Grateful Dead Wake Up To Find Out 1990

Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 is a 3 CD live album by the Grateful Dead.

Have you ever thought to yourself…

“These guitar solos from Jerry Garcia are great but I wonder what it would be like if he had to duel with a saxophonist?”

If so, this is the album for you. It features the jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis and I understand he was originally invited to make a guest appearance on Bird Song. However the band were so excited by the sound, he was invited to play on for the entire second set.

If you read this blog, you’ll know that I have a real weakness for the contrast between guitar and saxophones (or flutes) so this was a must-have performance when I heard about it.

Grateful Dead Wake Up To Find Out 1990

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Songs On Grateful Dead Wake Up To Find Out 1990

CD 1
Jack Straw – 6:15
Bertha – 6:59
We Can Run – 6:04
Ramble On Rose – 8:08
When I Paint My Masterpiece – 6:02
Bird Song – 13:05
Promised Land – 4:46

CD 2
Eyes Of The World – 16:33
Estimated Prophet – 14:47
Dark Star – 18:19
Drums – 10:23

CD 3
Space – 7:53
Dark Star – 2:46
The Wheel – 4:23
Throwing Stones – 9:25
Turn On Your Lovelight – 7:41
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – 8:24

Yes all live performances by the Dead were different in some way but this really was a unique performance and it has a distinct feel.

As a one-off, the performance was excellent although I can’t help feeling that it could have been even better if Marsalis had played with the band a few more times.

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