Well, that timing worked out just perfectly. After tackling an Abbey Road song, in order, each day of their Spring Tour, Furthur arrived at The Beatles' two album closing musical suites just in time for Phil Lesh's 71st birthday. Tucking the so-called Sun King and Golden Slumbers in the middle of a beefy second set of Grateful Dead classics at New York's Best Buy Theater in Times Square; the band also debuted "Her Majesty", the album's coda as a part of the encore. Along the way were a couple of song selections that seemed like nods to the birthday boys ongoing fortitude, among them the rare "Built To Last" and "Truckin'" ("what a long strange trip its been", indeed).
Here's the tape:
Best Buy Theater
1: Dancin' In The Streets, Loose Lucy, I Need A Miracle, Tennesee Jed, Corrina, Crazy Fingers, So Many Roads, Mason's Children
2: The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion), Scarlet Begonias > China Cat Sunflower > Ramble On Rose > New Potato Caboose > You Never Give Me Your Money > Sun King > Mean Mr. Mustard > Polythene Pam > She Came In Through The Bathroom Window > Golden Slumbers > Carry That Weight > The End, Built To Last, Truckin'
E: St. Stephen > Her Majesty
For a glimpse at the Furthur Rotation this spring, check out The Barn's Furthur Rotation InfoGraphic, which gives a visual feel for their favorite tunes.