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Published: 2010/02/18

Grateful Dead Release July 7, 1989 Performance

Rhino’s latest release from the Grateful Dead archives is a three-CD/one-DVD set. Unlike the label’s Road Trips series, which features highlights of a tour or time period, Crimson, White & Indigo will feature an entire performance: the Grateful Dead’s July 7, 1989 stop at Philadelphia’s JKF Stadium. The show took place on one of the hottest days of the summer and turned out to be the last concert ever at John F. Kennedy Stadium.

The 19 tracks on 3 CDs were mixed from the 24-track analog master tapes, enhanced using the latest audio engineering technology and presented here in HDCD. The set comes packaged with a booklet of rare photos and an essay by Steve Silberman, who co-produced the Grateful Dead’s boxed set of previously unreleased recordings, So Many Roads (1965-1995).

According to Rhino, “The Philadelphia concert offers a snapshot of the Dead’s 1989 tour, where the band played to some of its biggest audiences ever, a result of the group’s only Top 40 hit, “Touch Of Grey” from 1987’s In The Dark. During this tour, the band was recording the follow-up to that album, Built To Last, which is an important reason why the jamming heard here is particularly fluid and concise. In fact, the band played a pair of songs from the upcoming album, the aching ballad “Standing On The Moon” and the poignant “Blow Away,” a song cowritten by keyboardist Brent Mydland, who sadly died a year later.”

Crimson, White & Indigo is scheduled for release on April 20. The album’s tracks include”

CD 1 1. “Hell In A Bucket” 2. “Iko Iko” 3. “Little Red Rooster” 4. “Ramble On Rose” 5. “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again” 6. “Loser” 7. “Let It Grow” 8. “Blow Away”

CD 2
1. “Box Of Rain”
2. “Scarlet Begonias”
3. “Fire On The Mountain”
4. “Estimated Prophet”
5. “Standing On The Moon”
6. “Rhythm Devils”
CD 3
1. “Space”
2. “The Other One”
3. “Wharf Rat”
4. “Turn On Your Lovelight”
5. “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”

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