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Nightfall of Diamonds
Nightfall of Diamonds
Grateful Dead - Nightfall of Diamonds.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 25, 2001
RecordedOctober 16, 1989
GenreFolk rock, psychedelic rock, jam
Length140:39
LabelGrateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
View from the Vault, Volume Two
(2001)
Nightfall of Diamonds
(2001)
Dick's Picks Volume 23
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Music Box4.5/5 stars[2]

Nightfall of Diamonds is a double live album by the Grateful Dead released in 2001. It was recorded on October 16, 1989 at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford and includes the full concert. This was the final date of a five-day run at the venue.

The artwork depicts the Manhattan skyline from the Hudson Waterfront of New Jersey. This show took place on Bob Weir's 42nd birthday and the band briefly plays "Happy Birthday to You" between "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" and "Let it Grow." More music from this period can be found on Without a Net, Postcards of the Hanging, and Formerly the Warlocks.

The liner notes give a memorial dedication to Adam Katz, a Deadhead who was mysteriously found dead after the band's show at the same venue two nights earlier.

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Picasso Moon" (John Barlow, Bob Bralove, Bob Weir) - 7:10 >
  2. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodelloo" > (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) - 6:40
  3. "Feel Like a Stranger" (Barlow, Weir) - 7:38
  4. "Never Trust a Woman" (Brent Mydland) - 7:15
  5. "Built to Last" (Hunter, Garcia) - 5:20
  6. "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" (Bob Dylan) - 9:20
  7. "Let It Grow" > (Barlow, Weir) - 11:59
  8. "Deal" (Hunter, Garcia) - 8:39

Disc two

  1. "Dark Star" > (Hunter, Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Ron McKernan, Weir) - 11:55
  2. "Playing in the Band" > (Hunter, Hart, Weir) - 8:02
  3. "Uncle John's Band" > (Hunter, Garcia) - 9:36
  4. "Jam" > (Grateful Dead) - 9:15
  5. "Drums" > (Hart, Kreutzmann) - 6:05
  6. "Space" > (Garcia, Lesh, Weir) - 6:01
  7. "I Will Take You Home" > (Mydland) - 4:27
  8. "I Need A Miracle" > (Barlow, Weir) - 4:02
  9. "Dark Star" > (Hunter, Garcia, Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh, McKernan, Weir) - 5:20
  10. "Attics of My Life" > (Hunter, Garcia) - 4:45
  11. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) - 4:00
  12. "And We Bid You Goodnight" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) - 3:10

Personnel

  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Phil Lesh - bass guitar, vocals
  • Brent Mydland - Hammond organ, keyboards, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - drums, percussion
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums, percussion
  • John Cutler - engineer
  • Rudson Shurtliff - assistant engineer
  • Jeffrey Norman - mixing
  • David Lemieux - tape archivist
  • Cassidy Law - album coordination
  • Eileen Law - archival research
  • Randy Tuten - cover design

Charts

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
2001 The Billboard 200 196[3]

References

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Nightfall of Diamonds". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ The Music Box review
  3. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Grateful Dead". Retrieved 2009.

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