Cover: “Full Stop,” John Latham, 1961
The last two “Dark Stars” The Grateful Dead played occurred within two weeks of each other, six months after the previous performance, and 1.3 years before the end of the band. On the calendar of career “Dark Stars," they draw attention to themselves.
I honestly had no idea how great The Dead could be in this period, when the spirit of jammy exploration moved them. I like how laid back they are in these performances, which are simultaneously drifting and full of momentum. Thumbs up to this Grateful Dead.
52-minute mp3 mix here, which flows approximately like a continuous set.
- Dark Star (3/16/94, verse removed)
- Victim or the Crime Jam (3/21/94)
- The Other One (3/18/94)
- Playin’ Jam > (3/30/94)
- Dark Star (3/30/94)
- Jamming Down the Road (3/21/94)
I’ve posted another 1993-1994 mix, which includes the “Dark Star” before these two, with David Murray on sax.