Dead & Company Performs ‘Comes A Time’ & ‘Estimated Prophet’ At Citi Field: Pro-Shot Videos
Dead & Company unveiled pro-shot videos featuring “Comes A Time” and “Estimated Prophet” from their 2018 two-night stand at Citi Field in New York City. The sextet returns to the road for a “Fall Fun Run” that begins at NYC’s Madison Square Garden next Thursday, October 31.
Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge and John Mayer brought their Summer Tour 2018 to the home of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets on June 15 and 16, 2018. Read Gary Lambert’s notes on the “Comes A Time” from the first set on June 16, 2018:
One of the loveliest songs Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter created during their extraordinary partnership, ‘Comes A Time’ entered the Grateful Dead’s repertoire in late 1971 and appeared as the closing track on Jerry Garcia’s third solo studio album, Reflections (with the Dead as backing band) in 1976. Oteil Burbridge took on the song as a lead vocal vehicle with Dead & Company during the summer of 2017, and quickly made it his own, as the beautiful performance here will attest.
And here’s what Lambert wrote of the “Estimated Prophet” from the second set on June 15, 2018:
It was the opening track on the Grateful Dead’s 1977 studio album Terrapin Station, but ‘Estimated Prophet,’ as was so often the case, found its fullest expression in live performance. The Bob Weir/John Barlow composition depicts a certain kind of character commonly seen in the post-Summer-of-Love milieu of Northern California – a guy with delusions of clairvoyant and messianic powers who’s certain that things are ‘gonna be just like they say’ (‘they’ being the voices in his head). The musical setting – a minor-key reggae-inflected feel over a tricky 7/4 rhythm – sets an appropriately unsettling mood, which is relieved here and there by the soaring refrain of ‘California!’ The result is a song that somehow feels ominous and uplifting all at once.
Watch both videos below:
Comes A Time
Live recordings and video streams of Dead & Company’s “Fall Fun Run” are available via LiveDead.co.