The latest live Grateful Dead video from the band’s recently-launched “All The Years Live” series is now available through the band’s official YouTube page. The new video features “Shakedown Street” from July 1st, 1992 at Hebron, OH’s Buckeye Lake.
As the band’s official archivist David Lemieux explains in the video’s description, “From the Dead’s final show of their Summer Tour of 1992, this Bird Song from Buckeye is from the Dead’s first full tour featuring only Vince Welnick on keyboards, as Bruce left the band after the Spring Tour of 1992. Following this show in Ohio, the Dead took nearly six months off from touring for some much needed rest. When they returned in December 1992, they were refreshed and re-energized.”
The Buckeye Lake performance marked the Dead’s final show of their 26-date 1992 summer tour, the first tour the band embarked on with only Vince Welnick on keys. Backed by some tenacious Phil Lesh bass bombs, Jerry Garcia sounds strong with his vocal lead on this “Bird Song”. Moving out of the song’s main theme into improvisational territory, Bob Weir lays down some choppy rhythmic licks, allowing Jerry and Welnick to lock in to some spacey interplay.
Check out the newly released video of the Grateful Dead performing “Bird Song” on July 1st, 1992 below:
Grateful Dead – “Bird Song” – 7/1/1992
[Video: Grateful Dead]
Previous editions of the Dead’s ongoing weekly “All The Years Live” video series have included “Shakedown Street” from June 22nd, 1991 at Soldier Field, “My Brother Esau” from July 24th, 1987 at Oakland, CA’s Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, “Blow Away” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium, “Touch of Grey” from 7/4/1989 at Rich Stadium, “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” from 7/6/1990 at Cardinal Stadium, “Estimated Prophet” from 7/8/1990 at Three Rivers Stadium, “Reuben & Cherise” from 6/6/90 at Buckeye Lake, “Morning Dew” from 10/18/74 at the Winterland Ballroom, “Sugar Magnolia”/”Scarlet Begonias”/”Fire On The Mountain” from 12/31/78 at the Winterland Ballroom, and “Wang Dang Doodle” from June 14th, 1991 at RFK Stadium.