February 23, 2013 – 4:40 am

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Arcata 2006 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA; September 24, 2006. Good to very good audience recording.

From da Global Rhythm Magazine News:

The Planet Drum 2006 Tour reunites Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo for a September series of West Coast shows in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the ground-breaking album of the same name. Planet Drum was released in 1991 on the Rykodisc label and went on to earn the first-ever Grammy in the World Music category. The tour is the groups first in almost a decade. It also marks the resumption of an artistic relationship - between Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain - that goes back to the late 1960s.

For Hart, this reunion is an opportunity to take Planet Drum into new places. “This is a deep drumming groove. We’re taking the archaic rhythm worlds into outer space. Planet Drum explores rhythm and noise… it’s a sound yoga of processed acoustic percussion headed straight for the trance zone that becomes a dance of ancient and modern worlds. Deep drumming is a skeleton key into these realms.”

Thanks to Carl Shoemaker who taped the show and to the person who shared the tracks in 2006.

Source: Neumann u89 > Lunatec V3 > MT 2496 (@16/44.1)
Transfer: MT2496 > USB > SF 4.5 (fades/level boost) > CD wav edit (tracking) > flac

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Pony (35.5MB)
Track 02. Message From Zena (18.5MB)
Track 03. Tall Grass (11.1MB)
Track 04. Heart Space (12.1MB)
Track 05. I Can Tell You More (15.7MB)
Track 06. Gio 1-2-5 (21.3MB)
Track 07. Temple Caves (19.0MB)

Mickey Hart
Zakir Hussain
Sikiru Adepoju
Giovanni Hidalgo

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  1. 5 Responses to “MICKEY HART - ARCATA 2006”

  2. Great Thanks to You

    By dead-head-udo on Feb 23, 2013

  3. i never really “got” the whole dead thing, i mean i bought the very first album and play it to this day , actually love it ,but shortly after that I just didn`t really enjoy them that much. Gonna take a crap shoot with this and see what`s shakin`.

    By mojowire on Feb 25, 2013

  4. This won’t have much to do with the Dead - Mickey Hart didn’t even play on that first album, and it’s more than 45 years old anyway. But the first Planet Drum tour was a pretty delicious stew of rhythms from around the world played by musicians who respected each others traditions. I’m hoping this stands up to that legacy.

    By drkrick on Mar 1, 2013

  5. I`ll give it a listen drkrick, [you a bone doc,krick?] I love good drumming, new orleans drumming and drummers hit me in a special place.

    By mojowire on Mar 1, 2013

  6. great Thanks for this Load!!!!

    By dead-head-udo on Mar 29, 2013

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