The Grateful Dead: Europe 1990 (London October 30 - November 1)

This mix curates material from the final three shows of the Dead’s Europe ’90 tour, at London’s Wembley Arena.

The final night - 11/1 - was a particularly strong performance. Unfortunately, Jerry’s voice was ragged at the end of the tour and was completely shot for the middle show, Halloween. I skipped everything with that problem.

The mix features 66 minutes from 11/1, 45 minutes from 10/30, and an instrumental edit of Halloween’s Bird Song (which extends the Dark Starriness). Some fortuitous segues enabled me to make the second set flow continuously.

2-hour mp3 mix zipped up here

Set One:

  • Cold Rain and Snow
  • Cassidy
  • Valley Road
  • Picasso Moon
  • Let It Grow >
  • Interlude
  • Stander on the Mountain

Set Two:

  • Terrapin Station
  • Victim or the Crime
  • Bird Song (instr. edit)
  • Playin’ in the Band >
  • Dark Star >
  • Interlude >
  • Dark Star >
  • Weirdness >
  • Playin’ in the Band
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You’ve tapped into a great vein here. Thanks and ‘em coming! Todd Carey Www.Twitter.Com/ToddCarey Www.Instagram.Com/ToddCarey Mgmt@ToddCareyMusic.Com > On Nov 9, 2021, at 10:03 AM, Posthaven Posts wrote: > > 
Thanks for all of these Europe '90 edits, they look really good. I usually only collect complete shows but these Europe shows were such a mix of good and mediocre that they're perfect for your great editing.
Thanks again, John! Looking forward to listening to all of these soon.
As a matter of information, the gigs were at the Empire Pool, not the Stadium.
Trevor, thank you. Corrected.
The shows were indeed not in the stadium - but in 1990 the indoor venue was known as "Wembley Arena". The Empire Pool was renamed Wembley Arena in 1978. If you hunt down photos of the 1990s posters advertising the shows they all say "Wembley Arena".
Thanks, London Head - corrected once again.
Whilst you are correct that officially it was called Wembley Arena it's was colloquially still known as the Empire Pool. I still have my ticket stubs for the run of dead shows which indeed give the official venue name. As many of us there had attended shows before the renaming the old name was still in common usage.
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