Spring 1990

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Spring 1990
A skull wearing a Native American headdress
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released August 31, 2012
Recorded March 16 – April 2, 1990
Genre Rock
Label Rhino
Producer Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Dave's Picks Volume 3
(2012)
Spring 1990
(2012)
Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It
(2012)

Spring 1990 is a live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It contains six complete concerts, on 18 CDs—one concert from each venue of their spring 1990 tour. It was released on August 31, 2012.[1][2][3]

Spring 1990 was produced as a box set, with a limited edition of 9,000 individually numbered copies. The box includes a 60-page hardcover book of essays and photos, along with memorabilia such as reproductions of the tour program, ticket stubs, and backstage passes.[1][2][3]

Speaking of the album in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Bob Weir said, "For my money, this was our hottest era. We couldn't wait to go on tour; we couldn't wait to play because it was really working for us and it was keeping us amused. We had been working together as a unit for a good length of time.... We got comfortable enough in those tunes so that we could do a little exploration, harmonically, rhythmically, whatever. We could go places with them. Everybody has to be way in tune with each other to be able to do that."[4]

Concerts[edit]

Spring 1990 contains the following complete concerts:

The album also includes excerpts from this concert:

  • March 24, 1990 - Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, New York

Two tracks from the Copps Coliseum concert were previously released on So Many Roads (1965-1995),[5] and one track from the same concert was previously released on Garcia Plays Dylan.[6] Six tracks from the March 26 Knickerbocker Arena concert were previously released on Dozin' at the Knick.[7] Three tracks from the Nassau Coliseum concert were previously released on Without a Net.[8]

The combination of the tracks from the March 24 concert at the Knickerbocker Arena with those from the same date released on Dozin' at the Knick, Postcards of the Hanging and Without a Net represent that concert in its entirety.

A concert from the day before the Capital Centre date, recorded at the same venue, was previously released as Terrapin Station (Limited Edition).

The remaining shows from the Spring 1990 tour were later released as Spring 1990 (The Other One).

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Grateful Dead
  • Compilation produced by David Lemieux
  • CD mastering by Jeffrey Norman
  • Recorded by John Cutler
  • Artwork by Wes Lang

Track listing[edit]

March 16, 1990 – Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland[edit]

Disc 1

First set:
  1. "Let the Good Times Roll" > (Sam Cooke) – 4:11
  2. "Touch of Grey" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 6:28
  3. "New Minglewood Blues" (traditional, arranged by Bob Weir) – 7:44
  4. "Peggy-O" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 6:34
  5. "Queen Jane Approximately" (Bob Dylan) – 6:15
  6. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:22
  7. "Black-Throated Wind" (Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow) – 6:03
  8. "Bird Song" (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:23
  9. "Blow Away" (Brent Mydland, Barlow) – 12:02

Disc 2

Second set:
  1. "Scarlet Begonias" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:21
  2. "Estimated Prophet" > (Weir, Barlow) – 11:04
  3. "Ship Of Fools" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:39
  4. "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" > (Norman Span) – 6:55
  5. "Jam" > (Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Mydland, Weir) – 5:24
  6. "Drums" (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 9:37

Disc 3

  1. "Space" > (Garcia, Lesh, Mydland, Weir) – 10:42
  2. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 6:55
  3. "Stella Blue" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:49
  4. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 9:16
Encore:
  1. "The Last Time" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 5:19

March 19, 1990 – Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut[edit]

Disc 1

First set:
  1. "Hell in a Bucket" > (Weir, Mydland, Barlow) – 6:43
  2. "Bertha" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:10
  3. "We Can Run" (Mydland, Barlow) – 7:05
  4. "Jack-a-Roe" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:13
  5. "Picasso Moon" (Weir, Bob Bralove, Barlow) – 7:41
  6. "Brown-Eyed Women" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:59
  7. "It's All Over Now" > (Bobby Womack, Shirley Womack) – 7:25
  8. "Deal" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:41

Disc 2

Second set:
  1. "Box of Rain" (Lesh, Hunter) – 5:27
  2. "Foolish Heart" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:35
  3. "Playing in the Band" > (Weir, Hart, Hunter) – 8:32
  4. "Eyes of the World" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:41
  5. "Drums" (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 10:26

Disc 3

  1. "Space" > (Garcia, Lesh, Mydland, Weir) – 10:52
  2. "China Doll" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:13
  3. "Gimme Some Lovin'" > (Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis, Muff Winwood) – 4:31
  4. "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" > (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 6:55
  5. "Around and Around" (Chuck Berry) – 6:36
Encore:
  1. "Brokedown Palace" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:48

March 22, 1990 – Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario[edit]

Disc 1

First set:
  1. "Feel Like A Stranger" (Weir, Barlow) – 8:12
  2. "West L. A. Fadeaway" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:41
  3. "Easy to Love You" (Mydland, Barlow) – 6:14
  4. "Beat It On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:34
  5. "It Must Have Been the Roses" (Hunter) – 6:29
  6. "The Last Time" (Jagger, Richards) – 5:40
  7. "Picasso Moon" (Weir, Bralove, Barlow) – 7:07
  8. "Don't Ease Me In" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 3:30

Disc 2

Second set:
  1. "Scarlet Begonias" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:30 [a]
  2. "Fire on the Mountain" (Hart, Hunter) – 11:44 [a]
  3. "Samson and Delilah" (traditional, arranged by Bob Weir) – 6:51
  4. "Believe It or Not" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:32
  5. "Truckin'" > (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 11:04
  6. "Drums" (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 11:36

Disc 3

  1. "Space" > (Garcia, Lesh, Mydland, Weir) – 8:14
  2. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 6:42
  3. "Hey Jude" > (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:53
  4. "Dear Mr. Fantasy" > (Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi) – 3:58
  5. "Hey Jude" > (Lennon, McCartney) – 4:31
  6. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 8:45
Encore:
  1. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (Dylan) – 7:10 [b]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Previously released on So Many Roads (1965-1995)
  2. ^ Previously released on Garcia Plays Dylan

March 26, 1990 – Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, New York[edit]

Disc 1

First set:
  1. "Hell in a Bucket" (Weir, Mydland, Barlow) – 6:53 [a]
  2. "Dupree's Diamond Blues" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:08 [a]
  3. "Just a Little Light" (Mydland, Barlow) – 5:15 [a]
  4. "Black-Throated Wind" (Weir, Barlow) – 6:32
  5. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 4:40
  6. "Picasso Moon" (Weir, Bralove, Barlow) – 7:17
  7. "Row Jimmy" (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:53 [a]
  8. "Blow Away" (Mydland, Barlow) – 11:31 [a]

Disc 2

Second set:
  1. "Built to Last" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:29
  2. "Victim or the Crime" > (Weir, Gerrit Graham) – 9:56
  3. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:45
  4. "I Know You Rider" > (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:24
  5. "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" > (Span) – 6:14
  6. "Drums" (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 11:21

Disc 3

  1. "Space" > (Garcia, Lesh, Mydland, Weir) – 8:29
  2. "I Need a Miracle" > (Weir, Barlow) – 4:03
  3. "Dear Mr. Fantasy" > (S. Winwood, Wood, Capaldi) – 5:20
  4. "Gimme Some Lovin'" > (S. Winwood, Davis, M. Winwood) – 5:09
  5. "Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 11:57
Encore:
  1. "Brokedown Palace" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:37 [a]
Bonus tracks – March 24, 1990 – Knickerbocker Arena:
  1. "Let the Good Times Roll" > (Cooke) – 4:01
  2. "Help on the Way" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:05
  3. "Slipknot!" > (Garcia, Keith Godchaux, Kreutzmann, Lesh, Weir) – 3:50
  4. "Franklin's Tower" (Garcia, Kreutzmann, Hunter) – 8:04
  5. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:30
  6. "Tennessee Jed" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:53

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Previously released on Dozin' at the Knick

March 30, 1990 – Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York[edit]

Disc 1

First set:
  1. "Help on the Way" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:12 [a]
  2. "Slipknot!" > (Garcia, K. Godchaux, Kreutzmann, Lesh, Weir) – 5:49 [a]
  3. "Franklin's Tower" (Garcia, Kreutzmann, Hunter) – 9:39 [a]
  4. "Little Red Rooster" (Willie Dixon) – 9:13
  5. "Dire Wolf" (Garcia, Hunter) – 3:28
  6. "It's All Over Now" (B. Womack, S. Womack) – 7:18
  7. "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" (Dylan) – 6:12
  8. "Picasso Moon" (Weir, Bralove, Barlow) – 7:56
  9. "Don't Ease Me In" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 3:26

Disc 2

Second set:
  1. "Iko Iko" (James Crawford) – 7:07
  2. "Playing in the Band" > (Weir, Hart, Hunter) – 9:19
  3. "China Doll" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:41
  4. "Uncle John's Band" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:16
  5. "Terrapin Station" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 12:59
  6. "Drums" (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 9:48

Disc 3

  1. "Space" > (Garcia, Lesh, Mydland, Weir) – 11:30
  2. "I Need a Miracle" > (Weir, Barlow) – 4:02
  3. "Gimme Some Lovin" > (S. Winwood, Davis, M. Winwood) – 4:55
  4. "Standing on the Moon" (Garcia, Hunter) > – 8:56
  5. "Not Fade Away" (Norman Petty, Charles Hardin) – 7:40
Encore:
  1. "Attics of My Life" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:12

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Previously released on Without a Net

April 2, 1990 – The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia[edit]

Disc 1

First set:
  1. "Feel Like a Stranger" (Weir, Barlow) – 8:44
  2. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:02
  3. "The Weight" (Robbie Robertson) – 6:34
  4. "Queen Jane Approximately" (Dylan) – 6:13
  5. "Easy to Love You" (Mydland, Barlow) – 5:37
  6. "Brown-Eyed Women" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:46
  7. "Let It Grow" (Weir, Barlow) – 12:21

Disc 2

Second set:
  1. "Foolish Heart" > (Garcia, Hunter) –9:20
  2. "Looks Like Rain" > (Weir, Barlow) – 8:26
  3. "He's Gone" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:59
  4. "The Last Time" > (Jagger, Richards) – 5:43
  5. "Drums" (Hart, Kreutzmann) – 10:42

Disc 3

  1. "Space" > (Garcia, Lesh, Mydland, Weir) – 9:04
  2. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 6:24
  3. "Death Don't Have No Mercy" > (Reverend Gary Davis) – 7:37
  4. "Around and Around" > (Berry) – 3:41
  5. "Good Lovin'" (Arthur Resnick, Rudy Clark) – 7:12
Encore:
  1. "Black Muddy River" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bernstein, Scott (August 1, 2012). "Grateful Dead To Release Spring 1990 Box Set", Glide. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  2. ^ a b (August 1, 2012). "Grateful Dead to Release Spring 1990 Box Set", Relix. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Jackson, Blair (August 1, 2012). "Introducing the Next Box: Spring 1990!", dead.net. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  4. ^ Eisen, Benjy (August 1, 2012). "Premiere: The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir on Spring 1990", Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  5. ^ So Many Roads (1965-1995) at the Grateful Dead Family Discography.
  6. ^ Garcia Plays Dylan at The Grateful Dead Family Discography.
  7. ^ Dozin' at the Knick at the Grateful Dead Family Discography.
  8. ^ Without a Net at the Grateful Dead Family Discography.