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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, October 26th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, October 25, 2020

“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!”

WSLR is slowly coming back with a very sparse number of live studio programmers, albeit with very
specific instructions as to how to protect both ourselves and our fellow WSLR volunteers.

And WSLR has now opened new Studio “B”, adjacent to the Joe Jacco On-Air Studio, wherein we will
be able to alternate shows in-house without programmer contacts.

Grateful Dead
Miami Arena, Miami, FL
October 26, 1989
UltraMatrix SBD > Cassette Master
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller

Disc 1 – Set 1:

  1. Foolish Heart
  2. Little Red Rooster
  3. Stagger Lee
  4. Me And My Uncle >
  5. Big River
  6. Brown Eyed Women
  7. Victim Or The Crime >
  8. Don’t Ease Me In

Disc 2 – Set 2:

  1. tuning
  2. Estimated Prophet >
  3. Blow Away
  4. Dark Star >
  5. Drums >
  6. Space >

Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:

  1. The Wheel >
  2. All Along The Watchtower >
  3. Stella Blue >
  4. Not Fade Away


  1. encore break
  2. And We Bid You Good Night

No reviews of this recording, but quite a few of the others, considering there are some sixteen versions in
the Archive…

REVIEW: Give it just a minute and it will Blow Away..
God mix of tunes in the first set and like the placement for Foolish and Victim. While I remember this
night for the Dark Star I had completely forgotten the Estimated> Blow Away. It is kinda funny how the
mind plays tricks over time. After this show I got a ride from a brother who worked with primates in
Oklahoma to the St. Pete shows. This sounds pretty good for an audience recording.

REVIEW: scary jerry
ive had second set for 20 years now. Now reading reviews my feelings were confirmed. it was scary Jerry.
at night this was a spooky desolate tape. blow away was awesome, and kinda scary. i thought the best of
the dark stars that year, although Meadowlands incredible, but both better than Hampton. Maybe best
Stella ever w/Bob’s spooky whale sounds. . Good to see my suspicions confirmed. THe dead could
skullfuck ya like no other. I remember 88 and the satellite gun references (by crowd). I remember the “no
guns 89 tees.

REVIEW: Though I’m not generally fond of late-period Dark Stars,
this one is pretty psychedelic! The show in general is good but not spectacular.

REVIEW: the duo that rocked out the ’80s
it should go without sayin..but to assure any skeptics..BRENT FUCKIN ROCKS!…and when Jerry and he
throw lead to and fro and smiLe at ones performance…get “BETTER”..simpLy becuz the other wills it to
the other…and Blow Away is no exception to all the above….the nites that Brent “stops”the band..to give
a lesson on ReaL LoVe are the niTes when that itself “reaL Love”…is seen onstage more so than
otherz…brent shines like a keyboard god on this tune..its true emotion spilling into song and dance and
the crowds intenseity growz while the boys and jer throw aside any hesitation and let him know how
much ReaL LoVe..we all have for him

REVIEW: Creepy second set
nice and creepy

REVIEW: Despite the hype,
I would say the whole show was good but not spectacular. That said, the second set list was certainly cool
& unusual, and the Dark Star (though fairly typical late period, aka not that good) has an extremely
psychedelic and long spaceout jam into Drums.

REVIEW: nice sound
nice phil. nice & creepy too

REVIEW: a prayer to Dave Lemieux
Dear Dave, Please release this show in its entirety on the Dave’s Picks series
Do I hear an “Amen”??….

REVIEW: kick myself bout this one…
I was old enough to attend concerts when this show came to town & back then I wasn’t that into the Dead
and I missed it!! I do remember the kids who went talking about it at school. Wish I had a time machine…

REVIEW: The Last Epic Dark Star
And a killer show to boot.

REVIEW: 10-26-89
Excellent. I love ’89. I have a lot of shows in ’89 that I like better than this but Dark Star made me give
this 5 stars. Excellent sound too. Thanks Joani, Paul and of course Mr. Charlie Miller.

You get the picture…