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Grateful Dead: So Glad You Make it. Two-Disc Live Collection Seres Up Highlights from Spring 1990 Boxed Set!
August 16 2012


GRATEFUL DEAD: SO GLAD YOU MADE IT


Two-Disc Live Collection Serves Up Highlights From Spring 1990 Boxed Set

Available September 18 As Two-Disc Set And Digital Download



LOS ANGELES â The Grateful Deadâs upcoming limited edition boxed set Spring 1990, limited to 9,000 units, will surely be sold out in short order but fans will still have a chance to wrap their ears around highlights from what many Dead Heads consider to be the groupâs last great tour with the release of SPRING â90: SO GLAD YOU MADE IT.

The two-disc collection features 20 live performances hand-picked from five shows by David Lemieux, the bandâs archivist and the collectionâs producer. The compilation will be available September 18 at all retail locations.

The two-disc set is not only a showcase for the best of the boxed setâs music, but also its original artwork, which was created by New York artist Wes Lang. A lifelong Dead Head, his elaborate drawings can be seen throughout the liner notes as well as on the cover, which features an ornate Indian skull headdress. Lemieux penned the compilationâs liner notes, which provide background about the selected performances.

For those familiar with the Grateful Deadâs glorious live performance history, the spring 1990 tour represents an important zenith, one fully equal to the golden ages of Europe â72 and spring â77. During this truly epic three-week spring fling, the band played as good as it ever had, with energy, sophistication and joy.

Recorded during the Grateful Deadâs 25-year anniversary, the band â Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland, and Bob Weir â played as though it was on a mission to prove something. The pieces just fell into place that spring â impassioned vocals, the Brent/Jerry mind-meld, the MIDI expansion of the bandâs sonic vocabulary, and a bunch of new tunes and choice revivals.

Despite the space limitations inherent in a two-disc set, SPRING â90: SO GLAD YOU MADE IT vividly reflects the diversity of songs played during this tour. It spotlights newer material (âWest L.A. Fadeawayâ and âBlow Awayâ), classics (âBeat It On Down The Lineâ and âMorning Dewâ), rarities (âEasy To Love Youâ and âAttics Of My Lifeâ), epic jams (âScarlet Begoniasâ > âEstimated Prophetâ), and choice covers with Sam Cookeâs âLet The Good Times Rollâ and the Rolling Stonesâ âThe Last Time.â

The powerful and revealing sound heard throughout the collection is the result of work done by the bandâs longtime audio engineer John Cutler, who originally recorded the shows, and Jeffrey Norman, who mastered each show to HDCD specs.




SPRING â90: SO GLAD YOU MADE IT
Track Listing

Disc One

1. âLet The Good Times Rollâ> â Capital Center, Landover, MD (3/16/90)
2. âFeel Like A Strangerâ â Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3/22/90)
3. âWest L.A. Fadeawayâ â Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3/22/90)
4. âEasy To Love Youâ â Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3/22/90)
5. âBeat It On Down The Lineâ â Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3/22/90)
6. âLoserâ â Knickerbocker Arena, Albany NY (3/24/90)
7. âItâs All Over Nowâ> â Civic Center, Hartford, CT (3/19/90)
8. âJack-A-Roeâ â Civic Center, Hartford, CT (3/19/90)
9. âThe Last Timeâ â Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3/22/90)
10. âBird Songâ â Capital Center, Landover, MD (3/16/90)
11. âBlow Awayâ â Capital Center, Landover, MD (3/16/90)

Disc Two
1. âSamson And Delilahâ â Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3/22/90)
2. âScarlet Begoniasâ> â Capital Center, Landover, MD (3/16/90)
3. âEstimated Prophetâ> â Capital Center, Landover, MD (3/16/90)
4. âPlaying In The Bandâ> â Civic Center, Hartford, CT (3/19/90)
5. âEyes Of The Worldâ â Civic Center, Hartford, CT (3/19/90)
6. âGimme Some Lovinââ> â Knickerbocker Arena, Albany NY (3/26/90)
7. âMorning Dewâ â Knickerbocker Arena, Albany NY (3/26/90)
8. âNot Fade Awayâ â Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (3/30/90)
9. âAttics Of My Lifeâ â Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (3/30/90)