Grateful Dead Madison Square Garden 1991
Words By J-man
When it comes to Grateful Dead era's, 1991 was a game changer. One year after Bruce Hornsby stepped up on keys, we have this gem reflecting his direct influence on the band. His heavy playing is all over this show from MSG in NYC pushing the band to new heights and challenging the boys to bring their "A" game.
"Feel Like A Stranger", "Bertha", "New Minglewood Blues" kick off a fantastic first set. "The Music Never Stops" and "Don't Ease Me In" close the first set with beautiful perfection. The second set opens with a killer "Mississippi Half-Step". Additional highlights of the second set include "Uncle John's Band", a twenty five minute "Drums>Space" that resolves into a "Going Down The Road" to ease your soul.
The whole band sounds incredibly tight. The vocals are a step above a lot of the 90s material and with the addition of Bruce Hornsby, the music is played in an elevated state. If you're looking to explore the more mature side of the Dead, this show is not to be overlooked...
Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on September 16, 1991.
Set One: Feel Like A Stranger, Bertha, Minglewood Blues, It Must Have Been The Roses-> Dire Wolf, Queen Jane Approximately, West L.A. Fadeaway, The Music Nev
Set Two: Mississippi Half Step, Saint Of Circumstance-> Comes A Time-> Uncle John's Band-> Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Attics Of My Life-> Good Lovin'
Encore: Johnny B. Goode