The Dead Live at Greensboro Colisium on 2009-04-12
- The Dead
01. The Music Never Stopped>
02. Jack Straw
03. Estimated Prophet>
04. He's Gone>
05. Touch Of Grey>
06. I Need A Miracle>
01. Jam> Shakedown Street>
02. All Along The Watchtower>
04. Drums> Space>
05. Cosmic Charlie>
06. New Potato Caboose>
07. Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin's Tower
08. Encore: Samson And Delilah
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|All Along The Watchtower>|
|I Need A Miracle>|
|New Potato Caboose>|
|Touch Of Grey>|
|The Music Never Stopped>|
|Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin's Tower|
|Encore: Samson And Delilah|
|Jam> Shakedown Street>|
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- 2009-04-13 13:44:34
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- Greensboro, NC
- Taped by
- Robert Krall
- Transferred by
- Daniel Kopp
- Greensboro Colisium
Set 1 starts off mighty fine - MSN > Jack Straw is close to 25 minutes between the two of them; you can hear how all over this thing the crowd is from the beginning....but then they start to wear - Bobby simply doesn't have any idea what to do with Estimated, and it's rare I'd discard a 15 min+ Estimated kicking off a jam, but they really can't grab back that energy. He's Gone has a big splice that I guess never really got fixed on the upload.
Set 2 - They're right there from the beginning, and Shakedown is a BIG monster - but, again, they just start slipping - listen to how out of sync Phil and the hi-hat are on Caution - sometimes this thing gets dangerously close to sounding like a half-aborted rehearsal - really cringeworthy stuff to hear it go on so long like that. Drums > Space is a delightful no-brainer, and post-space they manage to come together quite well - I like the ethereal loveliness of New Potato. The only jam they really reach on all night is Slipknot.
So a VERY mixed bag. I know everyone breathlessly liked posting reviews of the Dead and Furthur shows whilst on the way to the next, but how do these shows stand up against time, removed from the novelty of posting-as-you-tour?
Subject: Rhythm Devils
I really love the Drumz/Space This tour. Micky and Billy are having a blast. Some melodic themes are replayed on different nights. For instance: The rhythm devils melodic theme from 4/12/09 is the same one as they played at 4/22/09. The great thing about it, is each night they both lay there rhythmic finger prints on top of and all around each nights theme.
Very cool guys! I hope thers more tours to come.
Listening excitingly closely...
Subject: Great show !!!
If you dont like the tapers sound then get the sbd and revie then. so you know whats really happening on stage. Friend of the Dead
Wish I was there,,,Thanks to the taper. Peace.
Subject: no cut in truckin
it will remain seemless
Subject: Recording Comment
Subject: Great Show!
And of course Bobby forgot lyrics... If he didn't, he wouldn't by Bobby. Listen to any 70's show, and when Bobby forgets the lyrics, the crowed goes wild. All part of the show.
The He's Gone was great, the Coliseum rocked with the audience singing along.
GO SEE THE DEAD!!!!
Subject: Thanks for your hard work tapers
Subject: Great show
I thought the show started a little rusty, but by the time they hit Miracle through the end it sounded great.
For sure the jams were different without Jerry but some of the 2nd set jams were way intense. The jam at the end of Truckin was awesome.
Phil was awesome in the 2nd set and the keyboards on help/slip/franklin were great. The light show was really good and the staff at the coliseum was GREAT.
As far as ticket prices, they are not much different than any other major act. For that you get a 4 hour show and if you want it 4 hours of quality entertainment outside of the show....for eight hours of fun that ain't bad.
As far as the Bobby complainers, you would be bitchin even worse if he sang more Jerry songs or they had someone else singing a bunch of Jerry songs.
Subject: Thank you real good time.......
Subject: Leave Bobby Alone
Not bad, better than I expected. Warren's playing is fresh and his vocals add nice flavor to the tried and true styles of Weir & Lesh.
So what if Grizzly Bob forgets a couple of words here and there.
Phil's playing is is funky and chunky. I can't believe how long this show is.
The drumming is tight like they have never missed a beat.
The exploration of sound from Caution>Drums>Space and into Cosmic Charlie was trully expansive with sending me into utter meltdown and fastforward.
I read other posting's on Philzone and I found that in spite of what other's were saying, this show was quite entertaining.
The older I get the more I appreciate the evolution of the sound of the Dead. They might not be as forceful as they once were but a force to be reckoned with none the less. If I wanted to hear Dead circa 19.. I would go to the archive. Warren is an excellent fit not only for his guitar work, but for his soulful and colorful vox.
The 2nd set just picks up steam and does not stop until New Potato Caboose. Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin's Tower & the encore Samson And Delilah seem to send the crowd home on a high note.
I've been to enough P&F, Ratdog, Mickey Hart Mystery..... to say that the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. I don't understand what all the complaints about tix prices were about. These are professional entertainers and get paid as such. Dude, have you ever been to a NFL Championship Game? I think I am still paying that experience off.
The crowd is really into this Franklins Tower. I am so stoked by this that I might try to score tix myself if time permits in my schedule.
Subject: Go see The Dead!
Get outta the house and go see the Dead!
Flash's Take on the Show.
Ya see, I went in with a feeling that due to the high ticket prices being charged and the target audience, the band would have to play a Grateful Dead show. I mean that the average concert-going kid ain't gonna go see a show by the old fuddydud Dead, especially at a high price anyway, so they'd have to really please the deadheads!
Anyway, I was absolutely correct in the first set.
The band played a first set of all GD tunes with all singing by Bobby. Although Warren Haynes surely took the Jerry route (playing little of his trademark slide guitar and instead playing what sounded an awful lot like Garcia-style), Weir sang the first bunch of songs with Warren only taking a verse in the middle of Touch of Grey (although the Carolina crowd went wild for the home-boy!). There was also a cool new postlude jam to the Truckin'. I was expecting a Truckin' > Deal to end the set, but that jam had a lot of people thinking New Speedway (there had been a tease of it earlier)(two Other One teases in the first set, also), but it was neat that it was None of the Above and it ended the set quite neatly!
I've got take time to mention that while the band was at the top of their game: tremendous drummers, Chimenti's keyboard playing has always been great, and Weir is Weir......it's truly awe-inspiring to see Lesh play. The guy's a fookin' monster. He was all over the place last night giving a clinic for originality in bass playing. But then there's Warren Haynes. I was never a huge Allman Bros fan, but I know Warren's playing and style quite well (which incidentally, I thought was technically great, but a little limited stylistically). In the winter of 2000, I saw Warren's holiday show (The Christmas Jam) in his hometown of Asheville, NC. The show started at 6:00 and ended just after 3:00AM. Nope, that's not a typo. It was a nine-hour show with almost no break between bands.
Warren Haynes played with every band and was a true tour de force.
The last band of the evening was Warren's own band Government Mule. Their bass player (Allen Woody, also formerly of the Allmans) had recently died and in his memory Government Mule played a set with four different bass players! (including Dave Schools, the great Oteil Burbridge, and the guy from Phish).
I was overwhelmed by Haynes' talent.
I've seen him a handful of times since then, but last night I found out how much he's progressed. It was an incredible display of guitar playing, singing, and raw musical talent. His interplay with Phil was beyond description.
Anyway, back to the show....after the first set, I thought I had the tour pegged.
But then after a looong intermission, the band came out with Warren singing three in a row! I guess I had been wrong about them keeping it a real Bobby and Phil Dead Show. The Watchtower was wicked good. Phil really opened up, laying down bombs at every opportunity in the second set. Warren Haynes was on fire. Phil was absolutely smokin' (especially during the Caution, that also featured some great improv vocal stuff by Warren). Drums and Space were really busy (and really louder than the show had been up to that point). When the vocals came back during Charlie and Potato, it was a little too loud for the sound to be quite right, but the music was really good. The Help-Slip-Frank was beyond great. Truly inspiring with a bit of a different jam before the true slipknot. The Sunday night Samson was an easy call and sounded great, too.
My advice, GO SEE THE DEAD. I only wish I could see more,
Subject: Thanks to some solid recorders
Subject: good start
Subject: STUPENDOUS WORK - MANY THANKS INDEED!
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Subject: Great Opener!!
Warren Haynes is the perfect pick for the Jerry spot, and this show was excellent. My top pick:
He's Gone. It was really awesome, especially with the crowd sing-along. Here's to a great tour!!
Subject: Poor Warren!
(or some such dreck), I would be able to afford my ticket for this Saturday nite. Warren only has to put up with him for this tour, Jerry had to deal with Bob for 30 years.
Subject: Sounds Great
The D->S->Cosmic -> NPC -> HelpSlipFrankin's is particularly enjoyable. Warren sounds great too.
Subject: its just too bad
was an awesome show though for the most part I had a killer time. Big thank you to those involved in making this tape possible, and so fast. happy to have this on cd
Subject: No cut in Truckin here
Subject: Thanks Man!
Looking forward to the Boy's return to Albany later this week! Sounding good!!!
Subject: The Dead are Alive and Kickin'!
Subject: the music never stops...
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