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Review: Dead plays like a really good, happy band at reunion show

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The Dead’s reunion show Friday at the Times Union Center was all about synergy. Playing together after four years of disharmony, they played like a band, and like a really good and happy one. Song choices delighted the near-capacity crowd: “Casey Jones,” “Cold Rain and Snow,” “New, New Minglewood Blues,” “Into the Mystic,” “West L.A. Fadeaway,” “Brown Eyed Women,” and “Cumberland Mine” in the first set. Despite the typed-out lyric sheets (guitarist/singer Bob Weir used ...

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April 18, 2009
1:53 p.m.

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Actually, that should read Cumberland Blues, not Cumberland Mine

Earlier, Haynes threw himself into Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic,” enjoying his star-time, but he seemed completely in the band, grinning as he chopped emphatic fills into Jeff Chimenti’s piano break in “Cumberland Mine.”