Screengrab via Grateful Dead 'All The Years Live' Video
The latest livevideo from the Grateful Dead‘s recently-launched “All The Years Live” series is now available through the band’s official YouTube page. The new archive release highlights the band’s classic “Help On The Way” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower” song combination as performed at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on June 14th, 1991.
As the band’s official archivist David Lemieux explains in the video’s description,
Featuring the two-keyboard, two-guitar, two-drummer, one-bass Grateful Dead lineup, this magnificent, soaring Help/Slip/Franklin’s is one of the best of the late-era returns of this trio. In the lineup 1975-1977, 1983-1985, and 1989-1995, this enigmatic addition to the repertoire is one of the most dynamic and ambitious song cycles the Dead ever wrote and performed. From the Summer Tour of 1991 that also featured great shows at Deer Creek, Giants Stadium, Chicago, and Pine Knob, among others, this was the second release in the View From The Vault series.
The pair of pianists Lemieux mentions are Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick, who were the two men behind the keys for the Dead by that time following the death of Brent Mydland the summer prior.
Watch the band’s June 1991 performance of their classic “Help > Slip > Frank” combination below.
Grateful Dead – “Help On The Way” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower” – 6/14/1991