Grateful Dead Road Trips Cal Expo '93 Bonus Disc Cd Vol. 2 No. 4 1993 Ca 1-cd

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Grateful Dead : Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 4 : Bonus Disc CD : 1-CD : 5/26/1993 & 5/27/1993 : The Amazingly-Hot !!! Bonus Tracks from the Cal Expo May 1993 run in Sacramento, CA !!!

Very-Rare 1-CD "Bonus Disc CD" (9-Tracks) from 5/26/93 & 5/27/93 -- Including Picasso > Fire, Gloria, the Legendary !!! Cassidy > Uncle Johns Band > Cassidy ! and more !!!!!

Let's see... I warn you that I run the risk of getting a little emotional over this one, this Very-Hot Run!!!  All I can say is I hope that you were able to catch a Show (or Shows!) on this Absolutely-Historic! '93 Cal Expo run.  I was so fortunate to not only warm up at the Shoreline run prior, but also catch all-three of these Incredible Nights! of Historic Live Grateful Dead!!  Two thoughts here -- 1st thoughts : Many critical fans are less-fond of 90's (post-Brent) Dead and obviously there are some good reasons for feeling that way - especially from the 'consistency' standpoint, and at times the apparent lack of energy & even the achievement of a grippy musical tone.  And then the 2nd thought :  During this May 1993 Cal Expo Shows there was a very-very! 'special brew' stirred up for these California Rex Foundation Shows, as follows :  A song-by-song Jerry Garcia Guitar-Clinic! + When Phil's On The Band's On! + When Things Get Weir'd! = what many Deadhead's consider the Band's last great!, and triumphant stand !!  I don't personally feel that way (i.e. Autzen '93/'94, Oakland Feb.'94 (Chinese New Year "of the Dog" run), and I'm sure a few 'big' others) -- however, if you were there for this glorious May '93 run at Expo - I can see exactly why you feel that way, I completely understand.  An absolutely Perfect atmosphere :  California Sunshine, a Rex Benefit occasion, the Band clearly feeling the great vibes throughout, all in probably the last small (and most intimate) outdoor venue the Grateful Dead were still able to play in this '90's era due to crowd sizes, associated problems, and etc..  You've gotta love the old Cal Expo, just gotta...  But here's the scoop, and who will ever know why exactly this happened (except for each of the Boys, naturally - I'd assume.) :  Jerry Garcia was simply ready to go all-throughout this whole run - Big-Time!!!  He comes out of gates, guns (Rosebud) blazing & Phil immediately follows suit as lead (bass) guitarist -- then Bob Weir at his best (looking like he'd been anxiously waiting for this moment).  Garcia's fretboard/picking attack & tone is aggressive, vicious & pristine all throughout the power-moments in this run, and the ballads are heartfelt, sweet & played with excellence.  Picasso Moon > Fire on the Mountain?!!  I mean look out below in the Phil Zone!!!  And (of course!) last but not least, one of the most creative, improvisational & crystal-clean transitions ever - of all-time!... Cassidy > Uncle John's Band > Cassidy!!!!  I mean I truly challenge the fans of 60's, 70's & 80's Dead, to give this mid-90's Good Ol' Grateful Dead a try!  No guarantees naturally, but I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised.  Some actually speak of the 5/26 Show as being the true last great 'Hurrah' for the Grateful Dead, and me - myself -- well, I feel the entire 5/27/93 Show was one of the Best Shows I ever saw.  Right up there on the same level as some of the scorching-hot nights with Brent in the late 80's/early 90's.  I bet that this is the latest release the Grateful Dead will ever professional re-master & release for the loyal fans, and there are some real reasons why they picked this one -- it's all here in the music.  Definitely, definitely, enjoy this one...  Expo '93 !!!!!

Item Condition :  This Very-Rare! Out of Print (2009 GDP release) Grateful Dead Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 4 Bonus Disc CD - Cal Expo '93 ( Cal Expo Amphitheatre - Sacramento, California ( CA ) - 5/26/1993 & 5/27/1993 ) 1-CD is in Like New condition.  CD (Bonus Disc) is in Like New (Near Mint/Mint!) condition (please see photos).  CD Case (Artistic 1-CD Single-Sleeve) is in Like New (Near Mint/Mint!) condition (please see photos).  This CD was purchased Brand New/Factory-Sealed upon it's 2009 release, was played carefully only one-time - and has been very carefully stored inside a CD Case covered in protective plastic next to other CD Cases in my professional CD rack.  Please see all photos provided.  Photos included are of the actual item you will receive.  The Good Ol' 1993! Grateful Dead... just simply bringing the Heat!! at Cal Expo - for Rex! - Enjoy !!!!!

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Grateful Dead recorded 'Live' at the Cal Expo Amphitheatre in Sacramento, California ( CA ) on May 26th & 27th, 1993 ( 5/26/93 & 5/27/93 ) :

Picasso Moon  ( 5/27/93 )  7:57
Fire On The Mountain  ( 5/27/93 )  12:18
Cassidy >  ( 5/27/93 )  6:54
Uncle John's Band >  ( 5/27/93 )  9:30
Cassidy  ( 5/27/93 )  4:10
Gloria  ( 5/27/93 Encore )  5:44
Broken Arrow  ( 5/26/93 )  5:52
Ramble On Rose  ( 5/26/93 )  7:53
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again  ( 5/26/93 )  8:32

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