Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It
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ReleasedSeptember 18, 2012
RecordedMarch 16 – 30, 1990
GenreRock
Length153:36
LabelRhino
ProducerGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Spring 1990
(2012)
Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It
(2012)
Dave's Picks Volume 4
(2012)

Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It is a two-CD live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It was recorded in March 1990, and contains selections from the band's 18-CD box set Spring 1990. It was released on September 18, 2012.[1][2][3][4]

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Allmusic [5]

On AllMusic, Fred Thomas said, "Some seasoned Deadheads consider the 1990 spring tour to be one of the best of the band's legendary live history, citing consistently strong shows and a renewed sense of fire. Certainly by this point, their musicianship was second nature, and set lists on this tour were more inspired and fluid than on weaker tours. The song selection on So Glad You Made It emphasizes how tuned-in the sets were, with a wide cross section of crowd favorites like "Playing in the Band", later-period compositions like "West L.A. Fadeaway", and deep jams on songs like "Eyes of the World" and "Bird Song". Beginning with a playful take on Sam Cooke's "Let the Good Times Roll", the scene is set for impassioned performances and full-hearted playing from the band."[5]

Track listing

Disc 1
No.TitleRecording venue and dateLength
1."Let the Good Times Roll >" (Sam Cooke)Capital Centre, March 16, 19904:00
2."Feel Like a Stranger" (Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow)Copps Coliseum, March 22, 19907:32
3."West L.A. Fadeaway" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter)Copps Coliseum, March 22, 19907:33
4."Easy to Love You" (Brent Mydland, Barlow)Copps Coliseum, March 22, 19905:58
5."Beat It On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller)Copps Coliseum, March 22, 19903:19
6."Loser" (Garcia, Hunter)Knickerbocker Arena, March 24, 19907:31
7."It's All Over Now >" (Bobby Womack, Shirley Womack)XL Center, March 19, 19907:30
8."Jack-a-Roe" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead)Hartford Civic Center, March 19, 19905:00
9."The Last Time" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)Copps Coliseum, March 22, 19905:14
10."Bird Song" (Garcia, Hunter)Capital Centre, March 16, 199014:04
11."Blow Away" (Mydland, Barlow)Capital Centre, March 16, 199011:58
Disc 2
No.TitleRecording venue and dateLength
1."Samson and Delilah" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead)Copps Coliseum, March 22, 19906:59
2."Scarlet Begonias >" (Garcia, Hunter)Capital Centre, March 16, 199011:11
3."Estimated Prophet >" (Weir, Barlow)Capital Centre, March 16, 199010:57
4."Playing in the Band >" (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter)XL Center, March 19, 19908:30
5."Eyes of the World" (Garcia, Hunter)XL Center, March 19, 199014:50
6."Gimme Some Lovin' >" (Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis, Muff Winwood)Knickerbocker Arena, March 26, 19905:09
7."Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose)Knickerbocker Arena, March 26, 199011:13
8."Not Fade Away" (Norman Petty, Charles Hardin)Nassau Coliseum, March 30, 19905:51
9."Attics of My Life" (Garcia, Hunter)Nassau Coliseum, March 30, 19905:08

Personnel

Grateful Dead

Production

References

  1. ^ Bernstein, Scott (August 1, 2012). "Grateful Dead To Release Spring 1990 Box Set", Glide. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  2. ^ (August 1, 2012). "Grateful Dead to Release Spring 1990 Box Set", Relix. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  3. ^ Jackson, Blair (August 1, 2012). "Introducing the Next Box: Spring 1990!", dead.net. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  4. ^ Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It, dead.net. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Thomas, Fred. Spring 1900: So Glad You Made It at Allmusic. Retrieved August 12, 2013.