride, but good company!). Arrived in town and was immediately stunned by
the “sprawl” of the parking lot scene. Dropped right before entering. The Coliseum is basically a big gymnasium
feel — it was GA and we crushed our way into the front 1/3 of the floor, more on the Jerry side of things. Sound
was good (a little echo/booming, but good). Highlights for me were mostly in the 2nd set, though I was psyched
to hear Masterpiece and Birdsong (who wouldn’t be!). China>Rider was bouncy and sweet. He’s Gone stole my
face. What more can I say? Was tripping hard by then. I remember looking around at the start of Sugar Mags
and getting this nice synchronicity between Mickey and Billy’s cymbals and the visual of (for some reason, this
is what I remember) lots of shiny bracelets and necklaces all swinging to the rhythm of it all. Anyway, that was
’89. This is ’09. I’m still truckin’ 20 years later and listen to the Boys daily. Thank you Archive! This show isn’t a
stand-out for any reason, but it will always be a big thing for me — it started a lifelong love affair with the best
band that ever rocked. Period. Went to the show out at the Gorge, WA this year. Good, but nothing compares to
the good ol’ days.

REVIEW: 3/30/89
What a great time ! General admission on the floor ,overnight camping in the parking lot ,, which would be
banned later in the year.The lot scene was in full bloom like some kind of colorful carnival of gypsies,and the
band was playing good .Jerry was looking and singing better than he had in a long time .

A HUGE rainstorm blew thru the Lot that was booming! This was the last Spring tour you could still camp in
parking lot!! Those were the days!! After the rainstorm anyone remember the HUGE mushroom cloud that came
after the storm??? I wen twith my best friend ALLISON HELLAR WHERE ARE YOU?????ANYONE KNOW
HER???? She was from Northen Virginia and went to college in North Carolina??? She had a boyfriend Named
ERIC?? Someone help me out to find her!! This show is so hot and really changed my life!!!! Peace Brian

REVIEW: Good Show!
Between average and pretty good show for the dead (which is already nearly perfect). Like the last review said,
typical for ’89. Soulful China>Rider and an excellent Drums>Space. Great SBD recording.

REVIEW: 1st show
My first show and was hooked after that. Great experience that changed my life in ways ever since. (~);}

Reviews from other recordings:
REVIEW: Phenomenal show
This was the best show I ever attended. The band was dead on and the crowd was with them every step of the
way. Extremely high energy show. The X-Factor was in full force this night. Jerry had some guitar difficulties at
the beginning of the 2nd set. Toward the end of China Cat you can hear his guitar kick in again. The crowd
responds instantly.

REVIEW: O.K. show
I really enjoyed this show a lot.It was general admission on the floor,and I was way up front.It seemed a bit
more intimate than at the Omni in Atlanta.I thought Jerry’s vocals were pretty good on this tour and this was no
exeption.The Bertha Jack Straw was pretty hot.Although I have never been a huge fan of Knockin on Heavens
door ,this is my all time favorite version.

REVIEW: they took our beer
I think my brother pushed the door open in the hallway and me and some others snuck in. Good show, typical

  1. I tried the beer selling business at this show. Some friends and I got a ride from some townies. We picked
    up about 20 cases of Becks. On the way back to the show, the fuzz pulled us over and informed us of some law
    that forbids the possesion of more than 10 cases. Needless to say, they took all the beer and instead of making
    some money and enjoying our day…the coppers got drunk on my dime. Broke again!

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