Grateful Dead feat. Branford Marsalis – Eyes Of The World (Live in 1990)

This “Eyes Of The World” comes from one of those legendary Grateful Dead shows that most deadheads talk about with awe – March 29, 1990 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Branford Marsalis sat in on “Birdsong” in the first set, and over the set break, the band convinced him to sit in on the entire second set. I’m sure it didn’t take much convincing.

They opened the second set with this “Eyes Of The World”. It’s one of the most exciting versions of this song – and I’ve listened to dozens of different versions. Marsalis is in the mix from the very beginning. The video looks like it was captured by someone in the audience, but they must have matched it to soundboard audio, because the audio is pretty good. Branford Marsalis on stage with the Grateful Dead!