As a part of their continuing “All The Years Live” video series, Grateful Dead Inc. has shared the band’s final version of “Blow Away,” circa 7/16/90, recorded just 10 days before keyboardist Brent Mydland’s passing.
“This Brent Mydland song, debuted in 1988, was a show-stopper whenever it was played through the summer of 1990, and this was the final live version by the Grateful Dead,” GD archivist David Lemieux says of the video. “All 23 versions feature something very special.”
With heartfelt vocals from Mydland, and some nice organ work for good measure, this “Blow Away” is a fitting farewell to the musician, who still remains a key player in the GD legacy.
To stay updated on the band’s “All The Years Live” series, subscribe and visit the Grateful Dead YouTube channel.
Watch “Blow Away” below: