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 latest addition to the live video series is that of their performance of “Estimated Prophet” from July 8th, 1990 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA.
As the band’s official archivist David Lemieux explains in the video’s description, “This dynamite performance of the classic Weir-Barlow song came out of a long, beautifully paced ‘Eyes Of The World’, and is the launching pad for the big second set jam at Three Rivers Stadium in 1990, which later included a terrific ‘Terrapin Station’, a rare post-‘Drums’ ‘Wang Dang Doodle’, and a poignant ‘Black Peter’. A wonderful show start-to-end, this ‘Estimated Prophet’ is one of the highlights.”
The video starts with some 90s-era psychedelic video effects filling in space behind the members before fading away as Bob Weir takes the band into a fantastic performance of one of their setlist staples throughout the years. The performance is also notable for a more solemn reason, as it took place in the final month of keyboardist Brent Mydland‘s life. Mydland passed just a few weeks afterward on July 26th.
As JamBase notes, the video recording of “Estimated Prophet” along with the rest of the 7/8/90 performance (plus bonus material) was originally released as View From The Vault, Volume One back in June 2000.
Check out the newly released video of the Grateful Dead performing “Estimated Prophet” on July 8th, 1990 below:
Grateful Dead – “Estimated Prophet” – 7/8/1990
[Video: Grateful Dead]
Previous editions of the Dead’s ongoing weekly “All The Years Live” video series have included “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.