“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!”
Due to the virus, WSLR is temporarily closed to live programmers, so until things start to return to normal, Iwill be featuring a show(in order), from last year’s broadcasts:
Grateful DeadFrost Amphitheatre, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
May 6, 1989DSBD
This is a very detailed soundboard!
Disc 1 – Set 1:
Disc 2 – Set 2:
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
REVIEW: Sound Quality King!!!It could be argued that the sound boards from this run set the reference standard for sonic quality and dynamics.What a joy to listen to loud on a high end stereo. Oh ya, the show is well played. 🙂
REVIEW: Dank SoundI was not at this show but I remember getting the tape that week. It was Derby weekend. China>Rider to close1st set?? WTF??? I cannot imagine anyone walking away disappointed at this. And this copy is just sick. Justthe Grateful Dead doing what they do best. I know I am in the minority but I love Black Muddy River.
REVIEW: Great ’89Fantastic sounding recording of a well-played show! It was lovely day at the Frost, very relaxed “family” kind ofaudience – lots of old friends right in the heart of where it all began. Felt like a big backyard party. That vibereached all the way around the stage and the Dead gave us the goods. Nice long sets of great material – ExcellentTLEO and The Race is On! China->Rider to round out the first set! Yum! Highly recommended.
REVIEW: what a wonderful showsound quality is stupendous. one of the only shows that i do not have to fiddle w/ the EQ on my ipod to make itsound just right. i am listening to it as i write this review. i was 16 at the time and unfortunately unable to get in,but the parking lot raged . vans, cars, and buses were blasting the radio broadcast across the entire lot. from startto finish this show rocked. china> rider 1st set closer sparkled. i’m a Brent fan due to my love of the organ.brent’s Jusalittlelight was on fire except for one lyric flub. hey pockey still makes me get up and move aroundwhen i here it. bottom line 5 stars is right on target. 26 songs 2.7 hours in the late 80s……..need i say more.
REVIEW: rosted freaksi’ve had the first set board since 1989 and always was eager to hear the second set. first set is lovely in places….in disagreement with the consensus the china rider is quite average. the second set disappoints–the samson lacksreal punch, the playin fails to explore the formlessness for which it can be an amazing vehicle, the eyes of theworld could use a bit more bounce, the need a miracle–despite weirs effort to give it a vocal charge muddlesthrough the usual awkward changes and occasional flat out CLAM. wharf rat, although heroic in the usual spotsseems perfunctory. nice sounding source though and black muddy river—although lyrically finding hunterrevisiting VERY familiar themes is probably–along with standing on the moon—the last great hunter/garciacollaboration.
REVIEW: Good Sound but Mellow ShowThe sound is a 10, The show is a 7 at the Very best. I almost fell asleep during West LA. The boys are tryingVery hard. For me, even though the sounds is great, its just way tooooo mellooooooow for me.
REVIEW: Bomb setlistSay what you will about the energy, i think that these summer 89′ shows are incredibly high considering most ofthe band is in their mid to late 40s and bringing it together tight. I feel that Jerry was giving way more in 89 thanin the two previous years. Either way, the setlist is killer, Race is On, Queen Jane, Good Times Roll, PockyWay, Muddy River. For an 89′ setlist, bomb as hell.
REVIEW: Definitely good sound at 89Jamin Jerome my brother – you must put the glass piece down give this one another listen. Brent songs arehistorical and the sound here is solid. 89-90 was a great time to tour and get yer Eyes of the world on!
REVIEW: Sound QualityThis is some seriously epic sound quality, folks. As for the people who think this show has bad sound quality:I’m not sure what show you’re listening to, but it sure isn’t this one.
REVIEW: Samson: Godzilla vs Gumby!What a fabulous afternoon this was, beautiful day, Jerry and the boy’s were in fine form and really enjoyingthemselves at this wonderful little park nestled on a slight hillside amongst the Eucalyptus Grove which is TheFrost Amphitheatre in Palo Alto, California. I’ll never forget the Second set peaking during Samson when theGodzilla vs. Gumby battle erupted between Jerry and Brent down front, stage left. Ah yes, the old good days
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