Grateful Dead at the Cal Expo Amphitheatre in Sacramento. Two thoughts -- 1st thought : Many critical fans are less-fond of 90's (post-Brent) Dead and obviously there are some good reasons for feeling that way - especially from the' consistency' standpoint, and at times the apparent lack of energy & even the achievement of a grippy musical tone. And then, the 2nd thought : During these May 1993 Cal Expo Shows there was a very-special brew stirred up for these California Rex Foundation performances, as follows : A song-by-song Jerry Garcia Guitar Clinic!
+ When Phil's On The Band's On! + When Things Get Weir'd! = what many Deadhead's consider the Band's last Great, and Triumphant Stand!! I don't personally feel that way i. Autzen'93 /'94, Oakland Feb.
94 Chinese New Year of the Dog! Run , and I'm sure a few' big' others -- however, if you were there for this glorious May'93 run of shows at Expo - I can see just exactly why you might feel this way. An absolutely Perfect atmosphere : California Sunshine, a Rex Benefit occasion(s), the Band clearly feeling the great vibes throughout, all in probably the last small (and most intimate) outdoor venue the Grateful Dead were still able to play due to crowd sizes, fan behavior problems, and etc..I mean you have Gotta-Love! The old Cal Expo, just gotta... But here's the scoop, and who will ever know why exactly? This happened except for each one of the Boys, naturally... : Jerry Garcia was simply ready to go all-throughout this whole run - Big-Time!!! He comes straight out of the gates, guns (Rosebud) blazing & Phil immediately follows suit as lead (bass) guitarist -- then Bob Weir at his best looking like he'd been anxiously waiting for this moment & opportunity! Garcia's fretboard/picking attack & tone is aggressive, vicious & pristine all throughout the power-moments in this run, and the ballads are heartfelt, sweet & played with excellence.
Shakedown Street clearly proclaims that Sacto! Because here-comes the Boss Turbo-Overdrive that you-all Live For!! Playing In The Band version & set-placement(s) - with reprise included! I mean Here Comes Sunshine...
I truly challenge the fans of 60's, 70's & 80's Dead, to give this Early/Mid-90's! Good Ol' Grateful Dead a try!!No guarantees naturally, but I think you'll be very-pleasantly surprised. Some speak of the 5/26 show as being the true last great " Hurrah " for the Grateful Dead, and me - myself -- well, I feel the entire 5/27/93 Show was one of the Best! Grateful Dead Shows that I ever saw - Ever! Right up there near the same level as some of the scorching-hot nights with Brent in the Late 80's / Early 90's. I bet this may very well be the' latest' Vault selection / release the Grateful Dead will ever professionally re-master & release for sale, and there are some real good reasons why they picked this'93 Expo run - and... They are all right here in the Music! Just some fabulous " 1993 " Good Ol' Grateful Dead!!!! Grateful Dead' Live' at the Cal Expo Amphitheatre in Sacramento, California (CA) on May 26th & 27th, 1993 (5/26/1993 & 5/27/1993) - Rex Foundation Benefit Shows!!!
Amphitheatre - Sacramento, California (CA) - (5/26/1993) >>>. Samson and Delilah (5/26/93) Here Comes Sunshine (5/26/93) Walkin' Blues (5/26/93) Deal (5/26/93) Box of Rain > (5/26/93) Victim Or The Crime > (5/26/93) Crazy Fingers > (5/26/93) Playing In The Band > (5/26/93) Rhythm Devils (5/26/93). Cal Expo Amphitheatre - Sacramento, California (CA) - (5/26/1993 & 5/27/1993) >>>. Corrina > (5/26/93) Playing In The Band > (5/26/93) China Doll > (5/26/93) Around and Around (5/26/93) Liberty (5/26/93) Shakedown Street (5/27/93) The Same Thing (5/27/93) Dire Wolf (5/27/93) High Time (5/27/93) When I Paint My Masterpiece (5/27/93).
Out of Print (2009 GDP / Rhino issue) Grateful Dead Road Trips Vol. 4 Cal Expo'93 (2-CD Set) is Brand New / Factory-Sealed! Please see all photos provided. Photos included are of the actual item you will receive.
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