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Miami Arena, Miami, FL: October 26, 1989


Another week, another sneak-preview treat from next month’s 30 Trips Around the Sun box set… This week’s featured show was the last night of 1989’s fall tour, from Miami Arena. And we found a great, GREAT mix of the show online, too. Easily one of, if not THE best, “Dark Star” jams of the period. The whole show is pretty solid, in addition. Enjoy the jam.


Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT: September 24, 1972

For The Grateful Dead, 1972 was a year punctuated by their renowned Europe ’72 concerts. So I thought it was pretty cool that the powers that be selected a stateside show for inclusion on the upcoming 30 Trips Around the Sun box set. Although it’s probably not too surprising, as the Europe shows have been… Continue Reading

The Ark, Boston, MA: April 23, 1969

One of the things I love most about the Grateful Dead is when non-fans ask, “How can you listen to the same song so many times?” My answer varies, but most often, it’s a variation of, “It’s NOT the same song.” Depending on which version of any given song you listen to, you may get… Continue Reading

Fillmore East, New York, NY: February 11, 1970

If you’re not familiar with this show, I almost don’t want to tell you what you’ll hear, lest it would ruin the surprise. If you’re anything like me and my other audiophile friends, you’ve probably had those late-night-weirdness conversations that have begun, “You know who I’d have loved to see jam together?” Followed by hours… Continue Reading