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Grateful Dead July 10, 1989
Giants Stadium East Rutherford, NJ | Listen on archive
12Feel Like A Stranger
Nice emotional jam in the latter section. Jerry's in a good mood
I've always liked this version, especially Jerry around 7:00. Surprised to not see this one in the list.
9Just A Little Light
Short but good version.
2nd Line fun all over the stage with the Nevilles.
JG torches the 1st solo like no other and the 2nd ain't half bad - the band just doesn't get behind him to build to the crescendos.
7All Along the Watchtower
They get after it and Jerry goes liquid metal at times > Dew.
8The Music Never Stopped
Super hot version with lightning bolts literally filling the sky while we danced in ten inches of water!
Tight, bright version. A great yin to the Stranger yang opener
2Don't Ease Me In
Usually a bit of a throwaway for me, but this one was lyrically enthusiastic with tight playing
7Knockin' On Heaven's Door
I have a huge heart for 89/90 era Knockin's, most especially for Jerry's perfect, blissful ambient tone. This one slays exactly as it should
20 minute version with momentum and creativity galore. Held my attention the entire time.
6Uncle John's Band
Fine, fine 1989 version with a very enjoyable and weird jam into "D/S."
Creepy crawly version with lots of different themes and moods just like all good Spaces.
Rockin' version from the summer of '89.
2Playin' In The Band
Short but I liked jam section alot Brent’s Organ + Jerry = Bliss