- Dylan & the Dead
Dylan & the Dead Live album by Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead Released January 30, 1989 Recorded July 1987 Genre Rock Length 43:07 Label Columbia Producer Jerry Garcia
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Dylan & the Dead is a collaborative live album by Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, released in 1989 by Columbia Records. It consists of seven songs written and sung by Dylan, with the Dead providing accompaniment. The album was produced by Jerry Garcia and John Cutler.
Dylan & the Dead was recorded in 1987, during a successful stadium tour of the same name. Songs from two of the Grateful Dead performances are documented on the album View from the Vault IV.
The album sold well, reaching #37 on the Billboard charts in the U.S., #38 in the UK, and earning gold status in the United States.
Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic  Rolling Stone  Robert Christgau (C-)
Despite strong initial sales, the album was poorly received by critics. Rolling Stone stated that the record "makes you wonder what the fuss [over the tour] was about," although they did have some kind words for several of the tracks. Writing for The Village Voice, influential music critic Robert Christgau said that what Dylan "makes of his catalogue here is exactly what he's been making of it for years — money." Amazon.com's Steve Appleford lamented that "if these were the stadium tour's best performances, pity anyone who actually sat through one of these concerts with a clear head." Stephen Thomas Erlewine's review for AllMusic was particularly harsh, giving it one star out of a possible five, and calling it "quite possibly the worst album by either Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead" and "a sad, disheartening document."
All songs by Bob Dylan except as noted.
- "Slow Train" – 4:54
- "I Want You" – 3:59
- "Gotta Serve Somebody" – 5:42
- "Queen Jane Approximately" – 6:30
- "Joey" (Dylan, Levy) – 9:10
- "All Along the Watchtower" – 6:17
- "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" – 6:35
- Bob Dylan - guitar, vocals
- Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
- Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
- Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
- Phil Lesh - bass guitar
- Bill Kreutzmann - drums
- Mickey Hart - drums
- Guy Charbonneau - Engineer
- John Cutler - Producer, Engineer
- Joe Gastwirt - Mastering
- Rick Griffin - Art Direction
- Gary Hedden - Engineer
- Peter Miller - Engineer
- David Roberts - Engineer
- Billy Rothschild - Engineer
- Chris Wiskes - Engineer
- Herb Greene - Photography
- "Slow Train" and "Joey" recorded at Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts on July 4, 1987
- "Queen Jane Approximately" recorded at Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon on July 19, 1987
- "I Want You" recorded at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California on July 24, 1987
- "Gotta Serve Somebody", "All Along the Watchtower" and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" recorded at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California on July 26, 1987
Hear a complete, unreleased concert, by Dylan and The Dead here: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1987-07-10.sbd-set2.unknown.97490.shnf
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