Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It

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Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It
A skull wearing a Native American headdress
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released September 18, 2012
Recorded March 16 – April 2, 1990
Genre Rock
Label Rhino
Producer Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Spring 1990
(2012)
Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It
(2012)
Dave's Picks Volume 4
(2012)

Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It is a two-CD live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It was recorded in March and April 1990, and contains selections from the band's 18-CD box set Spring 1990. It was released on September 18, 2012.[1][2][3][4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [5]

On Allmusic, Fred Thomas said, "Some seasoned Deadheads consider the 1990 spring tour to be one of the best of the band's legendary live history, citing consistently strong shows and a renewed sense of fire. Certainly by this point, their musicianship was second nature, and set lists on this tour were more inspired and fluid than on weaker tours. The song selection on So Glad You Made It emphasizes how tuned-in the sets were, with a wide cross section of crowd favorites like "Playing in the Band", later-period compositions like "West L.A. Fadeaway", and deep jams on songs like "Eyes of the World" and "Bird Song". Beginning with a playful take on Sam Cooke's "Let the Good Times Roll", the scene is set for impassioned performances and full-hearted playing from the band."[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Let the Good Times Roll" > (Sam Cooke) – 4:00
  2. "Feel Like a Stranger" (Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow) – 7:32
  3. "West L.A. Fadeaway" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 7:33
  4. "Easy to Love You" (Brent Mydland, Barlow) – 5:58
  5. "Beat It On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:19
  6. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:31
  7. "It's All Over Now" > (Bobby Womack, Shirley Womack) – 7:30
  8. "Jack-a-Roe" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:00
  9. "The Last Time" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 5:14
  10. "Bird Song" (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:04
  11. "Blow Away" (Mydland, Barlow) – 11:58

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Samson and Delilah" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 6:59
  2. "Scarlet Begonias" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:11
  3. "Estimated Prophet" > (Weir, Barlow) – 10:57
  4. "Playing in the Band" > (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 8:30
  5. "Eyes of the World" (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:50
  6. "Gimme Some Lovin'" > (Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis, Muff Winwood) – 5:09
  7. "Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 11:13
  8. "Not Fade Away" (Norman Petty, Charles Hardin) – 5:51
  9. "Attics of My Life" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:08

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Grateful Dead
  • Produced for release by David Lemieux
  • Executive producer: Mark Pinkus
  • Associate producer: Doran Tyson
  • Recorded and mixed live by John Cutler
  • CD mastering by Jeffrey Norman
  • Quotation in "A Brief History" by Lenny Kaye
  • Original art: Wes Lang
  • Photos: James R. Anderson, Michael H. Laurentus Sr.
  • Art direction and design: Steve Vance
  • Liner notes: David Lemieux

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernstein, Scott (August 1, 2012). "Grateful Dead To Release Spring 1990 Box Set", Glide. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  2. ^ (August 1, 2012). "Grateful Dead to Release Spring 1990 Box Set", Relix. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  3. ^ Jackson, Blair (August 1, 2012). "Introducing the Next Box: Spring 1990!", dead.net. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  4. ^ Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It, dead.net. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Thomas, Fred. Spring 1900: So Glad You Made It at Allmusic. Retrieved August 12, 2013.