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Grateful Dead - Truckin' Up to Buffalo: July 4, 1989
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Directed By: Len DellAmico Description: Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y. July 4, 1989
The entire band is in peak musical form, making "Grateful Dead: Truckin' Up To Buffalo" one of the very best concerts. Arguably considered to be the Grateful Dead's best tour of their last 15 years of touring, this complete concert at Buffalo's Rich Stadium on July 4, 1989, features the quintessential Fourth of July song, "U.S. Blues."
With the picture taken from the master 1" video tape, shot with six cameras, and featuring an outstanding new 5.1 and stereo mix produced from the master multi-track tapes, this nearly three hour concert features such staples as "Touch of Grey," "Morning Dew," "All Along The Watchtower," "Deal," "Terrapin Station," and is sure to be a collectors favorite!
Greatest Story Ever Told
Cold Rain and Snow
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Looks Like Rain
Touch Of Grey
Man Smart, Woman Smarter
Ship Of Fools
Playing In The Band
I Will Take You Home
All Along The Watchtower
Not Fade Away
DVD Extras: Visible Lyrics Option, Digitally Remastered (picture taken from the master 1" videotape, shot with six cameras), outstanding new 5.1 and stereo mix produced from the master multi-track tapes
Top Customer Reviews
who has a rule in life: No post-1977 Grateful Dead material;
and this DVD is 1989!!! Anyway, the reviews are so favorable, I
made an exception to my rule and checked this DVD out.
Hey, it really is quite good; and I'd love to give it five
stars; but when there are other 5-star items such as
Dick's Picks #15, 12 and 8, well...I'll be a little stinker
and give this DVD 4 stars. There are several highlights.
Row Jimmy is very good...till they change the beat in the
2nd half of the song and it kind of sounds automatic.
An outstanding track is DEAL...this is A+, really well performed;
I'm tempted to say that the DEAL on this DVD is arguably the
definitive version of that song. Ship of Fools is tremendous.
Morning Dew...great. All Along The Watchtower....very very good.
Lots of people complain when Grateful Dead DVDs have animated
portions...and I don't blame them; but in this case, there is
one section of the DVD that is animated...and I loved it...
during SPACE...the animation is really quite well done, I
thought. So that's my take on this DVD. All in all, I'm glad
I bought it.
+ Equipment and sound at the show is clean, bugfree, and solid
+ Camera and recording chops are practiced and at their best
+ This particular DVD comes at a point in the technology where they've figured that out too. 5.1 sound is clean and strong... Phil (bass) is ALL THERE and the "rain" sound effects during "Looks Like Rain" come from behind you!
For various Deadhead reasons, I prefer this show over all the other commercial releases. Jerry's voice is not entirely up to snuff, but his playing is, and this is basically my kinda show. Touches like:
+ Jerry plays slide, as well as the Tiger guitar all show.
+ Brent sings a verse in "Women Smarter." Smokes on the keys too.
+ "Deal" starts easy and comfy, then raises to a smokin' blaze. All JG.
+ I still get a rush out of Brent's keyboards on "Touch of Grey." That song was going nowhere until Jerry let Brent put the finishing touches on, making it their only bonafide top 40 hit.
+ Let's face it... this show is close to an ideal non-rarities setlist for me. IWTYH->Watchtower->Dew->NFA!! Good God! I mean, Not Fade Away is usually as pedestrian as it gets, but in this one Jerry and Brent do a great call-and-response, and Jerry throws his arms up for "My love is bigger than a Cadillac!"
You can tell Jerry is in really good spirits in this one, highlights: The whole second set is awesome my favorite being: Watchtower> Morning Dew> NFA. Looks Like Rain is also great. Jerry shreds it up on Watchtower. The Morning Dew is just magical and there is great interplay between Brent and Jerry on NFA. He's grins through and through on this one.
Actually there is only one complaint in the editing, there are moments when Jerry is really tearing it up and they might cut to someone else just doing routine stuff like Phils baseline or something, its like man I wanna see whats going on over on the guitar!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you're a Grateful Dead Fan - you'll love it. I bought it for my husband and he couldn't be happier.Published on June 15, 2013 by C. Krupa
i do not like when websites put restrictions on the user(20 more words required) so I am filling space and letting you know that this is a fun DVD and I recommend itPublished on April 13, 2013 by PW
This was my first show (first of many) and I couldn't be happier that there is such a quality recording of it. Read morePublished on April 3, 2013 by joen
I attended this show when I was 18. It was the most amazing experience of my young life. Imagine my surprise upon finding it had been made into a DVD! Read morePublished on August 4, 2011 by MacGuyverGirl
One of the best concert videos of the Dead out there. Every band member is completely on point and it's a great set list. Must have for any fan.Published on October 12, 2010 by NanTese
this is great and I recommend it for "Brent period Grateful Dead". I dont know why vendors are selling this for ridiculous prices. Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by michael
This DVD has much better sound quality than most Dead Show videos. If you have a decent system, you will really enjoy this DVD. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by C. Horan
Yes, yes ... yes. I've been to Dead concerts, bought too many vinyls and CDs and t-shirts ... This DVD is definitive. Read morePublished on October 8, 2009 by Captain Lisa
This is worth the money. The DVD replicates the concert well, the boys were playing in record heat. The camera shots are good, plenty of shots of everyone.Published on July 14, 2009 by Visa