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Spring 1990 (The Other One) Box - SOLD OUT


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What's Inside:
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!

Listening Party, Part 2

Enjoy a track from each show!

Listening Party, Part 1

Enjoy a track from each show!

Seaside Chat: David Lemieux On The Branford Show

Unveiling Spring 1990 (TOO)

Talkin' Spring 1990 Too With Bob Weir, Jeffrey Norman And Branford Marsalis

David Lemieux on What’s Inside Spring 1990 (The Other One)

Product Details

Show #1
Capital Center, Landover, MD (3/14/90)


Disc 1
1. COLD RAIN AND SNOW [6:56]
2. FEEL LIKE A STRANGER [7:44]
3. NEVER TRUST A WOMAN [6:27]
4. MAMA TRIED> [2:31]
5. BIG RIVER [5:21]
6. LOOSE LUCY [6:56]
7. STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN [8:50]
8. ROW JIMMY [10:17]
9. LET IT GROW [11:54]

Disc 2
1. CRAZY FINGERS> [8:12]
2. PLAYING IN THE BAND> [10:27]
3. UNCLE JOHN'S BAND> [8:05]
4. JAM> [7:12]
5. DRUMS> [7:38]
6. SPACE> [6:34]
7. DEAR MR. FANTASY> [5:53]
8. I NEED A MIRACLE> [4:07]
9. BLACK PETER> [7:53]
10. TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT [6:01]
11. BLACK MUDDY RIVER [6:00]

Show #2
Civic Center, Hartford, CT (3/18/90)


Disc 1
1. SHAKEDOWN STREET> [12:45]
2. LITTLE RED ROOSTER [9:28]
3. STAGGER LEE [5:29]
4. ME AND MY UNCLE> [3:08]
5. MEXICALI BLUES [5:22]
6. FRIEND OF THE DEVIL [8:44]
7. JUST A LITTLE LIGHT [5:55]
8. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [5:32]
9. RAMBLE ON ROSE [8:02]
10. THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED [7:38]

Disc 2
1. IKO IKO [8:08]
2. LOOKS LIKE RAIN [8:27]
3. HE'S GONE> [8:56]
4. TRUCKIN'> [8:54]
5. SPOONFUL> [7:19]
6. DRUMS [6:52]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [11:23]
2. THE WHEEL> [5:49]
3. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER> [6:06]
4. MORNING DEW [11:32]
5. U.S. BLUES [5:31]

Show #3
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3/21/90)


Disc 1
1. MISSISSIPPI HALF-STEP UPTOWN TOODELOO [8:33]
2. NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES [7:36]
3. FAR FROM ME [5:05]
4. QUEEN JANE APPROXIMATELY [6:29]
5. LOOSE LUCY [7:27]
6. VICTIM OR THE CRIME> [8:07]
7. STANDING ON THE MOON> [8:00]
8. PROMISED LAND [4:53]

Disc 2
1. HEY POCKY WAY [7:10]
2. CRAZY FINGERS> [07:38]
3. CUMBERLAND BLUES [5:30]
4. ESTIMATED PROPHET> [11:51]
5. HE'S GONE> [12:42]
6. DRUMS> [9:37]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [7:39]
2. I NEED A MIRACLE> [4:16]
3. WHARF RAT> [8:41]
4. THROWING STONES> [8:59]
5. TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT [6:51]
6. KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR [7:10]

Show #4
Knickerbocker Arena, Albany NY (3/25/90)


Disc 1
1. GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD> [4:06]
2. TOUCH OF GREY [6:42]
3. WANG DANG DOODLE [7:22]
4. NEVER TRUST A WOMAN [7:36]
5. JACK-A-ROE [4:36]
6. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [5:27]
7. BIRD SONG [13:08]
8. LET IT GROW [11:36]

Disc 2
1. EYES OF THE WORLD> [13:26]
2. SAMSON AND DELILAH [7:47]
3. CRAZY FINGERS> [7:21]
4. TRUCKIN'> [7:43]
5. SPOONFUL> [5:37]
6. DRUMS [9:59]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [8:58]
2. I WILL TAKE YOU HOME> [4:18]
3. GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD> [6:58]
4. BLACK PETER> [9:09]
5. AROUND AND AROUND [6:45]
6. THE MIGHTY QUINN (QUINN THE ESKIMO) [4:40]

Show #5 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (3/28/90)

Disc 1
1. COLD RAIN AND SNOW> [6:29]
2. NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES [7:27]
3. EASY TO LOVE YOU [5:48]
4. HIGH TIME [6:14]
5. QUEEN JANE APPROXIMATELY [6:32]
6. LOOSE LUCY [6:11]
7. CASSIDY> [6:06]
8. DEAL [8:18]

Disc 2
1. FOOLISH HEART> [10:21]
2. LOOKS LIKE RAIN> [8:09]
3. CUMBERLAND BLUES> [5:50]
4. THE WEIGHT [5:46]
5. HEY POCKY WAY> [x:xx]
6. DRUMS [11:17]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [9:22]
2. THE OTHER ONE> [6:52]
3. WHARF RAT> [10:35]
4. GOOD LOVIN' [7:52]
5. REVOLUTION [4:55]

Show #6
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (3/29/90)


Disc 1
1. JACK STRAW> [6:15]
2. BERTHA [6:59]
3. WE CAN RUN [6:04]
4. RAMBLE ON ROSE [8:08]
5. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [6:02]
6. BIRD SONG> [13:05]
7. PROMISED LAND [4:46]

Disc 2
1. EYES OF THE WORLD> [16:33]
2. ESTIMATED PROPHET> [14:47]
3. DARK STAR> [18:19]
4. DRUMS [10:22]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [7:53]
2. DARK STAR> [2:46]
3. THE WHEEL> [4:23]
4. THROWING STONES> [9:25]
5. TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT [7:41]
6. KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR [8:24]

Show #7
The Omni, Atlanta, GA (4/1/90)


Disc 1
1. TOUCH OF GREY [6:41]
2. WALKIN' BLUES [6:27]
3. JUST A LITTLE LIGHT [6:12]
4. CANDYMAN [7:20]
5. ME AND MY UNCLE> [3:05]
6. BIG RIVER [5:28]
7. ALTHEA [8:09]
8. VICTIM OR THE CRIME> [9:55]
9. TO LAY ME DOWN> [9:24]
10. THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED [7:55]

Disc 2
1. CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER> [5:33]
2. I KNOW YOU RIDER [4:51]
3. SHIP OF FOOLS> [7:50]
4. MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER> [7:54]
5. DRUMS [7:30]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [11:48]
2. DEAR MR. FANTASY> [5:42]
3. HEY JUDE> [2:37]
4. TRUCKIN'> [7:00]
5. STELLA BLUE> [10:21]
6. SUGAR MAGNOLIA [9:15]
7. IT'S ALL OVER NOW BABY BLUE [7:40]

Show #8
The Omni, Atlanta, GA (4/3/90)


Disc 1
1. SHAKEDOWN STREET [12:15]
2. HELL IN A BUCKET> [6:17]
3. SUGAREE [11:24]
4. WE CAN RUN [6:55]
5. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE [5:17]
6. ROW JIMMY [10:11]
7. PICASSO MOON [7:14]
8. TENNESSEE JED> [7:39]
9. PROMISED LAND [4:42]

Disc 2
1. ESTIMATED PROPHET> [14:03]
2. SCARLET BEGONIAS> [6:57]
3. CRAZY FINGERS> [8:06]
4. PLAYING IN THE BAND> [11:40]
5. DRUMS [8:17]

Disc 3
1. SPACE> [6:56]
2. I WILL TAKE YOU HOME> [4:17]
3. GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD> [6:14]
4. THROWING STONES> [8:42]
5. NOT FADE AWAY [7:27]
6. WE BID YOU GOODNIGHT [3:14]

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WAHOO !!

:0)

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This made my day

Confirm order Check. My wife's gonna kill me oh well got till September to cool her down.

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Customs

Already thought of that probably another £34 ($58) OUCH again but what's a guy gonna do. Once you start collecting/listening to these things when do you stop.
What if the best show/song I've aver heard is out there and I just haven't actually heard it yet!!!

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Shipping price has jumped?

Coworker of mine is ordering the box, shipping price jumped $10 for each delivery option. Weird!

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€ / $

@Simonrob: I stand corrected. It did not deter me from ordering it anyway. But at € 26/show plus book (plus the box & ticket stubs that I do not really need), it works out OK I guess.

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PatagonianFox.....

....Where the hell have you been? Thought you were Dead. (Head)....

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riggsjr

Don't forget that the customs will also take their cut before it gets to you. Ouch again!!

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Multi-Track

Mixed from the 24-track tapes to full Normanized Glory. Thank You. Thank You.

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This is great!

now for all the people who complain about the Dave's Picks all being from the 70's..."settle down easy"

(~);}

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Re: Seth Hollander

I'd love to see them go back to more reasonably priced box sets. Not that I don't love these massive sets, but even a music only edition without all the boxes and trinkets (never look at 'em twice!) for us poorer folk would be nice.

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Digital downloads

Click on the RollingStone link and read the article.

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Got it

Just when I had convinced myself I didn't need anymore GD box sets I go and press buy!! Hefty postage tho' at $41.99!!! Ouch!!

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Dave's Picks

I have the first two years of Dave's Picks sealed with the bonus discs for anyone who might want to exchange a copy of this for those. PM me if interested.

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If I never post again, you'll know my wife killed me!

Wow, $239.98, ok roughly $10 a disc, not bad, $14.95 for shipping? Really? $22.94 for sales tax? $277.87, man.

How to come up with the fund to pay the credit card bill now, how much is blood going for these days?

Can't wait, love this tour, these are all solid shows with lots of highlights. And Branford, ooh yeah!

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Roland - Re: Shipping

Shipping to the Netherlands is $41.99 (not €41.99). This works out to €30.88 at the current exchange rate. The $239.98 for the box itself is €176.51. Box + shipping together is €207.39.

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Just ordered 3/29 solo release

"My sincere appreciation to TPTB for releasing the Branford show on it's own. The box looks fantastic but ... I just can't afford the big bucks... I would LOVE to buy a couple of these shows a la carte, much the way the Europe '72 shows have been offered.
Personally, I'd like to see more boxes in the $100 range but that's not meant to be a complaint, just input."

Thank you RDevil, that comment was just exactly perfect!

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Any Digital?

Will these be released on digital or CD only? A lot of us don't use CDs.

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@rdevil

Could not agree with you more, well put... also two teenagers, one going into his sophomore year at college... $100.00 would be more manageable... but, nice box nonetheless

"Thank You
My sincere appreciation to TPTB for releasing the Branford show on it's own. The box looks fantastic but with a wife and two busy teenagers I just can't afford the big bucks on a 1990 release. I would LOVE to buy a couple of these shows a la carte, much the way the Europe '72 shows have been offered.
Personally, I'd like to see more boxes in the $100 range but that's not meant to be a complaint, just input."

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Analog?

We were making DATs and Minidisc not T6 on this tour. Of course I will order and continue to wonder why Barton Hall is held Ransom when things go out at about $270,000 for the remaster and boxing per show. Anyways back to work on West High 6/21.

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It's not Spring 1976?

I think on this one the quality of the recordings made this the reason for the box. I would much rather see a lot of other spring tours (such as 76) but the recording quality and vault availability are probably challenges. If you love this era, then congratulations and enjoy! I got the first box (no regrets) but I'd be lying if I said it gets a lot of rotation on my IPOD.

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SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

....but at $30 a show its quite pricy.

i guess we're getting a keith show for dave's picks 11. : (

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Thank you

My sincere appreciation to TPTB for releasing the Branford show on it's own. The box looks fantastic but with a wife and two busy teenagers I just can't afford the big bucks on a 1990 release. I would LOVE to buy a couple of these shows a la carte, much the way the Europe '72 shows have been offered.
Personally, I'd like to see more boxes in the $100 range but that's not meant to be a complaint, just input.
There's a ton of great music in this box and cheers to those of you placing your orders; I'm getting a bit of a vicarious thrill knowing how much you will all enjoy it!

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branford show

looks like the branford show will be a sep. release (check rollingstone, amazon pre-orders, etc.)

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Thursday

Just purchase the 3/29 show by itself. Save the remainder of your money or pick up a few road trip shows from the 70s. Easy decision.

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Comes to $30 per show....

....price is right. I'm probably on board. I too enjoy the Drumz/Space from this era....

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shipping costs

a whopping € 41, sigh...

I guess a completist's gotta do what a completist's gotta do, even if it means skipping eating out for a month. Anyway, apart from the 3/29 Marsalis set there is enough to savour.

It may not be the years Spacebrother wants released, but at least the later years are not ignored.

@Thursday's child: I'm basically a pre-hiatus fan, but especially if you missed out on 1990/the first one, you'll need this. Great playing, Brent & Jerry in top shape, some nice rearrangements (Death don't have no mercy, Loose Lucy) and, as far as I'm concerned, nice warm sound. It works whether you play it loudly or just as background music.

Now for some October/November 72 or some 67 or some 70?

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I'm in the same place. Got &

I'm in the same place. Got & love the BM show & really like the 80's & 90's too. This is kinda steep for me at the moment but will see if I can dig up the cash. Always dug Myland & the Drums & Space from this era so most likely........
Good luck & good rocking!
Ken

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Darn it!

Before I met a wonderful woman and got married and had a wonderful child I could have afforded this! I had to pass on the first Spring90 box and have to pass on this one too. The only show I knew I loved on the first box was 3/22, but this has two I love: 3/25 and (of course) 3/29! Sob...
I desperately hope that in a year or so GDM will issue the Spring90 shows individually like they did with the E72 shows. I will jump on about half of them!
Ooooh I want this!

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Thrusday's Child Answer

$240 for 3-29-90 and the other shows that aren't as good as the first box? C'mon now...

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Hey Now everyone......

.....nice to see you. Nice release BTW....Hopefully Spacebro will be pleased, but probably not...

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I'm a 60s and 70s guy, but I loved the first box set

If you have the first box, I would say that's all you need. With the exception of 3/29/90, the better shows are on there.

If you missed the first one, you might want to look into getting this one. The shows are well-played, but lack the power of the 6 from the first box.

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Yes, Multi-Track

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

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.....need advice

I like the Brandford show.....but I have a copy. As a 70's fan, will I listen to the rest enough to warrant buying this? Need some honest advice from the 80's and 90's guys (or the 70's guys) to help me make up my mind. I'm asking VERY sincerely and NOT trying to start up an ugly war of words! Just want HONEST feedback please. Peace.

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Sweet

This is going to be nice. The music will play. I'm happy with this release, I'm sure it will sound awesome. I am surprised that another 1990 was released so soon. Deadheads were talking about the 80's so much that I believed it would be 80's. I'm sure some heads will be disappointed. i'm always glad just to get anything. 24 year old shows will entertaining for sure. I passed on the print, it's nice but just not for me. I bet it sales out in a few weeks at the most, 9000 copies is not really that many. Looking for hints on DP11.

Peace

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Is this the mult-track ?

I hope it sounds better than the first box. If I take the plunge send me copy #1990 or #9000 , I always wondered who gets those ?

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Where's the download-only

Where's the download-only option?

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On order

Got my order in.
awesome.

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allllrighty, then.

open yer wallets.

gotta listen to NOD.

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