Touch Of Grey -> Greatest Story Ever Told Jack-A-Roe Walkin' Blues Friend Of The Devil Just A Little Light Queen Jane Approximately Bird Song
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain Playing In The Band -> He's Gone -> Drums -> Space I Need A Miracle -> Crazy Fingers -> Playing Jam -> Dear Mr. Fantasy -> Playing Reprise -> One More Saturday Night
September 28, 2020 Subject:
I have to counter a review on another recording of this show ...
... that called Birdsong "almost atrocious." WTF are you talking about, dude? It was spacey, cosmic, loose, freeform jamming. OK, it's all right if you prefer a 6 minute, fast, concise, Birdsong like they were playing in 1981 in the middle of the first set, but I like my jamming, and re-listening, I was carried away yet again by this incredible jam, with every musician contributing to the ebb and flow of the whole. And this show has plenty more where that came from.
I remember riding a bus out to the venue from Chicago run by one of those Dead tour bus line operators. We got stuck in traffic and arrived a little late. On arrival, I found that I had only missed A Touch of Gray and Greatest Story! Man, was I psyched! Not only had no big songs gone down early, but Touch was no longer there to haunt me (it had followed my last two Scarlets). They seemed pretty well focused the rest of the set, although JALL was taken a bit slow.
Sure enough, they opened the second set with Scarlet, and I knew what was coming. An outstanding Scarlet and jam led to a Fire that on re-listening, sounds hotter than I remember. It was only the 2nd rendition of the duo I would ever hear live, and not quite as hot as the first, 3/5/81, which is the standard by which I judge all Mydland/Welnick-era Scarlet>Fires (there's nothing quite like 5/8/77).
Playin' follows, and has a nice jam and an unusual transition, quite fun to listen to, until you realize you're stuck listening to His Yawn. Oh, well. Miracle after Space was what I least wanted to hear, but the rest of the show was quite solid, including a tease of Playin' Reprise before they finally laid it on us. None of us knew it would be the final Dear Mr. Fantasy.
Nothing earth-shaking like the 7/12/90 Dark Star, but a very solid show on an excellent tour, and jammier than anything I'd heard since, well, maybe ever. A solid 4 stars, maybe 4.2.
July 18, 2018 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
June 10, 2018 Subject:
Brent's Final Run, Chi Su90
Doug the dude! Apparently only njpg doesn't see it (although some threes and fours in the other audio streams in the archive, too). Anyway, I'm with you and the rest of the gang, here, this is an excellent show. Su90 find the band hot off of the absolutely stellar sp90 run, perhaps their best tour in a decade. No question, they are dialed in for every moment of this show and in true peak form. Excellent 15+ minute Bird Song set one closer. Then awesome Scarlet-Fire set two opener, followed by huge Playing sandwich with a really neat He's Gone exit jam (Phil prominent in the mix on lead bass) and an excellent post-space Miracle->Crazy Fingers. Not to mention, there's a Mr. Fantasy in there and a Mighty Quinn encore.
Final Little Light and Mr. Fantasy.
July 24, 2016 Subject:
you guys are...
...nuts, who doesn't see the 5-star beauty of this beast. It's a fine way to see Brent off into the void, as it were...I myself read some of the skeptical reviews and some of the high praise, and I'll come down firmly on the side of great.
Set 1 - workhorse-good, capped by that Bird Song - it's a weird one, to be sure, at 15+ minutes, but I'm going to go back and deconstruct this beast a bunch, for sure...
Set 2 - Awesome from a to z. Nothing to complain about. The boys were really dialed in through the summer of '90, and I'm happily endorsing this one. Enjoy -
November 7, 2012 Subject:
can't really say this is that good a show. Good, certainly, but...
loved the 90 spring and summer shows; picked this at random. agree with previous reviewer that bobby, phil and brent high in the mix and its excellent. 2nd set a smoker; great dear mr. fantasy. some more charlie miller re-mix magic. thx to the tapers.
July 21, 2011 Subject:
Fine Show, Great Sound
Another gem from Walker-Scotton-Miller, thanks to all involved in getting these out to us..
Spring - Summer 1990 are some of my favorite GD shows, they were just on fire during this era of the GD.
While the Tinley Park shows are often overlooked, and seem to be regarded more as a "Brents lat show" vibe they are equally as hot as other nights on this tour.
September 3, 2010 Subject:
Excellent Mix, Best of the World Music Run!
Charlie Millers mix once again might even supersede the quality of the actual playing. But not by much, as I would call this an on night of a strong tour. Along with 7.12 (best of July by far) and 7.18, this show is one of the best of the July tour.
This show fed on similar energy and creativity as the spring and earlier summer shows did imho. Playin' wrap around, a stellar soulful post He's Gone jam. The Dear Mr. Fantasy in particular might be one of the best, along with 1989.7.2.
Mix is way even, Phil and Bobby are as audible as Jerry and Brent. Wow! Show is almost three hours long and rarely lets up.
4 for playing
5 for mix
solid 5 for a great CM remaster.
Sad that Brent went after these shows. You can really hear them continuing on the creative peak of really since 1987.
October 23, 2009 Subject:
First show ever...
This show as the birth of my "long strange trip". Loved every minute of it and I never looked back.
If I only knew then what I know now...I'd know about the same as I know now or maybe a little more or maybe a little less.
Looking back though, I can 't believe what a first show I was treated to. Embarrassed to say I had to sneak in after buying a bum ticket in the lot (but I learned my lesson). The venue was a concrete outhouse but the boys played their guts out. The setlist says it all. Thank you Charlie Miller...I don't know you but I love you.
August 19, 2009 Subject:
Grate performance. Grate C Miller remaster. Perfect sounding to my ears. I always have a hard time understanding Charlie remasters that have no reviews.