Furthur Live at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on 2010-03-12
01 Ripple (BW)
02 Lazy River Road (JK)
03 Peggy-O (CR)
04 Two Souls in Communion (CR)
05 Brokedown Palace (JG)
06 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (BW)
07 They Love Each Other (CR)
08 Mountains of the Moon (PL)
09 Attics of My Life (All)
Set II: (10:05pm – 11:40pm)
01 Scarlet Begonias (JG)
02 Minglewood Blues (BW)
03 Easy Wind (CR) >
04 New Speedway Boogie (JG)
05 Viola Lee Blues V1 (All) >
06 High Time (CR)
07 Caution Jam > Viola Lee Blues V2 (All) >
08 Hard To Handle (CR) > Viola Lee Blues V3 (All) >
09 Like A Rolling Stone (CR) >
10 Sugaree (CR)
Set III: (12:10am – 2:00am)
01 Not Fade Away Jam (Parade of floats) >
02 Happy Birthday, Dear Phil! (Balloon drop) > Not Fade Away Jam
03 Playing in the Band (BW) > Jam >
04 St. Stephen (All) >
05 The Other One (BW) >
06 Elevator (SM lead jam) >
07 Unbroken Chain (PL)
08 Comes a Time (CR) >
09 Cream Puff War (CR) (w/two Go-Go dancers on stage) >
10 Franklin's Tower (PL, JG)
11 Donor Rap & Phil thanks the audience and band
12 Johnny B. Goode (BW)
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|Lazy River Road (JK)|
|Two Souls in Communion (CR)|
|Brokedown Palace (JG)|
|A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (BW)|
|They Love Each Other (CR)|
|Mountains of the Moon (PL)|
|Attics of My Life (All)|
|Scarlet Begonias (JG)|
|Minglewood Blues (BW)|
|Easy Wind (CR) >|
|New Speedway Boogie (JG)|
|Viola Lee Blues V1 (All) >|
|High Time (CR)|
|Caution Jam > Viola Lee Blues V2 (All) >|
|Hard To Handle (CR) > Viola Lee Blues V3 (All) >|
|Like A Rolling Stone (CR) >|
|Not Fade Away Jam (w/Parade of floats) >|
|Happy Birthday, Dear Phil! (w/Balloon drop) > Not Fade Away Jam|
|Playing in the Band (BW) > Jam >|
|St. Stephen (All) >|
|The Other One (BW) >|
|Elevator (SM lead jam) >|
|Unbroken Chain (PL)|
|Comes a Time (CR) >|
|Cream Puff War (CR) (w/two Go-Go dancers on stage) >|
|Franklin's Tower (PL, JG)|
|Donor Rap & Phil thanks the audience and band|
|Johnny B. Goode (BW)|
A Benefit Concert for the Unbroken Chain Foundation
Proceeds to support Haitian Earthquake Relief
Set I: Acoustic:
Performers: Phil Lesh (on Ritter bass), Bob Weir, John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, Sunshine Becker, Zoe Ellis, Steve Molitz, Jackie Greene, Chris Robinson
Performers: Phil Lesh (on Modulus bass), Bob Weir, John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo, Jay Lane, Sunshine Becker, Zoe Ellis, Jackie Greene, Chris Robinson
Performers: Phil Lesh (on Modulus bass), Bob Weir, John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo, Sunshine Becker, Zoe Ellis, John Molo, Steve Molitz, Jackie Greene, Chris Robinson
Thanks to Robert Scalcione for the setlist.
- 2010-03-14 07:07:45
- 744T > Adobe Audition 1.5 > 24/88.2 to 16/44 > CDWave FLAC
- San Francisco, CA
- Taped by
- Pete Gilmore, Monkey Tunes Music
- Transferred by
- Dawne and Pete Gilmore
Some good, solid jams throughout - I'm partial to the Chris-led Hard to Handle here - takes me back to the '90s, Unbroken Chain probably takes it as the centerpiece of the show.
So, yeah, for a cast of this size there could have been something extraordinary during this night - 4+ hours of music here. As it is, it's competent but tame.
Subject: The Negative Mambo...
Secondly, however...What is it with some people that just have to find something that they, in their less than humble opinion(s), HATE about a particular show? I honestly don't get it. Sheesh, if you don't like something, find something you "do" like and go there. It's like somebody's holding your hand over the stove burner and you're
just letting 'em keep doing it or something.
I quit going to shows in about '89. The whole Grateful Dead Secret Language thing, bad vibes at the venues, bad drugs infiltrating the scene, rampant gate crashing and thievery, etc., etc.. So, I "went somewhere else."
I'm one of those "old" Deadheads I guess, who can remember the Good Old Days when people shared stuff, had a good time and then shared some more stuff. Parking lots were cool places to hang after shows and the scene was allot more creative and peaceful than it became in the later 80's.
Yea, I saw my first show in 1966 when I was 12 years old (with my SFPS school teacher Grandmother) and I'm from San Francisco.
I got work with a couple members of the band over the years and "shook the hand that shook the hand..." Maybe that gave me a different perspective on shows in general, I don't know.
I hope this "community" of listeners continues to evolve with the various musicians that wander in and out of the whole extended Grateful Dead line-up and various mutations. It's cool to watch things change over time, huh?
Bottom line: In the words of Thumper's Mother... (from Disney's Bambi) "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
Again, a great show and a "well done" to all involved! Solid 5!
Subject: March the 15 not the 12
Subject: OH Memories, Goin' down the Road, In the Clouds
Subject: Absolutely Blissfull
here's to that.
the show sounds great. it's a real gift to be able to have this.
don't get me wrong, i love the dead and all of their songs stir my soul -- and i havn't been there to experience the scene throughout the spring tour(only the atlanta show) -- but i consider it significant that this set was opened with ripple. i think that maybe we all ought to take a closer look into the meaning of the song.
"I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.
If I knew the way, I would take you home"
mhmmm... that's right.
Subject: One for the Ages
Thanks Phil, Bobby, John and the crew. Also thanks to the tapers. Your posts to archive make my work days cruise by. With that said, this show is worth buying on CD. The engineering is superb (as was the sound at the show) and the spirit of the night really shines through.
Subject: Classic Show
Subject: There is NOTHING in this world, Like A West Coast Dead Show..!!!
And 4 you bitch and grumblers out there,
~~~Bob and Phil are carrying on for us Deadheads. Be Fucking Thankful that these guys come to your city and play. OLD HEAD 21470 you are the man.!!
Phil's 70th was magical, just as EVERY Bay Area show is!!!!! It was great to see CR, JG and everyone playing. It was nice to see JK kick back and let some of Phil's buddies play. They sounded amazing..(the whole night)...And of course, A big Thank You 2 the guys who record the shows!!
Like i said, "There is Nothing in this world like a West coast Dead show". ---- We are so blessed, `not because we get to see some of the most amazing west coast shows imaginable, but 2 have Bobby and Phil still playing for us. JK, you rock man, and Jerry is looking down upon this past 15 years and he is just smiling away..!!!!
~~~~~~~~ Thank You for all these years.!!!!
Hey grumblers, you bitches have some serious issues..!!!! And QUIT coming to these magical performances we don't want you here.!!!
Subject: Fair sounding audience recording
OK, as far as audience recordings go, this is so-so and gets an "average" rating of 3 stars due to muddy sounding audio.
It'd like to address "biscuitsandgravy" below, who really shows bad karma in his posting. Hey, this is a place to be honest and if you don't like what someone says, then you can criticize them without going to the extreme like you did. As someone who bought Anthem of the Sun on vinyl when I was 14, I have been a Deadhead far longer than most. And "biscuitsandgravy" it's folks like you who make this community unsafe. You need to chill, man. We need to keep the music alive, and keep the love alive, and your rant just really is so against everything we old-time Deadheads have kept alive for more than four decades. Grow up.
Subject: yeah ...
Subject: When They Play JBG
Twas long a tradition that when the boys play JBG they were playing you their last song of a performance of which they were particularly fond.
On many occasions through the history of the GD the only song that usually ever occurred after this song is We Bid You Goodnight. Oftentimes, it was their signature to the audience that they thought they delivered.
Such is totally the case in this show, performance, representation and recording.
Simply have to say that this is a most astounding achievement in the annals of all things grateful dead.
45 out of 5 stars.
And no We Bid You Goodnight!!!!
Subject: HAPPY BD PHIL! WE LOVE YOU!
Subject: This is for me
First and foremost Jerry Garcia is DEAD!! He killed himself. He deprived us of his talent by doing so, but that was his right. Truthfully by the time he died he was a shell of the man I had grown to love.
I thank god that Bob Weir and Phil Lesh are alive and healthy and are still willing to share the music. I don't give a crap who sings what songs and how they chose to change the tempo of any particular song.
This is the music that I love, and I'm thankful that I can still hear it. I'm also pleased that there are younger musicians like JK,JG,WH etc. who appreciate the music and will carry the torch when Phil and Bobby give it up.I've spent the better part of forty+ years listening to this music. It's in my blood and by now by probably DNA.
So go ahead and bicker,bitch and complain but realize that there is coming a time when this is going to end and I for one will miss it. Do Not take this for granted. Embrace it and appreciate it because when it's gone it will be gone except for these tapes.
This show is amazing and if you haven't seen the video on Further.net go over there to see it. These are musicians having fun and appreciating each other.
Subject: Great Recording!
Subject: ON FIRE
Subject: Sooo good - feeling the vibe
Subject: We all miss Jerry
Subject: Be Grateful
And for the haters next time you need to put down other musicians make sure you leave the name of your band so that we are not missing out on your superior talent anymore.
Subject: Phil's Best Birthday (His words, not mine)
"They Love Each Other", I love Phil!
"Scarlet", always appreciated, "Viola", what a nice weave, is it me, or does that remind you of "Mr. Charlie" as well?
Mr. Robinson's rendition of "Like a Rolling Stone" should be reason enough to download this-- WOW!
"Playing in the Band" I always enjoy, and this one was no different. "St. Stephen" was super special for me, thanx Phil and thanx Friends and thanx Further, and thank you for reading.
The bus came by and we all got on, then there were go go gals. This was So frigging cool. It wasn't my first Dead, Phil, or Jam show, oh no, I have been to a few, but this was a special one.
And to end with "Johnny B. Goode" was a fitting end to a glorious night.
Why no encore, u ask? Dudes they played till like 1:58!! It was sweet, also, strangely they didn't give us a final bow, so I kept on saying to a friend, there gonna come back. And when the house lights went on, I said its a ruse, a distraction...
Great Night, Great show, Wonderful recording, thanx so much... Let go & Let Jerry.
Subject: Incredible !!!
I am only thru TLEO and absolutely loved Chris' powerful, soulful voice in both Peggy-O and Two Souls in Communion....sure I'd like to see JOhn sing more, especially Jerry tunes but I'm sure we'll get our chance.
Wish I was a headlight....
Recording sounds crisp and clear to me as well...thanks for the quick upload !!!
Subject: Go To www.furthur.net...
This was definitely a check your ego at the door type of night. There were no guests, no introductions, this was a band of friends playing together with and for the Birthday Boy.
This was the most crowded floor I've ever been on, yet everyone was so friendly and mellow when bumped into. When the floats came out, we were severely packed together to make room - I sincerely believe that any other crowd would have panicked, causing a serious disaster. Instead, the mass just bounced together to the Bo Diddley Beat.
Second set still kills me - kudos to everyone for the Southern blue-eyed soul/blues/funk rock. Hey, Jay Russo is the only drummer out there for this set and he is just bombastic. For those who've been complaining, listen to Bobby - he's SINGING the way a lot of folks feel he should have been doing all along (listen for him yelling "Oh Shit" at the beginning of Like a Rolling STone when he realizes that he needs his capo).
This audience recording rocks! To me, it seems to have much less talking and other distractions than tapes from most of the other Furthur shows. I've been listening to the Live Downloads version for sale and feel that it is a better recording, but this Aud feels more exciting to my ears. Thank you so much to the tapers for giving this to us for free (thanks to Furthur, of course)!
Subject: Ain't no time to hate
The faces may be different, but the music is what brings us all together. Some may prefer those that stick to the original sound, some may love the new interpretations, BUT IT'S ALL GOOD! Be thankful that all these folks are making this music, sit back, and ENJOY!
I only got to see two shows on this tour (Orlando and Atlanta) but I've listened to almost all, and I am grateful the scene goes on.
Subject: Life is a gift and worth celebrating
Subject: New Speedway SMOKES
(And the chorus has implications for the conversations occurring in this forum. Smile. You're alive and listening to music. Life is good folks.)
Subject: Note of Appreciate to the Band
I was at this show with my wife and another couple. We all had a great time; it was a superior musical event and birthday party. This recording, while excellent, does not capture the power, energy, joy, spirit and comraderie that clearly emanated from the stage, and from all friends who joined us in celebration of Phil's birthday, on the stage or in the house. We are most grateful for your continued excellent musicianship, and thank you so much for keeping the flame glowing brightly. As long as you play, we will faithfully listen. You continue to evolve and grow, which has contributed to my being a deadhead since my first show in 1971. Peace and love.
Subject: God Bless The GRATFEUL Dead!!!!
PEACE BE UPON US ALL!!!!!!
Subject: HEY MAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Subject: Right on!
Subject: A little kindness on here.
"...if I could have anything for my birthday, it would be that we all treat each other with kindness, respect, and love. That's what this community started with back in the Haight forty-five years ago, and that's what will keep us together forever."
I thought this show was off the hook and this is an incredible recording. But we could do with a little more compassion and kindness on this forum as well as outside the venue(s). This isn't the place for ugly words on line towards each other, and it's a cowardly thing to do to hurl insults safely and facelessly from your home or coffee shop or iphone.
The spirit of this community clearly didn't die when Jerry did, so let's keep the kindness and compassion alive too, please.
Subject: be nice
Subject: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL!
Subject: God Bless Jerry garcia
fuck you too, and the old farts still pretending its still the 60's...get a job, and haircut, you loser
Subject: my first furthur listen only....
i have only seen a few hundred dead shows since so over time furthur will grow on people.
let people voice their feelings and get it out, it's just a cry for help.
ok the show
my first furthur listen only looking at the line up this looks more like a tribute band and i only see JK on lazy river. so after hearing a friend who went to 8 or 9 shows said chi down was the best so far (i learned this yesterday) and went to take a listen and it's not as amazing as all the hype, but the hype does do this band justice. for a first listen, i liked most of it and will be eagerly awaiting to get the OK from my better half to spend some cash for the blrooklyn shows.
i also wanna say i took a listen to melvin seals and the JGB from the jerry fest last year and would love to see phil bill mickey and bob join forces with melvin seals and stu allen. my guess is that would be a monster.
this has some great sound but if you want to hear furthur without all the added guests, check out the chi town shows.
and chris robinson is not that bad, he's not that great and i do think he took up time that JK could have used, but he did a great easy wind and finally belted out a good version of hard to handle.
enjoy it while it lasts, these guys anit gonna be around for ever.
Subject: FUCK YOU ...............
dead4head: 3 stars for sound + 1 for music = 4 stars you monkey idiot. Go get blown by a cow.
Subject: sub par
i was having a change of heart about furthur but chris robinson SUCKS!!! he's a pprick and i want to fight him.
good sound, mellow first set.
the good thing about this show is phil only sings 3 times (not including the group sing-alongs). I'm actually sick of St. stephen, never thought i'd say that but i am.
if chris robinson didnt turn the songs into shit this would be an ok show.
and JK needs to go back to DSO and continue living a lie.
3 stars for sound, zero for CR, 1 for the music
Subject: Jerry songs
Subject: Tastier than the apple I just ate.
Subject: A stellar birthday show - politics be damned!
This show is smokin' and if you want to go to church in the House of Furthur, simply play "Two Souls in Communion." Sound quality is great (thanks again Pete) and I'm already on my second listen through.
Politics be damned: If you don't like CR or JK or anyone else - we don't care. It doesn't invalidate your opinion or threaten your existence, but save your arguments about who should be in Furthur for the Phil Zone. What is valuable here is was the show good or not, what did you like/didn't like and really important: how is the quality of the recording.
Subject: I politely disagree
Subject: ain't no time to hate
Subject: Best Futhur and Friends EVER
High energy: Phil played amazingly, Jackie played great, really letting loose at times, and melded well with Bobby and John. Chris Robinson sang his heart out, and sounded great through most of the show. Bobby rocked his part, and let others shine all night. All of the percussionists sounded awesome. I had hoped that John would sing a few more, but in retrospect, it was great to hear an experiment such as this sound so great. It also made me think even more highly of John. He seems humble, extrodinarily talented, and we will be bombarded with his talent unrestrained when we are so fortunate...I feel like he is a quiet storm...grateful in every sense of the word.
The setlist for me was mostly unexpected and energetic. Phil could have thrown down a super setlist like the two new year's shows, but any band can play a gratuitist concert if that is what they want. Guaranteed nobody left this showed untouched and unsuprised.
Anyhow, THANK YOU! to Sherban and Jeff, who sold me and my girlfriend tickets at face value amongst throngs of $200-$400 tickets being sold within the week before the concert. To these strangers, with good hearts; your passing deeds of kindness left us with memories that will not fade away.
Subject: Dont miss the bus
Subject: Sounds great to me!
Subject: TWO souls in Communion
Subject: Great Sound Quality
Subject: Pretty Fine
Subject: one of a kind
Permit me now to I to add more specific assessments of the music all personal without detraction from the event. Song selection beyond criticism...all Phil's call as it should be. I wish Kadelik had more vocal time. Robinson was deeply soulful but not as dynamic as he should be...somewhat unmoving after an hour. Kadelik appeared to have some uncertainty issues with the expectation of the duration and depth of some leads, as well as transition to next soloist. Shortly he should feel comfortable to be the artist we have seen, and at jam's conclusion the transition would find itself. Molo is insane. Jackie Green really brought it for me. In previous P and F shows he was not a good stage fit in my opinion....missed the vibe. Friday however he was huge and tore up Franklins to end the show. I was really impressed, he is extremely talented and versatile. Lastly, I cant help but these recent years how Bob can really take things the wrong way with his shaky voice, ackward phrasing, or inappropriate scat. Enjoy Europe 72 to know how incredible he can be. I hope we see the like of that when he turns 70. It wouldnt be the same great show without him this night, but a self-awarenss of his limits would enhance future shows immeasurably. Thanks to Phil for a tremendous production, I know it meant a lot to him, and everyone delivered. Best rendition of the vibe I've seen since we lost the master.
Subject: Great show but
So once a gain thought the band was great the recording very very good, can't thank the taper enough. Getting it up this fast is amazing a friend of mine was also tapiong with Schoeps mk4 or 41 not sure plus the regular 744t can't wait to hear that one if it shows up. As for wanting more from the technical crew the lights and the mix were lacking. I mean I don't know what the deal is but get it together!
I enjoyed the show thoroughly, espcially Two Souls in Communion and the first half of the second set (had to leave early due to closing garage). Molo and Russo were monstrous together. At moments I thought Chris Robinson was too prominent in the overall sound and sometimes the 4 guitars were a bit much, but I was very impressed with John Kladecik...even more than before. There were solos that I thought were being played by other guitarists because they didn't haved that Jerry feel. When I looked up, it was still John playing. Hats off to him! There were moments in the jamming sections when the music started to spiral out and I felt my body going with it, threatening to leave the song behind, only to come back to the "one" and closer to the song sturcture without falling apart. I haven't experienced a m oment like that at a show in a loooooong time.
The recording sounds good to me, but I wouldn't complain if a better one showed up.
Subject: Sound quality critics?????
Subject: Phil's Birthday Show
Subject: what a show..
Subject: Show Comment
Can't comment on the recording as I haven't heard it yet.
Thanks tons for getting this up so quickly.
Subject: Phil's B'day Bash
a) your personal experience of the show
b) your prejudices
c) your evaluation of the sound recording
a) been on the road since the 70's, my teenage years in the UK, seen more than a few shows, this was a pinnacle - even if not GD - to be there in Frisco, on the floor for the ballons and the parade... Hard to imagine how it could get be better!
b) nothing cracks like the originals but this group of musicians moved the music to a new level, not always comfortable to an old-timer but open your ears and mind and listen and tell me where you can find better music to listen to...
c) There will probably be better recordings surfacing than this one, oln Archive and elsewhere. On the present recording: The vocals aren't clear and the overall sound is a bit muddy. I already heard a better recording replayed on KPFK (the music never stops, dj barry smolin, 3/14). But kudos to the present upload-to-archive team for speed and overall goodness.
I'm seldom wrong but I've been right (sic)
Subject: ditto on aching for john's vocals
it felt to me like exactly as it was billed as - furthur and friends. bobby played it perfectly, as well, gracefully allowing the guests the vocal spotlights and bURNing on hard rain's a gonna fall in princely bobby fashion !! and mighty tastily rendered ripple to open the night. bobby is ... can't come up with a word but it's only good.
by the third set i was ready for jackie to get off the stage and let pure furthur go for a while, but it was what it was in every way .. and the rotating drum machines were incredible ... set III with russo and molo on side by side kits was some of the mightiest drumming ever made any where
this furthur is the real dead - and this furthur and friends was indeed a special night. happy 70th to phil, and thank you to taper and uploaders.
blessings to all who love grateful dead. you are my family. i love you.
Subject: recording comments
My CD Packaging Scheme for the show to minimize CD "flips" during the music:
4. Comes-a-Time>JB Goode
Subject: Happy Birthday Phil
Subject: Sweet Show
My only complaint is that it was more "friends" and less "Furthur" than I had hoped or anticipated. It seemed a bit too much like the Chris Robinson show, and while I very much enjoy Chris Robinson and think that he has some tremendous pipes, I would have preferred to hear J.K. take on a few of the songs that Chris sang.
Again, I can't stress enough how much I enjoyed the show while I was in the moment (and really, that's the only way to enjoy a show) and it wasn't until after that I compared the reality with the expectation and found it a smidge wanting.
I'm still giving this show a 4 star rating for sheer musical power, energy, and the novelty (plus C.R. did Pigpen proud on the Easy Wind).
Subject: john k
Subject: Wish i was there
I am gonna say jackie green fits the shoes for the songs he preformed, they sounded great, and excelled the bands vibes.
Two souls in communion didn't quite have the vocal power it deserves.
Subject: cencorship sux
Subject: Happy Birthday Phil!
Subject: Play nice
Subject: Happy B-day Phil
Subject: thank you for sharing!
Subject: Monkey Tunes Rules
peace through music... Javadawg
ps - i owe you two titty flashes for this one... :)
Subject: team nak!!
Subject: Fun Night
Subject: Great time, Fun Show
Thanks for putting this up so fast!
Subject: And what a birthday it was!
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