Bob Weir / Grateful Dead : Ratdog Live At Roseland Theater : April 25 & 26, 2001 (4/25/2001 & 4/26/2001) : Portland, Oregon (OR) : 2001 : 2001 (2001/2001) Grateful Dead Productions 2001 GDP, Inc. Release - GDCD 4082 : 2 CD Set : Out of Print!- and Fans of' The-Dog'!!! Now, let me tell you here - as this sweet little rarity here is indeed one that you cannot let escape you for any longer! I was inside the House for Both! Of these 4/25 & 4/26 Portland, Oregon Shows - at the Roseland!!! And, I'm also happy to say that I haven't missed a single Bobby Weir Show in Oregon - since the Grateful Dead stopped playing in 1995. In fact, the last one I did-miss... Was the Weir & Wasserman Show at the La Luna! Come to think of it too, I don't think I've missed Weir in the entire state of Washington either, dating back to the Good Ol' G. This guy has had the Pacific Northwest Covered! When it comes to Bobby Ace!!
These 2001 Shows were Strong!!!!! They were the' Tour-Closers' in fact, and you could just feel it in the sticky & smokey!And too, just take a sec to put the' timing' in perspective 2001! - and you too can relate to just how Grate! It felt to hear, say...
You bet it was Raining Outside!! But, you know - as this was still " That-Period " only 6-years after the Band stopped playing, and it was a way-interesting time, not only in seeing how all of the various G. Members projects would evolve, but also... How the Material & the Songs!As he was just hitting the Nail right! I mean this really-was a' Peak' Era for this Ratdog unit, if you had to specifically pick-one. And, as we all know... It was the tail-end too of Wasserman in the band, which you know -- how can that loss not really hurt & all - R.
In the deliveries of these Songs at these Shows? As it was just impressive!! And, Weir was seriously getting after it too - which, really pushed not only the Band... But, the limits of the Crowd too!
This City was just Filled!! With Deadheads - big time. So, for the West Coast at least -- there really could be no better place for Bob & Co. To close up this 2001 Spring Tour. Heck, they even did a' Group' Appearance & Signing at Music Millennium over on SE Burnside Street - and...They probably got talked into that somehow, and had no-idea what was coming!! And it was a Total! Like every single Deadhead in Multnomah County & way-way beyond had like there Entire!
Vinyl Collection in their hands - for Weir to Sign!!! Dang, as it was pretty-funny, thinking back & all. He was a true-sport about it, but it was just a nuts!
Had like no organization or control. He looked pretty taxed after that action, but you know... It's Bob - being just a Cool! As he can be, to make a Fans day. And, I remember thinking - dang, and they've got to play tonight?
And, my goodness - did they even surprise me? I couldn't have even asked!For more at the 4/25 Show... And, I'm talking huge-stuff.
This was maybe even beyond the 1996 Eugene stuff that I always really personally treasured - say at Veneta, and at the Hilton Ballroom too! This here was a Brilliant! Decision to release action from this P-Town run.
And, the selections are way-impressive too - seeing as how Weir and the powers that be decided to pro-release a 2-CD Set. As it must have been Tough! Taking these 2-Shows to the chopping block, and deciding what to edit.
But, they did a really stellar job, for certain. Plus, how many Ratdog pro-releases were there ever made? Released on the Grateful Dead Productions (GDCD) label?? Point being all across the board? This one is a Tried & True Live-Music!!
TRACK LISTING >>> Ratdog Live At Roseland Theater : April 25 & 26, 2001 (4/25/2001 & 4/26/2001) : Portland, Oregon (OR) : (GDCD 4082 / 2001 GDP) : CD ONE : The Music Never Stopped New Minglewood Blues Loser Friend Of The Devil Corrina Bird Song Ashes And Glass CD TWO : Estimated Prophet Bass / Drums Mission In The Rain Even So Tennessee Jed The Other One Bird Song Turn On Your Lovelight Item Condition : This Very-Rare! Out of Print (2001 GDP release) Bob Weir Ratdog Live At Roseland Theater (GDCD 4082) 2-CD Set is in Good condition - close to Good/Very Good overall. CD's (Disc 1 & Disc 2) are in Good condition (Good/Very Good), with light-medium scratches/marks on the playing surfaces (cosmetic-only) - please see photos. Liner Notes Inside Insert (2-Page Fold-Out) & Back Insert Card are in Good (Good/Very Good) condition with light-medium indentations on the Inside Insert, and a printing imperfection thin-line/mark across the Back Insert Card (please see photos/close-up photo #10). CD Case (2-CD Fold-Out Jewel Case) is in Good condition, with medium surface wear/scratches on the outside plastic panels - and no cracks or hairline cracks on the CD Case (please see photos).
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