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
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.
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.