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Two great 89 gigs from two of the Dead's mainmen - what can I say but brilliant!
If you want to know the tracks without checking the MP3 listing, they are:

5/9/89 Hartford
CD1 - Weir & Wasserman
Festival
Fever
KC Moan
Desolation Row
Looks Like Rain
The Winners
Victim Or The Crime
Wasserman Bass Improvisation No1
Throwing Stones
CD2 - JGB
Cats Under The stars
They Love Each Other
Waiting For A Miracle
Run For The Roses
Like A Road
My Sisters And Brothers
Deal
CD3 - JGB
Tuning
The Harder They Come
Mission In The Rain
Forever Young
Evangeline
Gomorrah
Don't Let Go
Lonesome And A Long Way From Home

6/9/89 Uniondale
CD4 - Weir Wasserman
Walking Blues
City Girls
Fever
Blackbird
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Shade Of Grey
The Winners
Easy To Slip
Wasserman Bass Improvisation No2
Heaven Help The Fool
CD5 - GJB
How Sweet It Is
Stop That Train
That's What Love Will Make You Do
Mississippi Moon
I Second That Emotion
And It Stoned Me
Deal
CD6 - JGB
The Harder They Come
Dear Prudence
I Shall Be Released
Let It Rock
Evangeline
That Lucky Old Sun
Tangled Up In Blue

So there you have it, 6 CDs of amazing music (for me anyway). The JGB line up here now has so many albums out, (Jerry Garcia Band,How Sweet It Is,Garcialive 2: August 5th 1990,Lunt Fontanne New York City October 15-30 1987,Lunt Fontanne New York City October 31 1987), however this is another worthy addition to one of his classic line-ups. The icing on the cake for me with this set though is the addition of the 2 Weir Wasserman sets with Bob Weir playing acoustic guitar with some brilliant bass in the background by the second Bob (Wasserman). His vocals are so good with some lovely accompaniment - great to hear Easy To Slip and Heaven Help The Fool from his album Heaven Help The Fool [Us Import]. Another real highlight is his interpretation of the Beatles Blackbird.

As for the JGB, what can I really say that hasn't been said before - this band gel as if they were meant to be together, I would say tight but that has always appeared inappropriate way to describe the JGB. There are so many highlights, I wouldn't like to single them out, but it was good to hear Van's And It Stoned Me - well didn't it always!!!

Packaging is 6 card sleeves held in a tight slipcase that isn't much thicker than a CD case. They manage to cram in 16 page booklet as well which contains some photos and a 6 page essay by Blair Jackson. So all in all a darn good package with some good deals still about.
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The Jerry Garcia shows are okay; nothing special for that period. But the Bob Weir shows are just mediocre. Weir sounds good on some of the songs, but Wassermen is really self-absorbed, and his bass doesn't add much. Get it for the Jerry tunes, and ignore Bob's stuff.
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on 25 April 2016
very good cd would recommend it.
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