Grateful Dead

Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 27, 1989

Oakland Coliseum Arena

December 27, 1989

Oakland, CA US

Average: 4.8 (5 votes)


*with Clarence Clemons

Set List:

Cold Rain and Snow
Greatest Story Ever Told
Good Time Blues
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Tom Thumb's Blues
Bird Song
Promised Land

Iko Iko
Playin' in the Band
Crazy Fingers
Uncle John's Band
The Wheel
I Need a Miracle
Morning Dew

Johnny B. Goode
Black Muddy River

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
The first of 5 days of fun!

The first of 5 days of fun!

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21st century review of a 20th century show

Lots of audience on this matrix rec. But it's a COLISEUM and arena too. I've never been to it but I have been to Kaiser 86/87 NYE and SF Civic 84/85 NYE. And true-to-form the shows that wind-down the year are hotter than the actual (hyped) New Years Eve show.

In Tom Thumbs Blues, Phil sang some completely new-to-my-ears lyrics while Clarence came in early with some cool unique horn effects.
During "Promised Land" (set 1 closer) Phil's thumpin' each string on MAXiMUM THUMP clarity.
Brent n Jerry n Clarence clearly were having' a ball.

To me the whole second set-list was a tribute to all of those Morning Dew shows that had Playin' , Uncle John's Band > Playin >then a Spaced > wheel or T Stones before a pristine DEW that we were fortunate to have experienced together.


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Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 27, 1989