The weekly Grateful Dead Shakedown Stream archive concert webcast series returns this Friday, July 17th. For this week’s broadcast, the band will revisit their performance from July 8th, 1990 at Pittsburgh, PA’s Three Rivers Stadium, which was later released as View From The Vault. The webcast will also feature a pre-stream chat with hosts David Lemieux and Gary Lambert alongside Dead & Company keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.
This concert from the Dead’s East Coast summer tour came less than three weeks before the untimely death of keyboardist Brent Mydland, who would die on July 26th of an overdose. While this concert does not feature any of Mydland’s original songs, View From The Vault stands as a testament to the impact of the Dead’s longest-serving keyboard player, and features his powerful backup vocals throughout.
Opening up with the chart-topper “Touch of Grey”, the band doesn’t look back as the first set is filled with fan favorites “New Minglewood Blues”, “Row Jimmy”, a take on Bob Dylan‘s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, and a fiery “Let It Grow” to close the first set. The action-packed second set is highlighted by a transcendent “Eyes Of The World”, into “Estimated Prophet”, into “Terrapin Station” movement that rides a blissful jam straight into “Drums” and “Space”. While things cool off for a bit in the second half of set two, the energy reaches a fevered pitch once more for a set closing “Turn On Your Lovelight”, followed by a somber encore of “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”.
In addition to the July 8th, 1990 performance, View From the Vault also features bonus material from the Dead’s concert two days earlier at Cardinal’s Stadium in Louisville, KY. The extra tunes, seen following the conclusion of 7/8/1990, are “Standing On The Moon”, and “He’s Gone” which leads into an exploratory “KY Jam”.
Scroll down to watch this week’s Shakedown Stream pre-show and full-concert webcast on Friday (June 26th) beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Grateful Dead Shakedown Stream Pre-Show with Dave & Gary feat. Jeff Chimenti – 7/17/20
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Grateful Dead – View From The Vault (7/8/90) – Full Stream