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 #127467  by tumbledownshack
 Fri May 03, 2013 10:02 am

Earlier this year the first installment of the new GarciaLive live archival series came out (3/1/80) and sounded exceptional. On April Fool’s Day, the Garcia Estate unveiled GarciaLive 1.5 (6/26/81), which was available as a digital download that came with one of Jer’s trademark black t-shirts. While GarciaLive Volume 2 hasn’t been officially announced, thanks to a tip from HT reader Steve R. we can reveal that the next installment will feature JGB’s August 5th, 1990 performance from Berkeley’s Greek Theatre.

At the moment, GarciaLive Vol. 2 is set for a June 11th release via Round Records. The Jerry Garcia Band’s 8/5/90 show is notable for many reasons including a guest spot from Bela Fleck of opening act Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Fleck adds banjo to covers of Midnight Moonlight (Peter Rowan) and The Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff). Also of note, the JGB covers Tears of Rage by The Band towards the end of the first set.

We can’t wait to feast our ears on an official recording of this longtime fan-favorite JGB show. You can pre-order GarciaLive Vol. 2 via for $14.99.

Here’s the setlist from the Jerry Garcia Band’s August 5th, 1990 performance…

Set 1

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) (Marvin Gaye cover)
Stop That Train (Bob Marley & The Wailers cover)
Forever Young (Bob Dylan cover)
Run For The Roses
That’s What Love Will Make You Do (Little Milton cover)
My Sisters and Brothers (Charles Johnson cover)
Tears of Rage (The Band cover)

Set 2

Midnight Moonlight (Peter Rowan cover) w/ Bela Fleck on banjo
The Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff cover) w/ Bela Fleck on banjo
And It Stoned Me (Van Morrison cover)
Waiting for a Miracle (Bruce Cockburn cover)
Evangeline (Los Lobos cover)
Think (Jimmy McCracklin cover)
That Lucky Old Sun (Frankie Laine cover)
Tangled Up in Blue (Bob Dylan cover)
 #127485  by tigerstrat
 Sat May 04, 2013 12:01 am
How odd. I just today picked up my beat-up old Deadbase VI ,opened it to this show and realized "hmm, I've never heard the next performance Jerry did after Brent died. I've got to get this show." Boom, a few hours later, I see this post about it being officially released.

Stop That Train is a Peter Tosh song.
 #127487  by Chuckles
 Sat May 04, 2013 4:00 am
And, if you want to be technical, "How Sweet It Is is Holland/Dozier/Holland tune...

looking forward to hearing this again in refined glory!
 #127488  by Chuckles
 Sat May 04, 2013 4:07 am
And, if you want to be technical, "How Sweet It Is" is Holland/Dozier/Holland tune...

Cool to see a CD with all those covers... looking forward to hearing this again in its refined glory!
 #127506  by redeyedjim
 Sat May 04, 2013 9:06 am
It's funny, I recently tracked down a copy of this show at the insistence of a friend. It's a pretty ripping show, but the version of "The Harder They Come" w/Bela is especially great (and IMO the show's highlight). Both Jerry and Bela tear it up. "Improvised reggae banjo? Yep, we can do that."

Looking forward to finally having a clean copy of this one. :smile: