The second date of the Grateful Dead's spring 1990 East Coast tour was Phil Lesh's 50th birthday, a milestone marked by one of the bassist's rare performances as lead vocalist on Bob Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues." The show also featured the first performances in years for keyboardist Brent Mydland's "Easy to Love You" and the Beatles' "Revolution," as well as a particularly inspired jam (here dubbed "Mock Turtle Jam") following "Terrapin Station." Though not as highly rated by Deadheads as the March 24, 1990, show, some of which is heard on Dozin' at the Knick, this show featured some spirited performances. Revenues from the triple-disc, two-and-three-quarter-hour release (a version of which is available in a specially designed CD package) are earmarked for the Dead's museum/performance space, also called Terrapin Station. Note that the version of "Althea" is the same one that appears on Without a Net.
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