Grateful Dead Inc. has shared yet another archival pro-shot video, as part of their “All The Years Live” video series.
This week’s edition showcases a summer ’87 version of “My Brother Esau,” filmed live at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium.
“This Bob Weir-John Barlow song was only in the Dead’s repertoire for four years, but it was a terrific first set addition, played in several arrangements, sometimes with a drumming introduction, and sometimes with the entire band coming in for a grand intro,” GD archivist David Lemieux said of the tune, which came midway through the band’s first set. “I saw this at four of the first six shows I attended, and then it was dropped for good in October 1987.”
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Watch the 7/24/87 “My Brother Esau” below: