FURTHUR Live From Abbey Road (2011)

Live From Abbey Road (2011)
The Dead vs The Beatles

On their current tour (as in, this month) the Grateful Dead offshoot band, Furthur – including Phil Lesh & Bob Weir – decided to play the entirety of The Beatles’ Abbey Road. Only… they did it one song a night, across the band’s first eight shows, with the famed side two medley climaxing the concept on March 15, 2011, the occasion of Phil Lesh’s 71st birthday. While Furthur’s style is not entirely well-suited to some of The Beatles’ poppier material, a few of these arrangements sound simply made for the dreamy, hazy atmosphere these guys exude in abundance. Check out the Deadified “Come Together,” below. Adam Dean, who was kind enough to provide us with the extremely rare Bill Kreutzmann private CD release, Mahalo, has pulled together these live recordings and mixed them for us in two ways – as a continuous one hour/one track experience and as an 18 song, split/track version. There’s more Dead in the archives, HERE. Thanks Adam.

Come Together (7:52)
Something (5:05)
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (3:52)
Oh! Darling (3:21)
Octopus’s Garden (2:50)
I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (7:50)
Here Comes The Sun (6:35)
Because (2:56)
You Never Give Me Your Money (3:52)
Sun King (4:11)
Mean Mr. Mustard (1:05)
Polythene Pam (1:35)
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (1:47)
Golden Slumbers (1:45)
Carry That Weight (1:39)
The End (3:00)
Her Majesty (0:36)


  • Willard
    May 26, 2011 - 09:58 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • June 9, 2011 - 22:43 | Permalink

    Well, thank you much, Willardio…………..

    • Willard
      June 10, 2011 - 12:28 | Permalink

      Thanks for stopping by Timmy.

  • Peter Cammann
    August 1, 2011 - 12:20 | Permalink


    The Furthur Live from Abbey Road recording, would you please shoot me a link to where it resides? I’ve downloaded the version on etree that features Come Together – Because as various audience sources and the rest of the release from the 3/15 soundboard. But the Come Together you have on your site appears to be either a soundboard or a matrix. Is this true? If so, does the rest of the recording you’ve identified come from the same source?

    Sorry for so many questions – but inquiring minds need to know!



  • Willard
    August 1, 2011 - 13:01 | Permalink

    Adam Dean put this together, so he’s the guy to ask. I’ll direct him here. There’s a link to JJ’s blog, Seriously, in the post. JJ has the soundboards for the individual Furthur shows. I think they all came from there, but Adam’s the guy with the answers.

  • Adam Dean
    August 2, 2011 - 08:41 | Permalink

    Yes, Willard, that is correct. My source was the Jolly Joker blog. His files are always good. I don’t know this for as fact but do believe he has inside access to Further source material that isn’t made available on the archive site. Just caught Furthur last week in Philly on a hot summer night and they continue to provide a lifetime of great memories. Thanks to kind folks like you, Willard, those musical memories are kept alive in cyberspace. Rock on Bro!

    • Willard
      August 2, 2011 - 08:49 | Permalink

      You’re the one that did all the work, AD. Thanks.
      Hope that helps, Peter. Just find the link to JJ’s in the post’s text, or find his blog, Seriously… in the blogroll.

  • Peter Cammann
    August 2, 2011 - 17:05 | Permalink

    I thought I’d grabbed it from etree, but it turned out that most of that was audience sources. I found and downloaded the right flies though about an hour ago and I’m listening right now. Thanks millions, guys! It’s gorgeous.

    • Willard
      August 2, 2011 - 17:17 | Permalink

      Looks like our job is done here. On to another post!

  • Anonymous
    August 28, 2011 - 09:37 | Permalink

    Awesome …………thanks

  • Adam Dean
    December 13, 2011 - 17:51 | Permalink

    Alive and well, indeed. I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in (and you can tell I still dwell in the 60’s), and indeed it is alive and well. Best to you, Willard. It has been another awesome your as we go Further and Furthur and still Furthur.

    • Willard
      December 14, 2011 - 07:48 | Permalink

      Good to hear from you Adam.

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