Dead.net is kicking off the new year with a real barn-burner! Road Trips Volume 4, Number 2 offers up the entire blistering April 1, 1988 concert from the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, plus the entire second set and a few first set highlights from the previous night's show, March 31.
Garcia returns in absolute peak form and the band, still reveling in the glory of 1987's success, blaze through high-octane versions of "Mississippi Half-Step" and "Jack Straw," a rare and nearly perfect take on "To Lay Me Down," the second (and final) GD-only version of Dylan's "Ballad of a Thin Man," and so much more.
Mastered to HDCD specs and filled to the brim with fiery renditions of long-time favorites, it's truly hot stuff from beginning to end.
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Dead.net's 2011 Road Trips releases are scheduled to ship in February, May, September, and November. The exclusive Bonus Disc will be sent to you along with Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 3 in May.
Grateful Web editor's note: 3/31/88 was my 2nd dead show... :) I was 17 I don't think I could have had more fun than I did at this show -- I did not make it to 4/1/88, though. But lots of my friends did and they had a most fabulous time as well.