Spring 1990 (The Other One) Box
•144-page paperback book with essays by Nicholas G. Meriwether and Blair Jackson
•A portfolio with three art prints by Jessica Dessner
• Replica ticket stubs and backstage passes for all eight shows
•8 complete shows on 23 discs
•3/14/90 Capital Centre, Landover, MD
•3/18/90 Civic Center, Hartford, CT
•3/21/90 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario
•3/25/90 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
•3/28/90 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
•3/29/90 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (featuring Branford Marsalis)
•4/1/90 The Omni, Atlanta, GA
•4/3/90 The Omni, Atlanta, GA
Recorded by long-time Grateful Dead audio engineer John Cutler
Mixed from the master 24-track analog tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir's TRI Studios
Mastered to HDCD specs by David Glasser
Original Art by Jessica Dessner
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 9,000
Announcing Spring 1990 (The Other One)
"If every concert tells a tale, then every tour writes an epic. Spring 1990 felt that way: an epic with more than its share of genius and drama, brilliance and tension. And that is why the rest of the music of that tour deserves this release, why the rest of those stories need to be heard." - Nicholas G. Meriwether
Some consider Spring 1990 the last great Grateful Dead tour. That it may be. In spite of outside difficulties and downsides, nothing could deter the Grateful Dead from crafting lightness from darkness. They were overwhelmingly triumphant in doing what they came to do, what they did best — forging powerful explorations in music. Yes, it was the music that would propel their legacy further, young fans joining the ranks with veteran Dead Heads, Jerry wondering "where do they keep coming from?" — a sentiment that still rings true today, a sentiment that offers up another opportunity for an exceptional release from a tour that serves as transcendental chapter in the Grateful Dead masterpiece.
With Spring 1990 (The Other One), you'll have the chance to explore another eight complete shows from this chapter, the band elevating their game to deliver inspired performances of concert staples (“Tennessee Jed” and “Sugar Magnolia”), exceptional covers (Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and the band’s last performance of the Beatles’ “Revolution”) and rare gems (the first “Loose Lucy” in 16 years) as well as many songs from Built To Last, which had been released the previous fall and would become the Dead’s final studio album. Also among the eight is one of the most sought-after shows in the Dead canon: the March, 29, 1990 show at Nassau Coliseum, where Grammy®-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis sat in with the group. The entire second set is one continuous highlight, especially the breathtaking version of “Dark Star.”
For those of you who are keeping track, this release also marks a significant milestone as now, across the two Spring 1990 boxed sets, Dozin At The Knick, and Terrapin Limited, the entire spring tour of 1990 has been officially released, making it only the second Grateful Dead tour, after Europe 1972, to have that honor.
Now shipping, you'll want to order your copy soon as these beautiful boxes are going, going, gone...
Listening Party: 3/29/90, Nassau Coliseum With Branford Marsalis, Set 2
Enjoy the 2nd set of 3/29/90!
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Look at the setlist on that bootleg.
It sure isn't from the 60's.
to private messages, if you really feel the need to continue in this vein.
Reposting PMs in public: please don't do it again. Thank you.
mod hat off etc.
Thanks Wharf. The photo certainly confused me. Guess I am too gullible! I trust people too much perhaps.
Don't know where you came across that photo, but I wouldn't put too much stock in the printed info at the bottom. The photo itself looks to be from a 1990 show, and look closely, there are TWO Bobs in it! Fairly easy to type onto a photograph these days. Check your Deadbase. No shows in October '64.
I think just placed an order with you on ebay. Didn't know it was you until I got the reply.
you're welcome? I think?
not sure why i'm saying you're welcome...
but you're welcome
I also have always been led to believe tht the band we all know & love so much got there start in 1965. So imagine my surprise when I found this pic while looking at some old photos of the Fillmore West
It clearly is labeled Oct. 23, 1964! Can anyone comment on this?
I brought out Dicks Volume 2 this past weekend. Short but definitely very sweet... The Dark Star>Jam is one of my all-time favorites. Also recently listened to England '74. Can't remember the number off top of my head. Very good.
Thank you. I think?
...except for all the wars.
Anyway, pre-ordered 3/29/90 (my 35th B'day show!).
Also picked up the Denver '73 RT and DP 22 to keep ALL the keyboarderists happy.
Now I'm gonna say:
Ok Maybe not under-rated.... but fwiw, for all the DP series I find people, these are the ones most people DON'T pick....
aside from #17, which I think is just "ok", these are all great shows so I'm not sure why they are overlooked....
if anyone wants one of them let me know. ;-)
laughing really hard at your video bit. Well done!
wow, that's pretty harsh dude, ain't no time to hate. Thanks to bolo for the peace pipe, now let's all smoke it up and get back to the music.
Pulled the trigger on the single release of the Branford show, 24 track, whoopie!
I once got in a heated argument with a dude on this site, he did not like my opinion and started calling me names and even went as far as insult my family. Guy is not on this site anymore.
What's wrong with a little peace, love and happiness?
"tour rodents" now that's funny.
"I may not agree with what you say but I will defend with my life your right to say it."
Friend of the Devil was another song on my wish list from late in the Brent era.
I love your new pic. But I dislike it at the same time. Just kidding, it's all in good fun, I'm sure most will find out at Night at the Movieson the 17th. I'm headed to the beach and will try to keep up and check Thursday night. East coast should know before west coast due to movie times.
Daves 11 ,, UJB could be encore ?? Or maybe it was to settle some nerves.
Just listened to a few cuts from 3-14, very nice.
Since many are requesting downloads from previous sell-outs, I would love to hear/ be able to purchase downloads of the bonus discs Rhino was part of (Starting with Egypt RTC, RT's + others.) For a while I missed out on all normal releases and had to play catch up over the last 3-4 years. Between the time of 2004-2010 I was MIA. I know rhino took over during the half point in that time. So maybe there's a few bonus discs they could make a box or download out of ?? Just a little feedback.
Bolo, that is a rather interesting new avatar you have there...
DP 33 is one of my top DPs - and actually, I think I recall polls where it is tops for folks, and it sold out more quickly than othrers (hence, I respectfully disagree that it is underrated). I think it is rated very highly, and rightly so.
I seldom see DP22 (1968) in "best DP" polls so I'll put that in as my candidate for most underrated. Very electric, lightning hard-edged. My favorite Good Morning..Schoolgirl. Deep Feedback. Raw (but tight).
Funny story about DP33: A couple of years ago, it was sold out, I was quite bummed. Looked all over for a copy that was not equivalent to buying a small kayak. No luck. Then I happened to see it was available at Deadnet, jumped on it. It was shipped to me. Next day, it was sold out again. Who knows what else they'll find in the nooks and crannies of some warehouse? (Remember when they announced "finding" so many copies of the So Many Roads Box that they put it back up for sale for a year or two?)
Anyone making physical threats should be banned, although I will miss his curious Trustafarian patois.
Check out the "I second that emotion"...
Whoa-oa what I want to know
Is are you kind?
Maybe not so much. Looks like quite a few apologies are in order.
Who's man enough to start?
Can we please take the tit for tat bullshit back to your PMs. None of the rest of us care and it's rude and fugly in public. Please? Thanks
Hey, no offense at all, I just took the opportunity to raise a toast to the extras since you brought them up (and so many others entirely dismiss such "trifles").
If Dick's 33 is underrated, let me sign the petition--one of the best Dick's. I think some of the early ones that were popular upon release have gotten lost in the shuffle: Dick's 3 (5/22/77), Dick's 11 (9/22/72), Dick's 5 (12/26/79). Some of my other favorites that are well celebrated are: Dick's 4 (of course), Dick's 28 (of course), Dick's 26, Dick's 25 (controversial, but I love it). And Dick's 21 (Richmond 11/01/85) always holds a special place, as it was my 2nd show and a cornerstone to my Dead-going career....extremely popular upon release, but rarely mentioned these days. Not a space-jammer, but a wonderful songfest played with great energy.
Discs 1 & 4 of Dick's 31 are stellar, too--but I've never heard the complete shows, so just taking the selections at face value.
Can I plug Dave's 3 again, too? But then I'd have to plug RT 3.1 as its companion, and then.....well, you know what happens. That's why we keep collecting!
....the encore for the final show of the Spring tour, was We Bid You Goodnight. Simply classic....
Didn't make any of the tour....thought about it. Did see the Dominguez Hills shows a month later. I recall them as being pretty damn smokin'.
...i.e. DP #33, is simply, an incredible couple of shows. I've posted it before, and most likely will again. I'm partial to 1976 though......don't mind me. A banner year, with flags held high!!
while passions may flare and settle here over this era or that, one thing is for sure, deadheads always have and always will make things happen in wonderfully unconventional ways.
@Spacebro: what owlshead said.
And......when I first started posting here, I read a very poignant post several years ago from you and the last sentence was about the memory of the death of your father (maybe Blair's Golden Road?). Anybody that can put that much of themselves out there like that is a-ok. That post is the first thing I think of when I see your avatar.
Passionate, Well Informed Deadhead. Maybe some Italian in ya? I'm glad things are going your way. :)
oh, I get by with a little help from my friends...(don't we all)
Much appreciated my friend!!!!!
And back atcha on the coolness. haha
thanks for the comments, and thanks for the kudos... and always appreciate the conversation.
Starting to wonder if this Volume will ship before the official announcement. Kind of reminds me of the DP10 Bonus Disc. Isn't it about time for more good news?
Hey, didn't mean to insult anyone with my comment about replica tickets. I know how much something like that can mean to someone who was there.
Julie catch a rabbit by his hair
Come back steppin' like to walk on air
Get back home where you belong
And don't you run off no more
Don't hang your head, let the two time roll
Grass shack nailed to a pine wood floor
Ask the time baby I don't know
Come back later, gonna let it show
I say row Jimmy row, gonna get there, I don't know
Seems a common way to go, get out and row, row, row, row, row
Here's a half dollar if you dare
Double twist when you hit the air
Look at Julie down below
The levee doin' the do-pas-o
I say row Jimmy row, gonna get there, I don't know
Seems a common way to go, get out and row, row, row, row, row
Broken heart don't feel so bad
You ain't got half of what you thought you had
Rock you baby to and fro
Not too fast and not too slow
I say row Jimmy row, gonna get there, I don't know,
Seems a common way to go, get out and row, row, row, row, row.
That's the way it's been in town,
Ever since they tore the jukebox down
Two bit piece don't buy no more
Not so much as it done before
I say row Jimmy row, gonna get there I don't know
Seems a common way to go, get out and row, row, row, row, row
Can't wait to hear both from the new box. 3-14 and 4-3 ,, Row Jimmy. Both 1st sets have a great variety. This was one of the tunes I was hoping to get more of from the Brent era
I selectively picked up about 7 E72 disks over last 5 months or so.
Point is, if Spring 90 I or II was ever offered a la carte, i would go in and do the same. Hope they do go up for sale individually ... but would think that would only happen if the all box sets don't "sell out". I am guessing that is why E72 is sold individual ... because all box sets didn't originally sell out.
I ditto previous comments ... he has helped me score some rare DP's at very nice prices. And, he ships them with TLC so they arrive perfectly. He could ship an egg through regular USPS and it would arrive at your door uncracked :). Plus, a very cool guy!
I think DP#33 is under-rated because it comes late in the series, and is overlooked (from what I've seen) because it's so damn hard to come by. Really the 30's are the best releases...
30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36.... all top notch. 32 is ok, not my favorite.
33 is definitely hot.
I'm partial to #25 also, but that's certainly not underrated.
I also really like #20.
you guys make me blush like a little schoolgirl. (said in my best "deiter" voice from SNL) haha
Guys, I just have fun helping out. SO glad to help you guys.... with white whales, or missing Dick's Picks, or whatever...
ya'll have been great to chat with via email and I hope if you ever come to SC you let me buy ya'll a beer. I know I'm hitting Ace up for one in SF. :-)
In fact, I've helped quite a few folks here... so to those I haven't helped, hey, not all us ebay sellers are bad guys. :-) hahaha seriously though, I may be able to help find some stuff. especially original release dick's picks i happen to have a good bit of right now, at least certain ones...
Seriously though you guys, thanks for the kind words. I appreciate that. And yeah, it may take me a little time, and a moderate amount of luck.. and actually, honestly, sometimes I have to lay out some significant cash to get your cd's off the hands of some folks who have them.. but I can usually come up with stuff over time.
Then again it only took me about 6 weeks to get 4 of the 6 discs you were looking for ChrisGrand...
Again though.. seriously, thanks.
Spring 90 Part 2, count me in, i absolutely love it. Without a net has been my go to album for years, although i like any and everything. I do prefer Brent though.
It can not be stated enough that these are the 24 track mix. It will sound incredible! I am one of the people who did enjoy the mix for Spring 90 part 1 and i will enjoy the mix for Spring 90 part 2. As another person mentioned, it is the best of the both worlds.
Now here is the real question, what could Dave's Picks Vol. 11 possibly be??? I was certain that we would get a Brent show because I felt that it was about that time. Even after hearing the rumors i thought that it may be too soon for Spring 90 part 2. Now we are essentially getting 8 Brent shows. People have mentioned Fall '72, that would be nice. While we have a lot of '72 in general, i can only recall a few Fall '72 shows that have been released. Dicks picks 11, 23 (one i forget about at times but it is solid as Hell through and through), and 36 (outstanding show). There are probably more but thats what i know off the top of my head. I think the Europe '72 releases obviously skew how we think about the quantity of '72 shows released.
I honestly have no idea what we might be looking at next. But heres what i do know:
1. First week in August Dave's Picks Vol. 11 ships
2. August 30 my Alabama Crimson Tide take the field against West Virginia here in the ATL
3. September 9 Spring 90 part 2 ships out
4. September 6 two of my three kids have their first soccer games of the Fall season
5. September 7 my Atlanta Falcons take the field against the New Orleans Saints
The Dog Days of Summer are counting down and its going to be an outstanding Fall!!!
I hope every one is having a great evening and remember, regardless of the era, enjoy the music. Thats what its all about
Got ya and PMed ya. Cool avatar too!
I love Les Pauls but could never get used to the weight. And that carved top........SG's are more manageable for some reason.
The heat is on this way with afternoon deluges!
2nd that emotion about Brian...
he is a helluva helper...
you're living in the past...
i&i was like thee 1st person to give you MAD PROPS for your generous gesture towards SpaceBro...
that shite was months ago...
why ya gotta bring the vibe down...
live in the now, holmes...
Hey Floridabobaloo, check your PM!
1) i have no idea how he does it, but brian hahne is seemingly able to conjure out-of-print dead releases out of thin air. before you go paying scalper prices you really ought to talk to brian first. i will also say that the shipping prep he does to protect your investment is better than most (all)retailers
2) re: stuff going out of print, i see that some of the road trips are still available for short money in the dead.net store.
-v2.2 is one of the most impactful shows they ever played
-v4.1 is glorious 1969 dead (pig!)
-v1.3 is the dead quintet at its peak
-v3.2 is early keith 71, has a first set dark star, and a career best NFA/GDTR/NFA sandwich
-v1.2 is fall 77, the last 70's H>S>F
-v1.4 is post-egypt, has the finest stella blue ever, and a mind blowing TOO
every one of those deserves regular rotation
Funny, DP 14 has always been my favorite of them all. I listen to 31 a lot less than I might, but that's because I have the full shows and while I don't normally mind excerpted DPs (12, 18 are perfect), I hate the cutting they did on 31. Which makes it the most underrated for me at any rate.
its a bit sleepy, but then wakes you up in a big way with the terrifying jam on disc 4
.......wow. It's great that people who can help out a fellow head are doing so. And Spacebro's comments about the situation are very moving and well stated. I know that if this was a 73 or 74 box I would be out of my f*****g mind if I couldn't come up with the scratch for it.
I'm glad for all the late 80's and early 90's fans whom I can only assume are very happy with this release. It's good that everyone gets to be happy!! I purchased the Brandford show, and may buy others if they are ever released individually (like E72 shows).
Just listening to all my Dick's Picks today, and wondering which one fellow heads would nominate for MOST UNDER RATED. I've always thought that #14 was under-appreciated (probably due to the fact it's not a complete show?). Other opinions would be sweet.
As always, Peace.
Dude is the real deal, the miracle ticket kinda person for sure… wish I had his karma, never scored one!
every time I see his avatar…. well, he is truly the bother from another planet
I am impressed by the whole thing honestly.
In the coitus upped world in which we live, I relish the chance to be in things like this.
My paper is on the way
100% complete coolness.
What was the quote?
"You're a Damn Good Audience"
Fine words, well said. I am glad most posters understood what was and was not happening, and impressed Spacebro took the high road at every turn. A lesson for all of us when 'getting into it' on the interwebs.
I already sent you a PM last week. Please send me the person's contact information and I will contribute.
Glad you did not miss out on the release.
I just wanted to say that I'm really moved by the generosity and positive sentiment, especially to those who I may not have always seen eye to eye with here in light of some of my admittedly controversial posts. That gesture of good vibes means more to me than any boxed set, money or any other materialistic gain. It's truly a noble and honorable circumstance.
I'm not soliciting for freebies, handouts, charity and miracles. Claney pretty much hit the nail on the head in regards to several points, even going back to my post from 2012. True, I'm not in a financially set way by any means and true, purchasing a subscription for $100 is a large investment for me. It's also true that a friend helped me out with the first Spring 1990 box, which I was unable to afford during the time of pre-sale up until it sold out. I did however reimburse them eventually. It took a while but I, in good conscience couldn't just accept a freebie, regardless of my personal finances.
A very cool person here has offered to order one of these up for me. They don't know me personally, which makes the gesture of generosity even more special. I did decide to take the person up on their offer in good faith that if I'm able to repay him, I would if that he would do that for me, but he also noted that there are no strings attached if I'm unable to. I very much want this great gentleman to be reimbursed for his generosity. A lot of people have said that they would donate to the cause, and I don't have any expectations, but if you do decide to help out, I'll refer this person to you in a private message so he can recoup his costs in a timely manor. In good faith, when I can afford to, I will pay it forward to the best of my ability and within reason. I don't expect anything from anybody, nor will I begrudge anyone who rightfully states that there are more deserving places in which to donate to a charitable cause than a guy on an internet forum over a boxed set of music. It is admittedly awkward for me to be in a "charity case" position in the first place.
I realize that I've ruffled some feathers here with some of my posts and I'm not going to make excuses for myself or my frustrations that the releases with the shows in which I desire the most have been priced out of my budget. I can say that there are some truly awesome people here who have been incredibly patient with some of my controversial dialogue. The generosity and random acts of kindness mean far more to me than any materialistic items.
In addition to Claney, I would also like to acknowledge MaryE for her voice of reason in her last post regarding charity and her moderator hat.
Anyways, because of many circumstances, I'll be on and off here for stretches of time as I'm frequently in places for days without internet access.
Finally, and again, if I do receive this box as a result of the amazing generosity here, I will pay it forward. Even if I don't get one of these boxed sets, I'm still moved by the positive sentiment.
I think that band is called Brownout
I wonder if the shows on the 1st box set will be released as digital downloads as well?
Good deal takimoto. I was at Mansfield. Forgot to anticipate the additional holiday week traffic to the Cape. Listened to the match on the way down. Hot as hell. Ive been back on Phish for a couple years now after basically not listening at all since 96. I'm inspired by what I hear. I think the days of comparing them to the Dead should have passed awhile back. They are well into their own now and have been going strong at what they do for years. It would be like still comparing the Rolling Stones to Howlin Wolf or Muddy Waters. They (Phish) Jam and people still follow them around the country. I think the overall comparisons end there. If that was your Phirst show you caught a good one. I thought it was a very tight show and a beautiful night in Mansfield! Peace.