Dead and Company wrapped up a two night stand at the historic Fenway Park last night. Just when you thought Dead and Co was finished with the surprises this tour, they go and drop an acoustic “Dark Star” on you.
In my many years of listening to the Dead, never have a I came across an acoustic version of their masterpiece, “Dark Star.” Bobby joked about it during a benefit concert with Joan Baez and Jerry Garcia, but they didn’t actually play it. Let me know if I am mistaken and there is a killer acoustic version of “Dark Star” floating around out there.
To close out the first set, Dead and Company treated Fenway to “Friend of the Devil” (Acoustic), “Dark Star” (Acoustic) > “Ripple” (Acoustic.) Luckily Richard Smith was there on the rail to capture the once in a lifetime moment. The video starts out with an incredible “Friend of the Devil” and then segues into “Dark Star.” “Dark Star” was cut into two different live videos. The second part is below.
This was just one of many highlights from night two at Fenway. Looking forward to getting my hands on a recording of this one!
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